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Camilo Cardozo
Camilo Cardozo
Partner — International Dispute Resolution & Arbitration
Partner — International Dispute Resolution & Arbitration

Camilo Cardozo

Camilo Cardozo
New York

The Grace Building
1114 Avenue of the Americas
32nd Floor
New York, New York 10036

Camilo Cardozo

Construction & Infrastructure Disputes

  • A Spanish company in an ICC arbitration concerning a large infrastructure project in Central America

  • A U.S. company in disputes against contractors in relation to the construction of an LNG facility in Puerto Rico

  • A U.S. hotel chain in a dispute with a Brazilian entity concerning the development of a resort in Brazil

  • One of the largest U.S. defense contractors in a US $400 million ad hoc arbitration against a Latin American country in connection with the repair and maintenance of two frigates

  • A U.S. company and its Latin American subsidiary in a multimillion dollar arbitration under New York law related to the construction of five power plants in South America

  • A U.S. company concerning the construction of a combined cycle power plant in Mexico

  • A U.S. military contractor in an SMA arbitration concerning the design and construction of light combat ships

  • A concessionaire in an ICC arbitration against a Latin American country involving the construction of a toll road

  • A U.S. real estate investor in an ICC arbitration in Mexico concerning the development of a resort in Mexico

  • A U.S. energy company in an ICC arbitration concerning the construction of an LNG facility in the United States

  • A European energy company in a dispute with a major energy player under take-or-pay agreements for the delivery of LNG

  • A U.S. company concerning defects affecting a combined cycle power plant in Mexico

  • A U.S. oil company in a multimillion dollar arbitration under Texas law concerning oil assets and operations in Cameroon

  • A Latin American oil company in relation to an ICC arbitration concerning the construction of a $5 billion refinery in South America

  • A U.S. energy company in an ICC arbitration concerning the construction of a power plant in the Caribbean

  • A U.S. oil company in several arbitration proceedings concerning the sale of oil and gas companies for over $1.2 billion and indemnification claims by the buyer

  • An oil company in an ICC arbitration concerning the construction of a port terminal in Cartagena for the handling of hydrocarbon imports and exports

  • A European energy company in a dispute under several take-or-pay agreements for the delivery of LNG in multiple destinations

  • One of the largest global oil companies in an ICC arbitration concerning oil exploration and production contracts in an Eastern European country

  • A U.S. company in an ICDR arbitration concerning the sale of oil interests in Peru worth US $1 billion to oil companies in Colombia and Korea

  • An Egyptian construction company in a multimillion dollar ICC arbitration concerning the construction and operation of an oil port in Egypt

  • A Latin American oil company in relation to an ICC arbitration concerning the construction of a $500 million biodiesel plant

  • A Latin American oil company in relation to the enforcement of expert determination in price adjustment disputes

  • A majority shareholder in an ICC arbitration concerning the control of a group of Mexican companies with billions of dollars in revenue

  • A large Brazilian conglomerate in an ICC arbitration concerning the sale of the largest coal reserves in Latin America

  • A Spanish telecommunications company in an ICC arbitration in Madrid against a Portuguese company involving a sale purchase agreement for a telecommunications company

  • A U.S. beverage company in a dispute with a Colombian licensee in a multimillion dollar ICC arbitration

  • A U.S. beverage company in an ICC arbitration against a Mexican licensee

  • A Mexican investment firm in claims against a New York bank in connection with the development and financing of a hotel in Mexico

  • A Thai refinery against a Chilean mining company in an ICDR arbitration in New York

  • A UK-based commodities trading company in several arbitrations in New York before the New York Board of Trade

  • A UK commodities trader in a dispute with Mexican buyers

  • Hungary in an ICSID arbitration brought by French investors under the Franco-Hungarian BIT related to the “social vouchers” industry

  • U.S. investors in an ICSID arbitration under the U.S.-Ukraine BIT as a result of Ukraine’s breach of export contracts

  • A Barbadian investor, in an ICSID arbitration against a Latin American sovereign. The aggregate of claims worth $200 million arose from the expropriation of investments in the automotive sector

  • A Spanish investor, in an ICSID arbitration against a Latin America sovereign; the aggregate of claims worth $100 million arose from the expropriation of investments in the banking sector

  • U.S. investors concerning potential claims against Mexico due to reforms in the energy sector

  • U.S. investors concerning potential investment treaty claims against Argentina in relation to investments in the financial sector

  • U.S. investors concerning potential BIT claims against Peru in relation to tax regulations

  • U.S. and Spanish investors concerning claims against a Central America country under CAFTA

Credentials

  • Tulane Law School, LL.M. with honors, 2000
  • Universidad De Los Andes, J.D., 1999
  • Chambers USA, International Arbitration (Nationwide), 2015–2022
  • Chambers Global, International Arbitration (Latin America); International Arbitration (USA), 2016–2022
  • Chambers Latin America, International Arbitration, 2016–2023
  • LatinVex, “Latin America’s Top 100 Lawyers,” 2013–2021
  • Legal 500 “Leading Lawyer”
  • Legal 500 Latin America, International Arbitration, 2019; “Leading Lawyer” in International Arbitration, 2021 and 2022
  • Legal 500 U.S., Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration, 2020–2022
  • Latin Lawyer 250 (Law Business Research, Ltd.), 2020
  • New York
  • “New York as a Seat for International Arbitration,” 8th Annual GAR Live New York, October 2, 2019 (presenter)
  • “3rd ICC Peruvian Arbitration Day,” September 19, 2019 (speaker)