Premise: The Arbitration is Handled by Outside Counsel
- Location: Belo Horizonte (Brazil)
- Date: 08/10/2013
- Event Type: Conference
- Language: Portuguese and Spanish
On 8 October 2013 in Belo Horizonte (Brazil), the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce will be co-organizing with the Camara de Arbitragem Empresarial – Brasil (CAMARB), a conference on the role of in house counsel in international arbitration.
The first panel will look at the pre-arbitral phase: the assessment of the chances of success of the claim; considerations regarding the minutes of negotiation rounds prior to the arbitration; and desirable characteristics to look for an outside counsel to achieve a productive work synergy.
The second panel will focus on the ways that in house counsel can contribute to the arbitral process once it has started: communicating the company's materials and procedural priorities to the outside counsel: keeping the possibility to settle open and keeping an adequate financial planning of the arbitral procedure.
The conference willbe held in Portuguese and Spanish without simultaneous translation.
First Roundtable: Pre-arbitral stage: Defining a collaborative relationship between in house counsel and outside counsel
- Is it worth it? Early case management - Definition of matters with low chances of success.
- To document or not to document? Relevance and impact of pre arbitral settlement negotiation minutes during the arbitration.
- It takes two to tango: What to look and ask for in order to find an ideal outside counsel.
Second Roundtable: During the arbitration: Establishing a tailor made and cost effective procedure
- The role of in house counsel tailoring the arbitral procedure.
- When to reach agreements on applicable procedures.
- When to ask for a dispute to be decided based on documents only.
- Case Management Conference and Terms of Reference Hearing.
- Maintaining realistic schedules. Making appropriate financial planning.
- Keeping the eyes on the prize: Whether or not to settle.
- Awareness of settlement procedures: mediation, neutral evaluation and others.
- Correct reassessment of the case depending on the current state of the proceedings.
Both Roundtables will be moderated by:
Gilberto José Vaz, Vice President, CAMARB
- Christian Albanesi, Managing Counsel, ICC Court (Paris)
- Joaquim de Paiva Muniz, Trench, Rossi e Watanabe
- Gustavo Quintino dos Santos, USIMINAS
- Milton Nassau Ribeiro, VLI Logística
- Octavio Fragata M. de Barros, Tozzini Freire Advogados, ICC YAF RCC
- Christian Sahb Batista Lopes, Director, CAMARB
CAMARB (Rua Paraíba, 1.000, Pilotis)
Funcionários - Belo Horizonte/MG