Work Area: Arbitration

Peruvian refinery arbitration award survives “side-switching” challenge

A Miami federal court has confirmed a US$40 million International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) award relating to the upgrade of a Peruvian refinery, rejecting a Spanish contractor’s arguments that the proceedings were tainted because two members of its counsel team joined the opposing side’s law firm while the case was pending.

29 October 2021

King & Spalding hires LatAm arbitration partner from Dechert

Dual-qualified Brazilian-American lawyer Érica Franzetti has joined King & Spalding LLP as partner in Washington, DC, after six years at Dechert, bringing substantial Latin American experience to the role.

26 October 2021

Dominican Republic declares win in bus lease dispute

The Dominican Republic says it has defeated a treaty claim brought by a Spanish investor over a bus lease contract, with a tribunal concluding it was an abuse of process.

14 October 2021

KLA promotes eight to partner

Brazilian Highly Recommended firm KLA Advogados has bolstered its tax, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution and wealth management groups by promoting eight senior associates to partner.

13 October 2021

Wald Antunes boosts dispute resolution practice with promotion

Brazilian firm Wald, Antunes, Vita e Blattner Advogados has strengthened its dispute resolution practice by promoting a new partner.

08 October 2021

Allen & Overy nabs LatAm partner from Arnold & Porter

Allen & Overy LLP has appointed its second Latin America-focused partner in less than a month by hiring arbitration practitioner Gaela Gehring Flores from Arnold & Porter.

30 September 2021

Belgian-Brazilian hygiene M&A dispute settles

A Belgium-based provider of personal hygiene products has agreed to settle an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) claim against a Brazilian pharmaceuticals group over a €300 million (US$353 million) acquisition.

24 September 2021

Mexico declares win in dispute with satellite operator

Mexico says it has defeated an investment treaty claim for more than US$120 million brought by France's Eutelsat over the reservation of satellite capacity for use by the state.

22 September 2021

Live Nation revives acquisition of OCESA in Mexico

US company Live Nation Entertainment has hired Mexico’s Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, SC to resume its purchase of a controlling stake in OCESA Entretenimiento, a leading concert promoter in Latin America, from media groups Televisa and CIE, for 8.8 billion Mexican pesos (US$444 million).

20 September 2021

Colombia liable in high-mountain mining dispute

A divided International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) tribunal has found Colombia liable in a US$700 million claim brought by a Canadian mining company that was deprived of its right to operate within an environmental preservation zone.

17 September 2021

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