Sebastián is an associate in the firm. His practice focuses on foreign investment protection law and international arbitration. He has experience advising Canadian and American companies with mining and other types of projects in Latin America and elsewhere with respect to foreign investment protections and representing them in investor-state arbitrations, including before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). He also has experience in set-aside proceedings of arbitral awards before Canadian courts in different matters involving the North American Free Trade Agreement, New York Convention, and ICSID Convention, Regulations, and Rules.
He has more than six years of experience representing different international companies before international and domestic (Colombian) arbitral tribunals. Since 2019, he has been on the Arbitral Tribunal Secretaries Roster of Bogotá’s Chamber of Commerce Arbitration and Conciliation Center and has acted as arbitral tribunal secretary in more than ten cases.
He is a lawyer admitted to practice in Colombia, has postgraduate studies in commercial law, completed a specialized course for Arbitral Tribunal Secretaries, and is currently pursuing studies in Global Business Management.
Before joining the firm, Sebastián was an associate at a Colombian firm where he focused his practice on commercial litigation in different jurisdictions and sectors, especially in the mining and energy sector. In 2016, he was a semifinalist in the Inter-American Human Rights Competition at the American University – Washington College of Law.
LLB (Hons.), Universidad Católica de Colombia
Commercial Law Postgraduate Diploma, Universidad Externado de Colombia
Global Business Management Program (in progress)
Toronto, and sometimes Bogotá
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