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    Ignacio de Castro

    Ignacio de Castro, LL.M. (King’s College London)

    Ignacio de Castro is Director of IP Disputes and External Relations Division at WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center in Geneva.

    Ignacio is a Spanish lawyer and an English solicitor. Ignacio holds an LL.M. degree from King’s College London. Before joining WIPO in 2002, he practiced with the law firms Baker & McKenzie, London and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London in the areas of international arbitration and litigation. Ignacio is responsible for the administration of mediation, arbitration and expert determination cases filed with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center and the development and promotion of WIPO alternative dispute resolution (ADR). This includes implementing ADR collaborations concluded with IP Offices and establishing alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures adapted to specific areas of intellectual property