Overview

Sofía is an associate in our Buenos Aires office. Before joining Dechamps International Law, she worked in the white-collar crime department of a full-service Argentine law firm.

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 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 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.