Silvia Martínez

Silvia Martínez


Email [email protected]​

Phone +34 91 349 8164

Fax +34 91 349 82 01

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Local and international clients come to Silvia Martínez for her arbitration experience and keen industry insight. She provides practical and strategic guidance to help clients navigate the complexities of their disputes so they can get back to business.

Silvia handles highly complex commercial and investment treaty arbitrations before most of the international and national institutions. With focused industry experience, including in the energy and natural resources, automotive, and diversified industrials sectors, she is able to understand the needs of her clients and give targeted advice to help them succeed. Silvia also works with clients to help prevent and avoid risks and disputes before they happen.

Silvia earned a degree in economics, which allows her to understand the economic aspects of clients' problems, particularly on quantum issues. She also maintains an active pro bono practice and recently participated in a project with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, for a compilation of different regulations across jurisdictions in the fight against corruption.

Awards and recognitions


Future Leader-Non partners: Construction
Who's Who Legal


Future Leader-Non partners: Arbitration
Who's Who Legal


Associate to watch, Dispute Resolution (Spain)
Chambers Global


Expansión - Ránking grandes promesas de la abogacía

Education and admissions


Economics Degree, University Carlos III of Madrid, 2008

Law Degree, University Carlos III of Madrid, 2008


Member, Spanish Club of Arbitration under 40

Member, ArbitralWomen

Representative experience

Representing Venezuela in two investment arbitrations (before ICSID and UNCITRAL).

Representing a Spanish investor against a Latin American state.

Representing a biomass crusher manufacturer in a CAM arbitration against a Spanish company regarding the construction of a biomass plant.

Representing a Mexican company in an ICC arbitration against a state-owned company regarding a power purchasing agreement.

Representing engineering group in ICC arbitrations in Geneva against Middle East company in disputes regarding equipment supply/release of guarantees on first demand under UNIDROIT Principles.

Representing Singaporean group in major litigation brought by Spanish public consortium related to technical assistance contracts for water treatment plant in Barcelona.

Representing an insurance company in a CIMA arbitration against a Spanish bank regarding the termination of a bancassurance agreement.

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