Luis Fernando Rodríguez

Luis Fernando Rodríguez works as a lawyer, arbitrator, and consultant in investment and commercial arbitrations. He is the managing partner of Wonders & Co SLP, a law firm fully specialized in the resolution of international disputes.

Luis Fernando acts in arbitrations under the main rules (ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, etc.) at the principal arbitration seats (Paris, London, The Hague, Washington, etc.) in multimillion cases involving companies or states from Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. He has direct expertise in disputes concerning engineering projects and complex cross-border transactions in the sectors of telecommunications, healthcare, automotive, gambling, mining, financial services, energy, and construction.

A Stanford University graduate (LL.M., Class 2013), Luis Fernando completed his Ph.D. studies from 2008 to 2012, while working as a researcher at Harvard, Oxford, and other world-class universities. He is the author of a few books and chapters on ADR mechanisms. He currently teaches international arbitration and comparative contract law at several universities and is a frequent speaker on these topics.

Luis Fernando is founder and President of the Rafael del Pino Club of Arbitrators.

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Corporate Experience

Until 2020 Luis Fernando worked at the international arbitration boutique Armesto & Asociados, providing legal and secretarial support to arbitral tribunals.

Prior to that, Luis Fernando worked at Baker Botts (UK) LLP in London, as a member of the legal teams representing clients in disputes involving companies and state-owned entities in the construction, energy, and pharma sectors.

He also spent two years in California, working on federal and state litigation at Rodriguez & Associates, a leading law firm of trial attorneys.

Academic Experience

• Investment arbitration, Máster Universitario en Abogacía Internacional (LL.M.). Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

• Adjunct Professor, International commercial arbitration, Máster en Derecho (LL.M.). IE University

• Coach for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Máster en Derecho (LL.M.). IE University

• Comparative contract law, Double degree on Law & Business. IE University

• Mediación civil y mercantil, Máster en Mediación. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

• Práctica procesal constitucional, protección de derechos fundamentales, internacional y de la Unión Europea, Máster de Acceso a la Abogacía (LL.M.). Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

Academic Background

• Ph.D., Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia. Summa cum laude (by unanimity). 2013

• LL.M., Stanford University. Stanford Law School. 2013

• Visiting Fellow, Hong Kong University. Law & Technology Centre. 2012

• Visiting Doctoral Student, University of Oxford. Oxford Internet Institute. 2011

• Visiting Researcher, Harvard Law School. Institute for Global Law & Policy. 2010

• LL.B., Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. 2007

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