22 Feb 17

VIII International Arbitration Congress – ICC Costa Rica 2017

San Jose, Costa Rica, • English, Spanish

The VIII International Arbitration Congress – ICC Costa Rica 2017 entitled “Arbitration in Iberoamerica, have we innovated?” will take place in San José, Costa Rica on 22-24 February 2017.

Description

This year, the VIII International Arbitration Congress of ICC Costa Rica entitled “Arbitration in Iberoamerica, have we innovated?” will include topics such as the recent developments of investment arbitration in Iberoamerica and will review cases that have set trends. Furthermore, it will include discussions related to calculation of damages and ethical dilemmas. This event will also count with two workshops: a first one, regarding oral skills in international arbitration imparted by Professor Gary Born and a second one, regarding written skills in international arbitration imparted by Professor Horacio Grigera Naón.

The Latin American Chapter of the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing a conference that will precede the VIII International Arbitration Congress of ICC Costa Rica, on 22 February.

Programme

DAY 1: Wednesday, February 22 2017

12:30 – 13:00Registration
13:00 – 15:00Workshop: Oral skills in international arbitration, Prof. Gary Born (WilmerHale, London)
15:00 – 15:30Coffee break
15:30 – 17:00Workshop
7:30 – 19:00Young Arbitrator’s Forum ICCYAF – The contractual phase: debates surrounding the arbitration clause
• Dyalá Jiménez (DJ Arbitraje, San José)
• María Angélica Burgos (Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta, Bogotá)
• José Ignacio García-Cueto (Clifford Chance, Washington D.C.)
• Roy Herrera Presidente ICC Costa Rica (Muñoz Global, San José)
• Edson López (Integrum, Guatemala City)
• Mauricio París ICC YAF for Latin America (Expertis Legal, San José)
• Braulio Venegas (Costa Rican Young Arbitrators, San José)
20:00Welcome Cocktail

DAY 2: Thursday, February 23 2017

08:00 – 09:00Registration
09:00 – 09:30Welcome remarks
• Roy Herrera President ICC Costa Rica, (Muñoz Global, San José)
• Keynote Address: Jose Ricardo Feris Deputy Secretary General International Court of Arbitration: Recent innovations at the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris.
09:30 -11:00Investment Arbitration in Iberoamerica. Cases that have setthe Trend
This panel will discuss the cases from the Ibero American region that have contributed to the development of international investment law.
Keynote speaker Nigel Blackaby (Freshfields, Washington D.C.), accompanied by:
• Alvaro Castellanos (Consortium Legal, Guatemala City)
• Rodrigo Oreamuno (Facio & Cañas, San José)
• Gaela Ghering (Arnold & Porter, Washington D.C.)
• Yas Banifatemi (Shearman & Sterling, Paris)
11:00 – 11:30Coffee break
11:30 – 16:00Calculation of damages: What do arbitrators need? What do The Parties put forward?
This panel will discuss the methods for calculating damages, the burden of the proof, use of expert witnesses, reasoning of the arbitral tribunal, etc.
Keynote speaker Mark Kantor (independent, Washington D.C.), accompanied by:
• Deva Villanúa (Fernández Armesto, Madrid)
• Julian Delamer (Compass Lexecon, Washington D.C.)
• Horacio Grigera (Washington College of Law, Washington D.C.)
• Adriana Pucci (Pucci Advogados, São Paulo)
13:00 – 14:30Lunch
14:30 – 16:00Innovation in Arbitration
This panel will discuss issues such as use of technology, training, costs, opening list of arbitrators, gender, etc.
Keynote speaker José Astigarraga (Astigarraga Davis, Miami), accompanied by:
• José María de la Jara (Bullard, Lima)
• Luis Alfredo Barragán (Brigard & Urrutia, Bogotá)
• Mauricio Salas (BLP Legal, San José)
• Gretta Walters (Chaffetz Lindsey, New York)
16:00 – 16:30Coffee break
16:30 – 18:00Ethical Dilemmas
This panel will discuss issues such as arbitrator´s availability, anti-corruption laws, good faith, confidentiality, transparency, etc.
Keynote speaker, Emmanuel Gaillard (Shearman & Sterling, Paris)), accompanied by:
• Francisco González de Cossío (GDCA, México City)
• Joao Bosco Lee (LTG Law, Curitiba)
• Roy Herrera (Muñoz Global, San José)
• Katherine González Arrocha (ICC International Court of Arbitration, Panamá)
18:00 – 18:40 Closing Remarks, Prof. Gary Born
20:00 Dinner whit the speakers

