Center on International Commercial Arbitration
4300 Nebraska Ave NW,
Washington DC 20016
Counsel for the following organizations:
•Comptroller General - government of Colombia.
•Organization of American States – trade unit.
•Appleton & Association.
•American Bar Association International Law Section (Co-Chair Mediation Committee).
•ICC National Committee for Colombia (Chair Mediation Subcommittee and 2020 ICC Task Force “ADR and Arbitration”)
Member of the roster of neutrals of premier dispute resolution organizations, including:
•International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution for both domestic and international arbitration and mediation (CPR-New York);
•Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) roster of international arbitrators;
•Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (SHIAC) roster of international arbitrators;
•London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) database of arbitrators;
•Financial Industry’s Regulatory Authority (FINRA) roster of arbitrators; and
•Bogota Chamber of Commerce Arbitration and Conciliation Center both on the high-value and international arbitration rosters.
Party-appointed arbitrator in international proceedings:
•World Bank’s International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Tza Yap Shum v. Republic of Peru, ICSID ARB/07/06, (2007-2011).
•International Chamber of Commerce, International agency dispute between US and Colombian parties, (2013-2014).
•Bogota Chamber of Commerce, El Dorado Energy S.A.S v. Valle Energy Inc., (2016-2017).
•Bogota Chamber of Commerce, Lingfield International Corp. v. Orocon Energy Corporation, (2018-2019).
•International Chamber of Commerce, International construction dispute in the energy sector between Latin American state entity and private contractor (2020 – ongoing).
Party-appointed arbitrator in +20 domestic proceedings in the United States and in Colombia including for the Bogota Chamber of Commerce Arbitration and Conciliation Center and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in the construction, energy, infrastructure, financial services and telecommunications sectors.
Counsel in international proceedings:
•Merrill & Ring Forestry L.P v. Canada, ICSID Administered, UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (2006).
•EDF (Services) Limited v. Romania – ICSID ARB/05/13.
•Continental Casualty Company v. Argentine Republic - ICSID ARB/03/09.
•M.C.I. Power Group, L.C. et. al. v. Republic of Ecuador – ICSID ARB/03/06.
•Noble Ventures, Inc. v. Romania – ICSID ARB/01/11.
•United Parcel Service of America, Inc. v. Canada - ICSID Administered, UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (2000).
Selected publications include:
- “International Investment Agreements”, Chapter 6 in Business Guide to Trade and Investment - Volume 2: International Investment, International Chamber of Commerce and International Law Institute (Nov. 2018).
- “Commercial Mediation in Latin America”, (Feb. 2017). See www.bakerbotts.com/insights/publications/2017/02/commercial-mediation-in...
- “Enforcing Foreign Arbitral Awards”, Brill Publishers (Nov. 2014).
- “Investment Disputes in the Americas: Comparative Perspectives on Laws, Treaties, and Disputes for Investors, States and Counsel,” Brill Publishers, (August 2012).