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Isabella Lorduy

Isabella focuses her practice in national and international arbitration, public international law and human rights. She is a lawyer from Universidad de los Andes and has completed 2 post graduate studies in national and international arbitration. Before joining Zuleta Abogados, Isabella completed a research fellowship at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) and worked as a lawyer at the National Agency for Legal Defense of the State in the investment department (Colombia).


Relevant Experience

  • Advised an international organization in the process of modifying its internal law by implementing a unified governance structure from another international organization.
  • Negotiated and directed a settlement process representing an automotive company from Dominican Republic
  • Assisted various international investment arbitration cases between foreign investors and States of Europe, Latin America and the Middle East under ICSID and UNCITRAL Arbitration Regulations.
  • Co-authored the monthly entries of Zuleta Abogados in Industrial Legal magazine analyzing current issues of the international arbitration and international law fields.
  • Co-authored the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) Report update on Colombian arbitration cases.
  • Published a guide to the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Colombia.
  • Conducted legal research and editing of several academic articles including, “New York Convention and the enforcement of arbitral awards” and “Definition and types of arbitral awards”.
  • Reporter to the Latin American Arbitration Association (ALARB) regarding the latest developments in case law regarding the recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards in Colombia.
  • Co – organized a series of consultation sessions for the developing country delegates of the UNCITRAL Working Group III. The sessions were designed to provide a forum where delegates could discuss issues that would be examined at the Working Group Sessions on the ISDS Reform.
  • Co – authored the report “Policy Space and the realization of Human Rights Obligations” based on the UNCITRAL consultation sessions.



  • Law Degree, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

Post-graduate Studies:

  • Postgraduate Diploma on National and International Arbitration. Bogota Chamber of Commerce.
  • Postgraduate Diploma on International Arbitration. Tirant Lo Blanch.
  • International University College of Turin. Semester abroad. LLM courses in Comparative Law, Economics and Finance.
  • Course on International Business. EU Business School.

Academic and Publications

  • Regional Clinic Researcher. High-Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom (UK and Canada)
  • Former participant - ELSA Moot Court Competition
  • Teacher Assistant. Course: International Economic Law at Universidad de los Andes
  • Teacher Assistant Course: International Public Law (LLM program) at Universidad de los Andes.
  • Young ICCA Regional Representative.


  • Young ICCA
  • ASIL


  • Spanish
  • English
  • Italiano