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Eduardo focuses his practice on international arbitration and litigation, representing corporate transnational clients in a variety of complex business related disputes before international arbitral tribunals and courts.

Based on interviews of his clients and peers, Chambers and Legal 500 have reported that:

  • Eduardo is a “consistently brilliant lawyer (2012 Chambers Latin America);"
  • Eduardo is a lawyer with "total dedication, proactivity, and excellent technical knowledge and expertise (2015 Legal 500);"
  • Eduardo has great ability for “analysis and strategy (2012 Chambers Latin America);”
  • Eduardo has “deep understanding of main principles connected with the Latin American legal systems (2015 Chambers Latin America);”
  • Eduardo has “enormous expertise of civil law concepts (2016 Chambers USA);"
  • Eduardo has a “wealth of knowledge in arbitration proceedings” (2018 Chambers USA);"

Credentials

  • University of Miami School of Law, 2008, J.D., cum laude, Claude M. Olds Scholar, CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Excellent Academic Achievement for scholarly paper on The Distinctive Features of the Implementation of the Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration in Germany, Assistant Coach for the Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot Team
  • Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico, 2001, J.D.
  • Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, 2001, Commercial Arbitration Diploma

  • Florida
  • Mexico

  • All State Courts - Florida

  • Vice-President, International Arbitration Commission, AIJA, International Association of Young Lawyers
  • Former Vice-Chair of the NAFTA Committee, Florida Bar International Law Section
  • Former Secretary of the International Commercial Arbitration Committee, Latin American Arbitration Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Mexican Bar Association

  • Spanish

Awards & Recognition

  • Listed as an “Up and Coming” individual by Chambers USA in 2016, 2017, and 2018
  • Highlighted by Legal 500 Latin America, 2012-2019
  • Selected in 2015 by the publication Latinvex as a Rising Legal Star in Latin America
  • Selected as a “Foreign Expert for Mexico” by Chambers Global in 2016
  • Recognized as an “Associate to Watch” by Chambers USA in 2014 and 2015
  • Recognized as an “Associate to Watch” by Chambers Latin America in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014