Maria A. Arboleda

Maria A. Arboleda

International Arbitration and Trade Advisor
Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​

Phone +1 202 637 2873

Fax +1 202 637 5910

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Maria Arboleda advices clients in many industries, including agriculture, steel, energy, and consumer products sectors. She represents clients before international arbitration tribunals under various rules and institutions, including the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Arbitration Rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), and the Bogota Chamber of Commerce Arbitration and Conciliation Centre.

Maria regularly represents companies and governments in international trade litigation before the U.S. Court of International Trade, the World Trade Organization (WTO), the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, and the Peruvian National Institute for the Defence of Free Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property in a wide range of industries, including aircraft, steel, agriculture, forestry, and mining.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Maria was an associate at a leading dispute resolution team in a Colombian law firm and a member of a leading international arbitration team at a law firm in Paris.

Maria served as the Director for the Young Forum of the Colombian Arbitration Committee and as a member of the board of the Young Arbitrators' Network of the Arbitration and Conciliation Centre of the Bogota Chamber of Commerce.

Maria received an LL.M. from Columbia Law School, where she was a recipient of the Parker School Certificate for Achievement in International and Comparative Law. She co-chaired the Columbia Arbitration Day 2014-15 and was a member of the Columbia International Arbitration Academy Board. While in law school, Maria was a member of the Universidad del Rosario's III International Competition of International Commercial Arbitration moot court team, winning best speaker.

Education and admissions


LL.M., Columbia Law School, Parker School Certificate for Achievement in International and Comparative Law, 2015

Law Degree, Universidad del Rosario, 2011


Board, Young Arbitrators' Network, Arbitration Centre of the Bogota Chamber of Commerce

Member, Asociación Latinoamericana de Arbitraje (ALARB)

Member, International Bar Association (IBA)

Member, ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF)

Member, LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)

Member, Young ICCA

Bar admissions and qualifications

Licensed as a Special Legal Consultant, District of Columbia

New York


Court admissions

U.S. Court of International Trade

Representative experience

Secured a victory for a major investment fund in the Boeing - Bombardier Civil Aircraft From Canada countervailing duty dispute.

Representing the government of Ontario in the Softwood Lumber countervailing duty dispute, including U.S., NAFTA, and WTO proceedings and appeals.

Represented an investor in an investment treaty arbitration against a Latin American state.*

Representing a state entity in a commercial arbitration under the ICC rules.

Secured a victory for U.S. Grains Council and U.S. corn and ethanol producers and traders in both Peruvian countervailing duty disputes of corn and ethanol from the U.S.  

Secured a victory for Brazilian producer in a wood mouldings and millwork products antidumping duty dispute. 

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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