Thursday, 29 September 2020, 701 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida, 33131

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Cecilia Azar

Galicia, Mexico City

Cecilia Azar is a partner of the Litigation and Arbitration area. Her practice is focused on arbitration, mediation and judicial proceedings related to arbitration. The sectors/industries in which she has specialized in the last 5 years have been: energy, infrastructure, construction and family/commercial mediations. Among her clients are national and foreign companies that have signed contracts in energy or construction and infrastructure. Her recent affairs involve complex controversies that arise from PPA contracts and public and private works. She has also participated in matters related to distribution contracts, technology transfer and international sales. She was General Secretary and Counselor of the Arbitration Center of Mexico (CAM).

Jonathan C. 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 Jimenez

Holland & Knight, Miami

Aleksandra Cuprys

Global General Counsel, Phoenix Tower International, Miami

Edwin Bustinza Lozada

Legal Head, Buenaventura, Lima

Francois Lassalle

Chief Executive Officer, BVI International Arbitration Centre, Tortola

Judith Levine

Independent Arbitrator, Sydney

Luis Martinez

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

Maureen Ryan

General Counsel, Atlas Renewable Energy, Miami

Miguel Angel Morales

Huawei México, Mexico City

Monica Jimenez Gonzalez

Secretary General, Ecopetrol, Bogota

Newton dos Anjos

Senior Legal Counsel, Embraer, São Paulo

Paola Piotti

Director, Fermaca, Mexico City

Sudan Maccio

McCullough Sudan, Houston

Sylvia Sámano Beristain

Secretary General, Arbitration Centre of Mexico (CAM), Mexico City

Viviana Castro Hurtado

Global Senior Corporate Counsel, ORBIA, Mexico City

Xavier Andrade

Ecuadorian Arbitration Institute, Quito


8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs’ opening remarks

Cecilia Azar, Galicia, Mexico City
Jonathan Hamilton, White & Case, Washington, DC

9.30: Energy & the Environment: Exploring the arbitration landscape

With Latin America's energy regulatory comprising of more than 26 jurisdictions, keeping up with the evolving market is paramount for effectively resolving disputes across the region. This panel will explore how changes in political, economic and environmental landscapes are impacting arbitrators, institutions and counsel, with a look at high profile cases.

Edwin Bustinza Lozada, Legal Head, Buenaventura, Lima
Judith Levine, Independent Arbitrator, Sydney
Maureen Ryan, General Counsel, Atlas Renewable Energy, Miami
Monica Jimenez Gonzalez, Secretary General, Ecopetrol, Bogotá 
Sudan Maccio, McCullough Sudan, Houston

11.00: Coffee break

11.30: Infrastructure & Compliance: The state of disputes across the industry

This panel will explore the state of disputes within construction and infrastructure, including resolving disputes pursuant to concession contracts and implications under administrative and commercial law in civil law jurisdictions.  This panel will also address compliance in the aftermath of movements against corruption in the region, including by commenting on the relevance of new soft law guidance, such as the IBA and the Prague Rules; the lessons from arbitration decisions; and international efforts to address the issue.

Adolfo Jimenez, Holland & Knight, Miami
Aleksandra Cuprys, Global General Counsel, Phoenix Tower International, Miami
Paola Piotti, Director, Fermaca, Mexico City
Viviana Castro Hurtado, Global Senior Corporate Counsel, Orbia, Mexico City

13.00: Networking lunch

14.30:  Finance & Enforcement: Examining trends and developing guidance

Financial institutions and their counsel are contemplating arbitration with much greater interest than ever before.  Though traditionally opting for resolving disputes before the judiciary, recent surveys indicate increased experience, familiarity, and preference for arbitration.  This panel will discuss this trend and guidance from the ICC Task Force on Financial Institutions and International Arbitration and the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the ICDR perspective on our financial caseload and initiatives, among others.

Cecilia Azar, Galicia, Mexico City

Luis Martinez, Vice President, International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), New York
Miguel Angel Morales, Huawei México, Mexico City

16.00: Coffee break

16.15: The GAR Live Inquisition: Are regional arbitrations ready for the future?

With the rise of international arbitration in Latin America, what role do regional and pan-regional institutions play in shaping the evolving market and the emergence of arbitration in additional sectors.  This issue 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.

Jonathan Hamilton, White & Case, Washington, DC

Francois Lassalle, Chief Executive Officer, BVI International Arbitration Centre, Tortola
Newton dos Anjos, Senior Legal Counsel, Embraer, São Paulo
Sylvia Sámano Beristain, Secretary General, Arbitration Centre of Mexico (CAM), Mexico City
Xavier Andrade, Ecuadorian Arbitration Institute, Quito

17.45: Chairs’ closing remarks

Cecilia Azar, Galicia, Mexico City
Jonathan Hamilton, White & Case, Washington, DC

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


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