CARLOS JOSÉ VALDERRAMA practices in the International Trade & Dispute Resolution group where he focuses on international investment disputes arising under investment treaties and government contracts providing for dispute resolution under the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) arbitration rules. He is also involved in international commercial arbitration matters in various fora, including arbitrations under the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) rules.
Prior to joining Sidley, Carlos José worked for the Republic of Peru as the President of the government’s inter-agency Special Commission Representing the State in International Investment Disputes. In that capacity, he oversaw Peru’s defense in investment treaty arbitrations hearing nearly US $50 billion in claims, all of which resulted in favorable outcomes for the State. Some of those cases also involved the submission of claims and counterclaims by the State. Also in that role, he managed complex negotiations to resolve or otherwise avert a number of international investment arbitrations, advised different state agencies on treaty and contract provisions related to dispute resolution, and assisted such agencies in evaluating risks and avoiding disputes.
Before working for the Republic of Peru, Carlos José spent time as a consultant for the World Bank and the Organization of American States (OAS) focused on rule of law and justice policy issues. He also practiced as an attorney at Navarro Abogados for 10 years, in Lima, Peru.