Gonzalo Jimenez-Blanco

Gonzalo Jimenez-Blanco

Senior Associate

Gonzalo's practice focuses on domestic and international commercial and investment arbitration, as well as litigation in civil, contractual and corporate disputes.

Gonzalo has worked on matters related to industries such as construction, energy or real estate and also has experience advising on litigation funding.
During his years at the firm, Gonzalo also worked in the financial law department, participating in syndicated financing transactions both domestic and international, and on secondment in the legal business advisory of Santander Consumer Finance, advising on M&A transactions.



Representative matters

An ICC arbitration concerning the dispute over a construction and sponsorship contract for a football stadium.
A CAM arbitration on a corporate conflict regarding a developer company of the most important real estate project in the city of Madrid.
An ICC dispute related to the construction of an oil refinery in Central America, as well as investment arbitrations governed by the ICSID rules, against the Kingdom of Spain, for alleged violations of the Energy Charter Treaty in relation to the legal incentives for renewable energy.

Pro bono

Advising different Spanish foundations on different legal day to day issues.

Published Work

  • 2021, “Tras la sentencia del Constitucional, una nueva esperanza para el arbitraje en España”, Confilegal.
  • 2023, “Regulación de la financiación de litigios: matar moscas a cañonazos”, Economist&Jurist.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Madrid Bar Association.
  • Member of the Spanish and Ibero-American Arbitration Association (CEIA).
  • Member of the Spanish Business Litigation Association (CELN).



Spain, 2017


Degree at Law, Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE), 2015

Degree at Business Administration, Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE), 2015

Master's Degree in Law Practice Access, Carlos III University, 2016


English, Spanish
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.