Associate

Florencia Wajnman

 

Overview

Florencia has experience in international arbitration both in commercial and investment treaty disputes under the rules of the ICC, ICSID, ICSID (Additional Facility) and UNCITRAL.

Before joining Dechamps Law, she worked at a leading Argentine law firm. She first joined Dechamps International Law in 2018. During 2019, she worked in the international arbitration group of White & Case in Paris. She rejoined the firm in early 2020.

Florencia was part of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) team that in 2018 won the Concours d’Arbitrage International de Paris, organized by Sciences Po University. She currently teaches international arbitration at the UBA, where she is also the coach of the team participating in the Concours d’Arbitrage International de Paris. She is a member of the executive board of Argentina Very Young Arbitration Practitioners (AVYAP).

Experience

  • 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 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 an Argentine 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.

Publications

  • The Global Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Commercial Dispute Resolution (Argentina), International Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution International Journal, May 2021, co-authored with Jean Paul Dechamps.
  • The Chevron Saga: The Denial of Justice Standard Under the Fair and Equitable Treatment and Customary International Law, European Investment Law and Arbitration Review, Vol. 4, Issue. 1, 2019, co-authored with Pablo Jaroslavsky.

 

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