Sabina Sacco specializes in international commercial and investment arbitration. She has acted as counsel, arbitrator, secretary or assistant to the arbitral tribunal in numerous international arbitration proceedings under various rules, including the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, LCIA and AAA rules.
A dual Italian and Chilean national, Sabina has significant experience in matters relating to Latin America. She has been involved in arbitrations concerning investments in Chile, Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Mexico, El Salvador and Brazil. Prior to joining Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler, Sabina worked for several years at White & Case LLP in Washington D.C. where she was part of the counsel team in various investment and commercial arbitrations relating to investments in Latin America, including the successful representation of the Peruvian State in Aguaytía Energy LLC v. The Republic of Peru. Prior to that, Sabina worked for several years at Carey Abogados in Santiago, Chile, where she focused on corporate and litigation matters related to foreign investment.
Sabina’s experience includes disputes relating to a variety of industries, including oil and gas, energy, mining and natural resources, construction, utilities, food and retail, and international sales.
Sabina is actively involved in the work of arbitral institutions and associations. From 2012 to 2015 she was a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, representing Chile, and is currently a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR and of one of its task forces. She is also a member of the Steering Group of the IBA Arbitration Sub-Committee on Guidelines and Rules.
Sabina’s experience includes participation in over 25 investment or commercial disputes.
National Treatment in Investment Arbitration
in: J. Goldman, A. Romanetti and F. Stirnimann (Eds), WTO Litigation, Investment Arbitration and Commercial Arbitration, Alphen aan den Rijn 2013, pp. 239-262 (co-author Monica Fernandez-Fonseca)
The Survival of the Arbitration Agreement and Arbitration Proceedings in Cases of Cross-Border Insolvency: An Analysis from the Swiss Perspective
Les Cahiers de l'Arbitrage/The Paris Journal of International Arbitation 2010, pp. 371-390
The Constitution of 1980 as Foundation and Origin for a Constitutional Theory of Non-Retroactivity, (La Constitución de 1980 como Fundamento y Origen de una Teoría Constitucional de la Irretroactividad)
Revista Chilena de Derecho, Vol. 33 No. 3, 2006