Specialist in international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, particularly involving international energy and construction projects.

Alberto Fortún has represented private investors against public authorities, particularly in Africa and Latin America.

He is recognized nationally and internationally as a promoter of arbitration in Spain, and is an expert in resolving commercial disputes relating to energy projects, joint ventures, engineering and construction. He has participated in over 100 arbitrations and alternative dispute resolutions (including mediation, adjudication and dispute resolution boards).

He is a fellow and an approved trainer of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He has acted as arbitrator at the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the LCIA, the Court of Arbitration of Madrid and the European Arbitration Association. He is a listed arbitrator in the ICDR roster of the AAA, in the Hispanic-Moroccan Court and the Dubai International Arbitration Center. He is a member of the LCIA, AIPN, ABA (International Law Section, international litigation and arbitration committees) and an affiliate member of the Inter–American Affairs Committee of the New York City Bar. He was foreign counsel to the US firm Fulbright & Jaworski in Houston (Texas) from 1999 to 2000.

He is also a member of Georgetown University's European Law Advisory Board. He is an associate lecturer in the Master in International Law and Sports Law at the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE), and he lectures on international conflicts management in the Corporate Diplomacy & Public Affairs Program at Schiller International University. He also lectures and organizes courses on international construction disputes. He regularly contributes to publications and collective works on arbitration.


  • Bachelor of Laws (with special distinction)
    Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain, 1996

    Master of Laws in Common Law Studies (with honors)
    Georgetown University, Washington D.C., 1999

    Diploma of Advanced Studies in Constitutional Law
    Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2005

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Chambers & Partners (Global and Europe), Legal 500 (Global & Latin America), Latin Lawyer, Global Arbitration Review (Top 21 Spanish arbitration practitioners), Best lawyers, Leaders League, Expert Guides, Who’s Who Legal and Benchmark Litigation in Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation, Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration, Construction Law, Sports & Entertainment and Energy

Forty under 40 Award
Iberian Lawyer Review, 2009

Global Leader
Who’s Who Legal Arbitration (since 2011)
Who’s Who Legal Sports & Gaming (2021)

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