Work Area: Arbitration

Peru faces ICSID claim over telecoms networks

A US infrastructure services company has filed a new International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Peru, two years after it lodged an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) claim over a terminated project for rural telecommunications networks in the country.

08 January 2021

Former Dechert lawyer joins Carmigniani Pérez

Former international counsel at Dechert Alvaro Galindo has joined the partnership at Carmigniani Pérez in Quito.

07 January 2021

Petrobras launches arbitration against Odebrecht

Brazil’s Petrobras has launched an arbitration against Odebrecht seeking US$154 million in damages over alleged violations of a shareholders’ agreement for a petrochemicals company, Latin Lawyer's sister publication Global Arbitration Review reports.

06 January 2021

Dechert lawyer returns to Colombia to practise solo

Juan Felipe Merizalde has left his position as special legal consultant at Dechert, where he worked on numerous high-profile Latin American disputes, to return to his native Colombia and launch a solo practice as arbitrator and counsel.

18 December 2020

PPO Abogados launches fourth Bolivia office

PPO Abogados has expanded its footprint in Bolivia by opening in Sucre – the seat of the state’s judiciary branch – marking the firm’s fourth office in the country.

18 December 2020

Claimants clash as details of Brazilian mega arbitration emerge

After it emerged that a Petrobras shareholder is bringing an arbitration worth up to US$35 billion against Brazil over losses the state-owned oil company sustained following the Lava Jato corruption probe, another claimant has come forward to argue the shareholder is entitled to nothing.

14 December 2020

Panama Canal arbitrators under fire over "cross-appointments"

The consortium that oversaw the expansion of the Panama Canal has applied to set aside a US$265 million International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) award in favour of the canal authority, alleging that the arbitrators failed to disclose “multiple cross-appointments and inter-relationships”.

09 December 2020

Peruvian state bank settles gold mine dispute

A Peruvian state-owned development bank has agreed to pay US$34 million to a Canadian-listed mining company to satisfy a Lima arbitration award and settle a dispute over the financing of a gold project.

07 December 2020

Colombian mining arbitration clears hurdle

An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) tribunal has rejected Colombia’s preliminary objections to a US$250 million treaty claim brought by a Canadian company, which says illegal miners have blocked access to its gold and silver projects in the country.

03 December 2020

Guatemala pays arbitration award to avoid default

Guatemala has paid US$37 million to an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) creditor to lift an attachment on bond payments and avoid a sovereign default – though it has still to honour another award worth US$55 million rendered in the same dispute.

30 November 2020

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