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Since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, the global economy and financial markets have experienced massive disruption and dislocation. The economic consequences of the pandemic are still present in many industries around the world, and an economic downturn may trigger more disputes in the Americas. Many significant disputes involving parties from the Americas are resolved through international arbitration.

In “Damages: Geopolitics Increases Caseloads and Complicates Quantum,” published in Global Arbitration Review’s Arbitration Review of the Americas 2023, Managing Director Kurt G. Strunk and Directors Jorge Baez and Robert Patton review recent economic trends in the Americas and analyze recent international arbitration cases. The authors also explore likely drivers of future cross-border disputes in the Americas and comment on issues arising in the assessment of economic damages in such disputes.