1st ITA-ALARB Joint Conference on International Arbitration:

Arbitrating Disputes in Natural Resources and ALARB Annual Meeting

- in Santiago, Chile

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Santiago 
Calle El Alcalde No. 15,
Las Condes, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Santiago, Chile

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Credits:MCLE Credit available

Overview

Presented by The Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) and The Latin American Association of Arbitration (ALARB)

Conference Co-Chairs

Andrés Jana L.
ITA Americas Initiative Chair
Bofill Mir & Álvarez Jana
Santiago, Chile

Eduardo Zuleta
ALARB President
Zuleta Abogados Asociados S.A.S
Bogotá, Colombia

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Schedule and Faculty

Disputes related to natural resources have increased substantially and represent a significant percentage of international arbitrations today. This is particularly true for the Latin American Region.  Disputes range from investment disputes for expropriation or other alleged violations of international treaties in extractive industries to commercial disputes on JOAs and association agreements. These disputes present particular features reflected in different aspects of the case, including among others damages assessment, the role of local communities, environmental concerns, and policy issues that arise in the overall relationship between private parties, public entities, and the state.  Industry and arbitration experts will address these issues and others that are specific to investment and commercial arbitration involving natural resources.

Thursday, May 3

2:00 pm


ITA Americas Initiative / ITAFOR Luncheon Meeting

3:00 pm


Registration

4:00 pm


Welcome and Introduction to the Joint Conference

  • Abby Cohen Smutny, ITA Chair, White & Case, Washington, DC
  • Eduardo Zuleta, ALARB President, Zuleta Abogados Asociados, Bogotá

Young Lawyers Roundtable

Presented by
ALARB Comité de Jóvenes Profesionales en el Arbitraje and Young ITA

4:10 pm


Environmental Disputes in International Arbitration

The speakers will address the impact that environmental disputes with the community and changes in environmental regulations may have on commercial and investment arbitrations. The panelists will discuss among other issues how to cope with the public relations and social considerations, the applicability of “uniform” environmental standards, and recent developments in the region.

Moderator: Silvia M. Marchili, Young ITA Chair, King & Spalding, Houston

Panelists:

  • Eric Franco, General Counsel, ENGIE Energía Perú, Lima
  • Soledad Díaz, Ferrere, Montevideo
  • Ben Love, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, New York

5:10 pm


Coffee break

5:30 pm


Annulment of Awards

Decades ago, the annulment of awards was considered a side effect of the “growing pains” in a relatively young area of law. As arbitration is becoming more mature, cases are argued and decided by sophisticated, specialized practitioners and arbitrators. Yet, decisions by well-respected arbitrators are still annulled. What causes annulment committees and courts to annul an award? Are there any common trends in the region? Are awards under a higher scrutiny?

Moderator: Alegría Jijón-Andrade, Pérez Bustamante & Ponce, Quito

Panelists:

  • Valeria Galíndez, Valença Galíndez, São Paolo
  • Ignacio Minorini Lima, Bruchou, Fernández Madero & Lombardi, Buenos Aires
  • José María de la Jara, Bullard Falla Ezcurra +, Lima

6:30 pm


Welcome Reception

8:00-10:00 pm


Conference Dinner at Oporto Steak Bar (optional)

Please indicate on the registration form if you wish to attend. Ticket price: $75 USD per person.

Friday, May 4

7:45 am


ALARB Annual Meeting

8:45 am


Welcome Back

  • Sergio Urrejola Monckeberg, President, Centro de Arbitraje y Mediación Santiago (CAM), Santiago
  • Andrés Jana, ITA Americas Initiative Chair, Bofill Mir & Álvarez Jana, Santiago

9:00 am


Keynote Address: Framing the Issues

From private disputes to indigenous issues to regulatory issues to expropriation, the range of possible energy disputes arbitrated in Latin America is broad and the scope of possible remedies intriguing. This introduction will set the stage for a wide array of presentations from practitioners expert in these areas throughout the Americas.

