Partner Profile

Rafael Llano

White & Case SC

Mexico

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Biography

Rafael Llano Oddone is a seasoned trial lawyer and international arbitrator with extensive experience. In recent years, Rafael has directed many of the most well-known Latin American controversies in the firm.

Rafael is the head of White & Case’s arbitration practice in Mexico City; clients value his experience in large-scale commercial disputes and arbitrations, his advice on investment-related controversies in Latin America, and his guidance in the preparation of arbitration clauses and resolution of disputes in complex international operations.

Rafael regularly represents clients before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and before the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and was a member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators, appointed by the Republic of Paraguay. He is also a principal negotiator in complex transnational negotiations and mediations, such as the successful mediation between SGS Société Générale de Surveillance and the Republic of Paraguay, and has served as an arbitrator under various arbitration rules. Rafael was recognised as Arbitrator of the Year 2021 by Benchmark Litigation - Latin America Awards.

Rafael Llano was appointed as one of the representatives of the International Chamber of Commerce México (ICC México) before the ICC’s World Arbitration Commission for July 2022–June 2024.

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