José Antonio Rivas, S.J.D. '05 (with Distinction)
Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
Foreign Attorney, Arnold & Porter, LL.P.
B.A., Universidad de los Andes, Colombia; LL.M., S.J.D., Georgetown
Professor Rivas is an Adjunct Professor of Trade and Integration at Georgetown and a former Professor of Public International Law at the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. As a practitioner, he concentrates his practice in international investment arbitration, representing states and private parties before ICSID and the International Chamber of Commerce. He previously served as Director of Foreign Investment for the Colombian Trade Ministry and as Counsel for ICSID. While at the Colombian Trade Ministry, he directed Colombia's response to cases of international investment arbitration and coordinated the prevention of investment disputes. He also headed the drafting of Colombia's bilateral investment treaty model and led Colombia's negotiating investment team in concluding over twelve international investment agreements. He led negotiations for cross border trade in services and telecommunications chapters.
- "Implementation of Investment Treaty Obligations and Management of International Investment Disputes", Investor-State Disputes: Prevention and Alternatives to Arbitration II, UNCTAD (Geneva), 2010, pp.87-92.
- "Managing Investment Treaty Obligations and Investor-State Disputes: A Guide for Government Officials (Chapter Five)" Latin American Investment Treaty Arbitration. The Controversies and Conflicts, Kluwer Law International (The Hague), 2008, pp. 162-193 (with David Pawlak)
- "Do Rules of Origin in Free Trade Agreements Comply with Article XXIV GATT? (Chapter 7)" Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO Legal System Oxford University Press (New York), 2003, pp.158-170
- "Agreements for the Protection of Foreign Investments", in Al Derecho, Edición Especial 40 Años, Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá), 2008 (with Santiago Wills)