Eva Paloma Treves

New York

I defend States against foreign investors in cases of alleged Treaty violations.

Eva Paloma Treves is a member of 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. 

Prior to joining the firm, Eva practiced in leading international law firms, both in London and in Italy, where she worked on several high-profile investor-State arbitrations, both representing the State and the private entities. Eva served as Assistant Legal Counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (2017-2018), where she assisted several arbitral tribunals in investor-State matters.


  • Università degli Studi di Milano, J.D., summa cum laude, 2013
  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., 2017

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York 


  • Spanish
  • Italian


  • LARAH v. Uruguay. Counsel to Uruguay in an ICSID 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 (ongoing).
  • The Lopez-Goyne Family Trust and others v. Republic of Nicaragua. Counsel to Nicaragua in ICSID arbitration concerning oil exploration and exploitation (ongoing).
  • Smart City Solutions v. Guyana. Counsel to Guyana in an ICSID arbitration concerning a parking meter concession (ongoing).
  • 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 (ongoing).
  • 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.


  • 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)


Honors & Involvement

  • 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
  • Arbitral Women 
  • AIA-ARBIT below 40