Associate

Manuela Moreno

Overview

Manuela is an associate in our Buenos Aires office. Before joining Dechamps International Law, she worked in the corporate department of a boutique law firm in Argentina.

Manuela coaches the University of Buenos Aires’ team for the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Moot.

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 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 measures taken by the State which affected the claimants’ investments in a mining project (local law and International Law principles). The amount in dispute exceeds US$300 million. The arbitration is ongoing.
  • Representing a German company in an UNCITRAL arbitration against Venezuela under the Germany-Venezuela BIT. Claim related to measures taken by Venezuela which affected the company’s investments in the airline industry. The amount in dispute is confidential. The arbitration is ongoing.