General Counsel and Head of Conflict Resolution Centre

International Energy Charter

Alejandro Carballo-Leyda (LL.B. with Economics, Certificate on international conflicts, LL.M., European Ph.D. in international law, Harvard Program on Negotiation, accredited mediator of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution) is the General Counsel of the International Energy Charter and Head of its Conflict Resolution Centre, which provides good offices and mediation support to investors and governments. From December 2020 to mid-September 2021, he was also Acting Deputy Secretary-General of the International Energy Charter. He coordinated the Guide on Investment Mediation (2016), the amendment to the energy transit conciliation rules (with a commentary), the Model Instrument on Management of Investment Disputes (2018) and the first training for investment mediators. Currently, he supports several countries in developing their internal instrument on managing investment disputes and is working on a joint research paper with the World Bank on investment dispute prevention in the energy sector. Alejandro also teaches foreign investment law at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Previously, he advised States and private clients on a wide range of public and private international law issues. He also edited the book Asian Conflict of Laws (Wolters Kluwer, 2015) and participated in the working groups of UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts (2010 ed.) and the Hague Principles on Choice of Law for International Contracts.