Mexico: Arbitration 2019

In this chapter we recognise 29 standout lawyers for their leading work acting as counsel and arbitrator in both domestic and international arbitration proceedings.  

Most Highly Regarded
1. Claus von Wobeser Von Wobeser y Sierra SC, Mexico City
2. Kate Brown de Vejar Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle SC, Mexico City

Von Wobesery y Sierra achieves four listings in this chapter.
Claus von Wobeser is a pre-eminent figure in the Mexican arbitration market who possesses over four decades of experience handling arbitration proceedings under a wide variety of international arbitral rules.
Alexandra von Wobeser is a first-class arbitration lawyer highlighted by sources who note that she is “a thoughtful and great lawyer with strong experience in international arbitration”.
Adrián Magallanes is widely respected for his impressive experience working on institutional and ad hoc arbitrations on a domestic and international level across a variety of sectors.
Montserrat Manzano is a highly experienced and talented lawyer who focuses her practice on providing clients with in-depth advice in commercial and investment arbitrations in industries that include shipping, construction and energy.

Hogan Lovells also performs well with four listings.
Eduardo Siqueiros is praised by peers who describe him as “a well-known lawyer with considerable experience as an investor-state arbitrator”.
Luis Enrique Graham has extensive experience in dispute resolution representing clients in domestic and international arbitrations. Sources particularly note his “excellent ability in private commercial arbitrations”.
Omar Guerrero Rodríguez is a highly experienced practitioner with expertise in high-value arbitration proceedings that often involve cross-border elements.
Juan Francisco Torres-Landa draws praise from peers for his work in the corporate space, where he has significant experience in disputes relating to M&A and joint ventures.

At Galicia Abogados, Cecilia Azar Manzur is an experienced arbitration lawyer who is recognised for her top-tier representation of clients in disputes across the trade and corporate sectors.
Rodrigo Zamora Etcharren is “an excellent practitioner” with a standout practice in international arbitration proceedings.

Ortega & Gómez Ruano Lawyers sees two individuals highlighted here.
Elsa Ortega is praised for her work in the arbitration space, where she represents clients in high-stakes, complex commercial proceedings.
Sofía Gómez Ruano is an “excellent and thoughtful lawyer” who has strong experience representing clients in high-profile arbitrations.

Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle has two lawyers recognised.
Kate Brown de Vejar is one of the foremost arbitration practitioners in the country. She is highly respected for her outstanding work on international commercial and investment arbitration, where she represents companies and states across various sectors.
Gabriela Alvarez-Avila handles both commercial and investor-state proceedings and is highlighted by sources as “very experienced in investor-state arbitration and has considerable practice as party counsel”.

Alejandro Ogarrio at Ogarrio Daguerre is commended by peers for his work in arbitration, where he has particular experience in trade disputes operating under UNCITRAL rules.

Foley Hoag’s Analía González offers clients deep expertise and knowledge of arbitration matters and is recognised for her particular expertise in environment and natural resources disputes.

Cecilia Flores Rueda of Flores Rueda Abogados is a well-known dispute resolution lawyer with vast experience in international arbitrations, impressing with her work on commercial proceedings.

René Irra de la Cruz at Cuatrecasas is a well-regarded practitioner with experience representing clients in high-value arbitrations across a wide variety of sectors.

At Wöss & Partners, Herfried Wöss is a “highly experienced arbitrator” who also skilfully acts as counsel, most notably in complex NAFTA cases.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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