Héctor Flores

Héctor Flores has extensive experience in the areas of national and international commercial arbitration, civil and commercial litigation; and supplements his practice with an important background on corporate, transactional and commercial matters.

In commercial arbitration matters, he has participated as counsel and secretary of arbitral tribunals in proceedings seated in New York, Houston, Miami and Mexico, among others.  He has extensive experience in the conduction of hearings, actively participating in the examination of fact and expert witnesses.  He has participated in judicial procedures for setting aside, recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards, including the conduction of the respective hearings and proceedings.

In corporate matters and mergers & acquisitions, he has participated in all kinds of transactions involving all types of businesses, including the areas of oil & gas, chemical-pharmaceutics industry, banking, auto-parts, general manufacture, publicity, hotel-touristic projects, among others.  He regularly advises different profiles of clients for the elaboration of all kinds of commercial and civil contracts, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate workouts, due diligence proceedings, and transactions with state-owned entities.

Education

Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM): Law Degree. Suma Cum Laude (2004-09) with the thesis “Conflicts of Jurisdiction in Commercial Arbitration and the Enforcement of the Arbitration Clause in Mexico.”

Academy of International Law at The Hague, Netherlands: Courses on public international law and private international law (2008).

Other Activities

Member of the Commission of Outside Counsel for the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Relations in the areas of Private International Law.  Advisor to the Mexican Delegation before the United Nations Commission for International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) since 2014.

Professor of Commercial Arbitration at ITAM (one of Mexico’s leading universities) since 2010.

Speaker in various symposiums and conferences, including: Arbitration Forum of the Centro de Arbitraje de México and the National Chamber of Commerce of Mexico City on the subject of “Legal Nature of Arbitrators. Perspectives from the Judiciary and Other Procedural Issues” (2013); annual symposium of the Club Español del Arbitraje, in Mexico City (2012).  Lecturer on commercial arbitration before federal and local judges and judge clerks since 2011, and since 2014, before the Casa de Cultura of the Mexican Supreme Court in arbitration and conciliation matters.

Publications

Coordinator and editor of Problemas contemporáneos del arbitraje internacional, to be published by Tirant lo Blanch and ITAM in 2015.

With José María Abascal, chapter on exchange information in the Comparative Guide to International Arbitration Rules, edited by the American Bar Association, to be published in  2015.

With José María Abascal, La Nueva Ley de Amparo y el Arbitraje. September 2013 issue of the “Revista del Abogado Corporativo”, Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa (ANADE). 2013.

Author of No Existe Homologación de Laudos Comerciales en México (“There is No Homologation of Commercial Awards in Mexico), Report No. 51 of the Centro de Arbitraje de México (CAM). 2012.

Associations

  • Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados, A.C.
  • Institute for Transnational Arbitration
  • Arbitration Forum of Centro de Arbitraje de México and Cámara Nacional de Comercio.
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity.

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