News 25 Sep. 2020
Partners Borzu Sabahi and Timi Balogun to Teach Investment Arbitration Masterclass in Fall 2020
News 18 Aug. 2020
Curtis Welcomes New Corporate Partner Paul Bugingo in Dubai
News 26 Feb. 2020
Curtis Secures Comprehensive Victory for the Republic of Kazakhstan’s Committee of Roads
News 24 Jan. 2020
Curtis defeats $400 million investment treaty claim brought against India
Client Alert 19 Oct. 2020
International Insight: The 2020 Updates to the LCIA Arbitration Rules
News 08 Oct. 2020
Curtis gains recognition in the Legal 500 UK 2021 for Private Funds and Public International Law
News 02 Oct. 2020
Partner Antonio Prida participates in committee proposing changes to General Law of Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Mexico
Event 02 Sep. 2020
Partner Gabriela Alvarez Avila to speak in webinar on Specialized Topics of International Arbitration
Event 24 Sep. 2020
Marco Blanco, Co-Head of the Tax Group, teaches international taxation virtual course for the Paris Sorbonne University in Dubai LLM program
Event 08 Oct. 2020
Partner Charles Howland speaks at Center for Strategic Policy Innovation’s Clean Growth Incubator Rollout
Event 30 Sep. 2020
Partner Simon Batifort Speaks at the 10th Prague Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference
Client Alert 04 Oct. 2020
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Notarization (New York Executive Order 202.7) During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: October 4, 2020)
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Witnessing (New York Executive Order 202.14) During The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: October 4, 2020)
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Gabriela Alvarez Avila offers a rare depth of experience in international law and investment law, and has handled numerous disputes involving infrastructure projects, electricity, telecommunications and oil and gas.
Ms. Alvarez Avila has acted as counsel for foreign states in investor-state arbitrations conducted under the Arbitration Rules of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). She has also acted as counsel and arbitrator in ICC arbitration commercial cases and as sole arbitrator in an arbitration conducted under the arbitration rules of the Centro de Arbitraje de México (CAM). She has also been designated by Mexico to the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators.
Before joining Curtis, Ms. Alvarez Avila was a counsel with ICSID in Washington, D.C., where she administered arbitrations as secretary of tribunals, hearing cases in English, Spanish and French, including claims based on bilateral investment treaties, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), national investment laws and international contracts.
Ms. Alvarez Avila speaks regularly at leading conferences on international commercial and investment arbitration in Mexico, Latin America and Europe. She is a member of the Arbitration Commission of CANACO, a member of the Board at the Centro de Arbitraje de Mexico and a member of the Instituto Mexicano de Arbitraje. Since 2017, she has been the Chair of the Investment Arbitration Committee of the Mexico ICC Arbitration Commission. She is also one of the twelve board members of Abogadas MX, a leading Mexican NGO.
Energy (Oil & Gas)
Commercial Disputes - Arbitration
News 05 Aug. 2020
Curtis Featured as Jus Mundi’s Inaugural Arbitration Team of the Month
"Very meticulous and is able to create a solid line of defence for clients. She is also great at devising strategies."
Chambers Latin America 2021 Mexico: Dispute Resolution
"...the ‘extraordinary’ Gabriela Alvarez-Avila, who is singled out for her arbitration experience."
Legal 500 2018 Mexico Dispute Resolution
“Very important figure in the Mexican arbitration market... a go-to partner for investor-state arbitration”
"...a great lawyer who takes her clients' interests to heart."
Chambers Global 2019 Arbitration (International)
Ranked in the Latinvex list of Latin America's top 100 Female Lawyers
“'an expert' in investor-state arbitration, 'no one has more experience in this field than she does.'"
Chambers Latin America 2018 Mexico: Dispute Resolution