14th CEA -40 Meeting. Arbitration and mental games: a psychological analysis of arbitration

14th CEA -40 Meeting.


According to the Anti COVID Protocol, all registrees shall present a vaccine certificate or a negative test result.

Due to capacity limitations, we inform you that is not possible to attend the XIV CEA-40 Meeting in person. If you are interested in registering online or want us to include you in the waiting list, please contact us by email at administracion@clubarbitraje.com

Hourly Schedule

From 9:30 - to 10:00
From 10:00 - to 10:20
Welcome ceremony
From 10:20 - to 10:40
Keynote Speaker: A live Arbi-Talk with...

  • A live Arbi-Talk with José I.Astigarra, Partner in international commercial disputes, ReedSmith LLP
From 10:40 - to 11:50

Persuasive writing: psychological keys into play


  • Oliver Cojo, Senior Associate in Arbitration, Herbert Smith Freehills.


  • Giselle Herrera, Senior Associate in International Litigation and Arbitration, Palacios Lleras.
  • Octavio Fragata Martins de Barros, Partner in Litigation, Rennó Penteado Sampaio.
  • José Antonio García, Principal of The Brattle Group and Director of the Madrid office, The Brattle Group.
From 11:50 - to 12:20
From 12:20 - to13:30

Hearings: how to use psychology to your advantage


  • Gloria Álvarez, International and Academic Arbitrator, GMA, International Arbitrator & Legal Expert.


  • Carla Chavich, Senior Vice President of the New York office, Compass Lexcon.
  • Jose Maria de la Jara, Co-founder, ODDS Legal.
  • Leandro Meneses, Legal Director of Operations, Técnicas Reunidas S.A.
From 13:30 - to 14:30
Luncheon / Speed Networking Virtual
From 14:30 - to 15:40

Procedural motions and arbitral deliberations from a psychological standpoint


  • Sylvia Sámano Beristain, YOUNG ITA Regional President (Mexico and Central America), Mexico Arbitration Center.


  • Manuel Casas, Pupil Barrister, Twenty Essex.
  • Melanie Riofrio, Secretary General of the Madrid International Arbitration Center
  • Marta García Bel, Senior associate, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
From 15:40 - to 16:00
From 16:00 - to 17:40

Role Play: Can theatre make us more persuasive?

Under the direction of:

  • Malcolm Manuel Malca Vargas, Theater director, live persuasive communication consultant and university professor, Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP).
De 17:40 - a 18:00
Closing ceremony and CEA-40 assembly
18:00 -


Sunday 12 September 2021


10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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