12 Nov 16

ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy for Latin America – Workshop II

Miami, United States, • English

Dates & Locations

  • Wednesday 24 August 2016  ǀ
    Sao Paulo, Brazil

  • Saturday 12 November 2016 ǀ
    Miami, United States

  • Friday 10 March 2017  ǀ
    Bogota, Colombia

  • Friday 16 June 2017 ǀ
    Sao Paulo, Brazil


  • Friday 8 September 2017 ǀ
    Mexico City, Mexico

  • Saturday 4 November 2017 ǀ
    Miami, United States

  • Friday 23 March 2018 ǀ
    Bogota, Colombia

  • Friday 23 June 2018 ǀ
    Mexico City, Mexico 

Learning outcomes

The programme covers the main stages of the arbitration proceedings from an arbitrator’s point of view. It aims at improving legal knowledge and developing practical skills such as efficient case management and drafting.

This course is also a unique opportunity for exchanging and networking with leading professionals in the field.

Who should attend?

This advanced level professional training is designed primarily for senior and upper mid-level arbitration practitioners
who are nationals from Latin America countries,

interested in pursuing a career as an arbitrator. Both institutions and arbitration practitioners would benefit from this programme.

This programme is limited to
40 participants

who possess an advanced knowledge of the English language and sufficient experience in international arbitration.

Please note that a Curriculum Vitae is requested upon registration as candidates will be selected according to their experience. 


This course is organized over two years, divided into 8 one-day workshops which take place every three months.

Each workshop will consist of:


  • Review and study by the participants of relevant topics on the basis of recommended materials;

  • Analysis of practical situations based on ICC cases;

  • Drafting procedural documents (correspondence with the parties, Terms of References, Procedural Orders, Awards etc.);

  • Colloquia where key-note speakers discuss practical situations with the participants.

    Qualification exercises

    • At each session the participants will be provided with a list of required and recommended reading for the forthcoming session. The session colloquia shall be structured on the assumption that the participants have studied the list of required and recommended reading. Participation in the workshop discussions is essential. 
    • Written exercises shall be organized in relation to the topics covered at the session. Guidelines and materials for the written exercises will be provided. The exercises shall be read by the tutors; feedback shall be provided at the beginning of the following session. 


    Workshop VIII: Scrutiny, Delivering Award, Enforcement

    Date & venue: Friday 23 June 2018 – Mexico City, Mexico


    • Scrutiny by the ICC Court
    • Signing and notification of the award
    • Correction/interpretation/remission of awards
    • Making enforceable awards
    • Enforcement proceedings

      Practical tasks:

