Margarita R. SánchezPractice Lead, International Arbitration at Miller & Chevalier (USA)
Margarita R. Sánchez is a civil and common law trial lawyer with more than 20 years of experience representing public and private sector clients worldwide in international law. She focuses her practice on global anti-corruption, corporate investigations, and cross-border disputes.
Ms. Sánchez has advised and represented sovereign states and private sector clients in numerous high-profile investigations and multi-million-dollar disputes, including international arbitration under most major rules arising out of projects and transactions in the Americas, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. She has particular experience in investor-state arbitration under international agreements, including investment treaties, as well as complex multi-jurisdictional disputes involving parties from Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean (in particular, Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries), combining her work as counsel in international arbitrations with arbitral appointments. She is a member of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Panel of Conciliators and is listed on the Panel of International Arbitrators of the Bogota, Santa Catarina (Brazil), and El Salvador Chambers of Commerce.
Her white collar experience includes matters involving the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-corruption laws. She has deep experience in international procurement and international development institutions' sanctions proceedings, including the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), World Bank, Caribbean Development Bank, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS).
Currently, she is a member at Miller & Chevalier where she leads the International Arbitration practice.