Ms. Alvarez-Avila is a partner in the International Arbitration group. Her practice focuses on arbitration, international law and investment law. She has experience in transactions involving a wide range of sectors, including infrastructure projects, electricity, telecommunications, and oil and gas.
Before joining Curtis, Ms. Alvarez-Avila was a counsel with the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington, D.C., where she administered arbitrations as secretary of tribunals hearing cases in English, Spanish and French. The arbitration proceedings in which she was a participant included claims based on bilateral investment treaties, the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Central American Free Trade Agreement, national investment laws and international contracts.
Prior to joining ICSID, Ms. Alvarez-Avila worked as an associate for a Swiss law firm in Geneva, principally on international trade matters. She also was an in-house counsel for Banco Mexicano Santander in Mexico City.