15/12/2003 - Conferência Internacional - Second Annual Miami International Arbitration Conference  - Florida/EUA - 28 e 30 de janeiro/2004.

Fonte: CBMAE - Corte Brasileira de Mediação e Arbitragem Empresarial  

A conferência está sendo organizada em conjunto pelos escritórios Steel, Hector & Davis, LLP e Stroeter, Royster & Ohno, pela American Arbitration Association, pela Inter-American Bar Association e Inter-American Comercial Arbitration Comission.
Representando o Brasil, atenderá o seminário como palestrante o Prof. Guido Fernando Silva Soares.


Conference Chairs:

Daniele Favalli & Eduardo Palmer, Steel Hector & Davis LLP


January 28, 2004

6:00-8:00              Welcoming Cocktail Reception

January 29, 2004


8:00-8:45              Registration


8:45-9:00              Welcoming Address

                                Eduardo Palmer, Chair - International Litigation & 

                                 Arbitration Group, Steel Hector & Davis LLP


                                Introduction to the Conference

                                William K. Slate II, CEO and President, AAA/ICDR


NAFTA, BITS, and other Multilateral Treaties:

 Impact on Arbitration in Latin America


9:00-9:30              Current Use and Development of Investment Treaties in Latin America

                                Bernardo M. Cremades,

                                     B. Cremades y Asociados


9:30-10:00            Welcome Back Mr. Calvo:  The Gander Thinks Twice

                                Todd Weiler, Counsel, NAFTALaw.org


10:00-10:30          Coffee Break


10:30-12:00          Legal Issues Involving ICSID Disputes

                                Panel discussion:

                                Carolyn B. Lamm, Partner, White & Case LLP       

                                Carole Malinvaud, Partner, Gide Loyrette Nouel

                                Lucy F. Reed, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

                                Margrete Stevens, Senior Counsel, ICSID


                                Moderator: Bernardo M. Cremades,

                                     B. Cremades y Asociados


12:00-1:15            Lunch

                                Investor-to-State Arbitration in the Americas:

                                New Procedural Developments

                                Keynote Speaker: Antonio Parra,

                                     Deputy Secretary-General, ICSID


1:15-1:45              Creating Windfalls Without Actually Investing

                                Martin Hunter, Barrister, Essex Court Chambers


1:45-2:45              NAFTA Arbitration: The U.S., the Canadian, and the Mexican Views

                                Panel discussion:

                                L. Yves Fortier, Partner, Ogilvy Renault

                                Andrea J. Menaker, Attorney-Advisor, NAFTA 

                                     Arbitration Division, Office of the Legal Advisor, U.S. Department of State

                                Claus von Wobeser, Partner, von Wobeser y  Sierra,  S.C.


                                Moderator: Roberto Illingworth Cabanilla,

                                 President,  IACAC


The FTAA - Entrance to the World’s Largest Market:

     Dispute Resolution Mechanisms


2:45-3:15              Potential FTAA Disputes from a Trade Perspective

                                Shanker A. Singham, Chair - International Trade &  

                                     Competition Group, Steel Hector & Davis LLP


3:15-3:45              Coffee Break


3:45-5:00              Arbitration Issues Under the FTAA

                                Panel discussion:

                                Salvador J. Juncadella, International Consultant,

                                     Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

                                Antonio Parra, Deputy Secretary-General, ICSID

                                Keith S. Rosenn, Professor, University of Miami 

                                     School of Law


                                Moderator: George Mencio, Partner,

                                     Holland & Knight LLP


5:00-7:00              Personal Time


7:00-9:00              Dinner

                                Arbitration Without a Contract: The Impact on You

                                Keynote Speaker: William K. Slate II,

                                     CEO and President, AAA/ICDR


January 30, 2004


The Panama Convention and Other

 “Latin American” Treaties


9:00-9:40              Arbitration Trends in Recent Latin American Treaties

                                Francisco Orrego Vicuña, Professor,

                                     Universidad de Chile


9:40-10:15            The Co-Existence of the Panama and New York Conventions

                                Daniele Favalli, Of Counsel,

                                     Steel Hector & Davis LLP


10:15-10:45          Coffee Break


10:45-12:00          Pitfalls When Enforcing Awards in Latin America

                                Panel discussion:

