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David Arias

David Arias

Arias SLP

Madrid, ESP

David Arias is partner in Arias SLP. He is Co-Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee and President of the Club Español del Arbitraje. He has served as arbitrator and counsel in more than 100 cases in venues across Europe, America and Africa, and he regularly participates in proceedings administered by the main arbitration institutions (ICC, PCA, LCIA, SCC and IACAC, among others).

He also has extensive experience as counsel in complex commercial litigation.

David Arias was the Chairman of the IBA Arbitration Committee’s Subcommittee on Conflicts of Interest, which published the 2014 IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration. Additionally, he helped draft the 2010 IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration.

David Arias is a Professor of Procedural Law and Arbitration. He obtained both his BA in Law, with Honours, and his PhD, also with Honours, from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He was admitted to the Madrid Bar in 1991. He speaks Spanish, English and French. He also reads and understands Italian and Portuguese.

David Arias is regularly recognised as a Tier 1 litigation and arbitration lawyer and most in-demand arbitrator in leading international legal publications and directories including the Chambers and Partners publications, Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, and the Legal 500.


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