22-24 May 2024

Panama Spanish
Start: 05/22/2024 - 8:00 (Panama’s time zone) - End: 05/24/2024 - 18:00

Join us at ICC PANARB 2024, the VI Edition of the conference organized by the ICC International Court of Arbitration and ICC Panama. Taking place in Panama City from 22 to 24 May 2024, this conference brings together esteemed practitioners in arbitration. Don't miss this opportunity to be at the front of international arbitration discussions.

ICC PANARB 2024 (VI Edition), like previous versions, promises to be a highly relevant event in the field of international arbitration, providing participants with a unique opportunity to exchange knowledge, experiences, and perspectives on current challenges and advancements in this field. In this VI edition, we are pleased to announce that, for the first time in Latin America, the ICC Institute's Masterclass on the Management of Complex Arbitrations will be held in Spanish, further enriching the attendees' experience.

Who can participate?
Practicing lawyers, corporate advisors, arbitrators, academics, and professionals who are interested and/or related to domestic and international arbitration in the Latin American region.

Day 1 - 05/22/2024
Day 2 - 05/23/2024 – Training
Day 3 - 05/24/2024

08:00 – 08:30


08:30 – 08:50

Welcome remarks

08:50 – 09:10

Inaugural Speech

09:10 – 10:40

Arbitration in the Digital Era: Challenges and Opportunities. Exploration of how technology and artificial intelligence are affecting and transforming international arbitration.

1. Emerging Technologies in Arbitration:

  • Use of artificial intelligence in dispute resolution.
  • Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) platforms.
  • Jurisdictional issues in digital disputes.
  • Recognition and enforcement of digital awards globally.

2. Cybersecurity and Data Protection:

  • Security challenges in digital arbitration proceedings.
  • Privacy considerations in electronic arbitration.
  • Cybersecurity regulations and standards applied to arbitration.

3. Electronic Evidence and Technological Procedures:

  • Admissibility of digital evidence in arbitration.
  • Tools and technologies for the presentation of electronic evidence.
  • Challenges in authentication and preservation of digital evidence.

4. ICC Commission Report: "Electronic exchange of communications, writings, and others," in particular:

  • Electronic organization of records and nomenclature.
  • Exceptional cases requiring physical copies rather than electronic ones.
  • Requirements for electronic signature.

10:40 – 10:55 

Q&A Session

10:55 – 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00

Agreements and Mediation in International Arbitration in light of the ICC report.

  • Can arbitrators provide "preliminary opinions": When and how?
  • Role of arbitral tribunals in presiding over or organizing a conference/meeting to achieve settlement agreements. 
1. Mandatory mediation versus facultative mediation in dispute resolution clauses.
2. Techniques for facilitating agreements in ongoing arbitrations.
3. Specifics of mediation with state entities.
4. Possibility of having an Arb-Med-Arb during the procedure and how to handle it.

13:00 – 13:15

Q&A Session

13:15 – 14:45


14:45 – 16:15

Arbitrations Involving State Parties in Latin America

1. Jurisdictional Challenges and Enforcement of Awards with State Parties:

  • Jurisdictional considerations when arbitrating with States in Latin America.
  • Process of enforcing arbitral awards against state entities.
  • State Immunity in Arbitration.

2. Transparency and Accountability in Arbitrations with the State:

  • Examining the need for greater transparency in arbitrations involving state entitie
  • Considering accountability and best practices in this context.
  • Cultural and Political Challenges in Arbitrations with States.

3. Participation of State Entities in Infrastructure and Development Projects 

  • Case studies on arbitrations linked to infrastructure projects backed by the State.
  • Analysis of how disputes affect investment and development

4. Third-party funding and its implications in arbitration.

16:15 – 16:30

Q&A Session

16:30 – 16:45

Coffee Break

16:45 – 18:15

Environmental and Business Arbitration: Driving Sustainable Development. We will address the growing importance of incorporating sustainable practices in commercial dispute resolution and how arbitration can play a key role in this context.

