X CAI Costa Rica: Analysis of the last decade, lessons, tendencies and challenges

San Jose, Costa Rica, • Spanish and English (with simultaneous translation)

This 10th edition of the International Arbitration Congress in Costa Rica will analyse the development of international arbitration in the Latin American region in the last decade.


The  Congress on International Arbitration organized annually by ICC Costa Rica will include this year discussions on international arbitration in the last decade, lesson, tendencies and challenges.

Furthermore, the Latin-American Chapter of the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) is organizing a conference on 24 February, that will precede the 10th ICC Costa Rica Congress on International Arbitration.

Who should attend?

Practicing lawyers, corporate counsel, in-house counsel, arbitrators and other dispute resolution services practitioners, academics and professionals involved and/or interested in obtaining further knowledge and keep up to date with domestic and international arbitration in Latin America.


Programme: 24 February 2019 (Day 1)

Workshop on “Oral skills, persuasion strategies and litigation under the experience of international arbitration” by Dechert LLP

08:00 – 09:00Participants registration
09:00 – 09:10Welcome remarks
09:10 – 10:30Workshop “Orality in hearings, persuasion strategies and litigation in international arbitration”
10:30 – 11:00Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30Workshop (Part II)
12:30 – 14:00Lunch break
14:00 – 15:30Workshop (Part III)
15:30 – 16:00Coffee break
16:00 – 16:50Workshop (Part IV)
16:50 – 17:00Conclusions and closing remarks
17:30 – 19:00ICC YAF Conference
25 February 2019 (Day 2)

ICC Costa Rica 10th Congress on International Arbitration

08:00 – 09:00Participants registration
09:00 – 09:15Welcoming remarks
09:15 – 10:45Panel I on “What has happened in the last decade? Where are we headed?
10:45 – 11:15Coffee break
11:15 – 12:45Panel II on “Common Law and Civil Law. What are the tools and visions of each system that both should adopt after a decade of practice?
12:45 – 14:30Lunch break
14:30 – 16:00Panel III on “The New York Convention: Analysis at the occasion of its 60th anniversary”
16:00 – 16:30Coffee break
16:30 – 18:00Panel IV on “The evolution of the theory of non-signatory parties, multi-parties and its practical application in Latin America”
26 February 2018 (Day 3)

ICC Costa Rica 10th Congress on International Arbitration

08:30 – 09:00Participants registration
09:00 – 10:30Panel V on “Fast Track Arbitration in the ICC Rules: Its impact in Latin America and new opportunities for Central America”
10:30 – 11:00Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30Panel VI on “Methods of calculation of damages: its evolution this past decade”
12:30 – 14:00Lunch break
14:00 – 15:30Panel VII on “Technology and arbitration: optional or mandatory?”
15:30 – 16:00Coffee break
16:00 – 17:30Panel VIII on “Efficient management of proceedings in international arbitration: what are the best practices?”
27 February 2018 (Day 4)

ICC Costa Rica 10th Congress on International Arbitration

08:00 – 08:50Participants registration
08:50 – 09:00Welcoming remarks
09:00 – 10:30Workshop on “Strategies for success in international construction disputes”
10:30 – 11:00Coffee break
11:00 – 12:30Workshop (Part II)
12:30 – 13:00Conclusions and closing remarks


