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Santiago Dellepiane

Managing Director

Santiago Dellepiane is a managing director with Berkeley Research Group and co-chair of its Economics and Damages Community. He has worked extensively as an economist and valuation analyst and as a consultant for utilities, 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 sixty matters involving valuation, regulatory, damages, and other issues before ICSID, ICC, LCIA UNCITRAL/PCA, and ICDR tribunals, and before Canadian courts (Superior Court of Justice of Ontario and Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta). Mr. Dellepiane’s research on damages in contractual and treaty breaches was published by Oxford University Press International Arbitration Series in 2014. He also has written articles on damages issues published in the Journal of International Arbitration (JOIA) and contributed to books published by UNAM University in Mexico and by ICCA. He is a regular speaker 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. In 2020, Mr. Dellepiane was ranked as one of three US-based experts considered a Global Elite Thought Leader.

Employment History

Compass Lexecon
Executive vice president, 2017 – 2018
Senior vice president, 2013 – 2017
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)
Consultant, 2002 – 2004

Professional Affiliations

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

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

CARA Civil and Social Justice Fund
Member, Advisory Board, 2017 – 2018

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

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

Community/Civic Involvement

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

Areas of Expertise


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

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


Who’s Who Legal Thought Leaders
Global Elite – Arbitration Expert Witnesses 2021

“Mr Dellepiane is the best in the field”.

Who’s Who Legal
Energy Experts 2021

Santiago Dellepiane has a “brilliant, intuitive economic mind” praise sources, who laud his “otherworldly ability to explain complex valuation issues in a clear, concise manner”.

Who’s Who Legal Experts
Financial Advisory and Valuation, Quantum of Damages 2020
Santiago Dellepiane comes in for high praise from sources who commend the first-class analysis he provides clients on economic valuations and damages assessments.