FERNANDO ESTAVILLO CASTRO
Born Mazatlan, State of Sinaloa, Mexico, April 28, 1948.
Law Degree from the Law School of Universidad Iberoamericana, México City (1967-1971), admitted 1972.
Founding partner of the law firm Miranda & Estavillo, S.C., Mexico City, (1974-2014).
Full time independent practice solely and exclusively as arbitrator, in international and domestic cases.
Past professional activities, experience and expertise as a law practitioner
Throughout his professional practice for over forty years, Mr. Estavillo has participated in matters involving many areas of law, including:
• Arbitration, in the capacity as sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator, chairman of the arbitral tribunal and party counsel
• International business transactions
• All kinds of international contracts
• Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
• Public procurement and contracts involving government entities
• Mining law
• Admiralty law
• Administrative law
• Economic competition and antitrust
• Communications and railroads law
• Oil, gas and energy
• Licensing, transfer of technology and intellectual property
• Corporate law
• Administrative and constitutional litigation
Academic and educational activities
• Professor in the Graduate Program on International Commercial Arbitration, Escuela Libre de Derecho/ICC
Mexico, Mexico City.
• Past professor in the Masters in Corporate Law, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City.
• Past professor of arbitration and ADR, Law Department of Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City.
• Regular participation as lecturer, speaker or panelist, in different seminars, congresses and symposia in the area
of arbitration, as well as in different universities, in Mexico and abroad.
Author of legal articles and essays, published in Mexico and abroad, on arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, public procurement, antitrust, transfer of technology, telecommunications, commercial law and other subjects.
• Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados (Mexican Bar Association).
• Ilustre y Nacional Colegio de Abogados de México (Illustrious and National Lawyers’ Collegium of Mexico).
• Mexican member of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), 2000-2012.
• ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR.
• ICC Latin American Arbitration Group.
• Mexican Chapter of the Spanish Arbitration Club (Club Español del Arbitraje, “CEA”).
• Latin America and Caribbean Users’ Council of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).
• Asociación Latinoamericana de Arbitraje (Latin American Arbitration Association, (“ALArb”).
• Instituto Mexicano del Arbitraje (Mexican Arbitration Institute, “IMA”).
• Executive Commission and Arbitration Commission of ICC Mexico.
• Commercial Mediation and Arbitration Commission of the Mexico City Chamber of Commerce (CANACO).
• Consulting Body of the Construction Industry Arbitration Center (“CAIC”), Mexico City.
• Mexican Branch of the International Law Association (ILA).
• Past member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA), of The Center for American
and International Law.
• Past member of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.