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Victor M. Ruiz

Victor acts as counsel and as arbitrator in domestic and international arbitrations involving disputes under contracts for the international sale of goods, share purchase agreements, M&A transactions, shareholders’ agreements, joint venture contracts, energy and infrastructure projects, distributorship and franchise agreements.

Victor also frequently acts as counsel before local and federal courts in commercial cases and in arbitration related litigation.

Victor was recently elected Vice President of ICC México’s Commission on Arbitration and ADR for the 2017-2019 term. Victor is also a member of the Instituto Mexicano del Arbitraje and the current Chair of theCommercial Law Commission of the Mexican Bar Association (Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados, A.C.)

Education

Law Degree - Faculty of Law Autonomous University of Baja California 2000

LL.M. in Dispute Resolution - Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law 2007

Ph.D candidate, UNAM Legal Research Institute (Thesis: Arbitration of Corporate Disputes in Mexico)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Vice President, ICC Mexico’s Commission on Arbitration and ADR (2017-2019 term) Member, Instituto Mexicano del Arbitraje (Since 2013)

Chair of the Commercial Law Commission, Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados, A.C., (2015 – )

Mexican Member, ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR (Paris, France) (Since 2013)

Member, CANACO Arbitration and Mediation Commission (Since 2014)

Mexican Member, Grupo Latinoamericano de Arbitraje de la CCI (Since 2008)

Member, Instituto Mexicano de Mejores Prácticas Corporativas, A.C.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

a) As Arbitrator

• As Chairman of the Arbitral Tribunal in an LCIA Arbitration between a engineering and construction consortium and a state-owned utility company, under a Public Works Agreement governed by Mexican Law. (Place of Arbitration: México City) (Language: Spanish)

• As Chairman of the Arbitral Tribunal in a UNCITRAL Arbitration between a Scandinavian producer of personal hygiene products and a Central American distributor, under a contract governed by Mexican law (UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods). (Place of arbitration: Mexico City)

• As Chairman of the Arbitral Tribunal in the second ICC Arbitration between a US marine and rail terminal operator and a Mexican maritime logistics and transportation company under a Stock Purchase Agreement, governed by Mexican law. (Place of Arbitration: New York, U.S.A.) (Language: English)

• As Chairman of the Arbitral Tribunal in an ad-hoc UNCITRAL arbitration between a Mexican real estate developer and a Mexican real estate investor, under a Joint Venture Agreement governed by Mexican law. (Place of Arbitration: Mexico City) (Language: Spanish)

• As Chairman of the Arbitral Tribunal in a CANACO Arbitration between two Mexican companies and a Chinese maritime engineering and construction company under a Construction Services Contract for the construction of an offshore platform in the Gulf of Mexico. (Place of arbitration: México City) (Language: English)

• As a Sole Arbitrator in an ICC Arbitration between a Dutch investment fund and a Mexican manufacturer of food products and its shareholders under a Shareholders’ Agreement governed by Mexican law. (Place of arbitration: Mexico City) (Language: Spanish)

• As a Sole Arbitrator in an ICC Arbitration between a Canadian Mining Company and a Mexican concession holder and operator under a Joint Venture Agreement governed by Mexican law. (Place of arbitration: Mexico City) (Language: Spanish) 3

• As Sole Arbitrator in a CANACO Arbitration between a Mexican construction company and a Mexican manufacturer of specialized ducts and transmissions under a works contract governed by Mexican law. (Place of Arbitration: Hermosillo, México) (Language: Spanish)

• As a Co-arbitrator in the third ICC Arbitration between a US marine and rail terminal operator and a Mexican maritime logistics and transportation company under a Stock Purchase Agreement, governed by Mexican law. (Place of Arbitration: New York, U.S.A.) (Languange: English)

• As a Co-arbitrator in an ICDR Arbitration between a US manufacturer of sports medicine products and a Mexican distributor and sports medicine clinic, under a Distribution Agreement governed by the laws of New Mexico, USA. (Place of arbitration: Houston, Texas) (Language: English)

• As a Co-arbitrator in an ICC Arbitration between a Mexican subsidiary of a US company that provides construction and windfarm installation services and three Mexican operators of solar and wind power facilities under a Services Contract governed by Mexican law. (Place of arbitration: Mexico City) (Language: Spanish)

• As Co-arbitrator in an ICC Arbitration between a US food and beverage distributor and a Mexican natural beverage producer under an international sale of goods and distribution agreement governed by the CISG (UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods) (Place of Arbitration: Mexico City) (Language: English).

• As Co-arbitrator in an ICC Arbitration between a Spanish maritime service provider and a Venezuelan state company under a services agreement governed by the Laws of Venezuela. (Place of Arbitration: Lima, Peru) (Language: Spanish)

• As a Co-arbitrator in a CANACO Arbitration between a Mexican distributor of industrial products and a US manufacturer of heavy machinery and equipment under an Exclusive Distribution Agreement governed by Mexican law. (Place of Arbitration: Monterrey, México) (Language: Spanish)

As counsel

• Counsel in an ICDR Arbitration between a Mexican producer of foundry products and a German manufacturer of chemical products and its wholly owned US subsidiary under two Technical License Agreements governed by the laws of Mexico and by the laws of the State of New York. (Place of Arbitration: Mexico City) (Language: English)

• Counsel in an ICC Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings between the shareholders of a Mexican Insurance Company (representing 12 Mexican shareholders against 3 Dutch shareholders) under a Joint Venture Agreement governed by Mexican law (Place of Arbitration: Dallas, Texas) (Language: English)

· Counsel in an ICC Arbitration that followed the emergency proceedings between a the shareholders of a Mexican Insurance Company (representing 12 Mexican shareholders against 3 Dutch shareholders) under a Joint Venture Agreement governed by Mexican law (Place of Arbitration: Dallas, Texas) (Language: English).

• Counsel in an ICDR Arbitration between a Mexican manufacturer of phenolic resins and a US producer of industrial minerals, under a Manufacturing and Supply Agreement governed by Mexican law (Place of Arbitration: Houston, Texas) (Language: English).

• Counsel in an ICC Arbtration between a Mexican beverage producer and an Italian bottler of purified water under a Joint Venture Agreement governed by the UNIDROIT Principles on International Commercial Contracts. (Place of Arbitration: Paris, France) (Language: English)

• Counsel in an ICC Arbitration between a Mexican beverage producer and a Guatemalan distributor under an international sales agreement governed by the CISG (UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods) (Place of Arbitration: Mexico City)

• Counsel in a CANACO Arbitration between a Mexican marine terminal operator and a Mexican port administrator (partly owned by the Mexican State), derived from a 20- year-old concession for the operation of a marine terminal in the Mexican Pacific Coast (Place of Arbitration: Manzanillo, México).

• Counsel in a CANACO Arbitration between Mexican producer of heating reactors and four Mexican industrial companies, under an Asset Purchase Agreement governed by Mexican law (Place of Arbitration: Mexico City).