Work Area: Arbitration

Mexico risks claims from lithium mining investors

A Chinese lithium producer says it is considering bringing a claim against Mexico after its mining concessions were cancelled for allegedly failing to meet investment obligations – as the state pursues a wider programme of nationalisation that practitioners say could lead to treaty cases.

02 October 2023

Guatemalan renewables investors bring claim against Honduras

A pair of Guatemalan renewable energy investors are pursuing a Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) claim against Honduras, as a group of US claimants drop their bid to revive a case against Nicaragua under the same free trade agreement.

26 September 2023

Mayora & Mayora adds third Honduran outpost

Central American firm Mayora & Mayora has added a third office in Honduras by opening a new outpost on the island of Roatán.

25 September 2023

Osborne Clarke opens in Miami with Samaniego hire

UK law firm Osborne Clarke has opened an office in Miami and hired renowned arbitrator Javier Fernández-Samaniego – managing partner of Spain’s Samaniego Law – to lead its new outpost.

21 September 2023

Sunken treasure saga leads to mega-claim against Colombia

A US company is pursuing a US$10 billion investment treaty claim against Colombia over treasure in the wreck of a Spanish galleon that sank off the coast of Cartagena more than 300 years ago.

18 September 2023

Glencore wins damages over Bolivian mining assets

Bolivia says it has been ordered to pay nearly US$254 million to Swiss commodities trader Glencore in an investment treaty claim over the nationalisation of tin and zinc mining assets.

14 September 2023

Argentina on the hook for billions over YPF

Burford Capital says the latest ruling in a US lawsuit it is financing against Argentina means the state will have to pay around US$16 billion for nationalising oil and gas operator YPF.

13 September 2023

Panamanian solar investor takes Honduras to ICSID

A Panamanian investor has filed an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Honduras over its investment in a solar farm.

11 September 2023

Miner inks investment protection agreement for Ecuadorean assets

Flor Bustamante Pizarro & Hurtado has helped Canadian mining company Dundee Precious Metals sign an investment protection agreement (IPA) with the Ecuadorean government over a US$419 million mining project.

06 September 2023

Brazilian firm Rossi Maffini adds partner to head new energy group

Rossi, Maffini, Milman & Grando Advogados has hired a partner from local outfit LUC Advogados | Contencioso & Arbitragem to head its newly-launched energy practice.

04 September 2023

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