Dr Gloria Alvarez

Dr Gloria Alvarez
PhD (School of International Arbitration, QMUL), LLM (London), LLB (Hons)


Dr Gloria Alvarez
Dr Gloria Alvarez

Contact Details

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The University of Aberdeen Room D41
School of Law
University of Aberdeen
Taylor Building
AB24 3UB


Dr Alvarez is an academic on international dispute resolution with extensive expertise in the energy and natural resources sectors. She is interested in international economic law, climate and social justice. Gloria has held prestigious fellowships at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Queen Mary University of London, Max Planck Institute and Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge.

She is a Mexican qualified lawyer and started her professional career in Mexico as in-house lawyer in a multinational food company. She has an in-depth knowledge of commercial law in both civil and common law systems. Gloria has also worked as an arbitration case manager in an arbitral institution (Centro de Arbitraje de Mexico) and acts as arbitrator and expert in international arbitration proceedings in Africa, Europe and Latin America with experience in ICSID and LCIA arbitration.

She is the author of International Investment Arbitration and EU Law: The Present and the Future of the Energy Charter Treaty (Hart 2020, forthcoming) and co-author and co-editor The ICSID Convention, Regulations and Rules: A Practical Commentary (Elgar 2019). 

Gloria is also a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Eastern Finland and Osgood Hall Law School in Canada. She is in the Editorial Board of ICSID Review, Journal of International Arbitration and European Investment Law and Arbitration Review.


Teaching Responsibilities

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