Recognition and Enforcement of International Commercial Arbitral Awards in Latin America

Law, Practice and Leading Cases

The editors of Recognition and Enforcement of International Commercial Arbitral Awards in Latin America: Law, Practice and Leading Cases present a country-by-country review of the law, arbitral practice and leading cases on the recognition and enforcement of international commercial arbitral awards in the region.

In a global economy where arbitration has become standard for dispute resolution between commercial entities of different nationalities, the enforcement of international commercial arbitral awards in local jurisdictions is the ultimate bottom-line. Yet even with international conventions in place to facilitate the process, practical information on how Latin American courts enforce international commercial arbitral awards is limited.

Organized by country, each chapter provides a relevant overview and guide to the substantive and procedural practice in the jurisdiction. In contrast to other sources of information and databases, the book provides excerpts of leading cases, analyses of relevant laws and international treaties and descriptions of local practice.
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Biographical Note

Omar García-Bolívar is an international lawyer, arbitrator, public policy consultant and business consultant. He has law degrees from South America, the USA, and the United Kingdom, including doctoral studies in Foreign Investments Law and Policy, University of Edinburgh (1997). He has published widely on the subject of international law in several continents and in different languages. In 2012 he published Latin American Investment Protections with Brill/Nijhoff.

Hernando Otero is an international arbitration and mediation attorney acting as counsel of record and as an arbitrator. He is an Adjunct Professor of Arbitration and Mediation at the Washington College of Law. He has been an arbitrator in International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) proceedings. He is on the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre’s (HKIAC) Panel of Arbitrators. He is also on the Bogota Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Center’s list of international arbitrators for proceedings seated in Colombia and on its high-amount local arbitration list.

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Recognition and Enforcement of International Commercial Arbitral Awards in Latin America:
Law, Practice and Leading Cases

Edited by Omar García-Bolívar and Hernando Otero


Dedication

Table of Cases

Introduction by Omar García-Bolívar and Hernando Otero

1. Argentina by Julio César Rivera

2. Bolivia by Fernando Aguirre B.

3. Brazil by Nadia de Araujo and Ricardo Ramalho Almeida

4. Chile by Gonzalo Biggs

5. Colombia by Rafael Bernal and Hernando Otero

6. Costa Rica by Roy Herrera

7. Dominican Republic by Lorena Pérez McGill

8. Ecuador by Alvaro Galindo and Francisco Endara

9. El Salvador by Roberto José Tercero

10. Guatemala by Álvaro Castellanos Howell

11. Honduras by Fanny Rodríguez and Mario Agüero

12. Mexico by Claudia Frutos-Peterson and Antonio Riva Palacio

13. Nicaragua by Fernando Medina Montiel and Jose Rene Cruz Orue

14. Panama by Katherine González Arrocha and Adrián Martínez Benoit

15. Paraguay by Diego Zavala

16. Peru by Carlos Paitanand Danny Quiroga

17. Uruguay by Leonardo Melos

18. Venezuela by Diana Droulers, Emilio García-Bolívar and Adriana Vaamonde M.

Contributors

Index

Readership

All those interested in the recognition and enforcement of international arbitration awards, especially in Latin America.

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