José Manuel García Rebolledo

International Associate - New York

Jose Rebolledo
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José Manuel García Rebolledo is an international associate in the firm's New York office and a member of the International Litigation and Arbitration Practice. His work focuses on representing States in investment arbitration proceedings. José Manuel has experience representing sovereign States in arbitration proceedings under the arbitration rules of the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNICTRAL). He has also provided advice to national governments in matters of international law. He has represented foreign States in claims brought against them in U.S. courts and has experience representing individuals in federal investigations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

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  • University of California Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall, LL.M., 2010
  • Universidad Iberoamericana, Licenciatura en Derecho, 2006


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Representative Experience

 International investment arbitration

  • Talal Awamleh et al. v. State of Qatar. Represents Qatar in an arbitration brought by media enterprises over a dispute related to the production of TV and film projects.   
  • Nissan Motor Company Limited v. The Republic of India. Represents India in an arbitration brought by the Renault & Nissan Consortium over disputes related to taxation measures adopted by a state government.
  • Italba Corporation v. Oriental Republic of Uruguay. Represented Uruguay in a case involving claims over rights to use the electromagnetic spectrum and regulation of the Uruguayan telecommunications industry.The case was dismissed on jurisdictional grounds and more than USD$ 5 million were awarded to Uruguay in costs.
  • Highbury International AVV and Ramstein Trading Inc. v, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Represented Venezuela in the annulment proceedings of an ICSID award rendered against claimants in the underlying arbitration related to a dispute of an alleged expropriation of gold and diamond mining concessions.
  • Philip Morris Brands Sàrl, Philip Morris Products S.A. and Abal Hermanos S.A. v. Oriental Republic of Uruguay. Represented Uruguay successfully in a case related to claims brought against Uruguay’s adoption of the most progressive tobacco control regulation in the world; inclusive of claims related to the treatment of the administrative appeals made the investors in national courts. The tribunal dismissed all claims against Uruguay.
  • Valores Mundiales, S.L. and Consorcio Andino S.L. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Represented Venezuela in a claim brought by the world largest wheat and corn flour products company’s subsidiaries for the alleged expropriation of their facilities in Venezuela.
  • Merck Sharpe & Dohme (I.A.) v. The Republic of Ecuador. Represents the Republic of Ecuador in an UNCITRAL arbitration under the Ecuador - U.S. bilateral investment treaty arising from the alleged treatment of a foreign investor by the Ecuadorean judiciary.
  • Tenaris S.A. and Talta – Trading e Marketing Sociedade Unipessoal Lda. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Represented Venezuela in the annulment proceedings of an award issued on an ICSID proceeding brought in connection with the alleged expropriation of a steel plant.
  • Rusoro Mining Limited v. The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela. Represented Venezuela in a US$3.03 Billion claim brought by a Canadian gold mining company in an ICSID Additional Facility arbitration concerning the nationalization of the company's assets.

International Commercial Arbitration

  • Línea Amarilla S.A.C. v. Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima. Represents the Metropolitan Municipality of Lima in a contract-based arbitration under the International Arbitration Chamber of Paris (CAIP) commenced by Línea Amarilla S.A.C. (LAMSAC). The arbitration arises from a dispute concerning the calculation and adjustment of tolls charged as part of a contract to construct and refurbish certain roadways in Lima.

 Experience in other areas

  • Advised Mexican entity “CENAGAS” (National Center for Control of Natural Gas), responsible for operating the national system of transport and storage pipelines, with respect to its international standards for public procurement.
  • Represents a client in an ongoing federal investigation led by the Department of Justice and the Securities Exchange Commission regarding alleged international bribery in Mexico under the FCPA.
  • Advised and represented a Central American energy conglomerate regarding the correction and removal of slanderous publications made against the company in printed and electronic media.  
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Bar Admissions

  • Admitted only in New York; not engaged in the practice of law in the District of Columbia.