Menalco José Solís

Associate, Paris



Menalco J. Solis is an Associate in the International Arbitration Group in Paris. His practice covers investment and international commercial arbitration.

Prior to joining White & Case, Menalco gained experience in public international law and international arbitration at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague and at international law firms in Paris and Washington, D.C.

Menalco is an editor of ITA in Review, the law journal of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA). He is also an Advisory Board Member of ITA.

Bars and Courts
District of Columbia Bar
American University
Southern Methodist University


Menalco's recent experience includes:

  • Advising the buyer in a contract dispute over the sale of LNG plants in Africa
  • Advising the owner of a major port project that has been stalled over contract and investment law issues
  • Representing the claimant in a gas price arbitration
  • Representing the respondent in an ICC arbitration over the construction of a tunnel in Latin America
  • Representing the claimant in an investment arbitration against an Eastern European State over gas retail and hotel businesses

Good-Faith Rule against Abusing Process by Multiplying Action, ICSID Review (2021)

Removing Awards to the Autonomous Arbitral System by Waiving the Annulment Recourse, 29 American Review of International Arbitration 121 (2018)

Adverse Inferences in Defense of Good Faith, Kluwer Arbitration Blog (2018)

Adverse Inferences in Investor-State Arbitration, 34 Arbitration International 79 (2018)