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Jose F Sanchez

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Jose F. Sanchez handles international arbitration matters in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, under the laws of numerous jurisdictions across the globe, with emphasis in New York and Latin America, under the ICC, ICSID, ICDR, LCIA, UNCITRAL, and the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce Rules. In addition to acting as counsel, Jose has also served as arbitrator in several cases handled by the ICC and other institutions. His clients include states, state-controlled entities, Fortune 500 companies, and individuals. His practice focuses mostly on infrastructure, energy, and post-acquisition disputes, and he also has significant experience on disputes involving Intellectual Property rights, investment disputes, and disputes related to the hospitality industry.

Jose also handles cross-border litigation matters before state and federal district and appellate courts, mostly in the Second and Fifth Circuits, with emphasis on issues related to enforcement of arbitration and forum selection clauses, choice of law clauses, foreign judgments, and arbitration awards. Jose is an avid writer on international arbitration issues, and his articles have been published by the most relevant publications on the field. He is frequently invited to speak at relevant events on international arbitration issues in the United States and Latin America.


Admitted to practice - New York; Colombia; United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Professional Memberships

ICDR, Young and International Advisory Board, Member;

LCIA, Young International Arbitration Group, Regional Representative for North America;

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, New York branch, Fellow;

New York City Bar, Arbitration Committee, Member


Applying the Model Law’s Standard for Interim Measures in International Arbitration, in Maxi Scherer (ed), Journal of International Arbitration, Kluwer Law International 2020, Volume 37 Issue 1


Georgetown University Law Center, 2009; Master’s in Business and Economic Law (LLM); Distinction and Dean’s List

Sergio Arboleda University, Bogota, Colombia, 2005; Bachelor of Law (JD equivalent); summa cum laude