Mr Gabriel Bottini > Uría Menéndez > Madrid, Spain > Lawyer Profile

Uría Menéndez
28002 MADRID

Work Department

International Arbitration.


Gabriel Bottini is a partner in the Madrid office of Uría Menéndez. He joined the firm in 2016.

Gabriel is a specialist in international arbitration and public international law. He has participated in over 60 investment arbitrations, both as a lawyer and as an arbitrator. He was the first National Director of International Affairs and Disputes of the Treasury-Attorney General’s Office of Argentina, representing the country in arbitrations administered by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the International Chamber of Commerce, and before courts of the United States of America.

Gabriel is a member of the group of experts in investment policy convened by the World Economic Forum. He was chosen by the OECD as one of three experts to participate in the Special Session of Legal Experts of the Investment Committee in Paris, France, on 8 October 2009. He is a member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators designated by the Chairman of ICSID’s Administrative Council.

He has published extensively on arbitration and international law issues and participated as a speaker in numerous conferences and seminars around the world. He is an adjunct professor of public international law at the University of Buenos Aires and has taught graduate and postgraduate courses at numerous universities in Argentina and Spain.


English, French, Italian.


Member of the Bars of the City of Buenos Aires and San Isidro (Argentina); Club Español del Arbitraje; IBA Arbitration Committee; UIA International Arbitration Commission.


Law Degree, University of Buenos Aires, 1999, magna cum laudae; Master in Laws (LLM), specialized in international law, New York University, 2002; PhD, University of Cambridge, 2017.

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Latin America: International firms > International arbitration

Iberian powerhouse Uría Menéndez handles Latin America arbitration matters from its Madrid, Lisbon and Barcelona hubs. The firm’s dispute resolution head Jesús Remón Peñalver co-leads international arbitration practice from Madrid alongside arbitration and public law specialist Gabriel Bottini, who is regularly sought out to act as an arbitrator; and Lisbon-based Fernando Aguilar de Carvalho, who also heads the firm’s litigation department in Portugal. The team supports clients in commercial arbitration and investor-state disputes, with particular experience in the construction, agriculture, transport and utilities sectors, among others.