V CAM-CCBC Pan-American Arbitration Congress

São Paulo at the center of world arbitration


Arbitration in Brazil and in the world, in the view of some of the greatest specialists in the sector. This is the focus of the V CAM-CCBC Pan-American Arbitration Congress, which will be held on October 22 and 23, at the Hilton Hotel, in São Paulo. The meeting has already entered the calendar as one of the main events of the city in the legal area and this year will open the works of the first São Paulo Arbitration Week.


The capital of São Paulo has experienced an unprecedented growth in the sector in recent years, concentrating most of Brazil’s arbitration processes and offices in the group of the best prepared in the country. Among its main objectives, the Congress seeks to encourage the exchange of experiences by professionals of different nationalities and promote the vocation of São Paulo as the seat of international arbitration.


This year, the theme of the event is “Today and Tomorrow in Arbitration”. The opening will be a breakfast with lecture by Paula Costa e Silva, a professor at the University of Lisbon, mediated by Peter Sester, a professor at the HSG Law School in Switzerland. The two will talk about international experience in managing corporate disputes.


Following this, one of the highlights of the program is the panel “Arbitration and Judiciary: how is the relationship?”, which will discuss matters such as the cooperation of the Arbitral Tribunal with the judge of law. In a time when regulatory standards have been gaining more and more space in companies, the “Arbitration and Compliance” panel will seek to measure the impact of the maturation of compliance rules in business dispute resolution policies. Another point will be to understand the role of the lawyer in creating internal rules to prevent disputes.


In addition to an exclusive panel to discuss Arbitration in Maritime Law, there will be one dedicated especially to the Construction and Energy sectors.


Representativeness and diversity

The CAM-CCBC has signed a term of Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge, committing itself to ensure that at least 1/3 of the number of speakers is composed of women. In the 2017 edition, the entity exceeded the target, with 40% fulfilling this prerequisite. The total congressional audience last year was more than 450 people.