Work Area: Arbitration

Court rejects challenge over alleged cyber-attack against J&F

As a Brazilian court lifts a stay on an award in a multibillion-dollar M&A dispute, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Court of Arbitration has rejected a bid to disqualify the entire tribunal based on an alleged cyber-attack.

20 July 2021

Baker McKenzie adds partner in Argentina

Baker McKenzie (Argentina) has added firepower to its dispute resolution practice by promoting one lawyer to partner.

19 July 2021

Peru liable in metro dispute at ICSID

An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) tribunal has held Peru liable in a contractual claim over a project to build Lima’s second metro line, ruling that the state was responsible for delays in the works and must pay damages – also dismissing a US$700 million counterclaim.

12 July 2021

Pharma investor’s arbitration award against Ecuador upheld

A Dutch court has upheld a US pharmaceuticals company’s US$53 million investment treaty award against Ecuador, dismissing arguments that the arbitrators took on the role of a final appeal court when they held the state liable for a denial of justice.

28 June 2021

Construction investor brings third ICSID claim against Panama

A US construction group has brought a third International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Panama arising from its portfolio of projects in the country.

24 June 2021

Ecuador to rejoin ICSID

In a major policy reversal, a new government in Ecuador has signed the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Convention more than a decade after the state withdrew from the treaty.

23 June 2021

Dutch court overturns ruling in Petrobras fraud suit

A Dutch court has reversed its decision to exclude certain claimants from a class action brought on behalf of investors in Petrobras who suffered losses due to the Lava Jato corruption scandal - after it emerged the Brazilian company had taken conflicting positions on the applicability of an arbitration clause.

22 June 2021

Second insurer threatens Chile over pension reforms

A subsidiary of Switzerland’s Zurich Insurance has become the second investor to threaten Chile with a treaty claim over reforms to its private pension system.

21 June 2021

Bichara boosts disputes group with SiqueiraCastro hire

Brazilian law firm Bichara Advogados has bolstered its litigation and arbitration offerings by hiring a partner from fellow Latin Lawyer 250 firm SiqueiraCastro.

18 June 2021

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

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