Partner Quinn Smith pens an op-ed for Bloomberg Law Insight on international law governing seizure of foreign-owned assets, with respect to Putin’s threatened seizure of foreign investments in Russia. Smith states that under investment treaties, expropriation can give rise to claims for damages. However, collecting on the claims could prove challenging.
Centro de Arbitraje CCL
GST LLP's Carmine Pascuzzo and Ignacio Torterola were among the prestigious group of instructors to instruct and mentor arbitration professionals at the international Centro de Arbitraje CCL: Diploma Internacional de Arbitraje program in the fall of 2021.
New York University School of Law’s Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law
New York University School of Law’s Center for Transnational Litigation, Arbitration, and Commercial Law hosted a webinar entitled “Introduction to International Arbitration in Africa.” The event was moderated by GST LLP Partner Domenico Di Pietro. The lecture included an overview of the historical development of arbitration law in Africa and of the legal framework applicable in various African countries. The speakers also addressed practical issues, such as the implications of choosing to seat an arbitration in an African jurisdiction, the importance of African arbitrators and counsel in international arbitrations with seats in Africa and outside Africa, and the attitudes of domestic courts vis-à-vis arbitration at both the pre-award and post-award stages.
Washington Lawyer Magazine
Partner Quinn Smith and Senior Associate Gary Shaw write about the U.S. Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) and the petition to vacate under 9 U.S.C. 4. The analysis entitled "Overcoming Tight Window to Vacate Arbitration Awards," was published in the D.C. Bar's Washington Lawyer magazine September/October issue.
CIARb Brazil Branch
Partner Mauricio Gomm Santos presented at CIArb Brazil's "Arbitration in Court: US Legal Framework, and Issues regarding Commercial Arbitration" online event. He was joined by other experts including Attorney, Chartered Arbitrator, and CEDR Accredited Mediator Steven Certilman; and FCIArb, and Partner at Hasson Advgados Felipe Hasson.
Held August 11 - 13, 2021, the OAB Paraná 7a Conferéncia da Advocacia Paranaense Solucão de Alternativa de Conflitos conference featured global legal leaders, including GST LLP's Mauricio Gomm Santos. He elaborated on the "Solutions to Alternative Conflict." The lecture was conducted in Portuguese.
The Lawyer Magazine
The Lawyer Magazine profiled GST LLP Associate Fabian Zetina in their "Océanos Azules: Prácticas legales con alto potencial de crecimiento" edition. In the article, Zetina tells the story of his beginnings in Guatemala, Law School at Columbia University, and landing his first international arbitration position.
Global Arbitration Review
GST LLP was included in this year's GAR 100. Global Arbitration Review is one of the leading journals in the field, and the guide offers an in-depth analysis of the best arbitration practices in the world.
ICLG.com and CDR Magazine announce the appointments of Domenico Di Pietro as partner and Carmine A. Pascuzzo as of counsel. Domenico will be the firm's first London partner, and Carmine will be based out of GST's D.C. office. Both bring a valuable and unparalleled skillset to the table, as well as Italian as a working language in addition to the firm’s existing English, Spanish, Portuguese and French capabilities.
In this feature story, Law360 writes about GST LLP and its new partner and of counsel hires. Domenico di Pietro will be the firm's first London partner, boosting the firm's presence overseas while enlarging and strengthening its commercial and investment arbitration capabilities. Di Pietro told Law360 that in addition to the firm's high-profile team and fast-paced growth, he was attracted to the character and values of its lawyers, who he said are "devoted to offering the highest standard of assistance in international dispute resolution while bearing in mind the challenges currently faced by the entities that we assist."
Global Arbitration Review
Global Arbitration Review breaks the news of our firm's newest appointments: Domenico Di Pietro as partner and Carmine Pascuzzo as of counsel. Di Pietro is the firm's first London partner and will spend time drumming up business for that office among other initiatives. He is also the fifth partner at GAR 100 firm GST. Meanwhile, the boutique has strengthened its DC offering by hiring of counsel Carmine Pascuzzo. Pascuzzo previously spent time at the Venezuelan firm ADM & Asociados, where he was a junior partner.
Institute for Transnational Arbitration
GST Counsel Pablo Mori joined Karima Sauma, Alfredo Bullard, and Sophie Nappert for the ITA's virtual "YoungITA Mentorship Program" to elaborate on The (Sometimes Forgotten) Importance of the Arts and Psychology in Advocacy in International Arbitration. The presenters discussed the use of the arts and psychology in international arbitration and how the employment of such devices stands to influence an arbitrator's decision-making.
Venezuela triumphs in Dutch Court of Appeals. A US$240 million claim brought by the members of the García Armas family was rejected based on their dual nationality in Manuel Garcia Armas and others v. Venezuela. According to Partner Ignacio Torterola, the judgment confirms that dual nationals bringing claims against their home state “is alien to international law, including investment law.” GST LLP served as counsel to Venezuela, while The Garcías were represented by Freshfields and Dechamps International Law.
Washington Arbitration Week (WAW)
In the first edition of Washington Arbitration Week (WAW), Counsel Pablo Mori moderated a panel entitled "Perspectives of Young Arbitration Practitioners." Panelists shared useful and interesting insights on how to break into, stay and succeed in the international arbitration world, how to successfully second-chair an arbitration proceeding, how to clerk for an arbitrator and how to keep up with new trends in international arbitration.
The Center for Arbitration of the University of Makati School of Law
On November 24th, Jose Angelo David presented a virtual conference entitled "Arbitration 101: Fundamentals of Domestic and International Arbitration." He discussed theory, practice, and contemporary issues in domestic and international arbitration. Organized by The Center for Arbitration of the University of Makati School of Law in the Philippines, the event and was attended by Filipino law students and private law firm practitioners.
Miami International Arbitration Society
Presenting to a group of lawyers, arbitrators, and academics, Domenico Di Pietro and Diego Brian Gosis formed part of an expert panel at the event entitled "When the award is not the end of arbitration," presented by Florida International University and the Miami International Arbitration Society.
Presenting alongside attorneys from Dechert LLP, Curtis and Shearman & Sterling, GST LLP's Pablo Mori elaborated on the webinar's theme, "Perfect Strangers: Underutilized Methods for Investment Arbitrations." Conducted in Spanish, the panel discussion drew an international crowd of lawyers, arbitrators and law students, and was broadcast online.
Council for Federal Justice, Brasilia (CJF)
GST LLP's Mauricio Gomm Santos authored a proposal for Enunciado regarding Arbitration within Public Administration at the First Administrative Law Meeting (Jornada), hosted by the Council for Federal Justice, Brasilia, DF.
New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
Hosted by the New York State Bar Association and New York Arbitration Center, the ”Global perspectives for a Challenging ADR landscape: 2020 and Beyond" seminar included leading experts from around the world. GST LLP's Mauricio Gomm Santos was a featured speaker and elaborated on The Latin America perspective: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.”
CIARb Brazil Branch
Titled "CIARb and ICC Recommendations Regarding Arbitration And Mediation Remote Proceedings: A Comparative Approach,” Partner Mauricio Gomm Santos presented recommendations and solutions for conflict resolution in this webinar hosted by CIArb Brazil Branch. Attended by arbitrators, lawyers, and mediators, the seminar was conducted in Portuguese and can be viewed on Youtube.