A member of the firm's International Dispute Resolution Practice Group, Tomás Solís brings a distinctly global perspective to his work. His professional background includes work in government, international organizations and the international offices of leading global law firms and before international adjudicative bodies, as well as the study of international law and policy at the post-graduate level.
Tomás focuses his practice on international law, arbitration and mediation. He represents sovereign governments in international arbitrations arising under bilateral investment treaties, free trade agreements, national investment legislation and contracts. He also advises sovereign governments around the world on boundary disputes. He is recognized in Volume IV of The Latino American Who’s Who.
Tomás spent five years as counsel to the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington DC. As secretary to arbitral tribunals, he administered a number of arbitral proceedings conducted in English, Spanish and French and involving countries in Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa and initiated under investment treaties, contractual provisions and national law.
In another prior position, as a legal advisor to the Government of El Salvador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tomás served on a team that represented El Salvador before the International Court of Justice, seeking revision of a judgment rendered in a land dispute with a neighboring government. Tomás also served as a prosecutor in the Fraud and Assets Control units of the attorney general’s office of El Salvador.
Tomás lectures and publishes frequently on matters related to international law and conflict resolution. As a visiting lawyer to the Paris offices of two global law firms, he conducted legal research on international law and arbitration and assisted in the preparation of treaty arbitration between private companies and sovereign governments.
Tomás is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation, which promotes the role of public service and pro bono work in the practice of law and the development of public policy.