Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez 1958-2017
With great sadness, ICCA marks the passing on 7 July 2017 of ICCA Governing Board Member Guillermo Aguilar-Alvarez.
Guillermo served on the ICCA Governing Board from 1997 to 2017, serving as ICCA Vice-President from 2010-2014 and ICCA Treasurer from 2014-2017 and contributing actively and generously to multiple ICCA projects, inculding three cycles of the Young ICCA Mentoring Programme, the Young ICCA Guide to Arbitral Secretaries, the ICCA-Queen Mary Task Force on Third Party Funding, ICCA’s Nominations Committee, and the drafting of ICCA’s current NGO Bylaws.
Guillermo had a distinguished career in international arbitration practice, most recently as partner of King & Spalding’s International Arbitration Group in New York. He also served as Counsel and General Counsel of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and Principal Legal Counsel for the government of Mexico for the negotiation and implementation of the NAFTA and other trade agreements. He long taught as a Visiting Lecturer in Law at the Yale Law School.
ICCA President Donald Donovan paid tribute on behalf of ICCA, noting that “Guillermo will be remembered by us all for his friendship, his collegiality, his commitment to teaching and scholarship, his devoted mentoring of young practitioners and students, and his many contributions to the international arbitration community. He was, simply put, an exemplary friend and colleague.”