Tuesday, 30 April 2019, 701 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida, 33131, USA

Latin Lawyer and Global Arbitration Review are joining forces to combine Latin Lawyer’s deep knowledge of Latin America with GAR’s sharp focus on the latest developments in arbitration. 

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Chairs

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."

José Daniel Amado

Miranda & Amado, Lima

Lawyer from 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. An attorney with WilmerHale, between 1988 and 1991, and with Estudio Echecopar (partner from 1995 to 1999). Former Secretary-General of the Presidency of the Peruvian Council of Ministers, and Chief of Advisors to the Prime Minister (2001-2002). 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 annualy 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.

Programme

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.

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.

Moderator:
José Daniel Amado, Miranda & Amado, 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.

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?

Moderator:
Jonathan Hamilton, White & Case, Washington, DC

17.45: Chairs’ closing remarks

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

 

Venue

701 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida, 33131, USA

Testimonials

  • "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

     

Prices

Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Super Early $700  22 Mar 2019
Early $800 19 Apr 2019
Standard $900 30 Apr 2019

 

In-house/governmental
Type Price
Standard Complimentary