Christian is the Head of the Latin America Group, as well as the US Head of International Arbitration. He specializes in international commercial and investment arbitration and dedicates much of his practice to our clients' interests in Latin America. He is based in New York and he works closely with our London, Madrid and Paris offices. He acts for corporations and sovereign states across all major industry sectors, and in particular energy (oil & gas, power), technology, construction, engineering, mining, media and telecommunications. He has nearly 20 years' experience of working in all countries throughout Central and South America.

Christian is fluent in English and Spanish, and is qualified in both England & Wales, and New York. He is the author of International Dispute Resolution in Latin America: An Institutional Overview (Kluwer Law International), a leading text on the region. He is also an Adjunct Professor at NYU School of Law where he lectures on international arbitration.

Herbert Smith Freehills


Cristian Leathley