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Nicolás Caffo

Senior Associate

Nicolás is an Argentinean-Italian lawyer with extensive expertise in high-value investment and commercial arbitral proceedings. He built substantive experience advising States and international corporates in the energy, construction, international trade, and food industry sectors in proceedings under distinct procedural rules (including ICSID, PCA, UNCITRAL, VIAC, ICC, and MAE). Nicolás is admitted to the Buenos Aires Bar, where he served as Legal Advisor for Corporate Affairs (Relator).

Nicolás holds a Master of Laws Degree in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) from the Geneva University Law School and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. Currently, he serves as member of the Executive Committee of the Latin American International Arbitration Course (LAIAC). As a MIDS Fellow, he supports the organization of the Intensive Courses of the MIDS Online Section. In 2016, Nicolás co-coached the University of Buenos Aires team that won the IX International Commercial Arbitration Moot. In the academic year 2020/2021, Nicolás supported Professor Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler as a teaching assistant in arbitration classes offered by Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.) and National University of Singapore (Singapore).

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Specializations
  • Investor-State Arbitration
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Public International Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial Law
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
Memberships and Positions
Career

Prior to joining AKG ADVISORY, Nicolás was part of the international arbitration team at a prominent Argentinian law firm and later at a prominent Austrian law firm. Nicolás also interned with Wilmer Hale (London) and LALIVE (Geneva).

Education and Trainings
  • 2020: Austrian Arbitration Academy, VIAC, Austria
  • 2018: Master of Laws (LL.M.), Geneva University Law School and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland (full merit scholarship)
  • 2015–2016: Member of the Investment Agreements Mapping Team, UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2011: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Additional Qualifications
  • Arbitrator, FDI International Arbitration Moot, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Arbitrator, Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Vienna, Austria
  • Arbitrator, International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2015–2016: Teaching Assistant to Professor María Blanca Noodt Taquela (International Commercial Arbitration, 6th year students), University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2014–2017: Legal Advisor for Corporate Affairs (Relator), Buenos Aires Bar Association, Argentina
  • 2010–2012: Teaching Assistant to Professor Sandra Negro (Regional Integration Agreements, 4th year students), University of Buenos Aires, Argentina