Carmen Martinez Lopez and Liz Snodgrass have co-edited the Arbitration Law Over Borders Comparative Guide, published today by the Global Legal Post.

In this comparative guide, Carmen and Liz note the increasingly pro-arbitration orientation of laws in numerous jurisdictions, from established arbitral seats to emerging players.

The guide provides a comprehensive understanding of the current complexities of international arbitration across 16 jurisdictions. Written by expert practitioners, the guide covers all the key aspects of the arbitral process, including the requirements for validity of arbitral agreements, rules concerning the constitution of the arbitral tribunal, and available measures from local courts to assist the arbitral proceeding. It also provides detailed information on general procedural minimum requirements, rules for the validity of awards, availability of post-award proceedings, and enforcement of foreign awards, as well as applicable professional and ethical rules, and the approaches on third-party funding in each jurisdiction. The guide is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to navigate the intricacies of the practice of international arbitration.

The print version of the guide will be available in May and be officially launched at Luxury Law Summit London, which will take place at the British Museum on Tuesday 13 June.

To view the guide online, click here.


Carmen, a partner in the London office, appears regularly as advocate in numerous investment treaty and commercial arbitrations, both under the rules of the major arbitral institutions and ad hoc. Her matters involve a variety of jurisdictions, with a particular focus on Latin America and Spain.

She is recognised in all major publications, with sources describing her as “one of the most impressive legal minds I have encountered”, or a “truly gifted practitioner”.


Liz, a partner in the Washington, DC office, has more than two decades of experience as an advocate and adviser in international arbitration matters. She has acted in arbitrations around the world, with notable experience of disputes arising in Africa, India, and Asia. Liz has particular expertise handling disputes involving States and State entities and fiscal disputes under long-term contracts. Her practice is a mix of commercial and investment treaty arbitration, with a focus on the upstream energy, power, and mining sectors. She is recognised in ChambersThe Legal 500, and Who’s Who Legal.


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