ICC YAF: Arbitration in the Americas: Where do we stand and where are we going?

Mexico City, Mexico, • English and Spanish

The ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) and ICC Mexico are co-organizing a conference on the eve of the ICC Mexican Arbitration Day.


Objective/ event description

The conference will feature a roundtable dedicated to discuss the current panorama of arbitration and its development over the last decades in the Latin-American region. It will also include debates on the future of arbitration in the Americas.

Who should attend?

This conference is aimed at young arbitration practitioners of approximately 40 years and under: counsel, arbitrators, corporate counsel or academics. The ICC YAF Conference will be an ideal forum for young practitioners to exchange thoughts on international arbitration, and to enrich their network in the region.


15:30-16:00Participants Registration
16:00-16:10Welcoming Remarks
16:10-17:10Roundtable on “Arbitration in Latin America: Where do we stand?”
17:10-17:30Coffee break
17:30-18:15Interview “The future of Arbitration in the Americas: Where are we going?”
18:15-18:30Concluding remarks of the session
18:30-19:00Official Ceremony “New ICC YAF Representatives for Mexico”
19:00Networking Cocktail Reception


Mariana Conti CravieroContiCraveiro Advogados (Sao Paulo)
Cecilia Flores RuedaFlores Rueda Abogados (Mexico City)
María Fernanda GarzaCoordinator for the Americas of the ICC; President of ICC Mexico (Mexico City)
Daniel García BarragánICC YAF Representative for Latin America; García Barragán Abogados (Mexico City)
Katherine González ArrochaDirector for the Americas of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (Panama City)
René IrraICC YAF Representative for Latin America; Cuatrecasas (Mexico City)
Emmanuel KaufmanKnoetzl (Vienna)
Juan Felipe MerizaldeDechert LLP (Washington D.C.)
Adrián MagallanesVon Wobeser & Sierra (Mexico City)
Julieta OvallePresident of the Young Arbitrators Committee of ICC Mexico; Bufete Ovalle Favela, S.C. (Mexico City)
Marike PaulssonICC YAF Representative for North America; University of Miami School of Law’s International Arbitration Institute (Miami)
Antonio Riva PalaciosCurtis LLP (Beijing)

Logistical notes


Four Seasons Hotel, Salón Nayarit, Paseo de la Reforma 500, Mexico City, Mexico.


To register, please email Laura Altamirano or María Del Carmen Montoya.

For more information, contact

  • Katherine Lievano
  • +507 203-9152
  • Project Officer