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Global Leader

Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Cecilia Flores Rueda is “a sharp arbitrator” who impresses with her leading expertise in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.


Cecilia Flores Rueda established FloresRueda Abogados, a dispute resolution boutique, after several years as arbitration and litigation counsel, including as head of the arbitration practice at leading international and local firms. Before that, she also acted as secretary general for the Mediation and Arbitration Centre of the Mexico City National Chamber of Commerce (CANACO).

Cecilia handles complex and high-stake international and domestic arbitration cases, and represents clients before federal and local courts. Cecilia acts in arbitration as both a party representative and an arbitrator, and focuses her practice on issues related to energy, infrastructure projects, construction, trust, joint ventures, transportation and logistics, insurance and reinsurance, cases involving governmental entities, among many others.

Cecilia's experience both in arbitration and litigation matters enables her to appear before courts in proceedings requesting and enforcing interim measures, as well as proceedings seeking the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards. Her value to clients lies in her ability to frequently draw upon experience in order to formulate creative solutions to complex issues.

For more than 20 years Cecilia has been professor of the arbitration course on the master's degree business course at LaSalle University. Recently, she was invited as arbitration professor to the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

She is editor of the Diccionario Enciclopédico de Arbitraje Comercial, a comprehensive work considered one of a kind in the arbitration world.

She graduated, with honours, from the Universidad Panamericana, where she also completed postgraduate studies on international commercial law. She obtained her master's degree, with honours, at the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. She is admitted to the Mexican Bar (1999).

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WWL Ranking: Recommended
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