Esteban Leccese’s practice includes advising clients regarding their investment claims in arbitration proceedings under the rules of major arbitration institutions such as the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and ad hoc arbitrations under the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Arbitration Rules. His practice also includes advising on commercial arbitration under several arbitration rules. He has experience in advising clients on the structuring of their international investments so as to maximize protection provided for in bilateral investments treaties. He also advises clients on strategic issues regarding dispute resolution clauses and procedures.
Prior to joining Ajamie LLP, Esteban practised law with two leading Argentine law firms in Buenos Aires and an international law firm in Houston and London. He has extensive experience in complex commercial arbitration and litigation before the federal and local courts of Argentina, including the National Supreme Court of Justice. His experience includes cases related to the oil and gas, energy and mining industries, as well as construction and environmental matters. He has also advised clients in bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings with multi-jurisdictional aspects. Esteban is a Spanish native speaker, and is fluent in English and Italian. He also has a working knowledge of French.