Francisco J. Batlle is a senior associate in our International Dispute Resolution Practice, focusing on international law and arbitration. He has significant experience in public international law matters.
Francisco acts as counsel to sovereigns, state-owned companies and individuals in complex international legal proceedings involving a wide range of institutions, procedural rules and treaties. He regularly intervenes in investor-state arbitrations and cross-border disputes to address public international law elements.
Prior to joining the firm, Francisco was a law clerk at the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic. He also interned at the Colombian Commission of Jurists (CCJ) in Bogotá, where he worked on human rights and humanitarian law matters. Previous experience includes the handling of maritime and civil litigation, as well as the drafting and implementation of private and public contracts.
Francisco served as president of the Latin American Council of International and Comparative Law Scholars, Dominican Republic chapter (COLADIC-RD). With COLADIC-RD, he has intervened as amicus curiae in proceedings before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
More recently, given the Dominican Republic’s 2019-2020 non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council, Francisco successfully coordinated a capacity-building project on United Nations law. The project was funded by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom.
Francisco is country co-reporter of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) for the Dominican Republic.