Eduardo Bérèterbide is a senior associate in the International arbitration practice.
His experience includes commercial and investment treaty arbitrations under the Rules of the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL 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, Claimant 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 Latin American aviation consultancy firm, Claimant in two ICC arbitrations against European aircraft manufacturers. The disputes relate to unpaid invoices and the damages arising from the termination of agency contracts.
- A group of shareholders of a holding company, Claimants in an ICC arbitration in Paris against two shareholders in the same company. The dispute concerned the interpretation of a put option price provision contained in a Shareholders’ Agreement. The law of the Netherlands applied. Over $1 billion was at stake.
- A leading European renewable energy company, Claimant in an ICC arbitration in Paris against a European industrial group. The dispute arose from a contract for the development of two wind farm projects in Latin America. Spanish law applied and the language of the proceedings was Spanish.
- The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Respondent in an ICSID arbitration initiated by Vestey Group Ltd. (ICSID Case No. ARB/06/4). The dispute was in relation to a farming enterprise. The claims were brought under the Venezuela-U.K. bilateral investment treaty.
- Subsidiaries of a leading European renewable energy company, Claimants in an ICC arbitration in Montevideo, Uruguay against a Latin American energy company in relation to the sale of a wind farm project in Latin America. Argentine law applied.
- A European power and automation manufacturer and contractor, 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 law of the Respondent’s State 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. New York, Chilean and British Virgin Islands laws applied. The seat of the arbitration was Santiago, Chile. 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 (CARAT)
- Member, Club Español de Arbitraje
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.