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Alejandro Escobar

London, UK Global Guide 2021 Ranked in 3 departments
Ranked in : Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration , Arbitration (International) , Public International Law
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Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration - UK

Band 3

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Alejandro Escobar is an esteemed arbitration practitioner with strong credentials in commercial and investment treaty disputes. He acts for clients in the energy, telecoms and engineering sectors as both counsel and arbitrator across various jurisdictions. Dual-qualified in England and Chile, he is well known for handling disputes across Latin America.
"He knows more about arbitration than anyone and has deep subject knowledge."
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Arbitration (International) - Latin America-wide

Band 5

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Alejandro Escobar has a broad practice representing corporate clients in commercial disputes and acting for states in investment arbitration cases. Pleased with his work, one client enthuses: "He is a brilliant lawyer who managed to perfectly understand a very technical and complex arbitration and was exceptional in the hearing."
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Arbitration (International) - Global Market Leaders

Band 5

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Alejandro Escobar 's arbitration practice benefits substantially from the breadth of his knowledge covering commercial and investor-state arbitrations as well as PIL matters. He is experienced handling inter-state disputes on matters concerning territory, sovereign rights and sanctions. A client highlights that "he is very logical," adding that "the way he conducts himself and his knowledge of arbitration are his main strengths."
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Public International Law - Global Market Leaders

Band 3

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Alejandro Escobar 's arbitration practice benefits substantially from the breadth of his knowledge covering commercial and investor-state arbitrations as well as PIL matters. He is experienced handling inter-state disputes on matters concerning territory, sovereign rights and sanctions. A client highlights that "he is very logical," adding that "the way he conducts himself and his knowledge of arbitration are his main strengths."
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Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration - UK

Foreign Expertise in Chile

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Alejandro Escobar is an esteemed arbitration practitioner with strong credentials in commercial and investment treaty disputes. He acts for clients in the energy, telecoms and engineering sectors as both counsel and arbitrator across various jurisdictions. Dual-qualified in England and Chile, he is well known for handling disputes across Latin America.
"He knows more about arbitration than anyone and has deep subject knowledge."
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Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration - UK

Foreign Expertise in Latin America-wide

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Alejandro Escobar is an esteemed arbitration practitioner with strong credentials in commercial and investment treaty disputes. He acts for clients in the energy, telecoms and engineering sectors as both counsel and arbitrator across various jurisdictions. Dual-qualified in England and Chile, he is well known for handling disputes across Latin America.
"He knows more about arbitration than anyone and has deep subject knowledge."
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Practice Areas

International law; international arbitration; dispute resolution.

Career

Mr. Escobar has extensive experience representing clients in investment treaty and other public international law issues and in international commercial disputes.

Mr. Escobar’s investment treaty experience comprises disputes under the ICSID Convention, the ICSID Additional Facility Rules, the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, and the Rules of the SCC Arbitration Institute; and disputes arising under the Energy Charter Treaty and investment treaties encompassing Africa, North and South America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Mr. Escobar has advised in commercial arbitrations, including under the ICC Rules and the LCIA Rules. He currently serves as a member for Chile to the ICC International Court of Arbitration.

Mr. Escobar regularly serves as a presiding or co-arbitrator, including under the ICSID Convention, the UNCITRAL Rules, the ICC Rules, the SCC Rules and the LCIA Rules.

Mr. Escobar works bilingually in English and Spanish.

Professional Memberships

Law Society of England and Wales; Bar Association of Chile.

Publications

“Arbitration”, in State Aid in the Energy Sector (Hart, 2018) (with J. Koepp, L. Frey and E. Féliz de Jesús)

“Investment Treaties and the United Kingdom,” in Arbitration in England (Kluwer, 2013)

Personal

PhD, University of Cambridge, 1997; Bachelor’s in Law, University of Chile,1990.

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Latin America 2021 UK 2021
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