Alvaro Castellanos Howell is a founding partner of Consortium – Guatemala. He has extensive experience in intellectual property, arbitration, telecommunications, foreign investment inter trade, regulated sector, and banking and financial law. During his career Mr Castellanos has served as judge (ad hoc) in Tiu Tojín v State of Guatemala in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights; as president of the Arbitration and Conciliation Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Guatemala; as the national arbitrator appointed by the Ministry of the Economy of Guatemala in trade agreements; and as the dean of the School of Law of Rafael Landívar University in Guatemala.
Mr Castellanos attended Columbia Law School, where he received a master's in law with a specialisation in comparative law and international law (Fulbright scholar) in 1990, and Rafael Landivar University, where he received a law degree in 1986. Mr Castellanos has published many articles related to intellectual property, securities, telecommunications and technological development and project finance.
He is a member, via Guatemala, of the International Court of Arbitration at the International Chamber and Commerce (ICC) in Paris, as well as member of the conflict resolution committee of the Chamber of Industry of Guatemala. Other memberships include the International Bar Association and the Guatemalan Bar Association.
He speaks Spanish and English.
WWL says: Castellanos Howell is an “accomplished” lawyer who is “pragmatic, quick-thinking and always professional”
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