Work Area: Arbitration

Odebrecht subsidiary launches arbitration claim against Pemex

A subsidiary of Brazilian construction group Odebrecht has launched an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) claim against Mexico’s state oil company Pemex under a supply contract for a US$5.2 billion petrochemical complex.

03 February 2021

Shearman arbitration leaders to launch new firm

A group of partners from Shearman & Sterling LLP’s international arbitration practice – including former practice heads Emmanuel Gaillard and Yas Banifatemi and prominent Colombian partner Ximena Herrera-Bernal – are leaving the firm to launch a new disputes boutique.

02 February 2021

L O Baptista’s arbitration team leaves for MAMG

L O Baptista’s entire arbitration practice – comprising partners Fernando Marcondes, Sílvia Bueno de Miranda, Rafael Francisco Alves and Alberto Sanz Sogayar – has left the firm to join Macedo Garcia Advogados, which will rebrand as MAMG Advogados.

01 February 2021

Argentine footballer settles dispute over image rights

Argentine footballer and Juventus striker Paulo Dybala has settled an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration worth around €35 million (US$42 million) with his former agent over image rights, a dispute that reportedly scuppered potential moves to English clubs Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.

28 January 2021

HSBC threatens El Salvador over court delay

An affiliate of British bank HSBC has threatened El Salvador with an ICSID claim over its Supreme Court’s delay in considering an appeal against a US$50 million judgment.

27 January 2021

Venezuela settles beef with cattle farmers

The administration of Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaidó has agreed to pay around US$110 million to satisfy an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) award won by a British family business over the expropriation of its cattle farms.

26 January 2021

Airport operators threaten Chile with arbitration over pandemic disruption

25 January 2021

Disputes arise from Colombian hydro dam disaster

A Colombian public utility is seeking US$1.6 billion from a Spanish insurer following the collapse of a hydroelectric dam which caused a major flood, while another billion-dollar dispute with the consortiums behind the project has also gone to arbitration.

21 January 2021

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

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