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About Us

Laborde Law is a Paris-based boutique law firm specialised in international dispute resolution

It specialises in international arbitration, alternative dispute resolution (ADR), and arbitration-related litigation.

Laborde Law offers high-quality legal services at reasonable rates.

Who's Who Legal has recognised Gustavo Laborde, principal of Laborde Law, "as being among the World's highest ranked Arbitration Lawyers". He was named as a Future Leader in international arbitration in the category Partners in France. 

I. Philosophy


Laborde Law will act at all times with the best interests of the client at heart.

We will also go the extra mile to deliver on this commitment.


This means vigorously representing the client's legal interests, offering advice on the best and most cost-effective solution, and only undertaking legal work that is truly necessary to assist the client. 

It is also about providing the best value for money. Laborde Law offers high-quality legal advice and representation at reasonable rates. These rates are considerably lower than those charged by big-sized law firms. Please see the Fees section for further information. 

II. Principal

The principal of the firm is Gustavo Laborde.


He has practiced international arbitration, ADR, and arbitration-related litigation for over 12 years with leading law firms and practitioners in New York, Geneva, and Paris. Over the span of his career, he has acted in over 40 international investment and commercial arbitrations hailing from the world over. 

Gustavo has acted as counsel, arbitrator, and tribunal secretary. His extensive experience working closely with world-class arbitrators has imbued him with a fine legal sensitivity as to what arguments and strategies are likely to succeed or not. 

He is admitted to practice law in New York, Paris, and Buenos Aires; has worked in both common-law and civil-law jurisdictions; and has practiced law in five different languages.  


"Among the World's highest ranked Arbitration Lawyers"

Who's Who Legal 

"[Gustavo] is an exceptionally gifted young lawyer. Outstanding in terms of cleverness and extent of knowledge. Very thorough and rigorous in his research and reasoning. His writing skills are remarkable."

GAR-winning international arbitrator

"Gustavo Laborde is a first-rate attorney. He is rigorous in his legal analysis, but at the same time understands the general context within which a legal issue arises. His approach is always smart and balanced."

Top-10 international arbitrator by number of appointments

"[Mr Laborde] knows the law and the procedure. Quick on his feet and deep in his analysis. Reliable, professional, and with remarkable communication skills."

Member of the Institut de Droit International 

"Superb arbitration experience. [Mr Laborde] masters the best practices and customs in this field. [He has] extensive knowledge of the main arbitration rules, as well as of the laws of Argentina, New York, France, and Switzerland."

Partner at a leading Argentinian law firm 

(Band 1 in Chambers & Partners for international arbitration)

"Great team player. Gustavo has a keen capacity to understand the nuances of the case. Excellent research and networking [skills]".

Client in BIT investment arbitration

III. Extensive Global Network 

Laborde Law has close ties with top law firms in all regions of the world.

This enables us to tailor ad hoc legal teams best suited to the specific needs of the client.

Whether in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia or Africa, Laborde Law will put together an eminent, responsive and personable legal team to deliver quality and cost-effective legal work. 


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