2016 Brazil Business Mediation Congress

On May 6, 2016, CPR in association with CBMA held Brazil’s fourth Business Mediation Congress in Rio De Janeiro. The goal of the Congress is to continue to raise awareness in Brazil as to the availability and suitability of mediation as a method for resolving business disputes. The 2016 event featured speakers from the corporate, law firm, academic and mediator communities. 

In association with:

 

Hosted by:

 

Location: CENTRO DE CONVENÇÕES DA FIRJAN, Rua Graça Aranha, 1, 2. andar,    

Centro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil

Travel & Accommodations

AGENDA (For Portuguese version, click here.)
 

 8:00 - 9:00  REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
 9:00 - 9:20  WELCOME: OLIVIER ANDRE, VICE-PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR CONFLICT, PREVENTION  AND RESOLUTION  (CPR)
OPENING REMARKS: GUSTAVO SCHMIDT, PRESIDENT OF CBMA, CENTRO BRASILEIRO DE MEDIAÇÃO E ARBITRAGEM AND CARLOS FERNANDO GROSS, 2º  VICE-PRESIDENT OF FIRJAN, FEDERAÇÃO DAS INDUSTRIAS DO ESTADO DO RIO DE JANEIRO
 9:20 - 10:00  KEYNOTE SPEAKER : "How Lawyers Manipulate Mediators  How Mediators Can Respond" - DWIGHT GOLANN, PROFESSOR OF LAW, SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL 

 10:00 - 11:00

PANEL I: CORPORATE COUNSEL ROUNDTABLE: THIS PANEL OF IN-HOUSE CORPORATE LEADERS WILL ADDRESS DISPUTE RESOLUTION AS AN “INTEGRAL” ELEMENT OF THE LEGAL BUSINESS PROCESS AND DISCUSS ITS EFFECTIVENESS IN TIMES OF COMPLEX BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS.
MODERATOR: ANA C. REYES, PARTNER, WILLIAMS & CONNOLLY

  • RALF LINDBÄCK, VICE PRESIDENT, LEGAL AFFAIRS, SERVICES, WÄRTSILÄ  CORPORATION;
  • CAROLINA AZEVEDO, GENERAL COUNSEL FOR LATIN AMERICA, ERICSSON DO BRASIL
  • GABRIELA ASSMAR, OMBUDSMAN, ICATU SEGUROS, CPR DISTINGUISHED NEUTRAL;
  • LUIS HENRIQUE DE SOUZA LOPES, LEGAL MANAGER, LIGHT
 11:00-12:30

MANDATORY MEDIATION

PANEL II: THE IMPACT OF MANDATORY MEDIATION IN THE PRIVATE MEDIATION PRACTICE 

MODERATOR: JOAQUIM DA PAIVA MUNIZ, PARTNER, TRENCH ROSSI WATANABE; CPR DISTINGUISHED NEUTRAL, CBMA ARBITRATOR

  • FLAVIA FOZ MANGE, PARTNER, MANGE & GABBAY
  • TANIA ALMEIDA, MEDIATOR, MEDIARE
  • CESAR FELIPE CURY, JUDGE, RIO DE JANEIRO STATE COURT OF APPEALS 

PANEL III: LEARNING FROM INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES 

  • ITALY: PROF. HUMBERTO DALLA BERNADINA DE PINHO, PROFESSOR, UERJ 
  • CORPORATE: ALBERT C. HILBER, SENIOR CLAIMS EXPERT - AMERICAS, SWISS RE
  • COLOMBIA: PROF. RAFAEL BERNAL, PRESIDENT OF IACAC, UNIVERSIDADE JAVERIANA
 12:30 - 13:45  LUNCHEON
 13:45 - 15:00

SIMULTANEOUS ACTIVITIES:  PARTICIPANTS ARE INVITED TO JOIN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES:

I - LECTURE (AUDITORIUM) - EMPLOYMENT & CONSUMER RELATIONSHIPS, COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES. INSIGHTS, STUDIES & MANAGEMENT OF APPROPRIATE CONFLICT RESOLUTIONS.

