Miami Conference - International Arbitration in Latin America

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  • Location: The Mandarin Oriental, Miami, Florida, United States
  • Date: 11/11/2012 - 13/11/2012
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Language: English, Spanish, Portuguese

Join us for the celebration of the 10th anniversary of ICC ’s annual Miami Conference: new format and new venue!

Please note that online registrations for these two conferences are now closed.

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Dates

11-13 November 2012

New Venue

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

Objective

ICC’s annual Miami conference is a key forum for understanding international commercial arbitration in Latin America. The conference has become one of the most important gatherings 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. Last year's conference atrracted an audience of 400 participants from over 30 countries.

This year, ICC's Annual Miami Conference celebrates its 10th anniversary. The theme chosen for this year's special edition is "Revisiting the Basics".Does international arbitration in Latin America today face the same issues and problems as it did ten years ago? How has this region's emergence as a key force in international trade affected the development of international dispute resolution procedures and the needs they must now address? Leading practitioners will draw on their experience and insight to answer these and other questions raised by one of the world's fastest-moving economic regions.

To mark this 10th anniversary, the proceedings if the conference will be published in a special eBook and each participant will receive a free copy.

2012 is also a special year for sporting events with the Olympic Games in London in July. Latin America is also getting ready for the FIFA World Cup (2014) and the Olympic Games (2016), both taking place in Brazil. Our Sunday Conference "ICC Arbitration Special: The World Cup and the Olympics coming to Latin America" will adopt a sporting theme amd tackle the different issues related to the organization of international sports events. Panellists will consider the place of arbitration in resolving such disputes, practices and procedures applied in this specialized field.

Both conferences will be conducted in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Who should attend?

Practicing lawyers, corporate counsel, arbitrators, mediators, academics and professionals interested in or/and involved in international arbitration in Latin America and the Caribbean.

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF)

Date: 10 November 2012

Venue: Greenberg Traurig Law Offices

For further information fo to http://www.iccwbo.org/yaf/

Sponsorship opportunities

This conference offers you an unrivalled opportunity to build worldwide partnerships. Sponsoring will get you visibility with the major decision

makers in global business and/or within the international network.

Luz Rodriguez | Tel +33 (0)1 49 53 28 42 | luz.rodriguez@iccwbo.org

For further information

Charlotte Strandberg | Tel. + 33 (0)1 49 53 29 34 | events@iccwbo.org | www.iccevents.org

Sunday 11 November 2012

ICC Arbitration Special: The World Cup and Olympics coming to Latin America

Morning

10.00-11.00 Registration


11.00-12.30
Welcome address
Introduction: Retrospectives and Perspectives

Core actors in the upstream organization of the London Games will reflect on the obstacles they had to face, how they were dealt with, the current trends and perspectives for the forthcoming Games in Rio de Janeiro. Furthermore, an overall view of the legal challenges concerning the preparation of the World Cup in Brazil will be given.
Discussion

12.30-14.00 Lunch

14.00-18.00

Dispute resolution issues arising out of the infrastructure projects related to sport events
Major sport events necessarily imply the reorganization of pre-existing infrastructures and the construction of new ones. This panel will focus on the different dispute resolution mechanisms that can be used to reconcile the short-term and long-term needs and interests related to the specificities of the construction of sports arenas for worldwide events and their surrounding infrastructures.
Discussion

Sports, Business and Arbitration
In the last decades, the world of sports has become a large business underpinned by the rising profile of sports stars and increasingly sophisticated customer expectations. Athletes have become celebrities watched by millions of fervent fans; leading to an incredible increase in the amounts related to player transfers, sponsorship, branding, as well as broadcasting fees. The development of worldwide sporting events now entails a large number of partnerships at the source of sports' financial take off. This session will focus on the intricacies of the business of sports and the solutions offered by arbitration with an Olympics and World Cup specific perspective.
Discussion

Roundtable: How are sports related disputes settled by arbitration during the World Cup and the Olympic Games?
Worldwide sporting events are intense environments for disputes which particularly draw international attention. Due to this particular context, sports-related disputes call for both speedy and efficient resolution mechanisms. The leading experts in the field will be invited to share their experience as legal counsel, arbitrators of ad hoc Divisions, or arbitrators of the Court of Arbitration for Sports.
Discussion

Concluding remarks
18.00-20.00 Cocktail Reception

Monday 12 November 2012


Basics Revisited

Morning

08.00-09.00 Registration

09.00-12.45

Opening Key Note Speech - A brief look at the past, present and future of ICC Arbitration in Latin America


10th Anniversary Exclusive Interview - 10 Years of International Arbitration in Latin America

