Gabriela González Giráldez

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Gabriela González Giráldez

Gabriela González Giráldez focuses her practice on international arbitration, both investment treaty and commercial matters.

Ms. González Giráldez completed a six-month internship with Dechert in 2013. Prior to joining Dechert, she also completed an internship in commercial law at a Paris boutique firm, as well as an international development internship with the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) in Caracas, Venezuela.

Significant Representations

  • A South American state in two ICSID investment disputes with major foreign oil companies following the enactment of a windfall profits tax and in which the state has asserted an environmental counterclaim.
  • A South American state in the coordination of litigations for the recovery of its cultural heritage in Argentina, Belgium, Chile, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United States.
  • A South American state in a PCA-UNCITRAL investment dispute brought by two American companies arising out of the judgments rendered by the state’s courts ordering the investors to pay a large compensation to local communities for environmental pollution resulting from oil activities.
  • A Spanish construction group in a judicial expertise and an ad hoc arbitration against one of the largest construction companies in France following the termination of two subcontracting agreements for the construction of the largest hospital complex in France.
  • A French leader in the engineering and building sectors in an ICC arbitration with a Qatari company.
Education
  • Universidade de Vigo, Law Degree, minor in economics and business administration, 2011
  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Master’s Degree, International Law, 2012
  • Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Master’s Degree, Arbitration and International Commercial Law, 2013
Admissions
  • Spain
  • Registered Foreign Lawyer, Paris
Languages
  • Spanish
  • English
  • French
Memberships
Arbitral Women
Young Arbitrators Forum of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC YAF)
Young International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (Young ICSID)
Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA -40)