Orlando F Cabrera C

Hogan Lovells



Mexico City

With more than 10 years of experience, Orlando advises governments and corporate investors on dispute resolution, political risk management, in mining, energy, telecommunications, finance, construction, transport, national security, real estate assets, and government contracting.

English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

Accelerated Route to Fellowship, March 2018

LL.M. in Energy and Environmental Law, May 2017 (CONACYT- Ministry of Energy Scholarship, full academic scholarship for excellence)

Certificate in Energy Law, August – December 2014

Certificate in Telecommunications & Antitrust Law, February – October 2014
Certificate in Telecommunications Law, February – October 2013

LL.B., specialized in international law, magna cum laude, June 2009
UDLAP Scholarship, full-tuition scholarship for excellence, Arx, Honor Society

UNIVERSITÉ DE MONTRÉAL(UDEM) Montréal, Canada, January – May 2008

Certificate in Law and Globalization, October 2004 – March 2005


The Extrinsic Factors of World Trade That Galvanized Mexican Public-Private Arbitration During the Pre-NAFTA Years and the Evolution of the Safeguard of Public Interest, with A. Orta, in LEX MERCATORIA PUBLICA (Oxford forthcoming)

El Futuro del Arbitraje Internacional en la Era de la Inteligencia Artificial (Tirant México)

The Construction Disputes Law Review: Mexico, with L.E. Graham Tapia, J.A. Duenas Rodríguez and A. García Morineau (The Law Reviews)

Mexico: International Arbitration 2019, with L. E. Graham Tapia (The ICLG to: International Arbitration Laws and Regulations)

Mexico, in ENFORCEMENT OF FOREIGN JUDGMENTS (Kluwer Law International BV 2016)

Sovereign Wealth Funds and their Regulation under International Law and Investment Arbitration, in FORO DE ARBITRAJE DE INVERSIÓN (UNAM-IIJ 2013)


Indigenous peoples’ rights and large-scale development: Avoiding unexpected risks in the Americas, ENGAGE (2021)

Foreign investors harmed by trade measures may find relief by bringing investment arbitration claims, with J. Stoel, J. F. Torres Landa and M. Jacobson, ENGAGE (2020)

Actions to mitigate company’s risks, with O. Guerrero, MUNDO EJECUTIVO (2020)
The USMCA enters into force: a glimpse into its investment chapter, coauthor, HOGAN LOVELLS ARBLOG (2020)

How Peru Embraced Transparency In Arbitration, LAW360 (2020)

The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement: the new gold standard to enforce investment treaty protection?, COLUMBIA FDI PERSPECTIVES (2020)

Brazil Allows Arbitration in Public Contracts in the Port, Road, Rail, Waterway And Airport Sectors, KLUWER ARBITRATION BLOG (2019)

Mexico Joins ICSID: A Coherent and Consistent History Underpinning the Rule of Law But Not Investment, 11 WORLD ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION REVIEW (2018)

The New Argentinian Law on International Commercial Arbitration, CIARB NEWS (2018)

The Fourth Arbitrator: The Gray Scale in the Role of the Administrative Secretary, 9 REVISTA ECUATORIANA DE ARBITRAJE (2018)

From NAFTA to USMCA: New Era Arbitration, (LATINVEX, 2018)

Del TLCAN (NAFTA) al USMCA: La nueva era del arbitraje de inversión, (CIAR Global 2018)

Increasing Cross-Border Trade in Electricity by NAFTA’s Renegotiation, 39 ENERGY LAW JOURNAL (EBA, 2018)

The Arbitrability of Administrative Contracts in Latin America: A Raging Sea to Explore, 7 LIMA ARBITRATION, (2018)

The Applicable Law to the Arbitration Agreement, 84 PAUTA (ICC, 2018)

The Promise of Renewable Energy Microgrids for Rural Latin America GUARINI CENTER (2017)

The Failure of Class Actions: The Effects on Consumers, IDC (2016)

Bestiary of Mexican State Contracts: Treatise on Various Real and Mythical Kinds of Arbitration, with A. Orta (TRAN SNATIONAL DISPUTE MANAGEMENT 2016)

Arbitration in the Mexican Banking and Financial System, with E. Ortega, A. Nieto, J.C. Zamora (ICC BUSINESS BULLETIN MEXICO 2016)

Prevention impedes Punitive Damages, 361 IDC Asesor Jurídico Corporativo (GRUPO EXPANSIÓN 2015)

Dispute Resolution in Construction Contracts, 75 PAUTA (ICC MEXICO 2015)

