Overview

Admitted to the Paris Bar and Attorney in Mexico, Fernando Pérez Lozada is an associate in the international arbitration practice of the Paris office.

Fernando has particular experience in investor-State disputes under the ICSID (including Additional Facility) and NAFTA Rules, notably in the real estate and tourism sectors.

He has also advised a number of clients on investment treaty protection and enforcement of arbitral awards before domestic courts, and assisted in commercial arbitrations under the ICC and DIAC rules, as well as CAS (Court of Arbitration for Sports) proceedings. 

Fernando joined Mayer Brown in 2016. Previously, he was legal advisor of a governmental entity in Mexico and international associate in a global firm in London.

In addition to his native Spanish, Fernando is fluent in English and French.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Experience

Investor-State Arbitration

  • A Canadian investment fund in a NAFTA Arbitration against the United States of Mexico in a dispute involving the cancellation of mortgages as security granted for the development of real estate projects (ICSID Case No. ARB(AF)/15/2).

Commercial Arbitration

  • A Lebanese company against a French company and a company in the British Virgin Island, in ICC arbitration proceedings in relation to a duty free concession in a Middle Eastern country
  • A Dubai-based company against a Qatari company, in DIAC arbitration proceedings concerning a breach of contract in relation to the provision of equipment in the health sector 
  • A football team federation against the Confederation of African Football and other team federations, involving the eligibility and suspension of players in the Africa Cup of Nations.
 

Education

Graduate Institute and University of Geneva, Master in International Dispute Settlement (MIDS)

ICC Mexico ELD, International Commercial Arbitration (best research paper)

University of Manchester, LLM in International Business Law (Chevening Scholor)

Universidad del Pedregal, with highest honors (Mexico)

Admissions

  • Mexico
  • Paris