Latin America and Dispute Resolution, 4 December 2017

Latin America and Dispute Resolution, 4 December 2017



Herbert Smith Freehills

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Exchange House, Primrose St, London EC2A 2EG


Title: “Investing in Latin America: How best to protect your investments”

Date: 4 December 2017 (ahead of the Annual Arbitration Symposium on 5 December 2017)

Time: 12pm - 2.30pm.

Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills, Exchange Square, London

Price: (£120 non-members/ £85 members, TBC)

Event focus: “In a post Brexit world, Latin America is likely to present British investors with significant new opportunities for growth and expansion. Drawing on the extensive experience of leading UK based practitioners and arbitrators, this seminar will analyze recent trends and examine how parties can best protect their investments in the region.”

Format: Keynote speaker, plus moderated panel discussion:


12.00 pm -12.30pm (30 mins)

Registration and pre-event networking

12.30pm – 12-40pm (10 mins)

Welcome and introduction: Chair: Joe Tirado (UK/Spain), Garrigues UK LLP

12.40pm –12.55pm (15 mins)

Keynote speaker: Robert Capurro, Canning House   

12.55pm -1.45pm (50 mins)

Panel discussion:

Moderator: Ian Quirk (UK), ICC UK Arbitration Consultant


Ana Serra e Moura (Portugal), ICC, Paris (institutional perspective) TBC

Jean Paul Descamps (Argentina), Freshfields, London (investment arbitration counsel perspective)

Alejandro Escobar (Chile), Baker Botts, London (commercial arbitration counsel perspective)

Frederico Singarajah (UK/Brazil), Barrister and Co-Chair of LexAngloBrasil (Brazil perspective)

TBC (corporate perspective)


1.45pm - 2pm (15 mins)

Q&A and Concluding remarks: Joe Tirado

2pm -2.30pm (30 mins)

Post event networking

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