Work Area: Arbitration

Codelco threatens Ecuador with arbitration

Chile’s state-owned copper company has threatened to file an investment treaty claim against Ecuador over the alleged failure of its national mining company to comply with agreements to develop a multibillion copper project near Quito.

27 November 2020

Mega-arbitration against Brazil to proceed

An arbitral tribunal has reportedly upheld jurisdiction over a third-party funded claim worth up to US$35 billion brought against Brazil by a minority shareholder in Petrobras over losses the state-owned oil company sustained as a result of the Lava Jato corruption probe.

26 November 2020

Argentine grid manager faces third arbitration

A third renewables investor is bringing a United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) claim against Argentina’s electricity market manager at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA).

23 November 2020

Winston & Strawn LatAm partner joins Biden administration

Winston & Strawn LLP's Latin America-focused arbitration partner Julissa Reynoso Pantaleón has been appointed as chief of staff to incoming US first lady Jill Biden.

20 November 2020

Peru threatened with arbitration over environmental fine

A cacao plantation owner has threatened to file an International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Peru after it was hit with a US$35 million fine for breaching environmental regulations.

18 November 2020

Clifford Chance's LatAm disputes head goes solo

Ignacio Suarez Anzorena has left his position as head of Latin American disputes at Clifford Chance LLP in Washington, DC, to go solo as an arbitrator based in Uruguay.

17 November 2020

Casino owners to bet on arbitration against Chile

Three casino operators have instructed counsel as they prepare to file an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Chile over a public tender process for casino concessions that they allege is illegal and favours competitors.

16 November 2020

Panama escapes bulk of mining fine

An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) tribunal has found Panama liable for the expropriation of a mining concession while awarding the US claimant significantly less than the US$684 million it had sought in damages.

12 November 2020

US insurer takes Venezuela to ICSID arbitration

Affiliates of Boston-based insurer Liberty Mutual have lodged an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Venezuela after selling their local operations amid hyperinflation and foreign exchange restrictions.

10 November 2020

Guatemalan power project generates arbitration

A Colombian energy distributor has launched a US$230 million International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Guatemala over a project to upgrade the Central American state’s electrical grid – with a second claim threatened.

09 November 2020

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