Eduardo Silva Romero (Colombia)

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Eduardo Silva Romero, co-Chair of Dechert’s International Arbitration global practice, focuses his practice on arbitration matters, particularly disputes involving States and State entities.

An acknowledged expert in international arbitration, Mr. Silva Romero has supervised numerous proceedings before arbitration panels worldwide. Former Deputy Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Mr. Silva Romero has far-reaching experience in all areas of international arbitration, including international sales and distribution contracts, construction, telecommunication, mining, oil and gas, and electricity-related disputes. He advises on arbitration matters conducted under the auspices of the ICC, ICSID, AAA and the SCC, as well as in ad hocproceedings under the UNCITRAL and EDF arbitration rules. As an arbitrator, Mr. Silva Romero has acted in more than 100 arbitrations. 

Mr. Silva Romero is recognized as a leading lawyer by Chambers Europe 2017 which notes him as “outstanding“. The Legal 500 Latin America 2016 notes he “excels in the quality and strategic value of its advice.” He is also consistently recommended by the Global Arbitration Review, Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Global, Chambers France, Europe, Chambers Latin America, Décideurs Stratégie Finance Droit and The International Who’s Who of Arbitration and Energy and The Who’s Who Legal: France – Arbitration. In 2016, he was named MVPs of the Year by Law 360 for his accomplishment in international arbitration. He is recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers for Arbitration and Mediation in France in 2018.

Mr. Silva Romero teaches Investment Arbitration and International Contracts at the Paris Institute for Political Studies (Sciences Po), Arbitration at the University of Paris-Dauphine (Paris IX), and is a Professor of International Law at the University of Rosario’s Law School in Bogota.

He is a regular speaker at numerous conferences, seminars and courses in Europe, the US and Latin America.

He is the Co-Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee and the Chair of the Latin American and Iberian Chapter of the ICC. He has published dozens of books and articles on international arbitration and other matters.