Gabriela Alvarez-Avila focuses her practice on international arbitration as well international and investment law. She is experienced in complex and high stake transactions related to infrastructure projects, banking, electricity, telecommunications, and oil and gas.

Gabriela has represented States, governmental entities and state owned companies in international arbitrations under the arbitration rules of the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and Arbitration Center of Mexico (CAM). She has also acted as arbitrator in arbitrations under the ICC Rules and the CAM Rules.

Gabriela was designated in the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators by Mexico and was recently appointed as member of the ICC Court of Arbitration for Mexico. She is also the Chair of the ICC Mexico Investment Arbitration Committee, a member of the CAM Arbitration General Council, a member of the CANACO Arbitration Commission and a member of the Instituto Mexicano de Arbitraje. Gabriela teaches international investment arbitration at the Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) and speaks frequently on international investment and commercial arbitration.

In the 2021 Chambers Ranking , Gabriela is recognized as a "Very professional and knowledgeable lawyer" and as "very meticulous and able to create a solid line of defence for clients. She is also great at devising strategies." Gabriela has also been recognized by the 2021 Global Arbitration ranking, Who's Who Legal (WWL) in the highest category of "Global Elite Thought Leader" and has been included in the Legal 500 Arbitration Powerlist 2021. She has been named one of the top 100 female lawyers in Latin America by Latinvex in 2016-2020.