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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Claus Von Wobeser¬†at¬†Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC¬†is a widely recognised arbitration specialist, acting as both arbitrator and counsel. The team also includes a number highly regarded practitioners such as¬†Marco Venegas,¬†Fernando Moreno¬†and¬†Adri√°n Magallanes. Recent caseload include a range of multimillion-dollar construction and commercial arbitration proceedings.¬†SOLCARGO¬†handles a steady stream of international arbitration, and recently represented¬†Comisi√≥n Federal de Electricidad in two multimillion-dollar claims related to power purchase agreements with independent power producers.¬†Fernando P√©rez Correa¬†is the name to note, and regularly sits as both arbitrator and counsel. Gonz√°lez de Coss√≠o Abogados, SC's¬†Francisco Gonz√°lez De Coss√≠o¬†is a recommended for acting as arbitrator and counsel in a range of domestic and international arbitration cases.¬†Galicia Abogados S.C.'s¬†Rodrigo Zamora¬†is particularly noted for his expertise in infrastructure and construction-related disputes, and acts as both arbitrator and counsel;¬†Cecilla Azar¬†is 'a great expert in arbitration and ADR'.¬†W√∂ss & Partners'¬†Herfried W√∂ss¬†regularly acts as counsel, arbitrator and expert witness, and is active in handling infrastructure and energy cases.¬†Creel, Garc√≠a-Cu√©llar, Aiza y Enr√≠quez, S.C.'s¬†Bernardo Sep√ļlveda Amor and¬†Carlos Mart√≠nez Betanzos¬†are also names to note.¬†Fernando Del Castillo¬†left Santamarina y Steta, and set up his own firm Del Castillo y Castro Abogados.

Leading individuals: Leading local practitioners

Claus von Wobeser - Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

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Mexico

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 5

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

As one commentator stated, Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC¬†‚Äėhas developed technical capabilities in the banking industry‚Äô; ‚Äėthe lawyers‚Äô responsibility is remarkable‚Äô. The firm's fledgling -but nevertheless solid- practice attracts¬† some impressive clients which it advises on matters including banking and finance transactional and regulatory work, banking corporate and M&A work, and administrative procedures. The team assists BAC Florida Bank with all matters related to its activities in Mexico, including legal assessments regarding loans, guarantees, and all issues related to the client‚Äôs regulatory status. It also advised Unicredit on an export credit facility agreement with Inmobiliaria y Arrendadora Cuadro, its first in Mexico; and key client Landesbank Baden-W√ľrttemberg in several transactions including two loan agreements for the acquisition of machinery extended to Cajas de Carton Sultana. Andr√©s Nieto¬†heads the practice: ‚Äėhe is efficient and gives clients confidence‚Äô; Luis Burgue√Īo¬†is another key practitioner; support comes from associates Alberto C√≥rdoba, Alejandro Stamoglou, Gloria Mart√≠nez, Laura Maldonado, and Santiago Barraza, who is ‚Äėvery talented and understands clients‚Äô business needs‚Äô. Other clients include JPMorgan Chase, BBVA, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Banorte, Scotiabank, Banco Sabadell, BMW Financial Services, BMW Leasing, Evo Payments Mexico and Bank of Scotland.

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Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 3

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Seven lawyers make up the Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC¬†bankruptcy and restructuring team, which advises borrowers and lenders on domestic, cross-border and both in- and out-of-court matters, where it¬† bringing litigation, anti-corruption, compliance, and finance expertise to the table. The firm as a wole¬† works for companies operating across the automotive, finance, services, manufacturing, education, energy, food, healthcare, insurance and technology sectors and has a notable German clientele. In recent work, the team assisted Navistar Financial and Daimler Financial Services, as stakeholders, in the insolvency proceeding of Grupo Senda (a conglomerate of transportation services in the north of Mexico and the US) and associated entities ; and BAC Florida Bank, as one of the three largest creditors of Proveedora la Perla in a successful restructuring of the debtor‚Äôs company while guaranteeing the creditors‚Äô interests. The group also continues to assist three of¬†Oceanograf√≠a's creditors obtain recognition for unsecured credits in the company's bankruptcy proceedings; namely DF Deutsche Forfait ($59m), Landesbank Hessen-Th√ľringen Girozentrale ($19m), and Bayerische Landesbank ($6m). Qualified in New York and Mexico, the 'outstanding' Diego Sierra is practice head and key contact.. Other clients include BMW Group, Burger King Corporation, Corporativo Procter & Gamble, TK Holdings, and Zebra Technologies.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 4

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Covering both the transactional and the regulatory side of capital markets work, the team at Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC assisted Calgary-headquartered energy company Enerflex with two note-purchase agreements and several other debt restructuring transactions, for the purpose of refinancing existing notes, and covering operational and expansion costs. It also assisted Chicago-based private equity and venture capital firm, Creation, with a MXN$250m investment in Mexican financial services company, PLUSCORP; and Chilean start-up HAUS APP with its regularisation process and in negotiations with outside investors, post-closing issues and corporate governance. Andrés Nieto heads the practice. Other clients include Third Point, Horizontal Well Drillers, and Creation Investments Capital Management.