Mexican State Contracts and International Arbitration, 2 BOLETÍN ARBITRAJE (2015)

Challenges and Opportunities in the Draft of the Water Law, 346 IDC (2015)

The Freedom of Arbitrators to Conduct Collective Proceedings When the Rules are Silent: Considerations in the Wake of the Abaclat Decision, 6 (1) JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL DISPUTE SETTLEMENT (2015)

From Medieval Equity Courts to ICSID Tribunals: Judicial Innovation, Collective Mass Claims Actions and Consent to Arbitrate, 6 LIMA ARBITRATION (2015)

Promising Energy Future, 85 PETRÓLEO Y ENERGÍA (2015)

Bidding of 2 TV Channels, 44 ABOGADO CORPORATIVO (2014)

The New Electric Sector and the Clean Energy Certificates: Business Opportunities, 24 REVISTA DE ENERGÍAS RENOVABLES (2014)

International Turnkey Contract: a Windfall for the Mexican Infrastructure, 6 REVISTA DE DERECHO PRIVADO (2014)

The Telecommunications Reform and Other Policies that Impact both the Internet and the ICTs for the Economic Development of Mexico, 5 COMPUTER TELECOMMUNICATIONS LAW REVIEW (Sweet & Maxwell, UK, 2014)

La Reforma en Telecomunicaciones y Otras Políticas que Impactan tanto al Internet como a las TICs para el Desarrollo Económico de México, 69 PAUTA (ICC México 2014)

The Construction of Pari Passu Clauses in the Sovereign Debt: Certitude for Investors, 35 ABOGADO CORPORATIVO (2013)

Regulations of the Public-Private Partnerships Law: Another Turn to the Screw, with W. Luna, 33 ABOGADO CORPORATIVO (2013)

International Bidding Procedures of Petroleum in Mexico, IP NEWSLETTER (2011)

Petrobras and the Oil Regulation in Brazil, 55 PETRÓLEO Y ENERGÍA (2011)

Reforms to the Mexican Arbitration Law, 29 REVISTA DE ARBITRAGEM E MEDIAÇÃO (2011)

Law and Arbitration of Oil and Gas Disputes in Brazil and Mexico, with E. Silva, 9 OIL GAS AND ENERGY LAW JOURNAL (2011)

Lion v. Mexico: Denial of Justice and Access to a Defense, Illustrious and National College of Lawyers, 19 January 2022

Artificial Intelligence in Arbitration in Youthquake: how the arbitration world will change when the new generation leads, organized by ICC and the International Court of Arbitration, 14 December 2021.

"Pursuing a career in international arbitration," organized by the Costa Rican Young Arbitrators, 12 October 2021.

"International Arbitration with Public Entities" organized by DIS40, CAM CANACO, and Comité Colombiano de Arbitraje, 19 October 2021.

Diversity in Arbitration Week: Charting the Way – AIAC's Diversity in Arbitration Week 2021 organized by the Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), July 2021.

Constituting an Arbitral Tribunal organized by the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí, June 12, 2021.

Strategies for an Efficient Document Production organized by the Peruvian Institute of Arbitration, April 22, 2021

Annual Spring Conference organized by the American Bar Association (ABA), April 14, 2021

Evidence in Int’l. Arb., Associates’ Course of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, CIArb, April 10, 2021

The New IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in Int’l. Arb., CANACO, April 8, 2021

Cybersecurity in Int’l. Arbitration, ICDR Y&I, March 25, 2021

YMG World Tour: Central America and South America Seminars, January 26 and February 4, 2021

Applicable Law in Investment Arbitration, Cajamarca Bar Association, Dec. 10, 2020

The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics in Int’l Arb., Tech ADR Summit, Oct 15, 20

Reply to the Covid-19 Standstill of Public Works in Latin America, Derecho y Sociedad, Sep 5, 2020 Document Production, Int’l Congress of Legal Skills in Int’l. Arb., Sep 4, 2020

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, UDLAP & Jenkins Graduate School, July 23, 2020 Claims in Investment Arb. Concerning COVID, Rabaza, Alcázar y de las Casas, May 22, 2020

Interim Measures in Arbitration: Characteristics and Effects in Times of COVID-19, Centro de Arbitraje de Mexico 14 de mayo de2020

The Blurred Future of Investment Arbitration, Hogan Lovells Dialogues in International Arbitration, Nueva York, 18 feb. 2020

Investment arbitration, indigenous peoples rights and climate change, ICC YAF, Lima, Peru, September 21, 2019 Technology in Int’l. Arbitration, Young ICCA + ICC YAF, Santiago de Chile, August 22, 2019

Associate’s Program Training on Int’l. Arbitration, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) North American Branch (NAB), Miami, April 28, 2019.

