Alejandro E. Chevalier is an associate at Morgan & Morgan and works in the Litigation & Arbitration Department of the firm. Mr. Chevalier regularly represents Panamanian and international clients, including energy, construction, and telecommunications services providers in complex commercial disputes. He specializes in matters pertaining to international commercial and investment dispute resolution, as well as litigation and arbitration proceedings contemplated in Panamanian law before the different arbitration centers and jurisdictional organs of the Republic of Panama.
Prior to joining Morgan & Morgan, Mr. Chevalier worked as an International Attorney in the International Department of Akerman LLP (Miami, Florida), a top 100 U.S. law firm. He also interned with the International Arbitration Department of Hogan Lovells US LLP (Miami, Florida). During this time, Mr. Chevalier mainly represented Latin American and European investors, multinational companies, and State agencies in a variety of cross-border disputes, including international commercial and investment arbitration proceedings under the arbitration rules of the ICC, UNCITRAL, FINRA, and the international branch of the AAA, the ICDR. He also represented international clients in the enforcement and setting-aside proceedings of arbitral awards, and in judgment domestication disputes before U.S. federal courts.
Notably, in June 2020, Mr. Chevalier participated as counsel in the longest virtual hearing ever hosted at the time by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). He is a member of the Panama Bar Association, Young ICCA, ICDR Young & International, ICC YAF, the NYU Alumni Association, and the Spanish Arbitration Club. In addition, he has authored several publications on legal, commercial, and political topics.
Mr. Chevalier obtained an LL.B. (Summa Cum Laude) from the School of Law of Universidad Santa Maria La Antigua in Panama (2017); he also was awarded an academic scholarship to participate in the International Law Exchange Program at the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas ICADE-ICAI in Madrid, Spain (2015); and obtained an LL.M. from the New York University School of Law, along with an Advanced Professional Certificate in Law and Business (APCLB) from the New York University Stern School of Business (2018). Furthermore, Mr. Chevalier graduated from the University of Miami School of Law with an LL.M. in International Arbitration (2019).
Mr. Chevalier is admitted to practice law in the State of New York, U.S.A. and in the Republic of Panama. He is fluent in Spanish and English, and advanced in French.