12Mar 18

ICC YAF Lunch Session: How arbitration has contributed to build a better world

Panama City, Panama, • English

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing a lunch session on the occasion of the 27th Edition of Harvard World Model United Nations (WORLDMUN).


Objective/ event description

The Latin American Chapter of ICC YAF is organizing a lunch session to focus on topics such as how arbitration has contributed to the development and facilitation of international commerce, becoming an efficient tool for the States and private entities to resolve commercial conflicts peacefully.

Harvard World Model United Nations (WorldMUN) is the world’s most internationally diverse college-level Model UN conference, and the largest outside of the United States and Canada. Every year, 2,000+ currently enrolled university students from over 110 countries attend WorldMUN in a different location around the world. Past locations include Singapore, Puebla (Mexico), Geneva (Switzerland), Beijing (China), Belo Horizonte (Brazil), Sharm el-Sheikh (Egypt), Taipei (Taiwan), and The Hague (Netherlands).

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.


11:30-12:00Registration of Participants
12:00-12:15Welcoming Remarks
12:15-12:30Opening Speech “International Chamber of Commerce Dispute Resolution Services: The role of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the Centre for ADR of the ICC”
12:30-13:40Roundtable on:

• History and development: How arbitration has become a successful tool that allow States to settle their disputes peacefully

• The path forward: How can arbitration help the world overcome conflict?

13:40-13:50Q&A Session
13:50-14:00Concluding Remarks


Carlos ArruePanama Canal Authority – ACP (Panama City)
Claudio de CastroArias, Fábrega & Fábrega – ARIFA (Panama City)
Juliana De ValdenebroHogan Lovells (Miami)
María Carolina DuránSidley Austin LLP (Washington D.C.)
Miguel Ángel EsbríExecutive Secretary, Secretariat for Competitiveness and Logistics of Ministry of the Presidency (Panama City)
Katherine González ArrochaDirector for the Americas of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (Panama City)
Esteban LópezPresident of ICC Panama; Katz & López (Panama City)
Andrea SantacolomaDeputy Director for Latin America of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (Panama City)

Logistical notes


Sheraton Hotel, Salón Ancón

Vía Israel y Calle 77, San Francisco, Panama City


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