Mr. Sáenz is a partner at Novis Estudio Legal. He has a JS.D. in private law from the
Autonomous University of Barcelona (Cum Laude); Master of Laws from the Autonomous
University of Barcelona (Cum Laude); Postgraduate in Business International
Transactions of the Anahuac University of the South of Mexico; Master of Business
Administration with specialization in finance at ISEADE-FEPADE in El Salvador (Cum
Laude). He graduated from University Dr. José Matías Delgado in El Salvador, 1997 (Cum
Laude). Mr. Sáenz has participated as a counsel in more than 60 national and international arbitrations proceedings, and has been nominated as an arbitrator in more than 30 local and international arbitrations proceedings, both institutional and ad hoc, on topics related to telecommunications, construction industry, banking, contracts for the provision of services, energy, electricity, cartography and satellite, safe services and industry. His arbitration practice has been developed in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Mexico and the United States. He has represented the State of El Salvador in 2 ICSID arbitration proceedings: a) ICSID case No. ARB/09/12. Subject of the dispute: mining; and b) ICSID case No. ARB/13/18. Matter of the dispute: electricity generation. Has been appointed as part of the ad-hoc Committee in the ICSID proceeding NextEra vs España, No. ARB714/11. Arbitrator appointed by the State of El Salvador before ICSID. Has been an external legal consultant for FOMILENIO I (Millenium Challenge Corporation in El Salvador) and is currently an external legal consultant for FOMILENIO II. As an advisor to FOMILENIO, he has participated in various Dispute Board Resolution panels in different construction contracts.