Catalina Echeverri Gallego

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Catalina Echeverri Gallego

Associate

Paris | 32 rue de Monceau, Paris, France 75008
+33 1 57 57 89 39 | +33 1 57 57 80 81

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Catalina Echeverri Gallego* focuses her practice on international arbitration, working on both investment treaty and commercial matters. Ms. Echeverri Gallego also has experience advising various States on their dispute prevention policies, which include reviewing their Model Bilateral Investment Protection Treaty, as well as various notifications of disputes under investment protection treaties sent by foreign investors.

Ms. Echeverri Gallego’s experience also includes working at a social purpose company in London dedicated to applying behavioral science to policymaking and the delivery of public services. She also has experience teaching at universities in the United States, Bolivia and France.

Prior to joining Dechert's Paris office, Ms. Echeverri Gallego worked in the firm’s Washington D.C office and was an associate in the dispute resolution and investment protection team at a leading firm in Colombia.

Experience
  • A South American State in an UNCITRAL investment arbitration commenced by a British company, concerning the exploitation of a silver mine that interfered with the rights of the indigenous communities living in the area.
  • A South American State in ICSID annulment proceedings concerning an award that solved a dispute regarding a participation contract for the exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons in the Amazon region.
  • A Caribbean State in an ICC arbitration commenced by a Spanish company, concerning a concession contract for the construction and operation of a wind farm.
  • The port authority of a South American State in a commercial arbitration against a Chinese company in a dispute related to a concession contract for a maritime port in Central America.
  • A South American State in an UNCITRAL investment arbitration commenced by a Spanish company, concerning the concession for the operation of the country’s three international airports.
  • A South American State in two ICSID arbitrations commenced by a Mexican and a Spanish Company, concerning a concession contract in the telecommunications industry and a decision of the Constitutional Court of the State.
  • A South American State in ICSID annulment proceedings concerning an award that solved a dispute regarding eleven mining concessions.
  • A Central American State in an UNCITRAL investment arbitration commenced by an Israeli company, concerning their tax obligations in the country.
  • A Caribbean state entity in an ICC arbitration related to various contracts for electricity generation.
Education
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Law, 2010
  • University of Oxford, Master of Public Policy, 2017, Chevening Scholar 2016
Admissions
  • *Admitted in Colombia only
Languages
  • Spanish
  • English