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Santiago Bejarano advises clients on a range of high-stakes international disputes around the world, under both civil law and common law regimes. He also advises clients in connection with white-collar matters.
Mr. Bejarano regularly represents domestic and multinational corporations in their highest-stakes international disputes in a wide variety of industries and business sectors. Drawing on his dual qualification as an attorney in Colombia and New York and his in-depth understanding of Latin America’s legal systems and business practices, he has particular expertise advising clients on matters involving this region.
Mr. Bejarano brings over a decade of experience representing clients in international commercial and investment arbitrations held under a variety of rules and institutions, including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). He has participated in arbitrations seated in all major arbitral hubs, including New York, Washington D.C., London, The Hague, and Paris, among others. Mr. Bejarano is consistently recognized by clients and peers as a leading arbitration practitioner; he has been listed in Who’s Who Legal: Future Leaders – Arbitration in every edition since 2019, and has been featured by Chambers and Partners Latin America 2024 and Legal 500 USA. Mr. Bejarano is a frequent speaker at international arbitration conferences around the globe, and is a Lecturer in Law at University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, where he teaches International Arbitration.
In addition, Mr. Bejarano also advises clients in connection with high-profile government investigations and inquiries, white collar matters, and complex, multi-jurisdictional internal investigations around the globe.
Mr. Bejarano keeps an active pro bono practice, advising clients on immigration-related matters. He received the Legal Aid Society’s Pro Bono Publico Award in 2015 for his work on immigration cases.
Mr. Bejarano is a member of the Spanish and Iberoamerican Arbitration Association (CEIA); the Latin American Arbitration Association (ALARB); the International Bar Association (IBA); the Young ICCA; the ICC Young Arbitrators and ADR Forum (YAAF); and the LCIA Young and International Arbitration Group (YIAG).