One week until Latin Lawyer-GAR Arbitration Summit
Several in-house lawyers will speak at the Latin Lawyer and GAR Live: Arbitration Summit 2022 in Miami, including Tania Ortiz Mena from Sempra Infrastructure and John Mascarello of Zurich Insurance Group.
The conference takes place on 25 May at Greenberg Traurig LLP’s office in Miami.
The full programme is available here.
The event is co-chaired by Jonathan Hamilton of White & Case LLP and Cecilia Azar from Mexico’s Galicia Abogados.
White & Case and Galicia are sponsoring the speakers’ dinner and drinks reception, respectively.
Gold sponsors are Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Aguilar Castillo Love, Foley Hoag LLP and King & Spalding LLP, as well as Docket Navigator.
BVI International Arbitration Centre and Sidley Austin LLP are silver sponsors, while the Miami International Arbitration Society and Lexology are supporting organisations.
Confirmed speakers so far include Ortiz, president of Sempra Infrastructure, and Mascarello, associate general counsel at Zurich. Paul Di Pietro, counsel at the International Court of Arbitration, Veronica Lavista, legal counsel at International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and Francois Lassalle, CEO of BVI International Arbitration Centre, will also participate. For the full list of confirmed speakers, click here.
The overall theme of the conference is ESG and will kick off with an introduction to the topic by the conference co-chairs. That is followed by the first panel on environmental law and arbitration, where speakers will discuss the impact of climate change and the covid-19 pandemic on local policies and key issues investors and states should consider.
The second panel will explore the role of social and human rights in the international arbitration landscape. A panel on governance and arbitration will follow. Speakers will discuss the increasingly important role of good governance and corporate conduct in dealmaking and business behaviour, looking at key issues from an arbitration perspective.
A returning feature of the Latin Lawyer and Global Arbitration Review conference is the punchy inquisition-style Q&A, which once again will end the arbitration summit. Panellists will drive the discussion on the implications of ESG for arbitral procedures and overview the challenges to international arbitration caused by the pandemic.