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Emerging Trends in International Arbitration in Latin America

The Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration and Environmental Law

Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Friday, June 6, 2014 at 12:45 PM (PDT)

Santiago, Chile

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The University of Texas School of Law Energy Center Presents

Emerging Trends in International Arbitration in Latin America

Energy Disputes, Rules, Remedies, Jurisdiction, and Integration

 



Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Friday, June 6, 2014 at 12:30 PM
Radisson Plaza Santiago Hotel
Av. Vitacura 2610
Las Condes, Santiago, Chile


ABOUT THE EVENT

This two-day conference will focus on emerging trends in the use of international arbitration to resolve energy disputes in Latin America. Leading international experts will explore critical issues in the field of international dispute resolution related to increasing globalization and Latin American integration. The discussions will also cover changes in and challenges to international arbitration arising in energy disputes, including rules, remedies, and jurisdiction. Panel presentations will be in English with simultaneous translation in Spanish available.

LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.


REGISTRATION
Attendance is free but seating is limited and an RSVP is required. To register for this event, remember to click on the bright green button that says "Register" at the top of this page.

Registration is full, but we are keeping a waiting list. (La inscripcion esta llena pero estamos manteniendo una lista de espera.)



 

SPONSORS
Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados
Centro de Arbitraje y Mediacion - Camara de Comercio de Santiago
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
International Centre for Dispute Resolution
International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
International Chamber of Commerce Chile
Permanent Court of Arbitration
Vinson & Elkins LLP

UT Law Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration and Environmental Law

 



PROGRAM
Thursday, June 5, 2014

8:00 a.m.     Registration Opens - Continental Breakfast Available

8:50 a.m.     Welcoming Remarks

Melinda E. Taylor, Executive Director, Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration and Environmental Law, The University of Texas School of Law

Andres Jana, Partner, Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados

9:00 a.m.     Investor-State Disputes Involving Energy Policies and Regulations
Moderator:

James Loftis, Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP

Panelists:
Donald Donovan, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Andres Jana, Partner, Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados

10:30 a.m.    Break

11:00 a.m.    Jurisdiction of Arbitrators, Respective Roles of Courts and Arbitrators, and Mechanisms for Resolving Energy Disputes and Enforcing Awards in Latin America
Moderator:

Alan S. Rau, Mark G. and Judy G. Yudof Chair in Law, The University of Texas School of Law

Panelists:
Gonzalo Flores, Team Leader/Senior Counsel, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
Matthew D. Slater, Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

12:30 p.m.    Break for Lunch

12:45 p.m.    Lunch

1:30 p.m.      Luncheon Presentation: Chile, World Trade, and the Pacific Alliance
Alvaro Jana, former Vice-Minister for Trade and General Director of International Economic Relations with the Chilean Foreign Ministry

2:00 p.m.     Break

2:30 p.m.     Remedies in International Energy Disputes
Moderator:

Johanna Klein Kranenberg, Counsel, Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados

Panelists:
Dietmar W. Prager, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Guido Tawil, Senior Partner, M. & M. Bomchil Abogados
Martin Doe, Legal Counsel, Permanent Court of Arbitration

4:00 p.m.     Break

4:30 p.m.     Corporate Counsel Roundtable
Moderator:

Elisabeth Eljuri, Head of Latin America, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Panelists:
Gonzalo Fratini, In-House Counsel, Pan American Energy
Carlos Saavedra Teran, In-House Counsel, YPFB-Andina
Alfredo del Carril, Legal Manager, ENAP
Santiago Montt, Legal Group, Base Metals, BHP Billiton

5:30 p.m.     Adjourn to Reception

 
Friday, June 6, 2014

8:15 a.m.     Conference Room Opens - Continental Breakfast Available

9:00 a.m.     Is there a Right Balance? Human Rights and the Environment in Energy Disputes
Moderator:

Juan M. Alcala, Partner, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP

Panelists:
Roberto J. Aguirre Luzi, Partner, King & Spalding
Ximena Fuentes Torrijo, Of Counsel, Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana Abogados

10:15 a.m.  Break

10:35 a.m.  Latin American Integration and Dispute Resolution in the Energy Sector
Moderator:

Luis M. Martinez, Vice President, Region: South & Central America & North East USA, International Centre for   Dispute Resolution

Panelists:
Victor Ferreres Comella, Professor of Constitutional Law, Pompeu Fabra University
Eduardo Zuleta-Jaramillo, Partner, Gomez-Pinzon Zuleta
Cristian Conejero, Member of the Court of International Arbitration of the ICC (Chile)

12:00 p.m.    Closing Remarks
Lawrence
 Sager, Alice Jane Drysdale Sheffield Regents Chair, The University of Texas School of Law

12:45 p.m.    Adjourn

 


 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS
Radisson Plaza Santiago Hotel

Av. Vitacura 2610
Las Condes, Santiago, Chile

Instructions for booking your guest room at the Radisson Plaza Santiago Hotel
 

ABOUT CHILE AND SANTIAGO
Country Information
Santiago Travel Guide


CONFERENCE CONTACT: Mauricio Pajon


To get more information about the program and the event, visit the Energy Center's website.

Have questions about Emerging Trends in International Arbitration in Latin America? Contact The Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration and Environmental Law

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Radisson Plaza Santiago Hotel
Av. Vitacura 2610
Las Condes
Santiago
Chile

Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Friday, June 6, 2014 at 12:45 PM (PDT)


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The Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration and Environmental Law

The Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration and Environmental Law promotes and sponsors education, collaborative research, critical discussion, policy analyses, and hands-on clinical experience to address the most pressing energy and natural-resource issues of our time.

The University of Texas School of Law has created the Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law to give students the opportunity to study in depth the law, policy, and commercial realities related to the production of energy, protection of natural resources, and the use of international arbitration to resolve commercial disputes. In addition to offering a robust course curriculum, the Center sponsors interdisciplinary research and policy analyses and provides a forum for lawyers, scientists, economists, policy makers, and stakeholders to explore solutions to the nation’s and the world’s energy and environmental problems. The Center explores the myriad of issues associated with energy and the environment, and the use of international arbitration to resolve disputes.

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