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Representing Qatar National Bank in ICSID arbitration proceedings against the South Sudan and the Bank of South Sudan in a dispute concerning an investment loan agreement.
Representing a Chinese company in enforcement proceedings of an arbitral award before English courts.
Advising an Italian company on issuing ICSID arbitration proceedings against an African State in a dispute concerning the construction of a sports complex.
Representing an Eastern European State in an ad hoc investor treaty arbitration under UNCITRAL rules initiated by US investors in a dispute concerning renewable energy
Representing Gesenu in ICSID arbitration proceedings against the Arab Republic of Egypt in a dispute concerning a waste management project.
Representing a Botswana State entity in the second phase of LCIA proceedings on quantum for breaches of a share purchase agreement.
Advising a Middle Eastern State on general issues relating to public international law and international litigation, including: contentious proceedings before the International Court of Justice; international institutional law; World Trade Organisation law.
Advising a Caribbean government on issues concerning good governance under Article 73 of the United Nations Charter and the obligations of the administering power.
Advising a Caribbean government on associate membership and observer status in international organisations.
Advising an African State on matters relating to Statehood, State succession and remedial secession.
Advising a foundation on matters concerning the interpretation and scope of an arbitral clause which did not preclude access to Dutch courts to seek redress for issues of fraud committed by a Brazilian company.
Advising foreign investors on restructuring options to maximise investment protection.
Collaborating with an international criminal law non-governmental organisation on issues concerning investigation of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court.
Collaborating with a human rights non-governmental organisation on submissions to the Human Rights Committee on issues relating to reproductive rights in Ecuador.
Representing a Chinese company in an ad hoc investor treaty arbitration against an African State.
Representing Scholz in ICSID arbitration proceedings against the Kingdom of Morocco.
Advising a Middle Eastern State on general issues relating to public international law and international litigation.
Defended an Eastern European State in investment treaty arbitration proceedings under ICSID Rules in a mining dispute valued at USD 4.4 billion.
Represented a multinational toiletries corporation against a Swiss entity in arbitration proceedings under the SCAI rules over manufacturing defects valued at USD 11 million.
Acted for several Ukrainian companies before the Swiss Federal Supreme Court in annulment proceedings of arbitral awards against the Russian Federation in matters relating to State succession in Crimea.
Advised an international mining company on potential investment treaty arbitration proceedings against an Eastern European State arising from the non-issuance of environmental permits.
Represented a European country in ICSID arbitration proceedings relating to financial services and the validity of intra-EU bilateral investment treaties.
Advised a Central American State on initiating contentious proceedings before the ICJ on a territorial and maritime dispute.
Acted for another Caribbean State in its negotiations with a foreign investor with regards to the terms of a promotion and marketing contract.
Represented one of Spain’s biggest banks in a series of judicial proceedings against it relating to mortgage-backed credits and loans as well as the commercialisation of complex financial products.
2014: Spain (Abogada)
2021: England and Wales (Solicitor)
"_Internal law and investment treaty arbitration_" (2022) ICSID Review - Foreign Investment Law Journal
"La responsabilidad internacional del Estado en arbitraje de inversiones” in Manual de Derecho de las Inversiones Internacionales y Arbitraje - Biblioteca de Arbitraje del Estudio Mario Castillo Freyre
"Climate change and investment treaty arbitration: a balancing act for States" (2021), available at: blog.jusmundi.com/climate-change-and-investment-treaty-arbitration-a-balancing-act-for-states/
Interview in Hablando con ellas. Conversaciones con veinticuatro mujeres protagonistas del arbitraje (a propósito del talento femenino) (2021) Biblioteca de Arbitraje del Estudio Mario Castillo Freyre
"Third-party funding" in The Guide to M&A Arbitration (3rd edition) (2020) Global Arbitration Review
“The paranoia surrounding the protection of due process rights: an easy-to-abuse exception for annulling arbitral awards or refusing to enforce them? A Spanish perspective” in Arbitraje internacional en una economía globalizada. Reflexiones en homenaje a D. Ramon Mullerat (2020) Economist & Jurist – Difusión Jurídica
"Public international law: an introduction to London" (2020) Chambers and Partners UK, available at: chambers.com/content/item/3780
Entries on "sucesión de Estados", "arbitraje de inversiones" and "orden público internacional" in the Diccionario Digital de Derecho Internacional Privado (2020) Biblioteca de Arbitraje del Estudio Mario Castillo Freyre
"There and back again: ¿de vuelta a la litigación para disputas transfronterizas?" (2018) I n: Spain Arbitration Review, Vol. 32, pp. 9-21
"Is Kazakhstan a State Successor to the USSR? A Perspective from Investment Treaty Arbitration" (2018) in: Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) Bulletin, Vol. 36, No. 2, pp. 295-313
Associació pel Foment de l’Arbitratge
Club Español de Arbitraje
Swiss Arbitration Association
Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration
Rising Arbitrators Initiative
El Tribunal Arbitral ante la prueba obtenida ilegalmente – Club Español del Arbitraje - 06.2022
El ordenamiento aplicable en el arbitraje internacional – Estudio Mario Castillo Freyre - 05.2022
Business and human rights – Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners - 05.2022
Careers in international law – University of Liverpool - 04.2022
La práctica del derecho internacional público – University of Valencia - 02.2022
Arbitraje de inversiones y cambio climático: en busca de un equilibrio entre obligaciones - Fundación para la Investigación sobre el Derecho y la Empresa (FIDE) - 12.2021
Arbitration and Brexit – Association for the Promotion of Arbitration - 05.2021
El día a día en la práctica del arbitraje de inversiones – Universidad CEU Cardenal Herrera - 05.2021
What are the limits international law imposes upon States? – University of Salamanca - 04.2021
Careers in international law – University of Salamanca - 04.2021
International law in a changing world: can we keep up? – University of Salamanca - 04.2021
Women in international law – Tennessee World Affairs Council - 03.2021
Tips and tricks: how to succeed in oral advocacy – Delos Remote Oral Advocacy Program - 03.2021
Arbitraje internacional en una economía globalizada – Association for the Promotion of Arbitration - 02.2021
The paranoia of due process rights – Association for the Promotion of Arbitration - 03.2019
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