PAUL ARRIGHI

Name: Paul Fabien ARRIGHI BUSTAMANTE

Date of birth: 6 October, 1956

Place of birth: Montevideo, Uruguay

Nationalities : Uruguayan/French

Office address : Juan Carlos Gómez 1445, Oficina 201, Montevideo (11000), Tel: (598) 2915 9591 , Cel: (598) 99 920 954 

Email: parrighi@amsabogados.com.uy

Profession: Lawyer, 1981, School of Law & Social Sciences,
University of the Republic, Uruguay

Languages: Spanish (mother’s native tongue), French (father’s native tongue), English (fluent) – Portuguese (basic)

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PAUL ARRIGHI

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 

His professional practice consists of legal counseling and pleading at Uruguayan courts, in commercial, civil, administrative, and private international law matters.

He has been permanent legal counselor for several companies in Uruguay, related to different areas, such as: airport and port concessions, public transport services, oil exploration, viticulture, electronics, biomedicine, distribution and logistics.

 

2007–2019: Legal counselor and representative of Schuepbach Energy LLC (USA), which is developing onshore hydrocarbon exploration activities in Uruguay, under two exploration and exploitation contracts entered into with the Uruguayan State.

2012: Legal counsel of the Ministry of Education and Culture for the creation of the 'Museo del Tiempo' (Museum of Time).

2004: Local counsel for all legal procedures associated to the creation of the 'Institut Pasteur de Montevideo' in Uruguay.

2004 – to date: Legal counsel of 'Institut Pasteur de Montevideo'.

1998–1999: Member of the consultant team of FIEL Consultants to engage in the 'Development and Implementation of the New Institutional and Regulatory Framework for the Liquid Fuel and Natural Gas Industry' for the Ministry of Industry, Power, and Mining.

1997–1998: Consultant for the Ministry of Economy and Finance, subject to the 'Technical Cooperation and Reimbursable Agreement Nº815/OC-UR, between the Republic of Uruguay and the Inter-American Development Bank, in order to fund the Customs Authority Modernization Program'.

1993–2008: Former permanent legal counsel for 'Consorcio Aeropuertos Internacionales S.A.', concessionary of the International Airport of Punta del Este.

1991: External legal consultant for 'Compañía del Gas y Dique Seco de Montevideo Limitada', hired for the preparation of a solicitation document for the company's possible privatization of its services.

1986–2015: Legal counsel for the Embassy of France in Uruguay.

 

 

ADVISES COMPANIES

Currently permanent advisor of the following companies in Uruguay:

  • Terminal Cuenca del Plata S.A. (concessionaire of the container terminal of the port of Montevideo)

  • Nelsury S.A. (port operator of the Katoen Natie Group)

  • Seaport Terminals S.A. (specialized operator of the container terminal of the port of Montevideo and logistics)

  • Compañía Oriental de Transporte S.A. (road passenger transportation service)

  • Asutil (Association of free shops in airports)

  • Institut Pasteur de Montevideo (biomedicine, scientific research)

  • Trigall Genetics S.A. (wheat biotechnology)

  • More Money Transfers S.A. (international remittances)

 

Other companies he provided advice in the past 

  • Philips Uruguay S.A. (electronics)

  • Establecimiento Juanicó S.A. (viticulture)

  • Almena S.A. (distribution)

  • Schuepbach Energy (exploration onshore of oil)

  • Consorcio Aeropuertos Internacionales S.A. (Punta del Este airport concessionaire)

  • El Día S.A. (press)

  • Belt S.A. (maritime passenger transport between Uruguay and Argentina).

ARBITRATION 

He acts as arbitrator, legal expert and lawyer of domestic and international arbitrations.

He integrates the list of arbitrators of several centers of dispute resolution:

  • International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)

  • Iberoamerican Center of Arbitration (CIAR)

  • Center of Conciliation and Arbitration (Chamber of International Arbitration for the Mercosur) of the Chamber of Commerce and Services of Montevideo, Uruguay.

  • Center of Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce of Lima (CCL)

 

  • 2000-2015: Member of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (Paris).

  • Member of the group that drafted the International Commercial Arbitration Law, passed on July of 2018 (Law number 19.636).