  • Doak Bishop, King & Spalding, Houston

9:30 am


Relevant Issues in International Commercial Arbitration

A view from the perspective of the arbitral institutions, arbitrators, counsel and the industry on the issues at stake in international commercial arbitration related to natural resources.

Moderator: Deva Villanua, Armesto & Asociados, Madrid

Panelists:

  • Ana Serra e Moura, Deputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris
  • João Bosco Lee, Lee Taube Gabardo, Curitiba
  • Mónica Jiménez González, Secretary General, Ecopetrol S.A., Bogotá

11:00 am


Coffee break

11:30 am


Relevant Issues in Investor State Arbitration

A view from the perspective of the arbitral institutions, arbitrators, counsel and the industry on the issues at stake in investment cases involving natural resources.

Moderator: José Emilio Nunes Pinto, José Emilio Nunes Pinto Advogados, São Paulo

Panelists:

  • Martin Doe Rodríguez, Senior Legal Counsel, Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague
  • Ignacio Suarez Anzorena, Clifford Chance LLP, Washington, D.C.
  • Abby Cohen Smutny, White & Case LLP, Washington, D.C.
  • Mairée Urain-Bidegain, Team Leader/Legal Counsel, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Washington, D.C.

1:00 pm


Conference Luncheon

2:20 pm


Oral History Interview

A Conversation with

Yves Derain
Derains & Gharavi
Paris

With

Eduardo Zuleta
President, Asociación Latinoamericana de Arbitraje (ALARB)
Vice Chair, Institute for Transnational Arbitration
Zuleta Abogados Asociados
Bogotá

This interview is the latest in a series organized by the ITA Academic Council to record the evolution of modern international arbitration in the words of those who have led it.

3:00 pm


Mock: Cross-Examination of a Damages Expert

What is the role of damage experts? Assist the Tribunal? Support the case of the party? Both? How should an expert be cross-examined? Leading practitioners and experts will conduct a live hearing session devoted to the cross examination of an expert.

  • Counsel for Claimant: Rafael Llano, White & Case LLP, Mexico City
  • Counsel for Defendant - Dietmar Prager, Debevoise & Plimpton, New York
  • Expert - Pablo T. Spiller, University of California, Berkeley, and Compass Lexecon, New York
  • Tribunal Chair - Guido Tawil, M. & M. Bomchil and Univ. of Buenos Aires
  • Claimant-Appointed Arbitrator - Deva Villanua, Armesto & Asociados, Madrid
  • Respondent-Appointed Arbitrator - Christian Albanesi, Linklaters, Paris

Panel Discussion

Audience Q&A

4:15 pm


Coffee break

4:45 pm


Future Perspectives and Proposals

Looking in to the future. Will arbitration remain as we know it today?

Moderator: Macarena Letelier Velasco, Secretary General, Centro de Arbitraje y Mediación Santiago (CAM), Santiago

Panelists:

  • David Arias, Arias SLP, Madrid
  • Eduardo Silva Romero, Dechert LLP, Paris

6:15 pm


Closing Remarks

  • Eduardo Zuleta, ALARB President, Zuleta Abogados Asociados, Bogotá

Hotel Information

The cost of housing is not included in tuition. However, rooms (in limited number) have been reserved at the Ritz-Carlton Santiago Hotel, El Alcalde 15, El Golf, Las Condes  Santiago, Chile. To get this very special rate, you must make your reservations online. The last day to obtain this special rate is April 18, 2018 or until the room block is exhausted, whichever comes first, so make your hotel reservations promptly.

