Work Area: Arbitration

Spanish contractor to settle Panamanian hospital dispute

A Spanish construction company has reportedly agreed to withdraw a US$125 million International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) claim against a Panamanian state entity over a hospital project that was disrupted by a bribery investigation and the covid-19 pandemic.

06 August 2021

Ecuador in “default” as stay on Perenco arbitration award is lifted

Bahamian oil company Perenco says Ecuador has defaulted on an undertaking to pay a US$391 million International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) award, as a US court lifts a stay on its enforcement.

03 August 2021

Muriel Advogados hires KLA lawyer as partner following split

Brazil’s Muriel Advogados, which recently rebranded as a disputes boutique following the departure of several former name partners, has hired a lawyer from Latin Lawyer 250 firm KLA Advogados as partner.

29 July 2021

DLA Piper adds partner and counsel in Mexico

Mexico’s DLA Piper Gallástegui y Lozano has strengthened its arbitration and telecoms practices by hiring a partner from local firm Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle SC and adding a counsel from the country’s telecoms regulator.

28 July 2021

Brazilian distributor wins billion-dollar dispute with Hyundai

An International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) tribunal in Frankfurt has ruled in a billion-dollar dispute over a distributor’s right to import Hyundai cars to Brazil, blocking the Korean company from terminating their contract and ruling it should run for another decade.

28 July 2021

Partners leave Brazilian firms Muriel Medici and Santos Neto for new ventures

Several partners have parted ways with Brazilian firms Muriel Medici Franco Advogados and Santos Neto Advogados, branching off to form separate ventures.

28 July 2021

CMS incorporates Colombian firm

Colombian Latin Lawyer 250 firm CMS Rodríguez-Azuero has incorporated its second local firm in less than a month, strengthening its dispute resolution and intellectual property offerings with two new partners.

27 July 2021

Ecuador ratifies ICSID Convention

Ecuador has ratified the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Convention, sealing the state’s return to the treaty that it denounced over a decade ago.

23 July 2021

Botelho Advogados hires Demarest lawyer as partner

A former Demarest Advogados lawyer has joined Brazilian law firm Botelho Advogados as partner, strengthening its disputes, data protection and IP practice areas.

23 July 2021

Pillsbury nabs LatAm-focused partner from Baker McKenzie

US law firm Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP has strengthened its disputes offering in Latin America by hiring an arbitration partner from Baker McKenzie LLP.

21 July 2021

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