Work Area: Arbitration

ESG-Related Disputes in Latin America: The Evolution of the Litigation and Arbitration Landscape

Featured in The Guide to Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance

Recent influxes of litigation and arbitration have hit Latin America as the region works to honour commitments to reduce emissions and protect the environment under international instruments and a recent push to promote renewable energy.

16 December 2022

Peru ordered to pay in land bonds dispute

A divided International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) tribunal has ordered Peru to pay US$100 million to a US hedge fund in a dispute over land bonds issued half a century ago by its former left-wing military dictatorship in exchange for expropriated farmland.

15 December 2022

Sainz Abogados adds first female partner in double promotion

Mexican firm Sainz Abogados has bolstered its restructuring and dispute resolution practices by promoting two associates to its senior rank, marking the firm’s first-ever female partner appointment.

14 December 2022

Canadian energy company to bring arbitration against Ecuador

A Canadian energy company says it will bring a United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) claim against Ecuador over the state’s alleged refusal to renew concessions for a pair of oil blocks.

13 December 2022

ROBALINO adds three new directors and an of counsel

Ecuadorean firm ROBALINO has strengthened its tax, trade and disputes offerings by appointing three new directors and one of counsel.

12 December 2022

Peru’s evidence in Odebrecht cases leads to rift with Brazil

Brazilian prosecutors have reportedly suspended cooperation with Peru on high-profile corruption investigations because of concerns about the state’s use of evidence in arbitrations relating to Odebrecht projects.

02 December 2022

Canadian bank brings arbitration claim against Peru

A Canadian bank has brought an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim against Peru over a nearly 15-year-long tax dispute.

29 November 2022

Arbitration panel clears Ecuador to play in World Cup

A panel at the Court of Arbitration for Sport has cleared Ecuador to play in the World Cup after confirming the eligibility of its player Byron Castillo – despite finding the country liable for using false information about his place and date of birth.

11 November 2022

Campos Mello hires from Felsberg in six-partner appointment

Brazil’s Campos Mello Advogados in cooperation with DLA Piper has boosted several departments by appointing six partners, including five lateral hires from Felsberg Advogados.

07 November 2022

Mexico’s Fonseca Rodríguez adds name partner

A Mexican practitioner who was previously at Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez SC has joined local disputes boutique Fonseca, Rodríguez & Perchemlian Abogados as a name partner.

03 November 2022

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