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LCIL Partner Fellow

Arnold & Porter 

Patricio Grané Labat is a seasoned international law expert with 20 years of experience in international arbitration, international trade, and general public international law. He has represented claimant and respondent parties in investment arbitrations, including under NAFTA, CAFTA-DR, and various bilateral investment treaties. He has acted as counsel in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations under ICSID, UNCITRAL, SCC, LCIA, and ICC rules. Mr Grané, who served as a trade diplomat and negotiator for a Latin American country in Geneva, Switzerland, before entering private practice in 2001, also represents developed and developing countries in WTO dispute settlement proceedings and argues cases before WTO panels and the Appellate Body.

Mr Grané has advised and represented sovereign States in a host of areas of public international law, including state responsibility, treaty law, use of force, and international humanitarian law. He has also represented sovereign States in judicial proceedings before European courts concerning jurisdictional immunities and diplomatic protection issues. He also counsels clients on multilateral trade issues and has served as a consultant to the United Nations on international trade law.
Mr Grané, who is fluent in Spanish and a former government official, has unique insight and experience working with government officials, in particular from Latin American States.

He is a frequent speaker in international conferences in the areas of international arbitration and international trade, and has provided dozens of training and capacity building courses to government officials around the world. He was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center before moving to London, UK.