July 2017

Implementation of legal provisions regarding the National Anti-Corruption Systemsee more

Yesterday, July 19th, the “General Law of Administrative Responsibilities,” came into force. This new law establishes the administrative responsibilities, obligations, and applicable sanctions for all the acts or omissions in which the public officials might incur. This law also establishes administrative offenses related to corruption acts –and its sanctions - in which private parties might incur.
June 2017

Special session: "Combating corruption: Interaction and collaboration between Mexican authorities and foreign agencies in complex anti-corruption investigations."see more

Von Wobeser y Sierra & International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) are delighted to inform that we’ve been working together in the organization of the event “Combating corruption: Interaction and collaboration between Mexican authorities and foreign agencies in complex anti- corruption investigations.” It will be held on June 29, 2017 in Mexico City, for further details you can download our invitation here.
RSVP Hugo Pérez Collí +52 55 5687 2203/2207, Email: hperez@iccmex.org.mx
June 2017

ITAFOR announces 2017 collaborators and among these Montserrat Manzano, Von Wobeser y Sierra Senior Associate, was electedsee more

The Latin American Arbitration Association (ALARB), the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA), and the Brazilian Arbitration Committee (CBAr) announced the ITAFOR Moderators and Contributors for 2017, the main online forum for the arbitration community in Latin America . Among these elected was Montserrat Manzano, Senior Associate of Von Wobeser and Sierra. ITAFOR is a fundamentally Spanish-Portuguese database designed to share information and promote discussion on arbitration and alternative dispute resolution issues relevant to Latin America. More than 500 outstanding arbitration professionals are subscribed to ITAFOR.
May 2017

Edmund Duckwitz, Of Counsel at Von Wobeser y Sierra (Former German Ambassador to Mexico) is elected as President of CAMEXAsee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra is honored to announce that Dr. Duckwitz has been elected as President of the German-Mexican Chamber of Commerce (CAMEXA). Dr. Duckwitz works closely with German, European, Mexican, American as well as other foreign clients of the Firm.
May 2017

Repatriation of Capital- Decree granting administrative incentives in Income Taxsee more

On May 15th, 2017 the “First Resolution of Changes to the Omnibus Tax Bill for 2017” ("General Rules") was published in the Official Federal Gazette. This Decree establishes a scheme of incentives in order to incentivize the return of resources held abroad, so that such capital may be invested in productive activities that contribute to the economic growth of the country.
April 2017

Lex Latin – Edmond Grieger, Sofía López – Von Wobeser & Sierra, S.C. generates Modelo renewables PPAsee more

Von Wobeser & Sierra, S.C. has helped Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo sign a power purchase agreement with utilities provider Iberdrola México worth US$350 million.
April 2017

Latin Lawyer – Edmond Grieger, Sofía López – Von Wobeser & Sierra, S.C. generates Modelo renewables PPAsee more

Von Wobeser & Sierra, S.C. has helped Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo sign a power purchase agreement with utilities provider Iberdrola México worth US$350 million.
March 2017

Von Wobeser y Sierra won the Matter of the Year Award given by GCRsee more

We are honored to inform you that Von Wobeser y Sierra won the Matter of the Year Award for our team’s participation on the SAB Miller /ABI transaction. This award was won along with other firms who took part on that deal’s completion.
March 2017

International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) – Andrés Nieto – Financial Arbitration Conferencesee more

Von Wobeser & Sierra, S.C. is pleased to announce that our Partner, Andrés Nieto will be speaker and moderator in conference “Financial Arbitration”, in Mexico City on 30rd March, 2017 from 15:30 – 20:30 hours in the hotel Four Seasons.
March 2017

Latin Lawyer – Luis Burgueño, Laura Maldonado – Four firms behind Kruger Brown plastic acquisition.see more

Durakon Industries Mexico, which is controlled by PendaForm, hired Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago and Mexico´s Von Wobeser & Sierra, S.C. for the deal.
March 2017

Latin Lawyer – Fernando Carreño – Two enforcers will review AT&T / Time Warner merger, Mexican court rules.see more

A specialised court has given both of Mexico’s competition enforcers power to review the AT&T/Time Warnerdeal.
February 2017

COFECE finds evidence of anticompetitive practices in two marketssee more

Mexico´s competition watchdog has found evidence of anticompetitive practices in the market for medical latex products and the market for industrial oxygen, it said on 2 February.
February 2017

Lex Latin – Luis Burgueño, Laura Maldonado – Kruger Brown acquire PendaForm in Mexico with the help from four law firms.see more

The transaction was advised in Mexico City by Von Wobeser and Sierra, S.C. On behalf of PendaForm, and Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago.
February 2017

Global Competition Review (GCR) – Mexico pursues first criminal action against cartelists – Fernando Carreñosee more

For the first time, Mexico’s Federal Commission for Economic Competition on Wednesday referred for prosecution individuals who allegedly violated the country’s competition law, as part of the competition authority’s investigation of collusion in public health tenders.
February 2017

Latin Lawyer – Mexico pursues first criminal action against cartelists – Fernando Carreño see more

For the first time, Mexico’s Federal Commission for Economic Competition on Wednesday referred for prosecution individuals who allegedly violated the country’s competition law, as part of the competition authority’s investigation of collusion in public health tenders.
February 2017

Montserrat Manzano - YAI Talks Miami: Conquering new grounds, the Finance and Banking Industry.see more

Von Wobeser y Sierra is pleased to announce that our Senior Associate, Montserrat Manzano who is the Chair of ITA Young Arbitrators will be giving the welcome remarks for the YAI Talks Miami which will focus on: Conquering new grounds, the Finance and Banking Industry.
February 2017

Client Communication: Personal data protection in Mexicosee more

Enactment and entry into force of the General Law on the Protection of Personal Data in possession of Government Agencies.
January 2017

Von Wobeser y Sierra recognized by GCR 100 as one of the best 100 firms in Competition in the worldsee more

The practice area of Competition & Antitrust as well as Fernando Carreño and his team have been recognized by the prestigious British editorial Global Competition Review 100 (GCR 100) for being one of the top 100 firms globally in such practice. The editorial makes a thorough investigation in order to identify the best firms focused on competition. Global Competition Review 100 has recognized Von Wobeser y Sierra as one of the elite five firms in competition in Mexico (elite is the highest category of recognition given by GCR 100).
January 2017

Principal Changes to Tax Provisions for 2017see more

Brief explanation of the principal changes to tax provisions.
October 2016

Arbitral Women in Latin America: Mexico City.see more

Arbitral Women and Von Wobeser & Sierra are delighted to inform you that we will be holding an evening of SpeedNet in Mexico City on January 26th, 2017 which is the first of its kind in Latin America. In conjunction with Arbitral Women, Montserrat Manzano (Senior Associate of VWyS) will be hosting the event. Additional details are available at the Arbitral Women page or you can download our invitation here.
January, 2016

Latin Lawyer – Claus von Wobeser, Rupert Hüttler, Diego Sierra, Javier Lizardi, Rodolfo Trampe, Gibrán Castañeda, Alejandro González, Claudia Díaz – Corvaglia ends shareholder dispute, ups control of Mexico arm.see more

Mexico´s Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. has helped Swiss plastics manufacturer Corvaglia and its founder settle a series of disputes with minority shareholders of Corvaglia´s Mexican subsidiary.
December, 2016

Latin Lawyer – Fernando Carreño – Post closing tax liabilities among the gratest challenges for M&A deals.see more

Whether it is regulatory uncertainty, tax litigation or aggressive antitrust enforcement, foreign investors undertaking M&A transactions in Latin America may find half the challenge lies after they close the deal.
January, 2016

Latin Lawyer – Andrés Nieto, Rodolfo Trampe, Edmond Grieger y Alberto Córdoba – Prince International acquires chemical company.see more

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC have helped the parent company of raw material producer Prince International acquire Erachem Manganese Chemicals from French mining and metallurgical company Eramet Group, in a deal worth US$170 million.
December, 2016

Who´s Who Legal recognizes Partners & Lawyers at Von Wobeser y Sierrasee more

We are honored to announce that Who´s Who Legal has recognized several key lawyers at our firm.
December, 2016

Who´s Who Legal recognizes Partners & Associates of Von Wobeser y Sierra in Who´s Who Legal Mexicosee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. is honored to announce that Who´s Who Legal Mexico has recognized several key lawyers of the Firm.
December, 2016

ICC- International Chamber of Commerce: ICC Mexico Mediation Committee, Alexandra von Wobeser.see more

We are proud to inform that our of counsel, Alexandra von Wobeser, has been designated as vice president of the ICC Mexico Mediation Committee for two years (2017 – 2019).
December, 2016

Leader League - Business and Leadership: Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) - Montserrat Manzano, Chair of the Young Arbitrators Initiative (YAI).see more

Interview with our associate Sr. Montserrat Manzano, Chair of the Young Arbitrators Initiative (YAI) of ITA.
December, 2016

Latin Lawyer - Leading Lights: Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. Latin American Pro Bono Leadersee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. is honored to inform its clients and friends that it has been recognized as one of the leading Top 55 firms in Latin America by The Vance Center and Latin Lawyer for its strong commitment to Pro Bono.
December, 2016

Who´s Who Legal recognizes Future Leaders 2017. These are Partners and Non-Partners aged 45 or under who are considered to be the future leaders of the international arbitration.see more

We are honored to announce that the new publication of Who´s Who Legal, Arbitration – Future Leaders, launched in November 2016 has recognized our Partner, Adrián Magallanes as well as our Of Counsel, Alexandra von Wobeser and Senior Associate, Montserrat Manzano for their expertise in the field of arbitration. Those listed have been flagged up as having the skills to lead the practice of arbitration into the future.
December, 2016

Adrián Magallanes, Rodrigo Barradas - Global Arbitration Review (GAR) – Enforcement 2016 Mexico.see more

Reference Guide Mexico, Enforcement 2016 Mexico: Applicable procedural law for recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards
December, 2016

Fernando Carreño, Edmond Grieger, Luis Miguel Jiménez, Rodolfo Trampe, Pablo Saez Williams, Paloma Alcántara y Manuel Martínez - Latin Lawyer: Global Arbitration Review Constellation snaps up more Modelo assetssee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra SC have helped Grupo Modelo, a subsidiary of Belgium beer maker Anheuser-Busch InBev, sell a brewery in northwestern Mexico to Constellation Brands for US$600 million.
November, 2016

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. promotes gender diversity with Abogadas MXsee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. continues to promote the importance of gender diversity in the professional arena.
November, 2016

Potential withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreementsee more

One of the principal losers in the recent presidential election in the United States of America (U.S.) was undoubtedly the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Its economic benefits minimized or overlooked and its imperfections and unfulfilled promises exaggerated, it was subject to a successful but very unfair demonization.
November, 2016

IBA Judicial Integrity Initiative: judicial anti-corruption compactsee more

Dear Clients and Friends, As part of the Judicial Integrity Initiative launched by the International Bar Association (“IBA”) President David. W. Rivkin, Von Wobeser & Sierra, S.C. (“VWYS”) has the honor to share with you that its partners, associates and clerks have, individually, signed the IBA Judicial Anti-Corruption Compact. By signing to this Anti-Corruption Compact, VWYS ratifies its commitment in fighting corruption.We are one of the first law firms in Mexico to assume an institutional commitment to the Judicial Anti-Corruption Compact and we have done so with the intention to affiliate ourselves with this change in favor of a legal culture more driven towards integrity in the practice of our profession.
October 2016

Von Wobeser y Sierra’s Attorneys Sign the IBA Anticorruption Compactsee more

The Mexican Supreme Court Chief Justice, together with the IBA President and the Presidents of the three main Mexican Bar Associations, all signed the Anticorruption Compact in a ceremony hosted by the Mexican Chief Justice at the Mexican Supreme Court.
October 2016

Luis Burgueño, Gloria Martínez, Alberto Córdoba, Jorge Díaz y Marisol Márquez - LexLatin: San Benedetto sold shares in JV with Grupo Peñafielsee more

In Mexico, Acqua Minerale San Benedetto S.p.A. sold the shares that it held in two mexican subsidiaries that are part of a joint venture created by the company and Grupo Peñafiel, Pañafiel Aguas Minerales S.A. de C.V. for a confidential amount.
October 2016

Arbitral Women in Latin America: Mexico Citysee more

Arbitral Women and Von Wobeser & Sierra are delighted to inform you that we will be holding an evening of SpeedNet in Mexico City on January 26th, 2017 which is the first of its kind in Latin America. In conjunction with Arbitral Women, Montserrat Manzano (Senior Associate of VWyS) will be hosting the event. Additional details are available at the Arbitral Women page or you can download our invitation here.
October 2016

CENACE announces the winners of the Second Long Term Auction for Energy, CELs and Capacitysee more

CENACE announced the ruling of the Second Long Term Auction.
September, 2016

Latin Lawyer: Luis Burgueño, Rupert Hüttler, Alberto Cordoba: Von Wobeser & Allen Overy steer auto issuancesee more

Von Wobeser & Sierra SC in Mexico City has helped Indian Automotive parts supplier Samvardhana Motherson issue notes worth US $300 million to repay debt.
September, 2016

Global Investigations Review (GIR 100) - Diego Sierra: The world´s leading investigations practices revealed.see more

Global Investigations Review has announced its ranking from GIR 100: The world´s leading investigations practices revealed. Von Wobeser & Sierra and our partner are recognized in the ranking by GIR 100 (100 firms/lawyers more important around the world).
September, 2016

Latin Lawyer: Fernando Carreño - Antitrust probe targets Cancún airportsee more

Fernando Carreño Nuñez de Alvarez at Von Wobeser y Sierra SC in Mexico City states this investigation highlights COFECE is no longer focused only on cartel investigations. Instead the commission is also interested in investigating potential by-effect infringements.
August, 2016

Lex Latin – Luis Burgueño, Edmond Grieger, Rodolfo Trampe, Alberto Córdoba, Marisol Márquez: Von Wobeser y Sierra after acquisition of  FTE in Mexico see more

Von Wobeser & Sierra, S.C advised to Valeo in the acquisition of Bain Capital owner of FTE.
August, 2016

Latin Lawyer –Luis Burgueño, Edmond Grieger, Rodolfo Trampe, Alberto Córdoba y Marisol Márquez : Bain Capital exits car parts maker in Mexico.see more

French car parts supplier Valeo has hired four offices from German firm Gleiss Lutz and Von Wobeser y Sierra SC in Mexico City to complete the Mexican leg of its global acquisition of German clutch maker FTE from Bain Capital.
August, 2016

Fernando Carreño - GCR – Global Competition Review: Mexico’s competition barsee more

Von Wobeser & Sierra has been recognize by Global Competition Review as one of the best firms law in the practice of antitrust law. The position of Von Wobeser & Sierra is “Elite” the highest position in the publication.
August, 2016

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. is recognized as “Elite” firm in Global Competition Reviewsee more

August 22nd 2016, Mexico City

Von Wobeser y Sierra is proud to announce that it has been recognized as “Elite” firm by the prestigious publication Global Competition Review. The publication, conducts an exhaustive investigation in order to identify the best lawyers and firms that are leaders in their field.
August, 2016

Global Competition Review-GCR – Fernando Carreño: Mexican enforcer urges freight industry deregulationsee more

Mexico´s competition authority has solid local regulations in the state of Sinaloa restrict competition in freight services, leading to stunded growth and reductions in service quality.
August, 2016

GCR-Global Competition Review -Turf wars: the threat of stand-offs between Mexico’s competition enforcerssee more

When overhauling the country’s antitrust enforcement in 2013, the Mexican legislature made the unusual decision to take away thecompetition agency’s jurisdiction over the telecommunications sector – a move that many Mexican competition lawyers still question and criticise, but enforcers praise.
August, 2016

Latin Lawyer – Claus Von Wobeser, Fernando Moreno, Marco Tulio Venegas, Montserrat Manzano, Katarina Lundahl y Rodrigo Macin – Techint settles ICC claim over Mexican gas pipeline.see more

Italian-Argentine engineering group Techint has settled a gas pipeline dispute with a Mexican unit of California-based Sempra Energy that led to an ICC emergency arbitrator order.
August, 2016

GAR- Global Arbitration Review – Claus Von Wobeser, Fernando Moreno, Marco Tulio Venegas, Montserrat Manzano, Katarina Lundahl y Rodrigo Macin – Techint settles ICC claim over Mexican gas pipeline.see more

Italian-Argentine engineering group Techint has settled a gas pipeline dispute with a Mexican unit of California-based Sempra Energy that led to an ICC emergency arbitrator order.
August, 2016

Thomson Reuters Foundation – Andrés Nieto - Pro Bono in Mexicosee more

Von Wobeser & Sierra, has developed an institutional mechanism to improve, manage, and regularly report the pro bono work we do to various pro bono foundations. Through this institutional process we are able to select clients according to our lawyers´ capabilities, areas of expertise, and clients’ needs.
August, 2016

Andrés Nieto – Global Pound Conference: Shaping the future of dispute resolution and improving access to justice - August 25, 2016.see more

Andrés Nieto, Partner of Von Wobeser & Sierra, S.C., will participate as moderator at the Global Pound Conference event which will be held at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. He will be moderator in the 4th panel “Actions to undertake - What can be done and by whom promote a better access to the justice?”
August, 2016

Adrián Magallanes – Global Pound Conference: Shaping the future of dispute resolution and improving access to justice - August 25, 2016. see more

Adrián Magallanes, Partner of Von Wobeser & Sierra, S.C., will be participated as panelist at Global Pound Conference event in Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City. He will be speaker in the panel 4 “Actions to undertake - what can be done and by whom promote a better access to the justice?”
July 2016

Communication regarding Mexican Data Privacy Protectionsee more

Changes in monitoring and compliance assessment of the FAPPDPI.
July 2016

Mexico's New Anti-corruption Paradigmsee more

We bid you to join us in reviewing "Mexico's New Anti-corruption Paradigm".
June 2016

Latin Lawyer: Panama Papers leak sparks Mexican investigation – Fernando Carreñosee more

Mexico’s competition authority is re-examining a major pharmaceutical merger, after the Panama Papers revealed the purchase had allegedly been funded by the wife of the owner of its biggest rival.
June 2016

Global Competition Review (GCR): Panama Papers leak sparks Mexican investigation – Fernando Carreñosee more

Mexico’s competition authority is re-examining a major pharmaceutical merger, after the Panama Papers revealed the purchase had allegedly been funded by the wife of the owner of its biggest rival.
June 2016

Latin Lawyer: Mexico Passes “Crazy” transparency law – Adrián Magallanessee more

A last-minute amendment to Mexican anti-corruption legislation that will place onerous disclosure obligations on all government contractors is both impractical and amounts to an invasion of employee privacy, lawyers say
June 2016

Global Investigations Review (GIR): Mexico Passes “Crazy” transparency law – Adrián Magallanessee more

A last-minute amendment to Mexican anti-corruption legislation that will place onerous disclosure obligations on all government contractors is both impractical and amounts to an invasion of employee privacy, lawyers say.
June 2016

Latin Lawyer – Modelo takes Crown in beer dispute - Marco Tulio Venegas, Margarita Garate, Michelle Carrillo.see more

Mexican brewery Grupo Modelo has won an ICC arbitration with Guatemalan partners who sold imitation Corona beers in the US and Australia – but failed to secure moral damages for alleged harm caused to the brand. Modelo was represented by Von Wobeser & Sierra.
June 2016

Global Arbitration Review (GAR) – Modelo takes Crown in beer dispute - Marco Tulio Venegas, Margarita Garate, Michelle Carrillo.see more

Mexican brewery Grupo Modelo has won an ICC arbitration with Guatemalan partners who sold imitation Corona beers in the US and Australia – but failed to secure moral damages for alleged harm caused to the brand. Modelo was represented by Von Wobeser & Sierra.
June, 2016

Mexican Congress Issues Secondary Anticorruption Regulationssee more

Congress approved complementary laws to the National Anti-corruption System.
June 2016

Luis Burgueño, Edmond Grieger, Rodolfo Trampe, Gloria Martínez, Laura Maldonado, Ariel Garfio, Alix Trimmer – Latin Lawyer: Coca Cola buys Unilever´s soy drinks business.see more

Von Wobeser y Sierra SC has helped The Coca-Cola Company and its largest bottler Coca-Cola Femsa buy Unilever’s soy-based beverage business for US$575 million.
June 2016

Marco Tulio Venegas- LACCA (Latin American Corporate Counsel): Protecting the tricks of the tradesee more

In a digital age where cyber breaches are increasingly common, safeguarding trade secrets has never been so difficult – or important. With this in mind, LACCA analyses regulation and enforcement for protecting these secrets across various jurisdictions in the Americas and asks what GCs can do to better protect their companies from harm.
June 2016

Von Wobeser, Aziz & Kaye and Chévez Ruiz sign advertising salesee more

Mexico’s Von Wobeser y Sierra SC has helped Japanese public relations company Dentsu Aegis Network buy Mexican advertising agency Arrechedera y Claverol (AC).
June 2016

Latin Lawyer – Andrés Nieto, Edmond Grieger, Rodolfo Trampe, Alberto Córdoba, Alix Trimmer and Roberto Flores - Paul Weiss and Von Wobeser sign electricals acquisition.see more

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison, LLP and Von Wobeser y Sierra SC have helped US investor KPS Capital Partners buy electrical components manufacturer Whitepath Fab Tech
May 2016

Latin Lawyer: COFECE keeps focus on Mexico City airport – Fernando Carreñosee more

Mexico’s competition authority announced two enforcement actions on Monday targeting separate activity linked to Mexico City’s international airport.
May 2016

Luis Burgueño - LACCA (Latin American Corporate Counsel Association): Top 100 Mexico see more

Mexico´s economy has proved more resilient to the external headwinds affecting other countries in the region over the past year. The country has taken advantage of the rebound in the US economy and reform efforts have continued to improve the business climate, enhancing the regulatory environment and liberalising investment regimes.
May 2016

Claus von Wobeser, Adrián Magallanes- Global Arbitration Review (GAR): Kirby issues emergency order in Mexican port dispute.see more

Paris-based arbitrator Jennifer Kirby has issued an order under the ICC´s emergency arbitrator procedure in favour of Mexican construction group ICA in a dispute over a terminated contract to build a port terminal.
May 2016

Claus von Wobeser, Adrián Magallanes, Katarina Lundahl, Pablo Fautsch y Rodrigo Macin, Latin Lawyer: Arbitrator issues emergency order in Mexican port disputesee more

Mexican construction group ICA has obtained an interim relief order to prevent Danish-owned port operating company APM Terminals from collecting performance bonds in a dispute over a terminated contract to build a port terminal.
May 2016

Latin Lawyer – 2016 - AB InBev/SABMiller clears Latin American hurdlessee more

Competition enforcers in Mexico and Ecuador have imposed domestic conditions on the global Anheuser Busch InBev/SABMiller brewery merger.
May 2016

Global Competition Review – GCR - AB InBev/SABMiller clears Latin American hurdlessee more

Competition enforcers in Mexico and Ecuador have imposed domestic conditions on the global Anheuser Busch InBev/SABMiller brewery merger.
April 2016

Rodolfo Trampe - International Bar Association (IBA): IBA Annual Employment and Discrimation Law Conference 2016see more

Rodolfo Trampe, Partner of Von Wobeser & Sierra, S.C., participated as panelist at IBA Annual Employment and Discrimation Law event in Mexico City´s Hotel Four Season, Mexico.
April 2016

Mars buys Mexico's Conejos chocolate makersee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. has helped Mars Chocolate acquire well-known Mexican counterpart Turin, steering the US chocolatier through a competitive bidding process to increase its market share to 25 per cent.
April 2016

LACCA: Who represents Latin America´s biggest companies 2015see more

LACCA conducts detailed research into which law firms represents Latin America´s largest 100 companies, as ranked by revenue.
April 2016

The opposition system in trademark law is implemented in Mexicosee more

The amendment decree is with the Federal Executive Branch for its immediate publication in the Official Federal Gazette (DOF) and its entrance into force under Mexican law.
April 2016

Global Arbitration Review 100 (GAR 100) - Claus von Wobeser, Diego Sierra: ICC panel resolves Mexican drinks disputesee more

Italian beverage manufacturer San Benedetto has prevailed in an ICC dispute with a Mexican subsidiary of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group over a joint venture to sell bottled water.
March 2016

Latin Lawyer- Claus von Wobeser, Diego Sierra: ICC panel resolves Mexican drinks disputesee more

Italian beverage manufacturer San Benedetto has prevailed in an ICC dispute with a Mexican subsidiary of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group over a joint venture to sell bottled wáter.
March 2016

