José Caicedo

José Caicedo
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José Caicedo specialises in public international law, with extensive experience as counsel in investment arbitrations (over 20 cases), representing both states (Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, The Gambia) and foreign investors. His experience covers a wide range of sectors, notably energy and PPP, with a focus on disputes involving judicial conduct, tax and regulatory measures.

José Caicedo is a member of the ICC commission on arbitration and ADR and acts, on a regular basis, as arbitrator, mostly in commercial arbitrations. Notably, following his appointment by the ICC in one of the first emergency arbitration proceedings, José was invited to join the ICC task force on emergency arbitration proceedings.

Within his speciality of public international law, José’s main focus concerns international organisations, notably issues of liability and disputes involving international organisations and their member states. José’s PhD thesis on the subject was awarded by the French Society of International Law and is used by the legal affairs offices of international organisations, such as NATO, and states as authority in their pleadings before the ICJ. For example, Greece relied on José Caicedo’s thesis as authority on the issue of the attribution of a decision by an intergovernmental organisation to Greece in its written pleadings in the case Application of the Interim Accord of 13 September 1995 (the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia v Greece). José Caicedo has advised states and private companies in many issues involving international organisations, including UN sanctions, immunity, administrative sanctions proceedings before multilateral banks and succession of treaties between international organisations.

José Caicedo has also advised governments (Bolivia, Belgium, Ecuador, Egypt, The Gambia), NGOs (Human Rights Watch, IPEMED, Vance Centre for International Justice) and private companies in other branches of public international law in sensitive cases such as Duvalier and Hissene Habré, as well as the dispute concerning the construction of the Jerusalem Tramway (Alstom) in occupied territories. José also advises states in their treaty negotiations, such as Japan in its negotiations with the European Union with respect to foreign investments and foreign trade.

José Caicedo has published articles on a myriad of public international law issues such as the case law of the ICJ, succession of states, territorial and maritime delimitation, international responsibility and the law of treaties. José has taught public international law in Colombian (Del Rosario University) and French (Paris Institute of Political Studies, University of Poitiers) universities and has lectured in England (Lauterpacht centre of international law, University of Cambridge) and Germany (The Academy of European Law).

José Caicedo holds a PhD in public international law, an LLM in philosophy and an LLM in public international law from the Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris, as well as a JD from the Del Rosario University in Bogotá. José is admitted to practise in Colombia and Paris.

José is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese and has reading knowledge of Italian and Romanian.

WWL says: José Caicedo "is an expert in the fields of investment treaty arbitration and the protection of foreign investments" according to impressed commentators.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Arbitration which can be purchased from our Shop.

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