Mauricio Paris Cruz

Mauricio is Regional Manager of ECIJA for Latin America and partner of ECIJA Costa Rica, where he heads the areas of Dispute Resolution: Litigation and Arbitration, and Data Protection and Privacy.

He has focused his professional career on providing legal advice to companies with operations in Central America and the Caribbean. His training as a Legal Project Manager (LPM) and his management, coordination and execution skills have allowed him to successfully lead teams for the execution of a wide variety of legal projects.

His experience of more than fifteen years leading the Dispute Resolution practice translates into a good ability to foresee the foreseeable, and to focus on the management and prevention of contingencies arising from his clients’ negotiations.

He has participated as counsel in more than twenty domestic and international arbitration proceedings, enforcement proceedings, recognition and annulment of arbitral awards in different Latin American jurisdictions. He is frequently appointed as arbitrator in commercial and construction disputes.

He has relevant experience advising companies in the technology industry on matters related to IT Law and Personal Data Protection.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Corporate Legal Consultancy from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and additionally completed the Master’s Degree in the General Regulation on Personal Data Protection at UNED (Spain) and the Spanish Agency for the Protection of Personal Data. He attended the International Commercial Arbitration and Legal Project Management programmes at IE Law School (Madrid). He holds a law degree from the University of Costa Rica.

He teaches International Commercial Contracts, Private International Law and Arbitration at the University of Costa Rica and other local universities.

Mauricio is Director of the Privacy and Data Foundation (PRIDAT) of Costa Rica.

Member of the ICC Latin American Arbitration Group, the Spanish Arbitration Club, the Ibero-American Data Protection Observatory, the EuroPrivacy Expert Group, the Latin American Privacy Association (ALAP) and the ICC-YAF (Representative for Latin America 2015-2017).