Simplified Stock Companies: The new promise for businesses in Mexicosee more

The reform initiative for the incorporation of the SAS was submitted in the Chamber of Senators in December 2014 and approved by the Chamber of Deputies on February 2016, in need of a figure that would allow an expeditious incorporation of micro and small businesses.
February 2016

Amendment to the Protocol of conduct in public procurementsee more

Amendments to the Protocol of Action and to the Manifest.
February 2016

Overview of the Model-Licensing Contract for the deep water exploration bid – 2016see more

The deep and ultra-deep water blocks to be awarded in this 4th bidding procedure provide for new technical and financial challenges much different from those faced in earlier bids.
February 2016

Constitutionality of the limit on back wages introduced in the 2012 reform of the Federal Labor Lawsee more

The limit of the back wages as described by the Federal Labor Law is modified.
January 2016

Latin Lawyer - New Partners Promoted at Mexican firmssee more

In Mexico, Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. promoted Rodolfo Trampe to partner to the firm´s labour practice. Trampe counts with more than 10 years of experience in consulting work related to Labor & Employment, Executive Compensation & Benefits and Social Security matters, and was promoted to partnership on December 11th.
January 2016

Marco Tulio Venegas- Corporate Livewire-Global Awards 2016see more

Global Awards 2016
January 2016

Tax Package 2016see more

The tax package for 2016 is published.
January 2016

Rodolfo Trampe becomes Partner in Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C.see more

Rodolfo Trampe is the newest Partner of the Firm.
January 2016

Executive Order amending articles 29 and 35; and adding articles 29 Ter and Quáter of INFONAVIT Lawsee more

Additions to the INFONAVIT law allows employers to make filings and requests, responding to payment and information requirements in writing or through electronic means.
December 2015

Resolution creating the Work Accidents Notice System is published and the forms for reporting worker accidents and deaths are releasedsee more

This resolution announces the creation of the Work Accidents Notice System (abbreviated "SIAAT" in spanish).
December 2015

Von Wobeser y Sierra supports and celebrates the International Bar Association’s Judicial Integrity Initiative (JII) by presenting the JII’s preliminary resultssee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra has actively promoted and supported the JII since its launch by the IBA, backing its overall goal to improve the level of integrity in the judiciary.
December 2015

New minimum wage as of January 1st, 2016see more

This past December 11th, 2015, the Representative Council of the National Minimum Wages Commission (CONASAMI in Spanish) agreed to a general increase in the minimum wage of 4.2%, which will apply throughout the Mexican Republic. Such resolution was published today in the Official Federal Gazette.
December 2015

GCR- Global Competition Review recognizes Fernando Carreñosee more

We are proud to inform you that our Partner, Fernando Carreño, has been recognized as one of the top 40 antitrust specialists under 40 years of age by the internationally renowned publication Global Competition Review (GCR).
December, 2015

Dr. Edmund Duckwitz, Of Counsel of Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. has received the highest honor from the Mexican government “La Orden Mexicana del Águila Azteca en grado de banda”see more

Dr. Edmund Duckwitz, Of Counsel of Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. has received the highest honor from the Mexican government “La Orden Mexicana del Águila Azteca en grado de banda”
November, 2015

Latin Lawyer- Pro Bono 2015: Leading Lightssee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. is honored to inform its clients and friends that it has been recognized as one of the leading Top 55 firms in Latin America by Latin Lawyer for its strong commitment to Pro Bono.
November, 2015

Amendments to the Bidding Guidelines and the Model Contract of the Third Invitation to Bid of Round Onesee more

The amendments to the bidding guidelines are numerous. Please read this newsletter to find those we deem most relevant or important.
October, 2015

Von Wobeser y Sierra at USMBA Annual Conference 2015: Energizing the US-Mexico Regionsee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra´s Partners Marco Tulio Venegas and Luis Miguel Jiménez will be speaker and moderator respectively at the USMBA Annual Conference 2015, “Energizing the US-Mexico Region” which will take place on November 4th – 6th 2015 at the St. Regis Hotel Houston, Texas.
October, 2015

New investment instruments in energy and infrastructure projects: Fibras Esee more

The implementation of these types of instruments seeks to create a legal framework that grants certain tax benefits in order to promote investment not only in the real estate sector, but also in the energy and infrastructure sector.
September, 2015

GIR 100 Selected firm 2015see more

VWYS was been ranked as one of the top GIR 100 firms for 2015.
September, 2015

The Legal 500 Latin Americasee more

VWYS was been ranked as Top Tier by Legal 500 Latam.
September, 2015

Chambers Latin America 2016see more

VWYS was been ranked top firm by Chambers Latin America.
September, 2015

Homologation of the minimum wage throughout the countrysee more

This past September 17th, the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare made a written request to the President of the National Minimum Wages Commission (Comisión Nacional de los Salarios Mínimos) (CONASAMI), to review the minimum wages according to the proposal sent by the President of the Labor Congress, the Secretary General of the Confederation of Workers of Mexico and the Workers’ Representatives before the CONASAMI.
September, 2015

Executive actions of the Ministry of Public Administration in the fight against corruptionsee more

The MPA published in the Official Journal of the Federation, two executive orders through which it issued tools for fight against corruption.
September, 2015

Round One – Relevant Legal Aspectssee more

Thursday, September 10th, 2015 at the Club de Industriales in the Marriott Hotel, Mexico City
August, 2015

Modifications to the bidding rules and the model contract of the Bid No. CNH-R01-L02/2015see more

Summary of the changes to the bidding rules for the second tender of Round One.
July, 2015

Round One Contracts; Environmental Obligations Overviewsee more

Overview on the environmental obligations deriving from the Round One tender process.
July, 2015

Latin Lawyer – Mexico Investigates pensions marketsee more

Fernando Carreño, Head Partner of the Competition & Antitrust practice in Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. offers his opinion about Mexico´s Federal Competition Commission and its investigation of the country´s pension fund.
June, 2015

Von Wobeser y Sierra recognized by Thompson Reuters in their TrustLaw Index 2015 of Pro Bonosee more

The Thompson Reuters 2015 TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono report has recognized Von Wobeser y Sierra as the Mexican firm with the most hours dedicated to Pro Bono. Additionally, it is also identified as one of the top 10 firms in Latin America most committed to Pro Bono work.
June, 2015

Article 29 Bis is added to the National Workers Housing Fund Institute Law in relation to Subcontractingsee more

The purpose of this reform is to increase the investigative authority of INFONAVIT in relation to the companies that use a subcontracting regime.
June, 2015

Definitive Bidding Guidelines and Production Sharing Contract First Call to Bid–Round One-Shallow Waterssee more

The National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) has made the last amendments to the Bidding Guidelines for the First Invitation to Bid.
June, 2015

Regulation of The Workers Food Assistance Law is Publishedsee more

A regulation that contains guidelines to establish food assistance programs for employers to follow.
June, 2015

The New “Transparency and Access to Public Information Act” enters into effectsee more

The access to Public Information Act is poised to set the general guidelines to guarantee the right to access information.
June, 2015

Andres Nieto, Partner, speaker at Latin Lawyer's "4th Annual Corporate Finance", in NYCsee more

Andrés Nieto, Partner of Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C., participates as speaker at Latin Lawyer´s 4th Annual Corporate Finance event in New York City´s Liberty Plaza.
April 2015

Reform in the Field to Combat Corruptionsee more

On April 22nd, 2015, the Chamber of Senators approved the constitutional reform in the area of fighting corruption. Now pending is the approval of the majority of the legislatures of the States which is required in order to pass a constitutional reform. Once this majority is attained it will be published in the Official Journal of the Federation.
April 2015

Chamber of Deputies approves reforms to the Federal Labor Law see more

The Chamber of Deputies approved a bill reforming articles 33 and 1006 of the Federal Labor Law regarding the signing of blank documents.
March, 2015

Latin Lawyer – Mexico looks to crack soaring egg pricessee more

After public outcry at the skyrocketing price of eggs over the past few weeks, Mexico’s antitrust enforcer has announced it is investigating the sector.
March, 2015

Latin Lawyer - Costa Rica sparks debate with compulsory bar examsee more

Costa Rica’s Colegio de Abogados is making moves to introduce a compulsory bar exam for trainee lawyers aimed at raising the standard of lawyers in the country, but the decision has provoked debate in other jurisdictions.
February 2015

