Mr Ricardo Ugarte > Winston & Strawn LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Winston & Strawn LLP
CHICAGO, IL 60601-9703
United States
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Latin America: International firms > International arbitration

Winston & Strawn LLP works on complex ‘bet the company’ international arbitrations, with Latin American disputes representing more than fifth of the firm’s global arbitration caseload. Current matters include representing Dominion Minerals in a dispute with Panama over an investment in a copper and gold mining concession, as well as working with clients in hospitality and oil and gas. Chicago-based Ricardo Ugarte serves as practice chair and specialises in international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations. Sofia Arguello, whose practice encompasses disputes and investigations in Latin America, was promoted to partner in November 2020. However, the firm’s lead Latin American international arbitration lawyer Julissa Reynoso  stepped down to take up a public sector role serving as chief of staff to the First Lady of the United States, Jill Biden.

United States > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Winston & Strawn LLP is recommended by sources for its ‘depth of experience in international treaty arbitrations‘ — the firm is equally capable in commercial disputes. The US practice is spread across the firm’s domestic offices and frequently teams up with teams abroad to provide integrated global advice in multi-jurisdictional cases. The group’s comprehensive sector expertise is also a big draw for clients, and it has recently acted on cases involving the energy, mining and technology sectors, among others. In Chicago, ‘business-oriented‘ group head Ricardo Ugarte acts for an array of corporate and state clients. Houston-based Imad Khan is an ‘excellent senior associate‘.