José Alberro coheads Cornerstone Research’s international arbitration and litigation practice. His expertise focuses on applied economic and financial modelling across a variety of industries, with particular depth in oil and natural gas, petrochemicals, consumer goods, industrial inputs, and telecommunications. He specialises in damages estimation in the context of international arbitration; mergers and antitrust; tariff design in network industries (electricity, natural gas transportation and distribution, water); and economic impact analysis.
Dr Alberro has provided expert testimony in international arbitrations on four continents, involving both investor-state and commercial disputes. He has testified in proceedings under ICSID, UNCITRAL, ECT, and ICC rules. Dr Alberro has provided testimony several times at the Peace Palace at The Hague, in particular in a case resulting from confiscation of major petroleum and natural gas assets.
Dr Alberro has conducted arbitrations at the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes and at the American Arbitration Association. In Mexico, he served in several ministries.
He was the founding CEO and president of Pemex Gas y Petroquímica Básica, a large Mexican gas and liquids company, and served as the chief representative of Petróleos Mexicanos during the North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations. He has consulted for the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Dr Alberro taught at universities in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Mexico for 15 years. His research and analyses have been widely published, including in the Global Competition Review and Transnational Dispute Management.
WWL says: José Alberro is an acknowledged market leader with experience of testifying in both investor-state and commercial disputes.
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