Von Wobeser helps Grupo Modelo invest in eighth Mexican brewerysee more

Mexico’s largest brewer Grupo Modelo has retained Von Wobeser y Sierra SC to invest US$151 million in a new production plant in the Mexican state of Yucatán.
February 2015

Global Arbitration Review - The GAR 100, The Guide to Specialist Arbitration Firmssee more

Global Arbitration Review singles out Von Wobeser y Sierra´s arbitration practice as one of the best options Law Firms in Latin America.
February ,2015

Latin Lawyer- Von Wobeser in US electrical component deal.see more

US-based Electrical Components International has hired Mexico's Von Wobeser y Sierra SC to advise it on the acquisition of Global Harness Systems.
February 2015

Von Wobeser y Sierra´s Of Counsel, Guillermo Ortíz Mayagoitia, Retired Presiding Justice of Mexico and our Partner Diego Sierra participated in the International Bar Association´s Judicial Integrity Initiative in London.see more

On February 19th 2015 Retired Presiding Justice Ortiz Mayagoitia and Diego Sierra participated (as expert and rapporteur, respectively) in the London high-level meeting hosted by IBA President David W. Rivkin and both are eager to continue contributing to the IBA efforts to raise ethical standards in the legal profession. This meeting focused on developing ideas for the IBA Judicial Integrity Initiative, a new project aimed at combating judicial corruption. Other notable individuals that took part in the inaugural meeting are current and former chiefs of justice from several jurisdictions and representatives from, among others: the Organization for Economic Co-operation (OECD); the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
February 2015

Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) - Top100: Mexico.see more

Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) recognizes Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. for being one of the most popular leading law firms in Mexico, which have consulted some of the top 100 companies in this country.
February 2015

Global Competition Review- Mexico looks at airport slots in first “barriers to competition” investigationsee more

Mexico looks at airport slots in first “barriers to competition” investigation. Mexico’s competition enforcer has begun investigating how take-off and landing slots at Mexico City’s international airport are allocated to find out whether there is enough competition among airlines at the hub.
January 2015

Montserrat Manzano, Senior Associate of Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. has been named as member and representative of The Center for American & International Law´s Editorial Board of News & Notes.see more

Montserrat Manzano, Senior Associate of Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. has been named as member and representative of The Center for American & International Law´s Editorial Board of News & Notes. In January 2015, Montserrat Manzano from Mexican law firm Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. was named member and representative of the Editorial Board, News & Notes on behalf of the Young Arbitrators Initiative Committee of The Center for American & International Law.
January 2015

Round One Bids for the Oil & Gas Sectorsee more

Round One is the procedure through which the CNH will offer to the private sector 169 areas for engaging in oil and gas extraction and exploration projects in deep waters, in shallow waters and for unconventional resources.
December 2014

New Minimum Wages as of January 1st, 2015see more

CONSAMI agreed to a general increase of minimum wages of 4.2% for the two geographical zones in Mexico.
December, 2014

Latin Lawyer – Businesses still weary of CADE, says panelsee more

More than two years after CADE’s pre-merger notification regime took effect, and despite advances in the time the antitrust authority takes to analyse complex deals, global companies still push to carve Brazil out of worldwide deals to prevent holdups, but CADE is standing firm on its refusal to allow it.
November, 2014

Latin Lawyer - Pro bono survey 2014: Leading lights see more

Here we list 55 “Leading Lights” from our survey respondents, celebrating law firms whose efforts towards pro bono during 2013 stood out. The list consists of firms that we feel deserve to be put in the spotlight thanks to their contribution to the development of a pro bono culture in Latin America.
November, 2014

Global Investigations Review; Mexico: at a crossroads. see more

Mexico´s government is under increasing pressure to overhaul the country´s anti-corruption laws.
November, 2014

Global Competition Review - Mexico Publishes controversial antitrust regulations see more

The new provisions of Mexico´s competition law that take effect today hand the country´s enforcer broad new powers to penalize the executives of dominant companies, define per se anti-competitive conduct and force companies to give competitors access to essential inputs.
November, 2014

Latin Lawyer - Mexico publishes controversial antitrust regulationssee more

The new provisions of Mexico´s competition law that take effect today hand the country´s enforcer broad new powers to penalize the executives of dominant companies.
October 2014

Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA)see more

Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA), recognizes Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. Partners, October, 2014.
October, 2014

Latin Lawyer - Von Wobeser helps extend port contract, settles dispute see more

Mexico’s Von Wobeser y Sierra SC has helped marine terminal operator Comercializadora La Junta extend its concession to operate in a Pacific Ocean port after settling a two-year-long arbitration with Manzanillo port authority.
October, 2014

Latin Lawyer - Von Wobeser helps extend port contract, settles disputesee more

Mexico’s Von Wobeser y Sierra SC has helped marine terminal operator Comercializadora La Junta extend its concession to operate in a Pacific Ocean port after settling a two-year-long arbitration with Manzanillo port authority.
September 2014

Latin Lawyer - Getting Aheadsee more

When the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, launched a bid to take full control of Mexico’s largest brewer, Grupo Modelo, US and Mexican counsel found themselves playing a critical role closing groundbreaking deals on both sides of the border.
September, 2014

IFLR 1000 - New Gold finalizes $ 300 million financingsee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra has advised Canadian mining Company New Gold in the Negotiation and execution of a $300 million credit facility.
August, 2014

Canadian miner credit facility draws on Mexican counselsee more

New Gold, a Canadian miner with operations in Mexico, has obtained a revolving credit facility worth US $300 million with help from Cassels Brock & Blackwell in Toronto and Von Wobeser y Sierra in Mexico City.
August 2014

Dispute Resolution Methods in the Energy Reformsee more

In line with the political decision of totally transforming the functioning, nature and purpose of “Petróleos Mexicanos” and the “Comisión Federal de Electricidad” [Federal Agency of Electric Power] into “productive enterprises of the State” total freedom has been given to them in order resolve any dispute in the agreements they execute with private enterprise.
August, 2014

Latin Lawyer - Von Wobeser does pro bono to help Pro Natura preserve water see more

Von Wobeser y Sierra has helped Mexican conservation group Pro Natura obtain the first concession ever awarded by the country’s water commission for environmental reasons.
August 2014

Conagua's resolution authorizes water concessions for "environmental use"see more

Edmond Grieger, Partner of Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. assisted Pronatura Noreste on a pro bono basis in the protection of Cuatro Cienagas and its water bodies.
August 2014

VWyS ranked by Global Investigations Reviewsee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. Partners Diego Sierra, Adrian Magallanes and Edmond Grieger where acclaimed by Global Investigation Review due to their anticorruption work.
August, 2014

Periódico am, Encourage Energy to Manufacturesee more

The rule of location for the new energy project will give new opportunities to manufactures sectors like electric, electronic and even textile.
August 2014

Energy Reform - Implementing Lawssee more

This reform seeks to regulate the hydrocarbon sector, the electricity industry, geothermal energy, as well as the new legal regime for Pemex and CFE, and gives rise to a new chapter in the country's energy sector.
August 2014

"Amparo" proceedings against various current tax provisions in force in 2014see more

We believe that the obligation to carry accounting records and entries on electronic media, as well as the obligation to input the same on a monthly basis have unconstitutional grounds.
July 2014

Latin Lawyer - Von Wobeser steers Mexican wind PPAsee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra has helped the Mexican arm of German industrial technology company Robert Bosch close a power purchase agreement (PPA) with a Mexican wind farm run by Italian renewables company Enel Green Power.
July 2014

Regulatory Laws to the Constitutional Reform in Telecommunications see more

Reforms and additions to several related laws thereto, which together make up the regulatory legislation of the Constitutional Reform in Telecommunications have been enacted.
July 2014

Antitrust Investigation of the Financial Sector in Mexicosee more

Dear friends and clients, On January 16th, 2014, the Mexican Antitrust Commission (the "Commission") formally began an investigation regarding the Mexican financial sector (the "Investigation").
July 2014

Latin Lawyer - VWyS & Creel in Mexican leg of Enerflex-Axip dealsee more

Enerflex, a Canadian company specialising in energy compression services, has received counsel from Von Wobeser y Sierra SC for the Mexican leg of its multinational, US$430 million asset buy from US counterpart Axip.
July 2014

