Alexander Witt

Managing Associate


Alexander represents multinational corporations and Sovereign States in investor-state and international commercial arbitrations under the main arbitral rules, including ICSID, UNCITRAL and ICC across the energy and infrastructure sector (oil & gas, renewables, mining) as well as a wide range of other sectors, including transportation and broadcasting.  He also advises clients on sanction and export control issues. 

Alexander has represented Latin American States in a variety of claims under domestic and international law, including high-profile and politically sensitive investment treaty cases, and the termination of large energy projects. In addition to his international arbitration experience, Alexander also advised clients in the fields of Public International Law and EU Competition Law. He is fluent in Spanish and has a good command of German.

  • Successfully represented the Republic of Chile in the total dismissal of all the claims in Carlos Mario Ríos and Francisco Javier Ríos v. Republic of Chile, ICSID Case No. ARB/17/16. The value of the claims exceeded US$340 million.

    Represented Costa Rica in Infinito Gold Ltd. v. Republic of Costa Rica, ICSID Case No. ARB/14/5. The majority of the claims were dismissed, and Costa Rica was not ordered to pay damages.

    ČEZ A.S. v. Republic of Bulgaria, ICSID Case No. ARB/16/24.

    Enagás S.A. (España) and others v. Republic of Peru, ICSID Case No. ARB/18/26.

    Successfully represented the Republic of Peru in a total dismissal of claims in Panamericana Televisión S.A. et al. v. Republic of Peru, PCA Case No. 2019-26. The value of the claims exceeded US$ 630 million.

    Latam Hydro LLC and CH Mamacocha S.R.L. v. Republic of Peru, ICSID Case No. ARB/19/28.

    Odebrecht Latinvest S.à.r.l. v. Republic of Peru, ICSID Case No. ARB/20/4.

    Representing a US minority hedge fund partner in a complex dispute with the majority partners under several agreements under the laws of New York, Delaware, Cayman Islands and Connecticut in an arbitration under the ICDR Rules.

    Representing a State in a dispute brought by an airline relating to the blockade of a Middle Eastern State.

    Representing a State-owned entity in a €20 million dispute with a thermal power plant operator; in an arbitration under the UNCITRAL Rules in a contract governed by Bulgarian law.