CARLOS DARIO RUFFINELLI CESPEDES
Born Asunción, Paraguay, October 19, 1963; admitted to bar 1991. Education: National University of Asunción (Lawyer, 1990); Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., 2000; Graduate Paper on Alternative Dispute Resolution); Universidad de Salamanca, Spain (Graduate Course on Constitutional Law, 2002). Fulbright Scholar, 1999-2000; Honorary Consul of the Philippines in Asuncion, 2004-2011. Professor of Constitutional Law, National University Law School. Arbitrator, Center of Mediation and Arbitration Paraguay. Arbitration Expert, MERCOSUR and MERCOSUR-INDIA Arbitration Court. Coordinator for various academic programs and projects with universities, multilateral and international organizations such as IADB, UNDP, US Department of State and AECI. Founder and Council Member, Center for Studies of Law, Economics and Politics (CEDEP). Former Legal Counsel to the Permanent Mission of Paraguay to the Organization of the American States, 1999-2000. Legal Counsel to the Committee of Legislation, Codification, Justice and Labor of the Senate of Paraguay, 2008-present Member: Paraguayan Bar Association; International Bar Associations; Council Member of Center for Studies Paraguayan-Canadian; Un techo para mi país Paraguay; Guyra Paraguay; Consular Corp Paraguayan Association; Paraguayan-Canadian Chamber. LANGUAGES: German, English, Portuguese and Spanish.Practice areas: Negotiation; Mediation; Arbitration; International Commercial Law; Foreign Investment; Natural Resources; Petroleum Law; Mining; Energy Law, Maritime Law; Aviation and Aerospace; Media Law; Legislative Practice and Constitutional Law; Environmental Law; Maquila; Family Law; Immigration; Zoning, Planning and Land Use; Education.