The multi-day symposium, produced by Peruvian organization Asociación Zambrano, included special guests from the world over sharing in insights related to investment arbitration and international arbitration. Among the featured speakers were Partners Ignacio Torterola and Mauricio Gomm Santos who discussed ethical issues in arbitration and the procedural challenges facing international commercial arbitration, respectively.
RED ARB MED Asociación Civil Pro Arbitraje y Mediación y Cátedra de Régimen Jurídico Del Comercio Exterior de la Facultad de Derecho
GST LLP Partner Diego Brian Gosis was a panelist for the IV Seminario Internacional: Comercio Internacional, Inversión y Arbitraje conference. He participated in the "Speed in Arbitration" panel and was joined by a who's who of international specialists.
GST LLP's Mauricio Gomm Santos was invited to participate in the 15th Annual ICDR Practice Moot and Lecture Series. He presented a seminar entitled "Cross-Cultural Tips in International Arbitration." The annual event provides a forum for law students from around the world to gain practical experience in the field of international dispute resolution.
Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution of the Philippines (OADR)
The DOJ - Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution of the Philippines invited Foreign Associate Anjo David to be a resource speaker for its first ever pre-moot training series. The OADR and supporting organizations joined forces for this initiative with the aim of introducing future Filipino lawyers to the practice of international arbitration.
Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA)
GST LLP's Pablo Mori joined the Swiss Chapter of the Club Español del Arbitraje for an industry talk entitled, "El apoyo de los jueces a tribunales arbitrales y partes en procedimientos arbitrales extranjeros: una perspectiva comparada en Suiza, Perú, Estados Unidos y Francia." Conducted in Spanish, the panelists discussed court assistance to foreign and international tribunals, while Pablo focused on the experience in the United States (28 U.S.C. Section 1782) and Peru.
CIARb Brazil Branch
The CIArb Brazil Branch and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) collaborated to present a webinar on the 2021 ICDR regulations for international dispute resolution. Among the speakers, GST LLP's Mauricio Gomm Santos.
Washington Arbitration Week (WAW)
Ignacio Torterola was a featured speaker of the second edition of Washington Arbitration Week (WAW), presenting on the panel entitled "Ethics and International Arbitration: Is it Time for an International Code of Ethics?" The panel centered its discussion on whether it is necessary to regulate the ethical conduct of arbitrators, counsel, and experts in international arbitration to enhance the legitimacy of the arbitral process.
Swiss Chinese Law Association (SCLA)
GST LLP was invited to present at the Swiss Chinese Law Association’s Special Event: “Challenges and problems of the current arbitration and mediation institution” on November 26, 2021. Partner Mauricio Gomm Santos joined a group of esteemed international law experts for a panel entitled “Issues on the Appointment of Arbitrators and Integration Arbitration/Mediation.”
CIARb Brazil Branch
GST LLP's Mauricio Gomm Santos served as a featured speaker at The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) “Investment Legal Security in Brazil: Arbitration as an Alternative” conference. The conference, produced in partnership with ApexBrasil (the Brazilian Foreign Trade Promotion Agency), was hosted by the CIArb’s Brazil Branch and took place in Dubai on November 16, 2021.
ArbIt Italian Forum for Arbitration and ADR
Partner Domenico Di Pietro provided the opening remarks during the Sovereign States and the Protection of Foreign Investments lecture presented by Arbit. Joined by leaders in the field, the discussion focused on new policies, objectives, and expectations through bilateral and multilateral treaties.
Centro de Arbitraje CCL
GST LLP's Carmine Pascuzzo and Ignacio Torterola were among the prestigious group of instructors to instruct and mentor arbitration professionals at the international Centro de Arbitraje CCL: Diploma Internacional de Arbitraje program in the fall of 2021.
Asociación Europea de Arbitraje
Organized by the Asociación Europea de Arbitraje, arbitration professionals shared the latest developments at the seventh edition of the Open de Arbitraje conference which took place in Madrid in a hybrid format. The theme for the event was sustainability and the environment and expanding upon the green initiatives that have emerged in the field of arbitration globally. Partner Diego B. Gosis spoke alongside other arbitration professionals about the current issue of investment arbitration in the energy sector.
New York University School of Law’s Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law
New York University School of Law’s Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law hosted a webinar entitled “Introduction to International Arbitration in Africa.” The event was moderated by GST LLP Partner Domenico Di Pietro. The lecture included an overview of the historical development of arbitration law in Africa and of the legal framework applicable in various African countries. The speakers also addressed practical issues, such as the implications of choosing to seat an arbitration in an African jurisdiction, the importance of African arbitrators and counsel in international arbitrations with seats in Africa and outside Africa, and the attitudes of domestic courts vis-à-vis arbitration at both the pre-award and post-award stages.
Tashkent International Arbitration Centre (TIAC)
Produced by Tashkent International Arbitration Centre and the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the inaugural Uzbekistan Arbitration Week brought together a who’s who of international arbitration leaders in the fall of 2021.
GST LLP’s partners Ignacio Torterola, Diego Brian Gosis, and Domenico Di Pietro headlined the “New Trends in Investment Arbitration: Jurisdiction, Merits and Damages Calculation” panel. They discussed recent reforms taken in Uzbekistan in the realm of business development and international arbitration.
Swiss Chinese Law Association (SCLA)
The Swiss Chinese Law Association (SCLA) joined forces with Geneva International Dispute Resolution Institute (GIDI) to present "Is there a Role for Conciliation in International Commercial Disputes" on August 27, 2021. GST LLP's Mauricio Gomm Santos was among the world's top international experts invited to speak.
CIARb Brazil Branch
Partner Mauricio Gomm Santos presented at CIArb Brazil's "Arbitration in Court: US Legal Framework, and Issues regarding Commercial Arbitration" online event. He was joined by other experts including Attorney, Chartered Arbitrator, and CEDR Accredited Mediator Steven Certilman; and FCIArb, and Partner at Hasson Advgados Felipe Hasson.
Held August 11 - 13, 2021, the OAB Paraná 7a Conferéncia da Advocacia Paranaense Solucão de Alternativa de Conflitos conference featured global legal leaders, including GST LLP's Mauricio Gomm Santos. He elaborated on the "Solutions to Alternative Conflict." The lecture was conducted in Portuguese.
GST LLP’s Mauricio Gomm Santos sat down with the venerable Professor Julian DM Lew QC for a fascinating review of modern international arbitration and its ongoing evolution. Presented by Canal Arbitragem, the InterViews series offers viewers a front-row seat to the industry's most accomplished arbitration professionals.
GST LLP Partner Domenico Di Pietro spoke at an event organized by NYU Law and co-hosted by the Milan Chamber of Arbitration focused on the study entitled “Responsible private funding of litigation” authored by Jérôme Saulnier with Ivona Koronthalyova and Klaus Müller, European Added Value Unit, Directorate-General for European Parliamentary Research Services (EPRS), and the research paper annexed to it entitled “State of play of the EU private litigation funding landscape and the current EU rules applicable to private litigation funding”, co-written by Professors Cristina Poncibò and Elena D'Alessandro, University of Turin, Law Department, with cooperation, inter alia, by Dr. Niccolò Landi.
Institute for Transnational Arbitration
GST Counsel Pablo Mori joined Karima Sauma, Alfredo Bullard, and Sophie Nappert for the ITA's virtual "YoungITA Mentorship Program" to elaborate on The (Sometimes Forgotten) Importance of the Arts and Psychology in Advocacy in International Arbitration. The presenters discussed the use of the arts and psychology in international arbitration and how the employment of such devices stands to influence an arbitrator's decision-making.
Roger Rubio and a great team of arbitration experts - including Partner Mauricio Gomm Santos - join forces for the launch of Arbitration Live, a new series dedicated to arbitration. The virtual discussion was conducted in Spanish.
Strathmore Law School
GST LLP Foreign Associate Jose Angelo David delivered a lecture on the law of state responsibility for the students of Strathmore Law School, one of the top universities in Nairobi, Kenya. More than 100 students tuned in for the dynamic discussion.
Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC)
The Asian International Arbitration Centre (“AIAC”) was proud to host 95 teams from 46 countries for the 5th AIAC [Virtual] Pre-Moot (“AIAC Pre-Moot”). The strong participation during this year’s competition, as well as the dedication of over 220 arbitrators taking part in the competition and virtual social events, places the AIAC Pre-Moot in the running to be the largest Pre-Moot in the world.
Counsel Pablo Mori was a guest speaker for the virtual panel: "Double Hatting in Peru? Insights from the Peruvian Arbitration Community."
He was joined by Alfredo Bullard, Elena Gutiérrez García de Cortázar, Fernando Cantuarias and Catherine Rogers. The issue of double hatting has been framed in the words of Phillippe Sands, "as to whether a lawyer can perform the activity of counsel in the morning arguing a position and then act as arbitrator in the afternoon deciding the same legal issue."
Inter-American Bar Association (IABA)
IABA's Mid-Year Council Meeting and International Seminar dedicated to “Constitution and Democracy in the Times of COVID-19: A Way Forward and Effective Protection of Rights,” provided an insightful and timely discussion featuring prominent speakers from around the world, including GST LLP's Ignacio Torterola. Taking place February 17-19, 2021, the academic event was held virtually and provided a forum to review and improve institutional governance, as well as reflect on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Partner Mauricio Gomm Santos spoke on "Las tendencias actuales en mediación," at a virtual event organized by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), branch CIArb-Ecuador, with the support of CIARb-Brazil, ECIJA, USFQ, among others. The two-day event included international expert discussions on current topics related to arbitration and mediation.
Curso Prático de Arbitragem - CPA
The Brazilian arbitration community met to provide a free, high-level course on best practices and techniques for advocacy in complex cases. Partner Mauricio Gomm Santos elaborated on Witness Testimony.
Ateneo De Manila University Loyola Schools
On December 5th, Jose Angelo David spoke about legal education in the Philippines and the practice of international law and arbitration at the "Law School Forum." Organized by The Ateneo Lex of the Ateneo De Manila University Loyola Schools in the Philippines, the panel was attended by prospective law students. Other speakers included Sorsogon Province Governor Francis Escudero and De La Salle University School of Law Dean Jose Manuel Diokno.
Washington Arbitration Week (WAW)
In the first edition of Washington Arbitration Week (WAW), Counsel Pablo Mori moderated a panel entitled "Perspectives of Young Arbitration Practitioners." Panelists shared useful and interesting insights on how to break into, stay and succeed in the international arbitration world, how to successfully second-chair an arbitration proceeding, how to clerk for an arbitrator and how to keep up with new trends in international arbitration.
The International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) hosts the Virtual America's Conference 2020, boasting a world-class faculty. Representing Brazil, Partner Mauricio Gomm Santos was a panelist for "Around the Americas – Rapid-Fire Discussion on Current Developments." The exciting and quick-moving session covered key legal and practice developments pertaining to jurisdictions in the hemisphere.
The Center for Arbitration of the University of Makati School of Law
On November 24th, Jose Angelo David presented a virtual conference entitled "Arbitration 101: Fundamentals of Domestic and International Arbitration." He discussed theory, practice, and contemporary issues in domestic and international arbitration. Organized by The Center for Arbitration of the University of Makati School of Law in the Philippines, the event and was attended by Filipino law students and private law firm practitioners.
Miami International Arbitration Society
Presenting to a group of lawyers, arbitrators, and academics, Domenico Di Pietro and Diego Brian Gosis formed part of an expert panel at the event entitled "When the award is not the end of arbitration," presented by Florida International University and the Miami International Arbitration Society.
University of Oxford
GST LLP was pleased to participate in V Oxford Arbitration Day. Co-organized by the Commercial Law Centre (University of Oxford), the Oxford International Arbitration Society, and the EDUCA Foundation, specialists from all over the world discussed important issues related to international arbitration. Partner Mauricio Gomm Santos interviewed the Honorable Charles N. Brower during the event's keynote session.
