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Gustavo Carvajal Isunza


San Jose Insurgentes, MEX

Gustavo Carvajal Isunza, Bilingual attorney with extensive experience in the fields of administrative law in particular in matters related to the (i) environment, and (ii) anti-corruption.

Professional Experience

SOLÓRZANO, CARVAJAL, GONZÁLEZ & PÉREZ CORREA, S.C., Mexico City                  1995-2013

  • Represented Metalclad Corporation, a U.S. public company, in its successful Investor-State Arbitration vis a vis the United Mexican States related to the construction and operation of a hazardous waste lanfill. Offered as expert witness by the Investor and called by Respondent for Direct and Cross Examination during Oral Hearing.
  • Represents Abengoa, a Spanish public company in its ongoing Investor-State Arbitration vis a vis Mexico related to the closure of environmental projects in Hidalgo. Acts as lead counsel.
  • Represents the Commission for Environmental Cooperation, an international entity created by the NAFTA, providing consulting services regarding environmental matters that have been raised to their attention by the NAFTA Parties or nationals of the NAFTA Parties.
  • Represents Carrix/Goldman Sachs in the permitting of their Port Terminal in Tuxpan, Veracruz.
  • Advices several Fortune 500 companies in anti-corruption policy and law in Mexico.
  • Represents the firm in all TRACE activities. Solcargo is TRACE´s partner firm in Mexico.
  • Represents the National Water Commission (Conagua) in a multi million litigation against Carlos Slim´s companies (Grupo Carso) in connection with the construction of the Tunel Emisor Oriente.
  • Represents the Federal Commission of Electricity (CFE) in several arbitrations against independent power producers and other contractors.
  • Advices Monsanto, the world leading company dedicated to sustainable agriculture, in their business operations in Mexico.
  • Represents several UK based Companies, among others, Eco-Securities, Ener-G and Biogas Technology Ltd. in matters related to energy and CDM projects,
  • Retained by the Federal Government, both by the Executive and Legislative Branches, to draft legislation on wastes, water, climate change, anti-corruption, and air pollution.

MINISTRY OF FISHERIES, Mexico City                                                                            
1991-1992; 1994
Chief of Staff for the Minister


HARVARD UNIVERSITY, United States of America    
Master in Public Policy, 1994

Bachelor in Law, with honors, 1991

Academic Activities

Administrative Law Professor at the ITAM, UNAM and the Universidad Panamericana, 1994-2013


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