José Ángel Sánchez

Senior Associate

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Specialist in national and international arbitration; commercial and investment arbitration in complex disputes related to the energy, construction, telecommunications, finance and M&A sectors; alternative dispute resolution.

José Ángel Sánchez advises national and international clients on litigation and arbitration related to the energy, construction and telecommunications sectors. He has a strong background in alternative dispute resolution in complex engineering, concession and infrastructure projects, as well as in disputes with a marked financial, commercial and M&A element.

He has represented private investors against sovereign states in international arbitrations brought under the terms of investment protection treaties, and in commercial arbitrations under all kinds of institutional rules (ICSID, ICC, LCIA, SCC, UNCITRAL, the Madrid Court of Arbitration [CAM], the Spanish Civil and Commercial Court of Arbitration [CIMA], and the Spanish and Iberoamerican Arbitration Club [CEIA]) in Spain, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.

He also advises on the legal planning and protection of international investment portfolios; issues concerning the application of public and private international law; and the supervision and control of arbitration procedures, such as cancellation, recognition and enforcement of judgments, and arbitration awards.

He is a member of the Spanish and Iberoamerican Arbitration Club (CEIA -40), the ICC Young Arbitration Forum, the Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration, the Young LCIA International Arbitration Group and Young ICSID.

He is a guest lecturer at several universities and business schools, and regularly speaks at national and international forums on arbitration. He is the author of doctrinal articles and publications related to commercial and investment arbitration.


  • Master of Laws in International Dispute Resolution
    Queen Mary University of London, 2021

    Bachelor of Laws, and Business Administration and Management (double degree)
    Universidad Pontificia Comillas-ICADE, Madrid, 2014

    Program in Alternative Dispute Resolution and EU Redress
    Università degli Studi di Udine, Italy, 2013

    INSIDE Program in Law, Development, and Diplomacy
    Georgetown University, Washington D. C., 2011

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