José María Abscal
Abascal, Segovia & Asociados, S.C.
Paseo de los Tamarindos No. 90. Torre Arcos I, 12th FL
Mexico City 05120
Mexican Delegate to UNICTRAL since 1985. Chair of the UNICTRAL Working Group on International Arbitration and Conciliation (2000-2006); Commissioner in the United Nations Security Council Compensation Commission E2 panel of neutrals (1996-2003); elaboration of commercial arbitration and bankruptcy laws in Mexico; Professor in the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) 1964-1876; Emeritus Professor of the Universidad Iberoamericana 1968-1997. Former Researcher of the Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas (UNAM) 1964-1965.
Chair of the Mediation and Arbitration Commission of the Mexican Chamber of Commerce of Mexico City (CANACO); Member of the Board and Executive Committee of the AAA; Member of the ICC Latin American Council; Former Member of the LCIA; Former Vice-president of the IACAC; Former Executive Committee member and Vice-president of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA); Member and former chairman of the Mexican Arbitration Institute; Former First Vice President of the Mexican Bar, and chairman of the trade law, ethics and insolvency law commissions
Disputes regarding pier construction at the Panama Canal; hydroelectric and thermoelectric power facilities and electric transmission lines; construction of a dam and sewage systems; waste disposal contract between Canadian investor and a Latin American government; insurance claim for losses of 14 aircrafts; joint ventures or shareholders’ agreement disputes; implementation of commercial software system; international franchise agreements; real estate; derivative claims. As counsel advised in disputes regarding oil refineries, pipelines and platforms; TV cable broadcasting programs and TV cable joint venture and operation systems; radio broadcasting agreements; manufacturing and supply of trucks in Mexico, Canada and Australia; courier services agreement; construction and exploitation of an international bridge in the Mexico-US border; car assembly facility agreement; real estate, hospitality and development agreements