Gerardo F. Saavedra

Position:  Attorney.- Partner, Borda y Quintana, SC.  Mexico City, Mexico
Education:  LL.M., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Academy of American and International Law, The Southwestern Legal Foundation; J.D., Universidad Panamericana Law School.
ADR Experience: The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb.); The London Court of International Arbitration; Panel Arbitrator of the Arbitration Centre of Mexico; Panel Arbitrator of the Mexican Copyright Federal Bureau; Panel Arbitrator of the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Arbitration Achievments: Arbitrator in domestic and international commercial disputes.-Counsel to litigators in arbitration related matters.- Fast Track to Fellowship Programme/Assessment Workshop (The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators); Workshop on the Arbitration Rules of the Mexico City Chamber of Commerce, the AAA and the CAMCA (Mexican Bar Association); Mediation under the Mediation Rules of the CAMCA (Mexican Association of Corredores Públicos); Update on Domestic and International Commercial Arbitration, and Dispute Resolution Regimes under NAFTA (ANADE); Commercial Arbitration in Mexico (Mexican Bar Association); The Practice of Private Commercial Arbitration in the International Chamber of Commerce (International Chamber of Commerce).
General Experience: Admitted to practice law throughout Mexico, and also licensed to practice as commercial notary public in Mexico City.- Member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Dispute Resolution; Mexican Bar Association’s Sections of Business Law and Commercial Arbitration; Mexico City’s Association of Commercial Notary Publics (and member of its Board of Directors); Commercial Law Committee of the Entrepreneurial Coordination Council of Mexico.- Partner (2000-present) of Borda y Quintana; associate (1986-91) and partner (1991-2000) of Baker & McKenzie’s Mexico City office.- Featured as one of the World’s Leading Project Finance Lawyers by Euromoney’s Legal Media Group Expert Guides.
Areas of Expertise: Mergers and acquisitions, joint-ventures, international business transactions, infrastructure projects, project finance, security interests, aviation related matters, foreign investment, commercial agreements, and corporate law in general.- Commercial arbitration.
Languages: Spanish
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