Latin America Dispute Resolution Update

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Skadden’s Latin America Dispute Resolution Update covers notable developments in international litigation and arbitration involving the United States and Latin America.

September 2023

This edition offers insights on, among other topics, recent U.S. court decisions relating to arbitration, key arbitration developments in Brazil and French court proceedings related to an investment treaty arbitration.

February 2022

This edition offers insights regarding a recent International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes award against Colombia, the effects of U.S. sanctions on creditors’ efforts to enforce judgments against Venezuela and developments in U.S. courts that will clarify the availability of discovery for use in a foreign private arbitration, among other topics.

March 2021

This edition offers insights regarding COVID-19’s impact on mergers and acquisitions and on construction projects, recent changes to International Chamber of Commerce rules and developments relating to discovery in aid of arbitration under U.S. law. 

May 2020

In this issue, we look at the impact of COVID-19 on arbitral disputes, the varied approaches arbitral tribunals are taking to allegations of corruption and parallel criminal or regulatory proceedings and the growing use of emergency arbitration in Latin America, among other topics.

October 2019

This edition examines three recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court involving arbitration matters, new litigation arising under the Helms-Burton Act relating to property in Cuba and several U.S. court decisions examining which rival government has the right to represent Venezuela, among other topics.

February 2019

In this issue, we look at investor protections under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the International Court of Justice’s decision in a long-standing border dispute between Bolivia and Chile and new investment and arbitration laws in Ecuador, Argentina and Uruguay, among other topics.

July 2018

This edition examines a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding the level of deference U.S. courts must afford to a foreign sovereign’s interpretation of its own laws, a recent arbitration award issued against Venezuela’s national oil and gas company and developments surrounding the expansion of China’s “One Belt, One Road” Initiative to Latin America, among other topics.

December 2017

In this edition, we look at NAFTA’s increasingly uncertain future, new investment treaty claims against Peru, the possibility of a Venezuelan sovereign debt crisis and recent U.S. court decisions affecting cross-border disputes, among other topics.

June 2017

This issue focuses on the continuing rise of Chinese investment in Latin America, investment treaty claims brought against Colombia and a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding service on non-U.S. parties, among other disputes issues.