“Arbitration in the 21st Century. Challenges and opportunities.”

Hourly Schedule

Sunday 6, September 2020

20.30 h -
Welcome Reception.

Hotel Riu Plaza de España
Calle Gran Vía, 84
Cocktail attire

Monday 7, September 2020

09.00 - to 10.00 h
Registration and issue of documentation.
10.00 - to 10.45 h
Welcome Ceremony.
10.45 - to 11.00 h
Coffee break.
11.00 - to 12.15 h
Financial analysis of arbitration

  • Economic analysis of arbitration. General Vision.
  • Economic analysis on the appointment of arbitrators.
  • Economic analysis of interim measures.
  • Economic analysis on the render of the arbitral award.


  • Alfredo Bullard, Partner, Bullard Fallas Ezcurra +, Lima.


  • Manuel Conthe, Arbitrator, former Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, Madrid.
  • Sandra González, Partner, Ferrere, Montevideo.
  • Pedro L. Marín, Principal, The Brattle Group; former Secretary of State for Energy, Madrid/London.
12.15 - to 13.30 h
Artificial intelligence in arbitration

  • The impact of AI.
  • AI and appointment of arbitrators and attorneys: Towards a more objective formula for appointing arbitrators?
  • AI and testing of evidence: special reference to document production.
  • AI and decision-making: could AI help an arbitrator to decide? Can the arbitrator be replaced?


  • Mercedes Romero, Partner, Pérez-Llorca, Madrid.


  • Crina Baltag, Senior Lecturer in International Arbitration, Stockholm University, Stockholm.
  • Pablo Rodríguez, Director of Research and Innovation and Head of the Barcelona R&D lab at Telefonica Digital, Barcelona.
  • Catherine A. Rogers, Professor of Law at Penn State Law & Queen Mary, University of London; Founder, Arbitrator Intelligence, Pennsylvania/London.
14.00 h -

(Hotel Intercontinental Madrid
Paseo de la Castellana, 49)

16.15 - to 16.45 h

A personal interview with Yves Derains.

16.45 - to 18.00 h
Climate change and arbitration

  • Types of comercial disputes that may exist in relation to climare change, including the issue of buying and selling clean energy certificates.
  • Why use arbitration? Advantages and disadvantages.
  • Specificities of the arbitration procedure.


  • Eric Franco, General Counsel, Engie; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Lima.


  • Mark Clarke, Partner, White & Case, London.
  • Risteard de Paor, Partner, Dentons, Madrid.
  • Mónica Jiménez, Secretary General, Empetrol, Bogota.
18.00 - to 18.15 h
Coffee break.
18.15 - to 19.30 h
Arbitration in the Digital Era: new opportunities

  • Response of institutions to the new on-line reality: new protocols and soft-law and regulatory changes needed.
  • Life Sciences industry in the post COVID-19: mechanisms of conflict prevention and resolution
  • New threats to due process and other risks: security incidents (data breaches/ciber attacks/etc.).


  • Javier Fernández-Samaniego, Partner, Samaniego Law, Madrid/Miami.


  • Charlie Morgan, Digital Law Lead UK, Herbert Smith Freehills, London.
  • Tomos Shillingford , General Counsel, Insud Pharma, Madrid.
  • Monica van der Schhrat, Partner, Garrigues, Santiago de Chile.
21.00 h -
Gala reception and dinner.

(La Terraza and Offices of the ABC News Outlet
Serrano 61).

Tuesday 8, September 2020

10.00 - to 11.15 h
CEA cases

last year’s most outstanding cases analysed and discussed.


  • Miguel Almada, Partner, Cuatrecasas, Lisbon.
  • Ana Vermal, Partner, Proskauer, Paris/New York.
  • Deva Villanúa, Partner, Armesto y Asociados; Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Madrid.
11.15 - to 11.30 h
Coffee break.
11.30 - to 12.45 h
The mediation board:

United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements resulting from Mediation (Singapore Convention on Mediation)

12.45 - to 13:00 h.
Closing ceremony.
13.00 - to 14.00 h
Club Español del Arbitraje General Assembly

(only for CEA members).

14.30 h -

(Hotel Intercontinental Madrid.
Paseo de la Castellana, 49)


Sunday 06 September 2020 - Tuesday 08 September 2020


8:30 am - 6:30 pm


Auditorium Rafael del Pino
Calle Rafael Calvo, 39A. Madrid. Spain.
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