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Sponsorship Opportunities / Oportunidades de Auspicio y Beneficios

Headline Conference Sponsorship - $5,000 (3,020,000 CLP) (up to four sponsors max)

  • Exposure to thousands of ITA, ALARB and CAM Santiago constituents
  • Recognition as a Headline Conference Sponsor on the conference website, in the conference brochure, in e-marketing and at the conference
  • 4 complimentary conference registrations (all events)
  • 2 complimentary guests at the Dinner
  • 2 complimentary guests at the Luncheon
  • Sponsor logo on the cover of the online and final programmes
  • Name/logo on the conference website with link to company website
  • Sponsor logo on the conference holding presentation in main session room
  • Sponsor logo on general conference signage
  • 1 exhibition table for promotional materials
  • Sponsorship acknowledged via Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook accounts

Auspicio/Patrocinio Titular De La Conferencia - $5,000 (3,020,000 CLP) (máximo cuatro auspiciadores)           

  • Exposición a miles de constituyentes de ITA, ALARB y CAM Santiago
  • Reconocimiento como Auspiciador Titular de la Conferencia  en el sitio web, en el folleto de la conferencia, en e-marketing y en la conferencia misma
  • 4 inscripciones gratuitas para la conferencia (todos los eventos)
  • 2 invitados de cortesía en la Cena
  • 2 invitados de cortesía en el Almuerzo
  • Logo del Auspiciador en la portada de los programas online  y finales
  • Nombre / logo en el sitio web de la Conferencia con enlace al sitio web de la compañía
  • Logo del Auspiciador en la presentación de la sala principal de la Conferencia
  • Logo del Auspiciador en la señalética de la conferencia general
  • 1 mesa de exposición para materiales promocionales
  • Mención de Auspicio a través de cuentas de Twitter, LinkedIn y Facebook

Conference Sponsorship - $3,500 (2,114,000 CLP) (up to six sponsors max)

  • Exposure to thousands of ITA, ALARB and CAM Santiago constituents
  • Recognition as a Conference Sponsor on the conference website, in the conference brochure, in e-marketing and at the conference
  • 3 complimentary conference registrations (all events)
  • 1 complimentary guest at the Dinner
  • 1 complimentary guest at the Luncheon
  • Sponsor logo on the cover of the online and final programs
  • Sponsor logo on the conference website with link to company website
  • Sponsor logo on the conference holding presentation in main session room
  • Sponsor logo on general conference signage
  • 1 exhibition table for promotional materials
  • Sponsorship acknowledged via Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook accounts

Auspicio/Patrocinio De La Conferencia - $3,500 (2,114,000 CLP) (máximo seis auspiciadores)                  

  • Exposición a miles de constituyentes de ITA, ALARB y CAM Santiago
  • Reconocimiento como Auspiciador de la Conferencia  en el sitio web, en el folleto de la conferencia, en e-marketing y en la conferencia misma
  • 3 inscripciones gratuitas para la conferencia (todos los eventos)
  • 1 invitado de cortesía en la Cena
  • 1 invitado de cortesía en el Almuerzo
  • Logo del Auspiciador en la portada de los programas online  y finales
  • Logo del Auspiciador en el sitio web de la Conferencia con enlace al sitio web de la compañía
  • Logo del Auspiciador en la presentación de la sala principal de la Conferencia
  • Logo del Auspiciador en la señalética de la conferencia general
  • 1 mesa de exposición para materiales promocionales
  • Mención de Auspicio a través de cuentas de Twitter, LinkedIn y Facebook

Lanyard Sponsorship - $3,500 (2,114,000 CLP) (exclusive sponsorship) - SOLD OUT

  • Exposure to thousands of ITA, ALARB and CAM Santiago constituents
  • Recognition as Lanyard Sponsor on the conference websites, in the conference brochure, in e-marketing and at the conference
  • Sponsor name/logo on the conference name badge lanyard
  • Sponsor logo on the conference website with link to company website
  • 2 complimentary registrants at the conference (all events)
  • 1 exhibition table for promotional materials
  • Post-conference recognition at ITA’s website and in its quarterly News & Notes

Auspicio/Patrocinio De La Tarjeta De Identificación De La Conferencia - $3,500 (2,114,000 CLP) (auspicio exclusivo) - AGOTADO

