Isabel Fernandez-de la Cuesta

Isabel Fernández

de la Cuesta is a senior associate in the International Arbitration Group of King & Spalding's New York office. Ms. Fernández de la Cuesta’s practice focuses on international arbitration. Her practice includes advice under Spanish law on complex international arbitrations before the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and under the UNCITRAL rules, as well as international commercial arbitrations under the ICC, AAA, SCC, and CRCICA arbitration rules. Ms. Fernández de la Cuesta has substantial experience in the oil and gas, and energy sectors, especially in disputes involving Central American, South American, and African countries.

Ms. Fernández de la Cuesta obtained a Master in Corporate Law from Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Spain. She holds a law degree (JD equivalent) from the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) and another law degree (JD equivalent) from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France). Ms. Fernández de la Cuesta is fluent in Spanish, English and French.

Ms. Fernández de la Cuesta is a member of the Madrid Bar Association. She is admitted only in Spain; not licensed to practice law in the State of New York. Ms. Fernández de la Cuesta’s practice focuses exclusively on Spanish law (including European Union law).

Publications

“Fair and Equitable Treatment - Evolution or Revolution?” in Investment Treaty Arbitration and International Law, Vol. 2 (Juris Publishing, 2009).

“The Registration of an ICSID Arbitration Request” (Cameron May Publications, 2007). Paper for the Conference Commercial and Investment Arbitration in Latin America: New Challenges for Governments, Corporations and Practitioners, Quito, Ecuador, November 2007.

Speaking Engagements

“Selecting the Best Mechanism for Resolution of Disputes in Commercial Contracts,” speaker at the CANACO-ICDR-UANL Practical Session on Mechanisms for Dispute Resolution, Monterrey, Mexico, February 2011.

"How to Protect the Deal — What Corporate Lawyers Need to Know About Arbitration," panelist at the ABA Section of International Law Fall Meeting, Paris, France, November 2010.

"How to Protect the International Deal: Tailoring the Arbitration Clause and Arbitration Procedure — Discovery,” panelist at the State Bar of Texas International Law Section 22nd Annual Institute, Houston, Texas, March 2010.

“Witness and Expert Evidence in International Arbitration” Panelist at the International Arbitration Practical Sessions of the Mexico City Chamber of Commerce (CANACO), Mexico City, Mexico, June 2009.

“Advocacy in International Arbitration” Panelist at the USCIB Young Arbitrators Forum Seminar, Houston, Texas, June 2008.

“Fair and Equitable Treatment - Evolution or Revolution?” Speaker at the Second Annual Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference: A Debate and Discussion, Washington DC, April 2008.

“The Initiation of an Investment Arbitration: How to Get Off to a Good Start” Panelist at the Conference Commercial and Investment Arbitration in Latin America: New Challenges for Governments, Corporations and Practitioners, Quito, Ecuador, November 2007.

“Jurisdiction and the Internet: It’s a Small World After All (EU Law Perspective)” Speaker at the 27th Annual Conference of the National Association of Women Judges, Houston, October 2005.


Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) International Arbitration , 2) Energy Arbitration , 3) Energy Disputes , 4) Global Disputes and 5) Latin America Practice
Law School J.D., Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
Admitted Year 1984
Education Master in Corporate Law, Instituto de Empresa Madrid, Spain
Bar Member / Association Madrid Bar Association ,Houston Bar Association
Most recent firm King & Spalding LLP
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