Laura Lozano is a qualified Spanish Lawyer focused on the ADR field. Having been abroad multiple times makes her an ideal candidate to understand cultural differences. She is for instance aware of the Swedish Welfare State and has an American perspective thanks to her LL.M. at Pepperdine. All this makes her a real conciliator. Besides, her Business degree at ICADE University enables her to deal with complex operations.
She is currently working as a Junior Associate at IGF Asesores SL. Madrid, a small law boutique, providing legal counsel to various purchasers, sellers and entities regarding both domestic and international settings. Moreover, she has experience in mergers and acquisitions and partnerships transactions as well as general corporate law.
She has collaborated on the first European Class Action book published by the Association for International Arbitration. Furthermore, she has interned at the International Center for Dispute Resolution a division of the American Arbitration Association, the leading American dispute resolution agency. Along with her passion for and experience in Dispute Resolution, she has significant experience conducting research in both legal and business settings. She is extremely interested in arbitration and her professional goal is becoming a well known arbitrator.
Can a Med-Arb Serve in Two Processes?
Med-Arb is a controversial hybrid of two processes in which parties first go to mediation, and if the process is not successful, they arbitrate. In the “pure” form, the same Neutral assists both processes. But how can an arbitrator who has held discussions with the parties satisfy the requirements of “impartiality” and be a “fair arbitrator?”