Save The Date: October 30

Updated: 5 days ago


Save the date! Announcing our first annual LATAM Investor-State Arbitration Conference on Sunday, October 30, (between the ICC and IBA conferences). Hosted by the University of Miami School of Law's International Arbitration Institute and International Arbitration Society at the University of Miami's Shalala Student Center Complex. Expect a packed, day-long event featuring an ICSID commentary, two debates, a keynote address and a Tylney Hall-style Symposium—and we will be finished in plenty of time for you to get to the IBA Welcome Party!

Registration and/or Sponsorship information is coming to you soon... In the meantime, we are excited to announce our keynote speaker will be Juan Fernández-Armesto!

Juan Fernández-Armesto is recognised among market commentators as one of the top arbitrators in Europe. He has standout experience as presiding arbitrator in investor-state cases under ICSID or UNCITRAL rules. Read more about his leadership in our field here.

LOCATION: University of Miami Shalala Student Center Complex



Join us for a day packed with debates, discussions and presentations from some of the leading Arbitrators and International Trade Dispute Experts in our field. 8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Registration and Networking Light breakfast Welcome 8:45 – 8:55 a.m. Welcome Remarks Donald Hayden, Partner, Mark Migdal & Hayden and Chairman, Miami International Arbitration Society (MIAS) ICSID Commentary 8:55 – 9:20 a.m. ICSID Response to current challenges to ISDS system Gonzalo Flores, Deputy Secretary General, ICSID, D.C. Introduced by Jonathan C. Hamilton, Partner, White & Case and Distinguished Faculty Chair, International Arbitration Institute, University of Miami School of Law 1st Debate 9:20 -10:45 a.m. Proposition I: Dual nationals are appropriate claimants in ISDS Moderator: Alexis Mourre, Founding Partner, MCG Arbitration Advocates in favor: David M. Orta, Partner, Quinn Emanuel and David W. Rivkin, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton and Adjunct Professor, International Arbitration LL.M., University of Miami School of Law Advocates against: Dr. Claudia Annacker, Partner, Dechert and Maria Lucia Echandia, Hogan Lovells LLP US 10:45– 11:15 a.m Coffee Break 2nd Debate 11:15 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Proposition II: LatAm should follow Europe’s lead and attempt to create an investment court with appellate recourse Moderator: Claus von Wobeser, Founding Partner, Von Wobeser y Sierra