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Mexican Business Law, Mexican Commercial Law, Mexican International Business Transactions, Mexican Foreign Investment Law, Mexican Corporate Law, Mexican Maquiladora Law, Mexican Joint Ventures, Multinational Companies in Mexico, Mexican Companies Partnerships, Mexican Shareholder Conflicts, Mexican Mergers Acquisitions, Mexican Contract Law, Mexican Banking Securities Law, Mexican International Trade Law, Mexican Customs Law, Mexican Import Export Law, Mexican International Treaties, Mexican Anti Trust Law, Mexican Environmental Law, Mexican Conflict of Laws, Mexican International Arbitration, Mexican Franchise Law, Mexican Patents Trademarks, Mexican Patent Trademark Licensing, Mexican Technology Law, Mexican Real Estate Law, Mexican Law on Hotels Condominiums, Mexican Trust Law, Mexican Law on Government Procurement Contracting, Mexican Government Contracts, Mexican Oil Gas Law, Mexican Telecommunications Law, Mexican Immigration Law, Mexican Shelter Program Contracts Law

 

Expert No. 3658

Education

Harvard Law School – Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Degree:  LL.M. (Masters in Law), 1984.

Universidad Iberoamericana, School of Law – Mexico, D.F.
Degree: Licenciado en Derecho (J.D.- Attorney at Law), 1983.
Honors: Mención Honorífica (highest honors for grades, thesis, and bar examination).

Georgetown University – Washington, D.C.
Degree:  A.B. (Government), 1978.
Honors:  Summa Cum Laude; Valedictorian of Graduating Class (Rank #1 in 500); First Honors each semester; Phi Beta Kappa (National Honor Society); Pi Sigma Alpha (National Political Science Honor Society); Marshal of Graduation Ceremony.

Professional Experience

Expert 3658 & Associates – Saltillo, Coahuila – 2003 to date.
Attorney at law specializing in corporate (business) law, mergers and acquisitions, international business transactions, foreign investment law, joint ventures, “maquiladora” industry, competition law (anti-trust), environmental law, foreign trade, domestic and international arbitration (independent arbitrator and attorney), international law, strategic negotiation.

Expert 3658 & Associates – Mexico, D.F. – 2001 – 2003.
Attorney at law specializing in corporate (business) law, mergers and acquisitions, international business transactions, foreign investment law, joint ventures, “maquiladora” industry, competition law (anti-trust), environmental law, foreign trade, domestic and international arbitration, international law.

ABN AMRO Securities (México), S.A. de C.V., Casa de Bolsa
Mexico, D.F. – 2000-2001-Attorney and Founding Member of Board of Directors.
Martínez, Rodríguez y Asociados, S.C. – Mexico, D.F. – 1998-2001.
Founding Partner and attorney at law specializing in corporate (business) law, mergers and acquisitions, international business transactions, foreign investment law, joint ventures, “maquiladora” industry, competition law (anti-trust), environmental law, foreign trade, banking, securities, insurance, taxation, energy, domestic and international arbitration, international law.

Expert 3658 & Associates – Mexico, D.F. – 1993-1998.
Attorney at law specializing in corporate (business) law, mergers and acquisitions, international business transactions, foreign investment law, joint ventures, “maquiladora” industry, competition law (anti-trust), environmental law, foreign trade, domestic and international arbitration, international law.

Sinochem M̩xico, S.A. de C.V. (China National Chemicals Import and Export Corporation, Ltd.) РMexico, D.F. Р1989-1993.
General Counsel and Founding Member of Board of Directors.

Minmetals México, S.A. de C.V.  (China National Metals and Minerals Import and Export Corporation, Ltd.) – Mexico, D.F. – 1988-1993.
General Counsel and Founding Member of Board of Directors.

Expert 3658 & Sanchez & Velarde, S.C. – Mexico, D.F. and Brownsville, Texas –
1987-1991.
Founding Partner and attorney at law specializing in corporate (business) law, mergers and acquisitions, international business transactions, foreign investment law, joint ventures, “maquiladora” industry, environmental law, foreign trade, domestic and international arbitration, international law.

Goodrich, Riquelme y Asociados, S.C. – Mexico, D.F. – 1985 -1987.
Associate attorney at law specializing in corporate (business) law, mergers and acquisitions, international business transactions, foreign investment law, joint ventures, and “maquiladora” industry.

Bryan, Gonzalez Vargas y Gonzalez Baz, S.C. – Mexico, D.F. – 1979-1984.
Law clerk and associate attorney at law specializing in corporate (business) law and “maquiladora” industry.

