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Roopa Mathews

Senior Associate

Admission

England and Wales, 2018
Ireland, 2021

Nationality

Swiss

Languages

English , French , Spanish , German , Malayalam

Zurich

Stampfenbachplatz 4
P.O. Box 212
8042 Zurich
Switzerland

Contact

+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, LCIA and FAI Rules. She has represented clients in complex disputes in various sectors, including the aerospace, chemical manufacturing, construction, and energy sectors.

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.

She is a member of several arbitration associations, including the German Arbitration Institute (DIS and DIS-40) and the Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA and ASA below 40).

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.

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Challenging Homogeneity in International Arbitration: Towards Greater Diversity and Inclusion in Counsel Teams

Roopa Mathews, Eliane Fischer 2023

In: The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management (Vol. 89, Issue 2), May 2023

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Amir Soleymani v Nifty Gateway: Arbitration and Consumer Protection in NFT disputes

Laura Azaria, Roopa Mathews, Raphael Schmid, 2023

In. Jus Mundi, 24 April 2023

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New Generation Investment Treaties and Environmental Exceptions: A Case Study of Treaty Interpretation in Eco Oro Minerals Corp v. Colombia

Roopa Mathews, Dilber DeVitre, 2022

In: Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 11 April 2022

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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

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Cryptocurrency Mining in Kazakhstan: Protections for Foreign Investors

Roopa Mathews, Christophe Guibert de Bruet, 2022

LALIVE Blog, 25 February 2022

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CJEU Advocate General clarifies that family ties established in one Member State must be recognised across the EU

Carsten Wendler, Stuti Gadodia, Alexander Grimm and Roopa Mathews, 2021

In: Freshfields Sustainability and Human Rights Blog, 16 April 2021

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CJEU to rule on seminal case for LGBTQ+ rights

Carsten Wendler, Stuti Gadodia, Alexander Grimm and Roopa Mathews, 2021

In: Freshfields Sustainability and Human Rights Blog, 8 February 2021

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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

Vis Moot School Switzerland

The Award – Recognition and Enforcement

04/10/2023 Zurich Roopa Mathews Speaker

ICC YAAF and YAAP

Young Approaches to Arbitration

01/04/2023 Vienna Roopa Mathews Speaker: Maximizing Your Advocacy Skills in International Arbitration

For more information, see the programme.

ARBinBRIEF

Regional Diversity in International Arbitration: The Way Forward

28/09/2022 online Roopa Mathews Moderator

ERA Pledge Young Practitioners’ Subcommittee 2022

The Importance of Intersectionality

10/05/2022 online Roopa Mathews Moderator

Young Mute Off Thursdays

Blockchain and arbitration

10/03/2022 online Roopa Mathews Speaker

University of Nagoya, Decolonizing Arbitration Research Unit

The Diversity Deficit in International Arbitration

20/01/2022 online Roopa Mathews Speaker

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
Roopa Mathews Lecturer

2019 - current

Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
English law