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Mexico: Commercial Litigation 2017

This chapter identifies 22 leading commercial litigators, who regularly appear before all levels of the courts in Mexico.

Most Highly Regarded
Claus von Wobeser Von Wobeser y Sierra, Mexico City
Carlos Loperena R Loperena Lerch y Martín del Campo, Mexico City
Xavier Cortina Quijano Cortina y de la Torre Abogados, Mexico City
Jorge De Haro Gonzalez Martínez Algaba de Haro Curiel y Galván-Duque, Mexico City

Von Wobeser y Sierra performs well with four listings. Claus von Wobeser is a “star individual” recognised for his longstanding international disputes practice. He has over four decades of experience in complex cross-border litigation. Adrián Magallanes represents multinationals, local companies and government entities in a broad range of commercial and administrative disputes. Clients call him “a strong advocate who takes care of the interest of his clients”. Litigation department head Marco Tulio Venegas is known as “a good strategist and tough litigator” with a broad expertise in commercial and administrative law. Alongside them, “up-and-coming star” Diego Sierra is noted for representing clients in commercial, insolvency and anti-corruption cases, and offers 15 years of experience.

Hogan Lovells sees two of its practitioners listed, with Luis Enrique Graham recognised for his in-depth experience of Mexican and cross-border litigation with a particular focus on investigations and anti-corruption proceedings. “He is always on top of the details”, according to one respondent. Litigation department co-head Luis Omar Guerrero Rodríguez is a very well-reputed litigator, who is described as “smart and perceptive” by peers.

At Martínez Algaba de Haro Curiel y Galván-Duque, Roberto Martínez Guerrero is recommended for his wide-ranging litigation experience and has practised before both federal and state courts in Mexico. Jorge De Haro Gonzalez is referred to as “one of the top commercial litigators in the country”. He is also highly recommended for his expertise in insolvency litigation.

At Quijano Cortina López y de la Torre, Xavier Cortina is extensively experienced and renowned litigator, who peers regularly see as one of the best in the country”. Javier Quijano Baz is “a great strategist” and highly regarded in the litigation space.

Alan De Rosenzweig of De Rosenzweig & De Rosenzweig has over three decades’ worth of experience and is regarded as a “go-to litigator”. Guillermo De Rosenzweig is “a highly adept lawyer and a strong presence in the courtroom”.

Ibarra Irra Ibarra Abogados’ founder René Irra has 40 years’ experience and is well reputed by his peers.

Carlos Loperena R of Loperena Lerch y Martín del Campo is one of our most highly nominated practitioners. He is recognised as a leader in the field, with a source stating: “He is a class apart.”

At Santamarina y Steta, Fernando del Castillo is one of the most highly recommended individuals for his commercial and insolvency litigation practice. One sources notes, “He provides solutions tailored to clients’ needs.”

Fabian Aguinaco Bravo of Aguinaco Abogados is very well known and respected in the market. Respondents observer: “He is one of the most shrewd and experienced litigators.”

Sepúlveda y Díaz Noriega’s founding partner Alfonso Sepúlveda García is regarded by most to be one of the top 10 litigators in Mexico. As one peer notes, “Alfonso is an intelligent and sophisticated trial lawyer.”

Carlos Malpica Hernández of Malpica Iturbe Buj & Paredes is recognised as "a litigation specialist" and has experience in a diverse range of litigation cases before the Supreme Court of Justice and federal and state courts. One client praises his excellent case management and his ability to work under pressure. 

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