Carmen Núñez-Lagos works at removing a potential source of business conflict, preventing its escalation into an international dispute, and finding the way back to a cooperative and productive working relationship. A partner in the firm’s Paris office international arbitration group with more than 28 years’ experience in international disputes, she takes the lead in mediation and arbitration proceedings, guiding clients in their infrastructure, energy, environment projects, and telecoms.
Chambers Global 2018 stated: “Sources praise she is a very wise and pragmatic lawyer, taking the lead in the proceedings with due care and efficiency.” With a special command in ICC arbitrations, as well as in ICSID investment disputes, she acts on jurisdictions around the world, with a specific knowledge of Africa, Europe, and Latin America where she manages to reconcile common law and civil law concepts in a multilingual environment. She is regarded as “a brilliant lawyer with a strong personality and a profound knowledge of international business law,” Global Arbitration Review (GAR).
Carmen is also praised as an arbitrator. Whether it is as president, co-arbitrator, or sole arbitrator, she is regularly appointed in arbitration proceedings and is listed on the roster of arbitrators of the main international arbitration institutions, including, at the CAS in Lausanne. “Carmen’s intellectual creativity has made a considerable imprint on arbitral jurisprudence. Her professional background, coupled with her human touch, are key to her success and widespread acceptance,” GAR.
Chambers Global 2017 stated: “She has as excellent command of the law and the facts… She turned complicated legal issues into plain language so that people could quickly grasp what actions needed to be taken…. Built a rapport with the clients extraordinary will. Spot-on in identifying the challenges and weaknesses.” Chambers Global 2016 included: “Carmen Nuñez-Lagos is well respected by peers in the French market and praised by clients, who describe her as ‘an expert who knows her area perfectly.” Legal 500 2015 said: “The ‘pragmatic’ Carmen Nunez-Lagos has ‘excellent knowledge and interpersonal skills.”