Latin Lawyer -Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. hires former German ambassador in advisory rolesee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. hires former German ambassador in advisory role.
July 2014

Latin Lawyer - Mexico telecoms overhaul poised for enactmentsee more

Mexico telecoms overhaul poised for enactment.
July 2014

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. advised Enerflex in the strategic acquisition of international contract compression, processing and after-market services business for US$430 Million.see more

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. advised Enerflex in the strategic acquisition of international contract compression, processing and after-market services business for US$430 Million.
July 2014

Latin Lawyer – The mystery of our professionsee more

The mystery of our profession. Claus von Wobeser gives his opinion.
July 2014

IFLR 1000 – Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. advises Germany´s BMW on $ 1 billion investmentsee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. advises Germany´s BMW on $ 1 billion investment.
July 2014

Global Competition Review - America Movil to slim down in anticipation of law changessee more

America Movil to slim down in anticipation of law changes.
July 2014

Latin Lawyer - Von Wobeser unveils US$1 billion BMW factory in Mexicosee more

Von Wobeser unveils US$1 billion BMW factory in Mexico.
July, 2014

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. incorporates Dr. Edmund Duckwitz, Former German Ambassador to Mexico to its teamsee more

As of July 2014 the Former Ambassador will be collaborating with Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. and working closely with the Firm´s Mexican and foreign clients including German, European and American among others.
July 2014

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. advises BMW in USD $ 1 billion investment in Mexicosee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. advised BMW AG in the negotiation and execution of an investment agreement with the State of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The Firm is currently, advising the implementation of the investment (value more than USD $ 1 billion). Lead Counsel & Partner, Rupert Hüttler. Other Partners involved include: Javier Lizardi (Labor), Fernando Moreno (Tax), Edmond Grieger (Environment & Real Estate). Associates involved include: Adolfo Salame (Corporate), Rodolfo Trampe (Labor).
June 2014

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. participated in conference coordinated by ALARB & ICC-Mexico see more

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. participated in the conference, “Evolution and practice of International Arbitration in Latin America” the 1st Conference of Latin American Arbitration Association (ALARB) which was organized in conjunction with the International Chamber of Commerce – Mexico (ICC-Mexico). The event took place in Mexico City on June 17th 2014 at the Hotel Four Seasons and was headed by Claus von Wobeser, Co-Chair of the conference.
June 2014

Partner, Andrés Nieto is appointed as Vice-Chair of the International Ethics Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA), Section of International Lawsee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. is proud to announce that Andrés Nieto has been appointed as Vice-Chair of the International Ethics Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA) in the Section of International Law.
June, 2014

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. wins Global Awards 2014: Arbitration Mexican Law Firm of 2014see more

Law firm ranking agencies confirm that Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. (VWyS) is the leading firm for dispute resolution services in Mexico and one of the most prominent in the field in the Latin American region. The dispute resolution practice group of the firm is co-headed by Claus von Wobeser and Marco Tulio Venegas, and two recently appointed partners, Adrian Magallanes and Diego Sierra who lead a team of 15 attorneys, all graduates with honors from the top law schools in Mexico, U.S. and Europe.
June 2014

Latin Lawyer - Von Wobeser steers Palladium Mexico acquisitionsee more

Von Wobeser steers Palladium Mexico acquisition.
May 2014

Latin Lawyer - Arca and Coca-Cola close Ecuador buysee more

Mexican beverage company Arca Continental has concluded its US$400 million acquisition of Tonicorp, one of Ecuador’s largest dairy distributors, in partnership with the Coca-Cola Company – drawing on six firms spanning four jurisdictions.
May 2014.

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. will attend the INTA Conference 2014see more

INTA Conference 2014.
May 2014

IFLR Energy & Infrastructure Latam - Edmond Grieger recognized as leading lawyer.see more

IFLR Energy & Infrastructure Latam - Edmond Grieger recognized as leading lawyer.
May 2014

Latin Lawyer– Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. wins Latin Lawyer´s M&A Deal of the Year Award. see more

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. wins Latin Lawyer´s M&A Deal of the Year Award.
May, 2014

New Federal Antitrust Lawsee more

The Chamber of Deputies approves the new Federal Antitrust Law.
April, 2014

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. actively participates alongside the CWAGsee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. actively participated in an antipiracy and industrial protection meeting.
April, 2014

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. wins Latin Lawyer’s “M&A Deal of the Year”see more

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. wins Latin Lawyer’s “M&A Deal of the Year” award.
April, 2014

Seminar, "New Alternatives for Dispute Resolution in a Changing Global Market"see more

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre in Mexico (HKIAC) will hold a seminar, "New Alternatives for Dispute Resolution in a Changing Global Market".
March 2014

Latin Lawyer – Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. wins “M&A Deal of the Year 2013”see more

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. is proud to announce that the Firm has been recognized by Latin Lawyer with the “M&A Deal of the Year 2013” for the advice given to Anheuser Busch InBev in regards to its acquisition of Grupo Modelo.
February, 2014

IFLR 1000 - Partner Moves, Von Wobeser Expands Partnershipsee more

Mexico City-based firm Von Wobeser & Sierra SC has announced that Diego Sierra is the firm’s newest partner. Sierra's promotion brings the firm's partnership to 12. He will take the reins of the firm’s anticorruption and compliance practice, advising global and local clients on compliance with Mexican anti-corruption rules as well as extra-territorial statutes such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The promotion does not mean Sierra will cease to be active in the firm's commercial litigation and international arbitration practice.
February, 2014

Latin Lawyer - Mexican president sends new competition bill to parliamentsee more

The Mexican Congress has published a draft antitrust law that would bring into effect sweeping changes to the country’s enforcement regime brought by a constitutional reform last year, but there are worries in some quarters that certain measures may in fact stifle competition.
February, 2014

Global Arbitration Review 100 (GAR 100) - Review & Analysis of Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C., One of the Top firms in the Worldsee more

atin Lawyer 250, singles out Von Wobeser y Sierra's arbitration practice as one of the best options in Mexico.
February, 2014

Executive Branch Initiative for the New Federal Law on Economic Competition see more

The President presented before the House of Representatives of the Congress the initiative for the new Federal Law on Economic Competition.
February, 2014

Latin Lawyer - New Partners Promoted at Colombian and Mexican firmssee more

In Mexico, Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. promoted Diego Sierra to partner to head the firm´s anticorruption and compliance practice. Sierra has over a decade´s experience in commercial arbitration and litigation, and was promoted to partnership on January 1st.
February, 2014

Diego Sierra Partner, of Mexico´s Von Wobeser y Sierra SC will participate in the IBA/ICC Conferencesee more

Diego Sierra Partner, of Mexico´s Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. will participate in the IBA/ICC Conference: The Fight Against Corruption in Latin America Implications for Lawyers.
January 2014

Diego Sierra becomes Partner in Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C.see more

Diego Sierra becomes Partner in Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C.
January, 2014

Latin Lawyer - Leading Lights: Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. Latin American Pro Bono Leadersee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. is honored to inform its clients and friends that it has been recognized as one of the leading Top 50 firms in Latin America by The Vance Center and Latin Lawyer for its strong commitment to Pro Bono.
January 2014

Compliance with employer obligations regarding labor and tax reformssee more

Compliance with employer obligations regarding labor and tax reforms.
January 2014

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. is shortlisted in “Matter of the Year” by Global Competition Review.see more

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. is shortlisted as “Matter of the Year” by Global Competition Review for its advice to Anheuser Busch InBev in its acquisition of Grupo Modelo.
January 2014

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. is shortlisted in “M&A Deal of the Year” by IFLR in the 9th Annual Americas Awardssee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. is shortlisted as “M&A Deal of the Year” in the 9TH Annual IFLR Americas Awards for its advice related to Anheuser Busch InBev´s acquisition of Grupo Modelo.
December 2013

Federal Act to Prevent and Identify Transactions Involving Illicit Fundssee more

Federal Act to Prevent and Identify Transactions Involving Illicit Funds.
December 2013

Energy Bill opens the Mexican energy market for foreign and national private entitiessee more

Energy Bill opens the Mexican energy market for foreign and national private entities.
December 2013

Main modifications to tax provisions for the year 2014see more

Main Modifications to tax provisions for the year 2014.
December 2013

Latin Lawyer - Mexico’s Supreme Court rules in two year maquila claimsee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra SC has helped German pump engine manufacturer Pierburg Pump Technology in a successful Supreme Court challenge against the country’s maquila (IMMEX) decree.
November 2013

