Joe Tirado is partner and Co-Head of International Arbitration and ADR at Garrigues.
He has almost 25 years of dispute resolution experience and has handled hundreds of cases across a broad range of industry sectors as a litigator, counsel, arbitrator, mediator and expert determiner in over 50 jurisdictions.
Joe is recognised as a ranked individual for international arbitration and ADR in leading legal directories, where he is described as “first class”. He is “best known for his work on energy-related disputes, but is also recognised for his financial services and public international law expertise”.
Joe has also conducted and advised on international commercial and investment arbitration under all the major international arbitration rules before the leading international arbitration institutions, including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the International Center for Dispute Resolution/American Arbitration Association (ICDR/AAA), the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the Geneva International Chamber of Commerce (CCIG), Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) and the Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC), as well as “pure” ad hoc and UNCITRAL arbitrations.
He is a solicitor-advocate with full rights of audience before all civil courts, an accredited mediator and panel member of a number of leading arbitration and mediation panels, including the Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC), the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) Legal Advisory Task Force, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), the ICDR Energy Arbitrators’ List, JAMS International (JAMS), the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA), the Madrid Court of Arbitration (CAM), the Ofgem Electricity Market Reform (OEMR) Panel of Neutrals, the Santiago Chamber of Arbitration and Mediation (CAM Santiago), SIAC, the Tehran Regional Arbitration Centre, VIAC and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
Joe writes extensively and he has contributed to various collective works and is the author of numerous articles and books. He is Contributing Editor of “Global Legal Insights to International Arbitration”, Global Legal Group, April 2015.
Joe also presents regularly on international arbitration and ADR at major international conferences, symposia and seminars and prominent universities around the world.
He is actively involved in arbitral and mediation institutions and prestigious international arbitration and ADR associations and committees, including CEDR, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), the International Bar Association (IBA), ICC, International Law Association (ILA) International Commercial Arbitration Committee and the LCIA.
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND ADMISSIONS:
• Solicitor, England & Wales, 1994.
• Qualified Solicitor-Advocate (Higher Courts Civil Proceedings), 2004.
• CEDR Accredited Mediator, 2004.
Graduate Diploma in Commercial Litigation, 1996, Manchester Metropolitan University and Manchester Law Society (UK).
Law Society Final Examinations 1991, College of Law, Chester (UK).
BA (Hons) with distinction in Hispanic Studies, 1984-88, University of Birmingham (UK) and University of Valencia (Spain).