- The University of Auckland (LL.M., First Class Honours, Commercial Law, 2007)
- Berlin High Court of Justice (Rechtsreferendariat, Second State Exam, 2006)
- Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (Law Degree, First State Exam, 2003)
- Madrid Bar Association, 2008
- Munich Bar Association, 2007
Luis joined Arias SLP in 2018. He has over 10 years’ experience practicing international arbitration with international law firms in Europe and Latin America.
He has acted as counsel and arbitrator in commercial and investment arbitrations under a variety of applicable domestic laws and under the rules of the major arbitral institutions in Europe and the Americas. He has focused his practice on complex commercial and construction disputes related to cross-border commercial agreements, joint ventures and M&A transactions in the engineering and construction, banking and finance, insurance, private equity, electricity, and oil & gas sectors.
A German qualified lawyer, Luis is admitted to the Madrid and the Munich Bars. He holds a Law Degree from the Humbolt Universität zu Berlin and an LL.M. (First Class Honours) from The University of Auckland.
He is a member of the Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA) and co-chaired its under-40 group (CEA-40). He is also a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the Deutsche Institution für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit (DIS) and the Austrian Arbitration Association (Arb|Aut), among other professional memberships.
He has been an Honorary Professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid as well as guest lecturer and speaker at universities and conferences. He is the author of numerous publications in law journals and contributions to collective works.
Luis has been ranked amongst the most highly regarded arbitration practitioners aged 45 or under in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration - Future Leaders 2018.