13th annual ICC Miami conference on international arbitration

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  • Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Miami, Florida, United States
  • Date: 01/11/2015 - 03/11/2015
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Language: English, Portuguese, Spanish
This conference provides an indispensable update on developments in the region. Not only does it offer a line-up of top-class speakers, topical discussions and relevant news; but also an excellent opportunity to network. An advanced level training on 'Production of documents' will take place on Sunday 1 November, the day before the “13th annual ICC Miami conference”. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TRAINING AND CONFERENCE ARE SOLD OUT. 

Objective

ICC's annual Miami conference is the key forum for understanding international commercial arbitration in Latin America. This conference provides an indispensable update on developments in the region and is the most important gathering for the Latin American arbitration community. Not only does it offer a line-up of top-class speakers, topical discussions and relevant news, but also an excellent opportunity to network. The conference attracts approximately 450 participants representing about 30 nationalities.

The advanced level training ' Production of documents' will take place on Sunday 1 November 2015 . This training will provide participants with practical insights on how to manage production of documents in international arbitration. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TRAINING AND CONFERENCE ARE SOLD OUT.

Who should attend?

  • Practicing lawyers
  • Arbitrators, mediators
  • Corporate counsel
  • Academics
  • Professionals interested in and/or involved in international arbitration in Latin America and the Caribbean

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF) - Close Friends or Forbidden Friends?

ICC YAF, together with the University of Miami's International Arbitration Institute, is organizing an event on Saturday 31 October 2015 . The programme will begin with a roundtable discussion hosted by ICC YAF on arbitrators and party representatives as well as arbitration and technology that will seek to answer the question of whether these pairings may be considered close or forbidden friends.
For more information go to www.iccwbo.org/yaf/

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13th ANNUAL ICC MIAMI CONFERENCE: TOOLING UP FOR INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

MONDAY 2 November 2015

MORNING (09.00-13.30)

Optional Breakfast: New ICC Expert Rules (07.30-8.45)

  • Andrea Carlevaris , Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Paris
  • Fernando Cuñado , Member of the Standing Committee of the ICC International Centre for ADR; Partner, KPMG Spain, Madrid
  • José Ricardo Feris , Deputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
  • Victoria R. Orlowski , Member of the Standing Committee of the ICC International Centre for ADR; Associate, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP, New York

Welcome address

  • Katherine González Arrocha , Director for the Americas, Arbitration & ADR, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Panama City

Opening keynote speech

  • Alexis Mourre , President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Opening roundtable: Panorama of Latin America

- 15 years of DR-CAFTA: lessons learned
- Mexico's energy reform and its impact on Mexico as a seat of arbitration
- Latin America under construction: major infrastructure projects in Panama, Colombia and Brazil and its impact in alternative dispute resolution
- Europe's debate on ISDS: will it influence Latin America?
- An overview of the latest legal developments: Peru and beyond

Chaired by:

  • Bernardo Cremades , Senior Partner, Cremades & Associates, Spain; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Speakers:

  • Natale Amprimo Plá , Founding Partner, Amprimo & Flury Abogados, Peru
  • Cecilia Azar Manzur , Partner, DLA Piper Gallástegui y Lozano, Mexico
  • João Bosco Lee , Founding Partner, Lee Taube Gabardo; Professor, Universidade Positivo, Brazil; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Carole Malinvaud , Partner, Gide Loyrette Nouel, France
  • Rodrigo Oreamuno Blanco , Partner, Facio & Cañas, Costa Rica


Coffee break (11.30-12.00)

Tools for comprehensive dispute resolution

- Empowering in-house counsel to take control of their arbitration: from guidelines to practice
- Making good use of the new ICC expert rules
- Rethinking multi-tier dispute resolution: effective use of mediation and dispute boards
- Taking awards on costs seriously: the ICC Commission's work on costs

Chaired by:

  • Andrea Carlevaris , Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Paris

Speakers:

  • José Cerro Redondo , Head of Legal Services, Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, S.A.(FCC), Spain
  • Marcelo Roberto Ferro, Partner, Ferro, Castro Neves, Daltro & Gomide Advogados, Brazil; Professor, Pontifícia Universidade Católica; Chair, Arbitration and Mediation Committee, ICC Brasil; Vice-Chair, ICC Arbitration Commission.
  • Gaela Gehring Flores , Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP, Washington DC, United States
  • Patricio Grané , Partner, Volterra Fietta, United Kingdom


