Diego P. Fernández Arroyo (Short Bio)

Diego P. Fernández Arroyo is a professor at Sciences Po Law School in Paris, where he is the Director of the LLM in Transnational Arbitration and Dispute Settlement. He is a member of the Curatorium of the Hague Academy of International Law, an Associate of the Institute of International Law, and a former President of the American Association of Private International Law (ASADIP). He is a member of Argentinean Delegations before UNCITRAL, and he has also represented Argentina and ASADIP before the Hague Conference of Private International Law, the Organization of American States and UNIDROIT. He is actively involved in the practice of international arbitration as an independent arbitrator and an expert. A former Professor at the Universities Litoral, Salamanca and Complutense of Madrid, and Global Professor of the New York University, he has been invited in a number of universities in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia. The Universities of Buenos Aires and National of Córdoba have awarded him as Honorary Professor. Professor Fernández Arroyo is the author of numerous publications (published in more than 20 countries) in the fields of private international law, comparative law, international dispute resolution, international arbitration and global governance.



Launch of Ius Comparatum

On October 8th in Paris, the Academy launched the new publication “Ius Comparatum” (Springer) at Sciences Po Law School. The topic of the first volume is “The Use of Comparative Law Methodology in International Arbitration”. The Keynote was delivered by Prof. Emmanuel...

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TADS LLM : 2019 Inaugural Lecture & Second Graduation Ceremony

On September 20, 2019, Professor Diego P. Fernández Arroyo hosted the 2019 inaugural lecture of Sciences Po Law School’s LLM in Transnational Arbitration and Dispute Settlement. The Inaugural Lecture was given by Professor Makane Mbengue on the topic “The Future of...

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2019 Brazilian Arbitration Forum in Paris

On 18-19 September 2019 the second edition of the Paris Brazilian Arbitration Forum took place in Paris. The event was hosted by SciencesPo and counted with the sponsorship of CAM-CCBC (Brazil Canada Chamber of Commerce) and the institutional support of the ICC. It...

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Academic Experience

Professional Experience


Companies from Panama and Cayman Islands v. companies from Colombia, Curacao and Nicaragua, company law, ICC, co-arbitrator, Panamanian law,

Seat: Panama City, Spanish language

Dutch investors v. Venezuela, oil, ICSID (Annulment committee, BIT Netherlands-Venezuela), co-arbitrator,

Seat: Washington DC, English and Spanish languages

Company from British Virgin Islands v. Angolan company, telecommunications, ICC, President, Angolan law,

Seat: Paris, English language

Brazilian company v. Venezuelan companies, construction of a gas compressor, ICC, President, Venezuelan law,

Seat: Paris, Spanish and English languages

Investors from Spain and Barbados v. Venezuela, commercial distribution, UNCITRAL administered by the PCA (BITs Venezuela-Spain and Venezuela-Barbados), President,

Seat: XXX, Spanish and English languages

Spanish investors v. Peru, gas, ICSID (BIT Peru-Spain), President,

Seat: Washington DC, Spanish and English languages

Italian company v. French and German companies, aviation, ICC, Sole Arbitrator, French law,

Seat: Paris, English and French languages

US investors v. United Mexican States, oil, UNCITRAL administered by ICSID (NAFTA), President,

Seat: Washington DC, English and Spanish languages

Portuguese company v. Colombian company, food supply contract, Bogotá Chamber of Commerce, President, Colombian law (CISG),

Seat: Bogotá, Spanish language

Brazilian companies, electric power, UNCITRAL administered by CBMA, President, Brazilian law,

Seat: Rio de Janeiro, Portuguese language

Jamaican investor v. Dominican Republic, energy, UNCITRAL administered by CIADI (TLC CARICOM-Dominican Republic), President,

Seat: Washington DC, Spanish and English languages

Brazilian companies, electric energy, ICC, Emergency Arbitrator, Brazilian Law,

Seat: Paris, Portuguese Language


Latest books

The Continuing Relevance of Private International Law and its Challenges

(with F. Ferrari, eds.), London, Edward Elgar (2019)


Current Issues of Comparative Law – Questions actuelles de droit comparé

(with K. Boele-Woelki, eds.), Cham, Springer (2019)


Global Private International Law: Adjudication without Frontiers

(with L. Bizikova and others, eds.), London, Edward Elgar (2019)


Les droits humains comparés. À la recherche de l’universalité des droits humains

(with Niki Aloupi et others, eds.), Paris, Pedone (2019)


The Past, Present and Future of Comparative Law

(with K. Boele-Woelki, eds.), Cham, Springer (2018)


Enforcement and Effectiveness of the Law

(with N. Etcheverry Estrázulas, eds.), Cham, Springer (2018)


Latest articles and book chapters

Nothing is for Free: The Prices to Pay for Arbitralizing Legal Disputes

in L. Cadiet, B. Hess & M. Requejo Isidro (eds.), Privatizing Dispute Resolution, Baden-Baden, Nomos (2019) 615-646


Denationalizing Private International Law – A Law with Multiple Adjudicators and Enforcers

Yearbook of Private International Law (Switzerland) XX (2018/2019) 31-45


Soft law and arbitral procedure – A conditioned but inescapable couple

European International Arbitration Review (2019-2) 71-86


The progressive evolution of private international law: from State centralisation to denationalisation and beyond

in Globalization and Private International Law, Moscow, Jurist (2019) 61-81


Private International Law and International Commercial Arbitration – A Dialogue about the Usefulness and Awareness of the Former for the Latter

(with G. Cordero-Moss), in V. Ruiz Abou-Nigm and M. B. Noodt Taquela (eds.), Diversity and Integration in Private International Law, Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press (2019) 310-324


Legitimacy of international arbitration: commercial v. investment

in A. Bjorklund / F. Ferrari / S. Kröll (eds.), Cambridge Compendium of International Commercial and Investment Arbitration, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press (forthcoming)


Memberships, Affiliations & Other Activities