Romualdo Segovia

Practice Areas

Romualdo Segovia has 25 years experience advising financial entities, corporations and individuals in various areas of international law. He has extensive experience in international and national litigation and commercial arbitration, both as arbitrator or advising clients. He has negotiated and concluded many mergers and acquisition, securities, banking and reorganization transactions involving companies of various sectors of the economy.

In the last 10 years and in connection with his transactional experience, he has advised national and international clients in several litigations and international commercial arbitrations.  His experience in international commercial arbitration includes disputes in connection with public and private construction projects, joint ventures and strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, international sale of goods, real estate developments, ports and port concessions, among others. He has experience in conducting international arbitrations seated in Mexico, New York, Houston, Paris and others, and has experience both as arbitrator and as advisor to parties.

His M&A experience includes representation of national and international corporations in the sale or acquisition of businesses, or the executions of joint ventures, in many sectors of the economy, including cement, petrochemicals, bottling companies, transportation, railroads, mills, financial entities, telecommunications, infrastructure, auto-parts and other manufacturing entities in general, maritime entities, real estate and hospitality and ports.

He has advised national and international investment banking firms as well as Mexican issuers in private and public placement of debt and equity securities both in Mexico and abroad. He has concluded numerous securitization transactions involving all types of assets.

With respect to financing transactions, he has advised national and international financial institutions in all types of financing transactions, including syndicated loans, structured finance, commodities and project financing.

Other Activities

He worked at Sherman & Sterling in New York, NY in the late 1980s. He was partner of Haynes and Boone until mid-2010.

He has participated in multiple seminaries regarding international commercial arbitration, including more recently:

1.     II Encuentro de Capítulos Internacionales del Club Español de Arbitraje. ¿Cómo lograr las expectativas de las partes en el arbitraje? Ciudad de México. Noviembre 2012.

2.     Seminario ICC México: Solución de Controversias Financieras. Mexico City. October 2012.

3.     Seminario de Arbitraje: 10th Annual Miami International Arbitration Conference. Miami, FL. 2012.

4.     Annual Roundtable and Workshop of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration. Dallas, Texas. 2012

5.     Seminario de Arbitraje: Annual Roundtable and Workshop of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration. Dallas, Texas. 2012

6.     Seminario de Arbitraje: Symposium on International Commercial Arbitration. London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). Ciudad de México. 2011.

7.     Seminario de Arbitraje: International Commercial Arbitration in Latin America: the International Commerce Chamber perspective. Miami, Florida. Cámara de Comercio Internacional (CCI). 2010 y 2011.

Memberships

  • Mexican Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Member of the Mediation and Arbitration Commission of the National Chamber of Commerce of Mexico City (CANACO).
  • Delegate of Mexico to the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) since 2010.

Education

Law Degree. Universidad Anahuac. Mexico

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