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“Colloquium: New paradigms of Hardship and Force Majeure in International Contracts”

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PROFILE Master Degrees
EVENT TYPE Conferences
EVENT FORMAT Online events
DATE 12th August 2020
TIME 19:00 - 20:30 (GMT -05:00)
“Colloquium: New paradigms of Hardship and Force Majeure in International Contracts”

About the conference:

In this Colloquium, we will be talking about how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted the performance of contracts under the main instruments or Uniform Private Law. IE Law’s School visiting professor, Pablo Debuchy, will be discussing this topic along with a top notch group of panelists, conformed by IE University alumni.


About the professor:

Prof. Pablo Debuchy is the senior associate in charge of the corporate department of the Gross Brown Law Firm. He has extensive experience in the areas of corporate law, banking law, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, international law, administrative law, arbitration and procedural law. His experience in the public service as delegate solicitor at the Solicitor General’s Office of the Republic granted him a broad vision and understanding of the national regulatory framework and public institutions, which is also reflected in his work as professor and author of several research articles with international recognition.

He is currently an assistant professor of Constitutional law and Contracts, and head professor of Legal English, at the Catholic University of Asuncion, and associate professor of Private International Law at the Judicial School of Paraguay and the Association of Magistrates of Paraguay. He is also a visiting professor at IE Law School.

Prof. Debuchy graduated with honors at the Catholic University of Asunción (2010). In addition, he obtained the title of Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International Legal Practice and the Certificate of European Studies of IE Law School in Madrid, Spain (2012), the Postgraduate Diploma in Global Law of Fundaçao Getulio Vargas in Sao Paulo, Brazil (2012), and was awarded with the Laureate of the Year Award from the International Arbitration Academy in Paris, France (2016).



About the panelists:


David Pajaro

Partner at Praim Consultants (Colombia)

Alumni ExLLM IE Northwestern 2017



Miguel Ramírez Ruggeberg

Partner at LHO Abogados (México)

LLM IE 2009



Ricardo de la Piedra 

Partner at Estudio Muñiz, M&A and Corporate Department (Perú)

IMBA IE Alumni 2016