Mexico: Arbitration 2018

In this chapter we highlight 23 leading lawyers with an established track record sitting as arbitrator or acting as counsel in commercial disputes. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Claus von Wobeser Von Wobeser y Sierra, Mexico City
2. Kate Brown de Vejar Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle, Mexico City
3. Eduardo Siqueiros T Hogan Lovells, Mexico City
4. Cecilia Azar Manzur DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano, Mexico City

Four experts from VON WOBESER Y SIERRA’s renowned arbitration practice are recognised in this chapter.  
Claus von Wobeser is a pre-eminent practitioner with a superb reputation for his “capacity to create a winning strategy” and “the depth of his analysis”.
International disputes “star” Alexandra von Wobeser boasts a strong commercial and investment arbitration practice and is a highly regarded figure in the space.
Peers describe Montserrat Manzano as “one of the most distinguished young attorneys in the field” and commend her “superb advocacy skills”.
Adrián Magallanes is “very mature in his judgement” and impresses market sources with his pragmatism in complex proceedings. 

Leading international firm HOGAN LOVELLS achieves three listings from its disputes practice.
Eduardo Siqueiros T is “a great all-round arbitrator” in both commercial and investor-state arbitration proceedings.
Luis Enrique Graham is widely endorsed for his outstanding international and domestic arbitration practice, and regularly represents clients before ICC and ad hoc tribunals. 
Luis Omar Guerrero Rodríguez wins praise from widespread market sources and is highly recommended as “a very knowledgeable and important figure in arbitration”.

Full-service international law firm CURTIS MALLET-PREVOST COLT & MOSLE sees two lawyers from its dedicated arbitration practice listed here. 
Kate Brown de Vejar stands out as one of the leading arbitration practitioners in the country. Her practice has a strong international focus and she is described by respondents as “an extremely dedicated and capable” attorney.
Gabriela Alvarez-Avila is “a very important figure in the Mexican arbitration market, and a go-to partner for investor-state arbitration”.

At DLA PIPER GALLASTEGUI Y LOZANO, Cecilia Azar Manzur is “a leading practitioner” in the Mexican arbitration market.  She enjoys a superb reputation as “an exceptionally bright lawyer”.

Herfried Wöss of WÖSS & PARTNERS is highlighted as “a great practitioner who is often relied upon to sort out really technical matters”.

At GONZÁLEZ DE COSSÍO ABOGADOS, Francisco González de Cossío "enjoys a first-class reputation in arbitration thanks to his long-standing expertise in the field”.

Market sources describe GONZÁLEZ DE CASTILLA ABOGADOS Emilio González de Castilla Jr as “the top guy” when it comes to both domestic and international commercial arbitration matters.

José Maria Abascal of ABASCAL FLORES Y SEGOVIA is “one of the best-known arbitrators” in Mexico. He is highly experienced across the energy, construction and real estate markets.

OGARRIO DAGUERRE’s Alejandro Ogarrio is a prominent practitioner and “is certainly one of the best Mexican arbitrators in the market right now”, according to peers.

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