We have broad experience practicing in the world’s major arbitration forums and before some of the world’s most distinguished arbitrators.

 

Our team has a stellar record in international arbitrations, having acted for corporations, private clients, states and state companies in over fifty international arbitrations, including some of the most high-profile and high-value disputes to date.

We undertake disputes of any size and complexity, offering our clients a comprehensive range of services in the field of international dispute resolution, including:

  • International and domestic commercial arbitration.
  • Investment treaty arbitration.
  • Coordination of multi-jurisdictional litigation.

A selection of our firm’s recent and ongoing experience includes:
  • Representing South32 SA Investments Limited in an ICSID arbitration against Colombia (ICSID Case No. ARB/20/9) under the Colombia-United Kingdom BIT. Claim related to measures taken by various administrative and judicial entities in Colombia that affected the claimant’s investments in a mining project. The amount in dispute is over US$300 million. The arbitration is ongoing.
  • Representing Glencore International A.G., C.I. Prodeco S.A. and Sociedad Portuaria Puerto Nuevo S.A. in an ICSID arbitration against Colombia (ICSID Case No. ARB/19/22) under the Colombia-Switzerland BIT. Claim related to several measures taken by Colombia’s executive branch that affected the claimant’s investments in the infrastructure sector. The amount in dispute is confidential. The arbitration is ongoing.
  • Representing The Lopez-Goyne Family Trust and others in an ICSID arbitration against Nicaragua (ICSID Case No. ARB/17/44) under the DR-CAFTA. Claim related to measures taken by Nicaragua that affected the claimants’ rights under an oil concession agreement. The amount in dispute is confidential. The arbitration is ongoing.
  • Representing Romania in an ICSID arbitration initiated by Fin.Doc S.r.l. and Others (ICSID Case No. ARB/20/35) under the Energy Charter Treaty. Claim related to measures taken by Romania in the renewable energy sector. The amount in dispute is confidential. The arbitration is ongoing.
  • Representing Latin American Regional Aviation Holding S. de R.L. in an ICSID arbitration against Uruguay (ICSID Case No. ARB/19/16) under the Panama-Uruguay BIT. Claim related to measures taken by Uruguay that affected the claimant’s investment in Pluna Líneas Aéreas Uruguayas S.A., a local airline company. The amount in dispute is over US$800 million. The arbitration is ongoing.
  • Representing Serafín García Armas and Karina García Gruber in an UNCITRAL arbitration against Venezuela (PCA Case No. 2013-3) under the Spain-Venezuela BIT. Claim related to measures taken by Venezuela that affected the claimants’ investments in the food distribution sector. The arbitral tribunal rendered an award of around US$360 million in favour of the investors.
  • Representing Luis García Armas in an ICSID arbitration against Venezuela (ICSID Case No. ARB(AF)/16/1) under the Spain-Venezuela BIT. Claim related to measures taken by Venezuela that affected the claimant’s investments in the food distribution sector. The amount in dispute is over US$40 million. The arbitration is ongoing.
  • Representing Dick Fernando Abanto Ishivata in an ICSID arbitration against Venezuela (ICSID Case No. ARB(AF)/18/6) under the Peru-Venezuela BIT. Claim related to measures taken by Venezuela that affected the claimant’s internet businesses. The amount in dispute is over US$180 million. The arbitration is ongoing.
  • Representing Fernando Fraiz Trapote in an UNCITRAL arbitration against Venezuela (PCA Case No. 2019-11) under the Spain-Venezuela BIT. Claim related to measures taken by Venezuela that affected the claimant’s investments in the telecommunications, advertising, real estate and education sectors. The amount in dispute is over US$800 million. The arbitration is ongoing.
  • Representing Diamante Trading Investments Ltd. and others in an UNCITRAL arbitration against Venezuela (PCA Case No. 2019-49) under the Barbados-Venezuela and Spain-Venezuela BITs. Claim related to measures taken by Venezuela that affected the claimants’ investments in the food distribution sector. The amount in dispute is over US$100 million. The arbitration is ongoing.
  • Representing a Latin American State-owned entity in an ICC arbitration against a German company concerning disputes related to a contract for the sale of uranium (Swiss law). The amount in dispute was over US$65 million. The arbitral tribunal ruled in favour of our client in the jurisdictional stage and all claims against our client were dismissed with full costs.
  • Representing two British Virgin Islands companies with investments in the mining sector in an ICC arbitration against a Latin American State. The claim is based on an investment protection agreement and concerns disputes related to several measures taken by the State which affected the claimants’ investments pursuant to the mining contracts underlying a mining project (local law and International Law principles). The amount in dispute exceeds US$300 million. The arbitration is ongoing.
  • Representing an Argentine company in an arbitration under the ICC Rules against a Dutch company concerning disputes related to fraudulent behaviour within the framework of a share sale and purchase agreement (New York law). The arbitration is ongoing.
  • Representing EcuadorTLC in an UNCITRAL arbitration against Ecuador. Claim related to the early termination of two oil contracts (Ecuadorian law). The amount in dispute is confidential. The arbitration is ongoing.
  • Representing a Qatari consulting company in an ICC arbitration against a Qatari construction company concerning disputes related to a consulting contract (Qatari law). The amount in dispute is approximately US$3.5 million. The arbitration is ongoing.
  • Representing a Hong Kong company in eight parallel ICC arbitrations against a Latin American State-owned oil company concerning disputes related to the breach of several international sales contracts (Dutch law). The amount in dispute is approximately US$50 million. The arbitration is ongoing.
  • Representing a Panamanian company in two parallel ICC arbitrations against a Latin American State-owned oil company concerning disputes related to the breach of several international sales contracts (Dutch law). The amount in dispute is approximately US$35 million. The arbitration is ongoing.
  • Representing an Argentine company in a CEMA arbitration against another Argentine company in its claim concerning violations of a natural gas supply contract (Argentine law). The arbitration is ongoing.