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Javier Lizardi


Partner of Von Wobeser y Sierra with more than 30 years of experience representing leading multinational and Mexican companies in both Corporate and Labour matters on a cross-border level. He has advised companies by developing legal strategies that support their investment and business objectives in Mexico. Additionally, he has solid experience in assisting companies in the various activities of the business cycle (from establishing a company to operating it as well as its termination). He has counseled companies in important Corporate and M&A deals and transactions. Additionally, he has advised multinational companies on Labour matters during complex and complicated negotiations with the Mexican government authorities, labor unions and employees including high level ex-patriates.


Corporate, M&A, Foreign Investment & Commercial Contracts

In regards to Corporate matters, Mr. Lizardi has extensive expertise in the strategic planification and support to follow through on each client's business goals. He has developed pragmatic, legal solutions for several Fortune 500 clients going through different stages of the business cycle and generated preventive legal measures that have saved clients millions of US dollars by minimizing operational or financial risks. His expertise is in managing complicated international and domestic transactions and has helped hundreds of multinationals in the following: incorporation of their businesses as well as protection strategies from legal liabilities, major M&A transactions, reorganizations, joint ventures, spin offs, due diligence and compliance with corporate governance programs.


Labor, Social Security, Immigration

His solid knowledge and comprehension of several foreign as well as the Mexican legal labour system has allowed him to be one of Mexico's top lawyers that consolidates long term relationships with various leading multinational corporations and institutions. He is a Labor, Immigration and Social Security advisor with more than 30 years of substantial cross-border expertise dealing with billion and million dollar corporations. He is an expert in major business decisions regarding individual and collective bargaining, negotiation with government and labor unions and the closing of factories and companies as well as their subsidiaries.


Main Practices

Javier Lizardi is engaged in the following practice areas:

Other Practices



Spanish, English and German.

Education, Professional Affiliations and Academic Activities

He obtained his Law Degree (J.D. equivalent), Escuela Libre de Derecho (ELD), Mexico City, 1982.  

American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM).  

Mexican Bar Association (BMA).

Illustrious and National Bar Association of Mexican Lawyers (INCAM).

Associate Professor of Law, Escuela Libre de Derecho, (ELD) (1983-1992).

Professor of Foreign Investment, Universidad Panamericana (UP), 1998. 




Chambers and Partners Latin America, Legal 500, IFLR 1000, Latin Lawyer 250, among others.

Pro Bono and Diversity

He is actively involved in the firm´s Pro Bono activities.