Koch Minerals Sarl and Koch Nitrogen International Sarl v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Counsel to Venezuela in an annulment proceeding in a dispute that arose out of the alleged expropriation of the interests of the investor in a nitrogen-based fertilizer producer company.
PDVSA Servicios S.A. v. Petrosaudi International Ltd., Counsel to an affiliate of the Venezuelan State-owned hydrocarbons company regarding a claim for damages related to the repair, maintenance, and operation of an offshore gas drilling rig.
Manuel Garcia Armas, et al. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Represented Venezuela in proceedings regarding an alleged Spanish investment in the food sector in Venezuela. We obtained one of the first orders for a funded claimant to post a security for costs. The Tribunal later dismissed the claims in their entirety.
Saint Patrick Properties Corporation v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Representing Venezuela in a dispute arising out of the alleged nationalization of companies that provided oil support services.
Luis Garcia Armas, et al. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Represented Venezuela in proceedings regarding an alleged Spanish investment in the food sector in Venezuela. We obtained one of the first orders for a funded claimant to post a security for costs.
Co-Author, Commercial Arbitration: The Extension of the Arbitration Agreement to Corporate Groups, p. 248, 2012, Legal Editions and Ius Et Veritas Publisher.
Co-Author, “Annulment and Due Motivation: The Remission of the Award to the Arbitrators Themselves as an Alternative to Evaluate”, 2015, Arbitral Litigation: Arbitration from a Different Perspective.
Author, “Revising the Traditional Method for the Appointment of Arbitrators”, Exhibit D-7, 2018, Legal Advocacy in Arbitral Litigation, Palestra Editores.
Author, “Camisea: The Fallacy of Low Prices”, 2010, CDA (Círculo de Derecho Administrativo – Administrative Law Journal).
Co-Author, “Unmasking the Reality: The Extension of the Arbitration Agreement to Non-signatory Parties, The Case of Corporate Groups”, 2010, Advocatus Law Journal.
Author, “What is the Right Way to Challenge the Exclusion of a Non-signatory Party of an Arbitration Proceeding?”, 2011, Actualidad Jurídica Journal.
Author, “The Appointment of Foreign Arbitrators in Domestic Arbitration Proceedings, and the Principle of Equidistance in the Appointment of the President of the Arbitral Tribunal”, 2012, Parthenon – Virtual Journal of Foro Jurídico.
Co-Author, “The Mask Game: Extension of the Arbitration Agreement to Non-signatory Parties in the Groups of Companies’ Case”, no. 66, 2012, International Chamber of Commerce Mexico – PAUTA Journal.
Author, “Regutran, The History of an Excluded Regulation Entity”, 2012, Journal of the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas.
Co-Author, “Tell Me Where You Want to Enforce, and I will Tell You if You will Make. Notes on the Enforcement of Foreign Annulled Awards Under the New York Convention, in the Host Country”, 2013, Advocatus Law Journal.
Author, “The Amiable Compositeur in Peru, New Mechanism for the Efficient Solution of Conflicts in PPP’s Contracts, Benefits and Pending Issues”, 2014, Bullard, Falla, Ezcurra Virtual Bulletin.
Author, “Participation of Third Parties in an Arbitration Proceeding. The Constitutional Tribunal and The Application of Article 14 of the Arbitration Law”, 2014, Gaceta Constitucional & Procesal Constitucional Journal.
Co-Author, “Enforce in Peru, Enforce Now. The Opening Up of the Peruvian Arbitration Act for the Enforcement of a Foreign Award Under the Protection of the New York Convention”, 2014, Forseti Law Journal.
Co-Author, “Stillborn Arbitration Award, Dead Remains. The Constitutional Court and Some Reflections on the ‘Enforceability’ of an Award Against Third Parties”, no. 257, 2015, Legal News, Gaceta Jurídica.
Author, “New trends for Dual Nationals Claims. Is the Ballantines Award Relevant for Cases Where a Dual Nationals-Related Provision is Not Incorporated in the Relevant Treaty?”, 2019, Kluwer Arbitration Blog.
Written by GST LLP’s Pablo Mori, this expert analysis spotlights the recent ICSID lawsuit against Peru pertaining to Law No. 31018, which establishes the suspension of toll collection across the country. The emergency law was enacted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this, his second article chronicling the emergency legislation for Diario Gestión, Mori also looks at the state’s engagement with other road concessionaires and the international implications they may pose.
GST LLP promotes two international arbitration attorneys to Counsel; Katherine Sanoja, who is a US-UK citizen of Venezuelan heritage, and Peruvian Pablo Mori Bregante. The practitioners have been involved in numerous high-profile investment disputes representing two of GST’s key clients, Venezuela and Pakistan.
In an Op-ed published in Gestion, GST LLP’s Pablo Mori discusses how a recent #COVID19 bill to suspend highway toll charges in #Peru finally passed into law last week. Pablo summarizes the arguments that both parties, the State and investors, could eventually submit.
The Arbitration Court of the European Arbitration Association (AEA) and the Center for Mediation and Conflict Resolution (CEMED) joined forces with 300 experts from 18 countries in the first edition of the Little Open of Virtual Arbitration. GST LLP’s Pablo Mori participated alongside the likes of attorneys from multinational law firm Freshfields.
In response to an announcement by Peruvian officials that they may suspend the collection of toll fees on the country’s roads, an emergency measure in response to Covid-19, Pablo Mori of GST LLP warns that Peru may be in breach of international law. He exhorts states to be cautious, and to “take measures aimed at protecting human life or health,” as long as they are not arbitrary or discriminatory. For example, toll investors in Peru include a subsidiary of France’s Vinci Highways, which is currently bringing a contractual claim against the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima at the International Arbitration Chamber of Paris. Mori draws on his experience navigating the legal fallout from Argentina’s financial crisis, and he notes that many contracts have ICSID clauses, and that this is common in Peru.
GST LLP’s Pablo Mori responds to the controversial and topical adoption of a law in Peru that mandates the suspension of the collection of all tolls at a national level. The law is expected to bring arbitrations to the Peruvian state. In this analysis, Mori shares in his impressions around this timely international arbitration issue.
Responding to arbitration reforms passed in Peru in light of the continuing corruption scandal of Odebrecht, GST LLP’s Pablo Mori approved the overall aim of increasing transparency for disputes involving State entities, however, he appraised the rulings critically. He pointed to confusing aspects, specifically to the provision that the State cannot be subject to administrative fines, and to the requirement for private parties to pay to secure interim relief.
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University of Chicago, LL.M.
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, LL.B., summa cum laude