René Irra is an expert in court proceedings and international arbitrations carried out under institutional and ad hoc rules, acting as lawyer, arbitrator and expert in Mexican law in proceedings outside of Mexico. His expertise also covers sectors such as M&A, foreign investment, international trade, investor-state dispute settlement, energy (electricity, oil and gas), construction and infrastructures, real estate, logistics, transport, port activities, health, sports, and leisure and entertainment.
He is deputy chair of the Mexican Society of Construction Law.
Previously, he was regional coordinator for Latin America in the International Chamber of Commerce's Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC YAF) and chair of the ICC’s Young Arbitrators Committee in Mexico.
He is a guest lecturer of foreign investment and investment arbitration at Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II, in the dual degree master's with Universidad de Monterrey. He regularly gives seminars as part of the diploma in Business Arbitration, the diploma in Letters of Credit and Financing and the diploma in International Business, organised by the International Chamber of Commerce of Mexico.
He lectured on arbitration and international law in the postgraduate course in law at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
He has written articles on arbitration and international trade published in Costa Rica, El Salvador, France, Honduras, Mexico, Peru and Spain.
He regularly participates as a panelist at international arbitration conferences.
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