ICC International Court of Arbitration to Hold Annual Latin America Conference in Miami

3750_image002New York, N.Y., October 11, 2007— Back by popular demand, the ICC International Court of Arbitration heads to Miami to hold its annual Latin America conference, November 4-6 at the Ritz-Carlton, South Beach.

The Court is part of the International Chamber of Commerce, the Paris-based world business body in the forefront of cross-border dispute resolution since 1923. The conference is designed to explore current views and developments in international arbitration in Latin America and will focus on the challenges and opportunities of commercial arbitration in the region.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for participants from the Latin American business and legal community, to come together, to learn, to connect and to address the latest trends and issues affecting regional practice,” said Josefa Sicard-Mirabal, ICC’s director for arbitration and ADR for North America. She encourages legal practitioners involved in international arbitration and dispute resolution in Latin America as well as those who do business in the region to attend the event.

Success in international commercial arbitration depends greatly on an understanding of local legal cultures and attitudes.  With this in mind, conference organizers aim to shed light on aspects of arbitration that are particularly relevant to Latin American cases. Topics to be covered include recent developments in ethical considerations relating to international arbitration, evidence, multi-contract arbitration, influence of public law, corporate perspective, and current developments for enforcing arbitration agreements and awards in Latin America.

Established in 1923, the ICC Court pioneered international commercial arbitration.  Last year it handled more than 590 cases involving parties from 125 countries and independent territories.  The ICC Court is comprised of some 124 lawyers and legal experts, drawn from more than 85 countries and territories from around the world, giving it a unique and diverse cultural and legal perspective.

USCIB promotes an open system of global commerce in which business can flourish and contribute to economic growth, human welfare and protection of the environment.  Its membership includes some 300 U.S. companies, professional service firms and associations whose combined annual revenues exceed $3 trillion.  As American affiliate of the leading international business and employers organizations, including ICC, USCIB provides business views to policy makers and regulatory authorities worldwide and works to facilitate international trade. USCIB’s Arbitration Committee serves as the contact point for the ICC International Court of Arbitration and its multi-faceted dispute resolution services.  More information is available at www.uscib.org.

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