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Maria A. Arboleda

International Arbitration and Trade Advisor
Washington, D.C.

Maria A. Arboleda
English, Spanish
Practice Group

Maria A. Arboleda advises clients in complex cross-border disputes involving international investment protections, treaty and contract-based claims, and trade remedies. Her qualification as a civil law attorney allows her to effectively help clients in a variety of matters involving Latin American parties.

Maria represents clients before international arbitration tribunals under various rules and institutions, including ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL, and CCB. She also represents governments and companies in trade litigation before 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 currently serves as the Director for the Young Forum of the Colombian Arbitration Committee and a member of the board of the Young Arbitrators' Network of the Arbitration 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.

Representative experience

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

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

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

Advise a major agricultural association in an ad hoc arbitration pursuant to New York arbitration law.

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

Education and admissions


  • LL.M., Parker School Certificate for Achievement in International and Comparative Law, Columbia Law School, 2015
  • Law Degree, Universidad del Rosario, 2011


  • Director, Young Arbitration Forum, Colombian Arbitration Committee
  • 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

  • Special Legal Consultant, District of Columbia
  • Colombia
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