Program 2019 – 18º International Arbitration Conference

18th International Arbitration Conference
Brazilian Arbitration Committee – CBAr
August 22nd – 24th, 2019

Public Adminstration and Arbitration


Young practitioners forum

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Panel I: Public interest and arbitrability: possibilities and limits 

Moderator: Gisela Ferreira Mation

Speakers: Bruno Lopes Megna, Flavia Mange and Andressa Murta Rocha Cavalcante


3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Coffee Break


4 p.m. 5:15 p.m.| Panel II: Application of the CISG to administrative contracts for the international sale of goods: possibilities and limits

Moderator: João Vicente Pereira de Assis

Speakers: Gustavo Santos Kulesza and Lígia Espolaor Veronese


5:15 p.m. – 5:30 | Break


5:30 p.m.  – 5:45 p.m. | Opening by the President of CBAr: Giovanni Ettore Nanni

5:45 p.m.  – 6:15 p.m. | Opening: Ministro Luís Felipe Salomão

6:15 p.m. – 7 p.m. | Opening Lecture: Arbitration in Public Administration: retrospect and tendencies on the Brazilian scenario

Keynote speaker: Selma M. Ferreira Lemes


8 p.m. | Opening cocktail



9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Panel I: Arbitrability and Public Administration

Moderator: Ministra Ellen Gracie Northfleet

– The boundaries between what is and what is not arbitrable

Speaker: Cesar Augusto Guimarães Pereira

–  Arbitrability of disputes involving acts of corruption

Speaker: Simon Greenberg


11 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. | Coffee Break


11:30 p.m – 1 p.m. | Panel II: Contractual balance and Interpretation

Moderator: Juliana Krueger Pela

– Arbitration and contract interpretation involving state institutions

Speaker: Emilia Onyema

Force majeure in contracts involving public administration

Speaker: Catarina Monteiro Pires

– Hardship in contracts involving public administration and arbitration

Speaker:  Cristiano de Sousa Zanetti


1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Lunch


2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. | Special Panel: The PCA-CPA experience in arbitrations involving public entities

Moderator: Nadia de Araújo

Speaker: Martin Doe Rodriguez

Debater: Eduardo Grebler


3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Panel III: The formation of administrative contracts and the State as a party to the arbitration agreement

Moderator: Carlos Alberto de Salles

– The Uruguayan experience

Expositora: Sandra González

– The Brazilian experience

Expositor: Marçal Justen Filho

– The Peruvian experience

Expositor: Hugo Alonzo Navarro

4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.| Coffee Break


5 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. | Panel IV: Enforcement and annulment of arbitral awards involving direct and indirect Public Administration entities

Moderator: Ministra Isabel Gallotti

– The Brazilian experience in controlling domestic awards: a case law overview

Speaker: Carlos Alberto Carmona

–  The Portuguese experience

Speaker: Paula Costa e Silva

– The French experience: the participation of the Conseil d’État in the review of arbitral awards

Speaker: Jean-Baptiste Racine

–  The American experience

Speaker: Mélida N. Hodgson



9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Workshops

Arbitration in Tax Law Regulatory agencies and arbitration Investment arbitration
Moderator: Priscila Faricelli Mendonça

– The Brazilian experience

Speaker: Marcelo R. Escobar

–  The Portuguese experience

Speaker: Serena Cabrita Neto

Moderator: Rafaella Ferraz

– National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) and arbitration in airport services

Speaker: Gustavo Carneiro

National Petroleum Agency (ANP) and arbitration in the bidding rounds

Speaker: Artur Watt Neto

National Agency for Electrical Energy (ANEEL) and energy arbitration

Speaker: Julião Silveira Coelho

The Regulatory Agency as a party to the procedure: co-parties, amicus curiae and other possibilities

Speaker: Flávio Luiz Yarshell

Moderator: Adriana Noemi Pucci

South American countries and the investment treaties: an overview

Speaker: Alejandro A. Escobar

Compliance obligations imposed on foreign investors and soft law instruments (OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, UNs’ Principles on Human Rights and Companies, Global Compact and others)

Speaker: Athina Fouchard Papaefstratiou


11 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. | Break


11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Workshops

Dispute resolution methods applied to Privatization Projects and Investment Partnerships Regulated sectors and dispute resolution methods involving public administration Peculiarities of Arbitration Procedures involving Public Administration
Moderator: Rafael Vanzella

Speaker: Rafael Fortunato

Speaker: Eduardo Garcia de Araújo Jorge

Speaker: Gustavo da Rocha Schmidt

Speaker: Pedro Ivo Peixoto

Moderator: Rita Maria Costa Dias Nolasco

– Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), antitrust rules and arbitration in competition matters

Speaker: Paulo Burnier da Silveira

The example of the Joint Commission ANEEL, ANATEL and ANP: the differences between arbitration and administrative dispute resolution

Speaker: Paula Butti Cardoso

Partnership Agreements and arbitration under the Federal Law 13.448/17

Speaker: Alexandre Aragão

Moderator: Gustavo Fernandes de Andrade

Impartiality and independence of arbitrators in arbitration procedures involving public administration

Speaker: Márcio Souza Guimarães

Financial aspects: Costs with the arbitral institution and selection of experts

Speaker: Flavio Amaral Garcia

– Publicity and confidentiality in arbitration procedures including the State as a party

Speaker: Eugênia Marolla


12:45 p.m. | Brunch