MODERATOR: CIBELLE LINERO, PARTNER,  BMA - BARBOSA MÜSSNICH ARAGÃO

  • EVELYN R. A. BARRETO DE SOUZA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, NÚCLEO PAULISTA DE MEDIAÇÃO E ARBITRAGEM
  • VILMA TOSHIE KUTOMI, PARTNER, MATTOS FILHO, VEIGA FILHO, MARREY JR E QUIROGA ADVOGADOS;
  • MARIANA FREITAS DE SOUZA, CONSULTANT, VEIRANO ADVOGADOS; CBMA DIRECTOR
  • GUSTAVO DIAS, HEAD OF LEGAL LATIN AMERICA, EXPEDIA 

II – DISCUSSION GROUPS BY SUBJECT (DINING ROOM):  PARTICIPANTS WILL EXCHANGE THEIR ADR EXPERIENCES IN SPECIFIC RELATING TO THE FOLLOWING AREAS; CONSTRUCTION, INSURANCE, GOVERNANCE, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, SPORTS, INFRA-STRUCTURE/PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, ADR AND ENTERPRISE PRODUCTIVITY, MASS CONFLICT, ARBITRATION AND JUDICIARY IN THE USA. EACH GROUP WILL BE LEAD BY A MEDIATOR, WHO WILL INTRODUCE THE SUBJECT, SHARE STORIES AND MODERATE THE DISCUSSIONS. COORDINATION OF NATHALIA MAZZONETTO, MÜLLER MAZZONETTO CPR DISTINGUISHED NEUTRAL; CLAUDIA F. GROSMAN, MEDIATOR; CPR DISTINGUISHED NEUTRAL AND CRISTIANE ORDONEZ, LAWYER IN SAO PAULO.

 15:00 

COFFEE BREAK

 15:30 - 16:45

PANEL IV: SETTLEMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN ARBITRATIONTHIS PANEL OF LEADING PRACTITIONERS WILL ADDRESS THE WAYS IN WHICH THEY HAVE SUGGESTED MEDIATION IN THE CONTEXT OF ARBITRATION AND WHO SHOULD MEDIATE SUCH A DISPUTE.
MODERATOR: HAGIT ELUL, PARTNER, HUGHES HUBBARD & REED LLP 

  • SHELBY GRUBBS, CEO, ATLANTA CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION & MEDIATION, CPR DISTINGUISHED NEUTRAL; 
  • MONICA MENDONÇA COSTA, PARTNER, TOZZINI FREIRE
  • CORINA GUGLER, ATTORNEY, LITIGATION & ARBITRATION, DEBEVOISE & PLIMPTON 
  • OLIVIER ANDRÉ, VICE PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL & DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICES, CPR 
  • BEATRIZ ROSA, MEDIATOR & ARBITRATOR, ENGINEERING & DEFENSE 
 16:45 - 18:00

PANEL V: INNOVATION IN MEDIATION
MODERATOR:  ANDRE CHATEAUBRIAND MARTINS, PARTNER, SERGIO BERMUDES ADVOGADOS

  • THE AFRICAN EXPERIENCE - ADOLFO BRAGA NETO, PRESIDENT OF THE ADMINISTRATION COUNCIL, IMAB;
  • MEDIATION & CIVIL LIABILITY - KATIA JUNQUEIRA, LEGAL DIRECTOR, GAS NATURAL FENOSA
  • CORPORATE LEADERSHIP - ANA PAULA DE ALMEIDA SANTOS, GENERAL COUNSEL, ASSURANT SOLUTIONS;
  • THE FLEXIBILITY OF MEDIATION - ANDREA MAIA, MEDIATOR, FINDRESOLUTIONS, CPR DISTINGUISHED NEUTRAL; VICE-PRESIDENT, CBMA;
 18:00 - 18:30 CLOSING REMARKS, CPR INNOVATIONS - Noah J. Hanft, President & CEO, CPR INSTITUTE
 18:30 - 19:30  RECEPTION


In cooperation with: 

   

Sponsorship opportunities are available here.


The CPR Brazil Initiative has been funded by:

      

The Sondheimer Family Charitable Foundation

Questions? For Portuguese, contact Angelica Walker at awalker@cpradr.org or call 1.646.753.8253
For questions
in English, contact Helena Tavares Erickson at herickson@cpradr.org or call 1.646.753.8237