EXPERTISE

 Our business sectors & areas of law

Antonio’s experience as an international arbitrator covers the following business sectors and areas of law:

Energy & Natural Resources
Construction & Engineering
Consortia / Joint Ventures
Government / National Defence
Investment / International Public Law
Telecommunications
European Law

Selection of outstanding cases

Some of Antonio’s most noteworthy cases since 2015 (beginning with the most recent) include:

MEXICAN MULTINATIONAL VS. REPUBLIC OF PERU

Co-arbitrator appointed by Claimant; co-arbitrator Álvaro Galindo. Chairperson Valeria Domínguez. Claim against the Peruvian state regarding the concession of a fiber optic network. Counsel to Claimant:  Baker & Mckenzie, Counsel to Respondent: Squire Patton Boggs.

CZECH MULTINATIONAL VS. SALES REPRESENTATIVES FROM A SPANISH COMPANY

Chairperson; co-arbitrators David Arias and José María Alonso. Breach of non-compete agreement after company acquisition. Counsel to Claimant: Allen & Overy; Counsel to Respondent: Linklaters.

RUSSIAN COMPANY WITH BRANCH OFFICE IN EL SALVADOR VS. PUBLIC INSTITUTION IN CHARGE OF THE MANAGEMENT OF THE ENERGY RESOURCES OF EL SALVADOR

President; co-arbitrators, Gerardo Lozano Alarcón and Luis Enrique Graham, administrative secretary M. Gómez Carrión. ICC arbitration, claim related to unpaid supply of industrial equipment, Salvadorean law, Spanish language. Counsel to Claimant: Ribón & Associates; Counsel to Respondent: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP.

LEADING EUROPEAN COMPANY IN COMMERCIAL ROAD TRANSPORT OPTIMIZATION SOLUTIONS VS. THE ORIGINAL PARTNERS

President; co-arbitrators José María Alonso and David Arias, administrative secretary M. Gómez Carrión. ICC, breach of “Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation” clause, Spanish Law, English and Spanish languages. Counsel to Respondents: Allen & Overy; lawyers for the defendant: Linklaters.

MULTINATIONAL ASSET INVESTMENT FUND VS. RESIDENTIAL ASSET MANAGEMENT COMPANY

Co-arbitrator appointed by the Respondent; president Carlos González Bueno, co-arbitrator David Arias. CAM, breach of contract, Spanish Law, English language. Counsel to claimant: J & A Garrigues; counsel to Respondent: De Carlos Remón.

STATE-OWNED MINING COMPANY COLOMBINA AND ITS CONCESSIONAIRE VS. TWO COMPANIES SUPPLYING MOBILE MINING EQUIPMENT

Co-arbitrator appointed by the Parties; president Valeria Galíndez, co-arbitrator David Cairns. ICC, breach of Maintenance and Warranty Contract for Mobile Mining Equipment. Law of the Republic of Colombia, English language. Counsels to claimants: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US, Dechamps International Law; counsel to Respondents: Baker McKenzie, Gunster.

SPANISH MULTI-MOBILITY PLATFORM VS. COMPANY PROVIDING PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES IN SPAIN

Chairman; co-arbitrators D. Arias and M. Araujo, administrative secretary M. Gómez Carrión. CAM, breach of contract, violation of the non-competition obligation, Spanish law, Spanish language. Counsel to claimant: Broseta Abogados ; counsel to Respondent: Moscardó Abogados.

GLOBAL LEADER IN AIRLINE CATERING AND RETAIL-ON BOARD COMPANY VS. AUSTRIAN GOURMET AIRLINE CATERING COMPANY

Co-arbitrator appointed by Claimant; chairman J. M. Alonso, co-arbitrator M. Conthe. ICC, transition service agreement, Spanish Law, English language. Counsel to Claimant: Gómez-Acebo & Pombo; Counsel to Respondent: Uría Menéndez.

SPANISH ELECTRICITY PRODUCER vs. SPANISH ENERGY MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING COMPANY

Co-arbitrator appointed by Respondent in an award challenge proceeding before the Court itself (CIMA); chairman J. Serrada, co-arbitrator appointed by the party challenging the award M. Conthe. CIMA, risk-sharing contracts derived from the operation of photovoltaic generation units and the provision of services, Spanish Law, Spanish language. Counsels to Claimants: Uría Menéndez; Counsel to Respondent: Andersen Tax Legal.

