Joseph Tirado

Solicitor & Arbitrator

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Joe Tirado is Co-Head of International Arbitration and ADR at Garrigues UK LLP. He has over 20 years of dispute resolution experience during which time he has handled hundreds of cases as a mediator, arbitrator, expert determinator and litigator on numerous major disputes in a wide range of industry sectors in over 40 countries. His mediation work mirrors his broad expertise as a dispute resolution practitioner and he has conducted mediations in recent times related to disputes over loan agreements, a number of high value construction projects, property developments and professional negligence actions.

Joe is perhaps best known for his work in the energy & natural resources sector in which he has a worked on numerous major projects around the world and recently mediated a dispute related to drilling operations and concluded an unusual med-arb.

Professional Background

Joe has been involved in a wide variety of contested matters in the UK and other countries including Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Bolivia, Botswana, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Cyprus, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, France, Georgia, Germany, Haiti, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Libya, Mexico, Mongolia, Mozambique, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, UK, U.S.A., and Yemen. 


  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Commodities
  • Construction & Engineering
  • Employment & Workplace
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Environmental
  • ICT
  • Insurance
  • Partnership & Shareholder
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property
  • Sale of Goods & Services
  • Sports
  • Tax
  • Utilities
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