Work Area: Arbitration

Panama faces bid to revive mining arbitration

A US mining company that saw the bulk of its US$322 million International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Panama dismissed has applied to partially annul the award.

29 March 2021

Costa Rican court enforces ICC award against construction group

The Supreme Court of Costa Rica has confirmed a US$23 million International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) award against one of the country’s largest construction groups – despite the fact it had not signed the underlying arbitration agreement.

26 March 2021

Ecotourism investors threaten Costa Rica with arbitration

A German family of ecotourism investors have threatened Costa Rica with an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim after their land was expropriated to build a hydropower plant.

25 March 2021

Partner returns to Sergio Bermudes from National Justice Council

Litigation partner Henrique Ávila has returned to Sergio Bermudes Advogados, following a four-year term at Brazil's National Justice Council (CNJ).

19 March 2021

Uruguay settles billion-dollar port dispute

Belgian logistics group Katoen Natie has agreed not to pursue a US$1.5 billion International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Uruguay after the state extended the life of its concession for a container terminal at the port of Montevideo.

19 March 2021

Colombia defeats billion-dollar power arbitration

A United Nations Commission on International Trade Law(UNCITRAL) tribunal has rejected a US$1.3 billion claim brought by Spanish energy group Naturgy against Colombia over the government's seizure and liquidation of an electricity distribution company – but also dismissed a counterclaim by the state.

17 March 2021

Odebrecht venture settles ethane dispute with Pemex

A subsidiary of Brazilian construction group Odebrecht has reportedly settled an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration with Mexico’s state oil company Pemex over an ethane supply contract for a US$5.2 billion petrochemical complex.

12 March 2021

DLA Piper launches international arbitration group in Colombia

Colombia’s DLA Piper Martínez Beltrán has opened an international arbitration practice and hired a lawyer from Shearman & Sterling LLP to lead its efforts in the field.

11 March 2021

Seven Brazilian firms in Heineken-Coca-Cola distribution settlement

Several Brazilian firms have helped The Coca-Cola Company and Dutch brewer Heineken sign a new contract for beer distribution in Brazil, putting an end to an old distribution contract dispute between both parties.

10 March 2021

QIL+4 adds disputes partner in Guatemala

Guatemala’s QIL+4 Abogados has strengthened its dispute resolution offering by promoting the department’s head to partner.

04 March 2021

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