Ernesto Canales obtained a Law Degree from the Escuela Libre de Derecho (Suma Cum Laude) in Mexico City and continued his professional studies at Columbia University (Master in Comparative Law), Stanford University, University of Texas and Tecnológico de Monterrey. He has an extensive professional practice as corporate in‐house legal counsel, as well as private practitioner and as arbiter in international litigations. He is Founding Partner of Canales y Socios Abogados, S.C. and a Board member for several public and private companies.
Mr. Canales has promoted the change of the Mexican Criminal Justice System to adopt the Oral Trials. He is Honorary Consul of Thailand in Monterrey, and has been Chairman of the Board of many non profit organizations.
Mr. Canales has written extensively in several professional publications in leading newspapers, magazines and books. He is frequently invited to participate in Forums, Professional Conferences and in National TV programs to discuss matters of legal importance.
Mr. Canales has been awarded several important recognitions for his workfor; the Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa 2008, recognized his work.
Mr. Canales currently serves as Chief Anticorruption Officer for the State of Nuevo Leon.