News 19 Dec. 2019
Curtis Wins in London for Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria
News 18 Apr. 2016
Curtis gains recognition in new Africa publication
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
News 20 Jul. 2020
Milo Molfa Joins Curtis in London as Disputes Partner
News 09 Jul. 2020
Curtis' Private Client Attorneys Recognized in Chambers High Net Worth 2020
News 05 Aug. 2020
Curtis Featured as Jus Mundi’s Inaugural Arbitration Team of the Month
Article 02 Jul. 2020
Partner Antonio Prida and associate Irene Cuellar publish article on mediation in the National Autonomous University of Mexico’s legal magazine, "Opiniones técnicas sobre temas de relevancia nacional"
News 24 Jun. 2020
Curtis defeats second treaty claim brought against Kuwait
Event 31 Jan. 2020
Partner Antonia Birt Speaks at 5th Annual GAR Live Abu Dhabi
Event 30 Jul. 2020
Partner Claudia Frutos-Peterson to Speak on the Future of Investor-State Arbitration in ICDR Webinar
Client Alert 05 Aug. 2020
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Notarization (New York Executive Order 202.7) During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: August 5, 2020)
U.S. Insight: Update on Virtual Witnessing (New York Executive Order 202.14) During The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic (Updated: August 5, 2020)
P +52 55 9138 49 46
F +52 55 5282 06 37
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
Event 24 Jun. 2020
Partner Gabriela Alvarez Avila Speaks on ISDS at ASIL 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting
"Her level of client service, commitment and experience with the government are really outstanding."
Chambers Latin America 2020 Arbitration
"...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 Mexico: Dispute Resolution 2018