  • Member of the Institute of World Business Law, International Chamber of Commerce.

  • Member of the Board of the 'Centro de Conciliación y Arbitraje de la Bolsa de Comercio de Montevideo, Corte de Arbitraje Internacional para el Mercosur' (Arbitration and Conciliation Center of the Montevideo Stock Exchange, International Arbitration Court for the Mercosur).

  • 2000-2002: Coordinator of the Uruguayan delegation in the 'Grupo de Alto Nivel para el Perfeccionamiento del Sistema de Solución de Controversias del Mercosur' (High Level Group for the Improvement of Mercosur's Dispute Settlement System), which concluded with the drafting of the 'Protocolo de Olivos', signed by the Mercosur’s countries.

 

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES 

  • Lecturer on the ICC YAF Conference "Particularidades y desafíos de los arbitrajes con partes estatales involucradas" (Specific characteristics and challenges of arbitrations with State parties involved), Montevideo, December 2019

  • Lecturer on the ''Seminario Internacional – Comercio Internacional, Inversión y Arbitraje'', Montevideo, 11 March 2019.

  • Associate member of the “Académie Internationale de Droit Comparé'. July, 2015.

  • Lecturer on 'Reconocimiento y Ejecución de Laudos Arbitrales Extranjeros' (Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards) at the '41º Curso Externo de la Academia de Derecho Internacional de La Haya' (41st Session of the External Program of The Hague Academy of International Law), Montevideo, November 2015.

  • Rapporteur for Uruguay on the topic: 'The Interpretation and Application of the New York Convention at National Level' at the International Academy of Comparative Law, Vienna Congress 2014.

  • Lecturer at the 'Journées franco sudaméricaines de droit comparé' – 'Codification du droit privé et évolution du droit de l'Arbitrage' (French – South American Seminars on Comparative Law - The codification of private law and the evolution of arbitration law), Société de Législation Comparée (Comparative Law Society), Paris, October 3-4, 2013.

  • Lecturer at the I, II and III 'Segundo Encuentro de Alto Nivel sobre el Rol de la Judicatura en el Arbitraje Comercial Internacional' (Second High Level Meeting on the Role of the Judiciary in International Commercial Arbitration), organized by the Organization of American States, Miami, January 2013; Santiago de Chile, December 2013; Montevideo, March 2014.

  • Country Rapporteur of Uruguay in the 'ICC Guide to National Rules of Procedure for Recognition and Enforcement of New York Convention Awards Under the New York Convention', Commission of Arbitrations, International Chamber of Commerce, Editions 2008 and 2012 (3rd. edition is in process of being published).

  • Lecturer in events related to the ICC Rules of Arbitration 2012.

  • Lecturer on 'El arbitraje comercial internacional en las Américas a treinta y cinco años de la Convención de Panamá' (International Commercial Arbitration in the Americas thirty five years after the Panama Convention) at the Organization of American States' Course of International Law, Rio de Janeiro, August 2010.

  • Lecturer: 'Conferencia Latinoamericana de Arbitraje', from 2009 to 2019.

  • Lecturer at the 'Curso Teórico-Práctico sobre Arbitraje Comercial interno e internacional' (Theoretical-Practical Course on Domestic and International Commercial Arbitration) in 'Cámara Nacional de Comercio y Servicios de Montevideo' (National Chamber of Commerce and Services of Montevideo), August – September 2009.

  • Lecturer on ICC Arbitration Rules and Practice in the Course organized by the 'Universidad del Pacífico' and 'Centro Internacional de Arbitraje AmCham Perú' (AmCham International Arbitration Center of Peru) in Lima, Peru, December 2009.

  • Lecturer at the Conference on International Commercial Arbitration organized by 'Cámara de Comercio y Servicios de Uruguay' (Chamber of Trade and Services of Uruguay) and the International Chamber of Commerce in March 2009.

  • Professor of International Commercial Arbitration at the Post Graduate course of International Private Law at the University 'Laica Eloy Alfaro de Manabí' of Manta, Ecuador, April 2008.

  • Lecturer at the seminary: 'Curso Avanzado de Entrenamiento en Solución de Controversias en Inversiones' (Advanced Training Course on Settlement of Investment Disputes), organized by UNCTAD (United Nations) and the Organization of American States from November 21 to November 30, 2007, Montevideo.

