Lawyer specialized in commercial, investment and sports arbitration. He has experience providing advice and representing clients in disputes on construction, energy, telecommunications, services, international investment law, civil law, commercial and foreign trade. He has also supported arbitral tribunals in the resolution of complex disputes.
Nicolás has participated in arbitrations under ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, CIAC, CCL, DR-CAFTA, and AmCham rules, among others.
Representation of a telecommunications company in arbitration for the renewal of its concessions.
Representation to foreign investor of the energy sector in dispute under international investment agreement.
Representation to a company in the electricity sector in disputes under PPA and O&M contracts, in a hydroelectric power plant project.
Representation of a company in the energy sector in dispute against a generating company, in a thermoelectric plant project.
Representation of a company in the energy sector in dispute against a contractor under an EPC contract, in a gas pipeline construction project.
Representation of a company in the agricultural sector in dispute against a concessionaire, in a land irrigation project.
"The Olympic Truce and sports in wartime: regarding the decisions of the TAS and the BAT", IUSPORT, 2022.
“The Role of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in the Olympic Games”, IUS360, 2021.
"A discreet step towards monism: national arbitration under international rules", Ámbito Jurídico, 2021.
"The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and sports arbitration in Latin America", Revista Española de Derecho Deportivo, 2020.
"Sports Arbitration before the CAS and Human Rights", Arbitrio Magazine (CCB), 2019
"Arbitrator Intelligence: campaign for transparency in arbitration”, Ámbito Jurídico, 2018.
Regulation of Staggered Clauses in Colombia: Contradiction of principles between Procedural Law and Arbitration?", Colombian Institute of Procedural Law, 2017.
"Sports arbitration: the experience of the Arbitral Tribunal du Sport”, Themis, 2017.
“Investment arbitration in the region" in: "Tendencias en arbitraje - Latin America", Bullard Falla Ezcurra, 2017.
"Investment arbitration in Latin America: where are we going?”, Young Arbitration Review (YAR), 2017.
"Fork in the road clauses in international investment agreements: inputs for the construction of a unified market”, Universidad Nacional Autónoma Mexico, 2016.
“Lat Am lawyers criticize ICC expedited procedure", Global Arbitration Review, 2016.
"Default Arbitration: A small push towards Arbitration", COLVYAP Blog, 2016.
"Between two lands: The 'arbitration agreement' on investment disputes within the framework of an IIA", Bulletin of Commercial and Investment Arbitration in Latin America, 2016
"Bilateral Arbitration Treaties and Consent: The end of the consensual paradigm in arbitration?”, Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, 2015.
Lawyer, National University of Colombia, Bogotá, 2015.
Specialized program: Secretaries of arbitral tribunals, Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, 2020.
Superior Council of the Judiciary, Colombia, 2015.
President of Arbitraje Alumni
Member of the List of Arbitrers of Asociación Zambrano
Member of the Board of Directors of Colombian Very Young Arbitration Practitioners - COLVYAP
Sub-Editor of Very Young Arbitration Blog – VYAB
Senior Associate at Estudio Echecopar (Lima, Peru) since 2022.
Associate at Estudio Echecopar (Lima, Peru) since December 2018.
Associate at Estudio Bullard Falla Ezcurra+ (Lima, Peru) from September 2015 to November 2018
Paralegal at Estudio 1493 Consultoría Internacional (Bogotá, Colombia) from November 2014 to September 2015.
Coach of Universidad del Pacifico team that participated in the Sports Arbitration Moot (SAM) organized by FIFA, Université de Neuchâtel y Swiss Arbitration Academy, Madrid, 2023.
Professor of "Sports Arbitration" in Specialized Course in International Arbitration organized by Arbanza, 2021-2022
Assistant Professor of "Integration Seminar in General Theory of Law” at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, 2017
Assistant Professor of "Special Seminar: Legal Dexterity” at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, 2017
Assistant Professor of "Effective Legal Communication” at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima, 2016
Monitor of "Civil and Commercial Contracts" at Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, 2015.
Researcher and founder of the "International Arbitration Research Group - ANI" at the Universidad Nacional Colombia, 2013-2014.
"From the fields to the Court: The FIFA World Cup in the TAS awards", LVYAP/COLVYAP, 2022.
"No arbitrator is an island: The independence and impartiality of arbitrator", ICC YAF, 2022.
"International Vision of Peruvian Arbitration from young arbitrators", La Libertad Bar Association, 2022.
"I Specialization Course in Arbitration", Observatory of Law, Economics and Management, 2021.
"Protection against arbitration awards", Arbitration Studies Group, Lima,2020.
"Monism versus Dualism", by Very Young ArbitrationPractitioners, Santiago, 2019.
"Workshop: Arbitration Practice from the Perspective of the Arbitrator andof the Lawyer", Conciliation and Arbitration Center of Panama,Panama, 2019.
"Modern Software - The technological tools at reach", Congress of the Latin American Network of Young People in Arbitration Associations, Lima, 2019
"Arbitration and Electronic media", National Chamber ofTrade, Services and Tourism (CANACO), Mexico City,2019.
"Procedural order negotiation simulation", Latin American Arbitration Association Conference, Asunción, 2019.
"Should there be constitutional control of the arbitral award?", Grupo de Estudios de Arbitraje, Lima, 2019.
"Effects of the constitutionalization of arbitration in Latin America”, Arbitration Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, 2019
"Age as a defect: Is there a bias in arbitrations against young lawyers and arbitrators?", Young People and the Future of Arbitration Conference, Peruvian Arbitration Institute, 2019.
"Challenges of the unilateral selection of co-arbitrators", Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, 2018.
"Benefits of the bifurcation of the procedure to resolve jurisdictional matters”, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, 2018.
“When being an investor is not enough: prerequisites for investment arbitration”, Arbitration Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Cusco and Arbitration with the State Circle, Cusco, 2018.
"Should arbitrators be appointed by the President?”
International Arbitration Seminar: Ring Arbitral, IUS ET VERITAS, PUCP and BFE, Lima, 2017.
"Determination of the International Character of Arbitration: Arbitrability and International Arbitration Agreement”, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, 2017.
"The legal nature of the "arbitral agreement" in investment arbitration", Universidad Nacional de Colombia and Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, 2017.