Diego is a disputes lawyer focused in international commercial and investment arbitration, with skills in civil, commercial, and criminal law. He is fluent in Spanish, English, and Portuguese. He qualified in Costa Rica.
Diego is an expert in disputes involving a Spanish or Latin-American element.
Diego's experience includes:
- representing a Spanish construction company in an arbitration in relation an EPC contract for the construction of a highway in a Latin American state (ICC, Madrid, law of a Latin American State, Spanish)
- representing the Costa Rican subsidiary of a Spanish group in an arbitration in relation to a dispute arising from a contract for the construction of a highway (ICC, Madrid, Costa Rican law, Spanish)*
- representing a Costa Rican company in an arbitration against a U.S. company in relation to a dispute arising from a distribution contract (ICDR, Miami, law of the State of New York, English)*
- representing a multinational company in the technology sector in an arbitration in relation to a dispute arising from a contract for the construction of the powerhouse of a hydroelectric project in a Costa Rica (CCA, Costa Rica, Costa Rican law, Spanish)*
- Administrative Secretary to the Arbitral Tribunal in an arbitration involving an Asian company and an American company in relation to a license and co-commercialization agreement (ICC, Paris, law of the State of New York, English)*
*experience prior to joining Herbert Smith Freehills
Diego holds an LL.M. from Harvard Law School and an LL.M. in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution from Queen Mary University of London. He also holds a Law Degree with a minor in Stock Markets Law from the University of Costa Rica.