Overview

Brian is an associate in our Buenos Aires office with experience in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. Before joining Dechamps International Law, he worked in the energy and arbitration department of a full-service Argentine law firm.

He is a member of the arbitration department at Universidad Austral, where he participates in the organization of courses and seminars on international arbitration.

Brian is also a founding member of Argentina Young Arbitration Practitioners (AYAP).

Experience

  • 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 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 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.

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