Orlando F. Cabrera C.

Orlando F. Cabrera C.

Senior Associate
Mexico City

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +52 55 5091 0087

Fax +52 55 5091 0123

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, French, Portuguese

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Having studied law in Canada, Mexico, and the United States of America, and fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French, Orlando counsels governments and corporate investors in international dispute resolution and investigations seamlessly across borders and languages.

With more than 10 years of experience, Orlando draws on his deep understanding of complex domestic and international disputes to effectively represent clients in ICSID, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, UNCITRAL, CANACO and Arbitration Center of Mexico (CAM) arbitrations in mining, energy, telecommunications, finance, construction, transport, national security, real estate assets, and government contracting. He frequently writes, speaks, and organizes events on international arbitration. 

Orlando is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and former Board Secretary of CIArb's North American Branch (NAB), a listed arbitrator by the Tashkent International Arbitration Centre (TIAC), the Arbitration Center of the Lima Chamber of Commerce, the International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration, and the Panama Conciliation and Arbitration Centre, an ICC Mexico Delegate to the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, ICC Committee Member on the Proposal of Arbitrators, and an associate to the Madrid Court of Arbitration. Before, he served as Young ICCA Events Coordinator. He teaches investment arbitration at Universidad Iberoamericana.

Prior to joining the Hogan Lovells Mexico City office, Orlando started in the international arbitration practice of the firm's Miami office. He divides his time between these two offices. Orlando also previously served as a legal intern in the New York State Supreme Court.

Education and admissions


LL.M., New York University School of Law, 2017

LL.B., Universidad de las Américas Puebla, magna cum laude, 2009

Exchange Law Student, Université de Montréal, 2008


Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

Member, International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA)

Member, Rising Arbitrators Initiative

Member, ICC Committee on the Proposal of Arbitrators

Steering Committee Member, Tashkent International Arbitration Centre (TIAC) 45

Member, Latin American Arbitration Association (ALARB)

Bar admissions and qualifications


Representative experience

Representing a North American gas pipeline company in two LCIA arbitrations and related court proceedings against a Latin American State entity concerning contract termination.

Acting as an arbitral secretary in an ICDR arbitration under the laws of California and the seat in San Diego. The dispute concerns a major real estate project. 

Representing a Spanish investor in an ICSID arbitration against a Central American country related to the revocation of permits of a food processing company.

Representing a Jamaican investor in an UNCITRAL arbitration against a Caribbean country. The dispute concerns the expropriation of a waste management facility.

Represented a Latin American country in an ICSID arbitration related to the expropriation of real estate assets for the development of an ecotourism project.

Represented a Spanish investor in an ICSID arbitration against a Latin American country. The dispute concerns a vehicle technical review concession.

Represented a Latin American country in an ICSID arbitration related to the expropriation of a mining concession.

Representing a Latin American country in an ICSID arbitration related to the expropriation and unfair treatment of a brokerage house.

Sole arbitrator in a CANACO arbitration concerning breach of contract and related claims arising out of real estate assets.

Represented a gas company in an ICC arbitration arising out of a gas supply contract.*

Represented a Mexican company in an ICC arbitration arising out of a joint venture agreement breached by a French company. The seat of arbitration was Zurich, Switzerland.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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