Clara Lopez Rodriguez

Clara Lopez Rodriguez


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Laws
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PhD Candidate at King's College London, Clara researches fragmentation of international law and the overlap between indigenous peoples' rights and investment law focusing on extractive industries. Clara holds a Modern Law Review Scholarship and Simon Roberts Award (2020-2021) and was the recipient of La Caixa Scholarship during the years 2017-2019.

Clara is a Visiting Lecturer on Spanish Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law and Graduate Teaching Assistant on International Law, Human Rights and Intervention at the War Studies Department of King's College London. 

Clara holds a degree in Law and Business Administration and Management from Universidad Autonoma de Madrid and an LLM in International and Comparative Dispute Resolution by Queen Mary University of London. She is admitted to practice both in Spain and in Peru. She has previously worked as a litigation and arbitration associate in J&A Garrigues SLP in Madrid and as an arbitration associate at Miranda&Amado in Lima. She has acted as counsel in arbitrations carried out under the auspices of the ICC, ICSID, Corte de Arbitraje de la Cámara de Comercio de Lima, Centro de Resolución de Disputas PUCP and Corte Civil y Mercantil de Arbitraje de Madrid. She has experience in commercial, construction, energy and investment arbitration and she participated in negotiations between foreign investors and the Ministry of Economy in Peru. She also worked as a research assistant at UNIDROIT in Rome. 

Research interests (short)

Public International Law, Human Rights, Investment Arbitration and Extractive Industries.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger

Education/Academic qualification

International and Comparative Dispute Resolution, Master of Laws, Resolving Disputes in Contract Farming: How Alternative Dispute Resolution can address the Specificities of Agricultural Production Contracts, Queen Mary University of London

Award Date: 30 Nov 2014

Law, Bachelor of Laws, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Award Date: 7 Jun 2011

Business Administration and Management, Bachelor of Economics and Finance, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Award Date: 7 Jun 2011


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