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IMI Certified Mediator, IMI Certified Mediation Advocate
English, Spanish
AAA - American Arbitration Association
Mediation Profile

Rafael Lobo Niembro is the Founder and was the first President of the Nuevo Leon Association of Mediators, the first Association of its kind in Mexico and is also one of the Founders and first Vice-President of ARCO (Association for Conflict Resolution) the first National Association for Mediators in Mexico.

He served as the editor of the Latin American Mediation and Arbitration Review, an online publication

Mr. Lobo is the Director of Mediation and Arbitration of the Nuevo Leon Bar Association and a member of the World Forum on Mediation. Currently, he is a long-term consultant to the ABA on the Mediation in Mexico Project

He is certified by the State Supreme Court of Nuevo Leon as the first Mediator in his State.

Mr. Lobo graduated from the Law School at the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, where he also finished his studies in a master degree in ADR.

He practices law as a partner in the law firm DeForest. and an associate at Alinea, a consulting firm in the construction field

Mr. Lobo is the World Bank Group Mediator for Mexico and the Caribbean

He received the medal for peace and harmony, Mexico´s highest recognition for a mediator.

Mr. Lobo is one of the pioneers on the development of the mediation movement not just in his hometown Monterrey but in Mexico.

He has been involved in many legislative projects and training mediators around the country in the past 10 years.

He has served as a mediator in commercial, business cases involving national and international parties, contract, family business and construction.

As a mediator I prefer to adapt the style that the parties in the case need, using the tools and methodology required to provide a service designed for them

Areas of particular experience as a mediator include: Business Commercial Government Construction

Member Founder of the AMPRAC (Mexican Association of Professionals in Alternative Resolution of Conflicts). (since 1999)

Member of the Bar of Lawyers from Nuevo Leon, Director of Mediation and Arbitration. (since 1999)

Member of the US-Mexico Bar Association (USMBA). Participate as chair from the Mexican side of the mediation committee. (since 1999)

Member Founder and First President of the State Mediators Bar of Nuevo León (since 2002)

First Mediator to be certified by the State Supreme Court of Nuevo Leon (PSMCNL-001) (since 2005)

Member Founder and First Executive Vice-President of ARCO (Association for Conflict Resolution). The First National ADR Association in Mexico (since 2007)

Member of Global Intermediation an international panel for commercial mediation (since 2007)

Member of the IMI (International Mediation Institute) Independent Standards Commission. (since 2008)

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