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Marco Tulio Venegas


Partner of Von Wobeser y Sierra with 18 years of international experience both on a professional and educational level. He is the youngest partner ever promoted by the firm. He has saved his clients billions of US dollars and has protected and resolved several of the most complex and consequential Litigation and Arbitration matters for both multinational clients and governments around the world. His expertise includes two of the largest commercial arbitrations in Mexican history, worth more than 1.7 billion US dollars as well as the most important construction and infrastructure disputes ever with governmental entities. He has litigated extensively throughout this time in several fields of Law before Mexican Courts and Arbitral Tribunals.

He has international experience in the United States and France and has worked at law firms abroad as well as with the International Chamber of Commerce's International Court of Arbitration in Paris. He has given several conferences and lectures related with arbitration and litigation in Mexico, Europe, China, U.S. and Argentina.


Civil & Commercial Litigation

He is the head of all Litigation matters of the firm and has solid expertise in dealing with multi-jurisdictional matters in the following areas: Administrative, Civil, Commercial and Constitutional (Amparo) and Industrial & Intellectual Property Litigation. He is admitted to practice before all the Federal courts, the Supreme Court and many state courts and courts of appeals. Mr. Venegas is renowned as one of Mexico's top litigators and has an outstanding track record in successfully winning his legal cases in Mexico and throughout the world. His broad expertise in several fields of law allows him to advise clients opening different perspectives and creating multifaceted strategies to meet their goals. He has also successfully challenged several administrative and tax laws through amparo procedures before the Supreme Court of Justice.


National & International Commercial Arbitration

He has participated in both international commercial disputes with domestic and foreign companies and governments. His expertise includes international Commercial Arbitration and Investment Arbitration. He has been both arbitrator and counsel in commercial arbitrations between Mexican and foreign companies. Additionally, he has experience with arbitrations between foreign companies versus foreign companies exclusively. His expertise includes the handling of procedures to apply the most commonly used Rules of Arbitration in Mexico and the world, such as the Rules of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, the American Arbitration Association, the Mexican Arbitration Center and the UNCITRAL as well as others, the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, the American Arbitration Association, the London Court of International Arbitration and the World Bank´s International Center for Settlement of Investment disputes. He has also handled disputes between States arising from Free Trade Agreements (Chapter 11-Investment) and Investment Protection Treaties. 

Main Practices

Marco Tulio Venegas is engaged in the following practice areas:



Spanish, English and French.

Education, Professional Affiliations and Academic Activities

He obtained his Law Degree (J.D. equivalent), Escuela Libre de Derecho (ELD), Mexico City, 1996.

Mexican Bar Association (BMA).

Young Arbitrators Forum of the Mexican Chapter of the ICC (ICC).

Vice-Chair of the Controversy Dispute Committee of the Mexican Chapter of the ICC (ICC).

ICDR Young and International.

Technical reviser of the Spanish version of the book “The New Arbitration Rules of the International Chamber of Commerce”. 

In the “Pauta” publication: Main Causes of Disputes arising from Public Works Contracts in Mexico. Disputes related to the Adjustment of Costs in Public Work Contracts. The action of recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards (as counterclaim in a judicial ancillary procedure concerning a nullification of an award) Cases and practical situations in Arbitration related to construction disputes. 

Professor,  Post-graduate course of Arbitration annually organized by the Escuela Libre de Derecho (ELD) and the Mexican Chapter of the ICC (ICC).




Chambers and Partners Global, Chambers Latin America, Global Arbitration Review 100 (GAR 100), Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, Latin American Corporate Counsel Corporation (LACCA), Global Law Experts and Expert Guides among others.

Pro Bono and Diversity

He is actively involved in the firm´s Pro Bono activities and is member of the Pro Bono Committee of the firm.