Mario Melgar is a partner at CCN, where he has worked since 2003. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Melgar received a (cum laude) doctorate in international law from the Universidad Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, and worked as a legal adviser to the Mexican House of Representatives, Mexican Senate and Federal Department of Energy. His practice concentrates on representing foreign investors in Mexico, particularly in corporate, contract and real estate matters. Mario Melgar is the author of one book and several articles in specialized publications on topics such as biotechnology and genomics, intellectual property, foreign investment and international trade. In 2002 Mario Melgar won first prize in Mexico’s National Legal Essay Contest. Mr. Melgar has served as secretary, vice president and president of the International Section of the San Antonio Bar Association in San Antonio, Texas.
- Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain (Doctorate in International Law, 2003)
- Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague, Holland (Course on Public International Law, 2001)
- Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Ciudad de México, México (Undergraduate in International Relations, 1998)
- Universidad Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico (J.D., 1997)
- University of Texas, Austin, Texas (Course on Anglo-American Law for Latin American Lawyers, 1997)
- San Antonio Bar Association, International Section (has served as Secretary, Vice-President, and President)