Dolores Bentolila

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

Biography

Overview

Dolores Bentolila is a senior associate in the Geneva office.

Dolores represents sovereign and private clients in international arbitrations under all major arbitration rules including ICC, ICSID and UNCITRAL, in a wide range of industries including construction, telecommunications, oil & gas, mining, tobacco and the food industry. Dolores has particular experience in matters involving international investment law and public international law, more generally, and teaches international investment law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.

In addition, Dolores 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 a dual Argentinean-Swiss national, Dolores focuses her practice on disputes involving Latin America and Europe.

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

Education
PhD in International Law
Graduate Institute of International Studies, Switzerland
LLM in International Law
Graduate Institute of International Studies, Switzerland
JD
Universidad Nacional de Córdoba
Argentina
Languages
Spanish
English
French

Experience

Advising a mining company on its remedies under international investment treaties against an African country.

Representing a Spanish contractor in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of a petrochemical plant in Norway.

Representing a Spanish contractor in an ICC arbitration relating to construction works in a power plant in Saudi Arabia.

Advising a tobacco company, on a regular basis, on its rights under investment treaties with several countries.

Capacity building to an Asian Government on selected issues of international economic law.

Advising the Compliance Committee of the UNECE-WHO Protocol on Water and Health on the relationship between the Protocol and EU law.

Representing a Spanish contractor in an ICC expertise relating to the construction of a refinery in Latin America.

Representing a contractor in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of a petrochemical plant in Australia.

Representing a Spanish contractor in an ICC arbitration relating to the revamping of a refinery in Portugal.

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.*

Advising the Public International law & Policy Group on the definition of State terrorism for a project in Syria.

Advising UN Global Alliance on review of Voluntary National Reports on UN Sustainable Development Goal 16.

*Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case.

Publications

El rol del precedente y de los estándares en las decisiones de los tribunales de arbitraje de inversión, Tratados internacionales y el arbitraje de inversión: experiencias de Colombia y del derecho comparado, Cámara de Comercio de Colombia, 2019.

Contrat d'état, Jurisclasseur Droit International, Fasc. 571-90, 2019.

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.