Gonzalo Ardila

Gonzalo Ardila


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +34 91 349 82 66

Fax +34 91 349 82 01

LanguagesSpanish, English

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

"He is a meticulous lawyer who studies issues and finds imaginative solutions when necessary."

Chambers Europe 2022

Gonzalo Ardila is the head of the Litigation and Arbitration practice of the Madrid office. Gonzalo has extensive experience in commercial litigation and domestic and international arbitration, representing clients from the energy, infrastructure and retail sectors. He is also particularly active in the insurance sector.

Gonzalo is well known to his clients for his technical skills, full availability and dedication, in addition to his depth of analysis and attention to detail as a way of planning the most effective strategy for each case and his ability to summarise and easily explain very complex matters in pleadings and hearings.

Gonzalo is a member of the Spanish Arbitration Club and has teaching experience as a Professor of Civil Procedure Law in the Master of Private Law of the Madrid Bar Association and the practicum of ICADE, amongst others. Moreover, Gonzalo is well recognized in directories such as Legal 500 and Expert Guides for Dispute Resolution.

Awards and recognitions

2014, 2019-2021

Recommended for Dispute Resolution
Legal 500 EMEA


Recognised for Commercial Arbitration
Experts Guide


Recognised as “Excellent” for International Arbitration
Leaders League


Ranked in Dispute Resolution (Spain)
Chambers Global


Ranked in Dispute Resolution
Chambers Europe

Education and admissions


Law Degree, Universidad de Salamanca, 1999

Representative experience

Counsel representing an international gas production group in legal proceedings against a Spanish electricity production group for price review of a long-term international gas supply contract.*

Representing an international insurance company in legal proceedings brought by a Spanish real estate company claiming more than € 620 million for breach of a complex contract

Co-represented an international leader of the textile sector in an ICC arbitration against its shareholder in a joint venture constituted for distribution of products accross Latin America.*

Representing a Spanish Stock Exchange listed construction company against another listed international construction group in an international arbitration for termination of a service contract.*

Counsel representing an Austrian multinational group against a relevant Spanish construction group in an ICC arbitration in relation to the construction of a hydroelectric plant in Latin America.*

Representing two Spanish engineering and construction companies members of a consortium awarded a large engineering project against other members of the consortium

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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