Javier Echeverri

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Javier Echeverri

Associate

Paris | 32 rue de Monceau, Paris, France 75008
+33 1 57 57 80 15 | +33 1 57 57 80 81

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Javier Echeverri Díaz focuses his practice on international arbitration, specifically disputes involving States and state entities in Latin America. Mr. Echeverri Díaz has been involved in over 10 investment treaty disputes and international commercial arbitrations, conducted in English and Spanish, under the arbitration rules of ICSID, UNCITRAL, and ICC.

Additionally, Mr. Echeverri Díaz is a founding partner of the Colombia Debate League.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Echeverri Díaz worked with two different Colombian law firms.

Experience
  • A South American State entity in a commercial arbitration against a Chinese company in a dispute related to a concession contract for a maritime port as well as in the annulment, recognition, and enforcement proceedings.
  • A South American State in an investment dispute under UNCITRAL Rules regarding the concession of the three international airports in the country.
  • A South American State in an investment dispute under UNCITRAL Rules regarding the development of a mining project.
  • A Central American State and a State entity in two ICC arbitrations related to various contracts for electricity generation.
  • A South American State in an investment dispute under the UNCITRAL Rules regarding the alleged expropriation of three metallurgical and mining assets previously acquired by a foreign investor.
  • A South American State in an ICSID arbitration arising from the State’s imposition of a fine due to the wrongful modification of a contract for the exploration and production of coal.
  • A South American State under the ICSID Additional Facility Rules arising from the State's enforcement of its telecom regulations governing the restitution of assets to the State after the termination of a concession contract for the provision of telecom's services.
  • A South American State entity in a commercial arbitration commenced by another South American oil company arising from its alleged failure to comply with a cooperation agreement for hydrocarbons supply.
  • A South American Autonomous Municipal Government in an ICC arbitration (and the prior emergency arbitrator proceedings) commenced by a Spanish Consortium related to the construction of a tramway line. 
  • A South American Autonomous Municipal Government in an ICC arbitration commenced by a French company related to the supervision of the construction of a tramway line.
  • A South American State Entity in an ICC arbitration against an Indian company arising from a contract for the joint exploitation of a mining concession.
Education
  • Universidad del Rosario, 2014
Admissions
  • *Admitted in Colombia only
Languages
  • Spanish
  • English
  • French
Memberships
  • International Academy for Arbitration Law - Alumnus
Speaking Engagements
  • How to Build a Career in International Arbitration Without Dying While Trying? — Bogotá, Colombia (September 12, 2018)
  • From the Arbitration Agreement to the Arbitral Award: A tour of the ICC Arbitration Rules — Asunción, Paraguay (November 13, 2017)