Felipe has a wide experience in research and administrative issues dealing with domestic and international arbitration, including developing and leading an important international arbitration project which aim was to promote Colombia as an attractive seat for international arbitrations. Likewise, he conducted research for the president of the international arbitration sub commission of the expert commission that drafted the new Colombian arbitration law, Law 1563 of 2012. He also gave support to Colombia’s BITs negotiators in several rounds.
Felipe is a 2012 Colfuturo Scholar. He represented Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and New York University School of Law at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, the world’s most prestigious international commercial arbitration moot. Since 2011, he has also been an arbitrator at the Competencia Internacional de Arbitraje (International Arbitration Competition) co-organized by Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Universidad del Rosario (Colombia).
His thesis, "The Colombian Model BIT: a practical and legal study”, was awarded special honors for its high academic quality.
Before joining the firm, Felipe was a lawyer at the Centre for Arbitration and Conciliation of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá and an intern at the Directorate of Foreign Investment and Services of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism.
recent representative matters
representative case experience
- LL.M. in International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration de New York University School of Law (NYU).
- Lawyer (J.D. equivalent), with honors, from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
publications and academic experience
"Las cláusulas escalonadas o multinivel: su aproximación en Colombia” (Escalated or multistep clauses: its approximation in Colombia); Arbitraje: Revista de arbitraje comercial y de inversiones; Vol. V, n° 1; 2012.
"The Consistency of the UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency with the Transparency Policy of Some Latin American Countries", Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 2014.
"Foro de anulación y foro de ejecución: hacia un foro único en el arbitraje comercial internacional" (Annulment forum and enforcement forum: towards a unique forum in international commercial arbitration); Publication in print.
"The power of the arbitrators to remove counsel appointed after the constitution of the Arbitral Tribunal: a matter of good faith"; Submitted and currently under review.