Alexander Aizenstatd


Counsel, Arbitrator – Domestic, Arbitrator – International


Commercial / Business, Investment, Energy / Oil & Gas

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish









Organization/Company Name

Aizenstatd Legal

E-mail Address

Alexander Aizenstatd, LL.M (Yale), FCIArb, Esq, is an arbitrator and counsel. He holds a Masters Degree from Yale Law School and is a former visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and Public Law in Heidelberg, Germany. He has taught International Public Law, Constitutional Law and International Human Rights at Rafael Landivar University. He also has a diploma from the International Academy for Arbitration Law in Paris, the Center in International Commercial Arbitration at the American University, Washington College of Law and the Xiamen Academy of International Law in China. He has authored several publications on issues of international law in Guatemala, the United States and Europe. He is also a former Editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. He is a former Member of the Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce and a Member of the Task Force “Addressing Issues of Corruption in International Arbitration”. He is a former Director of the Arbitration Center of the Chamber of Industry in Guatemala (CRECIG) and a founder and academic director of the International Arbitration Moot Court Competition. He is a former coach for the team representing Yale Law School at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. He is also a former participant and judge at the International Rounds of the Phillip. C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. He is a former Visiting Lawyer at the Interamerican Human Rights Court in Costa Rica. He was awarded the Medal of Professional Excellence by the Honor Tribunal of the Guatemalan Bar Association. His principal areas of practice include arbitration, constitutional law, international law and international human rights. He has been appointed as arbitrator, president of the arbitral tribunal and sole arbitrator. He has acted as arbitrator or counsel in arbitrations dealing with energy, construction, government contracts, and general corporate matters, including arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules. Among other works, he has published in the Inter-American and European Human Rights Journal, Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Law, Latin American Journal of Constitutional Law, Mexican Journal of International Law, General Journal of European Law, and  authored the Spanish translation of the ICCA Guide on the New York Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. In his pro-bono practice, he has presented several successful constitutional cases dealing with protection from torture, indigenous peoples rights, protection of women against violence, and other relevant issues.

Mr. Aizenstatd is a Lawyer and Notary in Guatemala. He is also admitted to practice law in New York, the Eastern District of Texas and the Supreme Court of the United States. Mr. Aizenstatd is fluent in Spanish and English. E-mail: