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    Carlos Portilla

    PR&A Managing partner.

    Co-leads our gaming, international arbitration and product liability practice.


    Admitted as a lawyer on July, 1986

    Law degree obtained from Universidad La Salle.

    Thesis: “Feasibility of the Creation of a Fiscal Court with Full Jurisdiction”. This thesis received a special distinction by the Universidad La Salle and was proposed for competition at The Fiscal Court.

    Postgraduate studies at Universidad Panamericana on Constitutional Proceedings (Amparo), Corporate and Business Law.

    Postgraduate studies at the Escuela Libre de Derecho on the Legal System of International Business in Mexico and on International Arbitration.


    Bankruptcy and Reorganization, Banking and Insurance, Consumer Protection, Commercial and International Arbitration, Illegal Advertisement, Real Estate, Disputes on Public and Private Construction and supply Agreements, Disputes of Corporate Law, Negotiating, Drafting and Execution of International Agreements. Comparative and Advertisement Disputes.

    He was invited by the International Chamber of Commerce to participate at the Institute of International Business Law and Practice, and at the International Court of Arbitration.

    Honorific Positions:

    • Counselor of the Mediation and Arbitration Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Mexico. ICC
    • Member of the Arbitration Committee of the CAM (Centro de Arbitaje de México)
    • Member of the Spanish Arbitration Society. CEA
    • Member of the International Arbitration Commission of the ICC
    • President of the Marketing and Advertising Commission of the ICC
    • Member of the Mexican Bar Association. Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados, A.C.
    • Counsel of the Board of Directors of the Mexican Chapter of ICC
    • Former Chair of the National Association of In-house Companies Lawyers, Queretaro Section. ANADE
    • Counselor of Employer Confederation of the Mexican Republic (COPARMEX)
    • Member of the Banking Technique and Practice Commission of the ICC.
    • Member of the Mexican Bar Association. Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados, A.C.
    • Member of the International Commerce Practice Commission of the ICC
    • Counsel of the Center for Economic Research and Development (CIDE)
    • Speaker at different conferences regarding Incoterms, International
    • Collection, Arbitration, Advertising, Marketing, and E-Commerce.
    • Author of various legal works.

    professional background

    Former partner of Basham Ringe y Correa, S.C.. where he practiced law from 1980 to 2007.

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