Albert Badia


Lawyer (Spain). Solicitor (England & Wales). PhD in International Arbitration (Graduate School of Natural Resources Law, Policy & Management of the University of Dundee). LLM in Shipping Law (Southampton). LLM in International Trade (Barcelona). Diplomat in Company Law (Barcelona). Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London). He received a scholarship from The British Council and “La Caixa”. In the past, Albert was in-house Counsel of a shipping container line and of a Swiss trading house. He has lived and worked in England, Scotland, Switzerland and Spain. He is committed and dedicated to litigious activity and arbitration. He is member of the Board of the “Asociación Española de Derecho Marítimo”. He is also chief editor of the journal Arbitration Watch. He has published five books and a large number of articles. He is mentioned with praise by Chambers & Partners and by Legal 500.

Areas of Interest

International trade: sale of commodities, vegoils and soft commodities, biofuels, steel and crude. He has been involved in quality disputes and other matters concerning letters of credits, collaterals and securities, distribution and agency, etc. He acts in arbitration at Gafta, Fosfa, ICC, CAIP, RSA, etc.

Foreign direct investment: arbitration disputes between States and investors, advise on foreign direct investment strategies, as well as on conflicts governed by bilateral and multilateral investment treaties. Generally, matters of international economic law. He acts in arbitration at ICC, ICSID, LCIA and “ad hoc” arbitrations: Albert is an expert in the regimes of liability of states and state-owned enterprises in international law.

Transport: CMR disputes, charter-parties and bills of lading disputes, ship arrests, salvage, S&P, shipbuilding and repair, collisions, marine and cargo insurance, general average, and casualties in general. He acts in arbitration at LMAA, CAP, etc.


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