Nicolás Costábile


Costabile, Nicolas

Nicolás Costábile is an associate in the Litigation/Controversy Department, and is a member of the International Arbitration Practice Group. Mr. Costábile has particular experience with issues relating to Latin American jurisdictions.

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Costábile was a senior associate in the litigation and arbitration team of a South American law firm.

Mr. Costábile teaches the tutorials for the International and Comparative Commercial Arbitration Specialism at Queen Mary University of London.


Professional Activities

Mr. Costábile is a member of the International Bar Association, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and the Uruguayan Bar Association.

Publications & News


November 1, 2017

Argentina's Arbitration Legal Reform: Steps in the Right Direction?

Nicolás Costabile, in this article published by the Kluwer Arbitration Blog, examines the undertaking of economic and political reforms aimed at stimulating private investment and the Argentine government's push for an exhaustive legal reform.

July 27, 2016

Argentina: From International Market Isolation to Promising Opportunities for Investors

After more than a decade of isolation from international financial markets, with a new president in office, Argentina is making significant efforts to get its economy back on track by attracting foreign investment. In this July-August 2016 edition of Commercial Dispute Resolution, pp. 54-57, WilmerHale's Nicolás Costábile outlines the more arbitration-friendly measures being taken.

June 8, 2016

Admissibility of Cassation Recourses against Arbitral Awards in Ecuador: A Backwards Step on the Path towards the Finality of Arbitral Awards?

This article by Nicolás Costábile, published by Kluwer Arbitration Blog, explores: (i) Ecuadorian courts' historic approach to the availability of cassation (recurso de casación) against decisions that resolve annulment proceedings of arbitral awards, (ii) the change of approach taken in the past year, and (iii) its particular impact on the finality principle essential to arbitration.

August 1, 2015

Arbitrating with States and State-Owned Entities in Latin America

An article by Rachael Kent and Nicolás Costábile, published in the July-August 2015 edition of Commercial Dispute Resolution, pp. 66-69.

Speaking Engagements

October 12, 2017

VII Coimbra International Arbitration Conference

Coimbra, Portugal


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LLM, International Business Law, with Merit, Queen Mary, University of London, 2013

Attorney, University of the Republic of Uruguay, 2008

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