Eva Paloma Treves

Associate - New York

Eva Paloma Treves
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Eva Paloma Treves is an Associate in Foley Hoag’s International Litigation & Arbitration Department. Originally trained in Italy, she focuses her practice on advising and representing sovereign States and State-owned companies in disputes related to foreign investment. 

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  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., Dean's Graduate, 2017
  • Università Delgi Studi Di Milano, J.D, summa cum laude, 2013
  • The Hague Academy of International Law, Certificate, Private International Law, 2012


English, Spanish, Italian

Representative Experience

  • Counsel to the Republic of Ecuador in Consorcio GLP Ecuador v. Republic of Ecuador (UNCITRAL case).
  • Counsel to the Dominican Corporation of Power State Companies (CDEEE) in a dispute related to the construction of a power plant in the Dominican Republic.
  • Counsel to a Nicaraguan company in a dispute and in the eventual arbitration before the ICC against a Colombian company related to corporate matters in the energy sector.
  • Counsel to Croatia in an UNCITRAL arbitration under the Croatia-Austria bilateral investment treaty arising from alleged investments in Croatia’s financial and banking sectors.
  • Counsel to Croatia in an ICSID arbitration under the Croatia-Netherlands bilateral investment treaty arising from alleged investments in a retail enterprise in Croatia.
  • Counsel to Uruguay in an arbitration under the Panama-Uruguay BIT, involving the collapse of Uruguay’s national airline, Pluna (ongoing).
  • Bacilio Amorrortu v. The Republic of Peru. Counsel to Peru in an UNCITRAL arbitration concerning oil exploration and exploitation.
  • The Lopez-Goyne Family Trust and others v. Republic of Nicaragua. Counsel to Nicaragua in ICSID arbitration concerning oil exploration and exploitation.

Professional Experience

  • Previously worked in the International Arbitration department of leading international law firms in Italy and in London, where she worked, inter alia, on the following cases:
    • Advised investors, dual nationals, claimants in the proceedings under UNCITRAL arbitration rules, on claim against State of their own nationality, for the expropriation of their food distribution business.
    • Advised an Eastern European State in four ICSID investment proceedings stemming from an intra-EU BIT against several banks, in light of the State’s law on conversion of loans denominated in Swiss francs into loans denominated in euros.
  • Permanent Court of Arbitration: assisted several arbitral tribunals in investor-state matters, and the PCA Secretary-General as an appointing authority and in his role of designating appointing authorities. (2017-2018)
  • Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs: Research Assistant (2013)


  • Dean’s Graduate Award, New York University School of Law, 2016-2017
  • Premio Padovani, ISIL – Italian Society of International Law, 2014
  • Laureato Meritevole – ALGIUSMI, 2013


  • American Society of International Law
  • New York Bar Association
  • Young International Arbitration Group