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Click here to enlarge.   Pedro J. MARTINEZ-FRAGA IAI Member   
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 400
Miami, FL 33131-5354
USA
Tel: +1.786.322.7373
Fax: +1.786.322.7473
pedro.martinezfraga@bclplaw.com
http://www.bryancave.com

 
 
Languages   Spanish, English (native)
   
Nationality   USA
   
Bar Admission   Florida - 1988
District of Columbia - 1990
Spain - 2009
   
Education   Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Law degree (Licenciatura en Derecho) - 2009; Magíster in Private and Public International Law - 2009); Columbia University (JD (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar) - 1987); St. John’s College, Annapolis (BA (Summa cum laude) - 1984)
   
Academic  
Position  
Visiting Professor - Universidad de Navarra School of Law, Pamplona, Spain; Honorary Professor of Law - Universidad de San Ignacio de Loyola, Facultad de Derecho, Lima, Perú; Adjunct Professor of Law - University of Miami School of Law
   
Experience  
as Arbitrator  
Member of the tribunal in international arbitration proceedings, ad hoc and under the Rules of the ICC, ICSID and ICDR
   
Experience  
as Counsel  
Numerous international arbitration proceedings, ad hoc and under the Rules of ICSID, the ICC, ICDR, and the Jamaican Chamber of Commerce (mostly investment, energy, intellectual property, construction, franchising, distribution and general contractual matters)
   
Awards  
Rendered  
ICSID Case No. ARB/07/26, Urbaser S.A. and Consorcio de Aguas Bilbao Bizkaia, Bilbao Biskaia Ur Partzuergoa v. The Argentine Republic, Decision on Jurisdiction, 19 Dec. 2012 (full text ITA )
   
Publications  
Relating to  
Arbitration  
• The American Influence on International Commercial Arbitration Doctrinal Developments and Discovery Methods (Cambridge University Press, 2009)

• International Commercial Arbitration: United States Doctrinal Developments and American Style Discovery (Thomson/Aranzadi, 2008)

• The New Role of Comity in Private Procedural International Law (The Global Law Collection Lecture Series, Thomson/Aranzadi, 2007)

• Hacia la Unificación del Derecho Procesal Internacional (The Global Law Collection Lecture Series, Thomson/Aranzadi, 2006) (with D.E. Vielleville)

• Co-editor, International Commercial Arbitration: A Comparative Survey (Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, 2007)

• Corresponding editor, International Legal Materials (2007-)

• "The Future of 28 U.S.C. § 1782: The Continued Advance of American-Style Discovery in International Commercial Arbitration," 64 U. Miami L. Rev. 401 (2009)

• "Primero La Verdad Que la Paz: La Problemática Del Perjurio en el Arbitraje [First Truth before Peace: The Question of Perjury in Arbitration]," 2009 Rev. Ecuatoriana Arb. 345 (with R. Mañon)

• "Análisis de la Institución de Arbitraje y del Arbitraje Institucional en Estados Unidos: De la Visión kelseniana al desarrollo de facto de un sistema de adjudicación sin soberano," 6 Athina 97 (2009)

• "Globalization and Developments in the Apportionment of Jurisdiction between Arbitrators and Courts Concerning International Commercial Arbitration," Arbitraje, Vol. II, No. 1, at 139 (2009) (with R.D. Olsé)

• "Aplicación e invalidación del Titulo 28 del Código de Estados Unidos, sección 1782, presentación de pruebas en arbitraje comercial internacional; ¿pueden la Convención de Nueva York y la doctrina de 'manifesta indiferencia de la lay' ayudar o perjudiciar?," in Arbitraje Comercial y Arbitraje de Inversión 175 (Magna Ediciones, 2009)

• "La Obtención y Revelación de Documentos e Información en el Proceso Civil Estadounidense (Discovery) y su Influencia en la Convergencia de Culturas Jurídicas en el Arbitraje Internacional," Rev. Perúana Arb. No. 8, at 51 (2009)

• "Estudio de los Efectos de la Convención de Nueva York y la Doctrina de 'Manifiesta Indiferencia de la Ley' Sobre El Arbitraje Internacional: Análisis de Dos Paradigmas Afirmativos y Defensivos," VIII Anuario Español de Derecho Internacional Privado 55 (2008)

• "El Arbitraje Internacional como Herramienta para la Globalización Jurídica, Universidad de Lima," 5 Athina 257 (2008)

• "The Institution of Arbitration and U.S. Institutional Arbitration: The Development of a De Facto Adjudicative System Without Sovereign, Courts, or Legislators," in International Dispute Resolution: A Global Perspective 169 (Istanbul Chamber of Commerce, 2008)

• "Defining Judicial Limitation on Intervention in International Commercial Arbitration and Apportionment of Jurisdiction: The Demise, or Is It, or Party-Autonomy in Favor of the Federal Arbitration Act in Hall Street Associates, L.L.C. v. Mattel, Inc.," Spain Arb. Rev. No. 2, at 35 (2008)

• "On the 50th Anniversary of the New York Convention, Revisiting Annulment and Vacatur through the Prism of In Re Chromalloy, Baker Marine, and Termorio," 2008 Rev. Arb. & Inv. 435; reprinted in 5(18) Rev. Bras. Arb. 93 (2008)

• "Globalization and Developments in the Apportionment of Jurisdiction between Arbitrators and Courts Concerning International Commercial Arbitration," 8 J. Int'l Bus. & L. 63 (2009) (with R.D. Olsé)

• "Examining the Codification of History and Search for First Principles in Professor Alejandro Guzmán Brito's History of the Codification of Civil Law in Iberoamerica," 39(3) Inter-Am. L. Rev. 503 (2008)

• "Síntesis de culturas juridícas en la divulgación y toma de pruebas en el derecho privado procesal del arbitraje internacional. ¿Nos queda remedio?," in Anuario de la Facultad de Derecho 2007 de la Universidad de Alcalá de Henares 131

• "Doctrinal Development in United States Arbitration: A Metamorphosis of Paradigms Beyond Gregor Samsa’s Imagination," 15(2) U. Miami Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 256 (2007)

• "Globalizacion Procesal y Arbitraje Internacional," La Ley, No. 6758, July 18, 2007

• "El Arbitraje y el Proceso Global: La Justicia Norteamericana Abre las Puertas a Los Tribunales Extranjeros," La Gaceta, May 21, 2007

• "The Anatomy of 28 U.S.C. §1782 and a Paradigm Case Study," in Festschrift in honour of Kender and Çetingil for 50 years collaboration (Çetingil ve Kender e 50. Birlikte Çali) 584 (2007)

• "Amendments to the New York Convention and Convergence of European Civil Law and U.S. Common Law Cultures in Modern Commercial Arbitration," 11 Rev. Arb. Med., 93(2006)

• "Ilícitos Financieros En Un Mundo Globalizado," Rev. Der., No. 15, at 19 (June 2006)

• "Forum Non Conveniens and the Foreign Forum: a Defense Perspective," 35(1) U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev. 1 (2004) (with C.R. Reetz)

• Numerous contributions on Florida Civil Procedure, including "Florida Civil Practice Before Trial" (5th, 6th and 8th eds.), "Florida Civil Procedure Forms with Practice Commentary" (pocket part, 2000 and 2001) and the Rules of Court for the US District Court of the Southern District (1998)
   

 
   
 
 
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