Latin Lawyer 250, singles out Von Wobeser y Sierra's arbitration practice as one of the best options in Mexico.
The Mexican firm's expert evidence helped KBR enforce an eye-popping US$465 million award against Pemex in the US courts. GAR's sister guide to law firms in Latin America, Latin Lawyer 250, singles out Von Wobeser y Sierra's arbitration practice as one of the best options in Mexico - thanks, largely, it says, to the impressive international profile of the firm's founder, Claus von Wobeser. It's hard to disagree. On top of multiple bar association roles, von Wobeser is a vice president of the ICC Court and regularly sits as arbitrator in commercial and investor-state disputes. He has lately been on ICSID panels hearing claims against Spain, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Peru, Poland and Uzbekistan. In addition, he is sitting alone in a rare ICSID conciliation filed by Equatorial Guinea against CMS Energy Corporation. The arbitration and litigation practice is headed by Marco Tulio Venegas, who has helped to build the team to around 12 lawyers versed in arbitration. Adrián Magallanes, who was recently promoted to partner is considered a rising star. Another recruit, associate Victor Ruiz, used to work at the ICC Court.