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José I Astigarraga

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Described by Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business as “a major figure for Latin American litigation and arbitration [who] represents large US, European and South American corporations,” José Astigarraga focuses his practice on international arbitration and litigation. 

In the course of more than 30 years of practice, he has handled a broad array of international business disputes. His experience includes representing companies in disputes stemming from joint ventures, distribution agreements, licensing arrangements, shareholder agreements and many other types of disputes. Fluent in English and Spanish, he has handled cases from virtually every country in Latin America.

Astigarraga has held leadership positions in the field of international arbitration. Among them, he was one of 10 Americans initially appointed by the US government to advise the NAFTA Commission on the development and promotion of international arbitration and dispute resolution. He served as vice president of the London Court of International Arbitration and was one of the Court’s 35 members worldwide for 10 years.

He has lectured across the globe on arbitration topics and was recently named “Lawyer of the Year” in Best Lawyers 2017 for arbitration in Miami.

The US Department of State designated him to represent the US as an expert at the Organization of American States’ conference on private international law. The World Bank engaged him to conduct an assessment of Latin American insolvency systems, which he co-authored and the World Bank published. Astigarraga has been active in promoting commercial law reform in the Americas, through his service as vice chair of the board of the National Law Center for Interamerican Free Trade. 

WWL says: José I Astigarraga acts for large international corporations from the US, Europe and South America, who praise him for “his quick grasp of the detail and consistent, high-quality service”.

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