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José García Cueto

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Clifford Chance LLP

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José García Cueto focuses his practice on commercial and investor-State international arbitration matters. He advises on international disputes in a wide range of matters.

José Ignacio has experience in the construction, energy and infrastructure sectors, including disputes related PC, RPC and EPC contracts, gas pipelines, power plants and concession contracts. He has experience advising on ICC commercial disputes, UNCITRAL, ICSID and ad hoc arbitrations.


Georgetown University Law Centre, Washington, D.C.,USA (LL.M) 2014, Harvard University and Centro de Estudios Garrigues, Barcelona, Spain (Master Executive in Business Law) 2011, ESADE University, Barcelona, Spain (Master of Laws in Business Law) 2009, ESADE University, Barcelona, Spain (Law) 2009

Latin America: International firms

International arbitration

Within: Rising stars

José Ignacio García Cueto - Clifford Chance

Within: International arbitration

Clifford Chance fields a team of 'amazing legal experts' who are able to 'quickly put down strategies for the short and long term' and have 'a high understanding of business technical issues'. Ignacio Suárez Anzorena  is' just the guy you want in your corner' - he is 'full of energy' and gives 'high-level advice for every situation' -, and José García Cueto is 'deeply familiar with all the complex aspects revolving the world of arbitration'; both are particularly recommended for construction-related arbitration in the energy, infrastructure, and oil and gas sectors. The firm is advising an investor in an ICSID investment treaty dispute against the Republic of Panama, and is representing Galway Gold in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Colombia concerning certain concession rights which have been affected by environmental measures adopted by Colombia. Janet Whittaker is also recommended.

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United States: Dispute resolution

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Clifford Chance's commercial arbitration practice has 'rigorous and deep knowledge' of investment disputes, with a key strength in Latin America-facing work. The team recently acted for Galway Gold in a disputes with the Republic of Colombia under ICSID arbitration rules; that matter was led by Washington DC-based Ignacio Suarez Anzorena, who is noted for his 'experienced strategic view'. Also recommended is 'sharp-thinking' José García Cueto in Washington DC. Other key clients include Enel Green Power and Red Eagle Exploration.

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