Casado

Baldomero Casado

International Associate
Washington, DC

I help my clients in a wide range of investor-state and commercial disputes.

Baldomero Casado focuses his practice on investment treaty arbitration and international commercial arbitration. He has represented sovereign States and state-owned entities in investor-State arbitrations before the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

He has also represented state-owned and private companies in commercial arbitrations under the UNCITRAL and ICC Rules in a wide range of matters, including oil and gas, natural resources, construction, infrastructure, and M&A disputes. The list of sovereign clients he currently represents includes Peru and Panama.

His practice has a special focus on the energy sector. Baldomero currently advises a number of Sovereign States and state-owned entities in upstream oil and gas disputes. Admitted to practice law in Spain and Texas, he holds degrees in law, international arbitration and energy from the University of Texas at Austin.

Before joining Foley Hoag, Baldomero was an associate in another international law firm with offices in Madrid (Spain), and in-house counsel to one of Spain’s main oil and gas companies.

Education

  • University of Texas School of Law, LL.M., 2017
  • Faculty of Law and Business Sciences of the University of Cordoba, J.D., 2009 (study abroad at the University of Burgundy, France); Master in International Trade, 2010

Bar and Court Admissions

BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Texas
  • Spain

Languages

  • Spanish

Experience

INVESTOR-STATE ARBITRATION
  • Quanta Services Netherlands B.V. v. Republic of Peru. Represents the Republic of Peru in an ICSID arbitration initiated by Quanta under the Peru-Netherlands Bilateral Investment Treaty, regarding the alleged wrongful termination of contracts to design, build and operate telecommunication networks in rural areas or Peru.
  • Sacyr S.A. v. The Republic of Panama. Represents the Republic of Panama in an ICSID-administered arbitration initiated by Sacyr S.A., a Spanish entity, under the arbitration rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), in connection with the expansion of the Panama Canal.
  • Deviandes v. Republic of Peru. Represents the Republic of Peru in an ICSID arbitration regarding alleged damages resulting from the inability to operate certain tolls due to massive social protests.
INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION
  • Represents an Asian State in two ad hoc arbitrations initiated against major international oil companies in multi-billion-dollar disputes regarding the decommissioning of large natural gas production facilities.
  • Represents the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima in a contract-based arbitration brought against a toll-road concessionaire under the rules of the International Arbitration Chamber of Paris (CAIP). In this case, the Municipality seeks the cancellation of a concession contract for the construction and operation of the “LĂ­nea Amarilla” toll road, as well as compensation for damages. It involves social protests and corruption issues related to the Lava Jato case in Peru.
  • Represents a stated-owned petroleum company in an ICC arbitration brought against the operator of a petroleum block in Latin America, and its co-concessionaires and guarantors, as a result of the operator’s attempt to force the termination of the block’s license contract.
  • Represented a Nicaraguan agricultural company as claimant in an ICC arbitration against Nicaraguan, Panamanian and Colombian companies, relating to the breach of a contract for the agricultural administration of sugar cane plantations.
  • Represented a Nicaraguan company as claimant in an ICC arbitration against a Colombian company in connection with corporate matters in the energy sector.
  • Represented a Central American State in an ad hoc construction arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules relating to the construction of a 40 km highway.