      • Dealing with the ICC Court’s comments on the draft award

      • Drafting the addendum / decision on correction and interpretation 


    Key Speakers

    Guillermo Aguilar Alvarez , Partner, King & Spalding LLP, New York, United States
    Henri Alvarez , Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Canada
    José I. Astigarraga , Shareholder, Astigarraga Davis, Miami, United States
    Luiz Olavo Baptista , Arbitrator, Counsel, Atelier Juridico, Brazil; Full Professor of International Trade Law, Law Faculty, University of Sao Paulo; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
    Julie Bédard , Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Sao Paulo/New York, Brazil/United States
    John Beechey , Independent Arbitrator, United Kingdom; Former President, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
    Albert Jan van den Berg , Partner, Hanotiau & van den Berg, Belgium; President, International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
    George Bermann, Professor of Law, Director, Center for International Commercial and Investment Arbitration, Columbia Law School, New York, NY, United States
    Nigel Blackaby , Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP, Washington D.C., United States; Adjunct Professor of Law, American University, Washington D.C.
    Carlos Alberto Carmona , Partner, Marques Rosado, Toledo Cesar & Carmona, Brazil
    Bernardo M. Cremades , Senior Partner, B. Cremades y Asociados, Spain; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
    Yves Derains , Founding Partner, Derains & Gharavi, France; Chairman, ICC Institute of World Business Law, Paris
    Donald F. Donovan , Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton, New York, United States
    Juan Fernández-Armesto , Arbitrator, Armesto & Asociados, Spain
    Horacio A. Grigera Naón , International Arbitrator, Washington D.C., United States; Director, Center on International Commercial Arbitration, Washington College of Law, Washington D.C.; Former Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
    Gabrielle Kaufman-Kohler , Partner, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Switzerland
    Laurent Lévy , Founding Partner, Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Switzerland; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
    Fernando Mantilla Serrano , Partner & Global Co-Chair International Arbitration Practice, Latham & Watkins, France; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
    Wendy Miles, QC , Partner, Boies, Schiller & Flexner (UK) LLP, United Kingdom; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
    Karyl Nairn QC , Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP, United Kingdom
    José Emilio Nunes Pinto , Partner, José Emilio Nunes Pinto Advogados, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
    Rodrigo Oreamuno Blanco, Senior Partner, Facio & Cañas law firm, Costa Rica
    Francisco Orrago Vicuña , Arbitrator, 20 Essex Street Chambers, London and Singapore; Judge, International Monetary Fund Administrative Tribunal; Former Judge and President, World Bank Administrative Tribunal; Director, LL.M Programme on International Law, Trade, Investment and Arbitration, University of Heidelberg in Santiago, Chile.
    Jan Paulsson , Partner, Three Crowns LLP, Washington D.C., United States
    Claudia Salomon , Partner and Global Co-Chair, International Arbitration Practice, Latham & Watkins, New York, United States; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
    Anne Véronique Schlaepfer , Partner, White & Case LLP, Switzerland; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration
    Eric A. Schwartz, Partner, King & Spalding LLP, New York and Paris, United States / France; Former Secretary General and Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Vice-Chair, ICC Institute of World Business Law
    Eduardo Silva Romero , Partner, Dechert LLP, France; Vice-President, ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law
    Guido Santiago Tawil , Senior Partner, M & M Bomchil, Argentina; Former Co-Chair, IBA Arbitration Committee
    Anne-Marie Whitesell , Professor and Faculty Director, Program on International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C., United States; Former Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration
    Claus von Wobeser , Managing Partner, Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. – Attorneys, Mexico

    Logistical Notes

    Venues and Times

    Unknown Host

    The precise venues will be indicated as the programme goes along. Generally, each workshop will last the whole day, from 9am to 6pm, with a  one hour break for lunch and informal drinks at the end of the session.


    Please note that this course is
    limited to 40 people

    only who possess an advanced knowledge of the English language and sufficient experience in international arbitration. Applicants will be requested to send a Curriculum Vitae. Admission to the programme is not guaranteed.

    Priority will be given to candidates who are nationals of a country from Latin America


    Registration fees

    $4,000* ($500** per workshop)

    * excl. VAT. ICC Services must set its prices to include the VAT pursuant to Article 53 of the European Directive 2006-112CE.

    ** each workshop shall be invoiced separately and variations in the rate of VAT from one host country to another should be expected.

    On registering for this course, participants commit themselves to attending and paying for all eight workshops. Payment for each workshop must be received by ICC Services at least one month prior to it taking place.

    The registration fee covers all training activities (subject to last minute changes and modification by the organizers), including lunches and coffee breaks. Travel and hotel expenses are not included.

    Case study materials shall be provided electronically. Participants will be expected to print and organize their materials for each workshop.

    With the rare exception, compulsory reading materials shall not be provided. Participants will be responsible for purchasing materials if required. 

    Travel and accommodation

    Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations. 
    We are able to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa applications only after receipt of your registration form and full payment of your registration fees.

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    Credits and hours

    ICC Training and Conferences is eligible for CLE credit under New York’s approved jurisdiction procedures and is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. Approval for credits for this training has been requested.


    A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course by the ICC Institute of World Business Law to provide public recognition of the level of expertise gained. The certificate shall only be given to those participants who attended at least 7 sessions and successfully completed 100% of the written exercises. 

    Cancellation policy

    Cancellations are not refundable. In the event of cancellation, the fees for the entire course will remain due. Subject to agreement from ICC Training and Conferences however, prior to the event, the registration may be transferred to another person from the same company or organization at no extra charge. Their Curriculum Vita and updated registration information will be required.

    Please note that ICC Services reserves the right to cancel this event or to make minor alterations to the content, locations and timing of the programme or to the identity of the speakers. In the unlikely event of cancellation, delegates will be offered a full refund. ICC Services will not, however, be held responsible for any related expense incurred by the participant.


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