Luis Parada, senior counsel in Curtis’ International Arbitration group, concentrates his practice on representing governments and state entities in investment treaty disputes. He has a wealth of experience representing and advising sovereign clients in high-profile proceedings before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
In particular, Mr. Parada has developed significant experience representing sovereign States in cases conducted under the United States-Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA). He has acted as counsel for the disputing State in two CAFTA arbitrations, as well as counsel for a non-disputing State in three additional CAFTA arbitrations, where he has addressed the tribunal on issues of treaty interpretation.
In addition, Mr. Parada has provided advice to several sovereign States on other types of issues and disputes involving public international law.
Among other speaking engagements, Mr. Parada has been an active guest speaker at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, where he has addressed issues regarding investment disputes and the interpretation of key provisions of investment protection treaties and free trade agreements.
A dual national of the United States and El Salvador, Mr. Parada is fluent in both English and Spanish.