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FloresRueda Abogados is a dispute resolution boutique resulting from its founder’s experience who worked in partnership at major law firms in Mexico and the United States, in domestic and international arbitrations, as well as various types of litigations before local and federal courts.

Cecilia Flores Rueda has been recognized as one of the best arbitration lawyers, in Chambers Latin America 2013, 2014, and 2015 in the International Arbitration category; in 2015 was hailed as an extremely dedicated and very capable lawyer, already known in the Mexican community for her work in international arbitration.

She has also been lauded as member of the Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration in 2015. It should come as no surprise that Dispute Resolution, Mexico, recently recognized Cecilia as a dispute resolution lawyer with a great future, and predicted that her name will almost certainly be up in lights in the arbitration world.

In 2014, Cecilia was awarded with the Medalla al Mérito by the Inter-American Arbitration Commission for her outstanding career in arbitration and her contribution to arbitration in Latin America.

Practice Areas

Arbitraje comercial internacional, Litigio judicila en materias civil y mercantil, Corporativo conflictos entre accionistas, Laboral, Compliance, Penal, Mediación, Migratorio, Derecho de familia, Propiedad intelectual, Protección de datos personales


Cecilia’s experience both as arbitrator and counsel involves various subjects, amongst others:

  • Cases involving state entities and administrative law;
  • Infrastructure projects and construction cases including public and private works;
  • Energy, gas, and oil; Mining;
  • Shareholder’s disputes. Mergers and acquisitions, trusts, and y joint ventures.
  • International sale of goods and distribution contracts;
  • Insurance and reinsurance;
  • E-commerce;
  • Intellectual property; and
  • Commercial transactions in general.

Cecilia’s experience both in arbitration and litigation matters enables her to appear before courts in proceedings requesting and enforcing interim measures as well as proceedings seeking the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards. Cecilia’s value to clients lies in her ability to frequently draw upon experience in order to formulate creative solutions to complex issues. She also advises clients on ethics and compliance matters.

Cecilia previously worked for major law firms. Before that she acted as Secretary General for the Mediation and Arbitration Centre of the Mexico City National Chamber of Commerce (CANACO), where she was in charge of the administration of mediation and arbitration proceedings, both domestic and international, under the rules of CANACO, the Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Centre for the Americas (CAMCA) and the Inter-American Arbitration Commission (IACAC). At the same time, as an independent practitioner, Cecilia participated in many arbitration proceedings related to international trade, some of them ad hoc proceedings under the Arbitration Rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNICTRAL).

She graduated from the Universidad Panamericana (México) with honors. At such University she also completed postgraduate studies on international commercial law. She obtained her Masters Degree with honors, at the Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.

Boutique de resolución de controversias

Selected publications and lectures

Diccionario Enciclopédico de Arbitraje Comercial, editor, Themis, 2010.

Comentario al Reglamento de Arbitraje UNCITRAL 2010, co-author, Legis, 2011.

La Salle University, Masters in Business. Lecture on Dispute Resolution.

International Chamber of Commerce and the Escuela Libre de Derecho.



– Institute for International Arbitration (ITA).

  • Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the Networking Committee.
  • Mexican Reporter for Kluwer Arbitration (
  • Former Co-Chair of the Young Arbitrators’ Initiative.

– Mediation and Arbitration Commission of the Mexico City National Chamber of Commerce (CANACO).

– Arbitration Commission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

  • Arbitration Commission.
  • Former President, ICC Young Arbitrator’s Forum (YAF) in Mexico.
  • Former Coordinator, Regional Coordinating Committee, ICC YAF Latin American Chapter.

– Mexican Delegate before the UNCITRAL Arbitration and Conciliation Working Group.

– NAFTA Advisory Committee on Private Commercial Disputes (2022 Committee).

– Mexican Bar.

  • Former member of the Board of Directors.
  • Former Coordinator the Arbitration Committee.

– International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)

– Club Español del Arbitraje (CEA).

– Instituto Mexicano del Arbitraje (IMA).

– Asociación Latinoamericana de Arbitraje (ALARB).

– ArbitralWomen.

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