We All Have 24 Hours a Day

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Starts on: February 17, 2024 9:00 am
Ends on: February 17, 2024 11:00 am
Where: Riverside Marketplace, Heredia
Speaker: Dyalá Jiménez
February Event

Dyalá Jiménez is a Costa Rican lawyer who holds a Master’s (LL.M) degree in International Law from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Her career has allowed her to work in France and Chile and she has held several public office roles in Costa Rica. She is frequently appointed as arbitrator in international treaty-based and contract-based disputes, for which she has been included in the list of Who’s Who of International Arbitration (2009-2011-2012)  and Who’s Who of International Litigation (2011-2012). Ten years ago, Dyalá founded DJ Arbitraje, a boutique firm focused on commercial and investment dispute resolution. The firm began in Santiago, Chile, and now operates from San José, Costa Rica.

It comes as no surprise that Dyalá, like so many of us, was amazed by how Barack Obama, who had the same 24 hours a day as she did, was able to lead a country and, at the same time, spend time with his family and stay in shape. This made Dyalá realize: each of us can do a little bit each day if we decide how to fill those hours with meaningful activities instead of just going on “auto-pilot”.

At this event, Dyalá will ponder on the following topics:

  • Who Am I?
  • Time, joy and priorities
  • There is no only way

If, like Dyalá, you think it sounds impossible, join us for this event to find out how she manages to do it all!

Entrance cost:

  • 3,000 colones for members
  • 6,000 colones for non-members

Exact change or SINPE Móvil is appreciated! Also, for non-members, you can become a member at this event!


Notes: We encourage participants to carpool for this event, as there is limited parking. Click here for the Google maps pin or look up Riverside Marketplace.

After the event, we will have the option to stay for an early lunch from 11am to 12pm – this a great networking opportunity with other members and friends of the PWNCR! We will take lunch orders during the event. Click here for RIVERSIDE’s menu (Spanish only).

About The Speaker

Dyalá Jiménez

Dyalá Jiménez is a Costa Rican national who specializes in conflict resolution. She is frequently appointed as arbitrator in international treaty-based and contract-based disputes, both under institutional rules and ad hoc procedures. She is also trained in mediation by ICSID/CEDR and acts as conciliator in local complex disputes. She is a member of the ICSID panel of conciliators and arbitrators for Costa Rica and of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. Dyalá is also a member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Governing Board.

In terms of her academic background, she is a Fulbright Scholar and alumnus of Georgetown University Law Center (LLM ‘99) and is author of numerous publications (visit www.djarbitraje.com).

From 2018 to 2020, Dyalá served as Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica and in such capacity was charged with public policy on exports and foreign direct investment. In that role, she also led the country’s efforts to become the 38th member of the OECD. Dyalá has lived in Washington, DC, Paris and Santiago (Chile) and works in Spanish, English, French and Portuguese.


WHEN: February 17, 2024 9:00 am
WHERE: Riverside Marketplace, Heredia

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