Practice Committees

ITA practice committees are open to all interested Advisory Board members who wish to join.  ITA currently has two practice committees: the Americas Initiative Committee and the Young Arbitrators Initiative Committee.

Americas Initiative

ITA established its Americas Initiative in 2003 to explore opportunities and develop activities by which ITA could better serve the international arbitration community in Latin America. Since then, ITA has teamed up with leading arbitral institutions and counsel throughout Latin America to offer an annual Americas Workshop, an annual Americas Roundtable for young lawyers and variety of other activities designed to increase awareness and promote excellence in the practice of international arbitration in the region. To date, conferences have been held in Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Panama City, Santiago and São Paulo.

In recent years, the Americas Initiative has expanded to include membership status for selected arbitral institutions in the region, collaboration on a first of its kind survey of the institutions themselves, and creation of a Spanish-Portuguese language listserv for the Latin American international arbitration community (ITAFOR).

The Americas Initiative is now a standing practice committee of the ITA Advisory Board, open to all Advisory Board members in or interested in Latin America.

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

Young Arbitrators

The Young Arbitrators Initiative Committee helps to secure the involvement of young (under 40) arbitrators in the ITA’s programs and other activities. The group cooperates with similar groups in other arbitral bodies to promote a young arbitrators’ Roundtable immediately preceding the Winter Forum, the Americas workshop and the Annual (Dallas) Workshop each year. If you are a young arbitrator or a young lawyer with an interest in arbitration, contact committee chair Silvia Marchili or vice chair, Elizabeth Devaney.

Membership in the Young Arbitrators Initiative Committee is open to all Advisory Board members who are under the age of 40. Committee membership also includes ITA members who join ITA as (non-Advisory Board) Young Arbitrator Members.  For more information about ITA membership, click here

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Young Arbitrators Initiative Vice Chair - Silvia Marchili
Silvia Marchili
Chair, Young Arbitrators Initiative Committee
King & Spalding LLP
Houston, Texas

Elizabeth Devaney
Vice Chair, Young ITA
Assistant General Counsel
Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Houston, TX

Robert Landicho
Communications Chair, Young ITA
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, TX