Elisa Vicente Maravall is a senior associate in the international arbitration group forming part of the Litigation and Arbitration department at GARRIGUES.

She has extensive experience in international commercial transactions, advising clients on pre-litigation negotiation processes and on ad hoc and institutional arbitration proceedings before the most prestigious international institutions, as well as on matters relating to bilateral investment agreements, providing advice to large companies, financial institutions and governments.

Elsewhere, she has also acquired specific experience in international construction disputes and, in particular, in FIDIC contracts, assisting her clients from the preparation of claims before the Engineer, to adjudication before DABs and, eventually, arbitration.

Elisa currently lectures on International Litigation at IE University (Bachelor of Laws, LL.B.). Moreover, she collaborates frequently with academic institutions, such as Centro Estudios Garrigues, and other universities, such as Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, lecturing on international arbitration matters and Private International Law. Additionally, she arbitrates every year both in the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and the Moot Madrid. She has also coached the Vis Moot team from ICADE, Comillas Pontifical University of Madrid.

Amongst her most recent publications are her contributions to GAR Know How, Litigation 2017 ( and to the ‘Enciclopedia Jurídica del Arbitraje en Español’ (Estudio Mario Castillo Freyre Library, Cremades, Anne-Carole; Collantes, Jorge Luis (Dir.) (et al.), Palestra, 2016).

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  • Year Qualified



    Executive Master's Degree in Business Law at Centro de Estudios Garrigues in collaboration with Harvard Law School.
    Double Degree in Law and Business Administration, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid. Academic Excellence Scholarship, awarded by the Community of Madrid
    Graduation with honors (Matrícula de Honor). Kensington School (Madrid)


    Madrid Bar Association
    Spanish Arbitration Club
    CIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
    Groupe ASA des Jeunes Praticiens de l‘Arbitrage (ASA Below 40)
    ICDR Young & International of the AAA (ICDR Y&I)