VBArbitration is a boutique law firm specialised in the resolution of national and international disputes through arbitration.
VBArbitration was born to satisfy the increasing demand of arbitration experts in Spain as an alternative to bigger law firms. As we do not have to bear the high cost structures of larger law firms, VBArbitration can afford to offer the client tailor-made fee arrangements taking into consideration the amount of the claim and the particular circumstances of the client, while we guarantee the maximum arbitration expertise.
We do not have a big team of professionals because when we act as counsel, we create ad hoc teams for a particular dispute with our national and international network of lawyers in order to provide the most proper team for the case.
Additionally, VBArbitration also offers services as arbitrators. We fully understand that parties want to solve their conflicts rapidly. Thus, our professional commitment is to perform swiftly and efficiently our tasks as arbitrator, at least those that depend exclusively on the arbitrator. Further, our position as an independent boutique law firm allows us to avoid the conflicts of interest that affect large law firms. We can therefore act as arbitrators with full independence and impartiality
Victor Bonnin is the founder of VBArbitration, an arbitration boutique that opened in Madrid in 2016. Victor is a qualified in Spain, and in England and Wales. Additionally, he also holds a law degree in Swiss law and a master’s degree in business law from the University of Geneva. In 2016 he was listed in Who’s Who Future Arbitration Leaders list.
Before founding his own arbitration practice, Victor was a senior associate of the Madrid and London offices of Allen & Overy. There, he represented foreign investors in several investment proceedings in the renewable sector. Previously, Victor was a senior associate at the arbitration department of the Spanish law firm, Garrigues. During that period, he worked at the New York office of Skadden Arps as visiting attorney.
In addition to currently sitting as arbitrator in cases in which he has been appointed by the ICC Court, the Madrid Court of Arbitration or the Spanish Court of Arbitration, he also acts as counsel and arbitral secretary. He has a vast experience in commercial, investment and sports arbitration in ad hoc and institutional arbitral proceedings (ICC, LCIA, ICSID, Madrid Court of Arbitration, AAA, CAS, among others).
He is a member of the Coordinating committee of the Spanish Club of Arbitration -40. Previously he was a member of the global advisory board of the ICDR Y&I; previous to this, he was a member of the first European committee of the Young Arbitrators Forum, when this was founded.
He has also written numerous articles on arbitration law, participates frequently in arbitration congresses and seminars as speaker and collaborates with universities in arbitration-related courses.
Victor is fluent in Spanish, English, French and Catalan and has a working knowledge of German and Portuguese.