Laura Arboleda Gutiérrez


Laura Arboleda Gutiérrez


Laura Arboleda Gutiérrez is a lawyer admitted to practice in Colombia. She specialises in public interest and strategic litigation, as well as investment and commercial international arbitration. Laura advises NGOs, States, State-entities, and investors. She also has experience advising States on their dispute prevention and justice delivery policies. This includes, for example, designing dispute resolution mechanisms for the Government of Colombia and the Asian Development Bank.

Laura handles cases in a variety of jurisdictions and under different procedural rules, including the ICC, ICSID, and UNCITRAL arbitration rules, with a particular focus on the Latin American region. She has expertise representing States in matters relating to the telecommunications, construction, oil, gas, and energy industries, as well as NGOs in environmental and human rights-related cases before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Additionally, Laura has participated in several arbitration proceedings administered by the Bogotá and Lima Chambers of Commerce.

In addition to her work in litigation and arbitration, Laura founded and led an NGO dedicated to defending the rule of law, individual liberties and rights in Colombia through the dissemination of ideas and strategic litigation.

Areas of Expertise

International Investment and Commercial Arbitration
International Dispute Resolution
Public Interest and Strategic Litigation
Public International Law and Human Rights


LL. B, Universidad de Los Andes (Minor in History)
Master of Public Policy, London School of Economics
International Arbitration, Arnold and Porter (London) LLP 2022–2023
International Arbitration, Dechert (Paris) LLP 2018-2021
International Arbitration, Latham and Watkins (Paris) LLP 2018
Advisor, Colombian National Agency for the Legal Defence of the State, 2017-2018
Colombian Constitutional Court, 2016




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