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Eduardo Lobatón Guzman brings deep understanding, clear thinking and practical answer to represent his clients’ most contentious matters. Eduardo focuses his practice in international commercial and investment arbitration, as well as civil and commercial litigation. Eduardo takes ownership of cases, understanding clients’ business and objectives, and offers bold, novel, and timely legal solutions.
Eduardo is skilled in both civil and common law. Since joining Hogan Lovells, Eduardo has represented and advised clients in ICSID, ICC, LCIA, ICDR, UNCITRAL, CANACO and Mexico Arbitration Center (CAM) arbitrations, and commercial litigations in diverse industries, including insurance, construction, infrastructure, energy, food, automotive, and IT.
Eduardo graduated top of his class and summa cum laude from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM). He received an LL.M. from Columbia Law School, where he graduated as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and was a recipient of the Parker School Certificate for Achievement in International and Comparative Law. He holds a certificate in transnational legal studies from the Georgetown Center for Transnational Legal Studies and a postgraduate degree in Amparo Law from Universidad Panamericana. Eduardo’s academic background includes the captaincy of his university’s international arbitration team for two consecutive years and obtaining an honorable mention for his performance in the competition. He also received the CENEVAL Award for Excellence in Performance in the law degree exam.
Eduardo regularly writes and speaks on international arbitration and litigation topics. He currently serves as Young ITA’s Co-Chair for Mexico and Central America, founded Mexico Arbitration Week, and served as Head Coordinator of the Young Arbitrators Forum of CAM/CANACO. He is also part of the Editorial Board of the Law Review published by the Mexico Arbitration Center.
Representing three companies with North American investment in three LCIA arbitration proceedings against a Mexican State-owned company, regarding the construction of certain natural gas pipelines.
Representing a U.S. investor in an ICSID arbitration against Mexico in a NAFTA legacy claim regarding the expropriation of a concession for the operation of railway tracks.
Representing a Central American country in investment treaty arbitration related to the expropriation of real estate assets for a tourism project.
Advising a U.S. investor in an ICSID arbitration against Mexico under NAFTA related to interference with claimants’ casino business.
Representing a Canadian investor in a high-value arbitration against the Government of Mexico for breach of its NAFTA obligations related to the expropriation of a concession of taximeters.
Representing a transnational company in a CAM arbitration based in New York against a real estate developer, derived from certain license agreements with highly specialized technology.
Representing a worldwide company in the food industry in a CANACO arbitration regarding the payment of a contingent fee.
Advising the largest construction company in the world in a commercial dispute with an approximate value of US$750m in an energy infrastructure project.
Representing a Colombia-based government agency in charge of developing the country’s infrastructure in an ICC arbitration, brought by a concessionaire of a road construction project.
Representing an insurance company in a litigation related to the nullity of insurance policies, against a government institution, for an amount greater than 600 million pesos.
- LL.M., Columbia Law School, 2022
- Diploma in Constitutional Law (Amparo), Universidad Panamericana, 2019
- Law Degree, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, summa cum laude, 2017
- Certificate in Transnational Legal Studies, Georgetown University Law Center, 2016
- Founder, Mexico Arbitration Week
- Co-Chair for Mexico and Central America, Young ITA
- Editorial Board, Revista Jurídica del Centro de Arbitraje de México
- Former Head Coordinator, Young Arbitrators Forum of CAM/CANACO