Work Area: Arbitration

Aguilar Castillo Love hires from Arias, which promotes three to partner

Aguilar Castillo Love (El Salvador) has doubled its partnership by hiring a senior associate from Arias (El Salvador), which has made three new partners across its San Salvador and San José offices through promotions.

19 January 2021

Veteran Ritch Mueller partner joins Creel García-Cuéllar

Mexico’s Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez SC has added firepower to its restructuring practice by hiring esteemed practitioner Thomas Heather from Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, SC, where he was a name partner.

14 January 2021

Chile defeats international arbitration claim over bus network

An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Dispute (ICSID) tribunal has dismissed a US$354 million claim against Chile brought by Colombian investors in a concession for a public bus system in Santiago, finding that the impact of fare evasion and vandalism did not amount to indirect expropriation by the state.

14 January 2021

Bolivian state entity settles cable-car dispute

A Bolivian state entity has paid to settle an arbitration with an Austrian contractor over a US$750 million project to develop the world’s largest cable-car system.

12 January 2021

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

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