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Victoria Narancio *

Counsel

Narancio, Victoria

Victoria Narancio focuses her practice on international arbitration and dispute resolution. Ms. Narancio's international arbitration practice includes representation in both institutional and ad hoc arbitrations (including under the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, NAI and UNCITRAL rules) sited in both common and civil law jurisdictions, and has particular experience with issues relating to Latin American jurisdictions. Ms. Narancio's international commercial arbitration practice covers a wide range of industries, including construction, insurance, financial services, oil and gas and energy. 

Ms. Narancio has also acted in pro bono matters with the Media Legal Defence Initiative, notably  representing Lohé Issa Konaté in the first freedom of expression case in the African Court on Human and People's Rights.

Ms. Narancio publishes regularly on topical issues of international arbitration law and practice. She is an assistant editor of the Journal of International Arbitration (Kluwer Law). Ms. Narancio has taught international commercial arbitration courses at the Centre for Transnational Legal Services (Georgetown University) in London and at the Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP).


*Admitted as a Solicitor in Uruguay.

Recent Highlights

Ms. Narancio has recently acted for clients in relation to the following issues:

  • Representing a US oil company in a political risk insurance dispute (involving two Latin American states) under LCIA Rules
  • Representing a Brazilian company in connection with a license agreement dispute under ICC Rules
  • Representing a Latin American company in an ICC arbitration in relation to a gas balancing agreement
  • Representing an Austrian company in two ICC arbitrations concerning the largest construction project in the history of Uruguay

Honors & Awards

Ms. Narancio was recognized as a "Future Leader" in the 2018 edition of Who's Who Legal: Arbitration.

Publications & News

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December 8, 2017

Who's Who Legal: Arbitration Recognizes 18 WilmerHale Lawyers in 2018 Edition

The 2018 edition of Who's Who Legal: Arbitration has recognized 18 WilmerHale lawyers for their industry-leading experience in international arbitration.

August 8, 2016

Colombia: New Presidential Directive Seeks to Increase Government Oversight Over Arbitration Agreements and the Arbitral Selection Process

An article by Victoria Narancio and Laura Galindo-Romero, published in the Journal of International Arbitration, Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 417-423.

June 6, 2016

Firm Achieves Significant Judgment in Landmark Free Speech Case at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

On Friday, 3 June 2016, the firm's international arbitration and litigation practice obtained another significant judgment from the African Court of Human and People's Rights in Konaté v. Burkina Faso—the first freedom of expression case in the Court's history.

May 12, 2016

Revista Comercialista

This issue of Revista Comercialista (Vol. 6, No. 15, 2016) includes an interview with Gary Born, in which he talks about important issues relating to international commercial arbitration, and “Optional, Blank and Combined Arbitration Agreements: Analysis of the Superior Tribunal de Justiça's Judgment in Graal v. Kieppe,” an article co-authored by Victoria Narancio.

October 14, 2015

"A Day with Gary Born" in São Paulo, Brazil

Gary Born was recently the guest of honor at "A Day with Gary Born" and other international arbitration events in São Paulo, Brazil.

July 6, 2015

New investment agreements in Brazil creating opportunities

An article featuring commentary from Gary Born and Victoria Narancio, published in the abstract Special focus: Latin America from Iberian Lawyer, July/August 2015.

May 4, 2015

Brief Account on the 9th Latin American Congress of Arbitration: Dogmatism and Pragmatism in Arbitration

An article discussing the April 28, 2015 event that featured Victoria Narancio as a speaker, published by Kluwer Arbitration, May 2015.

March 13, 2015

Columbia University Honors Konaté Decision as Winner of Global Freedom of Expression Prize

WilmerHale is proud to congratulate its pro bono partner, the Media Legal Defence Initiative, on being named a recipient of Columbia University's inaugural Global Freedom of Expression Prize for Excellence in Legal Services for its representation of journalist Lohé Issa Konaté.

December 5, 2014

Firm’s International Dispute Resolution Group Helps Obtain Victory in Landmark Free Speech Case at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

The firm's international arbitration and litigation practice obtained a significant judgment from the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights—the highest court in the African Union—in the first freedom of expression case in the Court's history.

July 16, 2014

Latin America: Expert View: Drafting Arbitration Agreements

An article by Duncan Speller and Victoria Narancio, published in the July-August 2014 edition of Commercial Dispute Resolution, pp. 46-48.  

Speaking Engagements

April 27-29, 2016

10th Latin American Arbitration Conference

Lima, Peru

December 1, 2015

ICC Young Arbitrators Forum Meets ICC UK

London, United Kingdom

October 5, 2015

A Day with Gary Born

São Paulo, Brazil

April 28, 2015

IPA and CEA Present: Dogmatism and Pragmatism in Arbitration

Lima, Peru

February 22, 2015

ICC YAF: A practical vision of the ICC Dispute Board Rules

San José, Costa Rica

Professional Activities

Ms. Narancio is a member of the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG), ICDR Young, Young ICCA, International and Arbitral Women, Latin American Arbitration Association (ALARB), and Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA).

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Education

Attorney, University of Montevideo, Uruguay, 2011

Bar Admissions

Uruguay

Languages

Spanish

English

Portuguese

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