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The ICDR® Miami International Arbitration Conference
A Corporate Counsel Series:
International Dispute Resolution in the Americas
January 28–30, 2015 | The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, FL
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JANUARY 28–30, 2015 | THE BILTMORE HOTEL, CORAL GABLES, FL
The International Centre for Dispute Resolution® (ICDR) is the standard-bearer
for ground-breaking rules and procedures to ensure a fair, well-managed, and
cost-effective dispute resolution process. The goal of the recently-released
revised and enhanced ICDR Dispute Resolution Procedures was to achieve the
highest level of process efficiency, as well as to codify certain well-established
ICDR administrative practices and introduce several new provisions.
This year’s conference is organized around several mock arbitrations to
demonstrate the key aspects of the revised Rules. Corporate counsel,
arbitrators, and advocates will use a variety of hypothetical scenarios to impart
insight into how the Rules can be used in actual cases.
In addition, the much-anticipated Tertulia roundtable discussion kicks off the
conference with an examination of clause drafting. And the next day, judges
from various jurisdictions in the Americas will share perspectives relating to
their international arbitration proceedings.
AGENDA • REGISTRATION FORM • CLE CREDIT INFORMATION
PROGRAM
AGENDA
The ICDR Miami International Arbitration Conference
A Corporate Counsel Series:
International Dispute Resolution in the Americas
January 28–30, 2015
Keep up to date on agenda and program by following Twitter: #ICDR and @ICDRorg.
CONFERENCE SPONSORS
COOPERATING ENTITIES
NY AC
New York
International Arbitration Center
CONFERENCE STEERING COMMITTEE
Julie Bédard
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; New York
Alan R. Crain
Baker Hughes Incorporated; Houston
Cecilia Flores Rueda
Haynes & Boone; México City
Daniel E. González
Hogan Lovells; Miami
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PROGRAM
AGENDA
The ICDR Miami International Arbitration Conference
A Corporate Counsel Series:
International Dispute Resolution in the Americas
January 28–30, 2015
Keep up to date on agenda and program by following Twitter: #ICDR and @ICDRorg.
JANUARY 28, 2015
16:30-17:00
Registration
16:50-17:00
Welcome
Steven K. Andersen, ICDR; Salt Lake City
Samaa Haridi, Weil, Gotshal & Manges; New York
17:00-19:00
ICDR and ICDR Y&I Tertulia Session:
Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses: Practices and Trends
Practitioners around the world rely upon experience, habit, customs, policy, creativity, tradition, and
the ease of “cut and paste” when drafting dispute resolution clauses. Each new clause negotiation and
drafting can lead to drastically different experiences once a dispute arises—the subject of this year’s
popular tertulia roundtable discussions. Conference attendees will split into smaller groups to allow each
attendee to share perspectives. Summaries from each group will be compiled and shared the following
day so that attendees can benefit from all the discussions.
19:30
REPORTERS
MODERATORS
* Eliana B. Baraldi, De Vivo, Whitaker e Castro
Advogados; São Paulo
* Isabel Fernández de la Cuesta, King &
Spalding; New York
* Laura C. Abrahamson, O’Melveny & Meyers;
Los Angeles
* Brent O.E. Clinkscale, Womble Carlyle
Sandridge & Rice; Greenville
* Andrea Engels, Hughes Hubbard & Reed;
New York
* Rodrigo Franco, Gomm & Smith; Miami
* Richard D. Deutsch, Andrews Kurth; Houston
* Devin A. Donohue, Palmer, Lombardi &
Donohue; Los Angeles
* Lucy Greenwood, Norton Rose Fulbright;
Houston
* Omar Guerrero Rodríguez, Hogan Lovells;
Mexico City
* Giselle Leonardo, International Arbitrator;
Miami
* Johanna Rousseaux, Jones Day; Miami
* Karen Wyke, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin;
Calgary (invited)
Reception
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PROGRAM
AGENDA
The ICDR Miami International Arbitration Conference
A Corporate Counsel Series:
International Dispute Resolution in the Americas
January 28–30, 2015
Keep up to date on agenda and program by following Twitter: #ICDR and @ICDRorg.
JANUARY 29, 2015
7:30-8:30
Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:45
Welcome
Julie Bédard, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; New York
Alan R. Crain, Baker Hughes Incorporated; Houston
Cecilia Flores Rueda, Haynes & Boone; México City
Daniel E. González, Hogan Lovells; Miami
8:45-10:00
Session I Mock Arbitration of Expedited Procedures
In 2014, the ICDR created its International Expedited Procedures, providing for a sole arbitrator in cases
where no disclosed claim or counterclaim exceeds USD $250,000. Parties initiate these cases by filing
detailed submissions, including all evidence then available. The proceedings continue with an accelerated
schedule towards the award. This mock arbitration demonstrates how the process works. Participants
represent the arbitral institution, the arbitrator, counsel, and clients.
