Programme announced for LL - GAR 3rd Annual Arbitration Summit

Programme announced for LL - GAR 3rd Annual Arbitration Summit

27 March 2019

The complete programme for Latin Lawyer - Global Arbitration Review Live 3rd Annual Arbitration Summit has been published in full.

More dispute boards in LatAm construction contracts, urge panellists

More dispute boards in LatAm construction contracts, urge panellists

01 May 2019

Panellists at Latin Lawyer - GAR Live 3rd Annual Arbitration Summit – held yesterday in Miami – called for the increased use of dispute boards in Latin American construction projects to stop them being put on hold.

Here to stay

Here to stay

28 August 2019

The rise of nationalism first cast doubt on the future of investment treaties and investor-state dispute settlements in Latin America more than a decade ago. But despite international trade agreements now appearing to fall out of favour in the US, such pacts and the investment arbitration they endorse look set to stand the test of time in Latin America.


José Daniel Amado

Miranda & Amado, Lima

Jose Daniel Amado is a graduate of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú with an LL.M. from Harvard University, he has also been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge. Founding Partner of Miranda & Amado, he began his career with a well-known international arbitration practice in Washington DC.  Mr. Amado has participated in some of the most relevant transactions in Peru in the last two decades, as well as in some of the most important disputes related to Peru in the last years. His professional activity in corporate law and international arbitration is annually portrayed by specialized publications such as Chambers, Legal 500, IFLR and Who’s Who Legal. He was recognized by Latin Lawyer as Latin American Law Firm Leader of the Year in 2009.

Jonathan Hamilton

White & Case, Washington, DC

Jonathan C. Hamilton is Partner and Head of Latin American Arbitration with global law firm White & Case. He is a leading authority on international disputes and investment, with extensive additional experience in complex negotiations and crisis management.

Jonathan's practice is ranked at the top of its field by leading guides such as Chambers Global, Chambers USA, Chambers Latin America and Legal 500, which describes White & Case as "the best law firm for Latin America arbitration."


Adolfo Jiménez

Holland & Knight, Miami

Ana Maria Legendre

White & Case, Madrid

Carlos Concepción

Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Miami

Carlos Ortega

FTI Consulting, Bogota

Chris Milburn

Secretariat International, Toronto

Christian Leathley

Herbert Smith Freehills, New York

Gino Sangalli

Corporate General Counsel, Inkia Energy, Lima

Ignacio Torterola

GST, Washington, DC

Isabel Kunsman

AlixPartners, Washington, DC

José Antonio Rivas

Vannin Capital, Washington, DC

José Astigarraga

Reed Smith, Miami

Juan Manuel Marchán-Maldonado

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce, Quito

Katherine González Arrocha

Director, ICC International Court of Arbitration & ADR, Panama City

Luis Martinez

Vice President, International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), New York

Marco Tulio Venegas

Von Wobeser y Sierra, Mexico City

Marike Paulsson

Albright Stonebridge Group, Miami

Mark Kantor

Independent Arbitrator, Washington, DC

Patricia Arrázola Bustillo

Gómez Pinzón, Bogotá

Patrick Pearsall

Jenner & Block, Washington, DC

Sandra González

Ferrere, Montevideo

Silvia Marchili

White & Case, Houston


8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs’ opening remarks

José Daniel Amado, Miranda & Amado, Lima
Jonathan Hamilton, White & Case, Washington, DC

9.30: Construction and infrastructure: compliance and communities

Many commercial and investment disputes have arisen in the context of construction and infrastructure. In parallel, countries in the region have been responding to the aftermath of corruption scandals and social protests involving this sector. This multi-disciplinary panel will investigate the status of construction and infrastructure disputes in Latin America, including challenges related to social licenses, community consultations, transactional issues, and compliance requirements in international projects.

Carlos Concepción, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, Miami

Katherine González Arrocha, Director, ICC International Court of Arbitration & ADR, Panama City
Ana Maria Legendre, White & Case, Madrid
Carlos Ortega, FTI Consulting, Bogota
Marco Tulio Venegas, Von Wobeser y Sierra, Mexico City

11.00: Coffee Break

11.30: Energy: changing states and evolving disputes

Transitions in Latin America in recent years and months have brought implications for the energy sector. This panel will address the latest developments in Latin America’s energy sector, including the resolution of oil and gas disputes in jurisdictions such as Venezuela, Ecuador, and Argentina, as well as the status of renewable energy disputes in Spain and beyond.

José Daniel Amado, Miranda & Amado, Lima

Sandra González, Ferrere, Montevideo
Isabel Kunsman, AlixPartners, Washington, DC
Christian Leathley, Herbert Smith Freehills, New York
Silvia Marchili, White & Case, Miami
Gino Sangalli, Corporate General Counsel, Inkia Energy, Lima

13.00: Networking lunch

14.30: Mining and metals: investment and the environment

Many of the region’s largest investment and commercial arbitration disputes have involved the mining sector.  The underlying projects have often brought attention to the intersection between environmental regulation and economic development. This panel will examine lessons learned from disputes in the mining sector, including how transactions may be structured and handled in practice to protect investments and account for environmental standards.

José Astigarraga, Reed Smith, Miami

Adolfo Jiménez, Holland & Knight, Miami
Chris Milburn, Secretariat International, Toronto
José Antonio Rivas, Vannin Capital, Washington, DC
Luis Martinez, Vice President, International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), New York
Patricia Arrázola Bustillo, Gómez Pinzón, Bogotá

16.00: Coffee break

16.15: The GAR Live Inquisition – The destiny of investment disputes in Latin America: historical phase or here to stay?

This question will be explored in the style of a US senate committee hearing, wherein a succession of witnesses are ‘grilled’ by a panel of GAR Live inquisitors.

Questions could include:

  • Have the assumptions that gave rise to investment treaties changed?
  • How does a rise in nationalism affect the future of treaties?
  • What are the expectations in connection with new and renegotiated treaties and their dispute clauses?
  • What is the future of regional treaties and regional arbitration centers?

Jonathan Hamilton, White & Case, Washington, DC

Mark Kantor, Independent Arbitrator, Washington, DC
Juan Manuel Marchán-Maldonado, Pérez Bustamante & Ponce, Quito
Marike Paulsson, Albright Stonebridge Group, Miami
Patrick Pearsall, Jenner & Block, Washington, DC
Ignacio Torterola, GST, Washington, DC

17.45: Chairs’ closing remarks

José Daniel Amado, Miranda & Amado, Lima
Jonathan Hamilton, White & Case, Washington, DC

17.55 onwards: All delegates are invited to a drinks reception kindly hosted by Affinitas


701 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida, 33131, USA


  • "Some very interesting conversations put forward in the context of Latin America." Francois Lassalle, British Virgin Islands International Arbitration Centre

  • "The perfect place to discuss and exchange experiences about hot topics in Latin America." Thaísa Wosniack, University of Miami



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