Federal Act to Prevent and Identify Transactions Involving Illicit Funds see more

The Tax Administration Service notified that a general extension to the deadline for the filing of notices is granted.
November 2013

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. successfully advised and represented Pierburg Pump Technologysee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. successfully advised and represented Pierburg Pump Technology before the Mexican Federal Supreme Court of Justice which declared Article 33 of the Mexican IMMEX (Maquila) Decree as unconstitutional on the ground that it violates the Constitutional principle of tax equity.
November 2013

Pro Bono Leading Firmssee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. has been recognized by Who's Who Legal as one of the top 10 firms on an international level in regards to Pro Bono work.
November 2013

Main modifications to tax provisions for the year 2014see more

Main Modifications to tax provisions for the year 2014.
October 2013

Who´s Who Legal – Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. among top 10 Firms as a leader in Pro bono on an international levelsee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. is proud to announce that the Firm has been recognized as one of the 10 leading firms on an international scale in regards to pro bono work.
October 2013

Global Arbitration Review - Latin seats go mano-a-mano at GAR Livesee more

A session on Latin America at GAR Live New York showcased the maturity of Latin American seats of arbitration and suggested the region is now a serious rival to Europe and North America.
October 2013

ICDR / CANACO ARBITRATIONsee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. invites you to the following session.
September 2013

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. wins “Mexico Tax Firm of the Year 2013” from International Tax Reviewsee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. wins recognition as “Mexico Tax Firm of the Year 2013” from International Tax Review for its advice related to Anheuser Busch InBev´s acquisition of Grupo Modelo.
September 2013

Federal Act to Prevent and Identify Transactions Involving Illicit Fundssee more

On August 23, 2013, the General Rules (the "Rules") to which the Federal Act to Prevent and Identify Transactions Involving Illicit Funds and its Regulation refers were published.
September 2013

Global Arbitration Review - Pemex award upheld in US despite set-aside in Mexicosee more

A US court has confirmed an ICC award worth US$400 million in favour of US engineering firm KBR (COMMISA) Mexican state oil company Pemex, even though the award has been set aside at the arbitral seat in Mexico City.
August 2013

Federal Act to Prevent and Identify Transactions Involving Illicit Fundssee more

The Regulations for the Federal Act to Prevent and Identify Transactions Involving Illicit Funds were published on the Official Federal Gazette.
August 2013

3rd IAP North American & Caribbean Regional Conferencesee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. is honored to inform that Silverio Sandate was invited by The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG), The National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) and The Attorneys General Training and Research Institute (NAGTRI) to participate in The 3rd North American and Caribbean Regional Conference.
August 2013

Latin Lawyer - Von Wobeser helps Modelo bid farewell to football teamsee more

After handling Anheuser Busch InBev´s US$20.1 billion acquisition of Grupo Modelo - the biggest deal in Mexico´s history - Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. has gone on to help the Belgian brewer sell the stake in a first-division Mexican football team it inherited through the transaction.
August 2013

Energy Reform Billsee more

The President of Mexico, Mr. Enrique Peña Nieto introduced the reform bill to articles 27 and 28 of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States, the so-called Energy Reform before the Senate of Mexico’s Federal Congress.
August 2013

Creation of the specialized courts and tribunals in antitrust, broadcasting and telecommunicationssee more

On August 9th, 2013, the Federal Judicial Council (“CJF”) published the General Agreement 22/2013, by which two new federal courts and two new federal tribunals with residence in the Federal District, and jurisdiction throughout the Republic, have been created.
July 2013

Latin Lawyer - 3G wins unconditional Mexican approval for Heinzsee more

Mexico´s Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. has helped 3G Capital and investment fund Berkshire Hathaway obtain Mexican antitrust approval with no conditions for the local leg of their acquisition of US food company H.J. Heinz Company.
July 2013

Latin Lawyer - Mexico restricts brewer´s exclusive contractssee more

Mexico´s Federal Competition Commission (CFC) has imposed conditions on the country´s two major breweries´exclusive contracts with retailers to open the country´s beer market to more producers. The decision establishes a penalty equal to 8% of annual Mexican turnover for failure to meet the CFC´s conditions. Grupo Modelo, recently purchased by Anheuser Busch InBev, and Heineken owned Cuahtémoc Moctezuma control more than 95% of the Mexican beer market, including both open container sales by restaurants, bars and taverns and closed container sales by grocery and convenience stores.
July 2013

Latin Lawyer - SAB ruling expected in coming dayssee more

Mexico´s Federal Competition Commmission (CFC) is thought to be close to ruling on SAB Miller´s challenge to exclusivity agreements struck by Grupo Modelo and Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, owned by Heineken, one month after AB InBev closed the biggest deal in the country´s history following its acquisition of the Mexican Brewer.
July 2013

Federal Act to Prevent and Identify Transactions Involving Illicit Fundssee more

On the Federal Act to Prevent and Identify Transactions Involving Illicit Funds (the “Act”) entered into force, pursuant to the dispositions published in the Official Federal Gazette on October 17, 2012.
June 2013

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. participates with Mexican Congress in regards to the Financial Reformsee more

Our Associate, Ivan Romo as member of the Mexican Bar Association, is charged with providing recommendations to the Mexican Congress.
June 2013

Adrián Magallanes, Partner of VWyS at 11TH Annual Miami International Arbitration Conferencesee more

Adrián Mallaganes Partner of Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. will moderate at the 11th Annual Miami International Arbitration Conference which will take place from September 11th – 13th, 2013.
June 2013

New Environmental Liability Actsee more

On June 7, 2013, the Federal Environmental Liability Act was published in the Official Federal Gazette.
June 2013

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. advised AB InBev in tender offer USD 20.1 billionsee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. advised Anheuser-Busch InBev and Grupo Modelo in the settlement of tender offer.
May 2013

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. will participate in the ICC Course: Dispute Boards in Latin Americasee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. will participate in the ICC Course: Dispute Boards in Latin America.
May 2013

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. congratulates Silverio Sandate for receiving his specialty in Authors Rights from the Instituto de Propiedad Intelectual y Derecho de la Competencia (IPIDEC) see more

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. congratulates Silverio Sandate for receiving his specialty in Authors Rights from the Instituto de Propiedad Intelectual y Derecho de la Competencia (IPIDEC) in Mexico City. It is a great honor as he is the first person and lawyer to receive this distinction and to become officially recognized as a specialist in Authors Rights in Mexico.
May 2013

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. called to train Dominican Republic Judges on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitrationsee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. called to train Dominican Republic Judges on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration.
May 2013

Latin Lawyer - Alsea acquires Burger King franchise in Mexicosee more

Alsea acquires Burger King franchise in Mexico.
May 2013

Latin Lawyer - DoJ reaches deal to end AB-Inbev/Modelo challengesee more

The US government has agreed to drop its lawsuit against AB-InBev´s.
May 2013

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. is recognized by IFLR 1000 Latin America Energy & Infrastructure Guidesee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. is recognized by IFLR 100 Latin America Energy & Infrastructure Guide.
May 2013

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. is recognized by IFLR 1000see more

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. is recognized by IFLR 1000.
May 2013

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. is recognized by Chambers & Partners Globalsee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. is recognized by Chambers & Partners Global.
May 2013

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. is recognized by Latin Lawyer 250 as one of the top firms in Latin Americasee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. is recognized by Latin Lawyer as one of the top firms in Latin America.
May 2013

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. is recognized for its Pro Bono worksee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. is recognized by Latin Lawyer and the Vance Center for its important contribution and dedication to Pro Bono work.
April 2013

Proposal of Constitutional Reform on Acquisition of Property by Foreignerssee more

This past April 23 the Chamber of Deputies approved the pronouncement of reform of article 27 of the Political Constitution, with the purpose of allowing foreigners to acquire residential property on the coast and borders, ona strip of 100 kilometers from the borders and 50 on the coasts, the so-called "Restricted Zone", provided that it will be used for residential purposes.
April, 2013

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. will attend the INTA Annual INTA Meeting 2013see more

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. will attend the INTA Annual INTA Meeting 2013.
April 2013

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. actively participates in INTA 2013see more

Our Associate, Silverio Sandate will be collaborating actively in the INTA 2013 Conference.
April 2013

