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Edward J. Thorn


Edward Thorn is a national of the United States and Spain. He is an attorney admitted to the practice of law in the District of Columbia and is specialized in international arbitration.

Experience in Arbitration

Edward joined Armesto & Asociados in 2020 to work on a team with founding partner Juan Fernández-Armesto. Edward’s work involves investment and international commercial arbitration proceedings, predominantly on cases involving states or state-owned entities. He has worked on cases administered by a number of arbitral institutions, including ICSID, ICC, PCA, LCIA, and MCA.

Before joining Armesto & Asociados, Edward worked as a research assistant and judicial fellow to Judge Charles N. Brower (20 Essex Street Chambers; Judge ad hoc of the International Court of Justice) in his practice as an international arbitrator based in Washington, D.C.

Professional Memberships
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum
  • Young ICCA


Edward holds a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. where he focused his studies on Business and Finance Law and International Law. He was on the leadership committee of the International Arbitration Student Association, a member of the International Law Society, and was involved in Moot Court and Alternative Dispute Resolution competitions.

Prior to law school, Edward graduated with an M.A. in North American Studies from Universiteit Leiden, where he wrote his thesis, The U.S. Embargo Against Cuba: 55 Years Later, which explored the legal and political obstacles preventing a resolution of the crisis between the United States and Cuba.

Edward is a graduate of The University of Edinburgh, where he received a joint degree (with Honours) in English Literature and History.

  • English (native)
  • Spanish (native)
  • Portuguese (proficient)