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Distinguished Lecture: International Business Law & Arbitration: Current Issues & Future Directions

The Institute for Transnational Law invites you to attend a distinguished lecture featuring Roberto Aguirre Luzi and Humberto Padilla González, two alums of the Law School’s LL.M. Program. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Patricia Hansen, a prominent scholar in the area of international economic law. The topic of the lecture is the intersection of international business law and arbitration.

Lunch will be served.

Registration is required. Register online.

Speaker Bios

Roberto Aguirre Luzi (LL.M. ’03) specializes in counseling multinational corporations on complex arbitration. A partner in King & Spalding’s International Arbitration practice, Roberto is experienced in administrative and civil law, government contracts, oil and gas contracts, public utilities, and power and infrastructure projects. Roberto represents clients in complex arbitrations before the World Bank Group’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes and UN Commission on International Trade Law, as well as in arbitration under the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and International Chamber of Commerce rules. Roberto also has extensive experience in civil and administrative law, government contracts, oil and gas contracts, public utilities, and power and infrastructure projects.

Humberto Padilla González (LL.M. ’06) is a partner in Morgan Lewis’s Houston office. He represents clients in a broad range of cross-border matters including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, international commercial finance transactions, and contractual and simple operational matters throughout Latin America. Further, he often assists clients with respect to internal compliance investigations under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), as well as data privacy issues. Humberto is also part of a cross-practice Global Workforce team providing integrated cross-border advice, counseling, and strategic planning on labor, employment, benefits, and immigration issues in Latin America.

Patricia Hansen has taught at the University of Texas School of Law since 1994. She currently holds the J. Waddy Bullion Professorship in Law and is Director of the dual degree program in Law and Latin American Studies. A prominent scholar in the area of international economic law, Professor Hansen has published articles on the interplay between international economic law and environmental and consumer protection and dispute settlement in regional trade agreements. She has also worked on projects aimed at strengthening the rule of law in Latin America, and is a member of the American Law Institute and former Member of the Board of Directors of the U.S.-Mexico Bar Association. She teaches courses on international trade; international business transactions; trade & investment in Latin America; trade, environment & human rights; federal civil procedure; and legal and political reform in Latin America. She holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and an M.P.A. from Princeton University.

Event series: Distinguished Lecture