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Latin American Arbitration Forum

Start/End Friday, February 15, 2013 09:00 AM EST -- 05:45 PM EST
Location Name JG 104

The first ever Columbia Latin American Arbitration Forum (CLAAF) will be held this Friday, February 15, 2013 in JG 101. CLAAF will be comprised of four panels of practitioners on topics ranging from the impact of culture in arbitration to the legitimacy of arbitration in Latin America.  Remember to RSVP here so that we have an estimate of attendance. Please see below for a
further description of the panels:

08:00 – 09:00         Registration

09:00 – 09:10         Welcome and Introduction

09:10 – 10:45         First Panel: “New Developments in Latin America”

Moderator: Francisco Franco Rodríguez, Columbia International Arbitration
Association, LL.M. '13
  • Fernando Cantuarias, Universidad del Pacífico, Perú
  • Cristian Conejero, Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira, Brazil/Chile
  • Rafael Rincón, Gómez, Pinzón & Zuleta, Colombia

10:45 – 12:30         Second Panel: “Clash of Cultures in the Practice"
Moderator: Greig Taylor, FTI Consulting, USA
  • David Lindsey, Chaffetz & Lindsey, USA
  • Alejandro López Ortiz, Hogan & Lovells, Spain
  • Aníbal Sabater, Fullbright & Jaworski, USA

12:30 – 14:30         Lunch Break
14:30 – 16:00         Third Panel: “Investment Treaty Arbitration: Legitimacy of the System and its    impact in Latin America”
Moderator: To be confirmed
  • Diego Gosis, Gomm & Smith, USA
  • Christian Leathley, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, United Kingdom
  • Noiana Marigo, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, USA
  • David Orta, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, USA

16:15 – 17:45         Fourth Panel: “Paper Companies: Do they still qualify as investors?”
Moderator: Bernardo Wayar Ocampo, J&B Wayar, Abogados S.C., Bolivia
  • Claudia Frutos-Peterson, Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, USA
  • Dietmar Prager, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, USA
  • Ignacio Suarez Anzorena, Clifford Chance, USA
Contact: Jeanne-Paloma Zelmati,