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Alejandro López Ortiz

Alejandro López Ortiz

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“Alejandro Lopez Ortiz is brilliant: very accurate and has a lot of experience in arbitration proceedings.”

Chambers Global 2014

Admitted to the Paris Bar and Madrid Bar, Alejandro López Ortiz is a partner in the International Arbitration practice of the Paris office. He leads the Latin American arbitration practice of the Firm.

He regularly represents companies and States in commercial and investment arbitrations in complex disputes arising from different economic sectors and industries, having acted as counsel before the major international arbitration institutions such as the ICC, LCIA, ICSID, ICDR, SIAC, the Madrid Court of Arbitration and the Court of the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce, among others, and in ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules.

A relevant part of his practices focuses on disputes arising from engineering and construction projects and energy, frequently intervening in arbitration and Dispute Boards related to major infrastructure projects, combining elements of private and public law, such as the case of the construction of the third set of locks of the Panama Canal, where he represents the Panama Canal Authority.

In addition, Alejandro frequently acts as arbitrator for institutions such as the ICC, the Madrid Court of Arbitration, and belongs to the panel of arbitrators of the ICDR. Sources refer to him as “one of the best arbitrators in Spain” (Chambers Global, 2012).

Alejandro is a Member of the Investment Arbitration Subcommittee of the IBA and of the ICC Task Forces on the Revision of the Rules of ICC as Appointing Authority in UNCITRAL or other Ad Hoc Arbitration Proceedings and on the New York Convention on recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. Furthermore, he was a reporter for the study “Legal Instruments and Practice of Arbitration in the EU”, published by the European Parliament in 2014.

He has acted as an expert witness before the courts of Ireland and Norway in cases of recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards.

Alejandro lectures and publishes extensively in his practice areas.

Alejandro holds a law degree from the University Carlos III de Madrid (1996) and an LLM from the London School of Economics (1999).

Alejandro has been with Mayer Brown since 2014. Previously, he was an attorney in the International Arbitration group of an major international firm. Before that, he worked with a leading international arbitrator.

In additional to his native Spanish, Alejandro is fluent in English, French and understands Portuguese.

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