Bernardo Sepúlveda Amor served as a judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) from 2006 to 2015 and was the Vice-President of the ICJ from 2012 to 2015. Currently, Bernardo Sepúlveda is of counsel at Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, SC, and heads the firms arbitration and dispute resolutions practice.

Prior to his appointment to the ICJ, Mr Sepúlveda was Mexico’s ambassador to the United States of America in 1982. From 1982 to 1988, he served as Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs, and from 1989 to 1993, he was Mexico’s ambassador to the United Kingdom.

His experience as arbitrator includes acting as chair on a number of high stakes investment treaty arbitration tribunals. Mr Sepúlveda’s term at the ICJ provided him with additional experience and unique insight when settling disputes between both public and private parties.