Thursday 26 April 2018, 701 Brickell Avenue, Miami


Latin Lawyer and Global Arbitration Review are joining forces to combine Latin Lawyer’s deep knowledge of Latin America with GAR’s sharp focus on the latest developments in arbitration. The day will focus on the many different disciplines of arbitration including non-signatory dilemmas, M&A disputes and the interaction between arbitration and corruption before wrapping up with a GAR Live favourite – The Inquisition which will focus on Miami as a seat of arbitration.

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Adriana Braghetta

L. O. Baptista, São Paulo

She co-coordinates the arbitration team in the firm. Has 20 years of experience in judicial disputes and in national and international arbitration, acting both as a lawyer and an arbitrator. Her practice comprises civil, commercial and corporate matters, in a wide range of sectors (energy, construction, real state, software, franchising, pharmaceutical, banking, among others).

Jonathan C. Hamilton

White & Case, Washington, DC

Jonathan C. Hamilton is Partner and Head of Latin American Arbitration with global law firm White & Case. He is a leading authority on international disputes and investment, with extensive additional experience in complex negotiations and crisis management.


Adolfo Jiménez

Holland & Knight, Miami

Aníbal Sabater

Chaffetz Lindsey, New York

Anil Shivdasani

Cornerstone Research

César Coronel Jones

Coronel & Pérez, Guayaquil

Cristina Pérez Soto

Jones Day, Miami

Daniel Fridman

White & Case, Miami

David Marcus

Cornerstone Research, Boston

Felipe Ossa

Claro & Cía, Santiago

Gaela Gehring Flores

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer, Washington, DC

Jan Paulsson

Three Crowns, Washington, DC

José Martínez de Hoz

Martínez de Hoz & Rueda

Julissa Reynoso

Winston & Strawn, New York

Margarita Sánchez

Disan, Washington DC

Paula Forgioni

University of São Paulo, São Paulo

Quinn Smith

GST, Miami

Richard Lorenzo

Hogan Lovells, Miami

Rodrigo Jijón-Letort

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce, Quito


8.30: Welcome coffee and registration

9.00: Chairs’ opening remarks

Adriana Braghetta, L. O. Baptista, São Paulo
Jonathan C. Hamilton, White & Case, Washington, DC

9.30: Non-signatories and Arbitration: The dilemma of enforcing arbitral awards against non-signatories and implications for contract certainty

It’s a common question: when does an arbitration clause bind a party that didn’t sign it? Courts across the world have battled with this question and often come up with differing verdicts. Our panel, made up of leading transactional and arbitration names, will explore what consent looks like in different jurisdictions and whether contract certainty is possible. Topics include:

  • Legal frameworks, rules, and doctrine on consent by non-signatories
  • Implications for corporate personhood and risks for parent/affiliate entities
  • Involvement and role of sovereigns in commercial arbitration
  • The effectiveness of enforcing awards involving non-signatories

11.00: Coffee break

11.30: M&A and Arbitration: The growing complexity of M&A disputes

Arbitration is proving ever-more popular throughout the region to resolve M&A disputes, which in turn is compelling a greater complexity and depth to the region’s caseload of transactional disputes. This panel will investigate why arbitration is proving so popular, including for such reasons as confidentiality, procedural flexibility, and enforceability. The discussion will also cover the complexities of particular types of disputes, both pre-closing, including breach of pre-contractual instruments; and post-closing, including contractual representations, warranties, and purchase price adjustment.

13.00: Networking lunch

14.30: Corruption and Arbitration: What have we learnt so far? 

Arbitration and anti-corruption legislation and investigations have risen in tandem in Latin America, throwing the spotlight on how the two interact and affect each other. Our distinguished multidisciplinary panel will investigate that nexus, including: how should one react when investigations are opened relating to contracts pursuant to an ongoing arbitration? What is the advisable course of action when conflicts between arbitration awards and separate lawsuits seeking indemnification arise?

16.00: Coffee break

16.15: The GAR Live Inquisition – Miami as a seat for International Arbitration

Would you recommend Miami as the seat for international arbitration?

This question will be explored in the style of a US senate committee hearing, wherein a succession of witnesses are ‘grilled’ by a panel of GAR Live inquisitors.

Questions could include:

  • What are the advantages of conducting international arbitration in Miami?
  • How do the courts and laws of Florida support international arbitration?
  • How does Miami compare to other seats in the US (e.g. New York) and traditional seats (e.g. London, The Hague, Paris) and other seats in Latin America (e.g. São Paulo, Santiago, Bogotá)?
  • What is the perspective of foreign lawyers regarding Miami as a seat of arbitration?
  • Are there limitations to the participation of foreign lawyers?

17.45: Chairs’ closing remarks

Adriana Braghetta, L. O. Baptista, São Paulo
Jonathan C. Hamilton, White & Case, Washington, DC

18.00 onwards: All delegates are invited to attend a drinks reception kindly hosted by L. O. Baptista


701 Brickell Avenue, Miami, Florida, 33131, USA


  • "The conference was a wonderful success" Hunter Carter, Arent Fox

  • "Overall content of the conference was very good, the speakers had great experience to share" Ernesto Vaz, Odebrecht Construction

  • "All very good, interesting and timely"

    Robert Watson, Kobre & Kim


Private Practitioner
Type Price Until
Super Early $700  16 Mar 2018
Early $800 13 Apr 2018
Standard $900 26 Apr 2018


Type Price
Standard Complimentary