1. Arbitration as a Tool for Resolving Environmental Disputes:

  • Exploring how arbitration can be used to resolve conflicts related to environmental damage.
  • Case studies illustrating the effectiveness of arbitration in environmental disputes.

2. Environmental Compensation and Remediation in Arbitration:

  • Study on how environmental damages are determined and calculated in an arbitral context.
  • Focus on compensation and remediation methods that promote sustainability.

3. Arbitration and Climate Change in light of the ICC Report.

18:15 – 18:30

Q&A Session

18:30 – 18:50

Closing remarks

19:00 – 21:00


(Panama's time zone)

Developed by the ICC Institute of World Business Law, this one-day advanced level training is designed to examine complex issues that arise in arbitration, with a particular focus on jurisdiction over non-signatories and non-contractual claims. Participants will tackle a mock case inspired by real arbitration case and engage in group discussions on how to best approach and resolve the issues.

The training is intended for practising lawyers, arbitrators, academic, and corporate counsel. Space is limited to 50 participants

08:30 – 09:00 

Welcome coffee

09:00 - 09:15

Welcome address, introduction and presentation of the training

09:15 - 10:00

Jurisdiction ratione personae and ratione materiae

  • Jurisdiction over non-signatories: Extension of the arbitration clause (jurisdiction ratione personae)
  • Is a uniform approach possible? Desirable? 
  • The law of the seat of arbitration v. law governing the contract
  • Contract terms and the realm of its execution
  • Jurisdiction over non-contractual claims or claims under a related contract with no arbitration clause (jurisdiction ratione materiae)
  • Scope of the arbitration clause
  • Applicable law

10:00 - 10:30

Q&A Session

10:30 - 10:45

Presentation of case scenario on Jurisdiction ratione personae and ratione materiae

10:45 - 12:15

Coffee break

12:15 - 13:00

Multiple Parties

  • Joinder, cross-claims and counterclaims
  • How to constitute an Arbitral Tribunal: nomination/appointment of arbitrators; conflicting interests

13:00 - 13:30

Q&A Session

13:30 - 14:45


14:45 - 15:45

Multiple arbitration agreements and/or claims

  • Consolidation and jurisdiction over claims under different contracts
  • Temporal application of different editions of ICC Rules

15:45 - 16:15

Q&A Session

16:15 - 16:45

Coffee break

16:45 - 17:45

Working Groups discussing case scenario

17:45 - 18:00

Concluding remarks

Programme to be announced shortly

Further speakers to be announced shortly

Katherine González Arrocha

International Arbitrator, Expert & Consultant for Dispute Resolution, Panama City

Mauricio Almeida Prado 

Partner, MAP Negotiation and Arbitration, Brazil; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Gabriela Alvarez-Avila

Partner, DLA Piper, Mexico

Sandra González

Head of Arbitration and Litigation, Ferrere, Uruguay

Melida Hodgson

Partner, Arnold & Porter, New York

Venue JW Marriott Panama
Corregimiento de San Francisco, Cl. Punta Colón, Panama City, Panamá Province, Panama

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Event registration fees

Registration for ICC PANARB and Training by ICC Institute of World Business Law

ICC Members $599.20

Non-ICC Members $684.80

The payment for your registration includes:

  • Registration for ICC PANARB, Coffee Breaks, Lunch, and Closing Cocktail
  • Registration for the Master Class

Fees include 7% ITBMS (Value Added Tax).

Registration for ICC PANARB

Early Bird - Valid until April 30)

ICC Members $374.50

Non-ICC Members $428.00

The payment for your registration includes:

  • Registration for ICC PANARB
  • Coffee Breaks, Lunch, and Closing Cocktail

Fees include 7% ITBMS (Value Added Tax).

Training by ICC Institute of World Business Law

ICC Member $374.50

Non-ICC Member $428.00

The payment for your registration includes:

  • Master Class only on May 23
  • Coffee Breaks and Lunch

Fees include 7% ITBMS (Value Added Tax).

Important note

Please be aware that the applicable fee for registration will be based on the rate in effect at the time of payment, regardless of when you initiated or completed the registration process.




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