Emanuel Cardenas

International Arbitration Counsel and Arbitrator


Peru /. U.S.A.

Washington D.C.

- International Arbitration
- Construction Law
- International Contracts
- Corporate Law
- Project Finance
- Legal Tech
- Cryptocurrencies and Smart Contracts
- DeFi
- Artificial Intelligence

- Spanish
- English
- French
- Portuguese

2023 LL.M - Georgetown University Law Center, General Studies with Certificate in International Arbitration (Washington, D.C.)
2023 International Chamber of Commerce - Arbitration Online Training
2023 DefiTalents Programme - Web3 Talents & Frankfurt School Blockchain Center
2023 Certificate of Expert in Blockchain - Blockchain Council (Online Degree)
2021 Certificate of Expert in Management of PPP Contracts - CAF Development Bank of Latin America
2013-2018 Certificate of Expert in FIDIC Contracts - FIDIC Academy
2013 Diploma in U.S. Legal English and U.S. Legal Systems - Institute of U.S. Law (Washington D.C.)
2013 LL.B. (J.D. equivalent)Magna Cum Laude - Universidad de Lima (Lima, Peru)
2010 Postgraduate Diploma in Concessions Law - Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (Lima, Peru)
2009 Postgraduate Diploma in Construction Law - Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (Lima, Peru)


2023 Dispute resolution: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Ethical Imperatives (LexisNexis)
2023 The Ethics of AI and Dispute Resolution (ArbTech Webinar)
2021 Specialization Course in Dispute Boards (Center of Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce of Lima)
2021 Cost plus fee contracts in the era of COVID-19 (DLA Piper)
2020 Legal functional illiteracy in Peru (Forsetti - Law Review)
2019 Peru: legal framework for using dispute boards in public construction projects (DLA Piper)
2018 The Odebrecht Legal Effect - Conference at Universiad del Pacifico (Lima, Peru)
2017 Specialization Course in Public Construction Contracts (Universidad Continental - Lima, Peru)

2023 Arbitrator at Moot Competitions (Washington, D.C.)
2023 Member of the Construction Blockchain Consortium
2022-2023 Member of the American Society of International Law (ASIL)
2022-2023 Member of the International Courts and Tribunals/International Economic Law/International Law and Technology/Latin America/Private International Law Interest Groups of the ASIL
2022-2023 Member of the American Bar Association (ABA)
2022-2023 Member of the International Litigation/International Arbitration/Construction Law/Science and Technology Law Sections of the ABA
2009-2023 Member of Dispute Board Foundation
2016-2023 Young ICSID World Bank
2010-2023 Member of the Society of Construction Law UK
2016-2023 Member of the International Project Finance Association
2009-2014 Peru Country Representative of the Dispute Board Foundation

With 10 years of experience in International Law, having studied law in Peru and the United States of America, and being fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French, I acted as counsel for clients in International Contracts, Projects, and International Dispute Resolution, while leading multi-practice teams in Pro Bono cases.

I have represented international investors in complex domestic and international disputes under ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL, and the Arbitration Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Lima (CCL).

Before studying an LL.M. at Georgetown University Law Center, I was a Senior Associate in the International Arbitration, Infrastructure, and Pro Bono practices of DLA Piper's Lima office.

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