Claudia Frutos-Peterson

Head of Publications for the Center on International Commercial Arbitration

Dr. Frutos-Peterson is a partner in the International Arbitration group of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP. She focuses her practice on arbitration, international law and international investment law and works with multiple governments and state entities. She has represented foreign states in investor-state arbitrations under the Arbitration Rules of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

Prior to joining Curtis, Dr. Frutos-Peterson spent eight years as Counsel at ICSID where she served as Secretary of Tribunals in numerous arbitral proceedings brought under the ICSID Convention and the ICSID Additional Facility Mechanism, based on bilateral and multilateral investment treaties and international agreements.

Dr. Frutos-Peterson is an Adjunct Professor at American University Washington College of Law in Washington D.C., where she lectures on international commercial arbitration and investor-state arbitration and and Head of Publications for the Center on International Commercial Arbitration at AUWCL. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars in the United States and abroad. She is the author of the book L’émergence de l’arbitrage commercial international en Amérique latine: l’efficacité de son droit, published by L’Harmattan. Dr. Frutos-Peterson is cited as a leading lawyer in International Arbitration in Latin America by Legal 500 Latin America and recognized as a leading arbitration specialist by The International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration. Dr. Frutos-Peterson is an Adjunct Professor and Head of Publications for the Center on International Commercial Arbitration at American University Washington College of Law where she teaches International Commercial Arbitration. She is a frequent speaker at conferences on international commercial arbitration and investor-state arbitration and the author of the book L'émergence de l'arbitrage commercial international en Amérique latine: l'efficacité de son droit, published by L'Harmattan.



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Degrees & Universities

  • LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center 2003 (with honors)
  • Ph.D., Université de Paris-I, Panthéon-Sorbonne 1998 (magna cum laude)
  • LL.M., Université de Paris-I, Panthéon-Sorbonne 1993
  • LL.B., Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Facultad de Derecho 1990 (magna cum laude)