Work Area: Arbitration

Ecuador faces arbitration claim over mining project

Chile’s state-owned copper company has filed an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) claim against Ecuador over the alleged failure of its national mining company to develop a multibillion copper project near Quito.

16 April 2021

Mattos Filho makes nine new partners

Brazilian law firm Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados has added firepower to several practice groups by promoting nine lawyers to partner.

14 April 2021

Brazilian pulp arbitration leads to cyber hack challenge

A São Paulo court has stayed a partial award in a multibillion-dollar International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) dispute over the sale of a pulp maker while it considers allegations that the arbitration has been tainted by cyber hacking.

14 April 2021

Linklaters promotes LatAm arbitration head to partner

Linklaters has promoted its Latin American arbitration head to partner, strengthening its regional offering in Washington, DC.

13 April 2021

Ex-White & Case lawyer joins Hernández & Cía as arbitration partner

Peruvian firm Hernández & Cía Abogados has strengthened its arbitration practice by hiring a former international associate of White & Case LLP as partner and co-head of the department.

12 April 2021

Nicaraguan avocado dispute ripens at ICSID

A US company has filed a US$590 million International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Nicaragua over its investment in an avocado plantation that was allegedly destroyed by armed paramilitary forces.

09 April 2021

Ecuador faces second arbitration over Amazon oil projects

An Argentine-owned energy company is bringing a United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) claim against Ecuador over the termination of contracts to exploit Amazonian oil projects, a dispute that has already given rise to a US$515 million award against the state.

08 April 2021

Billion-dollar arbitration award against Venezuela reinstated

France’s Court of Cassation has reinstated a Canadian gold mining company’s US$1.6 billion investment treaty award against Venezuela, two years after key findings on quantum were set aside.

07 April 2021

Tauil & Chequer adds disputes partner

Brazil’s Tauil & Chequer in association with Mayer Brown has strengthened its disputes practice by hiring a partner from Huck Otranto Camargo.

06 April 2021

Parking investors threaten Mexico

Two US companies have threatened Mexico with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) legacy claims over their investments in Mexico City’s parking system – as a proposed law to boost screenings of local films leads to speculation about potential treaty claims.

01 April 2021

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