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Roopa Mathews



England and Wales, 2018




English , French , Spanish , German , Malayalam


Stampfenbachplatz 4
P.O. Box 212
8042 Zurich


+41 58 105 2100

Roopa Mathews joined LALIVE in 2021. Her main areas of practice are commercial and investment arbitration.

She has acted as counsel and tribunal secretary in several international arbitration proceedings under the ICC, ICSID and LCIA Rules. She has advised clients from a diverse range of sectors, including aerospace, chemical manufacturing, automotive and financial services.

She is a member of the German Arbitration Institute’s under 40 group (DIS-40), the Swiss Arbitration Association’s below 40 group (ASA below 40), the London Very Young Arbitration Practitioners Group (London VYAP), and ArbitralWomen.

Before joining LALIVE, Roopa Mathews was an associate with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s international arbitration team in Frankfurt (2018-2021) and a trainee solicitor in the London and Washington DC offices (2016-2018).

She is a lecturer in English law at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.

Roopa Mathews holds an LL.B. from the University of Bristol and an LL.M. in Public International Law from the London School of Economics. She is qualified as a Solicitor-Advocate.

The arbitrability of corporate disputes after Fulham Football Club v Richards – A decade on

Roopa Mathews, Boris Kasolowsky 2022

In: Journal of International Arbitration (Vol. 39, Issue 2), April 2022

Balancing the benefits and burdens of blockchain on the environment: a barrier or boon for sustainability?

Roopa Mathews, Sheriar Khan 2021

In: Environmental Law and Management (2019, Vol. 31, Issue 4), January 2021

University of Nagoya, Decolonizing Arbitration Research Unit

The Diversity Deficit in International Arbitration

20/01/2022 online Roopa Mathews Speaker

Swiss VYAP

Launch Event: “Advice to our younger selves: What we wish we had known when we started our careers”

08/12/2021 online Roopa Mathews Moderator

AIA-ArbIt-40 German chapter

Blockchain, climate change and arbitration

02/12/2021 online Roopa Mathews Speaker

University of Nagoya, Decolonizing Arbitration Research Unit

Conference on Sustainable Diversity in International Arbitration

20/11/2021 online Roopa Mathews Speaker

CEA Italian chapter and AIA-ArbIt-40

Start-ARB: Arbitration and Start-Ups

08/10/2021 online Roopa Mathews Speaker