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Gustavo Petro: Colombia’s new president takes office

Colombia - August 10 2022 On August 7, 2022, Gustavo Petro took office as President of the Republic of Colombia. This election is historic for multiple reasons: Petro won with…

Edward Dougherty, Florencia Villaggi

Section 1782 update: U.S. Supreme Court rules that U.S. discovery cannot be used for international commercial arbitration and Investment Arbitration

USA - June 16 2022 On June 13, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in ZF Automotive US, Inc. v. Luxshare, Ltd., 21-401, 2022 WL 2111355 (U.S. June 13, 2022)…

Peter Behmke, Amal Bouchenaki, Christian Leathley, Liang-Ying Tan

ICJ orders Colombia immediately to cease activities in Nicaraguan EEZ waters

Global - May 4 2022 On April 21, 2022, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) delivered judgment in Nicaragua v. Colombia concerning alleged violations of sovereign…

Andrew Cannon, Christian Leathley, Florencia Villaggi, Emily Westphalen

Mexico energy alert: reform of Mexico’s electric power industry

Mexico - April 15 2022 On February 1, 2021, Mexican President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador submitted an initiative to amend the Electric Power Industry Law to Congress. The…

Amal Bouchenaki, Christian Leathley, Lucila Marchini, Florencia Villaggi, Emily Westphalen

Ecuador’s Constitutional Court Takes on Extractive Industries

Ecuador - February 24 2022 The Constitutional Court of Ecuador (the “Court”) has recently ruled on a series of constitutional actions brought against the development of mining…

Maxwell Herman, Benjamin Rubinstein, Emily Westphalen