Eduardo Bérèterbide is an associate in the International arbitration practice.
His experience includes commercial and investment treaty arbitrations under the Rules of the ICC, ICSID and CAM Santiago. His focus has been on energy, construction and investment disputes, particularly disputes with a Latin American or Iberian nexus.
International arbitrations on which Eduardo Bérèterbide has worked include the representation of:
- A leading European energy group in a UNCITRAL arbitration against the Kingdom of Spain under the Energy Charter Treaty. The dispute relates to measures taken by Spain in the renewable energy sector.
- A group of shareholders of a holding company as Claimants in an ICC arbitration in Paris against two shareholders in the same company. The dispute concerns the interpretation of a put option price provision contained in a Shareholders’ Agreement. The law of the Netherlands applies. Over $1 billion is at stake.
- A Latin American aviation consultancy firm as Claimant in two ICC arbitrations initiated against European aircraft manufacturers. The disputes relate to unpaid invoices and the damages arising from the termination of agency contracts.
- A leading European renewable energy company as Claimant in an ICC arbitration in Paris against a European industrial group. The dispute arises from a contract for the development of two wind farm projects in Latin America. Spanish law applies and the language of the proceedings is Spanish.
- The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in an ICSID arbitration initiated by Vestey Group Ltd. (ICSID Case No. ARB/06/4). The dispute is in relation to a farming enterprise. The claims are brought under the Venezuela-UK bilateral investment treaty.
- Subsidiaries of a leading European renewable energy company as Claimants in an ICC arbitration initiated against a Latin American energy company in relation to the sale of a wind farm project in Latin America. The seat of the arbitration was Montevideo, Uruguay, and Argentine law applied.
- A European power and automation manufacturer and contractor as Claimant in an ICC arbitration in Frankfurt against an African State-owned utility. The dispute arose from the termination by our client of a contract for the rehabilitation and expansion of an electricity distribution system. The Respondent entered a substantial counterclaim against our client. Eritrean law applied.
- A Latin American conglomerate as Respondent in a CAM Santiago arbitration. The dispute arose from the transfer of patents, know-how and related intellectual property in connection with acoustic well stimulation technology, and involved a sophisticated suite of corporate agreements, including share purchase, shareholders, license, cooperation and subscription agreements. The applicable laws were New York, Chilean and British Virgin Islands law. The seat of the arbitration was Santiago, Chile. The language of the proceedings was English, and the dispute was to be decided ex aequo et bono.
Austral University, Law School
Columbia University School of Law
- Member, ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF)
- Member, Argentine Committee of National and International Arbitration (CARAH)
Before joining the International arbitration practice in our Paris office, Eduardo worked as an associate in Buenos Aires and New York in the area of International Arbitration.