Work Area: Arbitration

International Commercial Arbitration in Chile

Featured in The Guide to International Arbitration in Latin America

Chile has a long-standing arbitral tradition, a solid domestic practice and has made considerable progress with respect to international arbitration, furthering its goal of becoming a venue of choice within the region.

15 September 2022

Why Arbitrate in Latin America?

Featured in The Guide to International Arbitration in Latin America

Today, several Latin American countries face constant shifts in their policies and administrations, moving back and forth between free trade and protectionism. During this period of turmoil, maintaining arbitration as an efficient, viable and solid alternative to court litigation is key; if not, we are doomed to regress decades of development.

15 September 2022

International Commercial Arbitration in Colombia

Featured in The Guide to International Arbitration in Latin America

Dualism becomes essential when analysing the differences between domestic and international arbitration in Colombia. Regarding domestic arbitration, practitioners should be aware of the implications of its constitutional status under Colombian law.

15 September 2022

Constitutions Meet Arbitration in Latin America

Featured in The Guide to International Arbitration in Latin America

Constitutional reforms that have taken place in tandem since the 1990s have prompted scepticism about whether international arbitration is, indeed, welcome in the region.

15 September 2022

International Commercial Arbitration in Mexico

Featured in The Guide to International Arbitration in Latin America

Mexico maintains what can be described as a functional and up to the times international arbitration legal framework.

15 September 2022

Mining Disputes in Latin America

Featured in The Guide to International Arbitration in Latin America

The region’s mineral-rich resources and exploration potential makes it an attractive forum for investment. The interactions between investors and the host state, surrounding communities and other actors (such as service providers and business partners) all have potential to give rise to disputes.

15 September 2022

ICSID Arbitration in Latin America

Featured in The Guide to International Arbitration in Latin America

Today, the countries with the most ICSID cases against them are Argentina and Venezuela. Between them, they account for almost 12 per cent of ICSID’s historical caseload.

15 September 2022

International Commercial Arbitration in the Dominican Republic

Featured in The Guide to International Arbitration in Latin America

As was the case in many Latin American countries, commercial arbitration, and in particular international commercial arbitration, was not popular in the Dominican Republic, with very few cases prior to the 1990s.

15 September 2022

International Commercial Arbitration in Ecuador

Featured in The Guide to International Arbitration in Latin America

In 2021, President Guillermo Lasso strengthened arbitration in pursuit of greater foreign investment in Ecuador. By enacting the Regulations to the Arbitration and Mediation Law (RAML), it is fair to say that the Golden Age of Arbitration has arrived in Ecuador.

15 September 2022

International Commercial Arbitration in Bolivia

Featured in The Guide to International Arbitration in Latin America

From the very beginning of Bolivian legislative history, arbitration was available to the parties facing legal disputes under the regulations contained in general legal standards such as the Civil Code, the Commercial Code and the Civil Procedural Code of Bolivia.

15 September 2022

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