Fernando Navarro Sánchez (Mexico)

Email: Fernando.navarro.sanchez@UNDP.org

Fernando Navarro Sánchez is a commercial mediator and the Practice Manager for JAMS in Mexico, leading JAMS efforts in its expansion in the country. He also supports the practice development for JAMS in other Latin American countries. He is passionate about dispute resolution, particularly about negotiation and mediation. He is certified by the Mexico City Courts System as private mediator No. 445. He is a frequent speaker, writer and trainer in those specialties in several cities of Mexico, the United States, and the Central American region. Fernando has acted as a co- mediator, a solo mediator and as a negotiation consultant in Mexico and the United States, in commercial, labor, family and community matters. Further, Fernando is co-founder of the Academia de Negociación, an initiative to foster negotiation skills in Spanish for legal and other professionals.

Fernando also works as a legal consultant for Mexico, Central and South America for a global solar energy company. Before pursuing an LL.M., Fernando worked for 6 years in a prestigious Mexican law firm in the litigation, corporate and transactional areas.

Fernando is an attorney by the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosi, in Mexico. He also holds an LL.M. in dispute resolution by the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University in California.

Mr. Navarro is a fluent English and French speaker, has conversational knowledge of Portuguese, and he is a native Spanish speaker.