Jose F. Sanchez Joins V&E’s International Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Practice in New York
Jose F. Sanchez has joined Vinson & Elkins
as counsel in the firm’s New York office, focusing on international arbitration
and cross-border litigation.
Sanchez has served as arbitrator in cases
handled by the ICC and other institutions, and is a fellow of the Chartered
Institute of Arbitrators. He routinely represents states, state-controlled
entities, companies, and individuals in international arbitrations handled by
the ICC, ICSID, AAA/ICDR, UNCITRAL, and the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce.
Sanchez is a trilingual lawyer, who handles complete arbitrations in English,
Spanish and Portuguese. Prior to joining V&E, Sanchez practiced at Paul
Hastings LLP with partner Camilo Cardozo, who joined V&E in late
Sanchez has also handled cross-border
litigation matters before state and federal district and appellate courts, with
particular focus on issues surrounding the enforcement of arbitration and forum
selection clauses, choice of law clauses, foreign judgments and arbitration
awards in the Second and Fifth Circuits.
Chambers Global (2019) reports that
clients refer to Sanchez as “a ‘brilliant, relentless and persuasive’ advocate
and praise his ability to ‘produce outstanding results under incredible
pressure.’” Chambers and Partners recognizes Sanchez in its 2019 Global,
USA and Latin America guides.
“Jose brings almost 15 years’ experience in
international arbitration and cross-border litigation matters, including in
Latin America,” said James
head of V&E’s International Dispute Resolution and Arbitration practice.
“We’re very pleased he decided to make the move to V&E as we continue to
grow our IDR practice in New York.”
Sanchez received his law degree, summa cum
laude, from Sergio Arboleda University in Bogota, Colombia, where he
obtained the highest score in the national bar exam, and a master’s in business
and economic law (LLM) from Georgetown University Law Center.
V&E’s International Dispute Resolution and Arbitration
practice is among the world’s best, receiving international recognition in Chambers
USA (2019), Chambers UK (2019), Legal 500 US (2019), Legal
500 UK (2018) and as a member of the Global Arbitration Review 100
(2019). The firm has represented clients in the energy, infrastructure
development and construction, technology/intellectual property, insurance,
banking, and pharmaceuticals sectors in more than 60 countries, in virtually
every common arbitral venue, and under all major international and regional