Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
We believe arbitration is the natural trend to resolve disputes in Latin America, especially in sophisticated markets, such as oil & gas and energy. We provide advice and counseling on negotiation of strategies and eficiente use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms.
Our partners have participated in dispute resolution procedures over Bolivia-Brazil pipeline (GASBOL) access. These procedures were conducted by the National Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis – ANP) and considered as the leading case in the gas segment in Brazil.
Our lawyers have acted as expert witnesses in arbitrations involvig oil & gas and energy matters. Our services cover the examination of legal issues relating to conflicts of law, sovereign immunity, enforcement of arbitration awards, Discovery and cross-examination, amongst others.
We have been involved in the review of arbitration clauses and procedures set forth in the concession agréments for exploration, development and production of oil & gas in Brazil.
Recently, we have assisted clients in international arbitration issues arising from the nationalization of upstream assets in Latin America and its impacts on the development of the Brazilian gas market.
HOW WE CAN HELP:
- Advice and support to companies in the natural resources, energy and infrastructure markets.
- Support to companies in bidding processes (public notice, RFP and others).
- Assistance in negotiating and drafting contracts.
- Advice on EPC and turnkey contracts.