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Victory for Colombia Marks 39th Consecutive Favorable Result for Sovereign States by Arnold & Porter's International Arbitration Team

April 22, 2021

Arnold & Porter's International Arbitration team has successfully defended the Republic of Colombia against a $40 million claim in the Astrida Benita Carrizosa v. Republic of Colombia international arbitration, filed under the US-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement. This marks Arnold & Porter's 39th consecutive positive result on behalf of sovereign States in investment arbitrations.

In the award, issued on April 19, the tribunal at the World Bank-affiliated International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) dismissed the case for lack of jurisdiction. The tribunal also ordered the claimant to pay 100% of the arbitration costs and to pay the Republic of Colombia 50% of legal fees and costs incurred in connection with the arbitration.

The Arnold & Porter team featured partners Paolo Di Rosa and Patricio Grané Labat, as well as associates Katelyn Horne, Brian Vaca, and Cristina Arizmendi.