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Cecilia Azar is a partner in the international arbitration and litigation practice of Galicia Abogados. She has more than 25 years’ experience in arbitration, mediation and judicial procedures related to alternative dispute resolution. She focuses her practice on complex domestic and international commercial disputes, acting as arbitrator, counsel or expert. She has developed broad experience, particularly in cases related to the energy, infrastructure, construction and commercial arbitrations and mediations. She has been ranked in several editions of Chambers and Partners’ Dispute Resolution rankings (Global and Latin America) and recognised by Who’s Who Legal as a ‘Thought Leader’ in International Arbitration.
Ms Azar is recognised for her expertise and record of accomplishment in complex judicial proceedings related to arbitration before Mexican courts, such as set-aside and enforcement of awards, interim measures. She advises clients in investor–state dispute settlement matters, specifically by analysing investment protection provisions in investment treaties to which Mexico is party. Ms Azar is an active arbitration practitioner who currently acts as vice president of the Mexican Arbitration Commission of the ICC, formerly acted as president of the Mexican Arbitration Institute and is currently a member of the ICC International Arbitration Court. She is a member of the executive committee of the Women Way in Arbitration (WWA) and a member of the Racial Equality for Arbitration Lawyers (REAL) steering committee.
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