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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

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Carlos Martínez Betanzos is internationally recognised as a standout figure in the arbitration field and wins praise for his ability to have a “great overview of all the important parts of a case”.


Carlos E Martínez Betanzos is counsel at Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez and member of the firm's arbitration and dispute resolution practice. His practice is focused on major international arbitrations (commercial and investor-state), cross-border litigation proceedings, as well as public international law matters. He also counsels clients in connection with anti-corruption regulations, compliance programmes and investigations.

Carlos has over 15 years of experience in dispute resolution, spending 10 years of his professional practice in New York working at three global law firms and as an international arbitration case counsel at the ICDR. His experience includes the management of over 150 international arbitration and mediation matters at the ICDR and he has participated in disputes related to a wide range of industries and practices, including M&A transactions, construction and infrastructure projects, energy, investor-state, among others, under diverse arbitration rules such as the ICDR, ICC, PCA, UNCITRAL and ICSID.

Carlos is a member of the global advisory board of ICDR Y&I, the ICDR advisory committee for Mexico and he is the IBA young lawyers committee national representative for Mexico, among other organisations such as Young ICCA, Young ITA and ICC YAF. He is also a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the Mexican association for corporate counsel (ANADE).

He is a professor of alternative dispute resolution at Iberoamerican University in Mexico City. Carlos is also an alumnus of The Centre for American and International Law and attended the 42nd Academy for American and International Law in 2005.

Carlos received his law degree from the Autonomous Institute of Technology of Mexico (ITAM) in 2003 and obtained his LLM degree from New York University school of law (international legal studies) in 2008.

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