2nd ICC Ecuador ADR Week

Quito, Ecuador, • Spanish

This second edition of the ICC Ecuador ADR Week will bring together experts and will focus on topics related to Mediation, Dispute Boards and Arbitration.


ICC Ecuador ADR Week 2018 is being co-organized by the ICC International Court of Arbitration and ICC Ecuador. This second edition will take place on 28-30 August in Quito.

This event will discuss topics of interest on local and international arbitration, mediation and Dispute Boards. It will gather experienced arbitration and ADR practitioners, and will count on the participation of representatives of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and its Secretariat.

Also, the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing their ICC YAF Latin American Regional Conference, which will be held on 29 August 2018.

Who should attend?

Practicing lawyers, corporate counsels, in-house counsel, arbitrators and other dispute resolution services practitioners, academics and professionals involved and/or interested in obtaining further knowledge and keep up to date with domestic and international arbitration in Latin America and the Caribbean.

28 August Programme

ICC Mediation & Dispute Boards Day

8:30-9:00Participants registration
9:00-9:15Welcoming remarks
9:15-10:15Panel on “The enforcement of mediation settlement agreement: procedure and the threats”
10:15-10:30Q & A Session
10:30-11:00Coffee break
11:00-11:45Speech on “ICC Mediation: rules, procedure and experiences”
11:45-12:00Q & A Session
12:00-14:00Lunch break
14:00-15:00Panel on “Neutrality of the mediator and the confidentiality of the mediation proceeding”
15:00-15:15Q & A Session
15:15-15:30Coffee break
15:30-16:30Panel on “Reflections on ICC Dispute Boards”
16:30-16:45Q & A Session

29 August Programme

ICC YAF Latin American Regional Conference

8:00-9:00Equal Representation in Arbitration (ERA) Pledge Breakfast
9:00-18:30ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) Latin American Regional Conference
19:30-21:30Welcoming cocktail reception and launch of the book “Experiencias de Retos del Ecuador en el Arbitraje Internacional de Inversión y Comercial”

30 August Programme

2nd ICC Ecuador Arbitration Day

8:00-9:00Participants registration
9:00-9:10Welcoming remarks
9:10-9:30Keynote speech
9:30-10:30Roundtable on “The expedited procedure of arbitration under ICC Rules – cases”
10:30-10:45Q & A Session
10:45-11:15Coffee break
11:15-12:15Roundtable on “Some dilemmas in arbitration: proposals to reinforce and promote the arbitral system”
12:15-12:30Q & A Session
12:30-14:00Lunch break
14:00-15:00Panel on “The responsibility of an arbitrator: a contractual or non-contractual responsibility?”
15:00-15:15Q & A Session
15:15-15:45Coffee break
15:45-16:45Panel on “Some problems on the jurisdiction of the arbitrors”
16:45-17:00Q & A Session
17:00-18:00Panel on “Annulment of arbitral awards and other actions”
18:00-18:15Q & A Session
18:15-18:30Conclusions and closing remarks


Patricio AlarcónPresident of the Chamber of Commerce of Quito; President of ICC Ecuador (Quito)
Gabriela Álvarez-ÁvilaCurtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle SC (Mexico City)
Rafael BernalZuleta Abogados Asociados (Bogot)
Rodrigo BordacharBordachar & Meneses BAM Abogados (Santiago de Chile)
Ávaro GalindoAlternate Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration; Dechert LLP (Washington D.C. / Quito)
Katherine González ArrochaDirector for the Americas of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (Panama City)
Gonzalo GonzálezPresident of the Commission on Arbitration & ADR of ICC Ecuador; GP&A Abogados (Quito)
Jennifer HaworthSidley Austin LLP (Washington D.C.)
Mélida HodgsonFoley Hoag (Washington D.C.)
Alexis MourrePresident of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (Paris)
Ana Serra e MouraDeputy Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (Paris)
Juan Carlos SosaPresident of the Sub-Commission of Mediation & Dispute Boards of ICC Ecuador; Sosa & Salazar Abogados (Quito)
Guido TawilM.&M. Bomchill (Buenos Aires)
María Laura VelazcoCappellini & Asociados (Buenos Aires)

Logistical notes


JW Marriott Hotel Quito

Avenida Orellana 1172 y Avenida Amazonas, Quito – 170150, Ecuador.



*To reserve in any of these hotels or an airport transfers with the following preferential rates please contact eventos@iccecuador.ec

  • JW Marriot Quito – event location

Deluxe room: US$121.00

Includes: Breakfast and Wi-Fi

Address: Av. Orellana 1172 y Amazonas, Quito, Ecuador

Webpage: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/uiodt-jw-marriott-hotel-quito/

  • Hotel Casa Gangotena (30 minutes by car from event location)

Luxury Plus Room: US$410.50

Includes: Breakfast and Wi-Fi

Address: Bolivar Oe 6-41 y Cuenca, Quito, Ecuador

Webpage: https://www.mrandmrssmith.com/luxury-hotels/casa-gangotena

  • Hotel Patio Andaluz (30 minutes by car from event location)

Habitación doble: US$170.50

Includes: Breakfast and Wi-Fi

Address: García Moreno 6-52 Mejía y Moreno, Quito, Ecuador

Webpage: http://www.hotelpatioandaluz.com

  • Hilton Colón Quito (10 minutes by car from event location)

Double Room: US$159.75

Includes: Breakfast and Wi-Fi

Address: Amazonas N 1914 y Partria Avenida, Quito, Ecuador

Webpage: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ecuador/hilton-colon-quito-QUIHIHF/index.html

  • Hotel Holiday Inn Express (5 minutes by car from event location)

Double Room: US$93.50

Includes: Breakfast and Wi-Fi

Address: Av. Orellana E6-54 y Calle Reina Victoria Pichincha, Quito




– Private transfer

  • Cost: US$35.00

– VIP Private transfer (Airport – Hotel)

  • 1 person: US$170.00
  • 2 people: US$212.00
  • Includes: Guide and driver, assistance with bags, water, assistance at Quito Airport for international arrivals

– VIP Private transfer (Hotel – Airport)

  • 1 person: US$165.00
  • 2 people: US$234.00
  • Includes: Guide and driver, assistance with bags, water, VIP Room at airport, assistance at Quito Airport for international arrivals

Note: The transfer above is only valid for reservations confirmed before July 25, 2018. Following this date, such services will be subject to availability.

Tours in Quito and/or Galapagos


For more information please contact Javier Garcia jagarcia@metrojourneys.com


To register, please send your contact details to: eventos@iccecuador.ec or contact (+593-2) 2976500, ext. 211

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring this conference will give your company the global recognition to reach arbitrators, in-house counsels, business people, and lawyers and legal practitioners involved in international arbitration. Through this sponsorship, you have the opportunity to reach thousands of legal practitioners in the Americas and Europe.

We estimate around 200 participants from the Americas and Europe.

For information to be a sponsor please contact Katherine Lievano (iccarbitration-latinamerica@iccwbo.org)

For more information, please contact

  • Katherine Lievano
  • +507 385 7420
  • Project Officer
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