Moderator and Arbitrator: George M. von Mehren, Squire Patton Boggs; Cleveland
Advocate: Jennifer M. Smith, Baker Botts; Houston
Corporate Client: Mark Fordham, Starbucks; Seattle
Advocate: Nicolas Swerdloff, Hughes Hubbard & Reed; Miami
Corporate Client: Jean-Francois Denis, Bombardier Aerospace Corporation; Dorval (invited)
ICDR Representative: Steven K. Andersen; Salt Lake City
10:00-10:30
Break
10:30-11:45
Session II Judicial Involvement in International Arbitration
Participants in the international arbitration process need to understand the key role the judiciary plays in
the fair and efficient execution of their cases. Practitioners often cite the need for the members of their
respective judiciaries to better understand the nuances of an arbitration case and reasoning for potential
judicial involvement. In this session, judges share their insights, observations, and lessons learned as to
how their practices interact with international arbitration.
MODERATORS
Alan R. Crain, SVP, Chief Legal and Governance Officer, Baker Hughes Incorporated; Houston
Hon. Raoul G. Cantero, Former Justice, Florida Supreme Court, White & Case LLP; Miami
The Honourable Mr. Justice Edward C. Chiasson; Court of Appeal for British Columbia and the Yukon
Court of Appeal; Vancouver
Magistrate Juan Luis Gonzalez Alcántara, Fourth Chamber of the Superior Court of the Federal
District; Mexico City
11:45-13:00
Lunch
13:15-14:45
Session III Mock Arbitration of Article 8, Consolidation
The revised ICDR Rules contain a consolidation provision, which allows a party to request the Administrator
to appoint a consolidation arbitrator. Such administrator has the power to consolidate two or more
arbitrations pending under the Rules, or under the Rules and other arbitration rules administered by
the AAA or ICDR. Participants in this mock session represent the arbitral institution, a consolidation
arbitrator, counsel, and the clients of the cases involved.
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AGENDA
The ICDR Miami International Arbitration Conference
A Corporate Counsel Series:
International Dispute Resolution in the Americas
January 28–30, 2015
Keep up to date on agenda and program by following Twitter: #ICDR and @ICDRorg.
J A N U A R Y 2 9 , 2 0 1 5 (Cont.)
13:15-14:45
(Cont.)
Moderator: Julie Bédard, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; New York
Consolidation Arbitrator: Sophie Nappert, Independent Arbitrator, 3 Verulam Chambers; London
Advocate: James Lloyd Loftis, Vinson & Elkins; Houston
Corporate Client: Edward W. Diggs, Bechtel; Houston
Advocate: Martin F. Gusy, Cozen O’Connor; New York
Corporate Client: Suzana M. Blades, ConocoPhillips; Houston
Advocate: Joel Richler, Blakes; Toronto
Corporate Client: Maite de Alba de Gandiaga, Dell; Mexico City
ICDR Representative: Thomas M. Ventrone; New York
14:45-15:00
Ice Cream Break
15:00-16:15
Session IV (conducted wholly in Spanish)
Mock Arbitration of Articles 21–22, Document Exchange & Privilege
The revised ICDR Rules incorporate the essence of the ICDR Guidelines for Arbitrators Concerning Exchanges
of Information created in 2008. The tribunal is mandated to manage the exchange of information among
the parties with a view to maintaining efficiency and economy. The Rules provide direction and clarity for
the arbitrator(s) and parties in relation to the exchange of documents—including electronic—and privileged
communications. Article 21 also provides that depositions, interrogatories, and requests to admit generally
are not appropriate procedures for obtaining information in arbitrations under these Rules. This session will
focus on pre-hearing issues. Participants represent the institution, an arbitrator tribunal, counsel, and the clients.
Moderator & Presiding Arbitrator: Eduardo Silva Romero, Dechert; Paris
Arbitrator: Luis M. O’Naghten, Baker & McKenzie; Miami
Arbitrator: Elisabeth Eljuri, Norton Rose Fulbright; Caracas
Claimant Advocate: John Adam, Latham & Watkins; Paris
Claimant: Oscar Arroyo, cbc; Guatemala
Respondent Advocate: Cristina Cárdenas, Astigarraga Davis; Miami
Respondent: Raymundo Arenas Pereda, AXA Seguros; México City
ICDR Representative: Luis M. Martinez; New York
16:15-17:30
Session V Mock Arbitration of Articles 20 & 23, Conduct of Proceedings and the Hearing
The revised Rules make clear that efficiency is a prime objective of ICDR arbitrations, stating that the
arbitrators and parties shall make every effort to avoid unnecessary delay and expense. The tribunal may
allocate costs, draw adverse inferences, and take such additional steps as necessary to protect the
efficacy and integrity of the arbitration. The tribunal can also provide guidance on witness testimony.
This session will focus on the actual hearing. Participants represent the institution, the arbitrator tribunal,
counsel, and the clients.
Moderator & Arbitrator: Daniel E. González, Hogan Lovells; Miami
Arbitrator: Ann Ryan Robertson, Locke Lord; Houston
Arbitrator: Abby Cohen Smutney, White & Case; Washington, D.C.
