Claudio De Castro will co-head the Litigation and Arbitration practice group with partner Fernando A. Arias.

Claudio has a PgD in International Commercial Litigation from Université Paris Est; a Master in International Commercial Law from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and an LLB from Santa Maria la Antigua University. He has worked in Shearman & Sterling in Paris and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr in London.

 Pilar Castillo has stablished herself as key member of our legal team with broad range of experience in shipping, aviation and commodities finance, as well as corporation law where she represents clients in complex local and cross-border finance transactions.

She has an LLM from Fordham University and an LLB from Santa Maria la Antigua University.

Both lawyers became junior partners in 2017. Their promotion reflects ARIFA’s commitment to recognize the professionalism and excellence of its legal team.