Jose F. Sanchez acts
as arbitrator and as counsel on international commercial arbitrations and
cross-border litigations. He is recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers
USA, and Chambers Latin-America-Wide on international arbitration, has
almost 15 years of experience handling an array of arbitration and cross-border
litigation matters in English, Spanish, and Portuguese under the laws of
numerous jurisdictions across the globe, and is a fellow of the Chartered
Institute of Arbitrators.
Chambers USA (2018)
reports that Jose “holds an excellent reputation for his expert advocacy," and "is deemed 'one of the brightest lawyers in the
field,'" and "garner[s] accolades from clients as a 'brilliant,
relentless and persuasive' advocate and for his ability to 'produce outstanding
results under incredible pressure. Chambers Latin America-Wide (2020), in turn, reports that clients refer to
Jose as "a star“ who “really gets completely involved; it's like
he's defending his own mother. He's well spoken, writes very well and comes up
with fantastic ideas. He's really very impressive."
Jose has served as arbitrator in several
cases handled by the ICC and other institutions, and he represents states,
state-controlled entities, companies, and individuals in international
arbitrations handled by the ICC, ICSID, ICDR, LCIA, UNCITRAL, and the Brazil-Canada
Chamber of Commerce. He is often retained by an array of clients, including oil and energy companies, Fortune 500 companies, and state-owned entities to advice on international arbitration matters.
Jose also handles cross-border litigation
matters before state and federal district and appellate courts, with particular
emphasis on all 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. He is also involved in a number of
pro-bono litigation matters.