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Rebeca E. Mosquera


Rebeca represents U.S. and international clients, including energy, maritime transportation, construction, and telecommunication services companies in complex commercial disputes. She is a dual-qualified lawyer in the Republic of Panama and New York. 

Rebeca’s practice focuses on a variety of cross-border disputes and international arbitrations involving countries and companies in Europe, Latin America, and the United States. She has strong oil and gas industry experience stemming from her work with Royal Dutch Shell, and she is also an active counsel in matters involving corporate governance, international contracts, and international trade law.

Rebeca is a frequent speaker on topics related to international arbitration and the promotion of women in dispute resolution, and her publications have appeared in noted international journals. She currently serves as a board member of Covenant House International – Latin American Program. Rebeca is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Rebeca has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as a Future Leader in Arbitration, and as a Leader in Arbitration by Who’s Who Legal: Florida.  Latinvex has listed Rebeca as one of Latin America's Top 100 Female Lawyers.

NOTABLE WORK

UNCITRAL Arbitration: Representation of a U.S. investor in an investment arbitration arising out of the violation of rights to oil drilling and extraction operations, and other related violations to the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (UNCITRAL/PCA; Seat: Paris).

Confidential Commercial Arbitration: Representation of a renewable energy provider in a dispute arising out of violations of a concession agreement for the construction and operation of a renewable energy project (ICC; Seat: Miami, Florida).

FINRA Arbitration: Representation of Ecuadorian investors in a mass claim against two U.S. brokerage firms in a dispute relating to the issuance of mutual funds and bonds (FINRA Arbitration Procedures Customer Code).

Confidential Commercial Arbitration: Representation of a technology and service provider company in a dispute arising out of a breach of a joint venture agreement (ICDR; Seat: Puerto Rico).

Oil and Gas Pipelines Dispute: Representation of a United Kingdom seabed-to-surface engineering, construction and services contractor in the assessment of contractual claims arising out of the construction of oil and gas pipelines in Latin America (ICC).

ICSID Arbitration: Representation of a U.S. investor in a dispute arising out of the revocation of rights to wireless spectrum frequencies and related violations to the United States-Uruguay Bilateral Investment Treaty (ICSID; Seat: Washington, D.C.).

Corporate Governance and Maritime Transportation: Representation of a Taiwan-based shipping and transportation company on the application of Panamanian corporate law.

PUBLISHED WORK AND LECTURES

  • ArbitralWomen, The New York International Arbitration Center, Hogan Lovells, and the International Center for Dispute Resolution Event, Speaker, ”Networking in the New Normal:  Staying Engaged,” March 3, 2021
  • Centro de Conciliación y Arbitraje de Panamá, Speaker, "Workshop de Arbitraje:  Perfeccionamiento y Ejecución de los Roles en el Arbitraje," February 23, 2021 
  • ArbitralWomen, The New York International Arbitration Center, Hogan Lovells, and the International Center for Dispute Resolution Event, Host, Speaker ”Networking in the New Normal,” December 1, 2020
  • Guatemala Chapter, Spanish Arbitration Club(CEA) Diversity Event, Speaker, “Diversity in Post-Pandemic Arbitration: Opportunity for New Faces,” August 27, 2020
  • American Bar Association, Section of Dispute Resolution, 22nd Annual Spring Conference (virtual), Speaker, “Developing an Inclusive Mindset for ADR,” May 21, 2020
  • University of Miami School of Law, Young ICCA Workshop, Steering Committee Member, “Provisional Measures in International Arbitration,” November 7, 2019
  • Costa Rican Young Arbitrators, 2019 Arbitration Day, Panelist, “Soft Law in International Arbitration,” October 4, 2019
  • NYU School of Law, Brazilian Arbitration Day 2019, Panelist, “Third Party Funding’s Main Challenges,” September 6, 2019
  • International Chambers of Commerce (ICC), 100 Years Commemorative Magazine, ”Third Party Funding: Conflict of Interest and Privilege Issues,” September 2019
  • The Georgetown International Arbitration Society, 6th Annual International Arbitration Month at Georgetown Law Center, Moderator, “Third Party Funding in International Arbitration,” February 26, 2018
  • Métodos Alternos de Solución de Conflictos en Panamá, “La Obtención de Evidencia Bajo la Sección 1782 del Título 28 del Código de los Estados Unidos y su Uso en Disputas Internacionales,” Revista CESCON, 2018
  • YAG CESCON, Primer Encuentro Internacional de Actualización, Panelist, “La Ejecución de Laudos Arbitrales en los Estados Unidos,”  January 31, 2018
  • ICC PANARB 2018 sobre “Como Lograr efectividad en el Arbitraje? Compartiendo Experiencias de la ICC,” Panelist, ICC YAF: “Contratación Con el Estado: Un Conflicto Recurrente.  Reflexiones Conceptuales y Practicas.”  January 29, 2018
  • International Arbitration in the United States, "28 U.S.C. Section 1782: U.S. Discovery in Aid of International Arbitration Proceedings," edited by Laurence Shore et al. Kluwer Law International, 2017 
  • Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem, "De volta a corte judicial apos a realizacao da arbitragem,” EUA. Corte de Apelação do 9º Circuito. Caso n. 1356624. J. 15.06.2016.  Volume 14, Issue 53, 2017
  • ICC YAF sobre “La Legitimidad del Arbitraje Internacional y su Coexistencia con la Jurisdicción Ordinaria,” Panelist, “¿Cómo Determinar la Conveniencia de una Cláusula Arbitral en los Contratos Comerciales vs. la Jurisdicción Ordinaria?" May 25, 2017
  • Asian Dispute Review, ”Pitfalls that Chinese Parties Should Avoid in Arbitration Against Non-Chinese Parties,” January 2017
  • Summary, The Young ICCA Arbitration Skills Training Workshop, ”Making the Most out of a Hearing,” Buenos Aires, Argentina, Young ICCA, November 2016
  • ICDR Conference in Transparency in International Arbitration, Panelist, “Whether Arbitrators Have or Should Have a Duty to Report Crimes?” November 3, 2016
  • Efficiency of Arbitration: Party Autonomy and its Limits Conference, Panelist, “Taking of Evidence – Pros and Cons of Document Production,” March 18, 2016
  • ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) for the Business Conference, Panelist, “Why Companies Should Choose Arbitration? And How to Convince your Counterparty to Agree to an Arbitration Clause in the Contract?” March 3, 2016
  • New York University’s International Arbitration Association and Law Women Association,  Panelist, “Ups and Downs in Your Career as a Woman Attorney in International Arbitration,” March 1, 2016
  • Concise International Arbitration, ”A Commentary on the International Centre for Dispute Resolution International Arbitration Rules,” 2nd ed., 2015

AFFILIATIONS

  • ArbitralWomen, Board Member, 2020-2022
  • ICCA, Member
  • Young ICCA, Member
  • New York City Bar Association: Arbitration Committee, Affiliate Member; International Law Committee, Member

PEERS AND CLIENTS SAY

 

"Rebeca is a rising star in the field of international arbitration"
 "Highly skilled and very sharp with arguments"
 "Rebeca's work is a result of her exhausting and caring dedication to high-quality results for her clients" 

"Her practice in arbitration is of great excellence"
 "and she is undoubtedly one of the names to be regarded for arbitration in the US"

“thorough, committed and extremely good with clients”

“Her attention to the human element separates her from the competition.”

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