Gabriel deals with large international construction and engineering projects and disputes. He is bilingual, speaking both Spanish and English, and is proficient in French.
Gabriel has experience in complex multi-million-dollar claims, dispute adjudication board and ICC, SIAC & other arbitration proceedings as an advisor, representative and advocate. He has acted for governments and ministries, international contractors, consultants, development banks and aid agencies. This work has included construction projects such as power plants, airports, seaports, tunnels, roads, railways and hotels. This work has spanned Europe, South Asia, West & East Africa, Central America, the Caribbean and the UAE in FIDIC and other forms of contract. His experience includes assisting on matters concerning the widely reported case of Obrascon Huarte Lain SA v Her Majesty’s Attorney General for Gibraltar in both the Technology and Construction Court and the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.
Gabriel holds a Master of Laws (Merit) from University College London, a Juris Doctor (Cum Laude) from the University of Puerto Rico and two Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Relations (Cum Laude) from Boston University. He is an attorney at law from the US jurisdiction of Puerto Rico with working experience in English, Spanish and French.
Before moving to London for his Master of Laws in 2010, Gabriel developed his own legal practice in Puerto Rico where he advised clients on contracts, labour issues and family disputes including an agency of the Government of Puerto Rico. His prior experience also includes multi-million-pound banking and financing projects as paralegal in Linklaters from where he was seconded to ABN AMRO Bank London to advise on contractual matters.