Gerardo F. Saavedra CV

Gerardo Fco. Saavedra



Bosque de Ciruelos 186, piso 4 Teléfono (52-55) 5251-8373
Col. Bosques de las Lomas Telefax (52-55) 5251-6617
11700, México, D.F.





Gerardo Fco. Saavedra is admitted to practice law throughout Mexico and is also admitted to practice as Corredor Público (Federal Notary Public for Commercial Matters) in Mexico City.


He obtained his law degree (J.D.) from Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City in 1986, and his Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1992. He attended a post-graduate specialization course at the 1988 Academy of American and International Law of the Southwestern Legal Foundation in Dallas, TX.


Among others, Mr. Saavedra is member of the Mexican Bar Association, the Mexican Association of Corredores Públicos, the Commercial Law Committee of the Entrepreneurial Coordination Council of Mexico, and the American Bar Association-Section of Dispute Resolution.


Mr. Saavedra is partner of the law firm Borda y Quintana, S.C., at Mexico City. Prior to joining Borda y Quintana, he was a partner of Baker & McKenzie, S.C., at Mexico City.


In the field of arbitration, Mr. Saavedra has acted as arbitrator in several arbitration proceedings, both domestic and international, as well as coordinated and supervised litigators in arbitration proceedings. Mr. Saavedra is member of 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, and Panel Arbitrator of the World Intellectual Property Organization.


He has attended several courses and seminars relating to alternate dispute resolution, such as: Fast Track to Fellowship Programme/Assessment Workshop (The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, New Orleans, LA., November 2001); Globalization and ADR: Joint Players on the 21st Century Stage (American Bar Association, Chicago, IL., August 2001); ADR and E-Commerce: Cutting Edge Issues ? (American Bar Association, Chicago, IL., August 2001); Workshop on the Arbitration Rules of the Mexico City Chamber of Commerce, the AAA and the CAMCA (Mexican Bar Association, Mexico City, February 2001); Mediation under the Mediation Rules of the CAMCA (Mexican Association of Corredores Públicos, Mexico City, January 2000); Update on Domestic and International Commercial Arbitration, and Dispute Resolution Regimes under NAFTA (ANADE, Mexico City, June 1995); Commercial Arbitration in Mexico (Mexican Bar Association, Mexico City, October 1990); The Practice of Private Commercial Arbitration in the International Chamber of Commerce (International Chamber of Commerce, Mexico City, January 1986).


As a corporate attorney Mr. Saavedra specializes in mergers and acquisitions, joint-ventures, infrastructure projects, project finance and security interests, aviation related matters, foreign investment, legal audits, negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements, and corporate law in general. He has been featured as one of the World’s Leading Project Finance Lawyers by Euromoney’s Legal Media Group Expert Guides.


He has given several presentations on different subjects of law, such as: Mexico Environmental Laws and Regulations (Government Institutes, Inc., Galveston, TX., September 1995); Fifth and Fourth Annual International Conference on the Environment (Baker & McKenzie, Chicago, IL., June 1994 and 1993); Third Annual Conference on Aircraft Financing in Latin America and the Caribbean (Euromoney, Inc., Montego Bay, Jamaica, October 1990).


Mr. Gerardo Saavedra is totally fluent in both Spanish (native) and English.