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Sun, Nov 12


University of Miami

2nd Annual LATAM Investor State Arbitration Conference

Following on from the success of our inaugural conference in 2022 we hope you will join us for another day-long conference packed with debates, discussions and presentations focused on LATAM investor-state arbitration. [7.5 CLE credits approved]

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2nd Annual LATAM Investor State Arbitration Conference
2nd Annual LATAM Investor State Arbitration Conference

Time & Location

Nov 12, 2023, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

University of Miami, 1330 Miller Dr, Miami, FL 33146, USA


About the event

This is an all day event on Sunday 12, November 2023. Expect a fascinating keynote, an interview, two debates and a Tylney-Hall style audience led converstion to round off the afternoon.  Click here for our formidable Speaker Roster bios.

7.5 CLE credits have been approved by the Florida Bar.  The 7.5 credits will also qualify as Certification Credits for International Litigation & Arbitration and International Law.


Registration and Networking 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Light breakfast

Welcome Remarks 9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Richard C. Lorenzo, Chairman, Miami International Arbitration Society (MIAS) and Regional Managing Partner - Americas, Hogan Lovells LLP. 

Thayane Machin Martinez, President, Miami Law International Arbitration Society Student Organization

1st Debate 9:15 -10:45 a.m.

Proposition I:  ISDS will no longer exist in 20 years

Moderator: Bernardo Cremades, Founding Partner, B. Cremades y Asociados (Madrid)

Debaters for the proposition: 

Margie-Lys Jaime, Legal Adviser, Office of Investment Arbitration, Ministry of Economy & Finance (Panama) 

Diego Gosis, Partner, GST LLP (Miami)

Debaters against the proposition: 

Renzo Seminario Cordova, Sr. Associate, King & Spalding (Miami)

Deva Villanúa, Independent Arbitrator (Madrid)

Coffee break and networking 10:45– 11:15 a.m

2nd Debate 11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Proposition II:  A rule against double hatting will impede the generational change in ISDS arbitrators

Moderator: Katharine Menéndez de la Cuesta, Partner, Holland & Knight  (US)

Debaters for the proposition: Mélida N. Hodgson, Partner, Arnold Porter (US) and Andrés Moreno, Partner, Moreno Baldivieso Estudio de Abogados (Bolivia)

Debaters against the proposition: Juan Carlos Castillo, Partner, Aguilar Castillo Love (Guatemala) and Elisabeth Eljuri, Elisabeth Eljuri P.A. (US)

Keynote Address 12:45 – 2:15 p.m.

Introduction by MAW23 Platinum Sponsor, Harry Burnett, Partner, King & Spalding (Miami) and MIAS Director

Keynote Address and Lunch, Alexis Mourre, Founding Partner, MGC Arbitration (Paris) interviewed by Jonathan C. Hamilton, Partner  White & Case  and Distinguished Faculty Chair, International Arbitration LL.M., University of Miami School of Law

Coffee and dessert 2:15– 2:45 a.m

Tylney Hall-style symposium 2:45 – 4:15 p.m.

Symposium Moderators: 

Estefania San Juan, Partner, White & Case (Miami)

Josefa Sicard-Mirabal, Arbitrtor, Sicard Mirabal ADR (New York)

Closing Remarks 4:15 – 4:30 p.m.

Richard C. Lorenzo, MIAS Chairman and Regional Managing Partner - Americas, Hogan Lovells LLP (Miami)

Donald Hayden, Co-Host, MIAS Past Chair and Managing Partner, Mark Migdal & Hayden (Miami)

Luis O’Naghten, Co-Host, MIAS Past Chair and Partner, Nelson Mullins (Miami)

Silvia Marchili, Chair-Elect MIAS 2024 and Partner, White & Case (Miami)



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