Dr Juan Fernández-Armesto

Member, ICCA Governing Board



General Bio

Juan Fernández-Armesto is a professional arbitrator. He has been President of the Spanish Securities and Exchange Commission (CNMV) (1996-2000), partner of Uría Menéndez (1983-1996) and Chaired Professor of Commercial Law (1988-2009).
Since 2001 Juan F.-Armesto has acted as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator or chairman in more than 150 proceedings, including investment, commercial and construction arbitrations. Juan Fernández-Armesto has acted as arbitrator in more than 100 commercial arbitrations, involving a very wide array of disputes affecting sales of enterprises (misrepresentations, adjustment of price, accounting issues), shareholders’ agreements and joint venture contracts, agency and distributorship agreements, finance and banking agreements, hotel management agreements and other commercial contracts.

He has also been designated arbitrator in various construction disputes relating to dams, power plants, oil and gas pipelines, turnkey plant construction agreements and other infrastructure projects. The commercial and construction arbitrations in which he participated include more than 60 cases administered by the ICC, plus cases administered by AAA, LCIA, VIAC, DIAC and ad hoc procedures under UNCITRAL Rules. He has also been appointed mediator in a case managed by the ICC. In domestic Spanish arbitrations he has been nominated arbitrator in cases under the administration of Corte Española de Arbitraje, Corte de Arbitraje de Madrid, Tribunal Arbitral de Barcelona, CIMA and ad hoc.

Juan Fernández-Armesto has also been active in investment arbitration, where he has been designated as arbitrator in more than 30 procedures.