Cuatrecasas ESG director and coordinator of Business and Human Rights.

Elisabeth de Nadal specializes in corporate governance and sustainability risks, international litigation and arbitration, human rights and international politics. Thanks to her training and experience in business law, litigation and ESG, she offers a specialized and cross-cutting approach when advising on business, human rights and sustainability.

Coordinator of the firm’s Business, Human Rights and Sustainability Practice, she has extensive experience in (i) the identification and governance of the risk of adverse impacts on human rights and on the environment; (ii) designing and implementing systems for the prevention, management and reparation of damages—both in clients’ operations and in their supply chains and transactions—and (iii) representing clients in disputes and litigation.

She was actively involved in launching several international social impact projects, including Democracia Abierta, NeedLab, Institute IFIT, Verificat, The Climate Infrastructure Partnership and The Higher Education Alliance for Refugees.

Since 1996, she has been developing her career as a lawyer in Brussels, London and Barcelona in the firm’s Litigation and Arbitration Practice. From 2014 to 2018, she was a member of the firm’s general management as deputy managing partner, working to introduce and coordinate cross-cutting strategic projects aligned with Cuatrecasas’s firm commitment to include sustainability in its business activity and strategies.


  • Master in Human Rights, Democracy and Globalization (business and human rights branch)
    Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, 2022

    Master in Corporate Social Responsibility and Auditing
    Universitat de Barcelona-IL3-Cies, 2009

    Master in European Law
    Université de Liège, Belgium, 1994

    Master in Community Law
    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 1993

    Bachelor of Laws
    Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, 199

Directory Mentions

Recommended lawyer
Chambers & Partners (Global and Europe), Legal 500, Global Arbitration Review, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers in Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation and International Arbitration (Spain and France)

Lawyer of the Year
Best lawyer in Arbitration & Mediation (2017)