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International Commercial Arbitration in the Americas: A Look Ahead

April 14, 2008

Mooers-Morella Ceremonial Courtroom (603)
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

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PROGRAM

10:00-10:30am

Opening Remarks

HORACIO GRIGERA NAON, Director, International Arbitration Program, Washington 

LORENA PEREZ, Council Member and Vice Chair, International Arbitration Law Committee, Inter-American Bar Association, Washington



10:30-12:00pm

PANEL 1

Recent practice and trends in International Arbitration in North America

Moderator: JAY T. TAYLOR, Partner, McDermott Will & Emery, LLP, Washington

JAY L. ALEXANDER, Partner, Baker Botts LLP, Washington

PETER J. CARNEY, Partner, White and Case LLP,  Washington

JOSEFA SICARD-MIRABAL, Director of Arbitration and ADR, North America, ICC International Court of Arbitration,  New York

 

12:15-2:00 pm

Featured Luncheon Speaker:

PETER MAYNARD,
Head of Chambers, Peter D. Maynard, Counsel & Attorneys, Nassau

2:15-3:45pm

PANEL 2:

Salient Issues in International Commercial Arbitration in Central America

Moderator: LORENA PEREZ, Council Member and Vice Chair, International Arbitration Law Committee, IABA, Washington

JOSE RAMON GONZALEZ-MAGAZ, Partner, Steptoe & Johnson, Washington

HUMBERTO SAENZ MARINERO, Member, Sáenz & Asociados, San Salvador

HENRY SAINT DAHL, Council Member, Inter-American Bar Association, Washington


4:00-5:30pm

PANEL 3:

International Commercial Arbitration in South America: Current developments

Moderator: CLAUDIA FRUTOS-PETERSON, Counsel, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes,  Washington

AMAURI G. COSTA, Partner, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, Washington

LUIS MARTINEZ, Vice President, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, American Arbitration Association, New York

RAUL R. HERRERA, Partner, Arnold & Porter, Washington

 

5:30-5:45pm

 

5:45-6:30pm

Closing Remarks:

HORACIO GRIGERA NAON, Director, International Arbitration Program, Washington 

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