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Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended
Litigation 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Humberto Sáenz Marinero is a market-leading disputes lawyer who is regularly involved in cross-border corporate litigation proceedings.

Biography

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 very complex litigations, representing construction companies, industrial companies, financial institutions, government institutions and private individuals, on topics related to telecommunications, construction, banking, insurance, contracts for the provision of services, energy, electricity, cartography, agency, franchise, intellectual property, technology, oil, public works and other areas. He has participated in important cases in administrative and constitutional contentious matters. In this last area, he has participated in constitutional procedings that have involved matters of national importance. 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 an external legal consultant for FOMILENIO I (Millenium Challenge Corporation in El Salvador) since 2011 until its completion and is currently an external legal consultant for FOMILENIO II participating in different construction proceedings. As an advisor to FOMILENIO, he has participated in various Dispute Board Resolution panels in different construction contracts. Mr. Sáenz is a Professor of Commercial Law for “Companies”, “Contracts” and “Commercial Procedures” in different universities in El Salvador.

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Leading practitioner Humberto Sáenz Marinero is a “brilliant lawyer” who excels in construction, energy and constitutional dispute resolution.

Biography

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.

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