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As energy and mining arbitration heats up in Latin America, so does legal finance

  • International arbitration
January 11, 2024
Florencia Villaggi
Latin America Article Florencia


Of all pending ICSID claims (322), nearly 40% seated in Latin America. Across just five countries—Peru, Mexico, Venezuela, Colombia and Honduras—82 claims are pending, many of which relate to energy. Indeed, nearly half of the 115 LatAm-based claims relate to energy, oil, gas, mining and construction.

As the landscape of energy and mining arbitration intensifies in Latin America, a parallel surge in legal finance is increasingly evident. This article explores the evolving dynamics of arbitration in the region, including the key factors contributing to the ris…

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