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Erick Emmanuel Clavel Benítez

Mexico City

Erick Emmanuel Clavel Benítez
English, French, Spanish
Practice Group

Erick Clavel offers bold, innovative, and swift solutions. He focuses on both international and domestic commercial arbitration, as well as on civil and commercial litigation. He is also skilled in antitrust and anti-corruption matters. Erick takes ownership of his clients' cases by studying and understanding their businesses and goals.

Erick recently graduated from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM). During law school, he was granted a scholarship for his academic accomplishments and received two more scholarships to study at the University of Paris. Shortly after graduation, he joined Hogan Lovells where he has represented and advised companies in, among many others, insurance, pharmaceutical, agro-business, IT, construction, and infrastructure industries. He recently represented a scientific international NGO and a global conglomerate in complex arbitration matters. Along with other members of key practice areas, he strives to secure victories and to develop strategies to put his clients' minds at ease with accurate and prompt legal advice.

Erick's diverse background strengthens his legal skills. His past experience includes being appointed as Chairman of the 2012 G-20 Youth Summit by the former President of Mexico, a champion in debate competitions, team captain of international and domestic arbitration and criminal moot court competitions, and served as the youngest certified expert witness before the State's Judiciary.

In his quest to become a better lawyer, Erick is heavily involved in academia. He currently teaches arbitration at his alma mater and is head coach of the team competing at the world's most prestigious international arbitration moot court competition on behalf of it. He frequently authors papers and is invited as a speaker in legal forums.

Representative Experience

Represent international scientific endeavor in ad hoc arbitration proceedings in Washington, D.C.

Secure victory for reinsurance company in international arbitration against one of the world's largest insurance companies.

Represent global conglomerate in arbitration stemming from an acquisition.

Develop strategy for major contractor to prevent a potential dispute in an oil and gas infrastructure project.

Advise global company in FCPA investigation in Peru.

Advise companies in merger control and other antitrust-related proceedings.

Assist in providing antitrust training to major consumer electronics company.

Advise trade insurance company in his capacity as creditor in Mexico's most prominent oil and gas contractor bankruptcy proceedings.

Education and admissions


  • Law Degree, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, 2013


  • Member, CAM/CANACO Youth in Arbitration Forum
  • Member, ICC Young Arbitration Forum
  • Member, G-8 & G-20 Youth Summits International Organization

Latest thinking and events

Published Works

Breve Reflexión en Torno a las Diligencias para Mejor Proveer en el Arbitraje Comercial Privado en México

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