Work Area: Arbitration

Argentine arbitrator challenged over Venezuela appointments

A UK election technology investor has applied to disqualify arbitrator Raúl Vinuesa from hearing a US$1.5 billion International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Venezuela, alleging that his repeat appointments by the state raise doubts about his impartiality.

24 March 2023

US court enforces Perenco award against Ecuador

A US court has enforced a US$412 million International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) award against Ecuador that was the subject of a recent settlement agreement – while refusing to offset it against a disputed tax bill.

22 March 2023

Nicaragua defeats arbitration claim over oil and gas concession

An International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) tribunal has rejected a claim worth up to US$198 million brought by a group of US investors against Nicaragua over the termination of an oil and gas concession.

09 March 2023

Mexico faces NAFTA legacy claims as deadline looms

Canadian mining investors have lodged a North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) legacy claim against Mexico and threatened another, as the deadline to bring such cases approaches.

08 March 2023

Indian mining tycoon’s family revive claim against Uruguay

Children of Indian mining tycoon Pramod Agarwal have overturned an award that declined jurisdiction over their US$4 billion investment treaty claim against Uruguay.

03 March 2023

Alessandri promotes two to partnership

Chilean Highly Recommended firm Alessandri has strengthened its corporate and disputes practices by promoting two lawyers to the partnership.

02 March 2023

Bolivia challenges treaty award in pensions dispute

Bolivia has confirmed it is challenging a US$105 million investment treaty award in favour of a Spanish banking group as it provides updates on nine other pending arbitrations.

27 February 2023

Costa Rica and Enel to settle hydro dispute

Costa Rica has reached an agreement with the renewables arm of Italian energy company Enel to settle an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) arbitration over two hydroelectric plants.

23 February 2023

Deal of the Year: the shortlists for disputes, regulatory and restructuring

Latin Lawyer is delighted to announce the deals shortlisted for the disputes, regulatory and restructuring categories of our 17th annual Deal of the Year Awards.

22 February 2023

Chile warned of treaty claim over school meal payments

A US-owned catering group has threatened Chile with a treaty claim as it seeks payment for meals provided to the country’s public schools during the 2019 riots.

21 February 2023

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