Latin American Investment Protections

Comparative Perspectives on Laws, Treaties, and Disputes for Investors, States and Counsel

Latin American Investment Protections provides a unique country-by-country discussion of legal protections, dispute resolution and arbitration relating to foreign investment in Latin America. Topics include relevant local laws, legal stability regimes (often overlooked), related State institutions, treaties for the protection of foreign investments, international arbitration and other dispute resolution mechanisms and foreign investment disputes involving investment in Latin America.

Featuring chapters surveying 18 countries and prepared by a field of leading experts, Latin American Investment Protections is tailored to investors, host States, legal practitioners and academics alike, providing a comprehensive
overview of the field.

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Jonathan C. Hamilton is Partner and Head of Latin American Arbitration with the global law firm of White & Case LLP. He is a leading authority on investment and arbitration in Latin America who has advised investors and states in connection with negotiations and disputes across the Americas.

Omar E. García-Bolívar is an international lawyer, public policy consultant, and arbitrator. He is President of BG Consulting in Washington, DC, specializing in law and development consultancy.

Hernando Otero is an international attorney with high-profile experience in investor-State disputes and arbitrations both as counsel of record and as an ICSID arbitrator.
The book will be an ideal first port-of-call for detailed and accessible information on a particular country’s investment protection and dispute resolution framework, its track record in investment disputes and a useful aid for making comparisons. It offers a unique analysis of legal frameworks and case precedents demonstrating how investment protections have evolved in the region, and is sure to interest corporate representatives, policymakers, transactional and disputes-focused counsel, non-governmental organisations, arbitral institutions, academics and all interested in the past, present and future of Latin America."- Clifford Hendel, Global Arbitration Review
by Jonathan C. Hamilton, Omar E. García-Bolívar and Hernando Otero

Chapter 1: Argentina
by Ignacio Torterola and Diego Brian Gosis

Chapter 2: Bolivia
by Fernando Aguirre B.

Chapter 3: Brazil
by Pedro Paulo Cristofaro and Luiz Fernando Teixeira Pinto

Chapter 4: Chile
by Gonzalo Biggs

Chapter 5: Colombia
by Hernando Otero and Enrique Gómez-Pinzón

Chapter 6: Costa Rica
by Roy Herrera Muñoz and José Antonio Muñoz

Chapter 7: Dominican Republic
by Fabiola Medina Garnes

Chapter 8: Ecuador
by Alvaro Galindo

Chapter 9: El Salvador
by Josué Reyes

Chapter 10: Guatemala
by Alvaro R. Castellanos Howell

Chapter 11: Honduras
by José Rafael Rivera Ferrari and Francisco Darío Lobo Flores

Chapter 12: Mexico
by Claus von Wobeser

Chapter 13: Nicaragua
by José René Orué and Fernando Medina Montiel

Chapter 14: Panamá
by Alfredo Ramírez Jr.

Chapter 15: Paraguay
by Diego Zavala

Chapter 16: Peru
by Alfredo Bullard

Chapter 17: Uruguay
by Jonás Bergstein and Alicia Gambetta

Chapter 18: Venezuela
by Omar E. García-Bolívar and Eduardo Porcarelli


All those interested in the protection of foreign investment and the resolution of investor-State disputes in Latin America through arbitration, including investors, host States, legal practitioners and academics alike.