Alberto Fortún

Alberto Fortún

Partner, Cuatrecasas
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Mr Fortún specialises in international arbitration and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). He advises Spanish and foreign companies involved in international arbitrations related to international energy and construction projects. He has also represented private investors against public authorities, particularly in Africa and Latin America.

He is recognised nationally and internationally as a promoter of arbitration in Spain, and has ample experience in resolving commercial disputes relating to energy projects, joint ventures, engineering and construction. He has participated in more than 100 arbitrations and ADR’s (including expert determination and dispute boards).

Mr Fortún has been recommended by several legal directories such as Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Global Arbitration Review, which considers him one of the Top 21 Spanish arbitration practitioners; The Legal 500 Latin America, Latin Lawyer, Best Lawyers, Expert Guides and Who’s Who Legal for litigation, arbitration and mediation, international arbitration and sports and entertainment.

In 2009, he received the '40 under 40' award, which Iberian Lawyer grants to the top 40 lawyers under 40 years of age on the Iberian Peninsula.

The directory Who’s Who Legal named him in the “Arbitration - Future Leaders” category in 2017 and 2018.

Mr Fortún is an accredited professor of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration of Madrid, the European Arbitration Association, the Hispanic-Moroccan Court and the Dubai International Arbitration Center. He was foreign counsel to the US firm Fulbright & Jaworski in Houston (Texas) from 1999 to 2000.

He is a member of Georgetown University's European Law Advisory Board. An associate lecturer at the Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía, Mr Fortún lectures in its master's in international law. He lectures on international conflict management in the Corporate Diplomacy and Public Affairs Executive Programme at Schiller International University (Madrid). He also lectures and organises courses on international construction disputes. He regularly contributes to publications and collective works on arbitration.

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