Distinguished team of public international lawyers representing clients in high-profile investment treaty disputes. Particular expertise in the energy and natural resources sphere. Regularly instructed on claims arising in Latin America, Russia and Europe, as well as the Middle East and Africa. Also provides wider advice on PIL issues, including international sanctions and issues of sovereign immunity.
Defended the Republic of Iraq against a USD1 billion ICSID claim brought by AHG Industry with regard to the alleged expropriation of a cement production business.
Alejandro Escobar is a well-known practitioner who is recognised for his expertise handling disputes concerning Latin American countries. He undertakes significant work in the oil and gas sector, and displays strength handling complex issues related to sovereign immunity and sanctions.
"Alejandro Escobar is a brilliant lawyer who is very knowledgeable about international law."
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