Work Area: Arbitration

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

Chile takes US lithium miner to ICC

Chile has filed a US$15 million International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) claim against a US lithium mining company over royalty payments due under an agreement to exploit one of the world’s largest reserves of the valuable metal.

26 February 2021

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