Rodrigo Barradas

Phone:+52 (55) 5258-1077


Phone:+52 (55) 5258-1077

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  • Education & Experience
    • Licensed practice law in both Mexico and New York.
    • Master of Laws (LL.M.), Harvard Law School, Massachusetts
    • Specialization in Public International Law, The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague.
    • Diploma in International Arbitration, Escuela Libre de Derecho/International Chamber of Commerce, Mexico City.
    • Diploma in Energy Law, Asociacion Mexicana de Derecho Energético/Escuela Libre de Derecho.
    • Diploma in Financial Analysis and Valuation, Harvard Law School/Harvard Business School.
    • Foreign attorney, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP, New York.
    • Adjunct Professor, International Litigation, Escuela Libre de Derecho.
    • Adjunct Professor, History of Law, Escuela Libre de Derecho.
    • Professor, Commercial Arbitration, Universidad La Salle.
    • Law Degree (J.D.), magna cum laude, Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City.
  • Affiliations & Academic Activities
    • Young ITA Regional Chair for Mexico and Central America, 2021-2023.
    • Member of the Latin American Arbitration Association, since 2021.
    • Advisory Board Member, Institute for Transnational Arbitration, since 2021.
    • Head Coach of the team representing Escuela Libre de Derecho in the Willem C. Vis Moot International Commercial Arbitration Moot, since 2019.
    • Member of the Swiss Arbitration Association, since 2018.
    • Member of the Austrian Arbitration Association, since 2018.
    • Vicepresident of the Harvard International Arbitration Law Students Association, 2017-2018.
    • Secretary of the Arbitration Committee of the Mexican Bar Association (Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados), 2016-2017.
    • Member of the Mexican Bar Association (Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados), since 2016.
    • Winner of the best professional thesis of the year award, Escuela Libre de Derecho, 2015.
    • Member of the International Bar Association, since 2015.
    • Member of the Young Arbitrators Forum, International Chamber of Commerce, since 2015.
    • Member of Young ICSID, International Central for Settlement of Investment Disputes, since 2015.
    • Member of the Young International Arbitration Group, London Court of International Arbitration, since 2015.
    • Member of the Mexican Arbitration Center/Chamber of Commerce of Mexico City, Young Arbitrators Practitioners Forum, since 2015.
    • Member of H-45, Hong Kong International Arbitration Center, since 2015.
    • Member of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution Young & International 2015.
    • Member of Young, International Council for Commercial Arbitration, since 2015.
    • Member of Young Singapore International Arbitration Centre, since 2015.
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  • Languages
    • Spanish and English.
  • Rodrigo is a counsel of Von Wobeser y Sierra with more than twelve years of experience in dispute resolution and he is licensed to practice law in both Mexico and New York. He is a key player in the practices of Arbitration and Litigation. He is also part of the Energy & Natural Resources industry group.

    Rodrigo has participated in numerous international arbitrations, all conducted according to the rules of the world’s most recognized arbitration institutions. Often those arbitrations have involved complex contractual arrangements, parallel lawsuits, and enforcement proceedings in different jurisdictions. He has years of experience in litigation before Mexican courts, both federal and state, in commercial disputes of different sectors, as well as sophisticated administrative and constitutional law cases such as challenges to federal and local laws, administrative resolutions, fines, sanctions, and administrative terminations.

    He is also an expert in obtaining interim measures, and in the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards. He has participated in complex cross-border bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings, representing both creditors and debtors. His pro bono work has benefited vulnerable groups, immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers and victims of discrimination. Rodrigo is currently adjunct professor of International Litigation and History of Law at the Escuela Libre de Derecho. He has authored many articles on issues related to litigation and arbitration, and has lectured and participated in international panels in different forums.