Prof. Guido Santiago Tawil has been an Independent Arbitrator since November 2018. Previously, he was a Senior Partner and member of the Executive Committee at M. & M. Bomchil, in Buenos Aires (1993-2018), a Commissioner of Argentina’s Securities & Exchange Commission (1991-1993) and a Secretary of Argentina’s Federal Supreme Court of Justice (a position equivalent to federal judge) (1989-1991). Until his retirement in December 2019, he was a Chair Professor of Administrative Law at the Universidad de Buenos Aires School of Law (U.B.A) and a member of its Ph.D. and Awards Committees.
Prof. Tawil actively appears as chair, arbitrator, or legal expert both in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations. He is an Advisory Council Member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), Member of its Nominations Committee, Co-chair of its Task Force on Standards of Practice and former Co-chair of its Initiatives Committee; Former Co-chair of the IBA’s Arbitration Committee (2009-2010); of its Latin American Forum (2008) and member of the IBA’s LPD Council; Founding member and former Chair of the Latin American Arbitration Association (ALArb) (where he currently co-chairs its Observatory on the Status of Arbitration in Latin America), Former Court Member of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and current member of the LCIA Company; Former Member of the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA); Member of the ICC´s Latin American Arbitration Group; Member of the Foundation for International Arbitration Advocacy´s (FIAA) Board of Trustees; Member of the Administrative Law Institute of Argentina’s National Law Academy, among other institutions.
He was appointed by different Argentine Presidents and Ministers of Justice as a member of the Scholars Committees responsible for drafting the country’s Uniform Code of Legislation, the Law of International Commercial Arbitration, the Code of Administrative Procedure, among other legislation and regulation. He was also appointed as a member of the Ministry of Justice’s Advisory Committee on Administrative Regulation.
Prof. Tawil has published seven books and over 140 articles and other papers related to his areas of practice. He has been awarded the Universidad de Buenos Aires School of Law Award for the best doctoral dissertation in 1991, with the “Alejandro E. Shaw Award” by the Buenos Aires Bar for his legal contribution and with the Konex Award (2016).