  • The current state of affairs
  • Investment arbitration: The road from Argentina's 49 to Venezuela's 27
  • Commercial arbitration: Internationalisation of arbitration in the region or "latinisation" of international arbitration
  • Legislation: From Mexico's First Model Law in 1993 to Peru's 2008's liberal version of the Model Law
  • The Brazilian phenomenon

The parties' consent

  • Limits to parties' consent: When should/can arbitral institutions intervene? Does this intervention protect party autonomy or interfere with it?
  • Third-party funders: third-parties or parties?
  • Consent, Right or Duty to Intervene? Rethinking shareholders disputes

Discussion

12.45-14.30 Lunch

14.30-18.00 Registration

The arbitrator - ethics and mission

  • Beyond disclosure: An arbitrator's duty to conduct a conflict check? A counsel's due diligence duty?
  • Iuria novit curiae: The mission to apply the law and the mission to observe due process
  • Pathological tribunals: Whose fault is it? How to avoid them? What's the solution?

Discussion

The law

  • The application of "foreign law" by arbitrators
  • The interplay of mandatory provisions of law: the law of the contract, the law of the seat or the law of the place of enforcement?
  • What is the applicable law on confidentiality decisions?

Discussion

19.00 Dinner


Tuesday 13 November 2012


09.00-12.30

The award

  • What is an award anyway?
  • The relation between partial awards on jurisdiction and awards on the merits for enforcement purposes
  • Manifest disregard of the law in commercial and investment arbitration as a cause for annulment of awards

Discussion

The costs

  • Legal fees: how much is too much? Applying the reasonability and cost-efficiency test
  • Experts: Cost v. Necessity
  • The relevance of the parties' internal costs

Discussion

12.30 - 14.15 Lunch

14.15 - 16.30

10th Anniversary debate: “Taking the Hammer to Misbehaving Counsel: A debate over Arbitrator Authority”

Closing remarks

ICC Arbitration Special: The World Cup and Olympics coming to Latin America

  • John Beechey, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Andrea Carlevaris, Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
  • José Ricardo Feris, Deputy Secretary General, ICC Court of Arbitration
  • Miguel Ángel Fernández-Ballesteros, Partner, Fernández-Ballesteros & Asociados; Professor, Civil Procedural Law; President, Madrid's Court of Arbitration, Spain
  • Francisco Gonzalez de Cossio, Arbitrator, Gonzalez de Cossio Abogados, S.C., Mexico
  • Clifford Hendel, Partner, Araoz & Rueda Abogados, Spain
  • Tim Jones, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, United Kingdom
  • Patricia S. Lopez Aufranc, Partner, Marval O'Farrell & Mairal, Argentina
  • José Emilio Nunes Pinto, Partner, José Emilio Nunes Pinto Advogados, Brazil
  • Omar Ongaro, Head of Players' Status & Governance, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), Switzerland

  • David Reed, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP, United Kingdom
  • Alberto Sogayar, General Counsel, Queiroz Galvão Construction, Brazil

10th Anniversary's Special Edition: Basics revisited
  • Guillermo Aguilar Alvarez, Partner, King & Spalding LLP, New York, United States
  • Christian Albanesi, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • José Daniel Amado, Senior Partner, Miranda & Amado Abogados, Peru
  • Enrique Anaya, Owner, Anaya SJE, El Salvador
  • Luis Olavo Baptista, Partner, L.O. Baptista Advogados Associados S/C, Brazil
  • John Beechey, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • George Bermann, Professor of Law, Columbia University School of Law, New York, United States
  • Andrea Carlevaris, Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
  • Eduardo Carmigniani, Partner, Carmigniani Pérez Abogados, Ecuador
  • Bernardo Cremades, Senior Partner, B. Cremades y Asociados, Spain
  • Elisabeth Eljuri, Partner, Norton Rose LLP, Venezuela
  • John Fellas, Partner, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, New York, United States
  • José Ricardo Feris, Deputy Secretary General, ICC Court of Arbitration
  • Cecilia Flores Rueda, Attorney, Santamarina y Steta, S.C., Mexico
  • Valeria Galíndez, Partner, Dias Carneiro Advogados, Brazil
  • Nicolas Gamboa Morales, Senior Partner, Gamboa & Chalela Abogados, Colombia
  • Katherine González Arrocha, Director for Latin America, ICC International Court of Arbitration and ICC Dispute Resolution Services
  • Luis Enrique Graham, Partner, Chadbourne & Parke, S.C, Mexico
  • Horacio Grigera Naón, Independent arbitrator, Washington D.C., United States; former Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Grant Hanessian, Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP, New York, United States
  • Samaa Haridi, Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, New York, United States
  • Hermes Marcelo Huck , Partner, Lilla, Huck, Otranto e Camargo Advogados; Professor, The University of São Paulo Law School, Brazil
  • Andrés Jana, Attorney, Bofill Mir & Alvarez Hinzpeter Jana Abogados, Chile
  • Mark Kantor, Arbitrator, United States
  • Jennifer Kirby, Principal, Kirby Arbitration, France; former Deputy Secretary General, ICC international Court of Arbitration
  • Loretta Malintoppi, Of Counsel, Eversheds LLP,France; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Carmen Angelica Nuñez-Anico, Director of Legal Affairs, Repsol - Gas Natural LNG (STREAM), Spain
  • Francisco Orrego Vicuña, Arbitrator, 20 Essex Street Chambers (London & Singapore), Chile
  • Fernando Eduardo Serec, Partner, Tozzini Freire Advogados, Brazil
  • Josefa Sicard-Mirabal, Director, Arbitration and ADR, North America, International Court of Arbitration®
  • Ricardo Ugarte, Managing Partner of Geneva Office, Winston & Strawn LLP, Switzerland
  • Ana Vermal, International Arbitration Counsel, Proskauer Rose LLP, France
  • Claus von Wobeser, Managing Partner, von Wobeser y Sierra, SC., Mexico ; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Rates

