Gabriela Lopez Stahl
Gabriela Lopez Stahl represents and advises companies and sovereign states in international arbitration and mediation. Her practice focuses on investment treaty and commercial arbitration, as well as public international law.
Gabi represents clients in international arbitrations before major arbitral institutions and in ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL rules. She has experience in a wide range of industries, including energy, mining, technology, and industrial and real estate development.
Gabi serves as a Regional Representative for North America for the International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitration and ADR Forum and as a guest lecturer in USC Gould School of Law's externship program. She is a founding member of California Arbitration, an association that promotes international arbitration and ADR in California.
At Columbia Law School, Gabi was Executive Editor of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law and Editor of the Yearbook on International Investment Law and Policy. She also worked for two years as a Research Assistant to Professor George A. Bermann, Chief Reporter of the Restatement of the Law, The U.S. Law of International Commercial and Investor-State Arbitration.
Gabriel Resources Ltd. and Gabriel Resources (Jersey) v. Romania
Representing the Canadian mining company Gabriel Resources and its Jersey subsidiary in an ICSID arbitration for US$4.4 billion under Romania’s bilateral investment treaties with Canada and the United Kingdom.
ACF Renewable Energy Limited v. Republic of Bulgaria
Representing the Republic of Bulgaria in an ICSID arbitration under the Energy Charter Treaty relating to an investment in the renewable energy generation sector.
Moti Ramot and Rami Levy v. Republic of Bulgaria
Representing the Republic of Bulgaria in an ICSID arbitration under the Bulgaria-Israel BIT relating to a real estate development project.
Ad hoc arbitration by European investors against a State
Represented a European State in an ad hoc arbitration under the UNCITRAL rules relating to an industrial development project. The tribunal dismissed all of the investors' claims on jurisdictional grounds.
Guest Lecturer, USC Gould School of Law Externship Program, 2022-2023
"A Day in the Life of an International Arbitration Practitioner," California Arbitration and University of San Diego School of Law, February 24, 2023
"Matter Management in International Arbitration," White & Case Internal Training, December 15, 2022
"Top 10 Tips on How to Better Match the Arbitration Process with Businesses' Expectations," ICC YAAF, California International Arbitration Week, March 16, 2022 (closing remarks)
"Breaking into Big Law," USC Gould School of Law, November 5, 2021
"Get to Know White & Case," University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, March 26, 2021
"Litigation & Transactional Work," Columbia Law School, March 11, 2021
Co-chaired the 2015 Columbia Arbitration Day Conference: "Back to Basics: Enduring Challenges in International Arbitration," March 6, 2015
Top 10 Tips on How to Better Match the Arbitration Process with Businesses’ Expectations, ICC Dispute Resolution Bulletin, 2022, Issue 2
Recent Findings on Technology in International Arbitration, Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center Newsletter, Fall 2021 (co-authored with Brody Greenwald)
The Role of State Parties in Contract-Based Arbitration, Global Arbitration Review, August 6, 2019
Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia Law School
Parker School Certificate for Achievement in International and Comparative Law, Columbia Law School
Production Prize for Outstanding Service to the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Columbia Law School