A member of the FERRERE Litigation and Arbitration team, Soledad Díaz focuses on complex cross-border investment, commercial and corporate dispute resolution, usually for international clients.
She regularly advises on arbitration matters (under ICC, ICSID or other relevant rules), and international procedural law including matters of jurisdiction, arbitration clauses, and recognition of foreign awards and judgments. She also regularly advises on investment disputes and on alternatives to structure foreign investments to achieve protection under different BITs.
She has represented clients in significant corporate and M&A disputes, both in arbitration and litigation. She has advised foreign companies in disputes arising from large-scale construction projects, including the main contractor of a Pulp Mill in an ICC arbitration against the project’s owner and the main contractor in a combined cycle electric plant. She has also acted as counsel in expropriation disputes, injunctions and other provisional remedies as well as in trademark and antitrust actions (such as the dispute over rebroadcast rights for the 2010 World Cup of Soccer in South Africa, and that on free competition in telecommunications at the country’s main airport).
She has broad experience in bank-related disputes. Since 2005 she has been a member of the team defending international financial institutions in over 50 claims and two arbitrations arising out of the 2002 banking crisis in Uruguay, for an amount in excess of 1.6 billion dollars. She also successfully represented banks in client claims deriving from the Bernard Madoff fraud and from the 2008 financial crisis. Chambers Latin America 2014 stated that the clients describe Soledad Díaz as “very analitical, knowledgable about her client´s matters and a very humble lawyer” and Legal 500 says she has “excellent potential in the arbitration field”.
She is the author of the book “Remedios contra la fusión: Impugnacion y resarcimiento” (Remedies in merger contexts: challenges and action damages) published by Thomson Reuters, Civitas, in Madrid in 2015. She has also published numerous articles in Uruguay and abroad on procedural law, arbitration, international commercial litigation and bankruptcy. She wrote the “Evidence” Section of the Commentary on a National Procedural Code in which she worked with Professors Santiago Garderes and Gabriel Valentín (published by La Ley, Thomson Reuters, 2012).
In 2012 she was a Research Associate at Queen Mary University of London (Centre for Commercial Legal Studies). In 2013 she was awarded a Doctoral Scholarship by The Hague Academy of International Law. In 2010 and 2011 she was awarded the Giner de los Ríos scholarship for Visiting Professors at Universidad de Alcalá (Madrid). In 2012, she was also granted a scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science to teach a seminar for LLM students. Since 2006 she has been an Assistant Professor in Procedural Law at Universidad de la República (Uruguay), and since 2010 also at Universidad Católica (Uruguay).
She is a member of the Jurisprudence Annuary editorial team for Revista Uruguaya de Derecho Procesal (Uruguayan Procedural Law Review).
- BA Arbitration Review
- Arbitral Women
- Ibero-American Procedural Law Institute
- Latin American Arbitration Association
- London Court of International Arbitration
- Spanish Arbitration Club - Río de la Plata Division
- Uruguayan Procedural Law Institute