Ignacio Zapiola’s practice focuses on transnational disputes and international arbitration in Latin America. 

He also has experience advising on mining and oil & gas transactional matters.

Ignacio joined the firm in 2011. Previously, he was an associate at Perez Alati, Grondona, Benites, Arntsen & Martinez de Hoz (Jr.) in Buenos Aires. Additional work experience includes The Walt Disney Company (Latin America), the United Nations (New York) and the American Arbitration Association (New York).

Selected Activities

  • Officer, International Bar Association Public Law Committee
  • Regional Representative for United States, North American Chapter of The International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum (2017-2019)


“Drafting International Arbitration Clauses,” THÄ’MIS-Revista de Derecho, 2017 (joint authorship)

“International Commercial Arbitration in Argentina,” in International Commercial Arbitration in Latin America, Wolters Kluwer, 2009 (joint authorship)

“A Necessary Legislative Reform: When the Lack of (Arbitral) Compromis is Positive,” Journal of the City of Buenos Aires Bar Association, 2009 (joint authorship)


“Defending Sovereigns,” Panelist, Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association (2017)

“International Arbitration and Discovery 10 years after Intel v. AMD,” Panelist, ABA Section of International Law Fall Meeting (2014)

“The Rebirth of State-Participation in the Natural Resources Sector,” Guest Lecturer, Columbia Law School (2013)

“Drafting Dispute Resolution Clauses in Long-Term Contracts,” Guest Lecturer, University of Buenos Aires (2013)