Gabriela Lopez Stahl

Law Clerk, Los Angeles

Biography

Overview

Gabriela Lopez Stahl represents and advises companies and sovereign states in international arbitration, mediation, and litigation. Her practice focuses on investment treaty and commercial arbitration, as well as public international law.

Gabi handles international arbitrations before all major arbitral institutions, including the ICC, ICSID, ICDR, LCIA, PCA, and SCC, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL rules. She has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including mining, energy, technology, and industrial and real estate development.

Gabi currently serves as a Regional Representative for the International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum and is an active member of other leading professional associations, including Young ITA and SVAMC-YP.

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, an Oxford University Press publication. 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.

Bars and Courts
District of Columbia Bar
New York State Bar
Education
JD
Columbia Law School
BA
Wellesley College
Languages
English
Spanish
Not admitted to practice law in the State of California. Licensed only in the State of New York and the District of Columbia.

Experience

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.

Speaking Engagements

Co-chaired the 2015 Columbia Arbitration Day Conference: "Back to Basics: Enduring Challenges in International Arbitration," March 2015

Publications

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