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Alejandro Garcia

Alejandro Garcia

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Alejandro Garcia has over 17 years of dispute resolution experience and his practice focuses on international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration. Thanks to his innovative approach to dispute resolution, he regularly secures favourable outcomes for his clients.

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Alejandro Garcia has over 17 years of dispute resolution experience and his practice focuses on international commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration. Thanks to his innovative approach to dispute resolution, he regularly secures favourable outcomes for his clients.

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Alejandro has acted as counsel in numerous complex international arbitrations both ad hoc (including under the UNCITRAL Rules) and under the rules of the major arbitral institutions (including ICSID, ICC, LCIA and SCC).  These arbitrations have encompassed disputes in a number of sectors, including renewable energy, oil & gas, infrastructure, defence, intellectual property, mining and foreign direct investment.

Alejandro sits as an arbitrator and as a WIPO panellist.  In particular, he has sat as sole arbitrator in two complex media disputes.  Alejandro is a member of the WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Advisory Committee. He is also included on the intellectual property panel of HKIAC, comprised of members who have demonstrated extensive experience and strong expertise in resolving intellectual property disputes.

Alejandro has been recognised as a “Next Generation Partner” in the fields of public international law (Legal 500 UK, 2022) and international arbitration (Legal 500 Latin America, 2022). In addition, Alejandro has been recognised as “Future Leader” in the field of international arbitration by Who’s Who Legal, including in its 2021 edition. Thomson Reuter’s Super Lawyers London 2015 recognised Alejandro as a “Super Lawyer” and he is listed as a “Rising Star” in the Legal Media Group Rising Stars 2015-2020 guides.

Client testimonials praising Alejandro’s work include:

Alejandro Garcia has multi-jurisdiction knowledge and gives outstanding legal, tactical and financial advice.

Legal 500 Latin America 2022

Alejandro Garcia is a most valuable attorney in international arbitration cases as he is very knowledgeable about many details of law by heart. In many instances in our court he was able to present past reference cases and details of the results instantly. Very impressive. He managed our case to a big compensation reward.

Legal 500 Latin America 2021

Alejandro obtained law degrees in the USA (LLM, Harvard Law School (Fulbright Scholar)) and Chile (LLB, University of Chile Law School (summa cum laude/first-class honours)).  He is admitted to practise in England & Wales, New York and Chile.

Alejandro has written extensively on issues of commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration. He is the co-author of the first comprehensive book in the English language on the use of international arbitration for the resolution of intellectual property disputes ("International Intellectual Property Arbitration", Kluwer Law International, 2010).

Expérience
  • Representing two Central American investors against one of Latin America's largest countries in a USD 400+ million claim under a bilateral investment treaty (bilateral investment treaty/UNCITRAL Rules).
  • Representing an investor in a multi-million dollar treaty claim against a Latin American state (bilateral investment treaty/ICSID).
  • Representing a UK investor in the oil & gas sector in three arbitrations against the Republic of the Gambia (bilateral investment treaty/ICSID).
  • Representing a solar PV investor in a Euro multi-million investment treaty claim against Italy (ECT/ICSID).
  • Representing a European investor in its third party involvement in an investment treaty claim against Italy (ECT/ICSID).
  • Representing a US-based claimant in its USD 250 million investment treaty claim against a Latin American state (bilateral investment treaty/ICSID).
  • Representing an investor in the defence sector in a treaty dispute against a European state (bilateral investment treaty/UNCITRAL).
  • Representing a European state in a multi-billion Euro treaty claim pursued by multiple European claimants in relation to an alleged investment in the solar energy sector (ECT/UNCITRAL).
  • Representing a European state in respect of a treaty claim for several million Euro arising from an alleged investment in the solar energy sector (ECT/SCC Rules).
  • Advising one of Europe’s leading construction companies in relation to a Euro 40+ million investment treaty dispute with a North African state (bilateral investment treaty/ICSID).
  • Advising one world's largest telecommunication companies in relation to a USD multi-million investment treaty dispute against a Latin American state (bilateral investment treaty/ICSID).
  • Successful representation of an international energy company in respect of its breach of contract claim against an Indian company concerning a wind-power plant in Central America (English law/ICC).
  • Successful representation of one of Chile's largest telecommunications companies in relation to a USD multi-million claim against a Panamanian entity (English law/ICC).
  • Successful representation of a UAE company in its breach of contract claim against one of Asia's largest manufacturers of household appliances (UAE law/ICC). Damages awarded were in excess of USD 100 million.
  • Successful representation of a European company in a patent arbitration against one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies (Belgian law/LCIA).
  • Representation of a claimant in a breach of contract claim relating to works undertaken at a power plant in Latin America (Swiss law/ICC).
  • Representation of two claimants in consolidated arbitrations arising from the negligent maintenance of a power plant in Latin America (Peruvian law/ICC).
Sectors

Sectors

  • Commerce et biens de consommation

  • Énergie et ressources naturelles

Services

Services

  • Arbitrage international

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