2016 Business Mediation Congress

On May 6, 2016, CPR in association with CBMA will hold 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 will feature speakers from the corporate, law firm, academic and mediator communities. Join us also for an International Mediation Workshop, May 3-5, 2016, featuring training in mediation techniques for those with basic knowledge. 

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Location: CENTRO DE CONVENÇÕES DA FIRJAN, Rua Graça Aranha, 1, 2. andar,    
Centro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil

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AGENDA (For Portuguese version, click here.)
 

 8:30 - 9:00  REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST
 9:00 - 9:20  WELCOME: HELENA TAVARES ERICKSON, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICES AND CORPORATE SECRETARY, CPR
OPENING REMARKS: GUSTAVO SCHMIDT, PRESIDENT OF CBMA, PARTNER, SCHMIDT LOURENÇO KINGSTON ADVOGADOS, PROFESSOR, GETULIO VARGAS FOUNDATION SCHOOL OF LAW, PUBLIC ATTORNEY, RIO DE JANEIRO CITY HALL
 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;
 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

  • FLAVIA FOZ MANGE, PARTNER, MANGE & GABBAY - SOCIEDADE DE ADVOGADOS;
  • TANIA ALMEIDA, MEDIATOR, MEDIARE
  • PROF. HUMBERTO DALLA BERNADINA DE PINHO, PROFESSOR, UERJ 
  • CESAR FELIPE CURY, JUDGE, RIO DE JANEIRO STATE COURT OF APPEALS 

PANEL III: LEARNING FROM INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCES 

  • ARGENTINA: ROMINA SOLEDAD MORENO, LAWYER; MEDIATION AND STRATEGIES OF NEGOTIATION AND PROFESSOR AT UNIVERSITY OF BUENOS AIRES;
  • CORPORATE: ALBERT C. HILBER, SENIOR CLAIMS EXPERT - AMERICAS, SWISS RE
  • COLOMBIA: PROF. RAFAEL BERNAL, PRESIDENT OF IACAC, UNIVERSIDADE JAVERIANA
 12:30 - 14:00  LUNCHEON
 14:00 - 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.

  • 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, LAWYER, VEIRANO ADVOGADOS; DIRECTOR; CBMA

II – DISCUSSION GROUPS BY SUBJECT (DINING ROOM):  PARTICIPANTS WILL EXCHANGE THEIR ADR EXPERIENCES AND DISCUSS SPECIFIC ISSUES RELATING TO THE FOLLOWING INDUSTRIES: CONSTRUCTION; INSURANCE; INDUSTRY; INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY; SPORTS; FINANCE & BANKING; GOVERNANCE; ENERGY, OIL & GAS, ARBITRATION. EACH GROUP WILL BE COORDINATED BY A LEADER-MEDIATOR, ALL FROM THE CPR PANEL OF DISTINGUISHED NEUTRALS, WHO WILL INTRODUCE THE SUBJECT, SHARE STORIES AND MODERATE THE DISCUSSIONS

 15:00 

COFFEE BREAK

 15:30 - 16:45

PANEL IV: SETTLEMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN ARBITRATION: THIS 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, MEDIATOR
  • 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 - Noah J. Hanft, President & CEO, CPR INNOVATIONS
 18:30 - 19:30  RECEPTION


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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