Miami International Arbitration Society celebrates Arbitration Week
The Miami International Arbitration Society (MIAS) hosted the first-ever Miami Arbitration Week (MAW) November 8-15, welcoming business executives and skilled legal practitioners from across the globe to discuss complex and high stakes arbitration matters.
In recent years, Miami has become an innovative and preferred alternative to traditional international arbitration centers such as London, New York, or Geneva, particularly for disputes arising from Latin America and the Caribbean, according to MIAS. Miami has also rapidly emerged as an international business and financial gateway between the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
“Miami’s emergence as the world’s preferred international arbitration venue is based on its strategic development as a hub for international business,” said Richard Lorenzo, Hogan Lovells’ regional managing partner, who serves as the chair for MIAS. “Its strong regional position, as well as its ability to attract skilled practitioners across the globe, are what make Miami the ideal location to host the industry’s major regional Arbitration Week.”
Hogan Lovells’ Miami office hosted the MAW kickoff event. Other events throughout the week included MIAS’ Second Annual LATAM Investor State Arbitration Conference, in partnership with the University of Miami, consisting of a day-long conference including debates, discussions, and presentations focused on LATAM investor-state arbitration.