Dolores Bentolila

Associate, Geneva (White & Case S.A.)



Dolores Bentolila is a senior associate in the Geneva office.

Dolores' experience includes representing sovereign and private clients in all major arbitral forums including ICC and ICSID, in a wide range of industries including construction, telecommunications, oil & gas, tobacco and the food industry.  In addition, Dolores regularly advises sovereign and private clients on WTO state to state dispute settlement matters and public international law issues affecting the operation of international trade agreements, including free trade agreements

As an Argentinean national, Dolores focuses her practice on disputes involving Latin America and Spain.

Dolores also has particular experience in matters involving international investment law and public international law more generally and obtained a PhD in this field.

Chambers Global 2015 lists Dolores as a foreign expert in Dispute Resolution for Argentina and Switzerland and highlights her "notable experience of disputes involving Latin America".

Dolores has also been active in White & Case's pro bono work in the area of international environmental law and has been involved with projects of the United Nations.

PhD in International Law
Graduate Institute of International Studies, Switzerland
LLM in International Law
Graduate Institute of International Studies, Switzerland
Universidad Nacional de Córdoba


Representing a Spanish engineering and construction company in an ICC expertise relating to a construction project in Latin America.

Representing a Spanish engineering and construction company in an ICC arbitration relating to the revamping of a refinery in Portugal.

Advising a tobacco company on its rights under investment treaties in several countries.

Representing an investor from the Middle East in an ICSID arbitration against an African country concerning the expropriation of an investment in the telecommunications sector.*

Representing a Latin American government in an investment treaty arbitration concerning alleged mistreatment by local courts in a pollution lawsuit.*

Representing a multinational fast food franchisor in an ICC arbitration concerning the termination of a franchise agreement.*

*Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case.

Speaking Engagements

"Recent Challenges to Enforcement in the Investment Treaty Field", June 2014: 26th Annual ITA Workshop, Dallas

"The ICSID System", June and October 2013: Graduate program in International Investment Law and Arbitration, Bar Association of Barcelona


Contrat d’état, Jurisclasseur Droit International, Fasc. 571-90, 2018

Le précédent arbitral, Revue de l’arbitrage, Vol. 4 2017

Arbitrators as Lawmakers, Wolters Kluwer, 2017
Pharmaceuticals: A New Frontier in Investment Treaty Arbitration, Global Arbitration Review, September 2013, (co-author with R. Ugarte and F. Stirnimann)

Quelques réflexions sur le statut des tribunaux arbitraux fondés sur des traités en matière d'investissement, 2013, Mélanges en l'honneur du Professeur Jean-Michel Jacquet

Alternative (Non-Judicial) Means to Enforce Investment Arbitral Awards Against States, Diplomatic and Judicial Means of Dispute Settlement, Bril, 2012, (co-author with J. Viñuales)

Hacia una jurisprudencia arbitral en el arbitraje de inversiones, Anuario Mexicano de Derecho Internacional 373, 2012

Shareholders Action to Claim for Indirect Damages in ICSID Arbitration, 2(1) Trade L. & Dev. 87 , 2010

Los reclamos de accionistas ante el CIADI a la luz de la jurisprudencia arbitral, 1-2 Res Publica Argentina 37, 2010