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PUBLICATIONS: BOOKS
 
:: ARBITRATION (ARBITRAJE)
Arbitration is a dispute settlement method as antique as law itself. Currently, most all of the arbitration law of the international community provide for arbitration as the ideal method of solving international disputes, particularly in the business milieu, as well as other public and private fields.

This work analyzes the legal framework of arbitration both in its domestic and international contexts. In doing so it addresses international treaties, substantive and procedural law, jurisprudence and domestic and international practice.

Notwithstanding its recent publication this book has become the standard source of reference in Mexican and other Latin American jurisdictions.

The tome, which first edition quickly became out of stock, has received interesting REVIEWS.
 
 
:: ECONOMIC COMPETITION: LEGAL AND ECONOMIC ASPECTS (COMPETENCIA ECONÓMICA: ASPECTOS JURÍDICOS Y ECONÓMICOS)

From a twin perspective, legal and economical, this study analyzes Mexican economic competition (antitrust) law. United States and European theory and practice are employed as important sources of guidance and knowledge on the topic. Given the importance of economics in the subject matter regulated by economic competition, this angle is exploited throughout the book emphasizing the underlying premises and solutions adopted.

With realistic examples and an international projection, this work performs a study of the following issues: national and international antecedents; principles and underlying

concern of the field, economic structures; fields covered by the Mexican antitrust statute: absolute and relative monopolistic practices; market determination methods and measurement of market power; price discrimination; cases stemming from the Mexican experience; predatory pricing and mergers and acquisitions.

In its second edition, Competencia becomes a treatise. It analyzes the discipline with depth, commenting the topics and cases following a sui generis approach: the economics, business and legal perspective — which distinguishes it from all other comparable tomes.

 
:: INVESTMENT ARBITRATION (ARBITRAJE DE INVERSIÓN)
This tome analyzes this (interesting but complicated) field of international investment law dwelling into the issues stemming from recent arbitration awards. It is an extensive study seeking to foster a debate that need take place in Mexico and Latin America, particularly given the current international scene. The goal: to influence, fostering a debate on the (thorny) issues surrounding the field.

The tome has received interesting REVIEWS.
 
 
:: SPORTS ARBITRATION (ARBITRAJE DEPORTIVO)
Arbitration, a mechanism increasingly preferred to solve disputes in different fields, has conquered yet another field: sports.

This work —the first in the world in Spanish— analyzes the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Tribunal Arbitral du Sport) and the transnational law that it has engendered. Said institution, located in Lausanne, Switzerland, is a specialized organ used worldwide in the resolution of sports disputes of all kinds, including the Olympics.

This work performs a description of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, its background, the obstacles it has surmounted, its successes and utility in a field which peculiarities made the usual methods of dispute resolution (domestic litigation) no only inconvenient, but unsuitable.

To do so, the author performs a concise (yet profound) comment on cases carefully selected to illustrate the different subtleties of said arbitration institution.
 
 
:: ARBITRATION AND THE JUDICIARY (EL ARBITRAJE Y LA JUDICATURA)
This tome analyzes the relations between arbitration and the judicial branch. Its purpose is identifying issues that have obstacled what should otherwise be a mutually enforcing and fluid relation.

At the outset, the salient characteristics of arbitration are canvassed, followed by the subjects that have, from the Mexican perspective, proven difficult.

The author asks an important question: whether the relation between the judiciary and arbitration is one of control or support. He posits that, as a rule, the relation is one of support. Only exceptionally do certain instances of control arise.

The book is aimed to one end: dissipating doubts and bridging differences between the arbitration and the litigation camps.
 
 
:: THE RULE OF LAW: AN ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVE (EL ESTADO DE DERECHO: UN ENFOQUE ECONÓMICO)
Law is an effort to improve reality. Justice is simply not extant in nature. Without it, only the law of the jungle would exist.

Although the importance of the Rule of Law is clear, sadly, the objective has largely been unfulfilled. Its causes and effects are aplenty. A frequently neglected variety is discussed in this essay: those involving economics.

In performing said task this work makes important assessments and proposals aimed at exploring the reciprocal (and important) link between Law and Economics. The goal of the author may be epitomized in the final paragraph: the Rule of Law is an ingredient of the wealth of nations.
 
 
:: THE ARBITRATOR (EL ÁRBITRO)
This essay performs and analysis of the legal regime of arbitrators. The purpose is to shed light into the diverse facets of this (increasingly used) legal institution. In doing so, controversial topics are addressed and positions adopted as to the same.