Dyalá Jiménez
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Dyalá Jiménez is a Costa Rican national and specializes in international arbitration. Dyalá is frequently appointed as arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations, both in commercial and investor-State matters. She is a member of the panel of arbitrators and conciliators for Costa Rica before the ICSID, a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and of the ICCA Governing Board.

Dyalá is the author of numerous publications (available here) and has taught in various universities, both in Costa Rica and Chile.

She served as Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica from 2018 to 2020.

Dyalá Jiménez works mainly in Spanish and English but is fluent in French and Portuguese.



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Selected engagements

The following is a selection of cases. It does not include, among others, ongoing cases.

Chair of Arbitral Tribunal

    • ICC case with seat in Mexico between two private companies concerning a power purchase agreement
    • Arbitration according to the CeCAP Panamanian rules with seat in Panama between a State entity and a private company emanating from a construction contract
    • Arbitration according to the CeCAP Panamanian rules with seat in Panama between private companies related to a construction contract
    • ICC case with seat in Peru between a private company and a State entity regarding public utilities
    • ICC case with seat in Peru between a State-owned entity and a private party related to the petroleum industry
    • Ad hoc arbitration with seat in Santiago, Chile, between private parties related to the construction industry
    • ICC case with seat in Mexico between private parties related to a supply and sales contract

Sole Arbitrator/Emergency Arbitrator

    • ICC emergency arbitration between a private party and a State-owned entity with seat in Panama related to the construction industry
    • ICC emergency arbitration between private parties with seat in Panama related to the real estate industry
    • ICC emergency arbitration between private parties with seat in Brazil related to a supply and services contract
    • Sole arbitrator in ICC proceedings between private parties with seat in Santiago, Chile, regarding a sales and distribution agreement

Coarbitrator/Member of panel

    • ICC arbitration with seat in El Salvador between private parties related to the telecommunications industry
    • ICSID member of panel of arbitrators in annulment proceedings

Counsel

    • Counsel to respondent in two related CCA Costa Rican arbitration rules cases between a construction company and a State entity related to two projects
    • Co-counsel to respondent in a CCBC Brazilian arbitration rules case with seat in Brazil between two private parties related to purchase of petroleum products
    • Co-counsel to claimant in AAA/ICDR case with seat in the United States between an American company and a Costa Rican company related to a sales agreement
    • Co-counsel to claimant in ICC arbitration with seat in Spain, in a dispute between private parties related to a concession agreement
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Accreditations & Membership
    • CEDR Investor-state mediation training (30 hours)
    • Costa Rican Bar Association
    • ICC International Court of Arbitration for Costa Rica (as from June 2021)
    • Latin American Arbitration Association, ALARB
    • International Arbitration Institute
    • ICC Latin American Arbitration Group
    • Vice President of the ICC ADR and Arbitration Commission (2017-2018)
    • Member of the Commission for the Preliminary Examination of Awards of the Centro Internacional de Arbitraje de Madrid (CIAM)
    • Member of the Board of the Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce
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Publications

2022

    • "Chapter I. Conventions prior to the New York Convention: Discussions and Problems" (Spanish). InInternational Commercial Arbitration: Study of the New York Convention(Spanish). Edited by Eduardo Zuleta y Guido S. Tawil, pp. 51-68. Bogotá: Tirant Lo Blanch, 2022. 

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