Maria A. Arboleda | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

Maria A. Arboleda

Senior Associate Global Regulatory


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Arboleda Maria

Maria A. Arboleda
Arboleda Maria
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Maria Arboleda advises clients in many industries, including agriculture, steel, energy, and consumer products sectors. She is a dual-qualified civil law and common law attorney, representing 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), and U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) panels; as well as in administrative proceedings before the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, the Colombian Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, and other authorities in LatAm 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. She is also a frequent speaker in various forums, including the American Law Society, Young ICCA, Bogota Chamber of Commerce, ICC YAF, among others.

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. 

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, CUSMA, 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.


  • LL.M., Columbia Law School, Parker School Certificate for Achievement in International and Comparative Law, 2015
  • Law Degree, Universidad del Rosario, 2011
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • New York
  • Colombia
  • District of Columbia
Court admissions
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • 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