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

Companies and Countries that we have served as arbitrators

Government / National Defense
Investment
    Telecommunications

    Selection of outstanding cases

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

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

    Chairman; co-arbitrators D. Arias and M. Araujo. 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. One of the World's leading independent commodity trading and logistics group

    Chairman; co-arbitrators E. Zuleta and L. Radicati di Brozolo. 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.

    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.

    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 N. Debbas, 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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