19th ICC Miami Conference on International Arbitration

12-14 Dec 2021

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

ICC’s annual Miami conference is taking place as a hybrid event for the first time!

The ICC Institute Training will take place on 12 December 2021.

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
12 December: Training
13 December: Conference
14 December: Conference

All times are EST

09.00 - 18.00

ICC Institute Training: Dispute Boards

18.00 - 20.00

Cocktail reception

09.00 - 09.15

Welcome address

09.15 - 09.45

Opening keynote speech

09.45 - 11.00

Spotlight in Latam & Spain: 5 hottest issues that arbitral practitioners cannot miss

-Brazil: Is Secrecy of arbitral proceedings a safe harbour?

-Chile: CCF Sudamerica SPA : Between a rock and a hard place

-Colombia: Navigating 3 important decisions : Ruta del Sol II, GECELCA & Reficar

-Peru: Emergency Decree 020-2020: “Un pasito para adelante y varios pasitos para atrás

-Spain: Constitutional Court decision of 15 February 2021 - Is the confidence re-established?

11.00 -  11.15

Q & A Session

11.15 - 11.45

Networking break

11.45 - 13.00

An Institutional Roundtable: how can organizations protect the playing field

-ICCA: Guidelines on Standards of Practice

-IBA: Guidelines on conflicts of interest. Different standard in Latam?

-ICC: what is expected from the leading arbitral institution?

-What is the support expected from State Judges? Or the judge perspective?

13.00 - 13.15

Q & A Session

13.15 - 15.00


15.00 - 16.15

Mind the gap: the power of arbitrators to review contracts?

-Source of arbitrators’ power

-A civil law vs common law perspective


-Relevant case law

16.15 - 16.30

Q & A Session


Networking break


Q&A session with President and representatives from ICC Secretariat



9.00 - 10.15

Revisiting Jurisdiction and admissibility of claims: navigating trouble waters

-The nature of jurisdiction and admissibility: where does the twilight zone lies?

-Investment arbitration vs commercial arbitration

-Challenges related to multitiered clauses, timeliness issues or conditions precedent : Republic of Sierra Leone v. SL Mining Ltd (2021)

-Avoiding the clash of different forums: When is judicial intervention appropriate?

10.15 - 10.30

Q & A Session

10.30 - 11.00

Networking break

11.00 - 12.15 

Amicus curiae: a tool used by arbitral institutions to protect legitimacy?

-Consent to arbitrate and the legitimacy of the arbitral process: 2018 Decision on Waleed Al-Qarqani, et al v . Chevron Corporation and Chevron U.S.A. Inc.

-The ICC Court’s approach to independence and impartiality of arbitrators: 2019 Decision on Halliburton Company v. Chubb Bermuda Insurance Ltd (Todd Wetmore)

-The application of the competence- competence principle to validity objections: 2020 Decision on Uber Technologies Inc., et al. v. David Heller

-The arbitral tribunal´s authority over discovery: 2021 Brief in Servotronics, Inc., v. Rolls-Royce Plc, Et AL., (speaker from the ICC Secretariat?

12.15 - 12.30

Q & A Session

12.30 - 13.00

Debating whether the idea of an autonomous arbitration would be a dream for Latam? In Memory of Emmanuel Gaillard

13.00 - 13.15

Closing remarks

13.15 – 15.30


The speakers of the conference will be available in due time.

Dates and venue

Date of the training: 12 December 2021
Date of the conference: 13-14 December 2021

Venue: Mandarin Oriental, 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami, United States

Registration fees

19th ICC Miami Conference: To be confimed

ICC Institute Training: To be confirmed

Package: 19th ICC Miami Conference + ICC Institute Training: to be confirmed

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

Ahead of this event, applications will be sent for:

CLE credits under New York, Texas and Florida’s approved jurisdiction procedures
CLPD points from the State Bar of Dubai
CNB approval for the French Bar
Further, ICC Global Events is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.

Please note that ICC Global Events cannot guarantee that these applications will be accepted. Applications are often approved or rejected at very short notice before the event.
If you have any questions please contact ICCGlobalEvents@iccwbo.org.



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Sponsoring this conference will give your company the global recognition to reach arbitrators, in-house counsel, business people, and lawyers and legal practitioners involved in international trade. Along with increasing brand awareness, your company also takes centre stage in the developments of international arbitration. Through this sponsorship you have the opportunity to reach thousands of legal practitioners worldwide.

Over 600 people from 40 countries, mostly in Latin America, are expected to attend.

Benefits Premium
€5,000 HT
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Invitation to participate as guest blog contributor on a topic related to the event x .
Testimonial quote on the event page * x .
Reserved branded networking table on the event platform x .
Company video announcement presented on the event platform x .
Priority logo placement across all content x .
Participants list available in priority x .
Virtual exhibition profile on the event platform x .
Virtual platform complimentary registrations 5 2

Discount for onsite registrations
(upon request, limited to 2 entries) 

20% 20%
Company introduction to delegates before the event x x
Message in the news feed of the event platform homepage x x
Rotating company banner featured on the event platform x x
Possibility to include company flyer on the event platform x x
Logo and website link included on the event page x x
Company listed in all event email marketing campaignsx x x
Logo placement across the event platformx x x
Sponsor recognition on ICC arbitration social media channels x x
Use of official event Sponsor logo x x
30% discount on ICC e-publications x x
  • Limited to 3 Sponsors, allocated on a first-come first-served basis*
  • All content to be approved by ICC
  • Benefits subject to change (equivalent substitute proposed)

Tailor-made packages are available to suit your company’s needs.

Visit our dedicated sponsorship opportunities page and contact sponsorship@iccwbo.org for more information.

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