  • Lecturer on International Commercial Arbitration issues and the arbitration course organized in 2006 by the Uruguayan Bar Association.

  • Speaker at the Second International Congress on International Arbitration, held in Miami and organized by the Arbitration Court of the International Chamber of Commerce in 2005.

  • Presenter at several conferences organized by the Uruguayan Chamber of Trade and Services on international commercial arbitration in 2004 and 2005.

  • Professor at the Post Graduate course of International Commercial Arbitration at the School of Law of the University of the Republic in 2004.

  • Lecturer on International Private Law issues at several events, namely: the First International Symposium on Civil Liability in connection with Land Transportation, 1987; the Congress of the Latin American Banks Federation, 1989; Conferences at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1989-1990; and the First Congress on Transportation Law, 1999).

  • Member of the International Private Law Institute at the School of Law, University of the Republic.

  • Former Candidate to Rank II Professor (Assistant Professor) for the International Private Law Chair at the School of Law, University of the Republic.

  • Member of the group in charge of drafting the 'General Act on International Private Law', which is currently under study for approval at the Uruguayan Parliament.
     

PUBLISHED WORKS 
 

  • 'Primer análisis comparativo de las recientes leyes de arbitraje commercial internacional de Argentina y Uruguay'. (First comparative analysis of the recent international commercial arbitration laws of Argentina and Uruguay). Revista Argentina de Arbitraje No 4, November 2019.

  • Revue de l’arbitrage No1. 2019. 'La loi uruguayenne sur l’arbitrage comercial international', (Uruguayan law of international commercial arbitration).

  • Revista del Colegio de Abogados del Uruguay: Tribuna del Abogado (Uruguayan Bar Magazine: Tribuna del Abogado), No 207, June/July 2018 (pubs.), 'Uruguay aprobó la Ley 19.636 de Arbitraje Comercial Internacional' (Uruguay passed the 19.636 law of International Commercial Arbitration).

  • Revista Uruguaya de Derecho Internacional Privado (Uruguayan Journal of International Private Law) No 9, 2017, 'Notas sobre la internacionalidad del arbitraje en el derecho uruguayo' (Notes on the internationality of Arbitration in Uruguayan Law).

  • Doctrina y Jurisprudencia de Derecho Civil (Scholars and Case Law on Civil Law) Year V, Vol V, Fundación de Cultura Universitaria (pubs.), 2018, 'Notas sobre el deber de mitigar el daño en el arbitraje comercial internacional' (Notes on the duty to mitigate in international commercial arbitration).

  • “Interpretation and Application of the New York Convention in Uruguay”, in "Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards". "The Interpretation and Application of the New York Convention by National Courts", Vol. 23, International Academy of Comparative Law, Springer 2017.

  • Doctrina y Jurisprudencia de Derecho Civil (Scholars and Case Law on Civil Law), Year V, Vol. V, Fundación de Cultura Universitaria (pubs.), 2017, 'El principio de buena fe en el arbitraje' (The principle of good faith in Arbitration).

  • Doctrina y Jurisprudencia de Derecho Civil (Scholars and Case Law on Civil Law), Year IV, Vol. IV, Fundación de Cultura Universitaria (pubs.), 2016, 'La interpretación de las cláusulas arbitrales' (The interpretation of arbitral clauses).

  • Revista del Colegio de Abogados del Uruguay: Tribuna del Abogado (Uruguayan Bar Magazine: Tribuna del Abogado), No 194, August – October 2015 (jointly with Dra. Ana María Guzmán), 'La sentencia extranjera ante la Suprema Corte de Justicia' (The foreign decision before the Supreme Court of Justice).

  • Doctrina y Jurisprudencia de Derecho Civil (Doctrine and Case Law of Civil Law), Year III, Vol. III, FCU (pub.), 2015, 'Apuntes sobre la interpretación del contrato en el arbitraje comercial internacional' (Notes on the interpretation of the contract in international commercial arbitration).

