Pablo Mori serves as Counsel in GST LLP’s International Arbitration Department in Washington, D.C. He has extensive experience advising and representing parties in International Commercial and Investment Arbitration proceedings and is ranked as “Associate to Watch” and “Next generation Lawyer” by both Chambers and Partners (2018 – 2019) and The Legal 500 (2015 – 2019) respectively.
Mr. Mori represents private and state entities in various arbitration proceedings seated in the US, Latin America and Europe, in tribunals constituted according to the rules of the ICC, ICSID, and other international arbitration centers in controversies related to oil & gas, construction of large infrastructure projects, as well as disputes concerning investments governed by a variety of BITs. Currently, he also acts as party appointed arbitrator and sole arbitrator in construction disputes before the Arbitration Centers of both the Lima Chamber of Commerce and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
Prior to joining GST LLP, Mr. Mori was an Associate at Bullard, Falla, Ezcurra+, a leading firm in international arbitration in Peru, where he acted as lead counsel or second chair in different proceedings in international commercial and investment arbitration. He also has experience as an international associate in a global law firm in New York City, in its international arbitration group. During his career, Mr. Mori has acted as counsel in more than 30 arbitration proceedings in domestic and international arbitration, including ICC and CIAC arbitrations seated in New York, Miami, and other international seats, involving oil & gas, construction, fishing, bankruptcy, and shareholders controversies, among others.
Mr. Mori writes and teaches extensively on international arbitration and advocacy. He is a frequent speaker in different seminars and events organized by universities and professional organizations in Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica among others. He has lectured, extensively, on international commercial arbitration, legal skills in arbitration, and contract law in the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Universidad del Pacífico, and Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, three of the major Law Schools in Peru.
Mr. Mori holds an LL.M. from the University of Chicago (2015 – 2016) as well as an LL.B. from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú where he graduated summa cum laude and his thesis about the extension of the arbitration agreement to non-signatory parties was awarded the Best Latin American Arbitration Thesis in the first Arbitration Latin American Thesis Contest, organized by the ICC Mexico, and others (December 2011). He is fluent in Spanish and English.
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.
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.
Author, “Revising the Traditional Method for the Appointment of Arbitrators”, 2018, Legal Advocacy in Arbitral Litigation, Palestra Editores.
Co-Author, “Annulment and Due Motivation: The Remission of the Award to the Arbitrators Themselves as an Alternative to Evaluate”, 2015, Arbitral Litigation: Arbitration from a Different Perspective.
Co-Author, Commercial Arbitration: The Extension of the Arbitration Agreement to Corporate Groups, p. 248, 2012, Legal Editions and Ius Et Veritas Publisher.
Author, “New trends for Dual Nationals Claims. Is the Ballantines Award Relevant for Cases Where a Dual Nationals-Related Provision is Not Incorporated in the Relevant Treaty?”, 2019, Kluwer Arbitration Blog.
Co-Author, “Stillborn Arbitration Award, Dead Remains. The Constitutional Court and Some Reflections on the ‘Enforceability’ of an Award Against Third Parties”, no. 257, 2015, Legal News, Gaceta Jurídica.
Co-Author, “Enforce in Peru, Enforce Now. The Opening Up of the Peruvian Arbitration Act for the Enforcement of a Foreign Award Under the Protection of the New York Convention”, 2014, Forseti Law Journal.
Author, “Participation of Third Parties in an Arbitration Proceeding. The Constitutional Tribunal and The Application of Article 14 of the Arbitration Law”, 2014, Gaceta Constitucional & Procesal Constitucional Journal.
Author, “The Amiable Compositeur in Peru, New Mechanism for the Efficient Solution of Conflicts in PPP’s Contracts, Benefits and Pending Issues”, 2014, Bullard, Falla, Ezcurra Virtual Bulletin.
Co-Author, “Tell Me Where You Want to Enforce, and I will Tell You if You will Make. Notes on the Enforcement of Foreign Annulled Awards Under the New York Convention, in the Host Country”, 2013, Advocatus Law Journal.
Author, “Regutran, The History of an Excluded Regulation Entity”, 2012, Journal of the Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas.
Co-Author, “The Mask Game: Extension of the Arbitration Agreement to Non-signatory Parties in the Groups of Companies’ Case”, no. 66, 2012, International Chamber of Commerce Mexico – PAUTA Journal.
Author, “The Appointment of Foreign Arbitrators in Domestic Arbitration Proceedings, and the Principle of Equidistance in the Appointment of the President of the Arbitral Tribunal”, 2012, Parthenon – Virtual Journal of Foro Jurídico.
Author, “What is the Right Way to Challenge the Exclusion of a Non-signatory Party of an Arbitration Proceeding?”, 2011, Actualidad Jurídica Journal.
Co-Author, “Unmasking the Reality: The Extension of the Arbitration Agreement to Non-signatory Parties, The Case of Corporate Groups”, 2010, Advocatus Law Journal.
Author, “Camisea: The Fallacy of Low Prices”, 2010, CDA (Círculo de Derecho Administrativo – Administrative Law Journal).