Speakers:Meriam Al – RashidDentons US LLP (New York)
 José María AlonsoJosé María Alonso Abogados (Madrid)
 José AstigarragaReed Smith LLP (Miami)
 Cecilia Azar M.Alternate Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in representation of Mexico; Galicia Abogados (Mexico City)
 Claudia BenavidesPresident of the Commission on Arbitration & ADR of ICC Colombia; Baker McKenzie (Bogotá)
 Jerry BrodskyPeckar & Abramson (Miami)
 Alfredo BullardBullard Falla Ezcurra + (Lima)
 María Angélica BurgosZuleta Abogados Asociados (Bogotá)
 José Antonio CaínzosClifford Chance (Madrid)
 Francesco Campora GaticaLoy Letelier Campora (Santiago de Chile)
 Álvaro CastellanoConsortium Legal (Guatemala City)
 Jorge Manuel ChacónCJA Abogados (San Jose)
 Gregory H. ChertoffPeckar & Abramson (New York)
 Manuel ContheManuel Conthe Arbitrator (Madrid)
 Diana CorreaICC YAF Representative for Latin America; Diana Correa International (Bogotá)
 Bernardo CremadesB. Cremades y Asociados (Madrid)
 Roy de Jesús HerreraPresident of ICC Costa Rica; Dentons Muñoz (San José)
 Carlos de Los SantosGarrigues (Madrid)
 Yves DerainsPresident of the ICC Institute of World Business Law; Derains & Gharavi (Paris)
 Christian Díaz BarciaLPA Legal (San Jose)
 Diana DroulersMember of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in representation of Venezuela; Dispute Resolution Data (Caracas)
 Nicole DuclosCovington & Burling LLP (New York)
 José Ricardo FerisVice-President of the ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR; Squire Patton Boggs (Paris / Santo Domingo)
 Alberto FernándezBTA Legal (San José)
 José Rafael FernándezArbitratLaw (San José)
 Mónica FernándezMiembro de la Corte Internacional de Arbitraje de la ICC en representación de Costa Rica; Alfredo de Jesús O – Transnational Arbitration (Paris)
 Claudia Frutos-PetersonCurtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP (Washington D.C.)
 Salvador FonsecaHolland & Knight LLP (Miami)
 Álvaro GalindoAlternate Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in representation of Ecuador; Dechert LLP (Washington D.C. / Quito)
 Nelson GallardoFTI Consulting (Atlanta)
 Francisco González de CossíoGonzález de Cossío Abogados (Mexico City)
 Katherine González ArrochaDirector for the Americas of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (Panama City)
 Luis Enrique GrahamHogan Lovells LLP (Mexico City)
 Arturo GuerreroSáenz & Asociados (San Jose)
 Elena Gutiérrez GarciaCorte de Arbitraje de Madrid (Madrid)
 Fernando MarcondesL.O. Baptista Abogados (Sao Paulo)
 Katharine MenéndezHolland & Knight LLP (Miami)
 Juan Felipe Merizalde UrdanetaDechert LLP (Washington D.C. / Bogotá)
 Victor MoraMagnalex Abogados (San José)
 Andrés Moreno GutierrezMoreno Baldivieso (Santa Cruz)
 Christa MuellerMueller Abogados, S.C. (Mexico City)
 Cristian LeathleyHerbert Smith Freehills
 Seguimundo NavarroSecretary General of the CEA (Madid)
 Rodrigo OreamunoFacio & Cañas (San José)
 Carlos OrtegaFTI Consulting (Bogota)
 Karla PascarellaPeckar & Ambramson (Austin)
 Mauricio ParísECIJA (San José)
 Felipe PeláezFTI Consulting (Atlanta)
 Marcos Peña RodríguezJiménez Cruz Peña (Santo Domingo)
 Humberto SáenzSáenz & Asociados Abogados (San Salvador)
 Jesús Remón PeñalverUría Menéndez Abogados (Madrid)
 Rafael Rincón OrdóñezZuleta Abogados Asociados (Bogotá)
Eduardo Silva RomeroMember of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in representation of Colombia; Dechert LLP (Paris)
 José RosellIndependent Arbitrator (Paris, Barcelona and Denmark)
 Mauricio SalasBLP Abogados (San Jose)
 Carlos A. SotoCarlos Soto & Asociados (Lima)
 Javier-Navarro VelascoBaker McKenzie (Monterrey)
 Deva VillanúaVice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration; Armesto & Asociados (Madrid)
 Andrea Hulbert VolioHulbert Volio Abogados (San Jose)
 Eduardo ZuletaVice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration; Zuleta Abogados Asociados (Bogota)
 Andrea ZumbadoDechert LLP (París)

Logistical notes


Hotel Real Intercontinental San José, Escazu

In Front Of Multiplaza , Shopping Center , Escazu : San Jose


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To register call + 506 4052-4400 ext. 1090/1091 or email info@icccostarica.com

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