18th ICC Miami Conference on International Arbitration

09-13 Nov 2020

Online English, Portuguese and Spanish CLE credits / MCLE credits / CLPD credits / CNB hours

ICC’s annual Miami conference is taking place online for the first time!

Sessions:

  • An exclusive interview with Alexis Mourre: “Re-shaping dispute resolution in a new era”
  • Tackling 5 Tricky Scenarios of online arbitrations: What Would You Do?
  • How can dispute resolution services support business resilience: An in-house perspective

A YAF & Diversity session will take place online on 12 November.

The ICC Institute Advanced Level Training “Data Protection and Cybersecurity in Virtual Proceedings” will take place online on 9 and 10 November 2020.

The training will use a case study and the ICCA-IBA Roadmap and Annexes to provide hands-on expertise in applying the data protection laws and related cybersecurity requirements to an international arbitration proceeding being held virtually.  The training will start with an overview of what data protection is and what it means for a virtual arbitration.  There will then be breakout sessions that will consider in a small group setting how data protection may impact each of the procedural stages in a typical arbitration that is being held virtually.  We will then come together and discuss what we have learned during the breakouts and best practices for addressing data protection and cybersecurity in virtual arbitration proceedings. 

Who should attend? 

  • Practicing lawyers
  • Arbitrators, mediators
  • Corporate counsel
  • Academic
  • Professionals interested in and/or involved in international arbitration in Latin America and the Caribbean
9 Nov.: Training
10 Nov.: Training
12 Nov.: YAF & Diversity session
13 Nov.: Conference

Start time: 10.30 EST | 16.30 CET | 9.30 CST | 7.30 PST

The training will be held in ENGLISH ONLY

ICC Institute Advanced Training: Data Protection and Cybersecurity in Virtual Proceedings

The training will use a case study and the ICCA-IBA Roadmap and Annexes to provide hands-on expertise in applying the data protection laws and related cybersecurity requirements to an international arbitration proceeding being held virtually. The training will start with an overview of what data protection is and what it means for a virtual arbitration. There will then be breakout sessions that will consider in a small group setting how data protection may impact each of the procedural stages in a typical arbitration that is being held virtually. We will then come together and discuss what we have learned during the breakouts and best practices for addressing data protection and cybersecurity in virtual arbitration proceedings.

16.30 – 17.00

Open platform for participants to have a virtual Welcome Coffee

17.00 – 17.15

Welcoming address, introduction and overview of the day

17.15 – 18.45

Introduction to Data Protection and Cybersecurity in Virtual Arbitration Proceedings:  An Overview of the ICCA-IBA Roadmap, the Annexes and the Case Scenario with Q&A (Plenary)

18.45 – 19.15

Break

19.15 – 20.30

Prior to the Arbitration – preparing your case: Breakout

 

  • Arbitration Agreement
  • Gathering evidence

-          Lawful Basis

-          Data Transfer

-          Data Minimisation

  • Use of Platforms
  • Request for Arbitration

Start time: 11.00 EST | 17.00 CET | 10.00 CST | 8.00 PST

The training will be held in ENGLISH ONLY

ICC Institute Advanced Training: Data Protection and Cibersecurity in Virtual Proceedings

17.00 – 17.10

Welcome back and overview of the day

17.10 – 18.30

Organizing the Arbitration: Case Management (ToR, PO1, Protocol) Breakout

  • Platforms
  • Disclosure
  • Data Subject Requests
  • Data Security
  • Data Breaches
  • Recordkeeping

18.30 – 18.45

Break

18.45 – 19.45

Virtually Conducted Hearings (Procedural, Evidentiary, Merits): Breakout

  • Platform
  • Data transfer
  • Security

19.45 – 20.00

Break  

20.00 – 21.00

Plenary Session and Concluding remarks

Diversity Session of 18th ICC Miami Conference

Start time: 13.00 EST / 15.00 BRT / 12.00 CST / 19.00 CET / 15.00 ART

13.00 – 14.30

“How to Progess Diversity in Extraordinary times”