  • Exposición a miles de constituyentes de ITA, ALARB y CAM Santiago
  • Reconocimiento  como el auspiciador de la tarjeta de identificación de la Conferencia en el sitio web, en el folleto de la conferencia, en e-marketing y en la conferencia misma
  • Nombre/logo en la tarjeta de identificación de la Conferencia (exclusivo)
  • Logo en el sitio web de la Conferencia con enlace al sitio web de la compañía
  • 2 inscripciones gratuitas para la conferencia (todos los eventos)
  • 1 mesa de exposición para materiales promocionales
  • Reconocimiento posterior en el sitio web de ITA y en su publicación trimestral de noticias

WiFi Sponsorship - $3,500 (2,114,000 CLP) (exclusive sponsorship) - SOLD OUT

  • Company/Firm Name as wifi code for conference
  • Exposure to thousands of ITA, ALARB and CAM Santiago constituents
  • Recognition as Wifi Sponsor on the conference website, in the conference brochure, in e-marketing and at the conference
  • 2 complimentary conference registrations (all events)
  • 1 exhibition table for promotional materials
  • Name/logo on the conference website with link to company website

Auspicio/Patrocinio De WiFi - $3,500 (2,114,000 CLP) (auspicio exclusivo) - AGOTADO

  • Nombre de Empresa como clave wifi de la Conferencia
  • Exposición a miles de constituyentes de ITA, ALARB y CAM Santiago
  • Reconocimiento  como el auspiciador wifi en el sitio web, en el folleto de la conferencia, en e-marketing y en la conferencia misma
  • 2 inscripciones gratuitas para la conferencia (todos los eventos)
  • 1 mesa de exposición para materiales promocionales
  • Nombre/logo en el sitio web de la Conferencia con enlace al sitio web de la compañía

Canvas Bag Sponsorship - $3,000 (1,812,000 CLP) (up to three sponsors max)

  • Exposure to thousands of ITA, ALARB and CAM Santiago constituents
  • Recognition as Canvas Bag Sponsor on the conference website, in the conference brochure, in e-marketing and at the conference
  • 2 complimentary conference registrations (all events)
  • 1 exhibition table for promotional materials
  • Name/logo on the conference website with link to company website

Auspicio/Patrocinio De Canvas Bag (Bolsa De Género Oficial) - $3,000 (1,812,000 CLP) (máximo tres auspiciadores)

  • Exposición a miles de constituyentes de ITA, ALARB y CAM Santiago
  • Reconocimiento  como el Auspiciador Canvas Bag en el sitio web, en el folleto de la conferencia, en e-marketing y en la conferencia misma
  • 2 inscripciones gratuitas para la conferencia (todos los eventos)
  • 1 mesa de exposición para materiales promocionales
  • Nombre/logo en el sitio web de la Conferencia con enlace al sitio web de la compañía

Conference Dinner Sponsorship - $2,500 (1,510,000 CLP) (up to three sponsors max)

  • Exposure to thousands of ITA, ALARB and CAM Santiago constituents
  • Recognition as Conference Dinner Sponsor on the conference website, in the brochure, in e-marketing and at the conference
  • 2 complimentary conference registrations (all events)
  • 2 complimentary guests at the Dinner
  • 1 exhibition table for promotional materials
  • Name/logo on the conference website with link to company website

Auspicio/Patrocinio De La Cena - $2,500 (1,510,000 CLP) (máximo tres auspiciadores)

  • Exposición a miles de constituyentes de ITA, ALARB y CAM Santiago
  • Reconocimiento  como el Auspiciador de la Cena  de la Conferencia en el sitio web, en el folleto de la conferencia, en e-marketing y en la conferencia misma
  • 2 inscripciones gratuitas para la conferencia (todos los eventos)
  • 2 invitados de cortesía en la Cena
  • 1 mesa de exposición para materiales promocionales
  • Nombre/logo en el sitio web de la Conferencia con enlace al sitio web de la compañía