Embassy of Mexico in the United States – Washington, D.C. – 1976-1978.
Volunteer Aide to Consul General, Rafael Reyes Spíndola, Esq., working with foreign investment law, patents and trademarks, transfer of technology, and immigration law.

Amarillo Police Department – Amarillo, Texas – 1973-1974
Law enforcement, patrol, and investigation duties.

Teaching and Research

School of Law – Facultad de Jurisprudencia
Mexico – 2003 to date
Professor of Law:  Private International Law; Public International Law; International Economic Law; Customs Law; Corporate Law; International Commercial Arbitration (Inter-University Competition of the Center of Arbitration of Mexico and the Mexican Bar Association; Team Advisor – 1st Place National Level, 2004-2005; 3rd Place National Level, 2005-2006; 3rd Place National Level, 2006-2007); Committee on Curricular Reform; Committee on Graduate Studies; Thesis supervision; Member of Board of Directors, 2008-2010 (highest authority in the law school)

Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
Mexico – 2007 to date
Professor of Law:  Public International Law; Private International Law; Seminar on Oral Advocacy (Oral Trials); Seminar on Alternative Dispute Resolution (Arbitration); Legal Research and Analysis; Advisor/Judge – Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Universidad del Valle de México
Mexico – 2005 to date (intervals)
Professor of Law
M.B.A. Program:  Legal Framework of Organizations
Masters Degree Program in Tax Law:  Mexican Customs System in the Framework of NAFTA and the WTO J.D. Law Program:  Legal Ethics; Commercial/Corporate Law; Civil Contracts; Conflict of Laws (Private International Law); National and International Arbitration; Corporate Law and International Trade; Public International Law
Bachelor Programs of International Trade and International Relations:  Corporate Law; Commercial Agreements and Treaties; Selected Topics of International Law

Universidad La Salle
Mexico – 2007 to date (intervals)
Professor of Law:  Public International Law; Legal Framework of International Trade II (Foreign Trade, Foreign Investment, and Industrial/Intellectual Property); Seminar on Alternative Dispute Resolution (Arbitration)

Universidad Autónoma del Noreste
Mexico – 2005 to date (intervals)
Professor of Law
Masters Degree Program in Law and Justice:  Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation, Conciliation, and Arbitration)
Masters Degree Program in Commercial Law:  Commercial Contracts; Corporate Law

Universidad Iberoamericana, School of Law – Mexico, D.F. – 1986 – 2003
Professor of Law:  Corporate Law; Industrial Development Law; Customs Law; Foreign Investment Law; Thesis Seminar

Universidad Anahuac, School of Law – Mexico, D.F. – 1984 – 1987
Professor of Law (full time 1984-1985; part time 1985-1987):  Seminar on Foreign Investment, Patents and Trademarks, and Transfer of Technology Law; Political Science; Thesis Seminar

Harvard Law School – Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.A. – 1983 – 1984
Research Assistant to Assistant Dean, Dr. Fredrick Snyder, covering all areas of law in various countries of Latin America

Publications and Lectures

Textbooks

Available Upon Request

Professional Articles and Studies

Over sixty professional articles, prologues, editorials, and professional studies published in Mexico and the United States, covering corporate (business) law, foreign investment law, “maquiladora” industry, joint ventures, jurisprudence, procedural law, etc.

Lectures and Conferences

Over three hundred public and private lectures and conferences given in Mexico and the United States, covering Mexican corporate (business) law, foreign investment law, “maquiladora” industry, joint ventures, environmental law, foreign trade law, international arbitration, international law, United States-Mexico relations, ethics, art, classical music, etc.

Judicial Qualifications

Qualified as an expert in Mexican environmental, business, foreign investment, and communications and transportation law before the United States Federal Court, Fifth Circuit (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) – 1991.

Professional, Business, Cultural, and other Organizations

Mexican Bar Association (Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados) (Mexico City); American Bar Association (International Associate); Inter-American Bar Association; Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity (Honorary Founding Member of Villoro Toranzo Inn – Mexico City); American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico, A.C.; CANACINTRA (National Chamber of Manufacturing Industries – Mexico); COPARMEX (Confederation of Employers of the Republic of Mexico); Association of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Ramos Arizpe (Coahuila, Mexico); Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Texas); Mexican American Institute of Cultural Relations of Saltillo, A.C. (Board Member); International Committee of Sister Cities of Saltillo, A.C.; Club Harvard de México, A.C.; Harvard Law School Association of Mexico, A.C.; Judge in International Rounds (Washington, D.C.) of Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition; (Richard) Wagner Society of Mexico; (Gustav) Mahler Society of Mexico; Rotary Club “Valle Arizpe”, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico.


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