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Gaela Gehring Flores

Partner

Washington, D.C.

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Gaela Gehring Flores

Partner

Washington, D.C.

Gaela Gehring Flores is a partner in the firm’s International Arbitration practice. Gaela draws on decades of focused experience representing both multinational corporations and sovereign states in international commercial and investment arbitrations. Gaela’s experience includes over 50 high-stakes international disputes, many of them before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration, the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR/AAA), as well as litigation and appellate proceedings before US federal courts. 

She advises clients in a broad range of disputes, including energy, natural resources, construction, hospitality, transportation, government contracts, and intellectual property. Gaela also provides legal services to private sector and sovereign clients on enforcement of arbitral awards, effective contractual dispute resolution clauses, and a variety of public international law issues, including foreign sovereign immunity and discovery in international proceedings. Gaela’s practice capitalizes on her broad experience and her native Spanish skills and bicultural background.

Gaela serves as Co-Chair of the District of Columbia Bar Inter-American Legal Affairs Committee, and is co-host of the DC Bar podcast The Tea on International Arbitration. She has been recognized as a leading practitioner of international arbitration in publications such as Chambers USA, Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500, Global Arbitration Review, the Am Law 200, Latin Lawyer 250, and Euromoney, among others.

Gaela is committed to pro bono service, particularly to the immigrant and undocumented community.

While a student at the Georgetown University Law Center, Gaela served as Managing Articles Editor of The Georgetown Law Journal. She also clerked for the Honorable Paul L. Friedman of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (1996-1998).

News & insights

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Publications: 10 SEPTEMBER 2021

Lessons learned on taking security in a commodity finance transaction

In the first article of our Legal Watch Series with Global Trade Review (GTR), Catherine Lang-Anderson and Brandon O’Neil discuss the steps banks can take to manage risk when taking security in a…

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Gaela Gehring Flores

News: 09 SEPTEMBER 2021

Gaela Gehring Flores joins Allen & Overy in the U.S.

Allen & Overy today announced that Gaela Gehring Flores has joined the firm as a partner based in Washington, D.C., adding to the firm’s Americas practice. Gaela joins from Arnold & Porter Kaye…

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Columns

Publications: 08 SEPTEMBER 2021

A&O contributes to the first edition of GAR’s The Guide to Evidence in International Arbitration

Global Arbitration Review has recently published the first edition of The Guide to Evidence in International Arbitration. Martin Magál, who heads A&O’s dispute resolution practice in Slovakia and in…

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Key regulatory changes in China’s new legislation on personal information protection

Publications: 31 AUGUST 2021

Key regulatory changes in China’s new legislation on personal information protection

On 20 August 2021, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress adopted the Personal Information Protection Law (the PIPL), the long-awaited and first omnibus personal data protection…

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Office

Washington, D.C.

Allen & Overy LLP
1101 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.
20005

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted: Bar of the District of Columbia, 1999

Admitted: Bar of the United States Supreme Court

Admitted: Bar of the State of Virginia, 1996

Academic

JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1996, cum laude

BA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1993, summa cum laude