Romeo Rojas has a BA (Hons.) from the University of Alberta, where he studied Russian and French, and a JD from the University of British Columbia. After graduating from law school, Romeo served as a Trade Commissioner in the Canadian Foreign Service, where his postings included the Consulate of Canada in Dubai and the Embassy of Canada in Abu Dhabi. Romeo completed his articles with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade's Trade Law Bureau in Ottawa, with a focus on international investment law.
Romeo subsequently moved to Calgary to join Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer (BDP) as an associate in 2007. While at BDP, Romeo completed a LLM at the University of Calgary. He subsequently joined Bennett Jones LLP's international arbitration group as an associate in 2016, and was promoted to partner in 2019.
As counsel, Romeo's practice was focused on arbitration in the energy and construction industries. He has represented companies and states in domestic, international and investor-state arbitrations under the world's leading international rule systems, including ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL, and ICSID.
In addition to accepting appointments as arbitrator, Romeo is an adjunct professor at the University of Calgary, where he teaches arbitration law. Romeo is also a member of Calgary's Subdivision and Development Appeal Board and Alberta's Land and Property Rights Tribunal.