OUR EXPERIENCE

Following on from initial arbitration experience in South America – Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru – Delaloa lawyers have now shifted their attention to the Portuguese-speaking world. As of late, they have represented clients in a broad range of disputes involving Portuguese law and similar law (e.g. Angolan law, Mozambican law).

 

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE AS COUNSEL

  • Representing the Republic of Mozambique against an Indian company in a USD 300 million ICC arbitration arising out of the termination of a railway concession agreement (seat in Maputo; Mozambican law)

  • Representing the Republic of Mozambique against an Italian construction company in a EUR 100 million ICC arbitration arising out of a memorandum of understanding for the construction of a railway network in Maputo (seat in Paris; Mozambican law) 

  • Representing a foreign holding company against a Brazilian telecommunications company in a USD 3.5 billion ICC arbitration arising out of alleged breaches of a shareholders’ agreement (seat in Paris; Angolan law)

  • Representing the Portuguese Republic against a utility company in a EUR 350 million ad hoc arbitration relating to the construction of a hydroelectric plant (seat in Lisbon; Portuguese law)

  • Representing Luxembourg investment funds and a Portuguese motorway concession company in a EUR 143 million arbitration administered by the Commercial Arbitration Centre of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry arising out a sale and purchase agreement (seat in Lisbon; Portuguese law)

  • Representing Brazilian clients against a Portuguese bank in a EUR 110 million ICC arbitration arising out of financing agreements (seat in Paris; French law)

  • Representing a group of French companies against the Republic of Guinea in ICSID Case No. ARB/11/29 relating to the operation of a container terminal

  • Representing a Luxembourg company against a venture capital company in ICC arbitration relating to the acquisition of a tourism group (seat in Lisbon; Portuguese Law)

  • Representing a Luxembourg company against a Portuguese company in ICC arbitration relating to the sale of non-performing loans (seat in Lisbon; Portuguese Law)

  • Representing a Portuguese individual against a Portuguese cosmetics group in arbitration at the Commercial Arbitration Centre of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry arising out of the sale of the cosmetics group (seat in Lisbon; Portuguese Law)

  • Representing a French individual against a Portuguese construction company in ad hoc arbitration arising out of alleged breaches of a construction contract (seat in Lisbon; Portuguese law)

  • Representing a Portuguese company in arbitration at the Commercial Arbitration Centre of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry for alleged breaches of a shareholders’ agreement (seat in Lisbon; Portuguese Law)

  • Representing the Republic of Ecuador against Occidental Petroleum Corporation and Occidental Exploration and Production Company in proceedings to annul the award rendered in ICSID Case No. ARB/06/11

  • Representing a group of Argentinean investors against the Republic of Peru in ICSID Case No. ARB/10/2 relating to the operation of a toll road

  • Representing the Republic of Ecuador in relation to environmental counterclaims it filed against Perenco Ecuador Limited in ICSID Case No. ARB/08/6

  • Representing the Republic of Ecuador against Burlington Resources Inc. in ICSID Case No. ARB/08/5 relating to the operation of several oil blocks

  • Representing the Plurinational State of Bolivia against Quiborax S.A., Non Metallic Minerals S.A. and Allan Fosk Kaplún in ICSID Case No. ARB/06/2 relating to the termination of mining licences

  • Representing a French satellite operator against a German satellite operator in a EUR 1 billion ICC arbitration arising out of a contract for the use of frequency rights and a flagship orbital position (seat in Paris; French law and the Radio Regulations)

  • Representing a Japanese reinsurance company against a French insurance company in ad hoc arbitration arising out of the application of a reinsurance agreement (seat in Paris; French law)

  • Representing a leading American consumer staples company against a Moroccan company in ad hoc arbitration arising out of the termination of a licensing and distribution agreement (seat in Paris; French law)

 

Includes matters handled by Delaloa or prior to joining the firm.