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WWL Ranking: Future Leader

WWL says

Montserrat Manzano is an “outstanding arbitration expert”. She is “a widely respected lawyer offering excellent capabilities in arbitration and a very strong sense of business”.

Biography

Montserrat is a partner of Von Wobeser with more than 15 years’ experience in arbitration. She has participated in over 60 arbitrations as party attorney, secretary and/or arbitral tribunal assistant, in arbitrations conducted under the rules of the ICC, AAA, UNCITRAL, PCA, ICSID, complementary mechanism of ICSID and CAM. She has solid experience in dispute resolution related to administrative law, public procurement and government contracting. She has participated in both commercial and investment arbitrations, in various sectors including energy, construction, ports, shipping and chemicals, involving both Mexican and foreign applicable laws.

Montserrat has a law degree (JD equivalent) from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City; a diploma in international arbitration (first in class) from the Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City; a Master of Laws degree (LLM) in international commercial law from Lucy Cavendish College at the University of Cambridge; a diploma in investment arbitration in Latin America from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)/International Bar Association seminar in Mexico City; a diploma in witness cross-examination in international arbitration from Vienna; and a diploma in dispute solutions in the international energy sector from the ICC in Mexico City. She also studied at the Advanced Arbitration Academy for Latin America, at the ICC in Mexico City.

Montserrat has been recognised by various leading international editorials including: Chambers GlobalChambers Latin AmericaGlobal Arbitration Review 100WWL MexicoWWL ArbitrationWWL Arbitration: Future Leaders and Latin Lawyer 250. Montserrat speaks and writes regularly on arbitration-related issues, and participates in diversity initiatives both within and outside her firm, working with ArbitralWomen, AbogadasMX and the Cyrus R Vance Center for International Justice.

National Leader

Mexico - Arbitration 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Montserrat Manzano has extensive experience in handling sophisticated commercial and investment arbitrations across a wide range of industries.

Biography

Montserrat specialises in international dispute resolution. Her practice at Von Wobeser y Sierra, where she is partner, focuses on international commercial and investment arbitration. Montserrat has participated in more than 50 international arbitration proceedings, as either secretary or counsel, under the ICC, ICDR, UNCITRAL and ICSID rules. She has broad experience of applying both regional and public international law in a variety of disputes, most of which involve public works contracts, energy, and oil and gas-related matters. As a Mexican-qualified lawyer, she has successfully represented clients in administrative and constitutional proceedings before Mexican courts, including proceedings in support of arbitration and provisional measures.

Recognised for her expertise, she has been named Future Leader of Arbitration under 45 by Who’s Who Legal and recognised in GAR 100. Montserrat speaks and writes regularly on arbitration-related issues, and participates in diversity initiatives within her firm and beyond with ArbitralWomen, AbogadasMX and the Cyrus R Vance Center for International Justice.

Montserrat Manzano has a law degree (JD equivalent) from the Ibero-American University (Mexico City); a diploma in international arbitration (first in her class) from the Escuela Libre de Derecho (Mexico City); a Master of Laws degree (LLM) in international commercial law from Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge; a diploma in investment arbitration in Latin America from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)/International Bar Association seminar (Mexico City); a diploma in witness cross-examination in international arbitration (Vienna); and a diploma on dispute solutions in the international energy sector from the ICC (Mexico City). She also studied at the ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy for Latin America (Mexico City).

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