Lunch generously sponsored by Hogan Lovells and Foley Hoag on the Bayfront Lawn of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel (13.30-15.00)


AFTERNOON (15.00-18.00)


Concurrent industry focused sessions
(participants may choose to attend the arbitration in banking and finance disputes or the arbitration in energy disputes session)


Arbitration in banking and finance disputes

- Arbitration in derivatives and structured finance

Chaired by:

  • Patricia Peterson , Counsel, Linklaters LLP, France; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Speakers:

  • Christian Duve , Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Germany
  • Javier Gutiérrez de Cabiedes , Head of Litigation Practice, CaixaBank, Spain
  • Moritz Keller, Counsel, Freshfields, Bruckhaus Deringer, Austria
  • Jeffrey A. Rosenthal , Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP, New York, United States


Arbitration in energy disputes

- Joint operation agreement disputes

Chaired by:

  • Elizabeth Eljuri , Partner, Head of Latin America, Norton Rose Fulbright, Venezuela

Speakers:

  • John P Bowman , Partner, King & Spalding, Houston, United States
  • Tom Sikora , Counsel, International Disputes Group, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Houston, United States


Coffee break (16.15-16.45)


Concurrent technical sessions (cont'd)


Arbitration in banking and finance disputes

- Arbitration in international financing

Chaired by:

  • Patricia Peterson , Counsel, Linklaters LLP, France; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Speakers:

  • Diego Gosis , Of Counsel, Gomm & Smith, United States; Special Counsel, Guglielmino & Asociados, Argentina; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
  • Mark Kantor , Arbitrator, Washington DC, United States
  • Patricia Sulser , Chief Counsel, Global Legal Team Leader, IFC, Washington DC, United States.


Arbitration in energy disputes

- Take or pay gas sales disputes

Chaired by:

  • Elisabeth Eljuri , Partner, Head of Latin America, Norton Rose Fulbright, Venezuela

Speakers:

  • Donaldo Ariza , General Counsel, Ecopetrol S.A, Colombia
  • José A. Martinez de Hoz , Partner, PAGBAM, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Dinner generously sponsored by Hogan Lovells at the Rusty Pelican ballroom and terrace (20.00)

TUESDAY 3 November 2015

MORNING (09.30-13.00)

Optional ICC/Arbitralwomen breakfast (08.00-09.15)

-Unconscious bias in international arbitration (in English only, space is limited)

Moderated by:

  • Mirèze Philippe , Special Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Speakers:

  • Fabiola Medina Garnes, Founding Partner, Medina & Rizek Abogados, Dominican Republic
  • Diana Droulers, Arbitrator, Venezuela
  • Maria Vicien-Milburn, General Counsel, UNESCO, France
  • Ana Carolina Weber, Lawyer, Carvalhosa e Eizirik Advogados, Brazil

The law as a primary tool

- Revisiting the law and rules applicable to the arbitration agreement and jurisdictional issues in view of latest case law
- The law applicable to ancillary issues: incorporation of companies, powers of attorney and other issues of representation
- The law applicable to the standard of proof and evaluation of evidence
- Laws potentially relevant in cases involving States

Chaired by:

  • Bernardo Wayar , Executive Director, Wayar y Von Borries Abogados, Bolivia

Speakers:

  • Juan Pablo Cárdenas Mejia , Arbitrator; Professor of Contracts, Colombia
  • Mélida Hodgson , Partner, Foley Hoag LLP, Washington DC, United States; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
  • Marike Paulsson , Consultant, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Miami, United States; Director, International Arbitration Institute & Professor, University of Miami School of Law
  • Rodrigo Zamora Etcharren , Partner, Bufete Zamora Pierce, Mexico


Coffee break (11.00-11.30)


Tools for addressing ethical behavior issues

- Increase in the use of questionnaires, detectives and challenges against arbitrators: the good, the bad and the ugly
- Recourses against arbitral awards: everything goes?
- In-house counsel: which rules they abide by?
- The New IBA Guidelines on conflict of interest: a one year assessment

Chaired by:

  • Cristián Conejero Roos , Partner, Philippi, Yrarrazaval, Pulido & Brunner, Chile

Speakers:

  • Paola Bruzzone , Corporate General Counsel, S.A.C.I Falabella, Chile
  • Paul Friedland , Partner and Global Head, International Arbitration Practice Group, White & Case LLP, New York, United States
  • Alejandro López Ortiz , Partner, Mayer Brown LLP, Paris, France
  • Ana Serra E Moura , Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris


