Latin Lawyer-GAR Arbitration Summit confirms top in-house speakers

Latin Lawyer-GAR Arbitration Summit confirms top in-house speakers

In-house lawyers from companies like tech giant Huawei, Peru’s largest mining company Buenaventura, and Colombia’s Ecopetrol will speak at Latin Lawyer-GAR Live 4th Annual Arbitration Summit on 30 April in Miami.

The conference will be chaired by Galicia Abogados partner Cecilia Azar and White & Case LLP partner Jonathan Hamilton.

Super early ticket rates are available until Friday 20 March and can be purchased here.

Among those lined up to speak are Buenaventura’s legal head Edwin Lozada, Huawei’s Mexico counsel Miguel Angel Morales and Ecopetrol’s General Secretary, Monica Jimenez Gonzalez.

Other confirmed in-house speakers are Aleksandra Cuprysa, global general counsel of Phoenix Tower International, and the general counsel of Atlas Renewable Energy Maureen Ryan.

Holland & Knight LPP is venue partner, while legal finance provider Vannin Capital is conference supporter and associate sponsor is International Arbitration Centre (IAC). Other organisations supporting the event are the Miami International Arbitration Society, ArbitralWomen, The Boston International Arbitration Council and the International Arbitration Institute at the University of Miami School of Law. 

The day will kick off with a discussion on Latin America’s energy market and how arbitrators and in-house counsel should navigate the current political volatility and economic changes to enforce effective dispute resolution.

Panellists will then discuss disputes within the construction industry, focusing on administrative and commercial law, and also look at how new soft law guidelines such as the IBA and Prague Rules impact arbitration decisions.

Following a networking lunch, the third panel will talk about the role of financial institutions in arbitration, given recent trends indicating an increase in banking institutions opting for arbitration over other dispute resolutions.

The conference will conclude with a traditional GAR Live Inquisition and explore the rise of international arbitration in Latin America and the role of regional and multi-regional institutions in the sector. The discussion will be held in the style of a US senate committee hearing, where a panel of GAR live inquisitors will grill witnesses.

Following closing comments by the conference chairs, delegates are invited to a drinks reception kindly hosted by co-chair Galicia.

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