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Provided by Victor Ruiz

Latin America


Victor’s practice is focused on the resolution of commercial and corporate disputes. He has acted as counsel and as arbitrator in a significant number of domestic and international arbitrations and in litigation before state courts, involving disputes derived from energy and infrastructure projects, contracts for the international sale of goods, gas transportation agreements, share purchase agreements, M&A transactions, shareholders’ agreements, joint venture contracts, distributorship and franchise agreements. Victor also regularly advises parties in mediation and other forms of ADR.

He is the current General Director of the Instituto Mexicano de Arbitraje (since 2019) and one of three Vice Presidents of ICC México’s Commission on Arbitration and ADR for the (since 2017). He is also the Deputy Secretary of the Asociación Latinoamericana de Arbitraje (ALArb) (since 2020) and a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, the ICC Latin American Arbitration Group and of the Arbitration and Mediation Commission of CANACO. Victor chaired the Commercial Law Commission of the Mexican Bar Association (Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados, A.C.).

From 2008 to 2011, Victor was a member of the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration.

Professional Memberships

- Instituto Mexicano del Arbitraje (IMA), Immediate past General Director (2019 - 2023) (member since 2013)

- ICC Commission on Arbitration & ADR (since 2017)

- ICC Institute of World Business Law (since 2021)

Asociación Latinoamericana de Arbitraje (ALArb), Deputy Secretary (since 2019)

- ICC Mexico's Commission on Arbitration & ADR, Chair of the Nominations Committee 2023 -2025, Vice president (2017 - 2023)

- ICC Latin American Arbitration Group (since 2008)

- Member of the Arbitration Commission of CANACO (since 2014)

- Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados, A.C. (Chair of the Commercial Law Commission 2013 - 2019)

Languages Spoken

Spanish (Native), English (Native), French (Intermediate)

Practice Areas

Dispute Resolution (Arbitration & Litigation):

- Shareholder Disputes (Post M&A, Shareholder Agreements, Joint Venture Contracts, Corporate Governance)

- Energy (solar, wind & hydropower)

- Infrastructure (power generation & transmission, roads & highways, water supply and resources, oil & gas)

- Oil & Gas (onshore & offshore drilling, exploration & production, storage & transportation, infrastructure)

- Construction (Industrial and Infrastructure)

- Supply & Distribution Agreements, including Franchise Agreements

- International and Domestic Sale of Goods


Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Facultad de Derecho

Licenciado en Derecho (Attorney at Law)

1995 - 2000

Pepperdine University, School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution

LL.M. in Dispute Resolution (International Arbitration)

2006 - 2008

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas

Ph.D. in Law


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