Work Area: Arbitration

Court upholds Occidental fine over Ecuadorean oil field

A US court has confirmed an award requiring Occidental Petroleum to pay more than US$500 million to its Chinese-owned former partner in an oil block in Ecuador, rejecting arguments that an arbitrator’s failure to disclose a professional relationship with a member of the award creditor’s counsel team amounted to a “fraud”.

22 November 2021

Cescon Barrieu appoints eight new partners

Brazilian Elite firm Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados has added firepower to several departments by promoting seven lawyers to its senior rank and hiring a practitioner from Stocche Forbes as partner.

12 November 2021

AES wins arbitration over Chilean hydro project

A subsidiary of US power group AES has won an International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) award worth US$186 million plus interest in a dispute with a construction consortium over a terminated contract to build one of Chile’s largest hydroelectric projects.

11 November 2021

Ex-ICC Court president opens LatAm-focused firm

Months after stepping down as president of the International Chamber of Commerce International Court of Arbitration, Alexis Mourre has launched a new Paris boutique focusing on Latin American disputes.

01 November 2021

Peruvian refinery arbitration award survives “side-switching” challenge

A Miami federal court has confirmed a US$40 million International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) award relating to the upgrade of a Peruvian refinery, rejecting a Spanish contractor’s arguments that the proceedings were tainted because two members of its counsel team joined the opposing side’s law firm while the case was pending.

29 October 2021

King & Spalding hires LatAm arbitration partner from Dechert

Dual-qualified Brazilian-American lawyer Érica Franzetti has joined King & Spalding LLP as partner in Washington, DC, after six years at Dechert, bringing substantial Latin American experience to the role.

26 October 2021

Dominican Republic declares win in bus lease dispute

The Dominican Republic says it has defeated a treaty claim brought by a Spanish investor over a bus lease contract, with a tribunal concluding it was an abuse of process.

14 October 2021

KLA promotes eight to partner

Brazilian Highly Recommended firm KLA Advogados has bolstered its tax, corporate and M&A, dispute resolution and wealth management groups by promoting eight senior associates to partner.

13 October 2021

Wald Antunes boosts dispute resolution practice with promotion

Brazilian firm Wald, Antunes, Vita e Blattner Advogados has strengthened its dispute resolution practice by promoting a new partner.

08 October 2021

Allen & Overy nabs LatAm partner from Arnold & Porter

Allen & Overy LLP has appointed its second Latin America-focused partner in less than a month by hiring arbitration practitioner Gaela Gehring Flores from Arnold & Porter.

30 September 2021

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