Agustina Álvarez

Agustina Álvarez

Senior Associate

Agustina’s practice focuses on international arbitration, both treaty-based and commercial disputes, conducted in a variety of jurisdictions.
Her expertise extends to cases governed by the regulations of leading arbitral institutions, such as ICSID, UNCITRAL, and the ICC. She has experience representing a diverse array of clients, including multinational corporations, states, and State entities, across several industries, including energy, oil and gas, mining, transportation, and food manufacturing.
Agustina frequently advises investment funds on the purchase and sale of arbitration awards. She also advises States and corporations during the pre-contentious stages and settlement negotiations of complex cross-border disputes.


Pro bono

Advising Gentium on a joint program with the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (ICADE) in preparing a memorandum on human rights violations of rural workers in Spain.

Advising the Human Rights Law Firm Association on the legal defense of displaced communities in Guatemala, recognised by the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice with its Award for Pro Bono Excellence.

Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, ICC YAF Event, “Building a career in international arbitration and surviving the attempt”, Buenos Aires, March 2023

  • Panelist, Latin American Arbitration Conference within the General Congress of the International Academy of Corporative Law, “The Evolution of Investment Standards – Towards More Demanding Regulations?”, Asunción, October 2002

  • Moderator, Bolivian Society of Arbitration, 10th International Arbitration Conference, “New trends in investment arbitration”, La Paz, junio 2022

  • Panelist, ICC YAF Event, on the occasion of the cross-examination moot, “Don’t forget! How many details can a fact witness remember?”, Webinar, November 2021


  • Best Arbitration Law Firm in Spain, Expansión Awards, 2023
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.