  • Revista Judicatura: Asociación de Magistrados del Uruguay (Judicatura Magazine: Uruguayan Judges’ Association), No 56, July 2014, 'Situación actual del arbitraje nacional e internacional en Uruguay' Aspectos procesales y rol de los jueces en el arbitraje' (Current situation of domestic and international arbitration in Uruguay. Procedural issues and judges’ rol in arbitration).

  • Revista del Colegio de Abogados del Uruguay: Tribuna del Abogado (Uruguayan Bar Magazine: Tribuna del Abogado), No 186, January - February 2014, 'Reconocimiento y ejecución de laudos arbitrales extranjeros en Uruguay' (Recognition and execution of foreign arbitral awards in Uruguay).

  • Arbitraje Internacional: Pasado, presente y futuro. Libro homenaje a Bernardo Cremades e Yves Derains (International Arbitration: Past, Present and Future. Tribute to Bernardo Cremades e Yves Derains), Vol. I, 1st Edition, Instituto Peruano de Arbitraje (Peruvian Arbitration Institute), 2013, 'La anulación de laudos internacionales en Uruguay. Una interesante experiencia de cultura jurídica' (The annulment of international awards in Uruguay. An interesting experience of juridical culture).

  • Revista del Colegio de Abogados del Uruguay: Tribuna del Abogado (Uruguayan Bar Magazine: Tribuna del Abogado), No 184, August - September 2013 (jointly with Dr. Agustín Medero), 'Philip Morris vs Uruguay. El laudo del 2 de julio 2013' (Philip Morris vs Uruguay. The award dated July 2, 2013).

  • La reconnaissance et l’exécution des sentences arbitrales étrangéres en Amérique du Sud, in La codification du droit privé et évolution du droit de l'arbitrage (The codification of private law and the evolution of arbitration law), Société de Législation Comparée (Comparative Law Society), Collection Colloques, V. 21, 2013, 'La reconnaissance el l'exécution des sentences arbitrales étrangères en Amérique du Sud' (The recognition and execution of foreign arbitral awards in South America).

  • Curso de Derecho Internacional (Course on International Law), XXXVII, 2010, Inter-american Juridical Committee (Organization of American States), 'El arbitraje comercial internacional en las Américas a treinta y cinco años de la Convención de Panamá' (International Commercial Arbitration in the Americas to thirty-five years of the Panama Convention).

  • CMS Guide to Arbitration, 2009, 'Arbitration in Uruguay' (co-author).

  • Revista del Colegio de Abogados del Uruguay: Tribuna del Abogado (Uruguayan Bar Magazine: Tribuna del Abogado), No. 134, August - September 2003, 'Un fallo de gran trascendencia nacional e internacional en materia de Arbitraje' (A decision of national and international great importance on Arbitration).

  • Revista Uruguaya de Derecho Internacional Privado (Uruguayan Journal of International Private Law), Year IV, No. 4, 2001, 'Jurisprudencia Uruguaya Actual de Derecho Internacional Privado. Fallos de la Suprema Corte de Justicia' (Uruguayan Current Case Law on International Private Law. Decisions issued by the Supreme Court of Justice. Execution of foreign awards).

  • Revista Uruguaya de Derecho Internacional Privado (Uruguayan Journal of International Private Law), Year III, No. 3, 1999, 'Jurisprudencia Uruguaya Actual de Derecho Internacional Privado. Derecho Procesal Internacional' (Uruguayan Current Case Law on International Procedure Law).

  • Revista Uruguaya de Derecho Internacional Privado (Uruguayan Journal of International Private Law), Year II, No. 2, 1998, 'Jurisprudencia Uruguaya Actual de Derecho Internacional Privado. Derecho Civil Internacional' (Uruguayan Current Case Law on International Private Law. International Civil Law).

  • Revista de la Federación Latinoamericana de Bancos (Latin American Federation of Banks Journal), No. 75, December 1989, 'La Convención de letra de cambio y pagaré internacional. Legislación regional en materia de letra de cambio' (Convention on International Bills of Exchange and International Promissory Notes. Regional legislation on bills of exchange).

  • Revista Uruguaya de Estudios Administrativos, (Uruguayan Journal of Administrative Studies), V.II, No. 2, July - December 1980, Acali (pubs.), 'Daño moral. Reajuste de las deudas de las personas públicas' (Non-material damage. Re-adjustment of public entities’ debts).