Laura is an associate in our Madrid office. She specialises in investment and commercial arbitration under a variety of arbitration rules in a range of sectors, including energy and natural resources, construction, and mining. Laura has been involved in proceedings under various institutional rules, including the ICC, UNCITRAL, and ICSID rules.
Laura’s recent experience includes:
- Representing the Republic of Chile in its ICSID arbitration with a Colombian construction and power distribution company under the Chile-Colombia Free Trade Agreement.
- Representing Sacyr in its UNCITRAL investment arbitration against the Republic of Panama arising from the expansion of the Panama Canal.
- Representing investors from the United Kingdom and Luxembourg in a resubmitted ICSID investment arbitration stemming from a series of energy reforms affecting the renewables sector.
- Advising a Spanish company on the viability of a potential investment arbitration claim linked to a concession contract for energy generation in a Latin American country.
Laura holds an LLM from King’s College London, where she graduated with Distinction, having earned academic scholarships by the University and the British Council in Colombia. She graduated from Universidad Externado de Colombia with an LLB, where she was ranked first in her cohort and was awarded two academic scholarships. Whilst there, she won an international competition in procedural law, for which she was granted a scholarship for postgraduate studies in tort law and contractual liability. She also won oralist awards when participating in an international arbitration moot competition.
Laura is dual-qualified in civil law and common law, being a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales and admitted to practice in Colombia.