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Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. in International Legal Studies, with honors

Université de Paris-Panthéon-Sorbonne I, Doctorate in Law, magna cum laude

Université de Paris-Panthéon-Sorbonne I, Masters in International Economic Law

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Derecho, Licenciatura en Derecho y C. Jurídicas, magna cum laude


Admitted in Mexico and as a Special Legal Consultant in the District of Columbia.


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Claudia Frutos-Peterson
Washington, D.C.
PHONE: +1 202 452 7373
FAX: +1 202 452 7333

Dr. Frutos-Peterson is a partner in the International Arbitration group in the Washington D.C. office.

Dr. Frutos-Peterson was formerly counsel at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) from 2001 to 2009. At ICSID, she served as Secretary of Tribunals in numerous arbitral proceedings brought under the ICSID Convention and the ICSID Additional Facility Mechanism, based on the bilateral and multilateral investment treaties.

Her practice focuses primarily on disputes in Latin America.  Dr. Frutos-Peterson is an Adjunct Professor at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington D.C., where she lectures on international commercial arbitration and investor-state arbitration. She is also a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars in the United States and abroad.  She is also the author of the book L'émergence de l'arbitrage commercial international en Amérique latine: l'efficacité de son droit, published by L'Harmattan.


International Bar Association
Grupo Latinoamericano de la CCI
Club Español de Arbitraje – Founding Member of the DC-NY Chapter
Asociación Latinoamericana de Arbitraje (ALArb)
District of Columbia Bar Association
NY State Bar Association
International Lawyers