International Conference on Arbitration in Panama

Experts will be meeting in Panama City from 16th to 18th of March to discuss issues and progresses related to arbitration procedures in Latin America and the world.

Monday, February 29, 2016

From a statement issued by the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama:

Panama, February 29, 2016. Panama will host the Conference of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC PANARB 2016) and the third version of the Biennial Conference of the Latin American Arbitration Association (ALARB 2016), which will run from 16 to 18 March, with the aim of highlighting the main progresses and developments in arbitration in Latin America and the world, in order to ensure greater awareness of costs in arbitration proceedings.

This international event is being organized by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Panama chapter, the ICC Court and the National Committee of the ICC, through its Committee on Arbitration, who will organized the third version of this conference, this time in conjunction with ALARB, an association of more than 300 outstanding arbitration professionals in Latin America.

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