Michael Rodríguez Martínez is an Associate at Allen & Overy LLP’s International Arbitration Group. Michael’s practice is focused on three pillars: international disputes, international mining, and data privacy.

Michael’s experience includes investment arbitrations at ICSID and the PCA, and commercial arbitrations at the ICC. His cases have encompassed mining, transportation, employment, energy, infrastructure, banking, and trademark disputes, and have involved interpretation of international, foreign, and domestic law. In addition, Michael represents clients in international mining transactions and disputes, most recently the Republic of Panama in negotiations for a new mining concession for the Cobre Panamá mine and a related dispute. Finally, Michael advises clients on international transactions and disputes involving data privacy issues, leveraging his CIPP/E certification on GDPR.

Michael is natively fluent in English and Spanish. The core of his practice is in Spanish, including interpreting Latin American law and working with Latin American clients, experts, and witnesses. Michael also maintains a domestic litigation practice and clerked for the Honorable Adalberto Jordan at United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He is admitted to the practice of law in the District of Columbia and Florida.

In law school, he participated in the Moot Madrid Spanish-language international commercial arbitration moot. He recently coached the University of Miami in the Foreign Direct Investment Moot, which focuses on investment arbitration. His team reached the final hearing of the global rounds and won second place.