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Santiago Dellepiane

Managing Director


Santiago Dellepiane is a Managing Director with Berkeley Research Group and Co-Chair of its Economics & Damages practice. He has worked extensively as an economist and valuation analyst, and as a consultant for utilities and regulated and nonregulated businesses. His work involves economic analysis, valuation, business advisory, regulatory analysis, and damages assessment.

Mr. Dellepiane has provided written and oral testimony or expert advice in more than thirty-five cases involving valuation, regulatory, damages, and other issues before the ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL, and ICDR tribunals, and before Canadian courts (Superior Court of Justice of Ontario and Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta). In 2016, he led a team of damages experts working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan on investor-state dispute settlement.

Mr. Dellepiane’s research on damages in contractual and treaty breaches was published in Oxford University Press’ Damages in International Arbitration under Complex Long-term Contracts in 2014. He has also written articles on damages issues published in the Journal of International Arbitration and has contributed to books published by the National Autonomous University of Mexico and by ICCA. He speaks regularly at conferences on damages issues. He has been recognized over several years among the world's top arbitration expert witnesses and as a thought leader by Who's Who Legal.

Mr. Dellepiane also assists certain clients on a number of pro bono matters and is a member of the Advisory Board at the CARA civil and social justice fund.


The New School University, New York
MA, Media Studies/Sociology, 2012

CEMA University, Buenos Aires, Argentina
BA, Economics, 1999

Employment History

Compass Lexecon
Executive vice president
2017 - 2018

Compass Lexecon
Senior vice president
2013 - 2017

Compass Lexecon
Vice president
2011 - 2013

Principal, international arbitration practice, 2010 - 2011
Senior managing consultant, 2009 - 2010
Managing consultant, 2008 - 2009
Senior consultant, 2005 - 2007
Associate & senior associate, 2001 - 2002
Research analyst, 1998 - 2000

Nextel Corporation (through LECG)
2002 - 2004

News & Insights

Seminars & Speaking Engagements


Professional Affiliations

CARA Civil and Social Justice Fund
Member of Advisory Board, 2017 - present

International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)
Member, 2013 - present

Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA)
Member of Advisory Board, 2011 - present

Manhattan New Music Project (MNMP)
Member of Board of Directors, 2010 - 2012

Lower Manhattan Project, task force with US Department of Energy
Member, 2009

Community/Civic Activities

Civil rights: advisory in a US court case regarding denial of equal protection and denial of medical treatment, 2015, pro bono

Human rights: advisory in assessment of damages in a matter under the Alien Tort Statute, US Federal Court, 2013-2016, pro bono