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Clovis Trevino
Clovis Trevino
Associate
Washington + 1 202 662 5047 ctrevino@cov.com Download V-card

Clovis Trevino focuses her practice on the resolution of complex international investment and commercial disputes. She has represented Latin American corporations, foreign investors and states in international arbitration proceedings under the auspices of ICSID, the ICC, and UNCITRAL, in both English and Spanish, across a variety of sectors, including oil, mining, marine support services, and food production and distribution.

Ms. Trevino has authored or co-authored a number of publications on international arbitration and is a frequent speaker on this topic.


  • Tidewater, a leading provider of maritime support services, and its subsidiaries in an ICSID annulment proceeding initiated by the Republic of Venezuela.
  • ExxonMobil in an annulment proceeding initiated by the respondent in Mobil Corporation and others v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
  • Valores Mundiales, S.L. and Consorcio Andino S.L. in an ICSID arbitration against Venezuela in connection with the expropriation of their investments in Venezuela.
  • A Latin American state in a bilingual ICSID proceeding arising out of the revocation and annulment of eleven mining concessions.
  • A major U.K. oil services provider in a USD 100 million ICC arbitration against Venezuela’s state-owned oil company arising out the early termination of a water injection contract.
  • An affiliate of a major U.S. oil and gas service company in an international investment arbitration against Venezuela arising out of the nationalization of the company’s assets in the country.
  • A major French food retailer in the negotiation and documentation of the Venezuelan government’s acquisition of a majority participation in the company’s Venezuelan subsidiary (in the backdrop of expropriation proceedings).

Pro Bono

  • A coalition of human rights advocates in the submission of an amici curiae brief in support of the petitioners in the case of Ángel Alberto Duque v. Colombia (Case 12.841) before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot, Coach of the University of Miami Law School team (2014-2015)
  • Young ICCA

Previous Experience

  • Associate in a boutique arbitration practice based in Miami, Florida.
  • Associate in the Caracas office of a major international law firm.