Work Area: Arbitration

Panama defeats arbitration claim over corruption probe

Panama has defeated an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) claim worth over US$100 million brought by a US engineering company and its CEO who said they were unjustly targeted by corruption and money laundering probes.

19 October 2022

Disputes firm LDCM hires from Lefosse

LDCM Advogados has strengthened its litigation and arbitration offering by hiring a partner from Elite firm Lefosse.

14 October 2022

Chinese mining investor brings arbitration claim against Ecuador

A Chinese mining company that says it lost control over a gold and silver project in Ecuador after it was invaded by activists has made good on its threat to file an investment treaty claim.

12 October 2022

PBP promotes three to director in Ecuador

Pérez Bustamante & Ponce (PBP) has strengthened its tax, competition and disputes practices in Quito by promoting three associates to director.

11 October 2022

White & Case boosts LatAm firepower in global promotion

White & Case LLP has bolstered its Latin American offering by elevating five lawyers to its senior rank as part of the firm’s latest global promotion round.

10 October 2022

Brazilian chamber to hear telecoms M&A dispute

Leading telecoms groups Telefónica, América Móvil and TIM have launched an arbitration against troubled Brazilian operator Oi to slash the US$3.1 billion price they agreed to pay for its mobile assets.

07 October 2022

Peru's Bullard Falla opens Madrid office

Peruvian arbitration-focused firm Bullard, Falla, Ezcurra + has opened an office in Madrid headed by founding partner Alfredo Bullard as part of an “ambitious international expansion plan”.

04 October 2022

The State of Dispute Funding in Latin America

Featured in The Guide to International Arbitration in Latin America

In recent years, Latin America has become the new hotspot for dispute funding.

15 September 2022

International Commercial Arbitration in Brazil

Featured in The Guide to International Arbitration in Latin America

The Arbitration Act was based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration (although with some adjustments) and is internationally considered a modern and safe regulation for the practice of both domestic and international arbitrations.

15 September 2022

The New York Convention in Latin America

Featured in The Guide to International Arbitration in Latin America

Latin American courts have successfully applied the New York Convention and taken a pro-enforcement approach to foreign arbitral awards, although they have also paid attention to the grounds for refusal detailed in Article V, denying recognition or enforcement when necessary.

15 September 2022

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