Lunch generously sponsored by Linklaters and Mayer Brown on the Bayfront Lawn of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel(13.00-14.30)


AFTERNOON (14.30-16.45)


Tools for urgent and preliminary relief in international arbitration: a mock case closing session

- 1st Scenario - The negotiation of the arbitration agreement between the parties
- 2nd Scenario - Counsel to Claimant Party: what option to choose when the dispute arises: the Emergency Arbitrator, State Courts, wait for the Arbitral Tribunal, all of the above?
- 3rd Scenario - The case before the Emergency Arbitrator
- 4th Scenario - Counsel to Responding Party: to comply or not to comply?
- 5th Scenario - The case before the Arbitral Tribunal

Chaired by:

  • José Ricardo Feris , Deputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Speakers:

  • David Arias , Partner, Arias SLP, Spain; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
  • Flávia Bittar , Partner & Co-Head, Arbitration Team, Grebler, Advogados, Brazil; Vice-President, Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr)
  • Maria Ines Sola , In-house Counsel, Pan American Energy LLC, Argentina
  • Carmen Martínez Lopez , Partner, Three Crowns, United Kingdom
  • Giovanni Pagnacco , Senior Counsel, Maire Tecnimont SPA, Italy
  • Humberto Saénz Marinero , Partner, Saénz & Asociados, El Salvador
  • Santiago Soria , Partner, Marval, O'Farrell & Mairal, Argentina
  • María Del Carmen Tovar Gil , Partner, Estudio Echecopar Abogados - Baker & McKenzie International, Peru

Closing remarks

  • Andrea Carlevaris
  • Katherine González Arrocha

*invited

ADVANCED LEVEL TRAINING: PRODUCTION OF DOCUMENTS

SUNDAY 1 November 2015

MORNING (09.30-13.15)

Welcome address and introduction

  • Yves Derains , Founding Partner, Derains & Gharavi, France; Chairman, ICC Institute of World Business Law; Former Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Bernardo Cremades , Senior Partner, Cremades & Associates, Spain; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Thinking strategically about the document production process

This introductory session will address the procedural and strategic choices that should set the approach to document production in international arbitration. Participants will learn how to identify documents that are relevant and material to the case and will discuss issues of document collection and preservation strategies both from a theoretical and a practical standpoint.

  • Tyler Robinson , Partner, Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett, United Kingdom

Case scenarios on "Thinking strategically about the document production process"

  • Tyler Robinson

Coffee break (11.00-11.15)

Party-promulgated document requests (part 1) - how to draft effective requests

In international arbitration each party is responsible for submitting the documentary evidence on which it intends to rely to support its case and there is no automatic right to the production of documentary evidence in the possession or control of the opposing party. This session will explore the limits of document production in international arbitration and provide practical insights on how to frame an effective request resulting in an expeditious and cost effective document production procedure.

  • Bernardo Cremades

Case scenarios on "Party-promulgated document requests (part 1) - how to draft effective requests

  • Bernardo Cremades

Party-promulgated document requests (part 2) - how to draft effective objections

Upon receipt of a document production request the requested party has to react. What are the contours of the grounds for refusing to produce documents? How can a party best respond to a broad and indiscriminate document request? How can parties make available information necessary and material to a dispute but maintain confidentiality and competitive secrets? During this session participants will discuss the strategic issues and steps that should be considered when responding to a request for production.

  • José Emilio Nunes Pinto , Managing Partner, José Emilio Nunes Pinto Advogados, Brazil; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Case scenarios on "Party-promulgated document requests (part 2) - how to draft effective objections

  • José Emilio Nunes Pinto

Lunch generously sponsored by Dechert and Jones Day at the Terrace of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel(13.15-14.15)

AFTERNOON (14.15-17.15)

Electronic documents - unique challenges and opportunities

A lot has been said regarding the consequences of the increasing use of electronic documents, communications and electronically stored information on the document production process but the international arbitration community is still far from reaching a consensus on these issues.
This session will address the recent trends and possible developments on how electronic evidence should be treated in international arbitration.

  • Colleen M. Kenney , Partner, Sidley, United States

Protecting legal privileges and commercial confidences

Issues of privilege and commercial confidences often arise in international arbitration. The disparity of regimes, however, often makes the outcome uncertain both for counsel and parties and raises challenging issues such as: how to identify and withhold privileged material in practice, how to resist claims of privileges and how to protect commercial confidences, also considering the discretion of the arbitral tribunal on the issue and in the absence of an agreement by the parties.

