Silvia Otárola

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Senior Associate
sotarola@dlapiper.pe

Professional Experience

Silvia specializes in domestic and international commercial arbitration, public procurement, and engineering and construction project management. She sponsors clients in construction industry disputes through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, such as arbitration and dispute boards.

She is frequently involved in arbitrations arising from construction contracts, both public and private, covering sectors such as highways, sanitation, hospitals and power plants. She has also represented clients in administrative proceedings before domestic and international institutions, such as the International Court of the International Chamber of Commerce, in multinational cases.

In addition, Silvia contributes to the field by publishing specialized articles and participating as a speaker in events on construction law and arbitration.

Credentials

Studies

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (2015) Lawyer, Suma Cum Laude.
Instituto Superior de Derecho y Economía (ISDE – Madrid) (2017) Master in International Advocacy.

Specialization Studies

International Arbitration Certificate: Latin American Arbitration Course (LAIAC) del CIDS Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement (2020)..
Contract Management for Construction Projects Program, Gerens – Escuela de Posgrado (2021).
Remote Oral Advocacy Program (ROAP) LATAM de Delos Dispute Resolution (2023).

Areas of focus

Arbitration.
Projects and Infrastructure.

Memberships

Lima Bar Association.
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb – 2022).

Publications

“Luces y Sombras de la Inteligencia Artificial al servicio de la justicia” In: Justicia de papel: Reformas disruptivas al sistema de justicia peruano. Palestra Editores, First Edition. Lima: 2020.
“De la Inteligencia Artificial, el Arbitraje y otros demonios”. In: Arbitraje y Nuevas Tecnologías. Editorial Jurídica Themis. Lima: 2021.
“El éxito de trabajar en conjunto: prácticas colaborativas recomendadas al diseñar un contrato de construcción”. In: Ius Et Veritas N° 66: Derecho de la Construcción. Lima: 2022.Reed more
“Factores determinantes en la formulación de un contrato de construcción”. In: Newsletter of the Engineering and Construction Industry Guild of the Lima Chamber of Commerce, April 2023Reed more
“La decisión entre limitar la responsabilidad y pactar daño ulterior en las cláusulas penales de los contratos de obra”. In: Newsletter of the Engineering and Construction Industry Guild of the Lima Chamber of Commerce, October 2023. Reed more

Events

Speaker at the XII Regional Congress on Arbitration organized by the Instituto Peruano de Arbitraje – IPA, June 2, 2023.
Speaker at the VI Congress on Public Procurement and Arbitration organized by Círculo de Arbitraje con el Estado, July 21, 2023.
Speaker at the Seminar “Efficient dispute Resolution in Construction contracts: tools and opportunities” organized by the Construction and Engineering Guild of the Lima Chamber of Commerce, September 12, 2023.
Speaker at the First Specialized Course on Construction Law organized by the Real Estate Law Team of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, October 27, 2023.
Speaker at the event: Tensions and Collaborations between Arbitration and Procedural Law organized by ARBITRI – Academic Arbitration Association of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, November 9, 2023.
Speaker at the IV International Congress on Construction Law, Infrastructure and Technical Assessment organized by Instituto Peruano de Arbitraje (IPA), November 10, 2023. Theme: Term extensions and higher overheads.
Speaker at the VIII National Congress on Public Procurement and Arbitration organized by Instituto Peruano de Derecho and Be Lawyer in the Lima Bar Association, November 21, 2023.
Speaker at the VI Summit of Women in the World of Arbitration organized by Círculo de Arbitraje con el Estado, November 22, 2023.

Admisiones

Perú.

Languages

Spanish.
English.