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

Clovis Trevino specializes in public international law and international commercial and investment arbitration. She has represented private entities and States in international commercial, investor-State, and State-to-State arbitration proceedings, including under ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL, and UNCLOS rules.

Ms. Trevino is an adjunct professor at the George Washington University Law School. She has authored or co-authored a number of publications on international arbitration and is a frequent speaker on this topic.

  • Ukraine before the International Court of Justice in a dispute involving violations of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.
  • Industriall Global Union and UNI Global Union in UNCITRAL arbitrations against two global fashion brands under the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety.
  • Ukraine in an arbitration against the Russian Federation under the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).    
  • A Ukrainian agribusiness investor in a bilateral investment treaty dispute adverse to the Russian Federation.
  • 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 UK 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