A dual French-Colombian national, with over 10 years of legal experience, Guillermo Salcedo Salas is an avocat à la cour of the Paris Bar (2023) and a certified Colombian lawyer (2008).
With a distinguished track record in both commercial and investment arbitration, Guillermo has represented and advised states, ministries, state entities, multinational corporations and individuals in over 40 international arbitrations under some of the prominent arbitration rules (ICSID Convention, ICSID Convention’s Additional Facility, UNCITRAL, ICC and CRCICA). His experience spans over a diverse array of economic sectors, such as construction, energy, oil and gas, industrial production, agriculture, food, real estate and transportation.
Among his most recent engagements, a highlight is his representation of the Republic of Peru in a trilogy of arbitrations related to the concession contract for one of South America’s most important public infrastructure projects: Lima’s second metro line. He also represents Georgia in an ICSID arbitration related to a real estate project in Tbilisi. Guillermo further represents the Republic of Peru in two ICSID arbitrations related, respectively, to the concession contract for the construction of a wastewater treatment system in the region around Lake Titicaca and a concession contract to roll out a nationwide telecommunications network in Peru.
Before joining the firm, Guillermo served as an international arbitration consultant for various law firms and corporations in Europe and Latin America. He also spent several years in the international arbitration group of a US law firm based in Paris. Guillermo is trilingual in English, French and Spanish, and has a working knowledge of Portuguese.