3rd ICC Ecuador ADR Week

13-15 Sep 2021

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9:00 (Bogotá / Lima / Quito) | 11:00 (Buenos Aires / Sao Paulo) 16:00 (CEST)

Join us for the 3rd edition of the ICC Ecuador ADR Week, including an ICC Mediation Day, ICC Arbitration Day and an ICC YAF event.

This 3rd edition of the ICC Ecuador ADR Week is organized by the ICC Court and ICC Ecuador. This event is biennial and invites all arbitration and ADR practitioners and users to a conference which focuses on topics of interest on domestic and international arbitration, as well as mediation and dispute boards. We will count with the participation of the President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Claudia Salomon, as well as well-known local and international speakers.

Who should attend?

Practicing lawyers, corporate counsels, in-house counsels, magistrates, legal directors, arbitrators and other dispute resolution services practitioners, academics and professionals involved and/or interested in obtaining further knowledge and keeping up to date with domestic and international arbitration in the Americas.

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

Day 1 – ICC Ecuador Mediation & Dispute Boards Day (13 September 2021)

*Quito Time Zone

8:30 – 8:40

Welcoming remarks

8:40 – 9:40

Panel on “Mediation as a requirement of procedure: Is the parties autonomy affected?

  • Experiences of neighbouring countries: subjects where prejudiciality is applied, pros and cons
  • Analysis in favour from the Ecuadorian perspective
  • Academic perspective:  Is the voluntary principle of mediation suppressed by making it a requirement of prejudiciality?
  • New 2021 ICC Arbitration Rules: Encouraging the parties to consider settlement (Appendix IV (h)(i). Simple change in language or more than that?

9:40 – 9:50

Q & A Session

9:50 – 10:50

Panel on “Dispute Boards – Lessons from the Glencot, Discain and Panama Canal cases: elements to consider”

10:50 – 11:00

Q & A Session

11:00 – 12:00

Panel on “Efficiency of mediation in Investor-State controversies.”

  • Mediation in investor-state disputes
  • Analysis of the advantages to solve disputes through mediation for investment conflicts
  • Application of the Singapore Convention and the “Decreto Ejecutivo No. 165” in Investor-State controversies
  • Mediation processes in the Mediation Center of the State Attorney General’s Office of Ecuador and the authorization of the State Attorney General and how to make these processes more efficient.

12:00 – 12:10

Q & A Session

12:10 – 13:30

Panel on “Hot topics regarding mediation in Ecuador”

  • Execution of mediation acts in Ecuador before and after the Decreto Ejecutivo No. 165
  • Confidentiality in mediation proceedings by telematic medias: analysis from the technical and civil views
  • Responsibility and criminal penalties in cases with breaches in non-disclosures in telematic mediations
  • Agreement of wills in family law and the exercise of parental authority.
  • Mediation post-pandemic: perspectives on the future

13:30 – 13:40

Q & A Session

13:40 – 13:45

Closing remarks

Day 2 – ICC Ecuador Arbitration Day (14 September 2021)

*Quito Time Zone

9:00 – 9:10

Welcoming remarks

9:10 – 9:25

Inaugural Speech “ICC Arbitration - dispute resolution to meet party needs”

Claudia Salomon

9:25 – 9:45

Master lecture

9:45 – 10:00

Q & A Session

10:00 – 10:10


10:10 – 11:10

Panel on “Arbitration 2.0 – Lessons and opportunities for the arbitral system”

  • Complex arbitrations: consolidation, incorporation of additional parties and more
  • Investment arbitration: Ecuadorian perspective
  • Is a new law on arbitration and mediation necessary in Ecuador? Proposal of the ICC Ecuador Task Force.
  • Emergency arbitration, abbreviated procedure, and anticipated dismissal

11:10 – 11:25

Q & A Session

11:25 – 12:45

Networking Sessions


16:00 – 17:20

Panel on “Hot topics regarding investment: protection, tools for negotiation and dispute resolution”

  • Article 422 of the Ecuadorian Constitution and the sovereignty of the State: incidence of the negotiation and subscription of international tools of protection for investments and mechanisms of economic and commercial integration.
  • Early alert - The Peruvian experience: Coordination and response system of the State in international investment controversies
  • Technical and efficient defence in Investor-State arbitrations: the secret to success
  • How to generate an attractive climate for investors, increasing the competitivity and taking precautions at the same time for the state’s interests?

