Borja is an associate based in the Madrid office. He has experience acting in international commercial arbitrations under several governing laws and institutional rules in disputes relating to the aerospace, railway, TMT, construction and energy sectors.
Borja’s recent experience includes:
- Representing a global aerospace group in over fifteen ICC arbitrations and judicial disputes further to the group’s termination of its relationship with local business partners amidst criminal investigations conducted by the UK SFO, the French PNF, the US DoJ and the US DoS
- Representing several members of the Al-Shoula Consortium awarded with Phase 2 of the Mecca-Medina Haramain High Speed Railway Project in four arbitrations relating to design services, distribution of scopes of works and third-party consultancy services
- Representing a Spanish group against a Canadian investor in an ICC arbitration arising from the construction and later shutdown of a EUR 1.7 billion underground gas storage facility
- Representing a Dutch group against a US investment fund in a post-M&A ICC arbitration stemming from potential accounting inaccuracies and breaches of representations and warranties
- Representing a Spanish energy company against a Portuguese energy group in an ICC arbitration over the construction of a PV plant and a subsequent price review of four PV PPAs
- Representing an English energy fund against a Singapore-based LNG and gas trader in an ICC arbitration relating to a price review and ensuing termination of a gas supply agreement
Borja has been recognised as a key practitioner in major publications such as The Legal 500 Spain, with sources describing him as an “outstanding professional” who “inspire[s] trust“, is “close to the client at all times”, is “impressively efficient and detail-oriented“, “quickly learns all the technical details of both your business and the case and then […] is able to explain them in plain language with an amazing ease“, and has an “exceptional knowledge” about the matters in which he participates.
Borja holds a degree in business management and a degree in law, both from the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE), and he is admitted to the Madrid Bar. He has experience handling contentious work in English, Spanish and French and he also has a limited proficiency in Portuguese.
Borja is a co-founder and member of the steering committee of the Comillas Alumni International Arbitration Club. At his former firm, he was in the Innovation and Best Delivery steering group for the Continental Europe dispute resolution practice, in the AI in Dispute Resolution working group, and in the coordination of a monthly training for the global arbitration practice’s associates. He writes and gives conferences on arbitration-related topics on a regular basis.