- Insights and takeaways: experiences arising from the pandemic

- Differences across multiple regions

- Views from a variety of stakeholders: arbitrators, counsel, in-house

- Future steps: available tools and guidance suggestions to foster diversity

 

  • Chiann Bao, Arbitrator, Arbitration Chambers, Hong Kong, Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration (United States)
  • Gabriel Costa, Managing Counsel Litigation, Latin America & Caribbean, Shell Brasil Petróleo Ltda, Brazil
  • Soledad Díaz, Partner, Ferrere, Uruguay
  • Ndanga Kamau, Founder, Ndanga Kamau Law, The Netherlands ; Vice-President, ICC International Court of Arbitration (Kenya)

 

Moderator:

  • Carsten Wendler, Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Germany

The session will be held only in English.

Registrations are free of charge! To register please click here.

Programme available also in Portuguese and in Spanish

Start time: 10.45 EST | 16.45 CET | 9.45 CST | 7.45 PST

10.45 – 11.00

Welcome remarks

  • Katherine González Arrocha, Director for the Americas, Arbitration & ADR, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Panama City

11.00 – 11.20

“RE-SHAPING DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN A NEW ERA”

An inside look into the major developments at the International Court of Arbitration over the last 6 years and predictions about the future of international arbitration

  • Alexis Mourre, President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

 

Interviewed by :

  • Alexander G. Fessas, Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Paris
  • Ana Serra e Moura, Deputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

11.20 – 11.35

Q&A

11.35 – 12.35

Session 1 - Tackling 5 Tricky Scenarios of online arbitrations: What Would You Do?

Based on real-life situations seen in ICC arbitrations during the pandemic, arbitration experts will “compete” in an interactive game-show style panel to propose solutions to complicated situations that can arise in administering arbitrations in a post- Covid-19 world:

  • virtual witness and expert examination – when and how?
  • Due process paranoia in a virtual setting
  • Dealing with confidentiality and security issues
  • How to deliberate and draft awards efficiently without meeting in person: "life experiences”
  • How to ensure valid notifications during the arbitration proceedings

 

  • Fernando Cantuarias, Professor, Faculty of Law, Universidad del Pacifico, Peru
  • José Feris, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs, France
  • Juan Fernández-Armesto, Partner, Armesto & Asociados, Spain
  • Maria Claudia Procopiak, International Arbitrator, Procopiak Arbitration, United Kingdom/Brazil

 

Moderated by:

  • Dyalá Jiménez, Founder and Arbitrator, DJ Arbitraje, Costa Rica; former Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica (July 2018 to August 2020)

12.35 – 12.55

Break

12.55 – 14.15

Session 2 – How can dispute resolution services support business resilience: An in-house perspective

Covid-19 has caused (and continues to cause) significant disruption and uncertainty and major shifts in the global economy, posing unprecented challenges to corporate legal departments across a variety of sectors. A dialogue with our speakers will allow us to understand the key actions that General Counsel devised in response to COVID-19 and how such strategies may affect the market for dispute resolution services.

Disruption of supply chains

  • Liability implications arising from Covid-19
  • Major lessons on force majeure in the age of Covid-19
  • “Cash is King”: How to deal with liquidity problems? have Third-Party Funders played a role?
  • Mediation/ADR as a solution?

 

  • Suzana Blades, Associate General Counsel, Litigation and Arbitration, ConocoPhilips, Houston, United States
  • Alma Gómez Valdés, Deputy Director, Legal Department, Técnicas Reunidas, Spain
  • Cindy Randall, Associate General Counsel, Litigation, Microsoft, Redmond, Washington, United States
  • Ana Luisa Rovai Hieaux, General Counsel, Carrefour, Brazil

 

Moderated by:

  • Karl Hennessee, Senior Vice-President, Head of Litigation, Investigations & Regulatory Affairs, Airbus Legal & Compliance, Airbus, France

