Dr. Herfried Woss

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Dr. Herfried Woss

Dr. Herfried Woss, LLM, MCIArb
Arbitrator

Law office of Wöss & Partners, Mexico, D.F., MX (Mexico)

ADR Certified Designation : Chartered Arbitrator (C. Arb)

Additional Language(s) : English, French, German, Spanish

VanIAC Panel(s) : International Arbitration

Practice Areas : Construction, Corporate Commercial

Professional Experience

2013 – : Wöss & Partners, PLLC (Arbitration & Trade), partner, Washington DC (Special Legal Consultant pending)

2012-2013: Visiting Scholar, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington DC, USA

2002: Wöss & Partners, S.C. (Attorneys at Law), partner, Mexico

1998-2002: Obregon, Quintana y Wöss, S.C. (Attorneys at Law), partner, Mexico

1992-1998: Bremer, Quintana, Obregón y Mancera, S.C. (Attorneys at Law), Mexico

1998: Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Mexico Counsel to the General Directorate for International Affairs and preparation of a manual about dispute settlement under the NAFTA parallel agreement on labour co-operation

1991-1992: Auritec Asesores, S.A., Mexico Consultant in firm of a former World Bank/IFC official

1991: Legal Service of the EU-Commission, Brussels Stagiaire in the “Equipe” for External Relations with Prof. Pieter Jan Kuijper

1989/1990: GATT-Secretariat, Geneva Research work

1990-1991: Civil and Criminal Court Linz, Austria, Trainee

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

More than 20 arbitrations as president, co-arbitrator, sole arbitrator or party counsel in commercial and investment arbitration with respect to infrastructure projects, gas and oil pipelines, power plants and energy distribution, oil platforms, industrial joint ventures, Public-Private Partnerships, EPC turnkey contracts, including FIDIC contracts, M&A, franchise agreements, international sales agreements, the banking, financial, telecommunications, automotive and construction industries. International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration.

Professional and Other Activities
  • Member of the Executive Board of the North America Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • ICC Arbitration Commission (Austria and Mexico Sections)
  • Founder of the Investment Arbitration Forum
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London (MCIArb.)
  • Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (Country Representative and member of multilateral development banks committee)
  • “Rapporteur” of the Dispute Resolution Committee of the International Construction Projects Committee of the International Bar Association
  • Member of the panel of international arbitrators of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) of the American Arbitration Association
  • London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)
  • Austrian Arbitration Association (ARBAut)
  • Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC)
  • Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA)
  • German Institution of Arbitration (DIS)
  • Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association
  • Spanish Arbitration Club
  • Arbitration Section of the Mexican Bar Association
  • Advisory Board of the Mexican Arbitration Centre
  • Board of Directors of the German-Mexican Chamber of Trade and Industry (2002-2006, 2006-2008)
Academic Qualifications

Doctor of Jurisprudence (with distinction), Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria (International and European Economic Law), 1995
Licenciado en Derecho (Attorney at Law), National Autonomous University of Mexico, 1999
Master of Laws in International Business Legal Studies (LL.M.), University of Exeter, England, 1990
Diploma in Export Management, Johannes Kepler University Linz and Federal Economic Chamber, Austria, 1989
Magister iuris, 1988, Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria