Organisation: International Chamber of Commerce

Canadian miner launches ICC claim against Panama

Canada’s First Quantum Minerals has filed an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) claim against Panama after its copper mining concession was declared unconstitutional by the country’s Supreme Court – as two related investment treaty cases loom.

08 December 2023

Reed Smith’s Astigarraga to go solo

Reed Smith LLP’s former international arbitration practice head and Latin America specialist José Astigarraga is leaving the firm next year to become an independent arbitrator and mediator.

01 December 2023

Chilean hydro project owner overturns US court injunction

A New York state court has vacated an injunction that prevented the owner of a Chilean hydropower project from drawing on a US$90 million letter of credit pending an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitration with Austrian construction group Strabag.

28 November 2023

Bomchil partner named president of LatAm arbitration association

María Inés Corrá, partner and arbitration practice co-head at Argentine firm Bomchil, has been appointed as president of the Asociación Latinoamericana de Arbitraje (ALARB), replacing outgoing Claus von Wobeser.

27 November 2023

Exxon asks US court to enforce Venezuelan ICSID award

ExxonMobil has applied to a court in Washington, DC, to enforce an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) award worth over US$985 million plus interest and costs against Venezuela in a 16-year saga over the expropriation of two oil projects.

27 November 2023

Why Parties Should Consider Arbitration in Latin America

Featured in The Guide to International Arbitration in Latin America - Second Edition

A new pro-arbitration stance is finally emerging in Latin America, indicative of a bright future for arbitration in the region. As several countries shift back and forth between free trade and protectionism, maintaining arbitration as an efficient and viable alternative to litigation is key.

21 November 2023

Arbitration Legislative and Case Law Developments Lay Groundwork For Progress in Argentina

Featured in The Guide to International Arbitration in Latin America - Second Edition

Argentina’s arbitration system boasts a sophisticated infrastructure, a wide range of specialised arbitrators and experienced institutions. It remains to be seen how several recent developments will consolidate the country’s status as a ‘go-to’ arbitration venue in Latin America.

21 November 2023

Arbitration of Corruption Issues in Latin American Disputes

Featured in The Guide to International Arbitration in Latin America - Second Edition

The arbitration community is mobilising to meet new challenges caused by the surge in corruption-related allegations and cases in order to explore existing and possible future approaches to dealing with allegations or indicia of corruption in arbitrations.

21 November 2023

Localising Cross-Border Disputes: The Growing Appeal of Regional Arbitral Centres in Latin America and the Caribbean

Featured in The Guide to International Arbitration in Latin America - Second Edition

When selecting an arbitral centre, it is imperative that parties are aware of the significant departures from practices that may be more familiar to users of international arbitration. Parties can – and should – shape default procedures to fit their particular dispute.

21 November 2023

Chile Makes Progress in Becoming a Key Venue of Choice

Featured in The Guide to International Arbitration in Latin America - Second Edition

Chile’s sustained economic growth and relatively low corruption indexes are drawing more foreign investors, which is increasing the need for international arbitration. This makes a robust understanding of Chile’s arbitration process crucial.

21 November 2023

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