Juan Francisco Fernández Garcés

International Lawyer - New York

Juan Francisco Fernández Garcés

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Juan Francisco Fernández Garcés is an international lawyer in the firm’s International Litigation & Arbitration practice. He specializes in investor-state and international commercial arbitration, having represented sovereign States and state-owned enterprises in their disputes in a variety of sectors, including infrastructure, oil & gas, telecommunication, energy, and aeronautical, under the leading institutional arbitration rules, including ICSID, ICC and UNCITRAL.


  • Fordham University School of Law, LL.M., 2021
  • University Torcuato Di Tella, Master's Degree, 2019
  • University of Texas Austin, Exchange Program, 2019
  • University of Buenos Aires, J.D., 2017


English, Spanish

Representative Experience

  • Telefonica S.A. v. Republic of Peru (ICSID Case No. ARB/21/10). Investor-state dispute concerning an alleged expropriation of an investment in the telecommunication sector. 
  • Represents a Peruvian state owned company in a dispute concerning the termination of an oil & gas concession. 
  • Represents the Municipality of Lima in two road concession disputes under UNCITRAL rules of arbitration. 
  • Fund for the Protection of Investors’ Rights in Foreign States v. Lithuania.  UNCITRAL investor-state dispute concerning an alleged expropriation of a bank. 
  • Represented an Argentinean public agency in an international commercial arbitration regarding the breach of an aviation contract. 
  • YPF S.A. (Argentina) v. AES Uruguaiana Empreendimeintos S.A. (Brasil), Companhia de Gas Do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul (Brasil) y Transportadora de Gas del Mercosur S.A. (Argentina). ICC case regarding the termination of a long-term contract for the supply of gas. 

Professional Experience

  • International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID); World Bank; Legal Intern.
  • Law Clerk and Associate in the International Arbitration department of a major international law firm in New York and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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