News 24 Feb. 2014

Curtis Promotes Claudia Frutos-Peterson to Partner in International Arbitration in Washington

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP has announced that Claudia Frutos-Peterson has been elected a partner of the international law firm. Dr. Frutos-Peterson, who had been international counsel, has focused her practice on investor-state arbitration. She leads the firm's International Arbitration team in Washington, D.C.

“Claudia has been a valuable member of our International Arbitration group, playing a significant role in a number of high-stakes cases,” said firm chairman George Kahale III. “We are very pleased to recognize her contributions to the firm and our clients.”

“I have been privileged to be part of Curtis and its leading International Arbitration practice for the past five years,” said Dr. Frutos-Peterson. “I look forward to contributing more in this exciting new phase of my career.”

Before joining Curtis in 2009, Dr. Frutos-Peterson was counsel at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). During her 8 years at ICSID, she served as Secretary of Tribunals for more than 35 arbitral proceedings brought under the ICSID Convention and the ICSID Additional Facility Mechanism.

Dr. Frutos-Peterson serves as 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, and has authored the book “L'émergence de l'arbitrage commercial international en Amérique latine: l'efficacité de son droit.”

Her academic achievements include degrees from Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M. in International Legal Studies, with honors); Université de Paris-Panthéon-Sorbonne I (Doctorate in Law, summa cum laude and Masters in International Economic Law) and Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Derecho, magna cum laude (Licenciatura).

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