Lucía Montes

Senior Associate

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Specialist in international commercial arbitration, particularly in the construction, infrastructure and energy sectors; as well as in court proceedings in support and control of arbitration.

Lucía Montes represents and advises clients in relation to international commercial arbitration. She is an expert in particularly complex disputes, from both a technical and economic perspective, administered by top international courts, including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and the Madrid Court of Arbitration (CAM).

She has represented clients in investment arbitrations with Latin American and European states before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, the ICC and the SCC, including several proceedings under the Energy Charter Treaty.

She also regularly acts as arbitrator in domestic and international arbitration proceedings.

She is a member of the Spanish Arbitration Club’s Scientific Committee, as well as a member of the advisory committee of the Madrid Bar Association’s Construction and Engineering Law Section.

From 2019 to 2020, she coordinated the Spanish Arbitration Club Under 40 Section, and is the former secretary of the club’s Sub-Commission of Lawyers for the Drafting the New Code on Good Practices, approved in 2019.

She is a member of Arbitral Women, the LCIA Young International Arbitration Group and the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum, where she participates as group advisor in its mentoring program.

She lectures on arbitration in the Master for Admission to the Practice of Law at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and in the Master in Construction Law at Universidad Pontificia Comillas-ICAM.

She is the author of publications in her area of specialty and speaks at Spanish and international conferences.

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, and Business Administration and Management
    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 2009

    Frédéric Eisemann Award
    Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, 2008

    Corporate Law and Governance course
    London School of Economics, 2007

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