21Jun 18

ICC YAF: Globalization and transparency in international arbitration

Mexico City, Mexico, • Spanish

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing a conference on investment arbitration and the importance of confidentiality and transparency on international arbitration.


This ICC YAF Conference will include two sections: first a theoretical part in which topics related to investment protection, as well as the multiplication of investment treaties, and the future of investment arbitration, followed by a second part which will be an Oxford style debate on confidentiality versus transparency in international arbitration.

This event will take place on the occasion of the 2nd ICC Mexican Arbitration Day.

Who should attend?

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


16:30-17:00Participants registration
17:00-17:10Welcoming remarks

Gabriela Álvarez

President of the Committee on Investment Arbitration of ICC Mexico; Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, S.C. (Mexico City)

17:10-18:10Panel on “The protection of investments: between globalization and protectionism”
18:10-18:20Q&A Session
18:20-18:45Coffee Break
18:45-19:45Oxford style debate: “Confidentiality vs transparency in international arbitration”
19:45-20:00Conclusions and closing remarks
20:00Networking cocktail kindly offered by Cuatrecasas


Gabriela ÁlvarezPresident of the Committee on Investment Arbitration of ICC Mexico; Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, S.C. (Mexico City)
Roberto Bermejo Q.Bermejo & Asociados (Guatemala City)
María Angélica BurgosZuleta Abogados Asociados (Bogota)
Patricia FerrazDeputy Counsel of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (Sao Paulo)
Sofía Gómez RuanoOrtega & Gómez Ruano, S.C. (Mexico City)
René IrraICC YAF Representative for Latin America; Cuatrecasas (Mexico City)
Luis JardónCreel, García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez (Mexico City)
Juan Pablo LetelierLoy Letelier Campora (Santiago de Chile)
María MunevarBrigard Urrutia (Bogota)
José PereyóQuinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP (Washington D.C.)
Alexandra von WobeserVon Wobeser & Sierra, S.C. (Mexico City)

Logistical notes



Av. Paseo de la Reforma 483, Piso 50, Col. Cuauhtémoc, Del. Cuauhtémoc 06500, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico


For more information, please contact Laura Altamirano (laltamirano@iccmex.org.mx) or María Del Carmen Montoya (mcmontoya@iccmex.org.mx).

For more information, please contact

  • Katherine Lievano
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