Peruvian Mining Management Corporation vs. leading group in the world of logistics and commodities trading

Chairman; co-arbitrators E. Zuleta and L. Radicati di Brozolo, Tribunal assistant M. Gómez Corrión. CCL, Share Purchase Agreement, breach of representations and warranties, Peruvian law, Spanish language. Counsels to claimant: Clifford Chance US and Estudio Rodríguez Angobaldo; counsels to repondent: Reed Smith and Rodrigo, Elías & Medrano.

CeCap Panama

CONSTRUCTION COMPANY BASED IN BRAZIL VS. INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT OF CENTRAL AMERICAN COUNTRY

Co-arbitrator appointed by the Respondent; presiding arbitrator Christa Mueller, co-arbitrator José Rosell. Center for Conciliation and Arbitration of Panama (CeCAP). Breach of contract and addendum for the “International Airport Expansion Program”. Panamanian and Brazilian law, Spanish language. Counsel to Claimant: Britton & Iglesias; Counsel to Respondent: Morgan & Morgan Legal.

Spanish energy companies’ consortium vs. Spanish renewable energy company

Co-arbitrator appointed by the claimant; chairman P. Perales, co-arbitrator J. A. Cainzos. CAM, breach of EPC contract and damages, Spanish law, Spanish language. Counsel to claimant: Hogan Lovells International; counsel to Respondent: Caamaño, Concheiro & Seoane (CCS Abogados).

Italian multinational energy company vs. Spanish multinational energy Company

Co-arbitrator appointed by Respondent; chairman L. Gama, co-arbitrator J. Rosell. LCIA, energy supply contracts, Spanish law, Spanish language. Counsel to Claimant: Garrigues; Counsel to Respondent: Baker & McKenzie.

Multinational oil company vs. Latin American state-owned oil company

Chairman; co-arbitrators G. Parodi and A. Jana. PCA, UNCITRAL Rules, optimization of production, recovery and exploration activities agreement, oil industry, Spanish language. Counsel to Claimant: Robalino Abogados; Counsels to Respondent: Procuraduría of the Republic and Dechert LLP.

SPANISH INFRASTRUCTURE COMPANY VS. SPANISH RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, GERMAN MULTINATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE COMPANY AND SPANISH MULTINATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE GROUP

Chairman; co-arbitrators M. Conthe and J. García Torres, administrative secretary G. Hierro. CIMA, internal dispute within a consortium created for the construction of a metro network in a Latin American capital, Spanish law, Spanish language. Counsel to claimant: Iter Law & Partners; Counsels to respondents: Herbert Smith Freehills, Internal Consultant for the Spanish multinational infrastructure group and Baker & McKenzie.

Financial entity created by the Spanish State VS. LISTED SPANISH BANK

Co-arbitrator appointed by Claimant;  chairman V. Hernández-Tavera, co-arbitrator R. Bercovitz. CAM, protocol of financial support measures, Spanish law, Spanish language. Counsel to Claimant: Jones Day; Counsel to Respondent: Uría Menéndez.

GERMAN ENERGY COMPANY VS. MEXICAN STATE-OWNED OIL COMPANY

Chairman; co-arbitrators A. Jana and M. Carrillo, administrative secretary M. Gómez Carrión. ICC, nitrogen supply contracts, Federal Law of Mexico, English and Spanish languages. Counsel to Claimant: Martínez Algaba de Haro y Curiel; Counsels to Respondent: R. Loustaunau, A. Soto and others.

CHINESE OIL COMPANY VS. SPANISH COMPANY

Co-arbitrator appointed by Claimant; chairman S. Sacco, co-arbitrator J. P. Correa. LCIA, oil products storage agreement, Spanish law, English language. Counsel to Claimant: Clyde & Co; Counsel to Respondent: Redi Abogados.

EURASIAN REPUBLIC VS. Spanish multinational construction Company

Co-arbitrator designated by Respondent; chairman Nadine Debbas Achkar, co-arbitrator T. Wetmore. Ad Hoc, UNCITRAL Rules (with ICC as appointing authority), FIDIC agreement, law of the Eurasian Republic, English language. Counsel to Claimant: Lalive; Counsel to Respondent: Pinsent Masons.

Spanish Venture Capital Fund VS. SPANISH INVESTMENT COMPANY

Co-arbitrator appointed by Respondent; chairman J. A. Caínzos, co-arbitrator M. A. Fernández-Ballesteros. CIMA, sales and purchase agreement, Spanish law, Spanish language. Counsel to Claimant: Gómez Acebo & Pombo; Counsel to Respondent: Avego.

Spanish Public Entity VS. SPANISH BANKING GROUP COMPANY

Co-arbitrator designated by Respondent; chairman P. Claros, co-arbitrator P. Perales. CEA, provision of migration services, asset management and legal advice agreement, Spanish law, Spanish language. Counsel to Claimant: José María Alonso; Counsel to Respondent: Fernando Blanco.

AUSTRIAN ENERGY COMPANY VS. SPANISH MULTINATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE COMPANY

Co-arbitrator designated by Claimant; chairman M. Coccia, co-arbitrator M. A. Fernández-Ballesteros. ICC, hydroelectric contract, construction and infrastructure, Spanish law, Spanish language. Counsel to Claimant: Gómez Acebo & Pombo; Counsel to Respondent: Linklaters.

SPANISH MANUFACTURING COMPANY VS. CARIBBEAN REPUBLIC

Co-arbitrator designated by Claimant; chairman J. M. Júdice, co-arbitrator L. Malintoppi. PCA, UNCITRAL Rules, Bilateral Investment Treaty based arbitration, sugar industry, Spanish language. Counsel to Claimant: Stampa Abogados; Counsels to Respondent: Uría Menéndez and Matrix Chambers.

Canadian multinational infrastructure Company VS. METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY OF PERU

Co-arbitrator designated by Claimant; chairman A. Mourre, co-arbitrator E. Martínez Coco, administrative secretary E. Gutiérrez. Ad Hoc, UNCITRAL Rules, concession agreement, infrastructure-construction, Peruvian law, Spanish language. Counsel to Claimant: Estudio Echecopar, associated with Baker & McKenzie; Counsels to Respondent: Jenner & Block and Foley Hoag.

SPANISH RENEWABLE ENERGY COMPANY VS. SPANISH GLOBAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY AND SPANISH RENEWABLE ENERGY COMPANY

Chairman; co-arbitrators P. Sala and J. García Romanillos, administrative secretary B. Piñar. CIMA, sales and purchase agreement (SPA) and operation & maintenance (O&M) contracts, renewable energy industry, Spanish law, Spanish language. Counsels to Claimant: LCGA and Torres Díaz; Counsels to Respondents: Pérez-Llorca and Ramón y Cajal.

SPANISH RENEWABLE ENERGY COMPANY VS. DANISH RENEWABLE ENERGY COMPANY

Chairman; co-arbitrators M. Rivero and J. García Torres, administrative secretary B. Piñar. CIMA, Operation & Maintenance (O&M) contract, wind energy industry, Spanish law, Spanish language. Counsel to Claimant: Ernst & Young; Counsel to Respondent: Clifford Chance.

SAUDI ARABIAN COMPANY VS. SPANISH RENEWABLE ENERGY COMPANIES

Co-arbitrator designated by Respondents; chairman J. Rosell, co-arbitrator C. Ambrose. ICC, call option agreement over a wind portfolio, sale and purchase Agreement (SPA), energy industry, Spanish law, English language. Counsel to Claimant: Uría Menéndez; Counsel to Respondent: Pérez-Llorca.

HYDRIKA 1 SAC, HYDRIKA 2 SAC, HYDRIKA 3 SAC, HYDRIKA 4 SAC, HYDRIKA 5 SAC, HYDRIKA 6 SAC (USA) VS. REPUBLIC OF PERU

Co-arbitrator designated by Claimants; chairman A. Mourre, co-arbitrator R. Oreamuno. ICSID Case No. ARB/18/48, concession contracts, engineering procurement and construction (EPC) projects, renewable energy industry, ICSID Convention, Spanish language. Counsels to Claimants: Hughes Hubbard and Reed; Counsels to Respondent: Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer and a Special Commission Representing the State in International Investment Disputes of the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Perú.

German multinational distribution company VS. SPANISH COMPANIES

Chairman; co-arbitrators J. M. Alonso and M. A. Fernández-Ballesteros, administrative secretary B. Piñar. CIMA, distribution and cooperation agreements, Spanish law, Spanish language. Counsel to Claimant: Uría Menéndez;  Counsel to Respondents: Deloitte Legal.

