Francisco González de Cossío has a Law Degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana, Master’s (LLM) and doctoral (JSD) degrees from the University of Chicago (on economic analysis of Law), as well as a business degree (OPM) from Harvard Business School.
He is an expert in arbitration. His main activity is acting as arbitrator in all kinds of cases, particularly in complex ones. Areas of particular specialty are construction and energy. He also acts as advocate and expert.
He is a member of the Court of the London Court of International Arbitration, Arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Tribunal Arbitral du Sport), and President of the Arbitration Centre of the Construction Industry (Centro de Arbitraje de la Industria de la Construcción (CAIC)).
He has authored of eight books (including the leading treatise Arbitraje, now on its third edition) on arbitration as well as of more than 150 specialized articles regarding arbitration, antitrust, economic analysis of the law and public international law.
He is professor of arbitration and antitrust in the Universidad Iberoamericana and in the Escuela Libre de Derecho. He is one of the most active arbitrators in Latin America.
Francisco González de Cossio’s expertise in arbitration was nurtured directly from the ICC Court of International Arbitration and leading international arbitration firms in the U.S. and France. His experience in diverse types of arbitration, ADR and dispute settlement proceedings —ranging from ordinary commercial arbitrations, to ICSID, intellectual property, sport arbitrations, consulting in WTO proceedings, and litigation before the International Court of Justice— have earned him a reputation as a connoisseur with an international profile.
Dr. González de Cossío is frequently asked to act s advocate of domestic and international cases. Sitting as arbitrator in complex, construction, energy, maritime and intellectual property disputes has become a habit; as well as acting as expert witness in the same.