Pablo Mateos Rodríguez’s practice focuses on international arbitration, litigation, and public international law, including commercial and investor-state disputes.

He has represented sovereign States, State-owned entities, and multinational corporations in complex international commercial and investor-state arbitrations across a range of industries, seated in the world’s most frequently selected arbitral seats and before tribunals formed under the rules of the leading arbitration regimes, including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). Pablo has also represented clients in English court proceedings, including in connection with the enforcement of arbitration awards.

Pablo joined the firm’s London office in 2015, was resident in the Paris office in 2016-2017 and 2019-2020, and now practices in the London office.

Notable Experiences

Notable Experience

  • The Arab Republic of Egypt in an ICSID arbitration under the Spain-Egypt bilateral investment treaty concerning the suspension of gas supplies to an LNG plant in Egypt; in an ICSID annulment proceeding brought against Unión Fenosa Gas, S.A.; and in proceedings before the English High Court resisting enforcement of an ICSID award for breach of the Spain-Egypt bilateral investment treaty.

  • The Hellenic Republic in an ICSID arbitration brought by Cyprus Popular Bank Public Co. Ltd under the Cyprus-Hellenic Republic bilateral investment treaty; and in an ICSID arbitration brought by Bank of Cyprus Limited under the Cyprus-Hellenic Republic bilateral investment treaty.

  • The Republic of Iraq in an ICC arbitration initiated against the Republic of Turkey under inter-State agreements governing the use and operation of oil pipelines between Iraq and Turkey.

  • A leading North Asia private equity firm in an ICC arbitration under English law and seated in London arising from a share purchase agreement in connection with a $6.4 billion acquisition of a retail chain.

  • A Latin American oil and gas company in connection with the commencement of potential ICSID arbitration proceedings against a Latin American State in relation to environmental liability arising out of administrative measures and domestic court proceedings.

  • An automobile manufacturer in issues relating to diesel emissions.

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Publications

Events

Speaker, PILNet’s Business and Human Rights: Arbitration, September 2021

Speaker, III Conferencia El Futuro del Arbitraje IPA, March 2021