The Arbitration Review of the Americas 2021

The Arbitration Review of the Americas 2021

Pages: 126

ISBN: 978-1-83862-248-0

  • £200.00

Across 18 chapters, and spanning 120 pages, this edition provides an invaluable retrospective from 39 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, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru and the United States; has overviews on nascent Brazilian jurisprudence on arbitration and corruption (in the wake of Operation Carwash) and on the coronavirus and investment arbitration, among other things; and an update on how Mexico’s federal courts are addressing the problem of personal injunctions against arbitrators that have brought Mexico grinding to a halt as a seat.

Among the other nuggets it contains:

  • a discussion of the defences that states may lean on in public law to covid-19 claims. Are we on the verge of a lex pandemiae given the likely recurrence of certain questions?
  • numerous real-life examples of coronavirus responses in the region that look ripe to found investment arbitration claims;
  • extra questions that valuation experts need to ask when assessing a climate change-related
  • news that Bolivia may soon return to the investment arbitration fold;
  • results of an (informal) survey on attitudes to mediation around Latin America, and whether
    the region ‘needs’ the Singapore Convention on Mediation (spoiler alert: not really); and
  • a suggestion that the USMCA may not last much past the next round of North American elections, along with a forensic explanation of the changes it has introduced (and has not – for certain industries).



  • Concession Contracts in Times of Crisis
    Diego Brian Gosis, Quinn Smith and Ignacio L Torterola
  • Energy Arbitration in Latin America: Potential State Defences in Future Covid-19-Related Cases
    Claudio Salas and Manuel Valderrama
  • Enforcement in the United States
    Jef Klazen, Marcus J Green and Chris Cogburn
    Kobre & Kim
  • Initial Views on Approaches to Quantum in Climate Change-Related Arbitrations
    Alain de Bossart
    FTI Consulting
  • International Arbitration in the Caribbean
    Francois Lassalle
    BVI International Arbitration Centre
  • Intra-EU Investment Treaty Disputes in US Courts: Achmea, Micula and Beyond
    Alexander A Yanos and Carlos Ramos-Mrosovsky
    Alston & Bird LLP
  • Investment Treaty Arbitration in the Americas
    David M Orta, Dawn Yamane Hewett, Lucas Loviscek, Julianne Jaquith and Woo Yong Chung
    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
  • Issues of Corruption and Arbitration in Brazil
    André de Luizi Correia
    CFGS – Correia, Fleury, Gama e Silva Advogados
  • Overview: CAM-CCBC
    Eleonora Coelho and Clara Kneese de Moraes Bastos
    Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada (CAM-CCBC)
  • Overview: JAMS
    Robert B Davidson and Matthew Rushton
  • Public Contracting, Foreign Investment and Arbitration
    Andrés Moreno Gutierrez and Daniel Arredondo Zelada
    Moreno Baldivieso
  • The Singapore Mediation Convention and its Potential Impact on Mediation in the Americas
    Anthony B Ullman and Diora M Ziyaeva

Country Chapters:

  • Argentina
    José A Martínez de Hoz and Francisco A Amallo
    MHR | Martínez de Hoz & Rueda
  • Canada
    Robert J C Deane, Craig R Chiasson and Paige Burnham
    Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Ecuador
    Rodrigo Jijón-Letort, Juan Manuel Marchán and Javier Jaramillo-Troya
    Pérez Bustamante & Ponce
  • Mexico
    Victor M Ruiz Barboza and Andrea Orta González Sicilia
    Ruiz-Silva Abogados, SC
  • Panama
    José Carrizo
    Morgan & Morgan
  • Peruvian Arbitration System Before and After the Covid-19 Pandemic
    Diego Martínez Villacorta and Emily Horna Rodríguez
    Benites, Vargas & Ugaz Abogados

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