Masters in Law Degree from Harvard University, having received an “A” (Excellent) qualification in his thesis submitted to Professor Emeritus Arthur Taylor von Mehren.
Doctor in Law (Summa Cum Laude) at the National University of Asunción.
Founder of Altra Legal (www.altra.com.py).
Member of the UNIDROIT Governing Council (that approved the 2016 version of the UNIDROIT Principles with rules for long-term commercial and investment contracts) and President of the UNIDROIT Working Group on the topic of Agricultural Land and Investment Contracts.
Member of the Inter-Juridical Committee of the Organization of American States (OAS), and Expert in the High-Level Group on International Commercial Arbitration of the OAS.
Rapporteur of the OAS Guide on the law applicable to international commercial contracts.
Member of Annulment Committees at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), and active arbitrator before the mechanism.
Former Member of the Arbitration Court of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and of the International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Commission.
Member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), in the general and football lists.
Delegate at the 39th Session of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNICTRAL), at which the amendments to the Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration were approved.
Lecturer at The Hague Academy of International Law on the topic “Investment Arbitration and Private International Law.”
President of the Centro de Estudios de Derecho, Economía y Política (CEDEP) – www.cedep.org.py.
Former President of the American Association of Private International Law (ASADIP) – www.asadip.org.
Delegate before the Special Commission of the Hague Conference on International Private Law that approved the organization’s “Principles” on the law applicable to international contracts.
One of the two Latin Americans of the fifteen experts who were part of the Working Group of the Hague Conference on International Private Law that approved the organization’s “Principles” on the law applicable to international contracts.
A former Dean, he is currently a Professor in both undergraduate and graduate courses in Paraguay and a graduate Professor at Heidelberg University in Chile and at París Pantheón-Assas University. He has also been invited as a graduate Professor to the Externado University of Colombia and to the University of Buenos Aires, among other institutions.
Speaker at diverse seminars and events in the country, the region, North America, Asia and Europe.
He has been awarded the Rosalba Medal by the Secretariat of the Permanent Tribunal of Revision of the MERCOSUR, for his work on international law.
Author and co-author of several books and legal articles published in Paraguay, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Uruguay, Peru, Mexico, Italy, United Kingdom, China, the United States of America and Spain on arbitration and international contracts, foreign trade, investment, normative unification and harmonization, legislative technique, banking, stock market, and private law.
Enlisted as Arbitrator at the Arbitration Centre of the Paraguayan Chamber of Commerce, the Mixed Commission of the Río Paraná (COMIP), as well as the Inter-American Commission of Commercial Arbitration (CIAC), the AMCHAM Perú, the Chamber of Commerce of Lima, the Regulatory Unit of Services and Water of Uruguay and of the Arbitration Center of the Bolivian Chamber of Hydrocarbons and the Chamber of Industry, Commerce, Services, and Tourism of Santa Cruz, Bolivia (CAINCO).
Member of the International Bar Association (IBA) “Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards Subcommittee” in the subjects of public policy and arbitrability.
Former Correspondent of the CLOUT system of the United Nations Commission on the International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
Senior Correspondent for UNILEX. linked to the Rome Institute (UNIDROIT).
Director of the Library of Globalization Law, and also Member of the Drafting Councils of the revistas DeCita, Derecho del Comercio Internacional, Temas y Actualidades (Argentina, Brazil); Revista de la Maestría en Derecho Económico, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana de Bogotá; and Latin American Arbitration Review, Penn State University´s Institute of Arbitration Law and Practice. Also member of the Editorial Committee of the Periodic Collection “Derecho Comercial: Temas de Actualidad” of the Editorial Temis, Colombia; the Editorial Committee for the section of Commercial Law of the Editorial Gustavo Ibáñez, Colombia; the Editorial Committee of the la Revista de la Maestría en Derecho Económico – Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia; and the Drafting Council of the book “El Arbitraje Comercial Internacional en Iberoamérica, Marco legal y jurisprudencial”, Antonio Hierro and Cristian Conejero, Directores, La Ley Wolters Kluwer, Madrid, 2012.
Delegate at the 39th Session of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNICTRAL), and delegate before the Organization of American States for the VII International Private Law Conference (CIDIP VII).
Representative before the Special Commission of The Hague Conference of Private International Law in charge of drafting the instrument on the Applicable Law to International Contracts.
Coordinator of the Latin American Arbitration Conference (CLA), organized yearly in Asunción, Medellín, Buenos Aires, Punta Cana, Curitiba, Miami, La Paz, Cusco, and Montevideo.
Coach of the teams of the Faculty of Law of the Universidad Nacional de Asunción since 2009 in arbitration competitions organized by the U. de Buenos Aires and the U. del Rosario de Bogotá, the Vis Moot in Vienna, and the Foreign Direct Investment International Arbitration Moot (FDI Moot).