Santiago is a senior associate in our International Arbitration Group in New York.
He has extensive experience in commercial and investment arbitration proceedings under ICC, LCIA, CIETAC, ICSID, ICSID Additional Facility and UNCITRAL rules, mainly in the mining, infrastructure, pensions, telecommunications and agro-industry sectors.
Santiago is fluent in English and Spanish, and speaks basic Mandarin.
Representing Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) in an ICSID Additional Facility arbitration against Bolivia relating to Bolivia’s decade-long inability to complete the nationalization of the private pension fund administration sector.
Representing Glencore in an UNCITRAL arbitration against Bolivia arising from the nationalisation of its tin and antimony smelters and its investment in a tin mine.
Representing Grupo Agroinsumos Iberoamericanos in an ICSID arbitration against Venezuela in relation to the expropriation of its investment in the most important group of companies of the food and agriculture sector in Venezuela.
Representing Mexican telecommunications giant América Móvil in an ICSID Additional Facility arbitration against Colombia in relation to the expropriation of the assets held by Colombia’s largest mobile phone provider.