Isabel Fernández de la Cuesta is a senior associate in the International Arbitration Group of King & Spalding's New York office. Ms. Fernández de la Cuesta’s practice focuses on international arbitration with an emphasis on international public law. Her practice includes advice on complex international arbitrations before the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and under the UNCITRAL rules, as well as international commercial arbitrations under the ICC, AAA and SCC rules. Ms. Fernández de la Cuesta has substantial experience in the oil and gas, and energy sectors, especially in disputes involving Central American, South American, and African countries, in which her civil law training and her Spanish and French capabilities are particularly helpful. Her practice also includes advice on international structuring of projects and corporations in order to maximize their protections under international law.
Ms. Fernández de la Cuesta obtained a Master in Corporate Law from Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, Spain. She holds a law degree (JD equivalent) from the Complutense University of Madrid (Spain) and another law degree (JD equivalent) from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France). Ms. Fernández de la Cuesta is fluent in Spanish, English and French.
Ms. Fernández de la Cuesta is a member of the Madrid Bar Association. She is admitted only in Spain; not licensed to practice law in the State of Texas. Ms. Fernández de la Cuesta’s practice focuses exclusively on international law and Spanish law (including European Union law).