Overview

Horacio is an associate in our Buenos Aires office, experienced in in arbitrations under the rules of ICSID, ICSID (Additional Facility) and UNCITRAL. Before joining Dechamps International Law, Horacio worked in the corporate department of a full-service Argentine law firm.

In the academic field, Horacio collaborates in the preparation of the teams of the University of Buenos Aires for the FDI Moot and the Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

Experience

  • 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 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 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 assets 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.

Publications

  • Jean Paul Dechamps and Pablo Jaroslavsky, Chapter 26: Fair and Equitable Treatment under BITs with Argentina, in Arbitration in Argentina, Kluwer Law International B.V, 2020 (research assistant).
  • Discontinuance of ICSID Arbitration proceedings in Public International Law, Investment Law and Arbitration Wiki, JusMundi, 2020.
  • La prueba de la corrupción en el arbitraje de inversión, Revista Iberoamericana de Derecho Internacional y de la Integración 2019, Vol. 11, 2019, co-authored with Laura Zinnerman.