The Arbitration Review of the Americas 2020

The Arbitration Review of the Americas 2020

Pages: 115

ISBN: 978-1-83862-207-7

  • £200.00

Across 17 chapters, and spanning 107 pages, The Arbitration Review of the Americas 2020 provides an invaluable retrospective from 35 leading figures. Together, our contributors capture and interpret the most substantial recent international arbitration events of the year just gone, supported by footnotes and relevant statistics. Other articles provide valuable background so that you can get up to speed quickly on the essentials of a particular country as a seat.

This edition covers Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama and the United States; has an overview on Brazil’s national obsession with corruption and how that is playing into arbitration; and an update on how Mexico’s federal courts have started to deal with the personal injunctions that had brought its prospects to a grinding halt as a seat.

Among the other nuggets it contains:

  • a deep dive on the battle playing out, in the US courts, between owners of intra-EU investment awards and Spain and the European Commission;
  • the strides being taken across the Caribbean to embrace international arbitration;
  • a technique arbitrators can use to sense check a valuator’s assertions, using a company’s audited financial statements; and
  • a comparison of USMCA (the new NAFTA) with NAFTA, and what the changes mean – along with an analysis of one of the first case to consider the clash between the environmental and the investor pledges in DR-CAFTA.



  • Addressing Issues of Corruption and Arbitration in Brazil
    • André de Luizi Correia, CFGS – Correia, Fleury, Gama e Silva Advogados
  • Energy Arbitration in Latin America  
    • Claudio Salas, WilmerHale
  • Enforcement in the United States
    • Jef Klazen, Marcus J Green and Chris Cogburn,  Kobre & Kim
  • International Arbitration in the Caribbean 
    • Francois Lassalle, BVI International Arbitration Centre
  • Investment Treaty Arbitration in the Americas
    • David M Orta, Brian H Rowe, Julianne Jaquith
      and Kristopher Yue, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
  • JAMS  
    • Robert B Davidson and Matthew Rushton, JAMS
  • Overview: Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of
    Commerce Brazil-Canada  
    • Eleonora M B L Coelho and Clara Kneese de Moraes Bastos, Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada
  • The Relevance of Audited Financial Statements in a Valuation Analysis  
    • Eddie Tobis, FTI Consulting
  • The Role of Artificial Intelligence in International Arbitration  
    • Meriam Al-Rashid and Ulyana Bardyn, Dentons

Country Chapters:

  • Argentina 
    • José A Martínez de Hoz and Francisco A Amallo, MHR | Martínez de Hoz & Rueda
  • Bolivia 
    • Andrés Moreno Gutierrez and Daniel Arredondo Zelada, Moreno Baldivieso Estudio de Abogados
  • Canada 
    • Robert J C Deane and Craig R Chiasson, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Colombia 
    • Alberto Zuleta Londoño and Andrés Nossa Lesmes, Holland & Knight
  • Ecuador 
    • Rodrigo Jijón-Letort, Juan Manuel Marchán, Javier Jaramillo-Troya and Camilo Muriel-Bedoya, Pérez Bustamante & Ponce
  • Mexico: The judiciary strikes back in aid of arbitration 
    • Victor M Ruiz, Gustavo Manuel Llorenz and Maximiliano Pineda, Ruiz-Silva Abogados, SC
  • Panama 
    • José Carrizo, Morgan & Morgan
  • A Bridge too Far? The European Commission takes its Campaign against Intra-EU Investment Arbitration to US Courts
    • Grant Hanessian, Derek Soller and Kristina Fridman, Baker McKenzie

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