Presenting alongside attorneys from Dechert LLP, Curtis and Shearman & Sterling, GST LLP's Pablo Mori elaborated on the webinar's theme, "Perfect Strangers: Underutilized Methods for Investment Arbitrations." Conducted in Spanish, the panel discussion drew an international crowd of lawyers, arbitrators and law students, and was broadcast online.
Harvard Law School
From climate change to civil rights and recovery from the pandemic, the world is experiencing an array of crises, all of which may require progressive solutions. In a presentation entitled, "Can Investment Treaties Pursue Progressive Goals?", GST LLP's Quinn Smith invited students to think critically about politics in investment treaties and what role, if any, progressive reforms can play.
Council for Federal Justice, Brasilia (CJF)
GST LLP's Mauricio Gomm Santos authored a proposal for Enunciado regarding Arbitration within Public Administration at the First Administrative Law Meeting (Jornada), hosted by the Council for Federal Justice, Brasilia, DF.
Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI)
Partners Ignacio Torterola and Diego Brian Gosis presented an executive training at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, a think tank at Columbia Law School, designed to create awareness and capacity-building among government officials to negotiate international investment treaties and defend investment disputes. Their presentation focused on jurisdictional defenses in international investment law.
GST LLP's Mauricio Gomm Santos spoke to the nuances of utilizing and maximizing technology in this webinar, hosted by Arbitraje Alumni, entitled ”Effective Persuasion in Virtual Hearings: Challenges and Tools: Perspective from the Arbitrator.”
Gleaned from his 30 years of experience, GST LLP Partner Mauricio Gomm Santos provided unique insights pertaining to “Thoughts About the Future of Conflict Management & Resolution.” The webinar was hosted by Camara De Arbitragem, Mediação & Conciliação do Centro Das Indústrias do Rio Grande Do Sul (CAMERS); Brasilia.
GST LLP’s Mauricio Gomm Santos was e-interviewed and provided insights related to industry developments as a result of COVID-19. The thought leadership discussion, entitled “A Dialogue Between Mediation and Arbitration: When And How Domestic And International Experiences Can Help In A Post Covid-19 Scenario,” was hosted by the Institute for Certification and Formation of Portuguese Speaking Mediators (ICFML).
CIARb Brazil Branch
GST LLP’s Mauricio Gomm Santos was part of an expert panel discussing “Arbitration in Brazil 2020: Insights from International and Local Practitioners.” The webinar was hosted by CIArb Brazil Branch in conjunction with NYIAC and Baker McKenzie.
GST LLP's Mauricio Gomm Santos presented on the ”Current Challenges of International Arbitration,” in a webinar hosted by Canal Arbitragem.
New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
Hosted by the New York State Bar Association and New York Arbitration Center, the ”Global perspectives for a Challenging ADR landscape: 2020 and Beyond" seminar included leading experts from around the world. GST LLP's Mauricio Gomm Santos was a featured speaker and elaborated on The Latin America perspective: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.”
CIARb Brazil Branch
Titled "CIARb and ICC Recommendations Regarding Arbitration And Mediation Remote Proceedings: A Comparative Approach,” Partner Mauricio Gomm Santos presented recommendations and solutions for conflict resolution in this webinar hosted by CIArb Brazil Branch. Attended by arbitrators, lawyers, and mediators, the seminar was conducted in Portuguese and can be viewed on Youtube.
CIArb, Brazilian Branch
From maritime contracts to maritime arbitration, GST LLP's Mauricio Gomm Santos joined an expert panel comprised of lawyers and arbitrators at the ”The Lawyer in the Maritime Arbitration" seminar hosted by the CIArb, Brazilian Branch. The topic, Evidence in the Arbitral Process: Differences between Common law and Civil Law.
Partner Mauricio Gomm Santos was invited to present at the 3rd International Mediation Congress “Mediation Without Borders: The Singapore Convention,” hosted by Grupo de Estudos de Mediação Empresarial Privada (GEMEP) and the Mediation Group of The Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr), Sao Paulo, Brazil.