Elena Gutiérrez García de Cortázar

Elena Gutiérrez García de Cortázar

Árbitro Internacional, Francia


Elena is a Paris based international arbitration lawyer with over 20 years of experience in the field of commercial and investment dispute resolution, admitted to the Paris and Madrid bars. She holds a double degree in Law and Business Administration (Universidad Pontificia de Comillas ICADE (E-3), Madrid). 
Elena has a 360º perspective of international arbitration, which stems from her experience as an arbitrator, former Secretary General of the Madrid Court of Arbitration and counsel at major law firms like Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz in New York and Uria Menendez in Madrid 
Elena regularly serves as international arbitrator (ICC, CCL, Amcham Perú, ICDR, ad hoc Uncitral, Corte de Arbitraje de Madrid, Corte Española de Arbitraje, Tribunal Arbitral de Barcelona) and has acted as Sole Arbitrator, Presiding Arbitrator, Party Appointed Arbitrator and Emergency Arbitrator. Elena has decided cases related to corporate matters (M&A, shareholders agreements and joint ventures), construction, infrastructure, energy, banking, shipping, international sales, and distribution and agency disputes, both involving private parties and public entities.

Elena has an extensive academic experience and regularly teaches in several graduate and postgraduate programs.

Elena is a member of the ICC Arbitration Commission (Task Force “Addressing Issues of Corruption in International Arbitration”), a member of the ICC International Arbitration Latin-American Group, a Board Member of the Spanish Arbitration Club and a Director of Arbitral Women.