Paulo Maza Moreno
Paulo Maza is a member of the International Arbitration group at White & Case, based in Mexico City. He focuses his practice on the areas of international commercial arbitration, investment arbitration and commercial litigation. He has relevant experience in arbitrations related to energy, construction and investment disputes between parties of diverse nationalities, both as counsel and as Secretary of arbitral tribunals. In addition, his practice involves judicial procedures in aid of arbitration, advice in mediation and negotiation of disputes prior to arbitration and elaboration of legal reports for potential disputes. He is also involved in several pro-bono projects concerning Public International Law matters, recently participating as counsel to the victims in a case before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Paulo is also professor of International Arbitration at Universidad Panamericana campus Bonaterra and invited professor at several universities.
Most recent representative procedures include:
- LCIA arbitration concerning the construction of a combined-cycle electric plant in Mexico, representing a European energy conglomerate;
- Ongoing representation of investors in an ICSID arbitration in connection with a power transmission project in Central America;
- Ongoing representation of investors in an ICSID arbitration in connection with a mining project in South America;
- Ongoing representation of investors in an UNCITRAL arbitration in connection with a pension fund in South America;
- Mota Abarullo and others v. Venezuela before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, representing the victims;
- UNCITRAL arbitration concerning a highway-construction project in South America, representing an investment management company;
- Secretary of the arbitral tribunal in a LCIA arbitration concerning the acquisition of turbines for a combined-cycle plant in Mexico;
- ICSID arbitration in connection with the telecommunications sector in South America, representing the investors;
- ICSID arbitration regarding tax measures in Central America, representing the investors;
- ICSID arbitration regarding land bonds in South America, representing the State;
- ICC arbitration concerning the construction of a hydro-electric project in Central America, representing a Central American energy conglomerate;
- ICC arbitration concerning a bridge construction project over the pacific in Central America, representing a European construction company; and
- ICC arbitration concerning shareholders rights in Mexico, representing an investment fund.
Professor of International Arbitration, Universidad Panamericana campus Bonaterra. (2019 to date).
Invited professor in the ICC International Commercial Arbitration Diplomat, Universidad Anáhuac (2018).
Invited professor of Public International Law, Universidad Panamericana campus Bonaterra. (2019).
Invited professor to the Commercial Arbitration Diplomat, Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí (2021).
Master Lecture "Investment Arbitration: Challenges in and for Mexico", XII Global Summit of the Federación Iberoamericana de Abogados.
Enforcement of annulled awards, international conception and proposal for national application, ICC Mexico, Pauta, Informative Bulletin of the Mexican Chapter of ICC, Edition No. 95, (2021).