María Lucía Casas is an Associate of Xtrategy’s Arbitration and International Law practice in Bogota, specializing in domestic and international arbitration, and public international law. María Lucía is a lawyer from the Universidad del Rosario and has academic and professional experience in national and international arbitration, and strategic litigation.
Before joining Xtrategy, María Lucía worked as a junior associate of the Dispute Resolution team at Baker McKenzie in Bogota. There, her practice focused on representing both private and public clients in proceedings brought before civil and administrative Colombian Courts, and national and international arbitration under the Rules of the CCB and the ICC.
Previously, she worked as an intern in the international arbitration department of Dechert LLP (Paris), where she gained experience in commercial and investment arbitration under the ICSID, ICC and UNCITRAL Rules.
María Lucía Casas has been a columnist for the newspaper La República in the section on legal affairs in Colombia, where she published articles on investment arbitration and human rights, and corruption in arbitration, among others. She is co-author of an article on “Third Party Funding in Colombia” published by Baker
and McKenzie International Arbitration Yearbook 2017-2018.
During her law degree, she won the national championship of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition and received a regional award for her written submissions in the John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition (formerly ELSA Moot Court Competition). Currently, she serves as coach of the Universidad del Rosario’s Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition team.