  • Samaa A. Haridi , Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP, United States

Case scenarios on "Protecting legal privileges and commercial confidences"

  • Samaa A. Haridi

Coffee break (15.45-16.00)

Non-party documents - techniques to get them if you need them

Non-party discovery in arbitration can prove to be a virtual minefield both for parties and arbitrators: not only do practices vary significantly depending on the seat of the arbitration, the availability (and scope) of non-party discovery also relies on a delicate balance between arbitrators' authority and courts' power. This session will address practical challenges when seeking relevant evidence from non-parties to the arbitration such as competitors, third party advisors or investigative bodies.

  • Carolyn Lamm , Senior Partner, White & Case LLP, United States; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Case scenarios on "Non-party documents - techniques to get them if you need them"

  • Carolyn Lamm

Cocluding remarks

  • Tyler Robinson

Cocktail reception sponsored by Linklaters on the pool deck of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel (18.00-20.00)

Logistical notes

Dates

1-3 November 2015

Venue

The Mandarin Oriental
500 Brickell Key Drive, Miami, United States

Registration fees

Advanced Training
Early Bird Special*
US$ 639
ICC members
US$ 735
Non-members
US$ 919

13th ICC annual Miami Conference
Early Bird Special*
US$ 1,139
ICC members
US$ 1,335
Non-members
US$ 1,669

Package: the conference and training
Early Bird Special*
US$ 1,425
ICC members
US$ 1,655
Non-members
US$ 2,069

*Early Bird Special rates available until 31 July 2015
Registration fees are free of V.A.T.

Special discounts

  • ICC Members may benefit from an extra 5% discount. Please contact your local NC to obtain your discount code.
  • Group rates : Register 5 persons from the same company and pay for 4.
  • In-house Counsel , full time Academics , Government representatives may benefit from a 30% discount. Please contact events@iccwbo.org for more details.

How to register

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Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of the registration form and registration fees.
To benefit from early bird rates, please note that ICC Services must receive the payment before the deadline.

Travel and accommodation

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations. A hotel reservation form/unique group code for online reservations at "The Mandarin Oriental", with which ICC has negotiated preferential rates at US$319 or US$339 (+13% tax), will be sent upon receipt of the registration form and registration fees. Please note that the number of rooms reserved with the ICC rate is limited. As they will be distributed on a "first-come, first-served" basis, we recommend that you make your reservation ASAP. All room reservations must be guaranteed by a credit card. The pre-reservation cut-off date is Friday 9 October 2015 . Hotel reservations received after 9 October will be accepted on a space and/or rate available basis only.

We are able to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application only after receipt of your registration form and full payment of your registration fees.

Working languages

English, Portuguese and Spanish with simultaneous interpretation.

Credits and hours

ICC Training and Conferences is eligible for CLE credit under New York's and Florida's approved jurisdiction procedures, is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and is a Solicitors Regulation Authority and General Council of the Bar of England and Wales External CPD Course Provider. French Bars: This training has been sent for CNB approval. Lawyers practising in France may apply for the reimbursement of this course before the FIFPL (Fonds Interprofessionnel de Formation des Professionnels Libéraux), subject to terms and conditions.

Cancellation policy

50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before Friday 2 October 2015 . Cancellations after this date are not refundable. Subject to agreement from ICC Training and Conferences prior to the event, the registration may be transferred to another person from the same company or organization at no extra charge. Updated registration information will be required. Please note that ICC Services reserves the right to cancel this event or to make minor alterations to the content and timing of the programme or to the identity of the speakers. In the unlikely event of cancellation, delegates will be offered a full refund. ICC Services will not, however, be held responsible for any related expense incurred by the participant.

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Event registration fees

Conference $1335

ICC/USCIB members

Conference $1669

Non-members

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TRAINING AND CONFERENCE ARE SOLD OUT

Hours and credits

  • CLE creditsup to 22

  • MCLE creditsup to 17.25

  • CPD hoursup to 17

  • CNB hours up to 17

Testimonial

The annual ICC conference in Miami has become a necessary landmark in the world's arbitration agenda. The increasing number of participants, the variety of legal cultures and the high quality of the presentations are the very cornerstones of international arbitration and its expansive community.
Carlos I. GUAIA

ICC's Annual Miami Conference on International Arbitration 2014