Miami Partner Pedro J. Martinez-Fraga and Office Managing Partner C. Ryan Reetz recently published an article in the McGill Journal of Dispute Resolution (MJDR). MJDR is a bilingual, peer-reviewed, student-run academic journal dedicated to the presentation and promotion of scholarship in the fields of arbitration, mediation, facilitation, negotiation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.

In their article, “The Status of the Limitations Period Doctrine in Public International Law: Devising a Functional Analytical Framework for the Investors and Host-States,” Martinez-Fraga and Reetz argue that the fragmented status of public international law with respect to the limitations period doctrine is attributable to the wholesale importation of national-domestic law on limitations into public international law without having considered the policies and aspirations of international law, and the economic agendas of industrialized states to the exclusion of the interests of developing states and economies in transition. A descriptive and prescriptive methodology is applied in the development of this proposition. Click here to read the entire article.

Martinez-Fraga is a leading practitioner in the field of international litigation and transnational arbitration, including complex jurisdictional disputes concerning common law and civil law issues. He is a World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development) arbitrator. On Dec. 16, 2015, President Barack Obama appointed Martinez-Fraga as one of four U.S. delegate members to the Panel of Conciliators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (World Bank), effective Feb. 23, 2016. He is the first Hispanic to have been so appointed in the history of the Washington Convention of 1965. Martinez-Fraga is the co-leader of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s International Arbitration Team. He serves on the Advisory Council to the Restatement (Third) of International Commercial Arbitration of the American Law Institute.

In addition to his managing partner duties in Miami, Reetz represents clients as trial counsel in international and domestic commercial and regulatory disputes. His international disputes practice focuses on cases involving one or more foreign companies, persons or governments, as well as disputes involving other interests of foreign countries, such as enforcement of foreign judgments or arbitral awards, international discovery and service of process abroad. His practice also includes class actions, complex commercial litigation and regulatory matters. In addition to acting as counsel, he has served as an arbitrator in international commercial disputes. Reetz frequently writes and lectures on arbitration and litigation topics. He teaches transnational civil litigation and arbitration as an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law, and taught the same subject at the University of Miami School of Law from 2003 to 2010.