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About Gilberto A. Guerrero-Rocca

Guerrero-Rocca is our LL.M. Program Director, member of the Board of Advisors of “World Arbitration & Mediation Review” (WARM) and co-coach of the FIU LAW team for the Willem C. Vis Moot and Moot Madrid (International Arbitration Competitions). He earned a JSM degree from Stanford Law School where he conducted extensive research on investment-arbitration (Honors); J.D. equivalent degree (Summa Cum Laude) and a LL.M. degree in Administrative Law both from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (UCAB, Venezuela). He also completed a LL.M. degree in Business Law from Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid (ICAM, Spain) & Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (Spain). Fundación Carolina full- scholarship based on academic merit (Spain). He is a Florida Bar Certified Foreign Legal Consultant.

Since 2003 he has been teaching arbitration in UCAB and has published several books and articles on Arbitration, Constitutional, Business, Administrative and Family Law. Currently he teaches Comparative Legal Profession at FIU LAW. He is a frequent speaker in universities and chambers of commerce (Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Spain, Venezuela), and a frequent interviewee by major media outlets regarding investment and treaty-based arbitration claims in LATAM and Europe.

Guerrero-Rocca also has many years practicing antitrust, commercial and investment arbitration. He has acted in international arbitration disputes under the Rules of ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, ICSID Additional Facility and the Danish Institute of Arbitration. He also clerked for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice and its Constitutional Chamber of Venezuela and advised the General Solicitor and other public entities.
He has represented claimants in investment-arbitration proceedings against European, Central & South American Sovereign-States before ICSID and the PCA in the Mining Sector, Coffee Industry, Infrastructure, Poultry Industry, Hospitality, Real Estate, Telecommunications and Pharma Sector. He successfully represented a Sovereign-State before the ICSID facing a multi-million treaty-based arbitration claim in the Mining Sector. Recently he successfully represented a South American company in an international commercial arbitration dispute settled by the CISG.  He represented a Barbadian company who settled a $200 million treaty-based arbitration claim against a South American State.
Guerrero-Rocca has been appointed arbitrator to settle commercial disputes related to franchise contracts, construction, real estate, leasing and aviation according to the Rules of  Arbitration of the Caracas’ Chamber of Commerce (CACC, ICC affiliated) and the Venezuelan American Chamber of Commerce Center (CEDCA).


November 2019 - Present LL.M. Program Director, Florida International University College of Law
September 2017 - Present Advisory Board Member, Florida International University College of Law

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2020 - Present Florida Bar Certified Foreign Legal Consultant, Florida Supreme Court : Tallahassee, FL, US
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Honors and Awards

  • Award for Scholarly Achievements. President and Provost Universidad Catolica Andres Bello (UCAB) 2018
  • Thesis on Investment Arbitration (Honors) Stanford Law School May 2013
  • Full Scholarship. Curso de Posgrado sobre Justicia Constitucional. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Instituto de Derecho Público Comparado. Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administraciones y Políticas Públicas (FIIAPP). 2005
  • Fundacion Carolina Scholarship based on academic merit (full tuition Scholarship, Spain). Jun 2002
  • Summa Cum Laude (Diploma) UCAB Oct 1997


  • Arbitration
  • Comparative Legal Profession


June 2012 - July 2013 Master's Degree, Stanford Law School ‐ International Law and Legal Studies
October 2002 - June 2003 Master en Derecho de los Negocios (Universidad Francisco de Vitoria- ICAM, Universidad Francisco de Vitoria: Madrid, Spain ‐ Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid
October 2000 - May 2002 Especialista en Derecho Administrativo, Universidad Católica Andrés Bello: Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela ‐ Law School
October 1992 - July 1997 Abogado (Summa Cum Laude, Universidad Católica Andrés Bello: Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela ‐ Law School

Contact Information

Florida International University 
College of Law
11200 SW 8th St., RDB 2074
Miami, FL 33199

Ph: 305.348.1118


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