Democracy That Delivers

Rigo Sureda, Andrés

Former Deputy General Counsel of the World Bank. International Arbitrator


Degree in Law from the Complutense University of Madrid (1966), Graduate Diploma from the School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University in Bologna (1968), and Ph.D in International Law from the University of Cambridge (1971).


Professional Experience:

Andrés Rigo Sureda serves as a consultant to international financial firms in institutional and operational issues. He is member and president of the arbitral courts in cases between the business sector, investors and the state, as well as investors and international organization cases. Previously, Mr Rigo has worked as a legal adviser for the World Bank, where he held the position of Vice President of the Legal Department.

Mr Rigo is member of different national and international law organizations, among them the International Bar Association, International Law Association and American Society of International Law. He is also member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration, and member of the Spanish Association of International Law.

Since January 2010, he is one of the five Members of the IMF Administrative Tribunal.



Mr Rigo is the author of a number of publications on international legal issues related with economic development and international organizations. He has been visiting professor at the International Development Law Institute (Rome) and at the Faculty of Law of Tulane University (USA), as well as Professor at the course on International Law, organized by the Legal Inter-American Committee (Rio de Janeiro). He has also been invited professor to conduct a course at the Academy of International Law of La Haya (July 2004) about the law dealing with international development banks.

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