Dr Herfried Wöss is founding partner of Wöss & Partners (Mexico City, Washington DC, Lima and Vienna) and renowned international arbitrator in large damages cases and complex arbitrations. Currently, he is president, co-arbitrator, party counsel, expert adjudicator and damages expert in some of the largest and politically sensitive arbitrations in Latin America, dealing with the construction and operation of gas pipelines, aqueducts, oil platforms, cement plants, power purchase agreements and refineries under the LCIA, ICDR, ICC, CCL and ICC ADR Rules and also in administrative and commercial litigations.
Dr. Wöss is also highly specialized in investment arbitration and principal author of the Oxford University Press monograph on "Damages in International Arbitration under Complex Long-term Contracts" (2014) where he established an international damages doctrine for income-generating contracts and investments in commercial and investment arbitrations, which has been espoused by leading arbitral awards Yukos v. Russia (measure of damages under Chorzów), Murphy v. Ecuador (illegality threshold under FET and indirect expropriation) and Mobil v. Venezuela (contract as investment) and is currently being used as reference by the Iran-US Claims Tribunal. Dr. Wöss is also advisor of the ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages in International Arbitration and listed by the International Who's Who of Commercial Arbitration, the Global Arbitration Review Arbitrator Research Tool (GAR ART) and The Legal 500 as a leading international arbitrator.
Dr Wöss has been visiting scholar for arbitration and damages law at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington DC from 2012-2013. He holds a Magister iuris and a Doctorate in International Economic Law (summa cum laude) from the Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria, an LLM in International Business Legal Studies from the University of Exeter, UK, and is Licenciado en Derecho from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. Dr. Wöss was recently licensed by the Washington DC Court of Appeals as Special Legal Consultant. He is resident in Mexico City and Vienna (Palais Aurora), works in German, English and Spanish, and also reads French.