UNTIL FRIDAY 29 JUNE 2012 "EARLY BIRD SPECIAL"
  • ICC Arbitration Special: World Cup and Olympics coming to Latin America
ICC/USCIB member US$ 580
non-membersUS$ 735
  • ICC’s 10th annual Miami conference
ICC/USCIB member US$ 999
non-membersUS$ 1365
companion US$ 295
  • Package: the two conferences

ICC/USCIB members US$ 1260
non-membersUS$ 1680
AFTER FRIDAY 29 JUNE 2012
  • ICC Arbitration Special: World Cup and Olympics coming to Latin America

ICC/USCIB members

US$ 640
non-membersUS$ 810
  • ICC’s 10th annual Miami conference
ICC/USCIB membersUS$ 1275
non-membersUS$ 1475
companion US$ 295
  • Package: the two conferences

ICC/USCIB members

US$ 1535
non-members US$ 1825

Registration fees are free of V.A.T. - under registration threshold

Registration fees include:

1. ICC Arbitration Special: World Cup and Olympics coming to Latin America: all conference activities including documentation, lunch and coffee breaks, cocktail reception.
2. ICC’s 10th annual Miami conference:all conference activities including documentation, lunches and coffee breaks, Sunday cocktail reception and dinner on Monday.
3. Accompanying person’s fee: Sunday cocktail reception and dinner on Monday (sessions and networking lunches are restricted to participants only).

How to Register

Easier and faster: register online (secured payment by credit card) at http://www.iccevents.org/
Or return the registration form indicating method of payment to:
E-mail: events@iccwbo.org Tel: +33 1 49 53 29 34 Fax: +33 1 49 53 30 30
Post: ICC Services, Training and Conferences, 38, Cours Albert 1er, 75008 Paris, France

Please note that places are limited for the Sunday conference and are available on a "first-come, first-served" basis

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 309 US$ (+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 Thursday 18 October 2012. Hotel reservations received after 18 October will be accepted on a space and/or rate available basis only.

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 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 12 October, 2012. 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.

Partnership opportunities
This training offers you an unrivalled opportunity to build worldwide partnerships. Partnering will get you visibility with the major decision makers in global business and/or within the international arbitration network. For further information, please contact Ms Rodriguez at: luz.rodriguez@iccwbo.org

Dress code
Business for the conference and business casual for both the cocktail reception and Monday dinner.

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Lilla Huck
Navigant
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Media Partners

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Supporting Organisation

CEA


Sponsorship opportunities

This conference offers you an unrivalled opportunity to build worldwide partnerships. Sponsoring will get you visibility with the major decision

makers in global business and/or within the international network.

Luz Rodriguez | Tel +33 (0)1 49 53 28 42 | luz.rodriguez@iccwbo.org

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Event registration fees

ICC Members $1535

2 Conferences

Non Members $1825

2 Conferences

Registration fees include:

1. ICC Arbitration Special: World Cup and Olympics coming to Latin America: all conference activities including documentation, lunch and coffee breaks, cocktail reception.
2. ICC’s 10th annual Miami conference: all conference activities including documentation, lunches and coffee breaks, Sunday cocktail reception and dinner on Monday.
3.Accompanying person’s fee: Sunday cocktail reception and dinner on Monday (sessions and networking lunches are restricted to participants only).