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Carter-Hunter-1160x1280-newI am Hunter T. Carter, a partner in the New York City office of the law firm Arent Fox LLP. Here’s my firm bio. I handle international arbitration (as counsel and as arbitrator), litgation, and investigations, in corporate and commercial matters for clients in a wide range of industries. Together with my partners who are experts in other areas, I also manage multi-disciplinary engagements on matters such as corporate transactions, bankruptcy, and regulatory affairs. I do a lot of pro bono work on human rights, especially marriage equality, as well as anti-corruption and anti-torture. I have a particular passion for Colombia and all of Latin America.

This site is a place where I share a bit about myself and my activities, research, and analyses as well as news that interests me about developments in international law, business, human rights, and more. (Please see disclaimers.)


Current Information

The most current information that I am sharing is via Twitter @HunterCarterAF (see the box on the right).

WorldSmart Podcasts

Malcolm McNeil and I co-chair our firm’s AF International practice group, and we have launched a podcast called WorldSmart, featuring friendly smart conversations wiht partners and friends focused on the law of international business.

Check out the latest WorldSmart pod, a conversation with London’s Peters & Peters Partners Keith Oliver, Head of International, and Michael O’Kane, Head of Business Crime, to discuss the effects of covid in the international world of white collar crime and fraud recovery. We had a wide-ranging conversation about investigations and defense in the global compliance space. They had great insights on the UK Serious Fraud Office and tools like cooperation agreements, the limits of litigating by Zoom, unintended consequences from transparency initiatives, and whither crypto currencies. Give it a listen!

Our first interview was with Bill Ordower, who recently joined our firm after many years as General Counsel of Major League Soccer in the United States. Bill helped us to learn more about the sophisticated legal and business side of football (soccer).  Most recently we learned from Tony Aguilera about his challenges as the Chief Legal Officer of ESI, an international supply chain and consumer products business.

We had a really lively discussion with special guests Jose Ugaz and Walfrido Warde about anti-corruption efforts in Latin America. Both are attorneys leading private law firms, Jose in Peru and Walfrido in Brazil. Both are published authors and both are active in non-profits and advocacy groups. They each spoke with passion about the importance of improving the anti-corruption regime and the tools used to fight corruption.

Our friend and Managing Partner, Cristina Carvalho, an expert in global branding and trademark strategies, talked to us about being the first Latina to manage a top 200 law firm, rising to the challenge of Covid with compassion, and in focusing on industry sectors to respond to client needs.

New Domain Name  

Many years ago, I started this site with the name “Colombia Law & Business Post” ( to post news and views about law and business in Colombia. Now, reflecting my expanded activities, the site will continue under my name, and focusing on a wider range of subject matter in international law and business, like international arbitration and investigations, and on many more markets in Latin America.

Older Content

Please click on the Posts tab above or the Recent Posts box to the right to see posts that date back to 2009, when I started using this site to follow Colombia legal issues closely and to provide updates on international litigation of marriage equality, a pro bono passion of mine.

17 Comments leave one →
  1. Clayton C. Steele permalink
    April 1, 2009 3:57 am

    I look forward to faithfully following what promises to be a very useful resource. Thank you for creating this blog.

  2. RICK DAVIS permalink
    July 18, 2009 3:54 am

    Thanks for posting this article of great interest. It appears that the climate of change favors the business climate. I shall subscribe via RSS.

  3. October 27, 2009 6:26 pm

    Hunter, I propose we do a blog roll exchange, you’re coverage of Colombia is outstanding…

    • Hunter Carter permalink*
      October 27, 2009 7:22 pm

      Kirk, Thanks for your kind words. I have posted a link to Near Shore Americas on my Blogroll. It looks very interesting and quite relevant to what I write about here. (Other bloggers are invited to exchange blogrolls too.) Thanks for your interest.

  4. December 13, 2009 5:25 am

    Eh!. Gracias, esto me ayud un montn! En realidad, estoy investigando sobre este tema desde hace cinco das, pero vi que no estaba en condiciones de encontrar buena informacin, encontr algunos sitios que son tiles pero no pudo encontrar toda la informacin detallada, por lo que hay que reconocer a cualquier sitio web que tiene otras respuestas claras? Please e mail me.

  5. Antonio Ocasio permalink
    May 10, 2010 7:16 pm


    Very informative and well-researched. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise.


    • May 10, 2010 10:35 pm

      I am glad you find it useful and hope you will subscribe and return frequently. Let me know what else might be interesting to study. I have several projects in the drafting stage, including more on OFAC, the “Affaire Chiquita” and Foreign Corrupt Practices, the new LAVCA private equity survey, private equity issues and advantages in Colombia, the Sindicato Colombiano, more on IFC projects….

  6. Steve Kahaner permalink
    May 22, 2010 2:33 am

    Great post Hunter, and congratulations on your appointment as incoming Chair of the Committee on Inter-American Affairs of the New York City Bar. I have no doubt that the Committee will benefit greatly from your leadership.

  7. Roberto permalink
    November 15, 2010 6:59 pm


    Very nice blog, congrats. I came across it when I was researching FCPA issues.



  8. July 7, 2011 4:49 am

    good source of information … I’m like reading different blogs in just one page…

  9. September 11, 2011 2:33 pm

    I have reviewed your Law Firm Blog. You gave me lots of important law information. I will apply this topic in my firm. I have enjoyed reading it.
    “ Chad Wuertz”

  10. October 8, 2011 10:21 pm

    This is an excellent source of information many thanks

  11. March 27, 2012 2:02 am

    Thanks for making us all aware of this useful knowledge in a well organized manner.
    This post is so informative ….Keep posting!!!!

  12. Fabs permalink
    December 28, 2012 5:44 am

    Hunter, what an excellent and profecional job, appreciate
    that, Colombia its a grat country. And its getting better. Well
    step by step i guess. Thank ya again for sharing ya useful

  13. October 30, 2015 7:05 am

    Wonderfull source of information. Congratulations.

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