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Andrea Hulbert

Andrea Hulbert

Hulbert Volio Montero

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About the Author

Mrs Hulbert has 25 years of professional practice. She is the founding partner and director of Hulbert Volio Montero Law Firm; and founder and academic director of the Centre for International Studies Jorge Volio J. She has vast experience in national and international law, with special emphasis in dispute resolution and ADR on complex cases.

Specialist in civil and commercial liability, international expert in oral litigation, arbitrator, mediator and international expert in the prevention and investigation of money laundering and financial crime. With more than 100 training courses and conferences in different areas of the law, with special emphasis in domestic and international commercial arbitration.

Professor of international contracts at Lead University and lecturer on: international commercial arbitration; investment arbitration; The IBA Rules, importance and application; multiparty arbitration; corruption, financial crime and money laundering in arbitration; damages collection; women participation in arbitration: the unconscious bias; testaments and probate proceedings; and others, in several countries: Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama, Spain, France and the United States.

Mrs Hulbert is accredited as domestic and international arbitrator at: International Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration (CCA). Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce (2013); Center for Conciliation and Arbitration, Costa Rica (CAM-CR). Costa Rican Bar Association (2013), International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration (CICA). American–Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce (2014), CFIA-CRC, Conflict Resolution Centre. Engineering and Architects Professional Federation (2015), International Arbitration Centre (BVI/IAC) (2015), CACC/Caracas, Venezuela (2015); Centro Empresarial de Conciliación y Arbitraje de Venezuela (CEDCA) (2015); Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of London (CIArb) (2016); Centro Iberoamericano de Arbitraje, Spain (CIAR) (2019).

She is member of the Costa Rican Bar Association; New York State Bar Association; Spanish Club of Arbitration; International Chamber of Commerce, Costa Rica; Arbitral Women; IBA/International Bar Association; Central American and Caribbean Group of Arbitration; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; ICC/Institute of World Business Law; and the board of directors of CAM-CR/Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration, Costa Rica.

Areas of practice: civil and commercial law, with special emphasis on civil and commercial law, contracts, liability, damages, real estate, construction law, company and shareholders disputes, contracts, debt collection, insolvency, testaments, estate planning and probate proceedings (national and international), wealth preservation, consumer protection, unfair competition, international transactions, international law (execution of international court orders, rulings or awards; international judicial cooperation, distribution and agency agreements), real estate developments and construction law, notarial and registry law and general legal advice.

Some of her articles are: Wealth Preservation, Plenitud magazine, No. XIII, 2012. The Price of Gender Bias and the benefit of support. Dos magazine, Vol. 2, Ed. 6, No.12, 2014. Analysis of the IBA Guidelines on Party Representation in International Arbitration, CEA. 2014. The Creation of the Iberoamerican Arbitration Centre and Costa Rica as the Presidential Headquarters. International law magazine El Foro. Costa Rican Bar Association, 2015. The Testaments in Costa Rica, 2015. Bilateral Investment Treaties in Costa Rica, 2016. Agency and Distribution Agreements - Costa Rica, Wolters Kluwer International, 2017 and 2018. Judiciary control of arbitral awards in other countries; a brushstroke on the CAC Congress in Bogota, 2017. What is the Probate Jurisdiction if the Decent had a connection with Costa Rica? 2017. Repercussions of the Tax Law on Legal Entities, Law No. 9428, 2018. Award Annulment in International Arbitration, 2018. Reference on International Arbitration for Costa Rica for Latin Lawyer, 2018–2019.

Mrs Hulbert received the following awards, honours and recognitions: The Butterfly Award given by the Association for Leadership and Social Ascent (ALAS). This recognition was awarded "... for her leadership, courage and ability to evolve and change as a professional, building a highly inspiring legacy for the next generation of women ....", 2012; Global Awards 2017. Award for Excellence in Legal Services in Conflict Resolution and Disputes in Costa Rica; Chambers and Partners ranked as one of the Best Dispute Resolution lawyers in Latin America (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019); Global Excellence Award as the Most Influential Woman in Civil Litigation in Costa Rica in 2018, by AI-The Voice of Corporate Finance.