Renovating international arbitration: New ICC practices and managing evidence

La Habana, Cuba, • Spanish

The ICC Court of Arbitration and ICC Cuba are hosting a conference in La Habana, aimed to discuss topics regarding evidence in international arbitration. Also, it will feature members of the ICC Court and its Secretariat who will explain the amendments to the ICC Rules of Arbitration, as well as other ICC policies to foster transparency in arbitration.


The ICC Conference in Cuba will count on the participation of Alexis Mourre, President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, other high staff members of the Secretariat of the ICC Court and known professionals in international arbitration, who will discuss diverse topics related to the evidence in international arbitration such as: the evidence phase, assessment of evidential value and onus probandi, the interaction between the arbitral tribunal and how the parties should manage the evidence, among others.

Additionally, they will discuss the reasons which led to the implementation of new policies in the ICC and the revised Arbitration Rules, which entered into force 1 March 2017.

Who should attend?
Practicing lawyers, corporate counsels, in-house counsels, 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 the Americas.


09:00-09:15Welcoming Address
09:15-09:45Keynote Speech by Alexis Mourre, President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration
09:45-11:00Roundtable on “The panorama of ICC Arbitration in Latin America”
11:00-11:15Q & A Session
11:15-11:30Coffee Break
11:30-12:45Panel on “Introduction to the New ICC Abbreviated Procedure and its use”
12:45-13:00Q & A Session
14:30-15:45Panel on “Evidence in international arbitration”
15:45-16:00Q & A Session
16:00-16:15Coffee Break
16:15-17:30Panel on “Evaluating evidence in international arbitration”
17:30-17:45Q & A Session
17:45-18:00Conclusion and Closing Remarks
18:00Cocktail Reception


Juan Pablo ArgentatoCounsel of the ICC International Court of Arbitration
Alfredo BullardMember of the ICC International Court of Arbitration ; Bullard Falla Ezcurra
Narciso Cobo RouraVice President of the Cuban Court of International Commercial Arbitration (CCACI)
Bernardo CremadesB. Cremades Asociados
Rodolfo Dávalos FernándezMember of the ICC Court of Arbitration ; President of the Cuban Court of International Commercial Arbitration (CCACI)
Yves DerainsPresident of the ICC Institute of World Business Law ; Derains & Gharavi International
Miriam FigueroaPresident of the Arbitration Commission of ICC Panama; Figueroa Broce Abogados
Claudia Frutos-PetersonCurtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, LLP
Valeria GalíndezUria Menéndez
Álvaro GalindoDechert LLP
Lauro GamaLauro Gama Advogados Asociados
Katherine González ArrochaDirector for the Americas of the ICC International Court of Arbitration
Renato GrionPinheiro Neto Advogados
Alejandro López OrtizMayer Brown
Fabiola Medina GarnesMedina Garrigó Abogados
Juan Mendoza DíasVice-Dean of the Law Faculty of the UH; Procedural Law Professor
Alexis MourrePresident of the ICC Court of Arbitration
Alejandro OgarrioOgarrio Daguerre S.C.
Ana Serra e MouraDeputy Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration
Ignacio Suarez AnzorenaClifford Chance
María del Carmen TovarEstudio Echecopar in alliance with Baker & McKenzie
Deva VillanúaArmesto & Asociados
Bernardo Wayar OcampoWayar & Von Borries

Logistical notes


Hotel El Nacional

Calle Obispo Esquina A S/N, La Habana 10100, Cuba


Travel and accommodation


Copa Airlines

15% discount for the participant and (1) companion.

Applicable in economic or business class (18-30 August 2017)

Tourcode: C7509

To enjoy this discount you must reserve and buy via phone. Click here to see the list of numbers for all countries: https://www.copaair.com/en/web/us/reservation-center



Hotel Nacional de Cuba (5 stars) – Venue of Event

Single Room: CUC$110.00 + tax

Double Room (Per person)*: CUC$77.00 + tax

Includes: Rooms, Buffet style breakfast and free WiFi

Address: Calle 21 y O, Vedado, Plaza, Ciudad de la Habana, Cuba, Zona Postal: 10400

Phone Number: (53-7) 838 0294

Webpage: http://www.hotelnacionaldecuba.com

Hotel Habana Libre TRYP (5 stars)

Single Room: CUC$175.00 + tax

Double Room (Per person)*: CUC$105.00 + tax

Includes: Rooms, Buffet style breakfast and free WiFi

Address: Calle 23 L E 23 y 25, La Habana, Cuba

Webpage: https://www.melia.com/en/hotels/cuba/havana/tryp-habana-libre/index.html


Hotel Capri (4 stars)

Single Room: CUC$157.00 + tax

Double Room (Per person)*: CUC$92.00 + tax

Includes: Rooms, Buffet style breakfast and free WiFi for an hour, every additional hour is $1.50

Address: Calle 21 entre Calle N y O, La Habana, Cuba

Phone Number: (53-7) 839 7200

Webpage: https://www.nh-hotels.com/hotel/nh-capri-la-habana


Hotel Vedado (3 stars)

Single Room: CUC$90.00 + tax

Double Room (Per person)*: CUC$63.00 + tax

Includes: Rooms, Buffet style breakfast

Address: Calle O esq. 25, Vedado, La Habana, Cuba

Phone Number: (53-7) 214 0090

Webpage: http://www.gran-caribe.com/english/hotel.asp?hotel_code=scthorvedado


Transportation (Airport-Hotel-Airport)

Air-conditioned Bus

Includes Tour Guide and Driver

Cost: CUC$20.00


Private Transportation

Taxi for 1-2 people

Cost: CUC$50.00

* To receive these preferential rates you must make your reservation through Lions Tour (Leticia Nodal – eventoslionstours@gmail.com)


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 150 participants from the Americas and Europe.

For information to be a sponsor please contact Katherine Lievano

For further information, please contact

  • Katherine Lievano
  • +507 203 9152
  • Project Officer
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