Cuatrecasas takes on René Irra as partner in its Mexico office

July 26, 2017

The firm reinforces Mexico office by hiring a new partner for its Litigation and Arbitration Practice

Cuatrecasas has given a fresh impetus to its Mexico City office by hiring partner René Irra for its Litigation and Arbitration Practice. With extensive experience in court proceedings and international arbitrations, Mr. Irra is clearly an asset for the Cuatrecasas Mexico team made up of partners Agustín Cerdá, Liliana Corzo, Santiago Ferrer, Marco de la Peña and Mariano Ucar, and counsel Francisco Carbajal.

In March 2016, Cuatrecasas opened an office in Mexico City as part of its international expansion strategy. Since then, the firm has hired four new Mexican partners and a counsel, and has participated in relevant transactions, including the awarding to the international consortium Altán, led by Spanish company Multitel, of the tender for building the largest telecommunications network in Latin America.

The addition to the Litigation and Arbitration Practice of this expert is yet another example of the firm’s commitment to providing comprehensive legal advice to its international clients and to strengthening its position in the Latin American market.

About René Irra

René Irra has extensive experience in court proceedings and international arbitrations carried out under institutional and ad hoc rules, acting as lawyer, arbitrator or expert in Mexican law in proceedings outside of Mexico.

He has experience in sectors such as port activities, international trade, building and infrastructures, sports, energy (electricity, oil and gas), real estate, foreign investment, leisure and entertainment, M&A transactions, health, transport, logistics and investor-state dispute settlement or ISDS.

He is regional coordinator for Latin America of the International Chamber of Commerce's Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF), chair of the ICC’s Young Arbitrators Committee in Mexico and deputy chair of the Mexican Society of Construction Law.

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