UH Law Center’s Investment Arbitration team finishes among top four finalists in competition in Colombia

University of Houston Law Center Research Assistant Professor Julian Cardenas Garcia, left, Mayra Itriago, Ivana Mariles, Maria Cristina Ortegon and Liz Llamas, right.

April 17, 2019 — The University of Houston Law Center’s Investment Arbitration was a semi-finalist at the VI Investment Arbitration Competition which took place from April 8-12 in Bogotá, Colombia. The tournament was conducted entirely in Spanish.

Participants included 3L students Liz Llamas and Maria Cristina Ortegon and 2L Ivana Mariles Toledo. Ortegon received a Speaker Honorable Mention Diploma.

“This year's case involved a natural gas pipeline construction project in Europe, international sanctions, and regulatory changes in the Host-State,” said Law Center Research Assistant Professor Julian Cardenas Garcia. “These competitions not only show the outstanding advocacy skills of our students, but also their bilingual capabilities.”

Carlos Ruiz ‘18 of Heim, Payne & Chorush, Danny Avila II ‘18 of Reed Smith, and Mayra Itriago served as coaches.

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