Orlando F. Cabrera C.

Orlando F. Cabrera C.

Mexico City

Email orlando.cabrera@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +52 55 5091 0087

Fax +52 55 5091 0123

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, French, Portuguese

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Leveraging his knowledge of common and civil law jurisdictions, and his fluency in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French, Orlando F. Cabrera C. counsels international arbitration clients seamlessly across borders and languages.

Having studied law in Canada, Mexico, and the United States, Orlando draws on his deep understanding of complex domestic and international disputes to effectively represent clients in ICSID, ICC, LCIA, and UNCTRAL arbitrations throughout Latin America, North America, and Europe.

With more than ten years of experience, Orlando, a listed arbitrator by the Arbitration Center of the Lima Chamber of Commerce and the International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration, advises governments and corporate investors on dispute resolution and political risk management.

Approaching each matter with profound intellectual curiosity, Orlando, an associate to the Madrid Court of Arbitration, represents clients in mining, energy, telecommunications, finance, construction, transport, national security, real estate assets, and government contracting. 

Orlando, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and Board Secretary of CIArb’s North American Branch (NAB), frequently writes, speaks, and organizes events on international arbitration. He currently serves as a Young ICCA Events Coordinator. 

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, 2009

Exchange Law Student, Université de Montréal, 2008


Board Secretary, North American Branch (NAB) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

Member, International Law Association (ILA)

Member, New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)

Member, American Bar Association (ABA)

Member, Energy Bar Association (EBA)

Member, National Association of Company Lawyers (ANADE)

Member, Arbitration Committee, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

Events Coordinator, Young ICCA

Member, LCIA's Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)

Member, Young Arbitrators Forum of CAM/CANACO

Member, Public Contracts in Legal Globalization

Member, Young OGEMID

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.

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

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

Representing 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.

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

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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