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 1

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

The team at Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC is 'one of the best groups available', ¬†praised for its 'excellent service' and 'familiarity with the most important antitrust cases in Mexico'. Clients rate its 'simply exceptional'¬†practice head Fernando Carre√Īo, who is¬†'a seasoned lawyer with deep knowledge of antitrust legislation'. The highly-specialised team represents clients from across a range of industries. Recently the team advised Scotiabank in an administrative trial concerning a COFECE investigation into Mexican credit bureaus for alleged refusal-to-deal and price discrimination. On the transactional front the firm advised Blackstone Group in obtaining clearance for its acquisition of the Spanish gambling operator Cirsa.

Leading individuals

Fernando Carre√Īo - Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Rising stars

Gerardo Rodríguez - Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC¬†has strong relationships with some of the leading domestic and international corporates operating in Mexico. Its expertise ranges across M&A, joint ventures and divestitures, as well as key ancillary areas such as anti-corruption, antitrust, banking and capital markets. It recently advised Arrendadora Avance on the sale of its majority stake in Monex and, in another highlight, counselled automotive products manufacturer Takata de Mexico on the Mexican aspects of the $1.6bn sale of its ¬†global assets and operations to Key Safety Systems.¬†Luis Burgue√Īo¬†¬†heads the highly-rated team, which also includes¬†Javier Lizardi,¬†Rupert H√ľttler,¬†Andr√©s Nieto¬†and the recently promoted¬†Pablo Saez.

Leading individuals

Luis Burgue√Īo - Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Next Generation Partners

Pablo Saez - Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Dispute resolution: International arbitration - ranked: tier 1

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC is one of the premier disputes firms in the market, distinguished by its 'excellent service' and top-notch commercial, civil and administrative litigators, as well as international arbitration specialists. The firm is regularly mandated in disputes against the government, as well as state-linked agencies and companies such as Pemex. The practice is also recommended for defending class action lawsuits, and is representing TK Holding and Takata de Mexico in a case involving the alleged malfunctioning of car airbags. The team was also involved in several major ICC arbitrations, and continues to represent ICA in a complex dispute with APMT concerning a port terminal construction contract. The team includes 'world class' arbitration expert Claus Von Wobeser, the 'very dedicated' Diego Sierra, who 'makes you feel your problem is his problem', Adrián Magallanes, and arbitral and administrative disputes specialist, Montserrat Manzano, who is 'one of the most recognised professionals in her field'. However, after more than 25 years' at the firm, practice co-founder Marco Tulio Venegas left to establish his own dispute resolution boutique, Litredi, S.C., in June 2019, taking with him international disputes specialist Michelle Carillo.

Leading individuals: Arbitration

Claus Von Wobeser - Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Leading individuals: Litigation

Marco Tulio Venegas - Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Next Generation Partners

Diego Sierra - Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Montserrat Manzano - Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 4

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC¬†is a solid choice for regulatory, transactional and projects-related energy advice, and particularly stands out for its top tier international arbitration practice. The team, which is led by¬†Edmond Grieger, is very active in the power sector and advised Invenergy and its Mexican SPV, Compa√Ī√≠a de Electricidad Los Ramones, on its successful bid for a 15-year contract to provide 500MWs of power per year to Mexico's power system operator CENACE. Other active clients include Energy Development Partners,¬†Soluz Energ√≠a Solar, and Benteler de Mexico.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 2

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC provides an 'excellent service' and has 'the knowledge and experience to handle complex regulatory environmental matters'. The team, which is led by the 'professional and kind' Edmond Grieger, provides contentious and non-contentious environmental support to numerous major international corporations, including BMW, BHP Biliton, Amgen and Grupo Modelo. Recently, it advised Daimler Group on its water supply and wastewater compliance, as well as representing the company in two litigious claims against the government of Mexico City concerning the disputed acquisition of 150 garbage trucks from another, non-environmentally compliant, manufacturer.

Leading individuals

Edmond Grieger - Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC¬†provides 'excellent strategic advice and analysis' and the lawyers 'give different views and options to resolve the cases entrusted to them'. The 'professional team is oriented towards great results and understanding the client's needs'. The team is co-led by¬†Marco Tulio Venegas¬†and the 'responsive'¬†Rupert H√ľttler¬†who provides 'excellent insight'. The practice is particularly strong on the litigation front, regularly advising clients such as Nike, Procter & Gamble, JC Decaux and WM Wrigley Jr.

