Session: Investor-State Mediation

Profile: Joe Tirado has over 30 years of dispute resolution experience and has handled hundreds of cases across a broad range of industry sectors as counsel, arbitrator, mediator, conciliator, adjudicator and expert determiner in more than 65 jurisdictions. Joe is a partner and former Co-Head of International Arbitration and ADR at leading Spanish and Latin American firm, Garrigues.

He has represented sovereign governments, multi-national corporations and high net worth individuals. He has handled high value cases in a number of sectors and industries. Joe has conducted and advised on international commercial and investment arbitration under all the major international arbitration rules before the leading international arbitration institutions as well as “pure” ad hoc and UNCITRAL arbitration and he has conducted and advised on a number of mediations and other alternative dispute resolution processes.

Joe is a solicitor-advocate with full rights of audience before all civil courts in England & Wales, an accredited commercial and Investor-State mediator, a Civil Mediation Council Fellow, an ICSID conciliator and panel member of a number of leading invitation-only arbitration and mediation panels, including the European Union and the United Nations.

Joe writes extensively and presents regularly on international arbitration and ADR at major international conferences, symposia and seminars and prominent universities around the world. Joe is Contributing Editor of “Global Legal Insights to International Arbitration”, Global Legal Group, which is now in its 9th edition covering 67 jurisdictions.

He is also actively involved in arbitral and mediation institutions and prestigious international arbitration and ADR associations and committees. Joe is a past Co-Chair of the IBA Mediation Committee.