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Reed Smith LLP

Arbitration (International)

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

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What the team is known for

Deeply admired dispute resolution practice highly sought after for its Latin American arbitration expertise. Excels at handling complex commercial arbitration cases, frequently advising clients on claims arising out of construction and financial disputes. Also adept at representing investors in significant investment treaty arbitration mandates.

Notable practitioners

José Astigarraga holds a position of immense respect in the Latin American arbitration market, as one market commentator attests: "I think extremely highly of José; he is such an excellent lawyer and has the Latin American language and culture. It is always a pleasure to work with him." He employs his exceptional knowledge of arbitration matters to assist an array of prestigious corporate clients with highly sophisticated commercial and investor-state arbitration cases in the region.

Cristina Cárdenas is recognised for her significant experience representing corporate clients in noteworthy investor-state and commercial arbitration matters. She continues to impress interviewees with her knowledge, as one relates: "She knows the region and the law back to front."

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Latin America-wide

Arbitration (International)


José I Astigarraga
Band 1
M Cristina Cárdenas
Band 5