Carlos Sierra is an attorney from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and has a postgraduate degree in civil and commercial law from the Escuela Libre de Derecho, an international law course taught at Duke University and the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, and aviation contracts law at IATA, and LLM studies in Air and Space Law at Leiden University in the Netherlands.
He has been in private practice for more than 245 years and has been a partner at Abogados Sierra since its inception in 1994.
He has been involved in the structuring and implementation of transactions involving the lease, sale and finance of commercial and business aircraft to various airlines, companies and individuals in México. He currently represents some of the major companies that lease and finance commercial aircraft, advised lessors, financiers, commercial aircraft owners and business aircraft owners regarding their rights in various contexts, including in situations where lessees have defaulted on their contractual obligations and insolvency and liquidation proceedings of various Mexican airlines. He has been a speaker and moderator of various panels on aircraft finance and leasing and aviation law topics at various international conferences organised by the AWG, the US Trade and Development Agency, IATA, ALTA, IBA and other international entities.
He is an active member of the legal advisory panel of the Aviation Working Group, group he chaired, and a member to the International Registry Advisory Board. He is currently chair of the Aviation Law Committee of the International Bar Association.