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Mary Hernandez

Mary Tere Hernandez specializes in international arbitration practice and FCPA investigations.  She is particularly focused on serving clients with operations in Latin America.

Ms. Hernández’s arbitration engagements have included high-stakes disputes under the ICSID, ICC, ICDR, and UNCITRAL rules. Her experience in this area includes representation of ExxonMobil in several cases concerning oil facilities in Venezuela, one of the largest international investment disputes in history. Ms. Hernández was also seconded for two years to the international disputes group of ExxonMobil, working on significant arbitration matters during that time.

In the FCPA area, Ms. Hernández has worked on internal investigations and compliance issues on behalf of clients doing business in Latin American countries, including Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico.

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Windstream v. Canada: How Regulatory Winds of Change Affected a Clean Energy Project

A recently-published NAFTA arbitration award in Windstream Energy LLC v. Government of Canada illustrates the perils of investing in clean energy projects in jurisdictions with ever evolving regulatory and policy frameworks.  The case is also a good reminder of the importance of investing in foreign jurisdictions through vehicles incorporated in countries that have adequate investment-protection … Continue Reading