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Rafael Sánchez Ríos

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Rafael Sánchez Ríos

Rafael Sánchez Ríos (Lima, 1990)

Law degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru. Specialist in Domestic and International Arbitration and Investment, Civil Procedural Law, Constitutional Law, and Constitutional Procedural Law. He has represented companies and persons in complex arbitration and judicial disputes of a civil and corporate nature, among others. He has served as arbitrator and arbitration secretary in domestic and international arbitration proceedings in matters of civil property law and contracting with the State.

Studies and Degrees

  • Delos Dispute Resolution, Paris, France. Latin-American Remote Oral Advocacy Program (ROAP). (2023)
  • Arbanza, School of Arbitration, Lima, Peru. Specialized course in investment arbitration. (2022)
  • Centro de Altos Estudios Nacionales (CAEN) [Centre for Higher National Studies (CAEN)], Lima, Peru. Graduate of the LXXI Master in Development and National Defence. (2021)
  • The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague, Netherlands.
  • Online Summer Courses on:
    • Private International Law (2021)
    • Public International Law (2021)
  • Online Winter Courses on:
    • International Law (2021)
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru. Refresher course on oral litigation and electronic court record. (2020)
  • Universidad del Pacífico, Lima, Peru. Specialization Program in International Arbitration and Investments. (2019)
  • Universidad de Lima, Lima, Peru. Specialization course in domestic and international arbitration. (2019)
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru. Professional Law Degree. (2017)
  • Universidad de Alcalá e Instituto Peruano de Arbitral, Alcalá, Spain. International Arbitration Diploma. (2016)
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru. Bachelor Degree in Law. (2013)

Professional Experience

  • Associate at García Sayán Abogados – GSA Legal, Lima, Peru. (2019 – 2024)
  • Executive Director of the Instituto Peruano de Arbitraje (IPA) [Peruvian Arbitration Institute (IPA)], Lima, Peru. (2019 – 2019)
  • Associate at Carlos Soto & Asociados, Lima, Peru. (2017 – 2019)
  • Associate at Lourdes Flores Nano Abogado, Lima, Peru. (2015 – 2016)
  • Legal assistant at the General Comptroller's Office of the Republic of Peru, Lima, Peru. Participated in the Training Program for Young Talents – Formar. (2014)
  • Internship at García Sayán Abogados – GSA Legal, Lima, Peru. (2012)
  • Internship at Miranda & Amado Abogados, Lima, Peru. (2011 – 2012)
  • Internship at the Constitutional Court of Peru, Lima, Peru. (2010 – 2011)

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching assistant of the Peruvian Constitutional Law 1 course. Law School of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru. (2020)
  • Teaching assistant of the Law of the Sea course and other areas. Law School of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, Peru. (2013 – 2014).

Publications

  • “Amor a tercera vista: reformando la justicia peruana con el arbitraje (otra vez)” [Love at Third Sight: Reforming the Peruvian Justice System with Arbitration (Again)] in Núñez del Prado, Fabio y Lucas Ghersi Murillo, Coordinadores, Justicia de Papel: reformas disruptivas al sistema de justicia peruano, Palestra, Lima, 2021.
  • “La vacunación obligatoria contra el covid-19: una aproximación al derecho a la salud de la ciudadanía en general” [Compulsory Vaccination Against COVID-19: An Approach to the General Public’s Right to Health] in the El Peruano Official Gazette, 26 October 2020.
  • “Garantía para las inversiones: trascendencia de la inconstitucionalidad de la Ley N° 31018” [Guarantee for Investments: Significance of the Unconstitutionality of Peruvian Law Number 31018] in the El Peruano Official Gazette, 16 September 2020.
  • “La anulación o terminación del contrato: la ruta jurídica de una Lima sin LAMSAC1” [Contract Cancellation or Termination: The Legal Route to a city of Lima without LAMSAC”] in Jurídica, legal analysis supplement to the El Peruano Official Gazette, 10 September de 2019.
  • “La situación internacional de los océanos y su impacto en la economía mundial y peruana” [The International Ocean Situation and Its Impact on the World and the Peruvian Economy] in Enfoque Derecho, portal of THĒMIS Civil Association, 23 June 2019.
  • “Recomponiendo nuestro Tribunal Constitucional: y ahora, ¿quién podrá defendernos?” [Recomposing our Constitutional Court: and Now, Who Will Be Able to Defend Us?" in Enfoque Derecho, portal of THĒMIS Civil Association, 13 September 2012
  • “¿Y si escondemos al Señor de los Milagros?” [What if we hide the Lord of Miracles?] in Enfoque Derecho, portal of THĒMIS Civil Association, 30 March 2011.

[1] LAMSAC = is a company of the VINCI Highways group. They are in charge of the Linea Amarilla Expressway concession.

Affiliations

  • Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, CIArb
  • Member, Rising Arbitrators Initiative, RAI
  • Member, List of Arbitrators of the AMCHAM PERU International Arbitration Centre
  • Member, List of Arbitrators of the MARC PERU Arbitration Centre
  • Member, Justice Reform Group of the Consejo Privado Anticorrupción (CPA) [Private Anticorruption Council (CPA)]
  • Member, Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration, Young ICCA
  • Member, Young Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Young ITA
  • Member, Club Español e Iberoamericano del Arbitraje (CEA) [Spanish and Ibero-American Arbitration Club (CEA)]
  • Member, Lima’s Bar Association
  • Peruvian Representative, Equal Representation in Arbitration, Arbitration Pledge
  • Former member, Asociación Civil Thēmis [Thēmis Civil Association] – Law magazine

Languages

  • Spanish, English