30Jan 18


Panama City, Panama, • Spanish and English with simultaneous translation

The ICC Court of Arbitration and ICC Panama are organizing their biennial International Arbitration Conference on 30 January to discuss topics regarding the recent developments of arbitration in Latin-America and the world. This conference will be preceded by two conferences: a Conference co-organized by ICC and the International Bar Association (IBA) and ICC YAF Conference both on 29 January 2018.


ICC PANARB is a conference organized every two years, with the goal of analyzing recent developments of international arbitration in the Latin-American region and the world. This edition of the conference will include debates related to effective arbitral agreements, bifurcation of the arbitral proceeding, the use of technology in international arbitration and an overview of the New ICC Report on IT. It will feature a simulation of an ICC Court session, which will count on the participation of ICC Court Members and will be focused on the scrutiny of an arbitral award.

This edition will be preceded by two conferences on 29 January 2018. A Conference co-organized by the IBA and the ICC Soft Law and its development by the Arbitration Committee of the IBA, and the Latin-American Chapter of the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing a free event, “Contracts with the State: Conceptual and Practical Reflections” which will feature an interactive mock case on international arbitration.

Who should attend?

Practicing lawyers, corporate counsel, 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 The Americas.


8:00 – 8:30Participants registration
8:30 – 8:50Welcoming remarks
8:50 – 9:10Keynote Speech on “Synergy between the evolution of international arbitration and the trajectory of the ICC to foster effective arbitrations”
9:10 – 10:15Panel on “The scope and effects of the arbitral clause: How to achieve effective arbitral clauses?”
10:15 – 10:30Q&A Session
10:30 -11:00Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:15Panel on “To bifurcate or not to bifurcate the arbitral proceeding?”
12:15 -12:30Q&A Session
12:30-14:00Lunch Break
14:00-15:00Panel on “The use of technology in the arbitral proceedings: the New Report of the ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR on Information Technology in International Arbitration”
15:00-15:15Q&A Session
15:15-15:30Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:30Panel on “Simulation of a session of the ICC International Court of Arbitration: The scrutiny of the arbitral award”
17:30-17:45Q&A Session
17:45-18:00Conclusions and Closing Remarks
19:30Cocktail reception kindly sponsored by Morgan and Morgan


Álvaro AlemánMinister of the Presidency of the Republic of Panama (Panama City)
Eloy AlfaroTapia Linares & Alfaro (Panama City)
Raquel BallesterosBird & Bird (International) LLP (Madrid)
Yves DerainsPresident of the Institute of International Trade Law of the ICC ; Derains & Gharavi International (Paris)
Diana DroulersMember of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in representation of Venezuela; Dispute Resolution Data (Caracas)
Miriam Figueroa BrocePresident of the Arbitration & ADR Commission of ICC Panama; Figueroa Broce Abogados (Panama City)
Cecilia Flores RuedaFlores Rueda Arbitraje (Mexico City)
Katherine González ArrochaDirector for the Americas of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (Panama City)
Francisco González de CossíoGonzález de Cossío Abogados, S.C. (Mexico City)
Elena Gutiérrez García de CortazarIndependent Arbitrator (Paris)
Dyalá JiménezCo-Editor-in-Chief of the ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin; DJ Arbitraje (San José)
Jorge Federico LeeMember of the ICC Court of Arbitration in representation of Panama; Alemán Cordero Galindo & Lee – ALCOGAL (Panama City)
Lilia LiuLilia Liu & Associates (Panama City)
Esteban LópezPresident of ICC Panama; Katz & López (Panama City)
Richard LorenzoHogan Lovells US LLP (Miami)
Paul Eric MasonIndependent Arbitrator; Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (Miami / Rio de Janeiro)
Alexis MourrePresident of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (Paris)
Diana ParaguacutoAlternate Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in representation of Venezuela; Ngo Jung & Partners (Paris)
Idelcarmen Pérez de PalmaLegal Director of the Construction Chamber of Panama – CAPAC; Arbitrator and Member of the Technical Board of the Center of Dispute Resolution – CESCON (Panama City)
Liliana SánchezDirector of the Center of Conciliation and Arbitration of Panama – CeCAP (Panama City)
Ank SantensWhite & Case (New York)
Erik SchäeferCohausz & Florack (Düsseldorf)
Eduardo Silva RomeroVice President of the Arbitration & ADR Commission of the ICC; Co-President of the Arbitration Committee of the IBA; Dechert LLP (Paris / Bogotá)
Eduardo ZuletaVice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration; Zuleta Abogados Asociados (Bogotá)

Logistical notes


Hotel Intercontinental Miramar, Miramar Plaza, Balboa Avenue, Panama City, Republic of Panama

Travel and accommodation


Copa Airlines

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

Applicable in economic or business class (24 January – 4  February  2018)

Tourcode: C7626

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 Intercontinental Miramar (Venue of the conference)

  • Single King Deluxe US$ 140.00 + 10% tax
  • Double King Deluxe US$ 150 + 10% tax
  • Suites starting at US$ 360.00 + 10% tax

Hotel Le Meridien (2 minutes walking)

  • Single Room US$ 125.00 + 10% tax
  • Double Room US$ 135.00 + 10% tax

Hotel Hard Rock (15 minutes walking)

  • Single Room USD 130.00 + 10% tax
  • Double Room USD 145.00 + 10% tax

To enjoy these rates you can reserve when registering to the conference at http://iccpanarb.org/registro-y-alojamiento/ or by emailing registro@iccpanarb.org.

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 250 participants from the Americas and the European region.

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

Contact us

  • Katherine Lievano
  • +507 203 9152
  • Project Officer
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