Mr Alonso Massa graduated from the University of Buenos Aires, School of Law, having pursued graduate legal studies in Argentina (University of Buenos Aires) as well as in Switzerland (The Graduate Institute); he holds an LLM in International Relations (specialization in International Law) from the University of Geneva.
He was admitted to practice law in Argentina in 1994 and provides legal advice in the field of international commercial arbitration, particularly regarding Latin American-related issues, his other areas of expertise being intellectual property law and international business law. He has published several articles in Spanish, English, French and Portuguese and is a contributor to the YBCA (ICCA).
He is a member of various international arbitration associations, namely, the CEA, the LCIA and the CIArb.
He served as a Legal Officer at various UN specialized agencies.
He also worked with law firms as a litigation lawyer and multinational companies as a General Counsel for the I.P. Department (Latin American region).
He is also a Sworn Translator (University of Buenos Aires). He worked as an expert witness translator before national courts and international arbitral tribunals and as a Lawyer-Linguist at a number of UN specialized agencies.
He speaks fluent English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan and German, and has a solid working knowledge of Dutch, Swedish, Russian and Chinese.