SPANISH REAL ESTATE COMPANY VS. GLOBAL SPANISH COMPANY

Co-arbitrator designated by Respondent; chairman M. A. Fernández-Ballesteros, co-arbitrator D. Arias, administrative secretary J. C. Páez. Equity arbitration administered by CAM, lease contract, hotel industry, Spanish language. Counsel to Claimant: Mena; Counsels to Respondent: OCP, Pérez-Llorca.

LUXEMBOURG HOLDING COMPANY VS. LUXEMBOURG HOLDING COMPANY

Co-arbitrator designated by Claimant; chairman J. Fernández-Armesto, co-arbitrator D. Arias, administrative secretary S. Jalles. ICC, share purchase agreement, Portuguese law, English language. Counsel to Claimant: PLMJ Advogados; Counsels to Respondent: Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva.

SPANISH GLOBAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY VS. GREEK HOLDING COMPANY

Co-arbitrator designated by Claimant; chairman D. Hofmann, co-arbitrator A. P. Mantakou. ICC, concession and share purchase agreement, infrastructure, Greek law, English language. Counsel to Claimant: Dryllerakis; Counsel to Respondent: White & Case.

GERMAN GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION COMPANY VS. SPANISH COMPANY

Co-arbitrator designated by Claimant; chairman D. Arias, co-arbitrator J. J. Pintó, administrative secretary O. Cojo. CAM, share purchase agreement, Spanish law, English language. Counsel to Claimant: Gómez Acebo & Pombo; Counsel to Respondent: Balaguer Morera.

SPANISH BANKS AND SPANISH CONSTRUCTION COMPANY VS. US FUNDS, LUXEMBOURG FUND and International Insurance Group

Co-arbitrator designated by Respondents; chairman E. Silva Romero, co-arbitrator M. A. Fernández-Ballesteros, administrative secretary A. Gordillo. CAM, share purchase agreement, Spanish law, Spanish language. Counsels to Claimant: Uría Menéndez and Cortés Abogados; Counsels to Respondents: Ashurst, Linklaters, and Sánchez Calero.

Brazilian multinational oil Company VS. SOUTH AMERICAN REPUBLIC

Co-arbitrator designated by Claimant; chairman Y. Dérains, co-arbitrator D. Fernández Arroyo. ICC, public concession agreement, Uruguayan law, Spanish language. Counsel to Claimant: Ferrere; Counsels to Respondent: RXA and Procuraduría of the Republic.

ENGLISH COMPANY VS. EUROPEAN INSURANCE COMPANY

Co-arbitrator designated by Claimant; chairman D. J. A. Cairns, co-arbitrator M. Garayo, administrative secretary P. Carrasco. ICC, warranty insurance policy, sale and purchase agreement, Spanish law, Spanish language. Counsel to Claimant: Clifford Chance; Counsel to Respondent: RSM.

German subsidiary of a French multinational telecom company VS. SPANISH MULTINATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURE COMPANY

Co-arbitrator designated by Respondent; chairman G. S. Tawil, co-arbitrator A. Sabater, administrative secretary F. Campolieti. ICC, put option contract, Spanish law, Spanish language. Counsels to Claimant: Gómez Acebo & Pombo and Weil Gotshal & Manges; Counsel to Respondent: Herbert Smith Freehills.

VENEZUELAN STATE-OWNED COMPANY VS. GERMAN GLOBAL COMPANY

Co-arbitrator designated by Respondent; chairman L. F. Castresana, co-arbitrator M. A. Fernández-Ballesteros, administrative secretary A. Navarro. ICC, contract for the execution of repairs and major maintenance of various submarines, Venezuelan law, Spanish language. Counsels to Claimant: VB Arbitration and Escritorio Jurídico Rodríguez Galán; Counsels to Respondent: D’Empaire Reyna and Uría Menéndez.

ITALIAN ENGINEERING COMPANY VS. SPANISH INFRASTRUCTURE GLOBAL COMPANY

Co-arbitrator designated by Respondent; chairman G. Tawil, co-arbitrator F. Ossa, administrative secretary M. I. Corrá. ICC, hydroelectric contract, construction and infrastructure, Panamanian law, Spanish language. Counsels to Claimant: Fleischmann & León, Asesores Jurídicos de Panamá, Varela y Cia and Britton & Iglesias; Counsels to Respondent: Jones Day and Morgan & Morgan.

