20May 19

1st ICC Iberian Arbitration Day

Lisbon, Portugal, • Portuguese and Spanish

The 1st edition of the ICC Iberian Arbitration Day 2019 will provide an essential update on developments in the Iberian region and in its most important markets. It will be one of the most important gatherings for the Iberian 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 with experts and practitioners from the region.


The conference will gather in Lisbon a number of specialists from all over the world to consider and discuss the latest developments and the hot topics in international arbitration, particularly the Portuguese and Spanish speaking markets. The topics in discussion will include:

–           ICC One year in review (experience to date on the Expedited Procedure Provisions, 6 years of the Emergency Arbitrator proceedings and presentation of final report of the arbitration Commission; update on the work of ICC Belt & Road and Africa Commissions);

–           Arbitration in construction disputes;

–           Costs and third-party funding in international arbitration;

–           Arbitration facing compliance issues, corruption allegations, determining facts and sanctions;

–           Data protection, privacy, transparency and cyber security in international arbitration.


Who should attend

Practicing lawyers, arbitrators, mediators, corporate counsels, academic and professionals interested in and/or involved in international arbitration and other dispute resolution services, interested in obtaining further knowledge and keep up to date with domestic and international arbitration in Portugal and Spain.


08:45 – 09:00Registration
09:15 – 09:20

09:20 – 10:30






10:30 – 11:20







11:20 – 11:30

11:30 – 11:45

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12:45 – 13:00

13:00 – 14:30

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16:00 – 16:15

16:15 – 16:30

16:30 – 17:30






17:30 – 17:45

17:45 – 18:00

18:00 – 19:30

Opening remarks

Armindo Ribeiro Mendes

ICC One Year in Review

Ana Serra e Moura

Filipe Vaz Pinto

Marta Cruz de Almeida

Patricia Saiz

Pedro Metello de Nápoles

Arbitration in construction disputes: recent developments in practice

Ana Paula Reis

José Ricardo Féris

Soledad Ridruejo Miranda

Moderated by:

Alejandro Lopez Ortiz



Costs and third-party funding in international arbitration: is change needed?

Cristina Soler

Leonardo Viveiros de Castro

Marco de Benito

Moderated by:

Joana Neves



Arbitration facing compliance issues, corruption allegations, determining the facts ad establishing sanctions

Isabela Lacreta

Victor Bonnin Reynes

Teresa Anselmo Vaz


Moderated by:

Fernando Aguilar



Data protection, privacy, transparency and cyber security in internacional arbitration

Javier Fernández-Samaniego

Miguel Almada

Elena Gutiérrez

Moderated by:

Juan Pablo Argentato


Closing remarks

Jordi Sellarés

Sara Romano de Castro

Ana Serra e Moura

Networking cocktail


Fernando AguilarPartner, Uria Menéndez Proença de Carvalho, Lisbon, Portugal
Miguel AlmadaPartner, Cuatrecasas, Lisbon, Portugal
Marta AlmeidaHead of Legal, GALP; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Lisbon, Portugal
Teresa Anselmo VazPartner, Sérvulo & Associados, Lisbon, Portugal
Juan Pablo ArgentatoCounsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris, France
Marco De BenitoProfessor of Law, IE University, Madrid, Spain


Victor Bonnín ReynésPrincipal, VBArbitration, Madrid, Spain
José Ricardo FérisPartner, Scquire Patton Boggs, Paris, France
Javier Fernández-SamaniegoManaging Director, Samaniego Law, Madrid, Spain
Elena GutiérrezLawyer and Arbitrator
Isabela LacretaLawyer, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Alejandro López OrtizPartner, Mayer Brown, Paris, France
Pedro Metello de NápolesPartner, PLMJ, Lisbon, Portugal

Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Joana NevesAssociate, VdA, Lisbon, Portugal
Elena Otero NovasDirector of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Vodafone, Spain
Ana Paula ReisLegal, CIMPOR, Lisbon, Portugal
Armindo Ribeiro MendesPartner, Ribeiro Mendes Law Firm; President, Commission on Arbitration, ICC Portugal
Soledad Ridruejo MirandaLegal, Dragados S.A., Madrid, Spain
Patricia SaizArbitrator, Professor at ESADE Law School, Madrid, Spain; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
Ana Serra e MouraDeputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris, France
Cristina SolerPartner, Ramco Litigation Funding Limited, Barcelona, Spain
Filipe Vaz PintoPartner, MLGTS, Lisbon, Portugal
Leonardo Viveiros de CastroPartner, Leste, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Logistical notes


ICC Portugal

Rua das Portas de Santo Antão, 89, Lisbon

09h00 to 17h30


The website page can be accessed here. Please pay by bank transfer to ICC Portugal and send your contact details as indicated below along with the proof of payment to geral@icc-portugal.com, or register through this link

Millennium BCP – IBAN: PT50 0033 0000 0013 3735 3560 5





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For more information, please contact:

  • Sara Romano de Castro
  • +351 210 405 115
  • Director, ICC Portugal
  • Jordi Sellarés Serra
  • +34 934 169 458
  • Secretary General, ICC Spain

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