Cristián Conejero Roos is a partner of Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uría (PPU) where he leads the international arbitration and litigation department. Previously, he was a partner at Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira (Madrid and Sao Paolo), counsel for Latin America and the Iberian Region at the ICC International Court of Arbitration (Paris), and associate at Shearman Sterling (New York).
Cristián Conejero is currently the Chilean member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration; member of Arbitration Committee of the International Law Association (ILA) and member of the list of arbitrators from several arbitral institutions worldwide (ICDR, HKIAC, SIAC, CCBC, among othrs). He is focused in domestic and international arbitration and has acted as counsel, chair, co-arbitrator and sole arbitrator in more than 50 commercial arbitrations under the aegis of ICC, AAA/ICDR, IACAC, UNCITRAL and the rules of numerous regional centers. Mr Conejero has also acted in investment arbitrations under the aegis of the ICC, both as counsel and as arbitrator.
He was appointed by the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the Lima Chamber of Commerce (CCL) to draft their new arbitration rules which will enter into force in 2017. He is also the editor and coauthor of the landmark book in Spanish on international commercial arbitration, El Arbitraje Comercial Internacional en Iberoamérica, Kluwer Law, 2011.
Cristián Conejero has substantial experience in a wide variety of industries including construction and infrastructure, corporate disputes, energy and oil and gas, international commercial transactions, and foreign investment. He has been involved in several dispute resolution mechanisms including mostly international arbitration, both commercial and investment, negotiation and mediation, and expertise and dispute adjudication boards. He has been mediator and member of dispute boards in the construction and infrastructure industry. He was recognised by the ranking “GAR 45 under 45” from Global Arbitration Review in 2011 when he was 35 years old.
Mr Conejero has a JD from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (summa cum laude) and a LLM (master’s degree) from Columbia University in New York where he was also awarded the Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar Recognition for Achievement in International Law and became a Parker School scholar.
WWL says: Cristian Conejero Roos has sat as arbitrator in numerous cases and is recognised "one of the nicest, brightest and most highly regarded in his field".
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