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Jesús Saracho

Spanish attorney, economist, and scholar based in New York

Spanish attorney, economist, and scholar based in New York with a decade of experience in commercial and investment arbitration, mediation, and transnational litigation. Jesús has participated as counsel in over 25 arbitrations seated in Madrid, Paris, Buenos Aires, and Washington, DC, among other cities, both ad hoc and under the rules of arbitral institutions such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Madrid Court of Arbitration, and the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

He has acted as an observer for the New York International Arbitration Center in Working Group III (Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform) of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (2019-22). He has also been the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum representative for Spain, Portugal, and Andorra (2019-21). Additionally, he has served as a secretary of the International Bar Association (IBA) Task Force for the Revision of the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration (2019-21) and of the IBA Arbitration Guidelines and Rules Subcommittee (2018- twenty-one).

Jesús has been a visiting lecturer at universities including Fordham University School of Law (New York), Jindal Global Law School (Sonipat), and Universidad Carlos III (Madrid).

He received his LL.B. (with distinction) and BS in Finance from Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICAI-ICADE, and his LL.M. (with honors) from Columbia Law School as a ”la Caixa” Foundation Fellow.

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