                                Juan Carlos Esguerra Portocarrero, Partner, 

                                     Esguerra, Gamba, Barrera, Arriaga & Asociados

                                Marco E. Schnabl, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, 

                                     Meagher & Flom LLP

                                Guido Fernando Silva Soares, Professor,

                                     Universidade de São Paulo


                                Moderator: Sergio Huidrobo Corbett,

                                     President, IABA


12:00-12:15          Closing Remarks

                Albert Orosa, Vice President, AAA

Conference Panelists


Bernardo M. Cremades, Madrid, Spain

B. Cremades y Asociados, Madrid; Professor of International Business Law, Universidad de Madrid; correspondent in Spain, Revue de l’arbitrage and International Arbitration Law Review; member, ICC Institute of World Business Law.  Author of Arbitration in Spain (1991), Litigation in Spain (1989), and numerous articles in arbitration-related law reviews. Law degree, Doctorate, Universidad de Sevilla, 1968; Dr. iur., University of Cologne, Germany, 1967; Universidad de Sevilla, 1965. 

Juan Carlos Esguerra Portocarrero, Bogota, Colombia

Partner, Esguerra, Gamba, Barrera, Arriaga & Asociados; Professor of Law, Universidad Javeriana; arbitrator, Bogotá Chamber of Commerce and International Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration.  Former Minister of Defense; Ambassador to the United States; Vice Minister of Communications; member of the 1991 Constitutional Assembly.  LL.M., Cornell University, 1973; J.D., Universidad Javeriana, 1972.

 Daniele Favalli, Miami, Florida

Of Counsel, Steel Hector & Davis LLP; Pestalozzi Lachenal & Patry (Zurich, Switzerland), 1994-1999. AAA Roster of Neutrals, Commercial Panel; member of ICC working group on arbitration; Co-Chair of the annual Miami International Arbitration Conference (2003 and 2004).  LL.M., University of Texas at Austin, 2000; J.D., University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), 1994.

 L. Yves Fortier, Montreal, Canada

Partner, Ogilvy Renault; member of the ICSID panel of conciliators and arbitrators; former President, London Court of International Arbitration; former member, Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague; former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations; Vice-President of the 45th United Nations General Assembly; arbitrator and senior claims judge on the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland.  B.C.L., McGill University, 1958.

 Sergio Huidobro Corbett, Santiago, Chile

President, Inter-American Bar Association;  Partner, Estudio Jurídico Sergio Huidobro y Cia. Ltd.; Professor of International Business, Universidad de las Américas.  Lic., Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Martin Hunter, London, England

Barrister, Essex Court Chambers, London, 1994; former Partner of Freshfields, 1967-1994. Professor of International Dispute Resolution, Nottingham Law School, 1995; visiting Professor, King’s College, London University, 2003; member, ICC International Court of Arbitration, 1988-91; member, Arbitration Court of the London Court of International Arbitration, 1987-2003; member, Board of Advisors, American Review of International Arbitration, 1989; member, Senior Advisory Board, International Arbitration Law Review, 1997.  Co-author, Law & Practice of International Commercial Arbitration (with Alan Redfern, editions of 1985, 1991 & 1999); co-author, The English Arbitration Act 1996: Text and Notes (with Tony Landau, 1998); co-author, Arbitration Title, Halsbury’s Laws (with Ben Pilling, 2002); co-author, Arbitration and ADR Title,” Butterworths Encyclopaedia of Forms & Precedents (with Philip Croall, 5th ed.).

Roberto Illingworth Cabanilla, Guayaquil, Ecuador

President, Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission (IACAC), since 2001; Professor, Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil Law School; Permanent Executive Secretary, Consejo Consultivo Empresarial Andino; Executive Secretary, Confederación de Cámaras de Comercio del Grupo Andino.  Doctor of Law (1986) and law degree (1982), Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil.

