According to the law firm, “Byrne’s appointment as a new partner reflects his commitment and his proven experience of over 10 years, with his promotion in line with the internationalisation project of B. Cremades y Asociados.”
“Our desire as a law firm is to promote talent internally”, explained Bernardo Cremades, Jr., partner at the firm. “We have a clear internalization strategy, as our clients’ arbitrations take place in different parts of the world. Thus, a professional like Patrick, with the dual U.S. and Irish nationality and licensed in California, becomes a strategic partner for the firm”, he added.
After starting his career as a lawyer in his native California, he joined B. Cremades y Asociados in 2016 as an associate. Since joining the firm, he has assisted in the development of the firm’s International Arbitration practice, regularly participating in both investment treaties and international commercial arbitrations. His arbitration experience covers a diverse set of industries, including oil and gas, renewable energy, major infrastructure projects, real estate, banking, construction, and mining, under the auspices of various arbitral organizations and rules, as well as sports disputes before FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. He recently assisted in obtaining a $15 billion award against Malaysia on behalf of the heirs of the Sultan of Sulu, the second largest award in the history of arbitration.
Patrick holds a degree in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego, another from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and an LL.M. from Queen Mary University of London’s School of International Arbitration.
Patrick Byrne is a founding member of California Arbitration (CalArb). He also serves as an adjunct professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, where he teaches Common Law principles to students in the International Advocacy LL.M. program.