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Jacqueline Lopez

Jacqueline Lopez, LL.M. (ESADE, Barcelona), FCIArb
German Attorney-at-Law
Certified specialised lawyer for commercial and corporate law

Phone +49 (0) 30 8145 8193-0

Jacqueline Lopez, 
LL.M. (ESADE, Barcelona), FCIArb


Jacqueline is an International Arbitration Partner with a particular focus in commercial and investment arbitration for clients in Latin America. She has worked on both, investor-state and commercial arbitrations in sectors such as plant construction, metallurgy, transportation, etc. under a variety of institutional or ad-hoc rules.
She received her legal education mainly in Germany but obtained additional legal education in Spain and is today admitted as an attorney-at-law in Germany and Spain.
In addition to her legal practice, Jacqueline is a very active president of the German and Austrian chapter of the Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA). She currently lives in Barcelona.



International Arbitration (Commercial / Investor-State)


Current focus:

  • Investment Disputes, in particular regarding investments in Latin America and Central Asia
  • Infrastructure, Energy, Metallurgy, Transportation
  • Dispute avoidance by contract according to incentive systems


Working languages:

German, English, Spanish


Professional Experience:

  • Since 2020 President of the German-Austrian Chapter of the Spanish Club of Arbitration (Club Español del Arbitraje - CEA)
  • German attorney-at-law since 2012: Litigation, Corporate Law, Arbitration, Insolvencies
  • Since 2015 co-founder of the law firm of Kniprath Lopez, Attorneys for Complex Disputes, Berlin / Barcelona, currently living in Barcelona
  • 2012-2015 German attorney-at-law with Herfurth & Partner, Hanover (litigation, corporate and insolvency law)



  • 2021 Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • 2020 Recognition of the Professional Title Abogada
  • 2019/2020 Postgraduate expert in Spanish commercial law (title: Postgrado Experto en Derecho Mercantil), ESNECA Business School, Spain
  • 2019 Advanced Arbitration Course of the Centro Internacional de Arbitraje, Mediación y Negociación (CIAMEN) in cooperation with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • 2017/2018 Master en Derecho Internacional de los Negocios (Master in International Business Law), ESADE (Barcelona)
  • 2017 Certified specialised lawyer for commercial and corporate law
  • 2015 Specialised professional training for commercial and corporate law and continuing education
  • 2013 Specialised professional training in insolvency law (continuing education)
  • 2010-2012 Legal clerkship with the Supreme Court of Hesse in Frankfurt am Main (clerkships in Kassel, Hanover and at a Spanish business law firm in Barcelona, Spain) (German Second State Exam)
  • 2004-2010 University of Goettingen Law School (German First State Exam)


Selection of substantive matters:

Dispute Resolution

  • Several substantive commercial and investor-state arbitration procedures as party counsel
  • Arbitration proceedings, e.g., regarding commercial, construction, energy, metallurgy, according to the arbitration rules of the ICC, DIS, VIAC, Swiss Rules, or ad-hoc rules (e.g., UNCITRAL, national civil procedure rules)
  • Arbitration procedures as arbitrator
  • Complex shareholder disputes among German or non-German shareholders of German corporations, interim measures of protection, multiple shareholder actions (including pleas for nullification, declaration, etc.)
  • German corporations, interim measures of protection, multiple shareholder actions (including pleas for nullification, declaration, etc.)
  • Various commercial law litigations (including, competition law, general commercial, etc.)

Commercial / Insolvency

  • Contractual advice, including drafting, negotiating, and implementation of commercial contracts
  • Advice to creditors or debtors in the context of insolvency procedures (several of them international), discharge of residual debt, declarative actions, actions for nullification, creditor protection, etc.


German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), German Lawyers’ Association (DAV); committee for insolvency law within the DAV; committee for trade and corporate laws within the DAV; German-Spanish Lawyers’ Association (DSJV); International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Spain, ICC Germany); Vienna International Arbitral Centre (VIAC)