 Salvador J. Juncadella, Miami, Florida

International Consultant, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP; former corporate counsel, Exxon Corporation’s affiliates in Latin America; former general counsel, Esso Inter-America, Inc.; Partner, Bufete de Mendoza, Havana, Cuba.  President, the Inter-American Bar Association, 1997-98; member of the Board of Directors, Vice-Chair, and member of the Executive Committee, Commercial Dispute Resolution Center of the Americas, since 1996. Publications include: Establishment of Branches of Foreign Companies in the Central American Common Market and Panama; contributor, Florida Bar’s International Transactions Manual (1988 & 1992). LL.D., Universidad de la Habana, Cuba, 1952.

 Carolyn B. Lamm, Washington, D.C.

Partner, White & Case.  Member of a NAFTA chapter 11 tribunal; member, U.S. Secretary of State’s committee on private international law and study group on the proposed Hague Convention on Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgments; alternative U.S. member, NAFTA committee on private dispute resolution;  recent developments reporter, International Arbitration Law Review.  Publications include: The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes: Responses to Problems and Changing Requirements,” Arbitration, Journal of the LCIA (February 1998) and “Jurisdiction of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes,” ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal (April 1992). J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1973.

Carole Malinvaud, Paris, France

Partner, Gide Loyrette Nouel; former Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell (New York).  LL.M., Harvard Law School, 1988; Advanced Studies Degree in Private and International Law, University of Paris II, 1986.  Member of the Paris and New York Bars.

Andrea J. Menaker, Washington, D.C.

Attorney-Adviser, NAFTA Arbitration Division, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State.  Adjunct Professor of International Commercial Arbitration, Georgetown University Law Center.  Defends the United States in international arbitrations under the investment chapter of NAFTA and participates in similar arbitrations against Canada and Mexico.  J.D., University of Washington.

George  Mencio, Miami, Florida

Head of the International Practice Area and Partner, Holland & Knight LLP.  Member of the Cuban-American Bar Association, the Inter-American Bar Association, and the International Bar Association.  J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1981.

Francisco Orrego Vicuña, Santiago, Chile

Professor of Law, Universidad de Chile; board member, International Arbitration Institute; President, Administrative Tribunal of the World Bank; member, list of ICSID arbitrators and conciliators; former Chairman of a panel of commissioners of the UNCC; member, Commission on the Settlement of Disputes between Chile and the United States.  Publications include: “Changing Approaches to Nationality of Claims in the Context of Diplomatic Protection and International Dispute Settlement,” in Liber Amicorum Ibrahim F.I. Shihata 503 (2001) and “Peaceful Settlement of Disputes - Prospects for the 21st Century,” in The Centennial of the First International Peace Conference (2000) (with C. Pinto).  Ph.D. in International Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1986; law degree, Universidad de Chile, 1965.


Antonio Parra, Washington, D.C.

Deputy Secretary-General, International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).  Former Legal Adviser and Senior Counsel, ICSID.  Managing Editor, ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal; member of the Council of the International Federation of Commercial Arbitration Institutions.

Lucy F. Reed, New York, New York

Partner and member of the International Arbitration and Public International Law Groups, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Chair, International Advisory Committee, American Arbitration Association; arbitrator on the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission; U.S. State Department Agent to the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal; lecturer in private international law, The Hague Academy of International Law, 2001.  J.D., University of Chicago, 1977.

Keith S. Rosenn, Miami, Florida

Professor of Law and Director of LL.M. programs in Comparative and Inter-American Law, University of Miami School of Law.  Former project specialist with the Ford Foundation.  Publications include: “Judicial Review in Brazil: Developments Under the 1988 Constitution,” 75 Southwestern Journal of Law & Trade in the Americas 301 (forthcoming); “Federative Republic of Brazil,” in Gisbert H. Flanz, ed., 3 Constitutions of the Countries of the World 1 (2001); and “Some Controversial Aspects of the New Brazilian Arbitration Law,” with Arnoldo Wald and Patrick Schellenberg, 31 University of Miami Inter-American Law Review 223 (2000). LL.B., Yale Law School, 1963.

Marco E. Schnabl, New York, New York

Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Chairman, International Litigation Committee, Commercial Litigation Section, New York State Bar Association; member, Arbitration Committee, New York City Bar Association; member, Committee on Arbitration, U.S. Council for International Business; President, Committee on International Civil Procedure, Union Internationale des Avocats.  J.D., Columbia Law School, 1981. M.Phil., Economics, Columbia University, 1977; M.S., Management, Sloan School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1973; Lic., Economics, Universidad de Buenos Aires, 1971.

