This is an online event hosted by CIArb’s YMG, taking place on 26 January 2021. This event is part of the Caribbean & Central America leg of the CIArb YMG World Tour 2021. This event takes place at 11.00 pm GMT, 5.00 pm CST, please check your local time zone.
WEEK 2, CENTRAL AMERICA SERIES: With many sanitary measures ordering lockdowns, even of courthouses, the use of ADR has substantially increased in Central America and the Caribe to promote access to justice, and strengthen the rule of law. Join this panel of ADR leaders for an interactive discussion of ADR as an ever-important, cost-effective and expeditious alternative to traditional litigation in the region.
Please note that this event will be conducted in Spanish.
Cost(s): Attendance to this online event is free, however pre-registration is required.
CIArb is proud to collaborate with the following ADR institutions in the production of this event:
Dyalá Jiménez, Principal, DJ Arbitraje (Costa Rica)
Dyalá Jiménez is a Costa Rican national and specializes in international arbitration. She is frequently appointed as arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations, both in commercial disputes and disputes between investors and States. She is a member of the ICSID panel of conciliators and arbitrators for Costa Rica.
Dyalá worked at the International Chamber of Commerce for seven years. She also worked in two law firms in Santiago de Chile and, in 2011, she founded DJ Arbitraje. She is the author of numerous publications and has been a professor at the Lead University in Costa Rica, the University of Chile and the LLM Program of Heidelberg / University of Chile.
Dyalá is a founding member of the ICC Latin American Arbitration Group, the International Arbitration Institute (IAI) and the Latin American Arbitration Association (ALARB). She served as co-editor-in-chief of the ICC Newsletter and Vice-President of the ICC ADR and Arbitration Commission.
Dyalá served as Minister of Foreign Trade of the Republic of Costa Rica from July 2018 to August 2020.
Alejandro Solaresu, Director of Dispute Resolution, QIL+4 Abogados (Guatemala)
Alejandro Solares is the Director of the Dispute Resolution Practice of QIL+ 4 Abogados in Guatemala. He has more than 10 years of specialized experience in Litigation and Arbitration, mainly in disputes related to the construction, electrical, mining, oil and technology sectors.
Alejandro has acted in international litigation before the Central American Court of Justice and in national and international arbitrations, both as a party lawyer and as an arbitrator.
Alejandro obtained a Master's Degree in International Arbitration from the Francisco Marroquín University, a certificate in interrogation techniques from the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy and recently obtained the certificate of the Remote Oral Advocacy Program organized by DELOS.
Liza McPherson is a Panamanian lawyer and arbitrator with more than 15 years of experience in dispute resolution. For years, she has represented national and international companies in civil litigation and arbitration. Currently, she works mainly as an arbitrator in disputes regarding investment, corporate relations, mergers, acquisitions, construction, international trade, among others. She has written numerous articles in national and international magazines, in addition to being part of the official list of arbitrators of the Center for Conciliation and Arbitration of Panama.
She is currently a partner at MULINO & MULINO and heads the Department of Dispute Resolution of this law firm. She is part of various organizations such as the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama, Spanish Arbitration Club, active member of the Arbitration Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce, International Bar Association, among others.
Sophia Villalta advises local and international clients on litigation and arbitration in processes related to Contractual and non-contractual civil liability, damages, real estate projects, tourist developments and concessions, as well as those related to commercial law. In arbitration, she has accompanied and advised national and foreign companies in commercial and domestic arbitrations and provided advice to national companies in Corporate and Intellectual Property matters. Sophia has also experience in administrative contracting processes accompanying national and foreign companies in administrative contracting procedures with Costa Rican government entities.
Orlando F. Cabrera C. FCIArb, Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells (Mexico)
Orlando F. Cabrera C. counsels international arbitration clients seamlessly across borders and languages at Hogan Lovells. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and Board Secretary of CIArb’s North American Branch (NAB), a listed arbitrator by the Arbitration Center of the Lima Chamber of Commerce and the International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration, an associate at the Madrid Court of Arbitration, and Young ICCA Events Coordinator. Orlando draws on his deep understanding of complex domestic and international disputes to effectively represent clients in ICSID, ICC, LCIA, and UNCITRAL arbitrations throughout Latin America, North America, and Europe. He studied law in Canada, Mexico, and the United States; he speaks fluently Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.