Pool of Arbitrators

Pedro Saghy

Counsel; PhD Sorbonne University

Pedro is an attorney, professor, author, mediator and arbitrator focused on civil and commercial law with broad experience and awareness in art law. He advises, drafts, negotiate and settle complex issues in different languages, industries and countries.

Pedro frequently publishes articles, books and chapters, gives lectures and participates in panels on international arbitration, contract law. He is currently member of two ICC task Force on arbitration proceedings. He is also a founding member of the Venezuelan Chapter of the Association Henri Capitant and member of the Board of Directors of the Museum of African-American Art in Caracas, Venezuela.

Pedro is an attorney licensed to practice in Paris and Caracas. His practice has included arbitration and mediation since 2008. He has served as Adviser and Arbitrator in a wide range of art law and commercial disputes at both the domestic and international level. In particular, he helped the Museum of African-American Art in Caracas, Venezuela with most of its national and international legal requirements including compliance, administrative law, contract relationships, sponsorships and criminal law. He has significant experience advising and coordinating the defense on a wide rage of sensitive issues, including representing privates parties, States and States entties in multi-jurisdictional, multi-lingual and multi-facetted processes. During the last 18 years, Pedro has participated in significant disputes process in or concerning matters related to: Venezuela, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Canada, USA, France, Portugal, Netherlands, among others. He has been appointed as arbitrator several times, in Caracas and London (LCIA). He was appointed to the original Arbitration pool of CAfA in January 2020.

Pedro’s educational background includes: Universidad Catolica Andrés Bello, Caracas-Venezuela (J.D.) 2000; Université Panthéon-Assas Paris 2 (LL.M.) 2005 and Université Panthéon-Assas Paris 2 (PhD) 2012. He is fluent in Spanish, French, English and Portuguese.

Jurisdiction: France and Venezuela