14.15 – 14.45

Closing

  • Roberto Azevêdo, Executive Vice President and Director, Corporate Affairs, PepsiCo; former Director-General, World Trade Organization

 

Introduced by:

  • Patricia Ferraz, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, São Paulo

Confirmed Speakers: (in surname’s alphabetical order)

ICC Institute Training

Paulo Brancher

Partner, Mattos Filho, Brazil

Yves Derains

Founding Partner, Derains & Gharavi, France; Chariman, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Javier Fernandez-Samaniego

Managing Director, Samaniego Law, Spain

Filip de Ly

Professor of law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Kathleen Paisley

Partner, Ambos Law, Belgium and New York/Miami, United States; International Task Forces on Cybersecurity and Data Protection in International Arbitration Proceedings (Co-Chair)

Melanie Van Leeuwen

Partner, Derains & Gharavi, France


Conference

Roberto Azevêdo

Executive Vice-President and Director, Corporate Affairs, PepsiCo; former Director-General, World Trade Organization

Suzana Blades

Associate General Counsel, Litigation and Arbitration, ConocoPhilips, Houston, United States

Fernando Cantuarias

Professor, Faculty of Law, Universidad del Pacifico, Peru

José Feris

Partner, Squire Patton Boggs, France

Juan Fernández-Armesto

Partner, Armesto & Asociados, Spain

Patricia Ferraz

Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, São Paulo

Alexander G. Fessas

Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services, Paris

Alma Gómez Valdés

Deputy Director, Legal Department, Técnicas Reunidas, Spain

Katherine González Arrocha

Director for the Americas, Arbitration & ADR, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Panama City

Karl Hennessee

Senior Vice-President, Head of Litigation, Investigations & Regulatory Affairs, Airbus Legal & Compliance, Airbus, France

Ana Hieaux

General Counsel, Carrefour, Brazil

Dyalá Jiménez

Founder and Arbitrator, DJ Arbitraje, Costa Rica; former Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica (July 2018 to August 2020)

Alexis Mourre

President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Maria Claudia Procopiak

International Arbitrator, Procopak Arbitration, United Kingdom/Brazil

Cindy Randall

Associate General Counsel, Litigation, Microsoft, Redmond, Washington, United States

Ana Serra e Moura

Deputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris

Dates:

 

Date of the conference: 13 November 2020

Date of the training: 9-10 November 2020

 

Online

Registration fees:

 

18th ICC Miami Conference: €100

ICC Members: €80

 

ICC Institute Training: €175

ICC Members: €140

 

Package: 18th ICC Miami Conference + ICC Institute Training: €248

ICC Members: €198,40 

Special discounts:

 

Group rates: Register 5 persons from the same company and pay for four.
In-house Counsel,  and Government representatives may benefit from a free ticket.
Please contact ICCGlobalEvents@iccwbo.org for more details.
ICC Members: to benefit from the ICC Member rate please contact your National Committee to get the discount code.

Working languages:

 

Conference: English, Portuguese and Spanish

Training: English

Cancellation policy:

 

Any form of cancellation until Friday 6 November will incur a cancellation fee of US$7 + 2.75% of the registration fee which must be covered by the participant. Cancellations after this date are refundable 50% of the registration fee.

Subject to agreement from ICC Global Events prior to the event, the registration may be transferred to another person from the same company or organization at no extra charge. Updated registration information will be required. Please note that ICC reserves the right to cancel this event or to make minor alterations to the content and timing of the programme or to the identity of the speakers. In the unlikely event of cancellation, delegates will be offered a full refund. ICC will not, however, be held responsible for any related expense incurred by the participant.

Credits and hours

ICC Global Events is eligible for CLE credit under New York ‘s, Texas and Florida’s approved jurisdiction procedures and is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. CLPD points from the State Bar of Dubai will be applied for in due course. French Bars: This training has been sent for CNB approval. Lawyers practising in France may apply for the reimbursement of this course, subject to terms and conditions.

Disclaimer:

 

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3 Days
621 Participants
33 Countries
12 Sessions