Work Area: Arbitration

Linklaters promotes LatAm arbitration head to partner

Linklaters has promoted its Latin American arbitration head to partner, strengthening its regional offering in Washington, DC.

13 April 2021

Ex-White & Case lawyer joins Hernández & Cía as arbitration partner

Peruvian firm Hernández & Cía Abogados has strengthened its arbitration practice by hiring a former international associate of White & Case LLP as partner and co-head of the department.

12 April 2021

Nicaraguan avocado dispute ripens at ICSID

A US company has filed a US$590 million International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Nicaragua over its investment in an avocado plantation that was allegedly destroyed by armed paramilitary forces.

09 April 2021

Ecuador faces second arbitration over Amazon oil projects

An Argentine-owned energy company is bringing a United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) claim against Ecuador over the termination of contracts to exploit Amazonian oil projects, a dispute that has already given rise to a US$515 million award against the state.

08 April 2021

Billion-dollar arbitration award against Venezuela reinstated

France’s Court of Cassation has reinstated a Canadian gold mining company’s US$1.6 billion investment treaty award against Venezuela, two years after key findings on quantum were set aside.

07 April 2021

Tauil & Chequer adds disputes partner

Brazil’s Tauil & Chequer in association with Mayer Brown has strengthened its disputes practice by hiring a partner from Huck Otranto Camargo.

06 April 2021

Parking investors threaten Mexico

Two US companies have threatened Mexico with North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) legacy claims over their investments in Mexico City’s parking system – as a proposed law to boost screenings of local films leads to speculation about potential treaty claims.

01 April 2021

Panama faces bid to revive mining arbitration

A US mining company that saw the bulk of its US$322 million International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Panama dismissed has applied to partially annul the award.

29 March 2021

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

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