Fernández Garcés

Juan Francisco Fernández Garcés

International Lawyer
New York

I help sovereign States and State-owned entities to protect their interests in proceedings under leading institutional arbitration rules.

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. Juan Francisco represents 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.

Education

  • 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

Bar and Court Admissions

BAR ADMISSIONS
  • California
  • Argentina

Languages

  • Spanish

Experience

  • Telefonica S.A. v. Republic of Peru (ICSID Case No. ARB/21/10). Represents the Republic of Peru in an Investor-state dispute concerning an alleged expropriation of an investment in the telecommunication sector. 
  • Represents a Peruvian state-owned company in an ICC international arbitration proceeding concerning the termination of a long-term oil & gas license.
  • Represents the Municipality of Lima in two road concession disputes under UNCITRAL rules of arbitration.
  • Represents the Dominican Republic in an international arbitration proceeding brough by an investor in connection with a waste management concession.
  • Fund for the Protection of Investors’ Rights in Foreign States v. Lithuania.  Represented Lithuania in an investor-state dispute concerning the 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.