Managing political risks in Latin America – arbitration, diplomacy and insurance as solutions

Our seminar will discuss the challenges and opportunities that arise when managing political risks in Latin America and explore how these risks may be hedged through legal, political and insurance instruments. 

 In doing so, our speakers will consider the strategies that investors can employ to limit their potential exposure while explaining how these mechanisms may complement each other to achieve commercially beneficial outcomes.

Date: 15.06.21

Time: 17.00 CET

Duration 1h

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Corina Monaghan

Corina is the Head of Political Risk & Credit, Americas for Validus Specialty. In her role, she leads the underwriting of political risk and credit insurance in NYC on behalf of Talbot, a strong and well respected Lloyd’s of London syndicate in the Political Risk & Credit space and other specialty lines. 

 Having, among others, lived in Brazil and the Caribbean for several years enabled Corina to develop a hands-on understanding of emerging markets. Corina focuses on facilitating domestic and cross-border finance, trade and investment. In addition, Corina is skilled in contract analysis, credit and political risks consulting and crisis management. She further counts with vast experience in the dealing of short and medium-term structured trades, receivables and project finance, PPPs, construction, real estate, equity investments and commodities.

Ignacio Madalena


Ignacio is a Counsel at White & Case Madrid. Licensed in New York, England & Wales, and Spain, Ignacio’s practice focuses on investment treaty arbitration, acting for infrastructure funds and multinational corporations in proceedings in English or Spanish under the ICSID Convention and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. He has represented clients in claims brought under investment treaties (including the Energy Charter Treaty), foreign investment laws and investment agreements, in a broad range of industries and sectors, such as renewable energy, electricity, oil & gas, construction & engineering, telecommunications and banking.

Ignacio regularly speaks on arbitration matters and has numerous publications in the field of international arbitration. Recent publications include: „Función y Deberes del Árbitro“ („Role and Duties of an Arbitrator“), „Medidas Regulatorias y Expropiación“ („Regulatory Measures and Expropriation“), „Disputes Arising from Concession Agreements in Latin America“ and „Dispute Avoidance and Management in Construction and Engineering Projects“.

Matthew McGrath

Matthew L. McGrath is the Founder & Managing Director of Emissary, having founded the firm in late 2018 with the view that top-tier investors should be as NPV-driven in managing their disputes as they are in their investments. 

 Matt serves as chief executive of the firm, setting overall direction, leading client engagements, and building the team and network. His clients include major business families from the United States, United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East, as well as investors in private equity, energy, infrastructure and international arbitration claims. 

Previously, Matt spent nine years with the Albright Stonebridge Group (ASG), a global strategy and commercial diplomacy firm in Washington, D.C., founded by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright, former U.S. National Security Advisor Sandy Berger and partners. While at ASG, Matt co-founded the firm’s Alternative Dispute Resolution practice and advised investor, corporate and foundation clients across over 40 international markets. 

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