Fernando Mantilla-Serrano is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration Group. He has represented companies, states and state-owned entities in international arbitration cases, with emphasis on international contracts, construction, energy, banking, corporate and general commercial matters. He has also served as sole arbitrator, party-appointed arbitrator or Chairman in domestic and international arbitral proceedings. Fernando Mantilla-Serrano is an expert on arbitration in Latin America.
Fernando Mantilla-Serrano joined Shearman & Sterling as a partner in 2003. Prior to joining the firm, he was a partner and head of the international arbitration practice at Garrigues in Madrid, Spain; legal counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration; foreign associate with the law firm of Bracken & Margolin, New York; and in-house counsel for the Colombian Banking Association and for Acerías Paz del Río (steel mill). He appears in Latin Business Chronicle’s ranking of “Latin America’s Legal Stars 2013”, a ranking of the top 50 lawyers working in and with Latin America and the Caribbean in 2013.
Fernando Mantilla-Serrano has authored numerous articles on arbitration, in Spanish, English and in French, including in Arbitration International
, Revue de l’arbitrage (France)
, Journal of International Arbitration
, Revista de la Corte Española de Arbitraje
, and Revista Internacional de Arbitraje
. He is also the author of a volume on the new Spanish Arbitration Act, Ley de Arbitraje – Una perspectiva internacional
(Iustel, Madrid, 2005). For a list of publications, see http://www.iaiparis.com/