SERVICES

ARBITRATOR

Since 2017 Krystle receives appointments as arbitrator in commercial proceedings. Her dual qualification as an Anglo-American and civil law lawyer, her Latin-American upbringing, European and American education and her experience in arbitration make her an ideal appointee for a wide range of disputes.

TRIBUNAL SECRETARY

Krystle is a senior, experienced tribunal secretary, who has served in over 20 complex arbitration proceedings, has attended deliberations between the most renowned arbitrators and has drafted hundreds of draft decisions.

While she was an associate in Armesto & Asociados, the firm handled over 100 arbitrations and Krystle was directly or indirectly involved in many of them. Armesto & Asociados remains a client of Ms. Baptista’s tribunal secretary services.

Krystle can assist arbitral tribunals remotely, wherever they are based and irrespective of time different.

CONSULTANT & COUNSEL

In addition to her work as an arbitrator, Krystle provides advisory services to parties involved in arbitration disputes, lawyers not specialized in arbitration, and co-counseling. She also provides legal opinions and consultant services.

Services to parties involved in arbitration disputes

Krystle provides services as a lawyer or external consultant to parties – individuals or companies – before, during and after the arbitration.
Before the arbitration
During the arbitration
After the arbitration
Before the arbitration
  • Drafting arbitration agreements

  • Advice on the validity and effects of arbitration agreements

  • Assessment of the chances of success of a claim / strategic advice

  • Advice on procedural aspects of dispute resolution

  • Assistance with settlement discussions

During the arbitration
  • Advice on the merits of the dispute (identifying the best arguments and evidence and procedural strategy to optimise chances of success)

  • Communication with the Tribunal and the opposite side(s)

  • Drafting submissions to the Arbitral Tribunal (in English or Spanish)

  • Monitoring the proceedings

  • Participation in the hearing

  • Oral advocacy (in English or Spanish)

  • Assisting fact witnesses and experts with the drafting of their statements

  • Assisting fact witnesses and experts prepare for their audition

  • Cross-examination of witnesses and experts presented by the other side

After the arbitration
  • Advice in respect of the validity of the arbitral award, and possible recourses (request for interpretation, request for correction, challenge, etc.)

  • Representation in Spanish courts proceedings regarding the recognition and/or enforcement of to an arbitral award

  • Representation in Spanish courts proceedings regarding challenges to an arbitral award

  • Assistance with settlement discussions

Services to lawyers

  • Co-counseling
  • Consultancy to corporate counsel – case manager for arbitration proceedings
  • Legal opinions
  • Advice to lawyers not specialized in Arbitrations
  • Quick arbitration questions
  • Tailored arbitration agreements for a contract under negotiation or disputes that have already arisen
  • Advice on the constitution of the arbitral tribunal
  • Advice on the initial steps of an arbitration (review of request for arbitration, advice on the constitution of the tribunal, advice on terms of reference, case management conference, procedural orders, etc)
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