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Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M. in International Legal Studies, with honors

Université de Paris-Panthéon-Sorbonne I, Doctorate in Law, summa cum laude

Université de Paris-Panthéon-Sorbonne I, Masters in International Economic Law

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Derecho, Licenciatura en Derecho y C. Jurídicas, magna cum laude


Admitted in Mexico and as a Special Legal Consultant in the District of Columbia.


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Claudia Frutos-Peterson
Managing Partner, Washington, D.C. Office
Washington, D.C.
PHONE: +1 202 452 7373
FAX: +1 202 452 7333

Dr. Frutos-Peterson is managing partner of the Washington D.C. office.

Dr. Frutos-Peterson was formerly counsel at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) from 2001 to 2009. At ICSID, she served as Secretary of Tribunals in numerous arbitral proceedings brought under the ICSID Convention and the ICSID Additional Facility Mechanism, based on the bilateral and multilateral investment treaties.

She focuses her practice on arbitration, international law and international investment law and works with multiple governments and state entities. She has represented foreign states in investor-state arbitrations under the Arbitration Rules of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

Dr. Frutos-Peterson is an Adjunct Professor at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington D.C., where she lectures on international commercial arbitration and investor-state arbitration. She is also a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars in the United States and abroad. She is the author of the book L’émergence de l’arbitrage commercial international en Amérique latine: l’efficacité de son droit, published by L’Harmattan.


International Bar Association
Grupo Latinoamericano de la CCI
Asociación Latinoamericana de Arbitraje (ALArb)
District of Columbia Bar Association
NY State Bar Association
Institute for Transnational Arbitration, Advisory Board


Ranked in the Expert Guides 2016 lists for Commercial Arbitration and leading Women in Business Law.

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