Laura França Pereira will speak on the ‘force majeure and change of circumstances in practice: pandemic, war and other disruptions’ panel at the 3rd ICC Iberian Arbitration Day, hosted by ICC Portugal.

Laura will speak alongside panellists Paulo Mota Pinto (Independent Arbitrator, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Coimbra, Lisbon) and Catarina Monteiro Pires (Independent Arbitrator, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Coimbra, Lisbon). The panel will be moderated by Alexandra Nascimento Correia (Partner, Abreu Advogados, Lisbon).

Laura’s panel will take place at 11.45 WET, on 17 November 2023.

To find out more and to register for the event, please click here.


Laura, an associate in the Madrid office, specialises in international commercial and investor-State arbitration. She has experience acting in complex and high-value disputes across a range of sectors, including banking and finance, energy, oil and gas, infrastructure, and retail. Laura has acted in proceedings under a number of arbitration rules, including ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, and AAA-ICDR.

Laura also maintains an active pro bono practice focused on the defence of human rights. She is representing the owners of a media group against a Latin American State in a claim filed before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights arising from alleged violations of the American Convention on Human Rights in relation to, inter alia, freedom of expression and the right to property. She also worked with REDRESS on a pro bono project promoting balanced gender representation in UN human rights organs and mechanisms.

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