Fernando Carreño of Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. key speaker in the First Workshop on Competition and Antitrust which was offered in conjunction with ICC Mexico, The Competition & Antitrust Comission and Ibero Universitysee more

Our Partner, Fernando Carreño participated as a key speaker in the First Workshop on Competition & Antitrust.
April 2013

The Privacy Notice and Protection of Personal Datasee more

The Privacy Notice and Protection of Personal Data.
April 2013

New Amparo Law Enters Into Forcesee more

New Amparo Law Enters Into Force.
April 2013

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. active in the ANADEsee more

Our Associate, Homero González participates as Assistant Coordinator of the Mediation and Arbitration Dispute Resolution Committee of ANADE.
March 2013

New Amparo Lawsee more

New Amparo Law.
February 2013

Latin Lawyer - AB InBev offers DoJ more remediessee more

In Wednesday´s announcement, AB InBev agreed to sell its "state-of-the-art" brewery in Piedras Negras, Mexico to Constellation Brands.
January 2013

Global Arbitration Review - Von Wobeser adds to partnershipsee more

Mexican firm Von Wobeser y Sierra has promoted Adrián Magallanes to partner.
January 2013

Latin Lawyer -More firms announce new partnerssee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra has promoted two associates to partner: Adrián Magallanes and Edmond Grieger.
January 2013

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. will participate in the Organization of American State’s (OAS) Summit on International Commercial Arbitration.see more

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. will participate in the Organization of American State’s (OAS) Summit on International Commercial Arbitration.
January 2013

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. promotes Edmond Grieger to Partner see more

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. promotes Edmond Grieger to Partner.
January 2013

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. promotes Adrián Magallanes to Partnersee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. promotes Adrián Magallanes to Partner.
January 2013

Reforms to the Federal Labor Lawsee more

Reforms to the Federal Labor Law
January 2013

Federal Act to Prevent and Identify Transactions Involving Illicit Funds see more

On October 17, 2012, a decree issuing the Federal Act to Prevent and Identify Transactions Involving Illicit Funds (the “Act”) was published in the Official Federal Gazette. The law will become effective as from nine months after its publication that is on July 17, 2013.
December, 2012

New Immigration Law in Mexicosee more

On September 28th, 2012 a new Regulation of the Immigration Law of Mexico (the Regulation) was published in the Mexican Official Gazette and became effective on November 9th, 2012.
December, 2012

Federal Labor Law Reformssee more

On November 30th, 2012 a series of Federal Labor reforms were published in the Official Federal Gazette. The labor reform, which has been promoted as a tool for increasing the productivity of the country, was generally well received by the business and labor community, since it introduced novel legal concepts.
November 2012

Latin Lawyer - New Gold returns to familiar firms for US$500 million issuancesee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. advised Canadian miner New Gold in a US $500 million senior notes issuance in the US market.
November 2012

Latin Lawyer - AB InBev/ Grupo Modelo approved in Mexicosee more

Mexico´s Federal Competition Commission has unconditionally approved Anheuser- Busch InBev´s US acquisition of Grupo Modelo.
November 2012

Global Competition Review - AB InBev/ Grupo Modelo approved in Mexicosee more

The deal sees AB InBev gain sole ownership of Grupo Modelo, of which it previously held a 50.35 per cent share.
October 2012

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. participates in the ICC Seminar, “Controversial Financial Solutions”.see more

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. participates in the ICC Seminar, “Controversial Financial Solutions”.
October 2012

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. participated in the workshop “Enhancing Global Cartel Enforcement, Building on Solid Foundations” of the ICN.see more

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. participated in the workshop “Enhancing Global Cartel Enforcement, Building on Solid Foundations” of the ICN.
September 2012

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. recognized by Legal 500. see more

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. recognized by Legal 500.
September 2012

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. recognized by Chambers Latin America. see more

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. recognized by Chambers Latin America.
August 2012

Global Arbitration Review - Von Wobeser in driver´s seat for Costa Rica claimsee more

An ICSID tribunal chaired by Claus von Wobeser has begun hearing a US$350 million claim by a Spanish investor against Costa Rica over a concession to provide vehicle inspection services.
July, 2012

Latin Lawyer - Eight firms in AB Inbev Grupo Modelosee more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, and Mexican firms Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes S.C. and Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C.
July 2012

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. counsel to Anheuser Busch InBev in the acquisition of Grupo Modelosee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. counsel to Anheuser Busch InBev in the acquisition of Grupo Modelo.
May 2012

Latin Lawyer - Mexico´s Von Wobeser helps miner New Goldsee more

Mexico´s Von Wobeser helps miner New Gold issue million dollar international debt placement.
May 2012

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. is a key player during The American Bar Association Conference on June 14th-16th 2012.see more

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. is a key player during The American Bar Association Conference on June 14th-16th 2012.
March 2012

Global Arbitration Review - Mexico’s leading arbitration firm added an ex-ICC deputy counsel to the teamsee more

The Latin Lawyer 250, the definitive guide to law firms in Latin America, singles out Von Wobeser y Sierra’s arbitration practice as one of the best options in Mexico.
February 2012

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. welcomes Victor M. Ruiz to our Arbitration practice.see more

Von Wobeser & Sierra S.C. welcomes Victor M. Ruiz to our Arbitration practice.
February 2012

Corporate Livewire - Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. wins as Arbitration & Energy Law Firm of the Yearsee more

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. wins as Arbitration & Energy Law Firm of the Year.
January 2012

Von Wobeser y Sierra Promotes Andrés Nieto as New Partnersee more

As of January 1, 2012, Andrés Nieto has been named Partner of Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. He will act as co-head of the Finance Practice Group of the Firm and continue with his general corporate, M&A, and arbitration practice.
December 2011

Latin Lawyer - ICC Deputy Counsel heads for Mexico´s Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. see more

Ruiz leaves the ICC this week after three years in the Latin American team - where he worked.
July 2010

Von Wobeser y Sierra Obtains Favorable Award for Anheuser-Busch InBevsee more

The Arbitration team of Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. led by Mr. Claus von Wobeser and Marco Tulio Venegas successfully represented AB-InBev in an arbitration subjected to Mexican Law which was brought by Grupo Modelo regarding the alleged breach of the Investment Agreement executed between the two companies.
July, 2010

Mr. Manuel Lizardi is named Professor Emeritus of the Escuela Libre de Derecho and Publishes New Booksee more

The Escuela Libre de Derecho rendered a deserved tribute to Mr. Manuel Lizardi, counselor member of this firm, due to his naming as Professor Emeritus of the Escuela Libre de Derecho, and the publication of his work titled “Study of the General Corporations Act and Comments to its Articles”.
July 2010

Von Wobeser y Sierra Wins Arbitration Case Representing Chemicals Companysee more

By unanimous decision a leading company in the chemicals industry in México won the arbitration case initiated by another competitor in the market regarding the alleged breach of a Purchase Agreement. Defendant was represented by the arbitration team of Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. led by Mr. Claus von Wobeser and Montserrat Manzano and by the US Law firm Hunton & Williams, LLP, led by Mr. Eric Murdock.
January, 2010.

Von Wobeser y Sierra Promotes New Partnersee more

Fernando Carreño has been named Partner of Von Wobeser y Sierra as of January 1, 2010. He will lead the antitrust practice of the firm as well as continue with his general corporate practice.
January 2010

New Website of Von Wobeser y Sierrasee more

We are pleased to announce the launching of the new web site of Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. We hope it provides useful information for clients and friends and serves as a means of interaction between the members of Von Wobeser y Sierra and our clients.
October 2009

Von Wobeser y Sierra is Recognized as Top Leading Firmsee more

Chambers and Partners Latin America 2010 edition has ranked the firm's arbitration, litigation, corporate and M&A and intellectual property practices as leading in Mexico. Partners Claus von Wobeser and Luis Burgueño and senior associate Margarita Garate were also individually recognized as leaders in their fields.
October 2009

Von Wobeser y Sierra is Selected to Be Among Top 100 Firms of the Worldsee more

For the second consecutive year, The GAR 100 (Global Arbitration Review 100), 3rd edition, has selected Von Wobeser y Sierra as one of the 100 best arbitration firms in the world.
July 2009

Claus von Wobeser is Elected as President of CAMEXAsee more

In a partners' meeting of the Mexican German Chamber of Commerce (CAMEXA) held on July 15, 2009, Claus von Wobeser has been elected as President of the CAMEXA for the 2009-2010 term.