17:20 – 17:30

Q & A Session

17:30 – 18:40

Debate on “Arbitration on labor matters”

  • “Transigibilidad”
  • Grounds for annulment
  • Constitutional and legal framework
  • Advantages and benefits

18:40 – 18:50

Q & A Session

18:50 – 19:00

Conclusions and closing remarks

Santiago Acurio del Pino

Judge, Sala Penal de la Corte Provincial de Justicia de Pichincha, Quito

Fausto Albuja Guarderas

Partner, Guarderas & Guarderas Abogados, Quito

Roque Albuja Ponce

Professor, Universidad Internacional del Ecuador, Quito

Xavier Andrade Cadena

Partner, AVL Abogados, Quito

Alicia Arias Salgado

Chief of Party, Ecuador en Counterpart International, Quito

Jorge Baeza

Dean, Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Internacional del Ecuador, Quito

Patrick Barrera Sweeney

Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration ; Founding Partner, BACLAW Abogados, Quito

José Luis Barzallo

Partner, Barzallo & Barzallo, Quito

Ximena Bustamante

Founding Partner, PACTUM Dispute Resolution Consulting, Quito

Ana Carolina Donoso Bustamante

Professor, Universidad San Francisco de Quito; Partner, Estudio Jurídico Santacruz & Donoso Abogados, Quito

Karina Escobar Muñoz

Partner, LEGGE Abogados, Quito

Álvaro Galindo

Alternate Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Partner, Carmigniani Pérez Abogados, Quito

Blanca Gómez de la Torre

Partner, ECIJA GPA (Quito)

Maritza Soledad Gómez Zuluaga


Eduardo Damião Gonçalves

Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Partner, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados, Sao Paulo

Gonzalo González

President of the Commission on Arbitration ICC Ecuador; Partner, ECIJA GPA Abogados, Quito

Fabián Jaramillo Terán

Founding Partner, Jaramillo Dávila Abogados, Quito

Judith Knieper

Legal Officer, UNCITRAL, Vienna

Ana María Larrea

Director, Centro de Arbitraje y Conciliación de la Cámara de Comercio de Guayaquil y Socia Larrea y Ortiz Abogados, Guayaquil

Andrés Larrea Savinovich

ICC YAF Representative for Latin America; Senior Associate, Tobar ZVS LLP, Quito

Hernán Pérez Loose

Founding Partner, Coronel & Pérez Abogados, Guayaquil

Juan Manuel Marchán

Partner, Pérez Bustamante Ponce Abogados, Quito

Juan Felipe Merizalde

Founding Partner, Juan Felipe Merizalde Abogados, Bogotá

Jaime Arturo Moreno Martínez

President, Centro de Arbitraje y Mediación de las Cámaras de la Producción del Azuay, Cuenca

Gabriela Muñoz Crespo

National Director, Centro de Mediación de la Procuraduría General del Estado de Ecuador, Quito

Cecilia Misu

Vice-President, Standing Committee of ICC International Centre for ADR; CMSQUARE GmbH (Erlangen)

Juan Páez Parral

Director, Centro de Mediación de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito

Alberto Peña Moscoso

Founding Partner, EXPERTISE Abogados, Quito

Maria Claudia Procopiak

International Arbitrator, Procopiak Arbitration, London

Javier Robalino Orellana

Founding Partner, ROBALINO LAW, Quito

Claudia Salomon

President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Esteban Santos López

Partner, LexBuró Abogados, Quito

Eduardo Silva Romero

Chairman, ICC Institute of World Business Law; Partner, Dechert, Paris

Juan Carlos Sosa Gallardo

President, Sub-commission on Mediation & Dispute Boards of ICC Ecuador; Sosa & Salazar Abogados, Quito

María Mercedes Tarrazón

Founding Partner, Dispute Management, Madrid

María del Carmen Tovar

Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Partner, Estudio Echecopar en asociación con Baker McKenzie, Lima

Paulina Velarde

Mediator, Centro de Arbitraje y Mediación de la Cámara de Comercio de Quito, Quito

Jaime Vintimilla Saldaña

Director, Centro de Mediación de la Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Quito

María Isabel Zurita

Partner, Quevedo & Ponce Estudio Jurídico, Quito

For further information, please contact:

Katherine Lievano

Project Manager


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