Gaela Gehring Flores is a partner in APKS’s International Arbitration practice. Ms Gehring Flores’ practice concentrates her practice on international arbitration and litigation matters. She represents both multinational corporations and sovereign states in international commercial and investment arbitrations before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR/AAA), and in litigation and appellate proceedings before US federal courts. She advises clients in a broad range of disputes, including energy, natural resources, construction, hospitality, transportation, sovereign debt instruments, government contracts, and intellectual property. Ms Gehring Flores' practice capitalises on her broad experience and her native Spanish skills and bicultural background.
Ms Gehring Flores also provides legal services to private sector and sovereign clients on enforcement of arbitral awards, effective contractual dispute resolution clauses, and a variety of public international law issues, including foreign sovereign immunity and discovery in international proceedings.
Ms Gehring Flores also serves as co-chair of the District of Columbia Bar International Dispute Resolution Committee. Ms Gehring Flores has been recognsed as a leading practitioner of international arbitration in publications such as Global Arbitration Review, Chambers USA, Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250 and Euromoney, among others.
Ms Gehring Flores is committed to pro bono service, particularly to the immigrant and undocumented community.