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King & Spalding: Mining, Energy Drive Arbitration Demand

Mining and energy are driving arbitration work at King & Spalding.

BY JOACHIM BAMRUD

The extractives industry -- including oil & gas, LNG and mining -- as well as the construction and infrastructure sectors are the top sectors for law firm King & Spalding’s business in Latin America, according to Roberto Aguirre Luzi, a partner in the international arbitration practice of the firm’s Houston office.

Latin America accounts for half of King & Spalding’s pending arbitration caseload, with the amount in dispute at roughly $35 billion. Meanwhile, five of the top ten clients of the firm’s international arbitration practice involve significant disputes in Latin America.

King & Spalding’s has obtained awards for its clients in its Latin American investment treaty portfolio that total nearly...

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Keywords: Aerolineas Argentinas, Argentina, Bear Creek Mining, Bolivia, Burlington Resources, Chevron, Colombia, Ecopetrol, Ecuador, Energy, Italy, Mobil, Murphy Oil, Peru, Reficar, Renco Group, South American Silver, Spain

 

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