Yael Ribco Borman

Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes

Uruguayan, German

Germany, Latin America

Frankfurt, Germany

Oil & gas, renewable energies, infrastructure

Spanish, English, Hebrew, German

Universidad de Montevideo, J.D.
Universiteit van Amsterdam, LL.M. International and European Law: International Trade and Investment Law, cum laude


“Insights from Latin America and into a New World: ESG, insolvency and fundamental questions”, Hamburg International Arbitration Days 2022, 4 April 2022 (Panelist)
“The use of technological tools in arbitration and its impact on virtual hearings”, First Congress of the Central American Young Arbitrators (CAYA), 27 October 2021 (Panelist)
“FTI Consulting Expert Witness Debating Series 2021, Session 1: Hot tubbing of quantum experts improves the quality and efficiency of witness testimony”, 28 January 2021 (Panelist)
“Perfect strangers: less used mechanisms in investment arbitration”, Webinar organized by Arbanza School of Arbitration, 10 November 2020 (Moderator)
“The role of Third Party Funding in the resolution of disputes during and after the COVID-19 pandemic”, IX Costa Rica International Arbitration Congress, 23 October 2020 (Panelist)
“Digital State? Rethinking the arbitral defense in the public sector”, webinar, Peruvian Young Arbitrators, 24 April 2020 (Panelist)
“How to build a career in international arbitration?”, webinar, Uruguay Very Young Arbitration Practitioners, 23 April 2020 (Panelist)
“International arbitration in the time of COVID-19: Challenges and opportunities”, webinar, ICDR Young & International, 14 April 2020 (Moderator)
“Investment Treaty Arbitration as a Norm-Generating System in Latin America”, Latin American Arbitration Practitioners, London, England, 31 October 2019 (Moderator)
“Enforcement of International Commercial and Investment Awards”, II Conference of the Network of Latin American Young Arbitration Lawyers (Red Latinoamericana de Jóvenes en Arbitraje), Lima, Peru, 14-16 August 2019
“Cyber Security and Data protection in the Resolution of Transatlantic Disputes”, Y-ADR – DIS40 Seminar, Frankfurt, Germany, 6 March 2019 (Moderator)
“The Post-Hearing Phase in Arbitral Proceedings”, DIS40, Frankfurt, Germany, 27 November 2018
“Young Practitioners and the Future of International Investment Law”, Investment Arbitration in Colombia: Challenges for the Country and Region, Bogotá, Colombia, 21-22 March 2018

“La relevancia de la sede de arbitraje en el arbitraje de inversión”, La sede y el ordenamiento aplicable en el arbitraje internacional: enfoques cruzados (Biblioteca de Arbitraje del Estudio Mario Castillo Freyre, Vol. 96) (2021) (co-author)
“International Commercial Arbitration in Latin America: Recent developments and trends”, Young Arbitration Review, Vol. 31 (2018)
“Mining in Latin America: El Dorado or Pandora’s Pit?”, Transnational Dispute Management, Latin America Special, Vol. 5 (2016) (co-author)
“Treaty Shopping through Corporate Restructuring of Investments: Legitimate Corporate Planning or Abuse of Rights?”, The Hague Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 24 (2011)

Member, Global Advisory Board (GAB) of the ICDR Young & International (2020-23)
Founding member, Energy Related Arbitration Practitioners (Germany)
Founding member and President, Latin American Arbitration Practitioners (EU)
Founding member, Uruguay Very Young Arbitration Practitioners
Member of the Working Group for the Revision of the Rules of the Montevideo Center of Conciliation and Arbitration (Corte de Arbitraje Internacional para el Mercosur) (2019-2021)
Founding member and member of the Editorial Board (2019-21), Very Young Arbitration Blog
Member, ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF), Young ICCA, Young ICSID, Young Public International Law Group (YPILG), Young ITA, LCIA Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG), DIS 40
Mentor, Young ICCA Mentoring Program, MAA Mentoring Program

Lecturer on investment arbitration, Arbanza School of Arbitration
Lecturer on international arbitration, Universidad de Montevideo

I am a senior associate at Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes, specialized in both commercial and investment disputes.

I advise companies, State-owned entities and States in international arbitrations under all major international arbitration rules, including the Rules of ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICC and CRCICA, particularly in disputes related to oil & gas, renewable energies and infrastructure.

I also have experience in setting aside and enforcement proceedings.

Before joining Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes, I was a senior associate at Shearman & Sterling (Paris and Frankfurt) and an associate at Guyer & Regules (Montevideo).

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