Patricio Grané Labat is a partner of the law firm Volterra Fietta, the only dedicated public international law firm in the world. He is both civil and common law-trained and is admitted to practise in New York and Washington, DC. He holds a Master’s in Law (LLM) in international law from Georgetown University Law Center.
Patricio has extensive experience representing sovereign states and private parties in international dispute resolution proceedings, as well as in non-contentious matters under public international law. He has represented claimant and respondent parties in investment arbitrations, including under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), and various bilateral investment treaties. He has acted as counsel in institutional or ad hoc arbitrations under ICSID, UNCITRAL, SCC and ICC rules. Patricio has also represented developed and developing countries in dispute settlement proceedings under the World Trade Organization (WTO) and has argued cases (including as lead counsel) before panels and the Appellate Body. Patricio also advises sovereign states on jurisdictional immunities issues, including in the context of judicial proceedings before European courts, as well as on international humanitarian law, the use of force and state responsibility.
Before moving to London, Patricio was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center (2008–2013), where he lectured on dispute resolution under international trade and investment agreements.
Patricio is an Argentine, Costa Rican and US national. He lives in London, UK.