ITA Americas Initiative en Lima - Working Breakfast for In-House Lawyers
“Third-party funding in arbitration”
Presented by ITA Americas Initiative
Co-sponsored by Estudio Muñiz Olaya Meléndez Castro Ono & Herrera Abogados
About the program: Arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism has advantages over judicial courts. Notwithstanding its benefits, the cost of arbitration is always a factor, often a decisive one, in companies’ decision to initiate arbitration. To prevent the costs of arbitration from becoming a barrier to access to justice, there are alternatives that allow companies to access third-party funding to cover these costs. This financing involves several factors that every in-house counsel should be aware of, such as the process of reviewing the claim and its suitability for financing, the control over the strategy of the procedure, the different forms of return on investment in favor of the funder, as well as its implications within the arbitration process.
About the series: “The Americas Initiative in Lima” is part of a series of local events presented in the Americas, including conferences, workshops and interviews on a wide variety of issues related to international arbitration.
The mission of the Americas Initiative is to enrich knowledge, debate and personal relationships within the international arbitration community in the Americas.
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsor, the event is free. Please register in advance to have a precise account of the assistants.
Schedule and Faculty
8:00 a.m. – 8.15 a.m. - Networking
8:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. - Working Breakfast
This session for in-house lawyers will address the practical aspects of the third-party funding of arbitration in Latin America.
Moderator: Raul F. Zuñiga, Associate in Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera, Lima.
- Leticia Goñi, Associate Investment Manager in Omni Bridgeway, Montevideo.
- Roger Rubio, Arbitrator, Lima.
- Edwin Pezo, Senior Partner in Muñiz, Olaya, Meléndez, Castro, Ono & Herrera, Lima. Country Delegate for Peru, ITA Americas Initiative.
Raul F. Zuñiga
Raul holds a law degree from Universidad Catolica San Pablo. He is an associate of the Arbitration practice of Muñiz, Olaya, Melendez, Castro, Ono & Herrera. His practice specializes in complex contract and investment disputes. He has been an assistant professor of contract law at Universidad Catolica San Pablo, and has published extensively in matters related to contract and investment law.
Leticia worked in the international arbitration practices of Alston & Bird and Hughes Hubbard & Reed in New York. Subsequently, she continued working in international arbitration from Uruguay as a consultant. During her years as a litigator, Leticia has been involved in investor-state arbitrations involving complex disputes in Latin America and other jurisdictions. Leticia obtained her LL.M from Georgetown Law School with a certificate in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution and her law degree from the University of Montevideo.
International Arbitrator. Arbitrator, CAS. Graduated from Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). Master in Laws (LLM) International Economic Law at PUCP. ICC Member of the Commission on Arbitration and ADR. Co-author of the Peruvian Arbitration Law. Graduate studies at Washington College of Law, Hague Academy of International Law, International Academy for Arbitration Law, and Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Cambridge University.
Edwin is a Senior Partner in the Litigation and Arbitration practice of Muñiz, Olaya, Melendez, Castro, Ono & Herrera, with extensive experience in arbitration in energy, construction, commercial, M&A disputes, among others. He holds a Juris Doctor (JD) degree from the University of Miami School of Law and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He is a professor of arbitration, contracts and comparative law at the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas.