Hernández & Cía. Abogados boosts its Arbitration practice with incorporation of new partner

With this lateral hire, Hernández & Cía. Abogados hits its third strike in the past 8 months.

Caterina Miró Quesada, 39, joined the Firm in March, coming directly from White & Case LLP, Washington D.C. office (law firm with one of the strongest Arbitration practices worldwide), where she worked as an International Associate for the past 4 years & White & Case LLP, Mexico City office, where she worked as an associate for two years (2014-2016). Prior to that, she worked at Estudio Echecopar Abogados, Lima, Peru for seven straight years.


Attorney at Law by University of Lima, graduated with honors (Cum Laude) in 2007

Law Degree (J.D equivalent), top 1/5 of graduating class, ranked 12 out of 83 graduates in 2006; University of Houston Law Center, Foreign Scholars LL.M with a Certificate in Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Law, May 2011; Admitted to the NY Bar Association in 2018: Caterina has 14 years of sound experience advising foreign sovereigns and private investors in relation to arbitrations arising under contracts and investment treaties before ICSID, and commercial disputes before the ICC, CIAC, among others, with a focus on International Arbitration in Latin America. These cases have spanned various substantive areas, including energy and infrastructure, among others.


Her expertise lays on advising clients on strategies and preparedness for litigation and negotiation as well as experience advising public sector clients on policies and strategies in the context of dispute resolution, including identifying potential conflicts of interest and proposing strategies to mitigate them, if any.


Caterina will co-lead the Arbitration team, alongside experienced partner Jorge Luis Zubiate, boosting the Firm´s practice area to a top-notch, international high-level standard. With 14 years of sound legal experience rooted on her early years of regulation of public services, energy, and infrastructure, she has participated in high-profile both national and international arbitrations with emphasis in Latin American cases, in the past 10 years.


Most relevant cases:


  • Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC) et. al., v. the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), in ICC arbitrations regarding the construction of new locks at the Panama Canal.
  • Consorcio GyM S.A. – Conciviles (Perú) 2. GyM S.A. (Perú) 3. Conciviles Perú S.A.C. (Perú).
  • Contugas S.A.C. (Perú) 2. Empresa de Energía de Bogotá S.A. ESP (Colombia), international arbitration before ICC, regarding a gas pipeline Project in Peru.
  • DP World Callao S.R.L., P&O Dover (Holding) Limited, and the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company v. Republic of Peru, international arbitration before ICSID, regarding pier concession agreements.
  • Aguaytía Energy v. Perupetro, international arbitration before CIAC, regarding a hydrocarbon license agreement in Peru.

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