Alvaro Castellanos Howell is a founder partner of Consortium Legal Guatemala. He has extensive experience in intellectual property, arbitration, telecommunications, foreign investment inter trade, regulated sector, and banking and financial law. During his career, Mr Castellanos has served as judge ad hoc case Tiu Tojín v State of Guatemala in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights; as president of the Arbitration and Conciliation Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Guatemala; as national arbitrator appointed by the Ministry of Economy of Guatemala in trade agreements; and dean of the School of Law of Universidad Rafael Landívar of Guatemala.

Mr Castellanos attended Columbia Law School, New York, where he received a master’s in law with specialisation in comparative law and international law (Fulbright Scholar) in 1990, and Universidad Rafael Landivar, where he received a law degree, Guatemala, 1986. Mr Castellanos has published many articles related to intellectual property, securities, telecommunication and technological development and project finance.

He is member by Guatemala in the International Court of Arbitration in the International Chamber and Commerce (ICC), Paris, France, as well as member of the Conflict Resolution Committee of the Chamber of Industry of Guatemala. Other memberships include: International Bar Association (IBA), International Trademark Association (INTA), Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI) and the Guatemalan Bar Association.

Language: Spanish and English.

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