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2nd Annual LATAM Investor State Arbitration Conference


2nd Annual LATAM Investor State Arbitration Conference

Presented by Miami International Arbitration Society

JAMS is a proud supporting organization of the 2nd Annual LatAm Investor-State Arbitration Conference. Following on from the success of the inaugural conference last year, we hope you will join us this year for a packed schedule of debates, discussions and presentations focused on LatAm investor-state arbitration. This is an all day event on Sunday, November 12, 2023. Expect a fascinating keynote, an interview, two debates and a Tylney-Hall style audience led conversation to round off the afternoon.  

Enter the code GOMIAS2023 to get a 10% discount (please add the code before you complete the information form).

Program Agenda:

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 
9:20 -10:45 a.m.
Proposition I:  ISDS will no longer exist in 20 years
  • 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
Debaters against the proposition:
  • Renzo Seminario Cordova, Sr. Associate, King & Spalding
  • Deva Villanúa, Independent Arbitrator (Madrid)
Coffee break 
10:45– 11:15 a.m

2nd Debate 
11:15 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.
Proposition II:  A rule against double hatting will impede the generational change in ISDS arbitrators
  • Katharine Menéndez de la Cuesta, Partner, Holland & Knight  (US)
Debaters for the proposition:
  • Mélida N. Hodgson, Partner, Arnold Porter (US)
  • Andrés Moreno, Partner, Moreno Baldivieso Estudio de Abogados (Bolivia)
Debaters against the proposition:
  • Juan Carlos Castillo, Partner, Aguilar Castillo Love (Guatemala)
  • Elisabeth Eljuri, Elisabeth Eljuri P.A. (US)
Keynote Address and Lunch
12:40 – 2:10 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Alexis Mourre, Founding Partner, MGC Arbitration (France)

Tylney Hall-style symposium
2:15 – 3:45 p.m.
Symposium Moderators:
  • Christian Leathley, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills (US)
  • Josefa Sicard-Mirabal, Arbitrtor, Sicard Mirabal ADR (US)
Closing Remarks
3:45 – 3:55 p.m.
Closing Remarks by Richard Lorenzo Chairman, Miami International Arbitration Society (MIAS) and Regional Managing Partner - Americas, Hogan Lovells LLP (US)

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