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Cecilia Azar

Galicia Abogados

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 Hamilton

White & Case

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."


8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs’ opening remarks

Cecilia Azar, Galicia Abogados, Mexico City
Jonathan C. Hamilton, White & Case, Washington, DC; University of Miami, Miami

9.30: Energy & the Environment

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.

11.00: Coffee Break

11.30: Infrastructure & Compliance

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.

13.00: Networking lunch

14.30:  Finance & Enforcement

Financial institutions and their counsel are contemplating arbitration with much greater interest than ever before.  Though traditionally option 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, among others.

16.00: Coffee break

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

Jonathan C. Hamilton, White & Case, Washington, DC; University of Miami, Miami

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.

17.45: Chairs’ closing remarks


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