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Alejandro Escobar

London, UK UK Guide 2022 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : International Arbitration , Public International Law
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International Arbitration - UK-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.
"On the treaty arbitration side, he is really experienced and he's knowledgeable. He's a really strong practitioner." "Alejandro Escobar is a brilliant lawyer and he is very knowledgeable about international law and case law."
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Public International Law - London (Firms)

Band 2

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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Practice Areas

International law; international arbitration; dispute resolution

Career

Mr. Escobar has extensive experience representing clients in investment treaty and related disputes, in other areas of public international law and in international commercial disputes. He has handled numerous claims of expropriation and abusive regulation in various industries, including power, oil & gas, telecommunications, and public concessions and procurement. His matters typically involve concurrent jurisdictions and treaty obligations.

Mr. Escobar serves as arbitrator, including in ICSID, ICC, SCC and UNCITRAL Rules proceedings. He is a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and a member of the World Bank Sanctions Board.

Mr. Escobar works bilingually in English and Spanish.

Professional Memberships

Law Society of England and Wales; Bar Association of Chile

Publications

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

“The Relative Merits of Oral Argument and Post-Hearing Briefs,” in Arbitration Advocacy in Changing Times (ICCA Congress Series No. 15, 2011)

“Procedural Issues Raised by Treaty Interpretation in ICSID Proceedings,” in International Institutional Reform: Proceedings of Hague Joint Conference on Contemporary Issues of International Law (TMC Asser Press, 2007)

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PhD, University of Cambridge, 1997; Bachelor’s degree in law, University of Chile, 1990

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