Claimant Advocate: Samaa Haridi, Weil, Gotshal & Manges; New York
Claimant: Judy Shu, Google; Mountain View (invited)
Respondent Advocate: Richard F. Ziegler, Jenner Block; New York
Respondent: Anthony Walsh, GE; Atlanta (invited)
ICDR Representative: Steven K. Andersen; Salt Lake City
18:30
Reception & Dinner
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AGENDA
The ICDR Miami International Arbitration Conference
A Corporate Counsel Series:
International Dispute Resolution in the Americas
January 28–30, 2015
Keep up to date on agenda and program by following Twitter: #ICDR and @ICDRorg.
JANUARY 30, 2015
8:00-9:00
9:00-10:00
Continental Breakfast
Session VI Tertulia Report & Discussion
Tertulia reporters will share the summaries, insights, and trends stemming from the small-group
roundtable discussion sessions on the conference’s opening day. After the report, the moderator will
facilitate a discussion among all attendees on the topics raised.
MODERATOR
REPORTERS
* Adolfo Jimenez, Holland & Knight; Miami
* Eliana B. Baraldi, De Vivo, Whitaker e Castro
Advogados; São Paulo
* Isabel Fernandez de la Cuesta, King &
Spalding; New York
10:00-10:30
Break
10:30-12:00
Session VII The Americas Legislative Update
An exciting, quick-moving session covering key legal and practice developments pertaining to each
jurisdiction listed below. In rapid succession, experts will answer and debate questions on relevant topics
under tight time frames managed by the moderator. All conference attendees will be invited to
participate in the session with questions and additional updates.
Moderator: J. Brian Casey, Bay Street Chambers; Toronto
Bolivia: Andrés Moreno Gutierrez, Moreno Baldivieso; La Paz
Brazil: Mauricio Gomm, Gomm & Smith; Miami
Canada: J. Brian Casey, Bay Street Chambers; Toronto
Colombia: Eduardo Zuleta, Gómez-Pinzón Zuleta Abogados; Bogotá
Costa Rica: Christian Díaz Barcia, Lara, Lopez, Matamoros, Rodriguez & Tinoco; San José
Mexico: Cecilia Flores Rueda, Haynes & Boone; México City
Peru: Carlos A. Soto, Carlos Soto & Abogados; Lima
Uruguay: Sandra Gonzalez, Ferrere Abogados; Montevideo
U.S.: Jennifer Permesly, Chaffetz Lindsey; New York
Venezuela: Andrés A. Mezgravis, Mezgravis & Asociados; Caracas
ICDR Representative: Luis M. Martinez; New York
12:00
Concluding Remarks
Steve K. Andersen, ICDR; Salt Lake City
13:30
Golf Activity
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AGENDA
The ICDR Miami International Arbitration Conference
A Corporate Counsel Series:
International Dispute Resolution in the Americas
January 28–30, 2015
Keep up to date on agenda and program by following Twitter: #ICDR and @ICDRorg.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Conference Registration Fees
Conference Fee: $800 USD
Full payment must be received in order to process registration. Conference registration fees include admission to all
seminars, course materials, luncheon, dinner, breaks, and cocktail receptions as outlined in the program agenda.
Cancellation Policy. Please note that space availability is limited. Should you need to cancel your registration, a refund of
one-half of your registration is available until December 29, 2014. We regret that no refunds can be made after that date.
Substitutions may be made at any time.
Language. English and Spanish. Simultaneous translation will be available.
Materials. Materials will be available at the conference and on the conference website.
Discounted Registration Rates
$725 USD: Corporate Counsel (a $75 discount)
$725 USD: Members of Cooperating Entities (a $75 discount)
FREE: Current Judges
$725 USD: ICDR Y&I Members (a $75 discount)
$675 USD: Tertulia Moderators (a $125 discount)
Additional Fees
$150 USD Dinner Guest fee per person$175 USD Golf Event on Friday Afternoon per person
VENUE
The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Reservations
Phone: 305.445.1926 or toll free 877.576.0793 (toll free) Please use: Group Name The ICDR Conference and Reference
Code 4426.
Email: [email protected] Use reference code 4426.
Online at hotel website: http://www.biltmorehotel.com/groups Enter group code 4426 and password 67109.
The conference dress code is business or smart casual.
CLE CREDIT INFORMATION
West LegalEdcenter is procuring continuing legal education (CLE) credits on behalf of American Arbitration Association.
This program is available for CLE credits in California, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Credit amounts vary by
attendance verification and jurisdictional rules.
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AGENDA
The ICDR Miami International Arbitration Conference
A Corporate Counsel Series:
International Dispute Resolution in the Americas
January 28–30, 2015
Keep up to date on agenda and program by following Twitter: #ICDR and @ICDRorg.
HOW TO REGISTER
5 ways to register for the Conference:
REGISTER ONLINE: at www.icdr.org/miami.
PHONE:
Call Jason Cabrera at +1 (212) 484-3207
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details to: [email protected]
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Send completed form (below) to: +1 (646) 663‑3080
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