Cristina Arizmendi's practice focuses on advising sovereign States and corporate clients in investment and commercial disputes. Ms. Arizmendi has extensive experience in proceedings conducted under the arbitration rules of the ICSID, UNCITRAL and ICC, and has also acted in arbitration proceedings administered by the Peruvian Chamber of Commerce. She has advised clients in a variety of different sectors, including energy, mining, banking, transportation, telecommunications, oil and gas, real estate and infrastructure.

Before joining the firm, Ms. Arizmendi was a senior associate at one of the top law firms in Peru, where she practiced law for more than 8 years. She has been a professor of litigation and advocacy courses in Peru. She is fluent in Spanish.

Experience

  • Carlos Ríos and Francisco Ríos v. Republic of Chile (ICSID Case No. ARB/17/16). Successfully represented the Republic of Chile.
  • Michael Ballantine and Lisa Ballantine v. Dominican Republic (PCA Case No. 2016-17). Successfully represented the Dominican Republic.
  • Bridgestone Licensing Services Inc. and Bridgestone Americas, Inc. v. Republic of Panama (ICSID Case No. ARB/16/34). Successfully represented the Republic of Panama.
  • Odebrecht Latinvest S.à.r.l. v. Republic of Peru (ICSID Case No. ARB/20/4). Counsel to Respondent.
  • Enagás SA and Enagás Internacional S.L.U. v. Republic of Peru (ICSID Case No. ARB/18/26). Counsel to Respondent.
  • Infinito Gold Ltd. v. Costa Rica (ICSID Case No. ARB/14/5). Counsel to Respondent.
  • Astrida Benita Carrizosa v. Republic of Colombia (ICSID Case No. ARB/18/5). Counsel to Respondent.
  • Alberto Carrizosa and others v. Republic of Colombia (PCA Case No. 2018-56). Counsel to Respondent.
  • Hydrika 1 S.A.C. and others v. Republic of Peru (ICSID Case No. ARB/18/48). Counsel to Respondent.
  • Panamericana Televisión S.A. et al. v. Republic of Peru (PCA Case No. 2019-26). Counsel to Respondent.
  • Latam Hydro LLC and CH Mamacocha S.R.L. v. Republic of Peru (ICSID Case No. ARB/19/28). Counsel to Respondent.
  • Lupaka Gold Corp. v. Republic of Peru (ICSID Case No. ARB/20/46). Counsel to Respondent.
  • Worth Capital Holdings 27 LLC v. Republic of Peru (ICSID Case No. ARB/20/51). Counsel to Respondent.
  • Representing a South American natural gas company in a contract dispute before the ICC.

Credentials

Education
  • LLM, Columbia University, 2016
  • JD Equivalent, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2012
Admissions
  • New York
  • Peru
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