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Luis Enrique Graham

Mexico City

Luis Enrique Graham
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Practice Group

For more than 30 years, Luis Enrique Graham has represented companies in domestic and international disputes. He has also worked with clients concerned with investigations and anti-corruption regulations, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and local anti-corruption regulations throughout Latin America.

Luis Enrique is a member of our International Arbitration Steering Committee. He has vast experience in civil and commercial litigation and domestic and international arbitration proceedings (ad hoc, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution, the London Court of International Arbitration, and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, among others).

Luis Enrique is engaged with the Mexican and international law communities. He is a former president of the Mexican Bar Association, member of its Disciplinary Board, and currently co-chairs the Construction Arbitration Committee of Asociación Latinoamericana de Arbitraje. He is also a former member of the Consultation Advisory Committee of the Mexican Ministry of Public Administration (Secretaría de la Función Pública) for anti-corruption matters. He also participates as a Mexican delegate before the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law's working group of Commercial Arbitration and Conciliation.

Since law school he has stood out among his peers. In 1983 he won the "Gabino Barreda Medal," a distinction awarded by his alma mater to the student with the highest grade point average. He is still very active in academia. He delivers courses and training modules in leading universities and has written extensively about international arbitration and anti-corruption. He wrote a well-known book about international arbitration called El Arbitraje Comercial, ed. Themis, and co-authored the Mexican Section of The Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Review, ed. Law Business Research.

Pro bono work is very important to Luis Enrique, he is a member of the "Sin Fronteras" board, a Mexican nonprofit organization providing legal defense to migrants.

"He conveys a sense of self-assurance which we really appreciate."

Chambers, Mexico, Dispute Resolution: Arbitration Band 1

Representative experience

Represented a European company in pro-active FCPA corporate compliance review in Mexico.

Represented one of the world's leading power companies in an ICC arbitration against a Central American state entity involving a construction project.

Defended a state entity in one of the largest ICC arbitrations in Latin America over an oil and gas project in Mexico.

Obtained a compensation relief sought in commercial dispute involving one of the Mexican sports radio shows with the highest ratings.

Conducted an anti-corruption internal investigation for an American technology and consulting corporation with operation in a Latin American country.

Represented a U.S. company in a multimillion dollar arbitration and parallel court proceeding against Mexican entities of the maritime industry.

A dispute involving two different EPC agreements.

Represented one of the largest transformer manufacturers in the Americas in a commercial litigation against an insurance company.

Counseled an American company and operator of luxury hotels in the conduction of an internal investigation due to fraud allegations.

Education and admissions


  • Ph.D., cum laude, Universidad Panamericana, 1998
  • M.A., American University, 1986
  • J.D., summa cum laude, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 1983


  • Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Board Member, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Mexican Section
  • Co-Chair, Construction Arbitration Committee of ALARB
  • Former Member, Dispute Consulting Committee of the North America Free Trade Agreement
  • Former Member, Mexico's Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Public Service
  • Listed Arbitrator by the American Chamber Peru, The International Centre for Dispute Resolution, and the Commercial Mediation and Arbitration Center of the Argentinean Chamber of Commerce.
  • Member, Arbitration and Mediation Commission of the National Chamber of Commerce of Mexico City
  • Member, ICC Latin American Group of Arbitration
  • Member, Trustee of the International Bar Association Foundation, Inc.
  • Mexican Delegate before the UNCITRAL (United Nations) Working Group on International Commercial Arbitration

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Mexico


Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators (Mexico)

Chambers Global


International Arbitration (Latin America-wide)

Chambers Global


Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (Mexico)

Chambers Global


Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Mexico)

Chambers Global


Dispute Resolution: Arbitration

Chambers Latin America


Dispute Resolution: Litigation

Chambers Latin America


Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators (Mexico)

Chambers Latin America


International Arbitration

Chambers Latin America


International Arbitration, Mexico City

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Published Works


International Execution Against Judgment Debtors, Ch. 51
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