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Arbitration

Uber threatens Colombia with treaty claim over ban
Uber threatens Colombia with treaty claim over ban

Uber threatens Colombia with treaty claim over ban

15 January 2020

US ridesharing company Uber has threatened Colombia with a treaty claim following a ban on its operations in the country.

PPU appoints partners in Peru and Colombia
PPU appoints partners in Peru and Colombia

PPU appoints partners in Peru and Colombia

14 January 2020

Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría has boosted its partnership by adding two partners in Peru and one in Colombia.

Graña y Montero withdraws ICSID claim after prosecutor’s deal
Graña y Montero withdraws ICSID claim after prosecutor’s deal

Graña y Montero withdraws ICSID claim after prosecutor’s deal

13 January 2020

A Peruvian construction group has withdrawn a US$300 million International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Peru over a gas pipeline project that collapsed in the wake of the Odebrecht corruption scandal – after reaching a deal with the country’s prosecutors.

Carmigniani Pérez makes two new partners in Ecuador
Carmigniani Pérez makes two new partners in Ecuador

Carmigniani Pérez makes two new partners in Ecuador

10 January 2020

Ecuadorian Latin Lawyer 250 firm Carmigniani Pérez Abogados has promoted two lawyers to the partnership – including appointing its first ever female partner – in doing so strengthening its banking, corporate and disputes practices. 

Mexican firms bolster partnerships for 2020
Mexican firms bolster partnerships for 2020

Mexican firms bolster partnerships for 2020

09 January 2020

Several Mexican firms have seen in the new year by strengthening their partner numbers.

Dual nationals fail in Venezuela arbitration claim
Dual nationals fail in Venezuela arbitration claim

Dual nationals fail in Venezuela arbitration claim

07 January 2020

A tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration has declined jurisdiction over a claim by eight Spanish-Venezuelan nationals based on their dual nationality.

Conoco faces bid to annul US$9 billion Venezuela arbitration award
Conoco faces bid to annul US$9 billion Venezuela arbitration award

Conoco faces bid to annul US$9 billion Venezuela arbitration award

13 December 2019

Venezuela's government-in-exile has applied to annul a US$9 billion International Centre for Settlement of Investment Dispute (ICSID) award won by US oil company ConocoPhillips over the expropriation of oil assets in the Orinoco Belt – while it argues before a Delaware court that the state's assets are shielded from other arbitral creditors because of the US sanctions regime.

Revised “new NAFTA” signed in Mexico
Revised “new NAFTA” signed in Mexico

Revised “new NAFTA” signed in Mexico

13 December 2019

Negotiators from the US, Canada and Mexico have signed a revised version of the trade agreement intended to replace NAFTA, increasing labour rights and environmental protections while retaining restrictions on investor-state dispute settlement agreed last year.

Galicia Abogados
Galicia Abogados

Galicia Abogados

11 December 2019

Transactional clout with regulatory specialism

Peruvian arbitrators released on appeal
Peruvian arbitrators released on appeal

Peruvian arbitrators released on appeal

10 December 2019

A Peruvian court has overturned pre-trial detention orders against eight arbitrators accused of taking bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, including one whose arrest prompted outcries from the international arbitration community.