Carlos E. López López, has over 25 years of experience in corporate, government affairs, and international business law, in counseling and litigation practices in the state courts, U.S. Federal District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, and state and federal appellate courts, as well as international organizations. He personally attended to the most sophisticated, high profile, and complex cases and clients, which included the Executive Governor’s Office, the Secretary of Justice, the Secretary of Labor, the Secretary of Education, the Executive Director of the Electric Power Authority, as well as many other departments and public corporations in the Executive Branch of the Government of Puerto Rico. He was an Examining Officer of the Environmental Quality Board for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. As corporate counselor in government affairs, attorney López advises in licensing and permits, environmental impact assessments, administrative rules and regulations drafting, federal and state legislation drafting, among other areas. In the International field he advises on international commercial contracts negotiations and drafting of contracts.
Mr. López further offers trainings, conferences and seminars on international business and economic law and international investment transactions (Joint Ventures, research and development, affiliations, subsidiaries, etc). His practice includes litigation and negotiation in the areas of business law and practice, permits and new business advice, contracts, administrative law, environmental law, products liability claims, and labor disputes. Attorney López has taught academic courses in Business and International Business Law, International Commercial Arbitration, Legal Research Analysis and Writing, and Management and Labor Relations at the Business Administration Faculty in the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, and at the Eugenio María de Hostos School of Law and the Inter-American University School of Law. He is active in professional organizations, currently serving as the liaison in Puerto Rico for the American Bar Association Section of International Law. In addition, he is Past President of the Inter-American Bar Association (IABA) (Federación Interamericana de Abogados), Chair of the IABA Network of Law Firms, Board Member of the Puerto Rico District Export Council, Advisory Board Member of the Jesús T. Piñero Library and Center for Social Research of the Ana G. Méndez University, and is a member of the American Society of International Law, Puerto Rico Bar Association (Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico) International Association of Lawyers (Union Internationale des Avocats), The National Institute for Lobbying Ethics, and the Latin American Business Council (Consejo Empresarial de América Latina-CEAL).
He is also active in volunteer work as a member of the board of directors of SER of Puerto Rico, a nonprofit organization and global affiliate of Easter Seals, dedicated to providing medical, therapeutic, and educational services to people with disabilities and special needs.
Mr. López is a Partner at Wolf Popper LLP New York, and is the Managing Partner of Wolf Popper PSC at San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Inter-American Bar Association (IABA):
Mr. López is Past President (2015-2016) of the Inter-American Bar Association (IABA). The IABA was founded on May 16, l940 by a group of distinguished lawyers and jurists representing forty-four professional organizations and seventeen nations of the western hemisphere, the Inter-American Bar Association represents a permanent forum for the exchange of professional views and information for lawyers to promote the Rule of Law and protect the democratic institutions in the Americas.
Approximately every 12 months, the IABA holds an international conference in one of the countries of the Americas during which time special seminars on legal topics are presented and IABA Committees and Sections meet. These meetings serve as a forum for the presentation of papers and the consideration of issues and resolutions related to them. They facilitate networking and discussion of current issues of interest to lawyers of the Americas, their respective governments, and various international organizations.
In addition, social events are held which emphasize local culture and cuisine. The IABA also offers regional seminars, has an active Young Lawyers Section, and participates in international conferences and meetings sponsored by other international and national legal organizations.