Josafat Paredes is an attorney in Holland & Knight's Mexico City office. Mr. Paredes focuses his practice on international arbitration, with experience in energy, construction, telecommunications and investment claims. He also provides legal advice to national and international companies on issues related to international trade and regulatory compliance.

Mr. Paredes has participated in arbitral proceedings under leading institutions, including the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) and the Arbitration Center of Mexico (CAM).

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Paredes also worked in the legal department of Mexico's National Service of Health, Safety and Agrifood Quality (SENASICA), where he handled matters related to national and international sanitary and phytosanitary regulation, particularly related to genetically modified organisms, as well as imports, exports and mobilization of products of plant, animal and aquaculture origin.


  • Queen Mary University of London, LL.M., Comparative and International Dispute Resolution
  • Escuela Libre de Derecho, Diploma, International Commercial Arbitration
  • Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, J.D., Facultad de Derecho, honors
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Mexico
Honors & Awards
  • The Best Lawyers in Mexico, 2022-2024
  • Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2021
  • The Legal 500 Latin America, International Trade and Customs, 2018, 2019
  • Holland & Knight Public and Charitable Service All-Star Award, 2017
  • Professional Performance Recognition, SENASICA, 2016
Spoken Languages
  • English
  • Spanish