Gloria is an academic specialised in international arbitration in the energy sector. Her expertise focuses on international commercial law, international arbitration, international investment law, EU Law and renewable energy.
Before joining the University of Aberdeen as Lecturer, she held academic positions at Queen Mary University of London as Research and Teaching Fellow. In 2016, she was a Scientific Guest of the Max Planck Institute for Procedural Law (Luxembourg) and in 2015 as Research Fellow at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
Having studied law in Mexico, France, Poland and the UK, Gloria has in-depth knowledge of both common and civil law. She has also studied EU Law in King’s College London and University of Paris I: Pantheon- Sorbonne. Most recently, she has submitted her Doctoral Research on the application of EU Law in intra-EU Energy Charter Treaty Disputes at the School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary University of London.
Gloria first started her professional career in Mexico as in-house lawyer in a multinational food company and has also worked as an arbitration case manager in an arbitral institution (Centro de Arbitraje de Mexico). Gloria has experience in LCIA and ICSID proceedings and has advised different governments and the private sector on issues relating to international investment law.
Gloria’s current research agenda focuses on arbitration and justice, legal theory of investment arbitration, renewable energy, international investment law, international arbitration and ADR practices to resolve energy disputes.
Gloria is a member of the Society of Legal Scholars, ArbitralWomen, Society of international Economic Law, European Society of International Law, ICC YAF and LCIA YIAG.
She is an Associate Editor of Kluwer Arbitration Blog and is in the Editorial Board of the European Investment Law and Arbitration Review (EILA Rev) and Journal of International Arbitration (JOIA).
She is General Manager of the European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration (EFILA), a think-tank based in Brussels. This year Gloria was invited by Professor Maxi Scherer (Queen Mary) as Guest Lecturer in her class of International Energy Arbitration.
LS553E (2017-18): International Investment Law
LS552P (2017-18): International Investment Law and Arbitration in the Energy Sector
LS552U (2017-18): Investment disputes in the Oil and Gas Context