Ernesto Corzo | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Ernesto Corzo

International Attorney, Mexico City

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Ernesto Corzo is a member of the international arbitration group of the global law firm White & Case LLP, specializing in investment treaty arbitration, international commercial arbitration and public international law. He has particular experience in disputes relating to sovereign states and Latin America.

His experience includes disputes before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the panels of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and US federal courts. Ernesto has represented and advised sovereign states, corporations, individuals and international organizations on various substantive areas, including land and maritime boundaries, sovereign immunity, State responsibility, environmental law, international human rights, treaty interpretation and investments in oil and gas, mining, customs valuation, construction and energy.

Ernesto joins the firm from a magic circle law firm in Paris and from the Sovereign Guaranteed Operations Division of the Legal Department of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington, DC. Ernesto has lectured on international dispute settlement and public international law in various universities and is a research fellow at the Center for International Economic Law (CDEI-ITAM).

Bars and Courts

  • Mexico
  • New York State Bar


  • LLM, Georgetown University Law Center
  • LLB, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)


  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


Speaking Engagements

"International law and its application in Mexico", November 2012: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México San Antonio

"La Aplicación del Derecho Internacional en México", July 2012: Instituto de Ciencias Penales

"Interpretation of international treaties and practice in Latin America", June 2013: Inter-American Development Bank


  • La Aplicación del Derecho Internacional en México: Una Visión Crítica, (Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Penales & Instituto Matías Romero, 2012) (book co-authored with Víctor Corzo)
  • El Derecho internacional es una palanca para el desarrollo, Entrevista con Ernesto Corzo y Víctor Corzo, Revista El Mundo del Abogado, December 2012
  • From Heaven to Earth: Public International Law in the World Trade Organization (WTO, Center for International Economic Law, 2008
  • A Silent Nightmare, Interview with Sergio Ferragut, Revista El Mundo del Abogado, December 2010
  • A Judge in the WTO, Interview with Ricardo Ramirez, Appellate Body Member of the World Trade Organization, Revista El Mundo del Abogado, March 2010
  • Principio de jurisdicción territorial en materia penal dentro de México, Revista Inter Criminis, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Penales, August 2008, (co-authored with Victor Corzo)
  • La problemática en materia de extradición ante el choque de tres sistemas legales, Revista Mexicana de Justicia, La Extradición, Procuraduría General de la República, June 2008, (co-authored with Víctor Corzo)
  • La Cooperación Internacional y la Lucha contra la Corrupción a la luz de la Convención de Mérida, Revista Responsa, Universidad Marista, August 2006, (co-authored with Víctor Corzo)
  • El Sistema Penal Internacional, Revista Mexicana de Justicia, Procuraduría General de la República, 2006, (co-authored with Víctor Corzo)
  • La proliferación en el Derecho Internacional ¿Coherencia o ruptura?, Revista Jurídica de los Alumnos del ITAM (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México), 2006, (co-authored with Víctor Corzo)
  • Causas de la Fragmentación del Derecho Internacional, Revista Responsa, Universidad Marista, August 2005, (co-authored with Víctor Corzo)
  • 2006 - present, (co-author) "Derecho en el Mundo" international law section in the monthly magazine "El Mundo del Abogado"

Awards & Recognition

Fellow Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown University Law Center, 2006-2007

United Nations Peace Messenger Award, Institute of International Public Law and International Relations, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2005