Jaime Gallego

Partner, Geneva

+41 58 105 2000

jgallego@lalive.law

Jaime Gallego

Jaime practices exclusively in international commercial arbitration and international investment arbitration with a particular focus on Latin America and Spain.

He has acted in a large number of international arbitrations primarily in the energy, mining, telecommunications and construction sectors, and in infrastructure project related disputes. He has experience with all the main international arbitration rules, including ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, Swiss Rules, LCIA and CIAC, and a wide range of applicable laws (common law and civil law). He also serves as arbitrator.

Hailed as “one of the most complete arbitration lawyers of his generation with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the facts of a case and great cross-examination skills” GAR 30, 2019, Jaime is dual-qualified in Spain and England & Wales and handles arbitrations in English, Spanish and French.

Recognition

Ranked Future Leaders – Partners
Who’s Who Legal Future Leaders, Arbitration, 2017 – 2022

Recent publications

Recent award improves prospects for investor claims in mining projects
(original title in Spanish: Reciente laudo mejora las perspectivas de reclamación de inversores en proyectos mineros)
MARC VEIT, JAIME GALLEGO, LUIS MIGUEL VELARDE SAFFER
In: Rumbo Minero, issue 158, pp. 110-112, October 2023

On Professor Pierre Lalive’s Article, “Arbitration – The Civilized Solution”, 1998
JAIME GALLEGO
In: 73rd issue of Revista Brasileira de Arbitragem, 2020

Case summary: Continental Casualty Company v. Argentine Republic. (2020). ICSID Reports, 18, 155-198
JAIME GALLEGO
In: ICSID Reports Volume 18 on Defence Arguments in Investment Arbitration, January 2021

Wholesale electricity trading contracts: Calculation of damages from non-performance – an increasingly relevant issue
NORADÈLE RADJAI, JAIME GALLEGO, EMILIE MCCONAUGHEY
In: LALIVE Blog, May 2020

Recent conferences

CEIA Capítulo Suizo
Enforcing awards against States – the French, Swiss and English perspectives
JAIME GALLEGO, Speaker
Geneva, 21 September 2023

IEA: XIV Conferencia de Arbitraje Internacional
Commercial and investment arbitrations with State parties
JAIME GALLEGO, Speaker
Specificities of commercial arbitrations with the State: evidence
Quito, 7 June 2023

Open de Arbitraje, ninth edition
JAIME GALLEGO, Speaker
Incentives and disincentives to negotiate or arbitrate (from the perspective of each party and depending on the situation)
Madrid, 11 May 2023

Current memberships

  • Officer of the Mining Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Board member of the Arbitration Club (Club de Arbitraje), ESADE
  • Member of the SIAC panel of arbitrators
  • Member of the commission for the scrutiny of awards of the Centro Internacional de Arbitraje de Madrid (CIAM)
  • Member of the subcommittee on energy and natural resources of the Asociación Latinoamericana de Arbitraje (ALARB)

Career history

  • Partner, LALIVE, 2020 – present
  • Counsel, LALIVE, 2017 – 2019
  • Associate, LALIVE, 2009 – 2016
  • Associate, Dechert LLP, Paris, 2004 – 2009
  • Trainee & Associate, SJ Berwin LLP, London, 2000 – 2003

Academic qualifications

  • LLM International Dispute Resolution, University College London, 2003 – 2004
  • Degree in Law and a Master in Tax Law, ESADE, Spain, 1994 – 1999

Practices

  • Arbitration - International Commercial
  • Arbitration - Investment Treaty

Sectors

  • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Energy
  • Mining
  • Technology

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Nationality

  • British
  • Spanish

Admission

  • England & Wales, 2002
  • Spain, 1999
“Great cross-examination skills” GAR30, 2019