Dolores Bentolila | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Dolores Bentolila

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

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Dolores Bentolila is an associate in the International Arbitration Group of the Geneva office. She has experience of both contract and treaty-based arbitrations conducted under most international arbitration rules including ICSID, ICC, AAA and UNCITRAL. She has particular experience in disputes involving sovereigns and para-state entities, foreign direct investment, and Latin America. Chambers Global 2015 lists Dolores as a foreign expert in Dispute Resolution for Argentina and highlights her "notable experience of disputes involving Latin America".

As well as representing private and governmental clients in international arbitrations Dolores has also assisted legal experts and arbitrators in high profile arbitrations in the oil sector and worked as a legal consultant for UNCTAD, Investment Agreements Section, and WIPO.


  • PhD in International Law, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Switzerland
  • LLM in International Law, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Switzerland
  • JD, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina


  • Spanish
  • English
  • French


The first investment treaty arbitration conducted under the ICSID convention to be brought against Sudan concerning the expropriation of an investment in the telecommunications sector.*

An investment treaty arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules involving a Latin American government and an oil company concerning alleged mistreatment by local courts in a pollution lawsuit. *

An ICC arbitration involving a multinational fast food franchisor and a Macedonian franchisee concerning the termination of a franchise agreement.*

An arbitration conducted under AAA Rules involving a Middle Eastern distributor of watches and a Swiss watch company concerning the termination of a distribution agreement.*

An investment treaty arbitration conducted under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules concerning plain packaging legislation in the tobacco industry.*

Litigation strategy for a Latin American pharmaceutical company in connection with breach of a distribution 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,

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


  • Investment Treaty Arbitration Know-How: Switzerland, Global Arbitration Review, September 2015, (co-author with R. Ugarte and F. Stirnimann)
  • 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 Jacque
  • Contrat d'état, Jurisclasseur Droit International, LexisNexis Fasc. 571-90, 2013, (co-author with J-M. 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