Alejandro Escobar practices in public international law and international arbitration. Mr. Escobar has extensive experience in advising on investment treaty disputes, on the international legal protection available for investment structuring, and on other areas of public international law, including boundary disputes, the Law of the Sea, and international trade agreements. He has handled numerous complex matters involving multiple jurisdictions and overlapping treaty obligations. Mr. Escobar also advises on international commercial arbitration and has served as an arbitrator in LCIA proceedings.
Mr. Escobar was previously senior counsel at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) where he handled more than a dozen of the first investor-state arbitration proceedings ever brought under bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and multilateral treaties for the protection of investments, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
Mr. Escobar is a visiting professor at University College London, where he teaches the International Law of Foreign Investment. He has also been a guest lecturer at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and at Georgetown University Law Centre. Mr. Escobar was a member of the World Bank's first Task Force on Corruption.
Mr. Escobar practices fully bilingually in English and Spanish. He also has a working knowledge of French.