Fabian Zetina is an associate with GST LLP. His practice involves commercial and investment treaty arbitrations, international law, as well as litigation related to international arbitration, especially in enforcement proceedings before U.S. courts. He is admitted to the New York State Bar and is licensed to practice law in Guatemala.
Prior to joining GST, Mr. Zetina was an associate at a leading law firm in Guatemala where he focused his practice in international arbitration, cross-border insolvency, and asset recovery. He also represented non-governmental organizations, corporations and governmental entities before the highest courts in Guatemala on constitutional, human rights, and public international law matters. Mr. Zetina was an Assistant Professor of Contracts at his former law school in Guatemala City for four years and was an Assistant Professor of the summer courses of Transnational Corporate Law and Foreign Investment in Guatemala.
Mr. Zetina holds an LL.B. from Universidad Francisco Marroquin where he graduated cum laude, third in his class, and was on the Dean’s List all semesters. He holds an LL.M. from Columbia Law School, where he graduated with a Parker School Recognition of Achievement and as a Lloyd N Cutler International Law Fellow. Mr. Zetina served as Research Assistant to Professor George Bermann, LL.M. Graduate Editor of the American Review of International Arbitration (ARIA), and Co-Founder and Editor of the International Arbitration Newsletter. Mr. Zetina has additional studies in international arbitration, international commercial law, and human rights. Mr. Zetina does not practice law in Florida and is not admitted to the Florida Bar.
Mr. Zetina is fluent in Spanish and English and proficient in French.
Koch Minerals Sarl and Koch Nitrogen International Sarl v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Counsel to Venezuela in an annulment proceeding in a dispute that arose out of the alleged expropriation of the interests of the investor in a nitrogen-based fertilizer producer company.
Tethyan Copper Company Pty Ltd. v. Pakistan, Counsel to Pakistan in a claim brought by a joint venture owned by Barrick Gold and Antofagasta Minerals regarding the denial of a mining lease application in Pakistan.
PDVSA Servicios S.A. v. Petrosaudi International Ltd., Counsel to an affiliate of the Venezuelan State-owned hydrocarbons company regarding a claim for damages related to the repair, maintenance, and operation of an offshore gas drilling rig.
Manuel Garcia Armas, et al. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Represented Venezuela in proceedings regarding an alleged Spanish investment in the food sector in Venezuela. We obtained one of the first orders for a funded claimant to post a security for costs. The Tribunal later dismissed the claims in their entirety.
Saint Patrick Properties Corporation v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Representing Venezuela in a dispute arising out of the alleged nationalization of companies that provided oil support services.
Luis Garcia Armas, et al. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Represented Venezuela in proceedings regarding an alleged Spanish investment in the food sector in Venezuela. We obtained one of the first orders for a funded claimant to post a security for costs.
Universidad Francisco Marroquin, J.D., cum laude
Columbia Law School, LL.M., recipient of the Parker School Recognition of Achievement in International and Comparative Law
Lloyd N. Cutler International Law Fellow