Cecilia Flores Named One of the 2014 Latinvex Top 50 Female Lawyers


MEXICO CITYCecilia Flores, a lawyer in the Haynes and Boone, LLP Mexico City office who concentrates her practice on commercial arbitration, has been selected as one of the top 50 female attorneys specializing in Latin America by Latinvex.

Flores “is seen as a rising star within the legal arbitration community,” Latinvex researchers said, pointing out that Chambers and Partners has praised her "an extremely dedicated and very capable lawyer, already well known in the Mexican community."

“The editors are absolutely spot on with this honor for Cecilia,” said Houston Partner Matt Deffebach, head of the litigation section to which Flores belongs. “She has quickly established herself in the upper echelon of Mexico’s arbitration marketplace by deftly handling highly contentious and complex matters. We are delighted that she is receiving this recognition and more.”

The designation was made by the editorial staff of the Latinvex website, which publishes daily news and weekly analysis on Latin America business, including rankings that benchmark the region’s companies, countries and people. The staff surveyed more than 100 law firms and selected 50 lawyers from 37 different firms based in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and the Cayman Islands.

Criteria for the top 50 list included regional and local prominence, prominence of the law firm and awards and recognition from such sources as Chambers and Partners.

Flores was recently named director of the Mexico City National Chamber of Commerce Mediation and Arbitration Commission, one of the country’s top dispute resolution institutions. The commission administers international and domestic proceedings under its own rules and under the rules of the Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Center for the Americas and the Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission. It also sponsors seminars and workshops to provide training for professionals in the field.

Reorganized in 1998, the Arbitration and Mediation Commission was formed by respected experts, to encourage the use of arbitration and ADRs as effective means for solving disputes.

Flores began her arbitration career in CANACO, where she served as secretary general. After leaving that position, she rejoined in 2006 and has remained a commission member ever since.

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