Miami Partner Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga will present June 1 at the 2017 Conferencia Latinoamericana de Arbitraje. Martinez-Fraga will be the keynote speaker for a panel highlighting the corruption defense in investment arbitration, its limits, and the duty and power of arbitrators to raise corruption defense and investigate corruption sua sponte.

The Conferencia Latinoamericana de Arbitraje (CLA), a unique event in Latin America, began in Asunción (Paraguay) in 2009. Since then, the conference also has been held in Medellín (Colombia), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), Curitiba (Brazil) and in Miami. This year, the 9th CLA will take place in La Paz, Bolivia, and is expected to attract more than 500 participants involved in arbitration throughout Latin America.

Martinez-Fraga is a leading practitioner in the field of international litigation and transnational arbitration, including complex jurisdictional disputes concerning common law and civil law issues. Global Co-leader of Bryan Cave’s International Arbitration Team, he has significant experience with matters related to sovereign immunity, act of state contentions, international investment law, corporate governance, anti-suit injunctions, cross-border energy disputes (oil and gas, co-generation and geothermal), asset tracing, cross-border interim relief, and issues concerning the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. On December 16, 2015, President Barack Obama appointed Mr. Martinez-Fraga as one of four U.S. delegate members to the Panel of Conciliators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (World Bank), effective February 23, 2016. He is the first Hispanic to have been so appointed in the history of the Washington Convention of 1965.

Martinez-Fraga serves on the Advisory Council to the Restatement (Third) of International Commercial Arbitration of the American Law Institute and is a noted scholar, author and lecturer in the fields of public and private international law.

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