Horacio Grigera Naón

Distinguished Practitioner in Residence
Director of the Center on International Commercial Arbitration

Office: 4301 50th St. - Suite 311
Phone: 202-274-4321
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Dr. Horacio Grigera Naón is the Director of the Center on International Commercial Arbitration at the Washington College of Law and an independent international arbitrator and consultant on business and international law matters. He is a former Secretary General of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce and has been a practitioner in the field of international commercial arbitration and international business law for over twenty-five years. Dr. Grigera Naón has also widely published in those areas.

Dr. Grigera Naón is also a member of the American Law Institute, former Special Counsel with White & Case LLP and former Senior Counsel with the International Finance Corporation in Washington D.C. He is a member of the Argentine Federal, New York, District of Columbia, and United States Supreme Court Bars.



Currently Teaching

Areas of Specialization

  • International Commercial Arbitation
  • International Organizations

Degrees & Universities

  • S.J.D., Harvard Law School 1985
  • LL.M., Harvard Law School 1984
  • LL.D., School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires 1983 (magna cum laude)
  • J.D., School of Law of the University of Buenos Aires 1972

  • Selected Publications

    • Horacio Grigera Naón, Les Contrats d’Etat: Quelques Réflexions, in Les Etats dans le Contentieux Economique International, 667-690 (Revue de l’arbitrage, No. 3 2003).
    • Horacio Grigera Naón, Choice-of-Law Problems in International Commercial Arbitration, 289 Collected Courses, Hague Academy of Intl. L. 9 (2001).
    • Horacio Grigera Naón, ICC Arbitration and Courts of Law: Practical Experiences in Latin America, in Liber Amicorum Karl Böckstiegel, 231 (R. Briner, Y. Fortier, K. Berger & J. Bredow, eds., 2000).
    • Horacio Grigera Naón, Factors to Consider in Choosing an Efficient Arbitrator, in Improving the Efficiency of Arbitration Agreements and Awards: 40 Years of Application of the New York Convention, 286 (A. van den Berg, ed., ICCA Congress Series N° 9 1999).
    • + More Publications...

    • Horacio Grigera Naón, State Party “Investment” Disputes, in The Permanent Court of Arbitration/Peace Palace Papers, 263-286 (Fourth PCA Intl. L. Seminar 2002).
    • Horacio Grigera Naón, International Commercial Arbitration: Identifying and Implementing the “Right” Policies, in Essays in Honor of Arthur T. von Mehren, 137-150 (J. Nafziger & S. Symeonides eds., 2002).
    • Horacio Grigera Naón, Los árbitros internacionales, ¿ pueden o deben aplicar las leyes de policía?, 4 De Acuerdo 101 (2001) (reprinted in Liber Amicorum Jürgen Samtleben, 599-616 (2002)).
    • Horacio Grigera Naón, International Commercial Arbitration – the Law Applicable to the Substance of the Dispute: Present Trends, in Essays in Honor of F.K. Juenger, 65-95 (P. Borchers & J. Zekoll eds., 2001).
    • Horacio Grigera Naón, The Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Private Parties, 1 J. World Inv. 59 (2000).
    • Horacio Grigera Naón, ICC Dispute Resolution and International Finance, in Non-Judicial Dispute Settlement in International Financial Transactions (N. Horn & J. Norton, eds, 2000) (reprinted in 13 Stud. Transnatl. Econ. L. 73 (2000)).
    • Horacio Grigera Naón, Cultural Differences from the Perspective of the ICC Arbitration System, in Dispute Resolution Conference Papers (IFCAI May 14, 1999).
    • Horacio Grigera Naón, Recent Trends Regarding Commercial Arbitration in Latin America, in Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements in Latin America, 95-108 (B. Cremades, ed., Vancouver IBA Conference 1999).
    • Horacio Grigera Naón, Yacimientos Carboníferos Fiscales y Otros s/ Constitución del Tribunal Arbitral, 3 Revue de l'Arbitrage 655 (1999) (reprinted in 3 Revista de Direito Bancário, do Mercado da Capitais e da Arbitragem 375 (2000)).
    • Horacio Grigera Naón, The Role of International Commercial Arbitration, 65 Arb. 266 (1999).
    • Horacio Grigera Naón, Latin American Arbitration Culture and the ICC Arbitration System, in Conflicting Legal Cultures in Commercial Arbitration (S. Frommel & B. Rider, eds., 1999).
    • Horacio Grigera Naón, The Powers of the ICC International Court of Arbitration vis-à-vis Parties and Arbitrators, in Arbitration in the Next Decade, 55-71 (ICC Publication 1999).
    • Horacio Grigera Naón, The Administration of Arbitral Cases Under the 1998 Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, 13 ICISD Rev. - For. Inv. L.J. 63 (1998).
    • Horacio Grigera Naón, The 1998 ICC Rules of Arbitration: Certain New Aspects Regarding the Functions of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, in Die ICC-Schiedsgerichts-Ordnung 1998, 45-49 (Dis-Materialen II 1999).
    • Horacio Grigera Naón, Orden Público y Arbitraje, in Arbitragem Comercial Internacional, 79-111 (Adriana Noemi Pucci Coordenadora, ed., LTR Editora 1998).
  • + Selected Presentations

    • Horacio Grigera Naón, Lecture, Arbitration and Latin America: Progress and Setbacks (Annual Lecture at the School of International Arbitration Sponsored by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London, Eng., Nov. 17, 2004).
    • Horacio Grigera Naón, Lecture, Choice-of-Law Problems in International Commercial Arbitration (Hague Academy of International Law, The Neth., July 2001).
    • Horacio Grigera Naón, Panelist, International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Congress (New York (1986); Tokyo (1988) and Paris (1998), ).