Alejandro A. Escobar

Practice Group Chair - Public International Law (Firmwide) Partner

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  • International commercial arbitration proceeding under the auspices of the London Court of International Arbitration, acting as co-arbitrator

Investment Treaty Matters

  • Helnan International A/S – an ICSID Convention annulment proceeding in a dispute under the Egypt-Denmark BIT
  • Eastern European State – an UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules proceeding under the Energy Charter Treaty
  • Eastern European State – an SCC Arbitration Institute proceeding under a bilateral investment treaty
  • Republic of Ecuador – three ICSID arbitration proceedings, each initiated under the Ecuador-United States BIT, with MCI Power Group LC and New Turbine, Inc.; Duke Energy Electroquil Partners and Electroquil S.A.; and Empresa Eléctrica del Ecuador Inc.
  • Republic of Azerbaijan – ICSID arbitration proceeding initiated by Barmek Holding A.S., invoking the Azerbaijan-Turkey BIT and a state contract
  • Chilean company Empresas Lucchetti S.A. and its Peruvian subsidiary – ICSID arbitration proceeding initiated under the Chile-Peru BIT against the Republic of Peru, including issues of parallel proceedings initiated by the Republic of Peru
  • Telekom Malaysia Berhad – BIT arbitration conducted under the UNCITRAL arbitration rules with the government of the Republic of Ghana
  • Leading telecommunications company – investment treaty arbitration in regard to a dispute in Latin America
  • Leading petrochemicals company – international investment protection and related restructuring of investments in two Latin American countries
  • Major international petroleum company – investment treaty dispute in a Latin American country
  • Southeastern European construction company – investment treaty arbitration in regard to a dispute with a Middle Eastern state
  • Western European company – investment treaty arbitration in regard to a dispute with a Southeastern European state
  • Southeastern European state – investment treaty dispute brought against it by a Central European company
  • Leading engineering and construction company – advice on international investment protection in Latin America and Eastern Europe
  • Leading energy company – advice on investment protection under NAFTA and other investment treaties
  • Intergovernmental financial organisation – advice in regard to the use of investment treaty obligations to facilitate the financing of an energy project in Southeast Asia
  • Private equity fund – advice on international investment protection and the enforceability of an ICSID arbitration clause
  • International petroleum company – advice on international investment protection for operations in various jurisdictions
  • Multinational investor – advice on issues of nationality, merits, and quantum in regard to a potential treaty dispute with a Middle Eastern state
  • Multinational European bank – international investment arbitration

Other International Law Matters

  • Caspian Region Energy Company – a price review dispute under a contract entered into pursuant to a bilateral treaty arrangement
  • Advising a major energy company on international law issues arising from proposed sanctions legislation against a host State concession contract counterpart
  • Advising on issues arising from membership in the World Trade Organization and on issues arising under a free trade agreement in regard to the enforcement of intellectual property rights
  • European energy company – advice on the UK and international legal framework governing aspects of the reprocessing and storage of spent nuclear fuel
  • European energy company – contractual conflict of laws issues in the UK
  • State of Barbados – maritime delimitation arbitration with Trinidad and Tobago under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
  • Republic of Chile – international boundary arbitration with Argentina and advice on compensation issues in a dispute with the United States
  • Republic of Croatia – state succession issues in connection with liquidation proceedings of a state-owned bank
  • South American state – land and maritime boundary issues
  • Nonprofit organization – international law issues concerning claims for artwork

International Commercial Arbitration and Litigation

  • A South American state – a IACAC arbitration under a World Bank-funded contract with a local shipbuilding company
  • An international environmental remediation company – a dispute with two Latin American petroleum companies
  • Irish company – ICC arbitration proceeding against a southern African state concerning a long-term investment project
  • State-owned gas company – proceedings for the enforcement of an international arbitration award
  • Multinational telecommunications company – advice on arbitration concerning an investment in the Middle East
  • Caribbean state – advice on the adoption of legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration and the creation of a regional arbitration centre
  • U.S. multinational Internet carrier – advice on worldwide enforcement of U.S. judgments against spammers
  • Leading apparel company – obtaining injunctive relief in a dispute with a Latin American distributor