CONFERENCE ADDRESSED RECRUITMENT AND ARBITRATION ISSUES
THE PRESENTATIONS OF THE EVENT, ORGANIZED BY OUR UNIVERSITY, BROUGHT TOGETHER LEADING EXPERTS AND WILL BECOME A BOOK ON THIS SUBJECT.
March 14, 2017
To update contents, discuss, reflect and analyze cases that have created precedents. These were the objective of the Congress on Recruitment and International Arbitration, an activity organized within the "Alternative Dispute Resolution" (ADR) Ring project, led by our University.
At the initial speech, the Chairperson of the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Santiago Chamber of Commerce (CCS), Olga Feliu, stressed the importance of addressing this matter. "It exists the perception in Chile that, because being a small country in comparison with the great powers, what happens here might not have importance or relevance, but today the world confronts us with a bustling and interactive economy between countries," said the specialist during the event held in the auditorium of the CCS.
"There are large international investment agreements, and that leads to the need of having a uniform system of recruitment standards, of disputes resolution, and there can be no countries marginalizing from such norms and precepts. In this context, the benefit of this meeting is the better training of our lawyers, of those who participate in business, about what are and what do these uniform rules, originated at Unidroit, represent. This brings us to the big leagues of the lawyers," he added.
For her part, the director of the ADR Project, Maria Fernanda Vásquez, pointed out that the matter around which the conference was developed is "quite sluggish from the point of view of the literature, in Chile."
"There is a lot of practice, but little theory, then one of the objectives of the project is precisely to analyze what the trends are on this subject, which is one of the most important that exists globally," she said.
In this line, the academic advanced that the presentations of the conference will become in a book on the subject, "so this is a congress that not only rests in what was said today, but it collects, disseminates, analyzes and has an impact on the coming jurisprudence."
In charge of the inaugural conference were José Angelo Estrella, Secretary General of the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (Unidroit), Professor Ricardo Cardilli, from the University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy), and Professor José Carlos Fernandez, from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid,.
Estrella appreciated that the UTALCA was the entity to lead on such a globally relevant topic. "It demonstrates the sensitivity of this academic institution about the need to train a generation and to meet a demand for information and knowledge in a very specialized field," he said.
Professor Fernández coincided with the aforementioned. "That an institution succeeds in organizing a conference with very high level speakers that come from practice and from the Academia, and to attract a specialized audience, is very important," he said, and he added that this shows the importance of the university and "the development and strength of the Chilean society in the development of international trade."
Among the speakers were also the former Justice Secretary, Felipe Bulnes; Professor Jorge Oviedo, from the Universidad Sergio Arboleda of Colombia; Professors Rodrigo Momberg and Alvaro Vidal, from the Catholic University of Valparaiso, and lawyers Ignacio Garcia and Diego Peralta, form the Porzio Ríos García y Carey y Cía law firm.
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