Work Area: Arbitration

Robalino Law adds three partners in Ecuador

Less than a month after launching its fourth Ecuadorian office, Robalino Law has boosted its disputes, labour, IP and natural resources departments by promoting three lawyers to partner.

16 June 2021

Pellerano & Herrera partner joins DMK in the Dominican Republic

Dominican law firm DMK Abogados has appointed two disputes partners by rehiring a former senior associate and adding a partner from Latin Lawyer 250 firm Pellerano & Herrera.

15 June 2021

Insurer pursues arbitration against Bolivia over pension reforms

A United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) tribunal has begun hearing a Swiss insurance company’s claim against Bolivia over the nationalisation of its pension system.

11 June 2021

Colombia faces second ICSID claim over mine expansion project

Multinational mining company Anglo American has filed an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Colombia following a local court order blocking expansion plans at a coal mine over environmental concerns – after its partner in the project Glencore which has also lodged a claim against the state.

10 June 2021

Ecuador fails to annul bulk of Perenco arbitration award

An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) committee has largely upheld Bahamian oil company Perenco’s US$449 million award against Ecuador – reducing the damages by US$36 million after annulling certain findings on quantum.

09 June 2021

Costa Rica avoids damages in mining dispute

A divided International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) tribunal has held Costa Rica liable in a third-party funded claim worth almost US$400 million brought by a Canadian gold mining company, while declining to award any damages.

08 June 2021

Glencore brings third arbitration claim against Colombia

Glencore has filed an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Colombia after a planned expansion at a coal mine was halted by a local court citing environmental concerns – the third case the Swiss commodities trader has brought against the state at the centre.

02 June 2021

Lefosse nabs partner from Bichara

Brazilian law firm Lefosse Advogados has strengthened its disputes resolution offering by hiring a partner from Bichara Advogados.

01 June 2021

Deal of the Year Winner: Disputes

Featured in 15th Annual Awards

More than three years after Barra Energia issued an exclusion notice demanding the exit of counterpart Dommo Energia from a joint operating agreement – a move that sparked a slew of arbitral, judicial and regulatory proceedings – an arbitration tribunal upheld the withdrawal notice in a final award in 2020. It marked the first time a tribunal has enforced a forfeiture provision in a joint operating agreement (JOA) governed under Brazilian law. It wins the disputes category of our Deal of the Year Awards.

25 May 2021

US insurer puts Chile on notice of arbitration

A US insurance group has threatened Chile with an investment treaty claim over private pension reform.

20 May 2021

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