Silvia M. Marchili focuses on complex international arbitration cases involving investment as well as commercial claims. A partner in our International Arbitration practice, Silvia is a bilingual, civil and common law trained lawyer. She handles international arbitration and litigation matters involving Latin America and Africa, and a variety of sectors, including oil and gas, power, construction, mining, air transportation, and infrastructure.
With over 15 years of experience, Silvia represents parties in investment arbitrations before international tribunals under the World Bank’s International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes Convention, as well as under other arbitration rules. In recent cases, she has obtained some of the largest ICSID Bilateral Investment Treaty awards ever received by foreign investors. An expert in investment arbitration, Silvia coauthored, with R. Doak Bishop, the treatise Annulment Under the ICSID Convention (Oxford University Press).
In commercial arbitrations, Silvia has represented parties in cases under the International Chamber of Commerce, London Court of International Arbitration, UN Commission on International Trade Law, Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission, International Centre for Dispute Resolution and Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association rules.
Originally from Buenos Aires, Silvia is fluent in Spanish and English, and has working knowledge of Italian and French, along with a basic understanding of German. She is a frequent author and speaker on arbitration and dispute resolution.
Chambers Global ranked Silvia as an expert in dispute resolution and Latin Lawyer selected her as a leading practitioner in Latin America. Most recently, Who is Who Legal–International Arbitration ranked Silvia as a top-ten young leader in the Americas, quoting a source who stated that Silvia “is very smart and has a great ability to discern the relevant factual and legal issues to be able to attack all of them in a very methodical and effective way.”
She is active in several international law and international arbitration organizations, serving as a Member of the FDI Moot Advisory Board, Chair of the Young ITA and North America regional representative at the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum.