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Latham & Watkins LLP

International Arbitration

2 ranked lawyersBand 3Latin America-wideLatin America 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded practice with a solid track record advising on Latin American arbitration mandates, especially those involving Colombia and Brazil. Offers longstanding experience representing claimants in investment arbitration disputes against sovereigns. Also assists private and state-owned companies with a range of commercial claims.

Strengths

"We had an amazing experience with them," sources enthuse, adding: "The whole team is bilingual, so having Spanish-speaking lawyers who could come and explain in very simple language gave everyone a great deal of comfort."

Work highlights

Acted as counsel to Refinadora Costarricense de Petróleo on an ICC arbitration against CNPCI over a dispute arising out of a joint venture agreement between the two parties for the upgrade of Costa Rica's only oil refinery.

Notable practitioners

Fernando Mantilla-Serrano enjoys an excellent reputation for his contributions to the market as both counsel and arbitrator. He leverages his remarkable experience in the field to represent clients in the full range of the firm's activities throughout the region. Market commentators attest to his superb arbitration expertise, with one saying: "Fernando is excellent as both counsel and arbitrator." Another remarks: "He is a big name in the investor-state world and also handles big commercial cases."

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Latin America-wide

International Arbitration


Fernando Mantilla-Serrano
Band 1

International Arbitration: Arbitrators


Fernando Mantilla-Serrano
Band 1