Guido Fernando Silva Soares, São Paulo, Brazil

Professor of International Law, Universidade de São Paulo; member of the list of arbitrators, MERCOSUR; member of the list of arbitrators, Permanent Court of Arbitration of the Hague; member of the list of arbitrators, Brasil-Argentina Chamber of Commerce.  Former diplomat in Moscow and Montevideo; former Minister Counselor in the Permanent Mission of Brasil in Geneva for ILO, WIPO, TRIPS, and international environmental conventions.  Publications include: “Arbitration and International Trade,” Arquivos do Ministério da Justiça, v. 156, Oct./Dec. 1980; and “International Arbitrations,” Enciclopédia Saraiva de Direito, v. 7.Ph.D., Political Science, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, 1974; Master’s Degree in Comparative Law, University of Illinois, 1973; law degree, Universidade de São Paulo, 1960.

Shanker A. Singham, Miami, Florida

Partner and Chair of the International Trade and Competition Group, Steel Hector & Davis; McKenna & Co., London, 1992-95; Board of Advisors of the Florida FTAA, Inc.; Chair of Florida’s Competition Policy Working Group to the Free Trade Area of the Americas.  J.D., University of Miami School of Law, 1996; C.P.E., Guildford College of Law, England, 1992; M.A., Oxford University, 1990.

William K. Slate II, New York, New York

CEO and President, American Arbitration Association, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, since 1994; visiting Professor, Seton Hall University School of Law.  Served as an executive in both the Third and Fourth Federal Circuits, overseeing judicial operations in eight states and the Virgin Islands; member of various international arbitral institutions, including the International Court of Sport (Lausanne, Switzerland) and the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s Olympic Athlete Disputes Panel; published author of 50 articles on law and business.  J.D., University of Richmond Law School; MBA, Wharton School of Business, the University of Pennsylvania.

Margrete Stevens, Washington, D.C.

Senior Counsel, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID); former legal officer, Privatbanken A/S (London); former assistant protection officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Botswana and Malaysia.  Member, editorial board, ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal.  Publications include: Bilateral Investment Treaties (with Rudolf Dolzer)(1995); “Experience in Arbitrations under ICSID Rules Pursuant to Bilateral Investment Treaties,” International Business Lawyer (September 2001); and “Arbitration and Investment Disputes: Are We Heading in the Right Direction?”, News from ICSID (Spring 2001).  LL.M., London School of Economics; Cand. Jur., University of Copenhagen.

Todd Weiler, Ontario, Canada

Counsel, NAFTALaw.org; global faculty member, Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee, United Kingdom.  Former law clerk to Justice Wetston, Q.C. (Federal Court of Canada); policy analyst in various Canadian government departments (including Canadian Heritage, the Treasury Board Secretariat and Revenue).  Publications include: NAFTA Investment Law and Arbitration: Past Issues, Current Practice, Future Prospects (New York: Transnational, 2004); “NAFTA Article 1105 and the Principles of International Economic Law” 41 (2003) Columbia Journal of Transnational Law 101; “Dodging Bullets: A First Look at the Final Award in Loewen & the Loewen Group v. U.S.A.” 4 (2003) Journal of World Investment 659; and “NAFTA Chapter 11 Jurisprudence: Coming Along Nicely” 9 (2003) Southwestern Journal of Law and Trade in the Americas 101.  LL.M. (2002), University of Michigan; LL.M. (1998), University of Ottawa, Canada; M.A. (1993) and LL.B. (1996), University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Claus von Wobeser, Mexico City, Mexico

Partner, von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C.; President, Mexican Bar, 2001-02; lecturer on arbitration, Escuela Libre de Derecho; member of the ICC Court of Arbitration, 1982-88; Vice-Chairman, IBA Arbitral Committee D; president, Arbitration Committee, ICC Mexico; fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Doctor of Law, University of Paris, 1983. Law degree, Escuela Libre de Derecho, 1979.

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