News 08 Jan. 2021
Curtis Adds Africa Insider and Corporate Partner Kalidou Gadio in the U.S.
News 18 Nov. 2020
Libya Obtains Historic Victory in Setting Aside of EUR452 Million Arbitral Award
News 15 Dec. 2020
Kazakhstan Secures US$1.9 Billion in Settlement of Arbitral Dispute
News 26 Feb. 2020
Curtis Secures Comprehensive Victory for the Republic of Kazakhstan’s Committee of Roads
Event 05 Jan. 2021
Partner Robert Honeywell participates in Fundación Fide panel on U.S. and Spanish Insolvency Systems
News 20 Dec. 2020
Curtis Counsel Fuad Zarbiyev Nominated for Membership in International Law Commission
News 17 Dec. 2020
Partner Antonio Prida and Associate Irene Cuellar Publish Article on Mexico Potentially Incorporating The UNCITRAL Model Law and The Singapore Convention into National Legislation
Article 11 Dec. 2020
Partners Rodrigo Valverde and Santiago Corcuera, and Associate Irene Cuellar, Author Mexico Chapter in INSOL International’s “Treatment of Secured Claims in Insolvency and Pre-Insolvency Proceedings II”
Client Alert 13 Jan. 2021
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Upholds Qatar’s Sovereign Immunity in Cyberespionage Case
Event 09 Jan. 2021
Partner Charles Howland Serves as Judge for the Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition
Client Alert 30 Dec. 2020
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Notarization (Executive Order 202.7) During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: December 30, 2020)
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Witnessing (New York Executive Order 202.14) During The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: December 30, 2020)
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Juan Perla’s practice focuses on international litigation and arbitration, including investor-state disputes in which he represents foreign states and state-owned entities, and complex commercial disputes between private parties.
Mr. Perla is experienced in litigation in U.S. courts, from the critical motions stage through the appellate litigation process including before the Supreme Court. He clerked for Judge L. Felipe Restrepo of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and Judge C. Darnell Jones II of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
He is also experienced in international arbitration under the rules of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). Together with partners Joseph Pizzurro and Robert Garcia, Juan co-authored a chapter in the Guide to Challenging and Enforcing Arbitration Awards (First Edition) published by Global Arbitration Review.
He has advised clients on regulatory matters and international transactions involving economic sanctions and anti-corruption laws, as well as a broad range of other issues including sovereign immunity, treaty interpretation, diplomatic and consular affairs, and U.S. foreign relations law.
Demonstrating a strong commitment to pro bono practice, Juan is a member of the Curtis team that has been working on the case United States v. Vaello-Madero, which challenges the constitutionality of excluding Puerto Rico residents from federal entitlements legislation. Following the Curtis team’s success in the district court, the House of Representatives of Puerto Rico issued a resolution recognizing their efforts to bring equal rights to the residents of Puerto Rico.
Mr. Perla has also represented asylum-seekers in administrative proceedings, and advised non-profits on general corporate matters.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Perla worked on a variety of human rights and refugee rights issues as a field intern for non-governmental organizations at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D., Certificates in Business Law and International Law, Berkeley Journal of International Law, Associate Editor, and Berkeley Business Law Journal, Assistant Editor
Université de Paris-Panthéon-Assas II, Study Abroad, French, European and International Law
University of Southern California, Price School of Public Policy, M.P.A.
Andrews University, B.A., summa cum laude, J.N. Andrews Scholar
District of Columbia
U.S. Court of Appeals - District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals - First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals - Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals - Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit
U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York
U.S. Supreme Court
New York State Bar Association
The Association of the Bar of the City of New York
International Bar Association
Prosser Prize in International Law, presented by Berkeley Law (Spring 2010)
Commercial Disputes - Arbitration
Commercial Disputes - Litigation
News 20 Apr. 2020
Curtis Prevails in Securing Another Victory in a Historic Equal Protection Case: First Circuit Court Affirms District Court Decision in Favor of Puerto Rico Resident