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Alejandro Escobar

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Practice Areas

International law; international arbitration; dispute resolution.


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.


“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)


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