Carlos Gómez Gutiérrez is an associate in the International Arbitration practice of the Paris office. He is qualified as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales and as an Abogado at the Madrid Bar. He is also admitted to practice at the Paris Bar as a Registered European Lawyer.
He has a solid experience in disputes (international arbitration, litigation, and adjudication) and non-contentious matters related to energy & infrastructure projects.
He holds an MSc in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution at King's College London and is a founding member of the International Chapter Committee of the French Society of Construction Law (Association Francaise Pour le Droit de la Construction et de l'Immobilier).
Before joining Mayer Brown, Carlos worked at City law firms and a top-30 global contractor.
In addition to his native Spanish, Carlos is fluent in English and has professional proficiency in French.
- Acting for a European contractor in an ICC arbitration seated in Geneva in relation to the construction of an oil refinery in Southeast Asia.
- Acted for an engineering and construction consortium in two ICC arbitration proceedings related to the engineering and construction of two concentrated solar power plants in Africa.
- Acted for a contractor in multi-party Technology and Construction Court proceedings relating to the design and construction of a truck and bus centre. The dispute focused on allegations that the contractor had assumed ‘de facto’ responsibility for the design of the external block paving and associated drainage by recommending an alternative product for the cellular confinement system.*
- Acted on behalf of a top-25 international contractor in Technology and Construction Court proceedings related to a termination dispute arising out of a FIDIC Yellow Book contract for the construction of a tunnel below the Gibraltar airport runway. The dispute involved determining responsibility for unforeseen soil and groundwater contamination.*
- Acted for a subcontractor in an ICC arbitration relating to the construction of the jetty for an LNG terminal in Chile. The dispute related to force majeure claims and whether certain works were part of the original scope or constituted variations.*
- Drafted and negotiated EPC contracts and joint-venture agreements for large industrial turnkey projects in the fields of oil & gas, refining and petrochemicals, and power generation.*
* experience gained prior to joining Mayer Brown
King's College London, MSc in Construction Law & Dispute Resolution
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Dual Master's Degree in Law and Business Administration I
- England and Wales