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Rafael Llano Oddone
Rafael Llano Oddone

Rafael Llano Oddone

Partner, Mexico City

T +52 55 5540 9646

T +52 55 5540 9600

E rllano@whitecase.com

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A leading lawyer in Latin America and an authority on international arbitration and litigation.

Overview

Rafael Llano practices international arbitration and commercial litigation, and leads the arbitration practice at our Mexico City office. He has served as counsel in numerous large-scale disputes, including both commercial and investment arbitrations. Mr. Llano is a member of the Panel of Arbitrators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), appointed by the Republic of Paraguay, as well as of the list of international arbitrators of the American Chamber of Commerce of Peru.

In addition, Mr. Llano advises clients in potential investment-related disputes in Latin America. Mr. Llano has served as arbitrator and regularly advises clients on the drafting of dispute resolution clauses in complex international transactions.

He is co-author of Cláusulas de Arbitraje para Contratos Internacionales ("Arbitration Clauses for International Contracts") (2010) with Paul Friedland.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar
  • Paraguay Bar

Education

  • LLM, Harvard Law School
  • Attorney at Law (Abogado), Universidad Católica de Asunción

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Experience

An Asian company in an ICC arbitration relating to a major Mexican oil-related construction project, and related litigation in the US and Mexico.

A Mexican company in an ICC arbitration concerning a multi-billion merger with a U.S. company.

 Two South American companies in an ICC arbitration concerning a gas pipeline construction project in Peru.

A Central American company in an ICC arbitration concerning a hydroelectric project.

A European construction company in an ICC arbitration concerning a bridge construction project.

A U.S. investor and Central American company in an ICC arbitration concerning a hydroelectric project.

An Asian company in Mexico-based commercial litigation.

An Asian company in an ICC arbitration against a South American state involving the mining sector.

A South American company in a CIAC arbitration involving the oil and gas sector.

The Republic of Peru in an ICSID arbitration involving the maritime transportation sector.

Publications

  • Cláusulas de Arbitraje para Contratos Internacionales, 2010, (Arbitration Clauses for International Contracts) (co-author, with Paul Friedland)
  • Of Carts and Horses: Is There Room for Attachment or Enforcement Ahead of Recognition of Arbitral Awards in Mexico?, Corporate Dispute, Oct – Dec 2013, (co-author, with Enrique Espejel)
  • Latin American Investment Protections, 2012, (Associate editor)
  • Tips for Drafting Arbitration Clauses for Cross-Border Contracts with Latin American Parties, International Disputes Quarterly, Fall 2007

Awards & Recognition

"Rising Star" in International Arbitration, Law 360

Future Leader in Arbitration, Who's Who Legal - Global Arbitration Review