MULTINATIONAL KOREAN OIL AND GAS COMPANIES VS. SOUTH AMERICAN STATE-OWNED OIL COMPANY

Co-arbitrator designated by Claimants; chairman A. Mourre, co-arbitrator E. Silva Romero, administrative secretary E. Gutiérrez. Ad Hoc, UNCITRAL Rules, assignment agreement, environmental quality standards, gas industry, Peruvian law, Spanish language. Counsel to Claimants: Bullard Falla Ezcurra; Counsels to Respondent: Lourdes Flores Nano and VMR.

Peruvian oil Company VS. SOUTH AMERICAN STATE-OWNED OIL COMPANY

Co-arbitrator designated by Claimant; chairman A. Mourre, co-arbitrator E. Silva Romero, administrative secretary E. Gutiérrez. CCL, remediation contracts, gas industry, Peruvian law, Spanish language. Counsel to Claimant: Bullard Falla Ezcurra; Counsels to Respondent: Lourdes Flores Nano and VMR.

NORTH AMERICAN MILITARY SHIPBUILDING AND DEFENCE TECHNOLOGY COMPANY VS. VENEZUELAN REPUBLIC AND US BANK

Co-arbitrator designated by Respondents; chairman J. E. Nunes Pinto, co-arbitrator H. Grigera. Ad Hoc, PCA (ICC as appointing authority), UNCITRAL Rules, contract for overhaul and retrofitting of frigates, law of a South American State, languages: English and Spanish. Counsels to Claimants: Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton, DLA Piper; Counsels to Respondent: O. C. Guglielmino, D. B. Gosis, I. Torterolla and Procuraduría of the Republic.

GLOBAL CONSTRUCTION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMPANIES CONSORTIUM VS. BINATIONAL ARGENTINIAN-PARAGUAYAN ENTITY

Chairman; co-arbitrators J. M. Pérez and T. Clay, administrative secretary E. Sevila. ICC, construction and engineering agreement, infrastructures, Argentinian law, Spanish language. Counsel to Claimants: Yves Dérains; Counsels to Respondent: in-house lawyers of the binational entity.

SPANISH BANK VS. SPANISH SAVINGS BANKS

Co-arbitrator designated by Respondents; chairman J. Serrada, co-arbitrator J. García Torres. CIMA, “Integration Contract”, Spanish law, Spanish language. Counsel to Claimant: Uría Menéndez; Counsels to Respondents: Garrigues and Gómez Acebo & Pombo.

ITALIAN AND US GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE COMPANIES VS. FRENCH GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE COMPANY

Co-arbitrator designated by Claimants; chairman B. Hanotiau, co-arbitrator K. Sachs. ICC, share purchase agreement and shareholder agreement, automotive industry, Spanish law, languages: French and Italian. Counsel to Claimants: Winston and Strawn; Counsel to Respondent: Froriep Rengli.

SPANISH AND GERMAN GLOBAL ENERGY COMPANIES VS. GERMAN GLOBAL CHEMICAL COMPANY

Chairman; co-arbitrators J. F.  Armesto and R. Bércovitz. PCA, UNCITRAL Rules, gas and electric power supply contract, Spanish law, languages: English and Spanish. Counsel to Claimants: CMS Albiñana Suárez de Lezo; Counsel to Respondent: Gómez Acebo & Pombo.

BANCO SANTANDER, BANCO POPULAR, AHORRO CORPORACIÓN AND RENTA 4 VS. THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

Expert; chairman J. Paulsson, co-arbitrators T. Landau and C. N. Brower. SCC, Investment arbitration under a BIT and the Energy Charter Treaty, English language, Counsels to Claimants: Covington & Burling and Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira; Counsel to Respondent: Baker Botts.

ITALIAN CRUISE COMPANY VS. THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA

Chairman; co-arbitrators: A. Mourre and R. Dávalos, ICC, harbour concession contracts, Cuban law, Spanish language. Counsels to Claimant: Thomas Clay, Studio d’Angelo and Eduardo Silva Romero; Counsels to Respondent: Bufete Proconsul and Procuraduría of the Republic.

PORTUGUESE TELECOM COMPANY VS. SWEDISH TELECOM COMPANY

Co-arbitrator designated by Respondent; chairman E. Silva Romero, co-arbitrator J. Fernández Armesto. ICC, sales and purchase agreement, Spanish Law, English language, Counsel to Claimant: SJ Berwin; Counsel to Respondent: DLA Piper.

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