29Jan 18

ICC YAF: Contracts with the State: Conceptual and Practical Reflections

Panama City, Panama, • Spanish

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing a conference at the occasion of ICC PANARB – the biennial conference on international arbitration in Panama. 


This ICC YAF Conference will be divided in two sessions. During the first session, the participants will be separated into small working groups and engage in mini-debates on topics related to investment arbitration, which will be moderated by the ICC YAF Representatives for  Latin America. This session will be followed by a mock case on international arbitration.

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.


14:00-14:30Participants registration
14:30-14:40Welcoming remarks
14:40-15:50Working Groups / Roundtables on Investment Arbitration
15:50-16:15Coffee break
16:15-18:15Mock case on International Arbitration related to an investment dispute
18:15-18:30Closing remarks


Gustavo De MarcoCompass Lexecon (Buenos Aires)
Marisol EllisIcaza, González-Ruíz & Alemán (Panama City)
Kenneth Juan FigueroaFoley Hoag (Washington D.C.)
Hugo García LarrivaICC YAF Representative for Latin America; Carmigniani Pérez (Quito)
Daniel García BarragánICC YAF Representative for Latin America; García Barragán Abogados (Mexico City)
José Ignacio García-CuetoClifford Chance US LLP (Washington D.C.)
René IrraICC YAF Representative for Latin America; Cuatrecasas (Mexico City)
Javier JaramilloPérez Bustamante & Ponce (Quito)
Cristina LópezICC YAF Representative for Latin America; Lovill (Panama City)
Edson LópezICC YAF Representative for Latin America; Integrum (Guatemala City)
Juan Felipe MerizaldeDechert LLP (Washington D.C. / Bogota)
Rebeca MosqueraAkerman LLP (Miami / Panama City)
Mayte SánchezMorgan & Morgan (Panama City)
Andrea SantacolomaDeputy Director for Latin America of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (Panama City)
Clovis TrevinoCovington & Burling LLP (Washinton D.C.)
María del Pilar VásquezVice-President of the Commission on Arbitration & ADR of ICC Panama; M.P. Vásquez y Asociados (Panama City)

Logistical notes


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


Contact us

  • Katherine Lievano
  • +507 203 9152
  • Project Officer
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