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Albert Badia

Lawyer (Spain). Solicitor (England & Wales). Phd. LLM. FCIArb.

Personal Bio

Job Title: Partner

Areas of Expertise: Adjudiction,Arbitration,Mediation,Expert Witness


Lawyer (Spain). Solicitor (England & Wales). PhD in International Arbitration (University of Dundee). LLM in Shipping Law (University of Southampton). Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London).

Albert acts regularly as Counsel in investment, commercial and shipping disputes. He also serves as arbitrator. His areas of interest are dispute settlement, international economic law, investment law, State responsibility, shipping and international trade.

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.


International trade: sale of commodities, oil 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” arbitration disputes. 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 regularly in arbitration fori like the LMAA, CAP, etc.


- Law Society of England & Wales.
- Solicitors Regulation Authority.
- Iltre. Col.legi d’Advocats de Barcelona.
- Asociación Española de Derecho Marítimo.
- British Institute of International and Comparative Law.


La Ley de Navegación Marítima de la A a la Z (Mediacircus, 2018).

Piercing the Veil of State Enterprises in International Arbitration (Wolters Kluwer, 2014).

Shipping and Commercial Case Law (Logisbook, 1st ed. 2003, 2nd ed. 2013).

El seguro de transporte de mercancías (Marge, 2008).

Calidad: Enfoque ISO 9000 (Deusto, 2002).

Técnicas para la Gestión de la Calidad (Tecnos, 1999).


Attribution of Conducts of State-Owned Enterprises Based on Control by the State (Chapter 6) in “ICSID Convention after 50 Years - Unsettled Issues”, Edited by Crina Baltag (Wolters Kluwer, 2017).

Jurisdicción y Competencia (Chapter 29) in “Comentarios a la Ley de Navegación Marítima” by Asociación Española de Derecho Marítimo (Dykinson, 2015).

Book review of “State Liability in Investment Treaty Arbitration” of Santiago Montti (Journal of Energy Law & Business, OUP, 2011).

Commodities & Trade Law in Spain (GLC, 2006).


English, Spanish, Catalan and French.

Country of Residence: Spain

Primary Branch: Europe

Secondary Branch:

Contact Details

+34 667402110

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Spain, United Kingdom, Brasil and Portugal