Claus von Wobeser, Founding Partner Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C., Mexico City. Dr von Wobeser obtained his Law Degree (JD equivalent) from the Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City and a Doctorate of Law in Commercial and European Law Studies from the Université de Droit, d'Economie et de Sciences Sociales in Paris. His dispute resolution experience includes having served as Vice President of the International Court of Arbitration, Co Chair IBA Arbitration Committee, President of the Arbitration Commission Mexican Chapter of ICC and he is currently member of the Panel of Arbitrators of ICSID, among others. He has represented Mexican and foreign companies in international arbitrations as per the rules of the ICC, AAA, UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, ICSID, and NAFTA. He has also served as arbitrator under the rules of the ICC, AAA, ICDR, Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission, Hong Kong International Arbitration Center and LCIA. His experience also includes investor state arbitration cases under UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, ICSID and ICSID Additional Facility Mechanism.
Education, Professional Affiliations and Academic Activities
He obtained his Law Degree (JD equivalent), Escuela Libre de Derecho (ELD), Mexico City, 1979.
He obtained his Doctorate of Law in Commercial & European Law Studies, Université de Droit, d'Economie et de Sciences Sociales, Paris, 1983.
Member of the Arbitration Court of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) (1982-1988).
President of the Arbitration Commission, Mexican Chapter (ICC) (1987 - 2016).
Arbitration professor at the Escuela Libre de Derecho (ELD) (1994- present).
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) (1998 - present).
Member of the Mexican Mediation Institute (IMM) (2000 - present).
Chairman of the Mexican Bar Association (BMA) (2001 - 2002).
Member of the Board of Directors of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) (2003 - 2015).
Chair of the Mediation Sub Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) (2003 - 2004).
Co-Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) (2005 - 2006).
Member of the Mexican Institute of Arbitration (IMA) (2005 – present).
Vice President of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) (2006 - 2015).
Arbitrator of the Panel appointed by the President of the World Bank and the Administrative Counsel of the International Center for the Setllement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) (2011 – present).
Board member of SICANA (2015-present).
Member of the governing body of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) (2015- present).
Court Member to the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) (2016-present).