19 – 21 JUNE 2022

Hotel Meliá Castilla, Madrid, Spain

Dear friends:

As all the Members of the Spanish Arbitration Club know, since its constitution, the CEA has been working in compliance with its objectives of promoting arbitration in the business and legal community.

And thanks to everyone’s efforts, the CEA is now a splendid reality that has more than 1,100 members from 45 different countries and 31 international chapters (and several in constitution), which allows us to be in a privileged position regarding the perspective of reality and international trends.

This heritage is what we always intend to take advantage of in our Annual Congress, which we have been holding every year since 2006 and which has become, thanks to the support you give us, an event that is already a must on the international arbitration agendas.

In all the Congresses we have tried to address issues that always have a special significance and / or actuality, and that, consequently, are of greater interest to all those who, in one way or another, are linked to the institution of arbitration, a task that becomes more difficult in each edition.

Following this criterion, the 16th CEA International Arbitration Congress is entitled “Improving arbitration: resolving earlier and better”.

It will analyze very new topics such as ethichs obligations in arbitration, accelerated proceedings and early dismissal, the always difficult question of determining lost profits, sealed offers and their impact on costs, the acreditation pf the previuos phase in the multi-tier clauses and the analysis of some cases that will help us make some conclusions for the future.

The work sessions are detailed in the program, which allows you to have a greater knowledge of how the specific topics that we have enunciated will be developed, which will be analyzed by prestigious speakers from different countries and continents, an analysis that will be enriched by the exchange of experiences that the congressmen will have the opportunity to present.

We will also have the opportunity and honor of listening to Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler as keynote speaker.

We have not forgotten the importance and need to offer networking opportunities to congressmen, so we have maintained a wide agenda of social events, which will offer them numerous opportunities while enjoying emblematic places of Madrid and its magnificent gastronomy.

The evolution of the COVID pandemic in Spain and in most of the countries of our participants, is allowing us to mantain the Conference one hundred percent in person. All this while maintaining the inalienable objective of preserving the security of the congressmen by adopting all the necessary measures, including compliance with those applicable by law, to enjoy a safe congress.

We want to thank you, once again, for your continued support and invite you, with your presence, which is the driving force and reason for the Congress, to make possible, for another year, its success.

It will be a pleasure to have the opportunity to personally welcome you to Madrid and to our Congress.

Kind regards,

Alfonso Iglesia Chair-in-office of the CEA

Julio González Soria President Organizing Committee of the Congress. Vice President of the CEA.