In this webinar, members of the Iberian Chapter and invited panellists will focus on the new regulation in Spanish law, and the advancement of mandatory alternative dispute resolution (ADR).
This new legislation aims to promote the use of ADR, before filing any claim or tort. These developments are as a result of the pandemic and the impact it has had on Spanish judicial systems. Increased ADR will help to resolve conflicts without using public resources.
Panellists will discuss:
the content of this new law
the controversy around mandatory mediation.
the impact of the ruling on their professional practices.
Antonio Amusategui Batalla, Lawyer and Arbitrator, is a member in the Board of the European Branch of CIArb and Chair of The Iberian Chapter. He holds a Master's in Economics, Business Administration and Law.
His activity has been developed over more than three decades and is focused on planning ventures and investments, negotiation processes and dealing approaches in areas as real estate and urban land development, property assets and portfolios and advising on financial and monetary policies. Recently he has gained experience in blockchain, crypto and virtual assets and the art asset investment and advisory. He has also had a presence in ad-hoc multicultural and multitasked teams for achievements related to the above topics.
In the last few years he has assisted on financial and monetary policies, value channel and market innovation; and has taken a seat in virtual assets, blockchain, crypto industry and art investment sector and ventures.
From time to time, he supports third parties on the matters above.
Nazareth Romero is Partner at Ovoli Frugoni Romero, Head Arbitration and ADR specialising in commercial and investment Arbitration. Her area of practice includes. IP Rights, domain names, life sciences, white collar crimes in connection to international humanitarian law and crisis management.
She is a professor of Arbitration, ADR, Law & Economics and International Law. Mrs Romero is an External Expert at Directorate General Justice – European Commission.
Beatriz Rodriguez De la Flor is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Steering Committee of the Iberian Chapter of CIArb. She is arbitrator, mediator and Technical Architect. She is expert in construction dispute resolution.
Mercedes is a founding partner of Dispute Management, SL. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) -both in arbitration and mediation- and Distinguished Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators. Mercedes is chair of the Mediation Commission of the Spanish Arbitration Club and coordinator of the Working Group on Quality and Best Practices of the Mediation Forum of the Spanish Ministry of Justice. She has seated as an arbitrator under the rules of ICC, ICDR, UNCITRAL and various national institutions, and is also on the lists of CPR, CIAC and WIPO. Her practice as a mediator is mostly ad hoc, having also been appointed in various matters by the ICC International ADR Centre. She has sat as member of Dispute Boards and is listed in the ICSID roster of conciliators (2020-2026). Among other positions held in the past, she has been member for Spain at the ICC International Court of Arbitration (2000-2018), Vice-Chairwoman of the Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission (2008-2014), member of the Board of Management of the CIArb (2006-2012) and member of the CPR European Advisory Committee (2007-2015). Mercedes is fluent in Spanish, English, French, Italian and Catalan She has been listed in Who’s Who Legal Mediation since the list’s inception (2011 to 2021) and in several issues of Who’s Who Legal Arbitration.
Manuel Desantes Professor of Law (Private international law), UA (Spain) he is currently Member Of counsel of the firm ELZABURU, National Advisory Expert for Overseas Intellectual Property Dispute Settlement (China), Member of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT).