International Investment Arbitration , International Arbitration , Public Law
Damián Vallejo focuses his practice on international investment arbitration, public international law, international commercial arbitration and commercial litigation. He represents companies, states and individuals in investment treaty and international commercial arbitrations conducted under the major international arbitration rules (ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, etc.) and advises clients on public international law matters, including the structuring of investments under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties. Damián also represents clients on commercial disputes and advises on arbitration-related litigation matters and the enforcement and challenge of domestic and foreign arbitral awards. He also acts as due diligence counsel in litigation finance and investments arising out of legal and regulatory special situations.
His experience spans a wide range of industries, including maritime, transportation, insurance, energy, mining, electricity, construction, infrastructure development, cross-border transactions and general commercial matters.
Damián has experience in civil and common-law legal systems. Prior to joining Dunning Rievman, Damián practiced in three major international disputes practices in the United States. A Spanish national, Damián practiced as a litigator and commercial lawyer at Spain’s most prestigious maritime and insurance law boutique and was an associate professor of maritime commercial law at the School of Nautical Studies of Barcelona. He is a native Spanish and Catalan speaker and has reading comprehension of Portuguese.
Damián is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and currently serves as the Vice President of the New York and Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Spanish Arbitration Club (Club Español del Arbitraje). He is also actively engaged in publishing and speaking at conferences.
Dunning Rievman LLP is a New York-based boutique firm of experienced litigation, international arbitration and transactions lawyers. We focus on the resolution of international and domestic conflicts, with a particular focus on those conflicts that are resolved via commercial and investment arbitrations. We also advise on arbitration-related disputes and the annulment, challenging and enforcement of arbitration awards.
Our expertise expands to transactional capabilities and we often negotiate and draft arbitration agreements and commercial contracts. We have experience in advising on investment structuring and restructuring for obtaining protection under bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and multilateral treaties to protect investments from sovereign/government acts.
We regularly act as due diligence counsel for litigation and arbitration funders and help clients obtain funding for potential disputes.
Our firm has experience in a broad range of sectors, including in the financial sector; shareholder disputes; international transactions; maritime and aviation; construction and infrastructure; oil and gas; mining; insurance and reinsurance; natural resources and energy.
Our attorneys also act as arbitrators in domestic and international arbitrations.