Eduardo De la Peña focuses his practice on international litigation and arbitration. His experience includes the representation of corporate clients and state-owned companies in a variety of business related disputes, including matters involving issues such as minority shareholder rights, disputes over the construction of oil refineries, and other commercial agreements. He has handled major cases involving the recognition, enforcement, and challenge of arbitral awards.
De la Peña holds law degrees in Mexico and the United States. He has dealt with complex legal scenarios while working in Mexico in leading international law firms as trial advocate, administrative secretary of arbitral tribunals, and as counsel in international arbitration disputes involving the application of the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce, the International Center for Dispute Resolution, the Arbitration Center of Mexico, the Mexico City National Chamber of Commerce, the Model Law on International Arbitration of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, and the United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. Based on his studies and professional experience, he masters both the common law and the civil law. As a Spanish native speaker, and with broad experience in legal issues in Latin America, De la Peña often coordinates with and oversees the work of local counsel in foreign jurisdictions.
As a Claude M. Olds Scholarship recipient, bestowed to outstanding Latin candidates, De la Peña graduated with honors from the University of Miami School of Law, where he received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Excellent Academic Achievement for his scholarly paper, The Distinctive Features of the Implementation of the Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration in Germany (2008). During law school, he served as Assistant Coach to the University of Miami Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot Team and was a member of the International Law Society.
De la Peña obtained his first J.D. from the Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico. In 2001, he obtained a commercial arbitration diploma from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México in Mexico City.
He serves on the inaugural board for the Alumni Association of the International LLMs of the University of Miami. Admitted to practice before all Florida state courts, he is a member of the American Bar Association. He is also licensed to practice throughout Mexico and is a member of the Mexican Bar Association.