DAY 3: Friday February 24 2017

07:00 – 07:30Registration
07:30 – 09:00ArbitralWomen Breakfast: “Diversity Initiatives around the globe: Will they achieve the goal of equality & diversity?”
• Rashda Rana (President, ArbitralWomen, London)
• Andrea Hulbert (Hulbert Volio & Parajeles Abogados, San José)
• Adriana Alvarez (Gender expert, San José)
• Andrea Milla (INAMU- PNUD, San José)
09:30 – 11:00Workshop: Habilidades Escritas en el Arbitraje Internacional Dr. Horacio Grigera and the Washington College of law
11:00 – 11:30Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00Workshop

Speakers

Adriana Alvarez (Gender expert, San José)
José Astigarraga (Astigarraga Davis, Miami)
Yas Banifatemi (Shearman & Sterling, Paris)
Luis Alfredo Barragán (Brigard & Urrutia, Bogotá)
Nigel Blackaby (Freshfields, Washington D.C.)
Prof. Gary Born (WilmerHale, London)
María Angélica Burgos (Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta, Bogotá)
Álvaro Castellanos (Consortium Legal, Guatemala City)
José María de la Jara (Bullard, Lima)
Julian Delamer (Compass Lexecon, London)
Jose Ricardo Feris , Deputy Secretary General (ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris)
Emmanuel Gaillard (Shearman & Sterling, Paris)
José Ignacio García-Cueto (Clifford Chance, Washington D.C.)
Gaela Ghering (Arnold & Porter, Washington D.C.)
Katherine González Arrocha (ICC International Court of Arbitration, Panamá)
Francisco González de Cossío (GDCA, México City)
Horacio Grigera (Washington College of Law, Washington D.C.)
Roy Herrera , President ICC Costa Rica (Muñoz Global, San José)
Andrea Hulbert (Hulbert Volio & Parajeles Abogados, San José)
Dyalá Jiménez (DJ Arbitraje, San José)
Mark Kantor (independent, Washington D.C.)
Joao Bosco Lee (LTG Law, Curitiba)
Edson López (Integrum, Guatemala City)
Andrea Milla (INAMU- PNUD, San José)
Rodrigo Oreamuno (Facio & Cañas, San José)
Mauricio París , ICC YAF for Latin America (Expertis Legal, San José)
Adriana Pucci (Pucci Advogados, São Paulo)
Rashda Rana (President, ArbitralWomen, London)
Mauricio Salas (BLP Legal, San José)
Braulio Venegas (Costa Rican Young Arbitrators, San José)
Deva Villanúa (Fernández Armesto, Madrid)
Gretta Walters (Chaffetz Lindsey, New York)

Logistical notes

Registration

To reserve your space, please fill out the “Registration Form” at www.icccostarica.com

For more information please contact: María Claudia Jiménez or Yorleny Araya
Email: info@icccostarica.com / direccionejecutiva@icccostarica.com

Venue

Hotel Marriott San José
301 S Market St
San José, CA
95113, Costa Rica

ICC Costa Rica, has negotiated preferential rates, You can make your reservation through the congress website. www.icccostarica.com

Please note that the number of rooms reserved with the ICC rate is limited. As they will be distributed on a “first-come, first-served” basis, we recommend that you make your reservation ASAP. All room reservations must be guaranteed by a credit card. The pre-reservation cut-off date is Friday 30 December 2016. Hotel reservations received after this date will be accepted on a space and/or rate available basis only.

Travel and hotel expenses are not included in the registration fees.