The Impact of BIT Arbitration on Latin American Commercial Arbitration:
Good or Bad News?

March 22, 2011

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

The conference is free and open to the public, however, registration is required. 3.5 CLE available for $75
Onsite registration available


American University Washington College of Law
Center on International Commercial Arbitration

Inter-American Bar Association

Program Agenda

8:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.  

Registration and welcome coffee

9:00 A.M. – 9:10 A.M.  

Opening Remarks

Dean Claudio Grossman, Raymond I. Geraldson Scholar for International and Humanitarian Law

Horacio A. Grigera Naón, Director, Center on International Commercial Arbitration

9:10 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
PANEL I: The Impact on Arbitral Tribunal Practice

John H. Rooney
, Chair, International Arbitration Law Committee, Inter-American Bar Association and Partner, Shutts & Bowen LLP, Miami

Francisco González de Cossío, Arbitrator, González de Cossío Abogados, S.C., Mexico

Alvaro Galindo, Director of International Arbitration and Litigation, Office of the Attorney General, Republic of Ecuador, Quito

Oscar Garibaldi, Partner, Covington & Burling LLP, Washington

10:00 A.M. – 10:10 A.M.

10:10 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
PANEL II: The influence on the interaction between National Courts and Arbitral Tribunals

Nancy M. Thevenin, Vice Chair of the International Arbitration Law Committee, Inter-American Bar Association and Special Counsel , Baker & McKenzie LLP, New York

Paolo Di Rosa, Partner, Arnold & Porter, Washington

Jennifer Thornton, Special Counsel, Baker Botts LLP, Washington

Marco E. Schnabl, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. New York

11:00 A.M. – 11:10 A.M.

11:10 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
PANEL 3: National and non-national sources of law interaction in Latin American Arbitration: the BIT and the commercial arbitration experience


Claudia Frutos-Peterson, Consultant, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, LLP, Washington

Fernando Cantuarias Salaverry, Dean, Universidad Del Pacífico School of Law, Lima

Patricio Grané, Counsel, ARnold & Porter, Washington

Lluis Paradell Trius, Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Rome

12:00 P.M. – 12:10 P.M.
Closing Remarks

12:10 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.