Technology in International Arbitration, Young ICCA + ICC YAF, Mexico City, March 27, 2019

The Quantum of Damages in Investment Arbitration, Centro Internacional de Arbitraje, AMCHAM, Peru, December 15, 2018.

The Pro-arbitration Principle in the New York Convention, Costa Rican Young Arbitrators, Costa Rica, November 16, 2018

Congress and Retreat, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Atlanta, Georgia, November 14, 2018

Arbitration and Electronic Commerce, Costa Rican Young Arbitrators, Costa Rica, October 11, 2018

The USMCA: Novel Features of the Investment Chapter, UNAM-ENJ-AMEDIP-CANACO, October 6, 2018

Evidence in International Arbitration, ICC YAF, Lima, Peru, July 7, 2016

Turnkey Contracts, VII Certification in International Commerce, ICC Mexico and Escuela Libre de Derecho, May 23, 2016

Strategies and Defenses for the Termination of Oil Contracts, Potentia, April 26, 2016

Introduction to Investment Arbitration, a Practical Approach, Foro CAM-CANACO, April 21, 2016

Reforms to the Works Law, Ibáñez Parkman Abogados, March 30, 2016
Arbitration in the Banking and Financial System, ICC YAF, February 11, 2016

The Freedom of Arbitrators to Conduct Collective Proceedings, Institute of the Federal Judiciary Branch, Oct 23, 2015

Punitive Damages a Comparative View, ANADE, Mexico, September 30, 2015

Public Contracts and Investment and Commercial Arbitration, ANADE, Mexico, August 25, 2015

Turnkey Contract, IV Certification in Int’l. Commerce, ICC Mexico and Escuela Libre de Derecho, May 19, 2015

Turnkey Contract, ANADE, México, November 20, 2014

Investment Arbitration, Mexican Supreme Court of Justice, Chiapas, July 1, 2014

Judicial Assistance to Arbitration, Institute of the Federal Judiciary Branch, May 28 and 29, 2014

Turnkey Contracts, V Certification in International Commerce, ICC Mexico and Escuela Libre de Derecho, May 21, 2014

Investment Arbitration Challenges in Costa Rica, University of Costa Rica, October 18, 2013

ICTs and the Internet’s impact on economic growth in Mexico, ICC Commission on Digital Economy, Oct 10, 2013

U.S. and International Law Experience in Class Action Arbitration, CAM/CANACO Young Arbitrators Forum, Aug 22, 2013

Turnkey Contracts, VI Certification in Int’l. Commerce, ICC Mexico and Escuela Libre de Derecho, May 21, 2013

Introduction to Class Actions in Mexico and Comparative Law, Mexican Class Action Seminar, Sep 27-28, 2012
The Protection of Foreign Investors through Arbitration: The Mexican Experience, ICC, January 26, 2012 Generic Service Contract for Hydrocarbons, Petroleum Conference of Mexico, July 19, 2011

Invitee, “Punitive Damages: New Risk for Mexican Companies?” on Judiciary Channel (112 IZZI ; 639 SKY ; 731 Dish), Perspectiva Derecho de Empresa, October 8, 2015

Invitee, “Telecommunications Reform,” on TV Educativa (Channel 412), Mundo Jurídico, April 10 and 14, 2013

Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)

Former Secretary of the North American Branch of CIArb

Steering Committee Member, Tashkent International Arbitration Centre (TIAC) 45
Rising Arbitrators Initiative

Associate to the Madrid Court of Arbitration,

Former Young ICCA Events Coordinator,

International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA),

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

ICC Institute of World Business Law


Young Arbitrators Forum of CAM/ CANACO

Public Contracts in Legal Globalization; Young OGEMID.

Listed arbitrator by the Cámara de Comercio de Lima (Lima Chamber of Commerce), the International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration and the Panama Conciliation and Arbitration Centre.

Having studied law in Canada, Mexico, and the United States of America, and fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French, Orlando counsels clients in international dispute resolution seamlessly across borders and languages.

Leveraging his knowledge of common and civil law jurisdictions, Orlando draws on his deep understanding of complex domestic and international disputes to effectively represent clients in ICSID, ICC, ICDR, LCIA, UNCITRAL, CANACO and Arbitration Center of Mexico (CAM) arbitrations throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America.

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.

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