INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION
Suescún Abogados is a leading firm in Colombia for international arbitration. We have been involved in a number of major and complex international arbitration proceedings under international standards
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Suescun Abogados is a leading firm in Colombia for international arbitration. We have been involved in a number of major and complex international arbitration proceedings under international standards.

Suescun Abogados has been recognized by independent industry guides as leading firm in Colombia for international arbitration.
The Legal 500 Latin America 2015 describes it as “[a] firm very focused on arbitration” and with “very good people”. It is also noted as “much sought after for complex cases”.
Following is a list of some of the international arbitration proceedings on which members of Suescun Abogados have participated as arbitrators or before which they have appeared as lead counsel to one of the parties:
- Representing Carbones del Cerrejón Limited, the largest exporter of coal in Colombia, in a US$200 million ICC international arbitration related to the construction of marine works and structures.

- Defending two subsidiary companies of Goldman Sachs in a US$1.6 billion ICC multy-party arbitration related to transport of coal through a railway network in Colombia.

- Served as Chairman in Paris in a US$370 million ICC international arbitration related to the enlargement of a thermoelectric plant in Argentina, under both Argentinean and Swiss law.

- Successfully represented an international consurtium in an international commercial arbitration held in Bogota under ICC Rules against ISAGEN, related to the construction of a hydroelectric plant, obtaining a US$70 million award. The Constitutional Court of Colombia confirmed the ICC award in its first revision ever of an international arbitration award.

- Served as arbitrator in an international commercial arbitration held in Santiago under ICC rules, related to agency and distribution.

- Served as chairman in COMMISA v PEMEX, a US$430 million ICC international commercial arbitration held in Mexico City under Mexican law, related to the construction of offshore gas plants.This is becoming a seminal case in international arbitration since it is one of the few cases around the world which have been set aside in the seat and meanwhile enforced in a different jurisdiction (New York).

- Served as arbitrator in a US$1.6 billion international ad hoc commercial arbitration held in Panama City under UNCITRAL rules, related to the construction of a subway.Such arbitration is most likely the biggest commercial arbitration ever in Colombia.

- Served as arbitrator in an international commercial arbitration held in Paris under ICC Rules, related to the construction of a gas pipeline. (I)

- Served as arbitrator in an international commercial arbitration held in Paris under ICC Rules, related to the construction of a gas pipeline. (II)

- Served as chairman in an international commercial arbitration held in Buenos Aires under ICC Rules, related to a public construction project and financial problems arising out of the so-called “corralito” laws enacted in Argentina before the economic crisis of 2001.

- Successfully represented a multinational company in an international commercial arbitration held in Paris under ICC rules, related to agency and distribution in both Latin America and Colombia.

- Served as witness expert in an international commercial arbitration held in New York City under ICC Rules, related to the construction of gas pipelines

- Served as sole arbitrator in an ICC international commercial arbitration held in Panama City under the laws of the State of Maryland (USA), related to the design, construction, technical assistance, and financing of a hotel complex

- Served as chairman in an ICC international commercial arbitration held in Mexico City under Mexican law, related to an international contract for the sale of oil and maritime freight services