Jorge Asali Harfuch co-founded Bufete Asali in 2012. Prior to founding Bufete Asali, Jorge was a partner of Ojeda & Asali for almost 15 years. Overall, Jorge has over 25 years of experience representing clients in complex commercial disputes before Mexican courts and arbitral tribunals.
Jorge obtained his law degree from Escuela Libre de Derecho after graduating with honors in 1998. Three years later, he received an LLM from Harvard Law School, where he specialised in transnational litigation and international arbitration. Jorge also holds a diploma in commercial arbitration issued by the International Chamber of Commerce.
Jorge has been frequently involved in some of the most high-profile commercial disputes in Mexico. Among others, Jorge recently helped a group of creditors recover assets worth more than US$350 million from an oil services company during its bankruptcy proceedings. Jorge was also part of the team that secured a US$225 million award on behalf of Mexican and Chinese contractors against a state-owned entity following the failed construction of a hydroelectric project.
Jorge is frequently sought by foreign clients and law firms to aid with issues on Mexican law within proceedings carried outside the Mexican territory. He has advised clients in cross-border disputes and on the enforcement of foreign judgements in Mexico. Jorge also is a recurrent expert on Mexican commercial law. For example, he recently rendered an expert opinion on bankruptcy matters in an ICSID arbitration between American investors and the Mexican government.