By: John M. Hillebrecht | Jessica A. Masella | Scott R. WilsonMichael D. Manzo

On Monday, June 22, 2020, the Second Circuit affirmed the “honest services wire fraud” convictions of two former officials
Continue Reading US v. Napout: Second Circuit affirms convictions in FIFA foreign corruption case | Decision underscores risk of investigation and prosecution for foreign commercial bribery under honest services fraud statute

By Marlon M. Meza-Salas, published in the latest volume (N.º 36/2019) of the Spain Arbitration Review – Revista del Club Español del Arbitraje

Abstract: This article deals with the possibility that matters of labor
Continue Reading Derecho Laboral y Arbitraje Internacional –Comercial y de Inversiones– u otros mecanismos internacionales de solución de disputas: intersección, nexos y relaciones.

Arbitration is alive and growing in Brazil. According to research conducted among Brazil’s six main arbitral institutions, in 2010 there were 128 new arbitration proceedings; then in 2017, this number jumped to more than 275.
Continue Reading Brazilian federal government issues decree regulating arbitration in disputes between Public Administration and transport and logistics sectors

By: Alison Fagan, Maria Pereira, Silvia Farre

Public-private partnership (PPP) projects in Latin America are on the rise. There is a great need for infrastructure investment across the region, but often, Latin American
Continue Reading PPP projects in Latin America: resolving disputes through investor-state arbitration

By Marlon Meza

Abstract:  This paper will address the post–award remedies and procedures against ICSID awards, from a simple request of supplementation or error rectification (which the arbitration tribunal can resolve), through interpretation and revision
Continue Reading Scope of powers of the Arbitration Tribunals or the ad hoc Committees when deciding annulment requests and other post-award remedies and procedures in ICSID dispute settlements

By: Andrea Lapunzina Veronelli & Paola Aldrete

Mexico has been a long-time player in the investment arbitration system. At this writing, Mexico is party to 30 bilateral investment treaties (BITs) in force and is signatory to three other BITs that are not yet in force. It is also party to a number of treaties with investment provisions, of which the best-known example is the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). (SEE BELOW FOR SPANISH AND FRENCH VERSIONS).
Continue Reading Mexico showcases its commitment to investment protection in general – whether through arbitration or not

Published in the Global Arbitration Review, the chapter on the Enforcement of Foreign Arbitration Awards in Key Latin America Jurisdictions summarizes the arbitration law and practice of certain jurisdictions that have experienced an important development in the past 20 years in their arbitration landscape; they are also countries with significant economic growth. The countries in question are Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. This chapter focuses on the legislative efforts and the attitude adopted by the courts in these countries in regards to the recognition and enforcements of foreign arbitral awards. For full text, please click here.
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The Secretariat of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chambers of Commerce (ICC) periodically issues documents for the information of parties and arbitrators and to aid the conduct of the proceedings.  These documents include notes dealing with various aspects of practice and procedure.  One of the most widely referred practice notes is the Note to Parties and Arbitral Tribunals on the Conduct of the Arbitration under the ICC Rules of Arbitration.

Continue Reading The ICC modifies its Note on the Conduct of Arbitration under the ICC Rules