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White & Case, arbitration and Latin America, oh my!

Posted on April 9th, by Elizabeth Floyd in LIDS LIVE. No Comments

Come join LIDS for the following rescheduled event next Tuesday!

The Intersection of International Development and Dispute Resolution: Complex Negotiations and Crisis Management in Latin America

Tuesday, April 15, 5:00-6:30 PM

Langdell North

Jonathan C. Hamilton is Partner and Head of Latin American Arbitration for White & Case and a leading authority on international arbitration and investment, complex negotiations and crisis management. He will be speaking about his experiences in resolving a number of recent complex disputes in Latin America, which include the recuperation of the Machu Picchu artifacts from Yale University to the Republic of Peru, renegotiation of the Ecuador international airport concession in the face of treaty denunciation, resolution of the first World Bank case registered by a Latin American state, and establishment of a claims mechanism for Argentine sovereign debt (which was named the most influential arbitration decision of the decade).

Co-sponsored by the Harvard Law and International Development Society, Professor Jack Goldsmith, the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program, and the Harvard Negotiation Law Review.

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Pre-Event Primer: Introduction to Panama Canal Crisis

Posted on April 6th, by Eusebius Luk in LIDS LIVE. No Comments

April 6, 2014 - Eusebius Luk

In anticipation of Mr. Jonathan C. Hamilton’s evening talk, The Intersection of International Development and Dispute Resolution: Complex Negotiations and Crisis Management in Latin America, at the Harvard Law School, this brief primer on the Panama Canal and its latest work stoppage crisis examines some relevant elements of this topic.

In response to rising demand for efficient global shipping routes, in 2006 then-Panamanian President Martin Torrijos proposed the Panama Canal expansion project, also referred to as the Third Set of Locks project. The $5 billion USD endeavor is expected to triple the canal’s capacity with the construction of two lock facilities and new access channels, and the widening of existing channels.

These changes are no doubt timely as South American ports prepare for expected increase in activity owing to the Pacific Alliance trade bloc becoming active. Indeed, while Panama is not among the four original members of the pact (Chile, Columbia, Mexico, and Peru), a substantial factor in its canal network’s future success may well depend on the outcome of the Pacific Alliance’s ambitions. Beyond the instant dispute is also the concern of smoothly integrating Panama into the Pacific Alliance in light of the country’s notoriety as a … Read More »


RESCHEDULED [Date TBD] The Intersection of International Development and Dispute Resolution: Complex Negotiations and Crisis Management in Latin America

Posted on March 6th, by hlids in . No Comments

When: RESCHEDULED TBS
Where: Wasserstein Hall, Room 1019

Jonathan C. Hamilton is Partner and Head of Latin American Arbitration for White & Case and a leading authority on international arbitration and investment, complex negotiations and crisis management.  Professional guides rank his practice at the top of its field and describe it as “a powerhouse at the forefront of Latin American international arbitration,” highlighting his leadership “from the front,” “great dynamism” and “impressive advocacy.”  Based in Washington, DC, previously based in the New York and Mexico City offices of the firm.  Recent matters include recuperation of the Machu Picchu artifacts from Yale University to the Republic of Peru, renegotiation of the Ecuador international airport concession in the face of treaty denunciation, resolution of the first World Bank case registered by a Latin American state, and establishment of a claims mechanism for Argentine sovereign debt, named decision of the decade.  Publications include “Latin American Investment Protections,” “Latin Arbitration Law,” “Latin American Arbitral Institutions” and “Latin American Truth and Reconciliation.”    Board member of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, the U.S.-Mexico Foundation and the Vance Center for International Justice.

Co-sponsored by Harvard Law and International Development Society, Professor Jack Goldsmith, and the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation … Read More »