Jaime Rodríguez

Partner, El Salvador
jaime.rodriguez@ariaslaw.com

Experience

  • With a career of more than 15 years as a trial lawyer, he has successfully represented national and international companies in numerous complex litigations, designing and executing strategies through which favorable results have been obtained in high-profile disputes, mainly in commercial conflicts for breach of contract and in civil litigation with an emphasis on damage claims.
  • He intervenes in disputes that arise in infrastructure projects and construction works. In public law he is recognized for his extensive experience in contentious administrative litigation, for advising on conflicts that arise in the labor field, consumer law, environmental law, among others.
  • He is recognized in arbitration proceedings in national and international proceedings. In international arbitrations he has participated in proceedings administered by arbitral institutions such as the International Chamber of Commerce “CCI”. He has also participated in alternative mediation and conciliation procedures for conflict resolution.
  • He has experience advising on litigation prevention, accumulates numerous out-of-court negotiations and direct settlement procedures prior to the judicial or arbitration stage. His career includes participation in Dispute Resolution Tables in disputes arising from construction contracts under FIDIC rules. It is also recognized for intervening in administrative sanctioning procedures.
  • He frequently advises and represents national and international companies belonging to various sectors, including consumer goods, construction, banking and finance, energy, textiles, pharmaceuticals, agriculture. He is regularly a speaker on legal matters at various trade unions and business chambers in the country, as well as a panelist in various Latin American and regional forums on arbitration matters.

Career


  • Law degree from Universidad José Matías Delgado.
  • Authorized as a Practicing Attorney and Notary Public by the Supreme Court of Justice of El Salvador.
  • Masters Degree in Business Law from Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain.
  • PhD in Private Law from Universidad Dr. José Matí­as Delgado.
  • He participated in the Seminar on Damages in International Arbitration - Arbitration Commission and RAC ICC Costa Rica, 2021.
  • He attended the International Commercial Arbitration Program at the Arbanza Latin American School of Arbitration.
  • He participated in the workshop on Economic Elements in damage estimation given by ICC Costa Rica and FK Economics, 2021.
  • Attended the International Arbitration Congress Edition XII, ICC Costa Rica, 2021.
  • Participated in the workshop on Complex Issues of Commercial and Investment Arbitration, given by ICC Costa Rica, 2021.
Recognitions

  • Recognized as Litigation Star by Benchmark Litigation.
  • Jaime is ranked as Band 3 in the Dispute Resolution practice by the prestigious Chambers Latin America and Chambers Global guides. Ranked for the first time in 2015.
  • Listed as Next Generation Lawyer by The Legal 500.

Memberships


  • Spanish Arbitration Club (CEA) Salvadoran chapter.
  • International Bar Association (IBA).
  • Forum of Young Arbitrators and ADR of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC-YAAF).

Client's feedback

  • An interviewee applauds Jaime Rodríguez for being "a very pragmatic and client-orientated lawyer who understands our needs," adding: "He is very diligent and always focused on the outcome." A client further enthuses: "He is a very good strategist." Jaime Rodríguez is well-versed in commercial and administrative litigation. – Chambers and Partners Latin America 2021.
  • Jaime Rodríguez elicits praise from clients for his "excellent technical knowledge and ability to take charge of complex meetings." He is well regarded for his broad strength in commercial and administrative litigation cases, with a peer confirming: "He has an extensive and varied practice." – Chambers and Partners Global 2021.
  • "Jaime Rodríguez is an excellent professional, who is very skilled and knowledgeable in his area. He is proactive, responsible and most importantly, he is always mindful of our interests." - Chambers and Partners Latin America 2023.

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