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Latin American Arbitration and Investment Featured in New Book by White & Case Partner

Latin American Arbitration and Investment Featured in New Book by White & Case Partner

White & Case Partner and Head of the Firm's Latin American Arbitration Practice Group, Jonathan C. Hamilton, has edited a new book on Latin American arbitration and investment, providing a new resource for investors, states, and counsel.

The book, titled Latin American Investment Protections: Comparative Perspectives on Laws, Treaties, and Disputes for Investors, States, and Counsel, is published by Martinus Nijhoff and is available through booksellers, online, and directly from the publisher at

Spanning more than 600 pages, the book provides a country-by-country discussion of legal protections, dispute resolution, and arbitration relating to foreign investment in Latin America.

"Latin American Investment Protections is the result of years of collaboration with authors from 18 countries across the Americas," commented Hamilton. "The result is a unique comparative analysis of legal frameworks and case precedents demonstrating how investment protections have evolved in the region."

Based in Washington, DC, Hamilton commenced his career in the New York office and previously was based in the Mexico City office. He also is the editor of the Survey of Latin American Arbitral Institutions and Latin Arbitration Law, each available at

"Jonathan's book is a comprehensive resource for in-house legal departments, government officials and law firm counsel, including invaluable insights into the critical markets of Brazil and Mexico," commented Donald Baker, Head of the Latin American Practice at White & Case.

Key features of the book include:

(1) The first treatise to survey more than 160 Latin American investment disputes filed over the past two decade
(2) A comparative analysis of 18 Latin American jurisdictions with country-specific surveys of investment laws, legal stability, institutions, and treaties
(3) Assessments of Latin American arbitration and dispute resolution mechanisms
(4) A combination of local and global analysis on the complex and changing landscape of investment protections
(5) Policy analysis on Latin American investment, economic development, the rule of law, and dispute resolution
(6) Edited and authored by leading experts from across the Americas who combine deep familiarity in specific jurisdictions with significant international experience

In addition to Hamilton, the editorial team also included coordinating editor Petr Polášek, an associate at White & Case, as well as other current and former members of the White & Case Latin American arbitration team.

"The book's approach will interest corporate representatives, policymakers, transactional- and disputes-focused counsel, non-governmental organizations, arbitral institutions, academics, and all interested in the past, present and future of Latin America," Hamilton added.

White & Case is ranked tier one in Latin American arbitration by leading legal publications, which describe the practice as "a powerhouse at the forefront of Latin American international arbitration." The practice was recently recognized for the Latin Lawyer Dispute of the Year 2011 and OGEMID Decision of the Year 2012.

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