JAMS-SPONSORED EVENT

International Arbitration Battle Royale: Civil v Common Law

Presented by The Florida Bar International Law Section, International Committee of the Bar Council England & Wales, CIArb Brasil Branch, Club EspaƱol de Arbitraje, Latin Lawyer, Reed Smith, HKA, and JAMS

JAMS is a proud sponsor and co-organizer of the "International Arbitration Battle Royale: Civil v Common Law." Between the ICC Miami and IBA Annual Conferences, we have the pleasure of inviting you to an in-person, cross-examination exhibition between common and civil lawyers. Who shall prevail and how will the Tribunal manage different styles between major worldwide legal traditions? In session 1, the age-old divide between common and civil law in international arbitration shall go head-to-head in a simulated cross-examination of the Tribunal appointed expert. In session 2, our pre-eminent Tribunal will discuss how these traditions stack up in terms of styles, characteristics, efficiency and effectiveness in persuasion.

Masters of Ceremony:
  • Gary Birnberg, Esq., FCIArb, Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS (Miami, Florida)
  • Frederico Singarajah, FCIArb, Barrister & Arbitrator, Gatehouse Chambers (London, UK)

3:00pm – 3:30pm - Registration


3:30pm – 5:00pm - Battle Royale Introduction and Welcome
    • Jacqueline Villalba, Esq., Chair, The Florida Bar International Law Section, Harper Meyer LLP (Miami, Florida)
    • Mark Fenhalls QC, Chair, Bar Council England & Wales, (London, England)

Session 1: Practical Demonstration of Cross-Examination of Expert Witness
    • Khawar Qureshi KC, McNair International (England & Wales)
    • Daniel E Gonzalez, Hogan Lovells (Miami, Florida)
    • Daniel Jacob Nogueira, Jacob & Nogueria Advogados (Manaus, Brasil)
    • Javier Fernandez-Samaniego, Samaniego Law (Madrid, Spain)
    • Colin Johnson, CCA, HKA, (London, England)

Session 2: Debate on Demonstration
    • Jose Astigarraga, Esq., Reed Smith (Miami, Florida)
    • Claudia Benavides Galvis, Baker McKenzie (Bogota, Colombia)
    • Eduardo Silva Romero, Head of Arbitration, Dechert LLP (Paris, France)

5:00pm – 7:00pm - Networking Reception

Featured People

Gary Birnberg, Esq., FCIArb
  • Arbitration
  • Aviation
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Employment
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Financial Markets
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Life Sciences
  • Personal Injury/Torts
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property