Workshop Venue

Sheraton Libertador
Avenida Cordoba 690
Buenos Aires, 1054


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Event sponsored by:

15 September, 2011. Buenos Aires. Young ICCA.

The Future of Arbitration: The Boundary between Contract and Treaty Claims

Sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Roundtable Topics:

-    State and Investor Action in Times of Distress:   How Should Claimants and Respondents Act?;
-    Contract Claims against Sovereign Entities: Unique Challenges and Distinctions;
-    Contract and Treaty Claims: How to Address and Avoid Double Recovery.

Each roundtable will bring viewpoints from the perspective of treaty and contractual arbitration along with counsel who have represented parties on both sides of the dispute, counting on the presence of many experienced and knowledgeable practitioners and arbitrators. In addition, the event will have the institutional perspective, with the view from Jose Ricardo Feris of the ICC.


Moderators and Panelists:

José Rosell (Hughes Hubbard), Gustavo Parodi (Quevedo Abogados), José Ricardo Feris, Tomas Solís, Roberto Aguirre Luzi (King & Spalding) and Niuscha Bassiri (Hanotiau & van den Berg)
There will only be a limited number of spots available to facilitate discussion and interaction between the roundtable participants and the audience. If you are interested in attending or sponsoring, please contact Diego Gosis ( or Quinn Smith (
After the Young ICCA Roundtables, attendees are encouraged to attend a joint colloquium at the University of Buenos Aires on the Presentation and Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration. The event is co-hosted by Young ICCA, ICC YAF, ICDR Y&I, LCIA YIAG, CEA-40, ALArb and ILdeA, and will include an exciting mix of experienced and young practitioners, followed by the opening ceremony of the Competencia Internacional de Arbitraje Comercial, organized by the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) and the University of Rosario (Colombia).

Diego Gosis and Quinn Smith

Steering Committee:
Xavier Andrade, Manuela de la Helguera, Sofia Martins, Alfredo de Jesus O., and Ignacio Torterola



08:30  ::  Registration – Hotel Sheraton Buenos Aires

09:00 am

First Round Table:
State and Investor Action in Times of Distress

Gustavo Parodi (Quevedo Abogados)


> Jean-Paul Deschamps (Freshfields) :Action Permissible to and expectable from  the Investor

> Federico Campolieti (M&M Bomchil) :Action Permissible to and Expectable from the State

Q&A – Debate

10:15  ::  Break


Second Round Table:
Contract Claims against Sovereign Entities

José Rosell (HH, Paris)

> Roberto Aguirre Luzi (K&S, Houston) :The Parties’ Perspective

> JR Feris (ICC, Paris) :The Arbitration Center’s Perspective

Q&A – Debate

11:45  ::  Break


Third Round Table
Contract and Treaty Claims: How to avoid double recovery

Eliane Cristina Carvalho (Machado Meyer, São Paulo)

> Niuscha Bassiri (HVDB, Brussels) :Concurrent Litigation: Compensation Standards in Investment and Commercial Arbitration  and Ways to Avoid Double Recovery

> Gustavo Regner (BDO, Bs.As) :The Role of the Valuation Forensic Expert.  Modern Trends in Commercial and Investment Arbitration

Q&A – Debate


Reading List

Luiz Olavo Baptista, ‘Parallel Arbitrations - Waivers and Estoppel,’ in Dossier of the ICC Institute of World Business Law: Parallel State and Arbitral Procedures in International Arbitration (2005), p. 127.

Bernardo M. Cremades, David J.A. Cairns, ‘Contract and Treaty Claims and Choice of Forum in Foreign Investment Disputes,’ in Dossier of the ICC Institute of World Business Law: Parallel State andArbitral Procedures in International Arbitration (2005), p. 13.

Piero Bernardini, ‘Specific Aspects of State-Party Arbitration,’ in 23(2) ICSID Rev. (2008, published 2010), p. 251.

Sergei Ripinski, Kevin Williams, Damages in International Investment Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law (2008).