Agustin Garcia Sanz and Luis Tamborini write about a recent decision by an Argentinean court on the local enforcement of an ICSID award in the 3rd edition of the ICC Argentina Arbitration Bulletin. The article discusses a novel ruling by a first instance court on administrative matters affirming the enforcement of an ICSID award against Argentina. The decision, a first step towards the clarification of the enforcement landscape in Argentina, leaves open questions for future courts to settle about the timeframe for judicial intervention and the potential relevance of public policy considerations that were not engaged in this case.

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Agustin is a partner in the Madrid office. He has been trained in the civil law and common law traditions and has extensive experience of both international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations under the rules of the major arbitral institutions and ad hoc across a variety of jurisdictions, with a particular focus on Latin America, covering a broad range of sectors including infrastructure, energy, oil & gas, public contracts, and regulated industries. Agustin also has extensive experience advising international clients in connection with local administrative and court proceedings, settlement negotiations and contract renegotiations in the context of major disputes in Latin America. Agustin also sits as arbitrator.


Luis is an associate based in the Madrid office.  He has experience in a variety of international commercial arbitrations under several institutional rules in industries including construction, energy, pharmaceutical and banking.  He also has experience advising private parties on matters of public international law. Luis holds an LL.M. from Columbia Law School, where he graduated as a James Kent Scholar, awarded in recognition of outstanding academic achievement.  He also holds a J.D. from the University of Buenos Aires School of Law, where he was awarded a distinction as an outstanding student for his performance in international moot court competitions.  Luis continued coaching university teams in moot court competitions.

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