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Claudio Salas

Claudio Salas

Lecturer in Law

Claudio Salas is special counsel at WilmerHale’s New York offices.  He represents clients in diverse industries in international commercial and investment treaty arbitrations conducted in venues throughout the world under a variety of arbitral rules, including those of the ICC, ICSID, ICDR and UNCITRAL. He also represents clients in international litigation in US federal district and appellate courts, and in FCPA and other government investigations.

Mr. Salas’s matters have included advising a leading financial institution regarding potential treaty claims and defenses against enforcement of a foreign judgment in US courts, representing a leading pharmaceutical company in an UNCITRAL investment treaty arbitration concerning denial of justice, representing multinational energy companies in arbitrations related to long term supply contracts, and representing a major chemical company in a trade secret arbitration. 

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Mr. Salas was a member of the team that represented Occidental Petroleum in an ICSID arbitration against the Republic of Ecuador, which resulted in a $1.77 billion award for Occidental (then the largest award in ICSID history).  Mr. Salas is a graduate of Yale Law School and Middlebury College.