Elisa Méndez Bräutigam

International Associate - Washington, D.C.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M., International Arbitration Fellow, Thomas Bradbury Chetwood, S.J. Prize - International Legal Studies, 2019
  • Universidad Internacional de la Rioja, Master on the Legal Practice, 2017
  • Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Bachelor of Laws, 2015


English, Spanish, German

Representative Experience

International Investment Arbitration

  • Ritika Mehta, Vinita Agarwal, and Prenay Agarwal v. the Oriental Republic of Uruguay. UNCITRAL arbitration before the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA). Represents Uruguay in an arbitration brought under the Uruguay-UK BIT, involving a large-scale iron ore mining project, which the claimants allege to be worth $3.47 billion.
  • Chevron Corporation and Texaco Petroleum Corporation v. The Republic of Ecuador. Represents the Republic of Ecuador in the damages phase of an investor-state arbitration conducted under the UNCITRAL Rules, in which the claimants seek indemnification of the US$9.5 billion dollars judgement plus billions of dollars in damages.
  • Represented a French company in an ICC arbitration relating to water tariffs in a Latin American country.
  • Represented a Spanish company in an ICC arbitration relating to the sale of goods to Brazilian counterparties.
  • "Damages and Valuation in International Investment Arbitration" in J. Chaisse, L. Choukroune, and S. Jusoh (eds) HANDBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT LAW AND POLICY, Springer (with C. Beharry) (forthcoming)
  • “Investment Claims Against Latin American States: Environmental Protection and the Applicable Law” in RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON ENVIRONMENT AND INVESTMENT LAW (ed. K. Miles, 2019) (with Gabriel Bottini)


  • International Arbitration Fellow (Georgetown University Law Center, 2019)
  • Thomas Bradbury Chetwood, S.J. Prize - International Legal Studies (Georgetown University Law Center, 2019)
  • Premio Extraordinario Fin de Carrera (Universidad Complutense, 2015)
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Bar Admissions

  • Admitted only in Spain; not engaged in the practice of law in the District of Columbia.