The Guide to International Arbitration in Latin America - 2nd Edition

The Guide to International Arbitration in Latin America - 2nd Edition

Pages: 329

ISBN: 978-1-80449-251-2

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Edited by José Astigarraga of Reed Smith LLP and containing the knowledge and experience of 48 other leading practitioners from throughout the region, Latin Lawyer and Global Arbitration Review are delighted to publish The Guide to International Arbitration in Latin America.
It provides guidance that will benefit all arbitration specialists in Latin America, one of the most important regions in the world for international arbitration, drawing on the expertise of highly sophisticated practitioners to draw out trends and give practitioners the tools they need to navigate the arbitration marketplace in the region today.


  • Introduction
    José Astigarraga

Part 1: International Arbitration in Latin America

  • Exploring Latin America’s ICSID Arbitration Landscape
    Gary Born and Claudio Salas
  • The New York Convention in Latin America
    Álvaro López de Argumedo Piñeiro, Jana Lamas de Mesa, Ana Amorín Fernández and Alberto de Unzurrunzaga Rubio
  • Constitutional Remedies Meet Arbitration in Latin America
    Luis E Dates, Joaquim Tavares de Paiva Muniz, Claudia Benavides Galvis and Francisco Franco
  • Arbitration of Corruption Issues in Latin American Disputes
    Ari D MacKinnon, Katie L Gonzalez, Elisa Zavala and Roberta T Mayerle
  • Ethical Rules and Standards in International Arbitration Across Latin America
    María Inés Corrá, Santiago Peña and María Lourdes Garay
  • Key Mining Disputes in Latin America
    Henry G Burnett and Craig S Miles
  • Why Parties Should Consider Arbitration in Latin America
    Cecilia Azar and Tomás Geuna
  • Localising Cross-Border Disputes: The Growing Appeal of Regional Arbitral Centres in Latin America and the Caribbean
    Arturo Muñoz and Daniel Ávila II
  • Key Considerations in Funding International Arbitrations that Involve Latin America
     Alexander A Yanos and Claudia Linares

Part 2: Key Jurisdictions

  • Arbitration Legislative and Case Law Developments Lay Groundwork For Progress in Argentina
    Ricardo A Ostrower, Martín Vainstein and Victoria Rodríguez Goyena
  • An Overview of Brazil’s Arbitration Landscape
     Lucas Mejias, Fernando Eduardo Serec, Antonio Marzagão Barbuto Neto and Maria Isabel de Sá Dias Machado
  • Chile Makes Progress in Becoming a Key Venue of Choice
    Felipe Ossa, Felipe de Marinis and Martín Álvarez
  • A Closer Look at Colombia’s Domestic and International Arbitration Processes
    Daniel Posse Velásquez, Carolina Posada Isaacs and Laura Vengoechea Ballesteros
  • Law 489-08: A Deep Dive Into the Dominican Republic’s Arbitration Framework
    Andrés E Bobadilla and Gabriella M Muñiz Bobadilla
  • Spotlight on Mexico’s Evolving Arbitration System
    Eduardo J De la Peña Bernal and Francisco Rivero
  • A Guided Tour Through Peru’s Arbitration System
    Edwin Pezo Arévalo, Claudia Quispe Gonzales and Raul F Zuñiga

José Astigarraga

Described as ‘a brilliant strategist who always has absolute command of the subject matter and is always prepared’, José Astigarraga is an experienced arbitrator and advocate. Cited for his ‘extraordinary critical thinking skills, strategic planning, extensive international relationships and depth of experience’, which ‘put him on a level all by himself’, José is one of only five lawyers worldwide ranked by Chambers in the top band of international arbitration practitioners for Latin America and one of only 10 lawyers ranked in the top band of international arbitration practitioners in the United States. He served as vice president of the London Court of International Arbitration for much of his 10 years on the court. He served on the International Chamber of Commerce’s Commission on Arbitration, and as Vice Chair of the International Bar Association’s Arbitration Committee where he chaired the worldwide task force on the Guidelines for Arbitrator Conflicts of Interest. He was appointed by the US government to advise the NAFTA Commission on the development and promotion of international arbitration in the region and served as an expert for the US Department of State at the private international law conference of the Organization of American States. Sources: Chambers Latin America 2020, 2022, 2024; Chambers USA 2020, 2022, 2024; Chambers Latin America 2017, 2014; Chambers USA 2011.

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