Conference Luncheon Sponsorship - $2,000 (1,208,000 CLP) (up to three sponsors max)

  • Exposure to thousands of ITA, ALARB and CAM Santiago constituents
  • Recognition as Luncheon Sponsor on the conference website, in the conference brochure, in e-marketing and at the conference
  • 1 complimentary conference registration (all events)
  • 2 complimentary guests at the Luncheon
  • Space for promotional materials at the conference
  • Name/logo on the conference website with link to company website

Auspicio/Patrocinio De El Almuerzo - $2,000 (1,208,000 CLP) (máximo tres auspiciadores)

  • Exposición a miles de constituyentes de ITA, ALARB y CAM Santiago
  • Reconocimiento  como el Auspiciador del Almuerzo de la Conferencia en el sitio web, en el folleto de la conferencia, en e-marketing y en la conferencia misma
  • 1 inscripción para la conferencia gratuita (todos los eventos)
  • 2 invitados de cortesía en el Almuerzo
  • Espacio para materiales promocionales en la conferencia
  • Nombre/logo en el sitio web de la Conferencia con enlace al sitio web de la compañía

Welcome Reception Sponsorship - $2,000 (1,208,000 CLP) (up to three sponsors max)

  • Exposure to thousands of ITA, ALARB and CAM Santiago constituents
  • Recognition as Welcome Reception Sponsor on the conference website, in the conference brochure, in e-marketing and at the conference
  • 1 complimentary conference registration (all events)
  • 2 complimentary guests at the Welcome Reception
  • Space for promotional materials at the conference
  • Name/logo on the conference website with link to company website

Auspicio/Patrocinio De La Recepción De Bienvenida  - $2,000 (1,208,000 CLP) (máximo tres auspiciadores)

  • Exposición a miles de constituyentes de ITA, ALARB y CAM Santiago
  • Reconocimiento como el Auspiciador de la Recepción de Bienvenida en el sitio web, en el folleto de la conferencia, en e-marketing y en la conferencia misma
  • 1 inscripción para la conferencia gratuita (todos los eventos)
  • 2 invitados de cortesía en la Recepción de Bienvenida
  • Espacio para materiales promocionales en la conferencia
  • Nombre/logo en el sitio web de la Conferencia con enlace al sitio web de la compañía

Conference Coffee Breaks Sponsorship - $1,000 (604,000 CLP) (up to three sponsors max)

  • Exposure to thousands of ITA, ALARB and CAM Santiago constituents
  • Recognition as Coffee Breaks Sponsor on the conference website, in the conference brochure, in e-marketing and at the conference
  • 2 discounted conference registrations (25% off)
  • Space for promotional materials at the conference
  • Name/logo on the conference website with link to company website

Auspicio/Patrocinio Del Coffee Break - $1,000 (604,000 CLP) (máximo tres auspiciadores)

  • Exposición a miles de constituyentes de ITA, ALARB y CAM Santiago
  • Reconocimiento  como el Auspiciador del Coffe Break en el sitio web, en el folleto de la conferencia, en e-marketing y en la conferencia misma
  • 2 discounted conference registrations (25% off)
  • Espacio para materiales promocionales en la conferencia
  • Nombre/logo en el sitio web de la Conferencia con enlace al sitio web de la compañía

Exhibitor - $750 (453,000 CLP) (space permitting)

  • Exposure to thousands of ITA, ALARB and CAM Santiago constituents
  • Space for promotional materials at the conference
  • Name/logo on the conference website with link to company website

Expositor - $750 (453,000 CLP) (si el espacio lo permite)

  • Exposición a miles de constituyentes de ITA, ALARB y CAM Santiago
  • Espacio para materiales promocionales en la conferencia
  • Nombre/logo en el sitio web de la Conferencia con enlace al sitio web de la compañía

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