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International trade and customs
International trade and customs - ranked: tier 3

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

The six-lawyer practice group at Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC¬†is ‚Äėvery competent, fast, cooperative and always available to support the client‚Äô. With a strong focus on German companies, the team assists clients in the automotive, consumer goods, food and life sciences industries expanding or operating in Mexico with matters pertaining to FTAs, IMMEX, taxation, and related disputes. The team assisted BMW with the establishment of its new Mexican plant for the production of light vehicles, handling all customs and administrative provisions and benefits; Miele, with the negotiation and execution of an import-logistic services agreement with Geodis Wilson M√©xico; and Ensambles de Coahuila, a Mexican subsidiary of Cintas Corporation, with obtaining duty free import quotas for the US for certain products not falling under the remit of NAFTA. Luis Miguel Jim√©nez¬†heads the practice and tax partner Fernando Moreno¬†is another name to note; key support comes from associates Bel√©n Barroeta, Mar√≠a de Lourdes Salazar, and Jorge D√≠az. Clients include Takata, Fresenius Medical Care, MARS, Saargummi, Carbones Holding, Invenergy, Siemens Servicios, and Trimas Corporation.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 3

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC represents a broad range of international clients, which benefit from the firm's strong experience in corporate transaction-related labour issues, as well as litigation and immigration. Rodolfo Trampe leads the team, which also includes the highly rated Javier Lizardi . It recently advised Japanese company Takata de Mexico on labour issues linked to its takeover by China's Joyson Electronics. The practice also represented Sch√ľtz on employment issues regarding its acquisition of Mexican industrial packaging company Envases y Laminados. Oher clients include Bayer, Grupo Bocar and Seadrill.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Well regarded, Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC’s tax team works closely with the firm’s other departments, handling preventive advice, consulting and litigation. In highlight work the group continued to advise BMW on all tax-related matters concerning its investment in Mexico to build a a new luxury-car factory in San Luis Potosi; assisted Invenergy on the tax implications of subsidiary Parque Eólico de Fenicias development of a 168MW wind parkin the state of Nuevo León; and Burger King Corporation in tax-related matters related to the sale of assets and stock of entities in Mexico as part of its restructuring of operations. Fernando Moreno leads a practice group that includes senior associate Jorge Díaz; both also handle international trade and customs. Other clients include Terrafertil, Faurecia Sistemas Automotrices de México, Creation Investments Capital Management, Takata, PrimeiroPay, Cimentaciones Mexicanas, and German Centre México.

Leading individuals

Fernando Moreno - Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

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Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Claus Von Wobeser¬†at¬†Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC¬†is a widely recognised arbitration specialist, acting as both arbitrator and counsel. The team also includes a number highly regarded practitioners such as¬†Marco Venegas,¬†Fernando Moreno¬†and¬†Adri√°n Magallanes. Recent caseload include a range of multimillion-dollar construction and commercial arbitration proceedings.¬†SOLCARGO¬†handles a steady stream of international arbitration, and recently represented¬†Comisi√≥n Federal de Electricidad in two multimillion-dollar claims related to power purchase agreements with independent power producers.¬†Fernando P√©rez Correa¬†is the name to note, and regularly sits as both arbitrator and counsel. Gonz√°lez de Coss√≠o Abogados, SC's¬†Francisco Gonz√°lez De Coss√≠o¬†is a recommended for acting as arbitrator and counsel in a range of domestic and international arbitration cases.¬†Galicia Abogados S.C.'s¬†Rodrigo Zamora¬†is particularly noted for his expertise in infrastructure and construction-related disputes, and acts as both arbitrator and counsel;¬†Cecilla Azar¬†is 'a great expert in arbitration and ADR'.¬†W√∂ss & Partners'¬†Herfried W√∂ss¬†regularly acts as counsel, arbitrator and expert witness, and is active in handling infrastructure and energy cases.¬†Creel, Garc√≠a-Cu√©llar, Aiza y Enr√≠quez, S.C.'s¬†Bernardo Sep√ļlveda Amor and¬†Carlos Mart√≠nez Betanzos¬†are also names to note.¬†Fernando Del Castillo¬†left Santamarina y Steta, and set up his own firm Del Castillo y Castro Abogados.

Leading individuals: Leading local practitioners

Claus von Wobeser - Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

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Mexico

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 5

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

As one commentator stated, Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC¬†‚Äėhas developed technical capabilities in the banking industry‚Äô; ‚Äėthe lawyers‚Äô responsibility is remarkable‚Äô. The firm's fledgling -but nevertheless solid- practice attracts¬† some impressive clients which it advises on matters including banking and finance transactional and regulatory work, banking corporate and M&A work, and administrative procedures. The team assists BAC Florida Bank with all matters related to its activities in Mexico, including legal assessments regarding loans, guarantees, and all issues related to the client‚Äôs regulatory status. It also advised Unicredit on an export credit facility agreement with Inmobiliaria y Arrendadora Cuadro, its first in Mexico; and key client Landesbank Baden-W√ľrttemberg in several transactions including two loan agreements for the acquisition of machinery extended to Cajas de Carton Sultana. Andr√©s Nieto¬†heads the practice: ‚Äėhe is efficient and gives clients confidence‚Äô; Luis Burgue√Īo¬†is another key practitioner; support comes from associates Alberto C√≥rdoba, Alejandro Stamoglou, Gloria Mart√≠nez, Laura Maldonado, and Santiago Barraza, who is ‚Äėvery talented and understands clients‚Äô business needs‚Äô. Other clients include JPMorgan Chase, BBVA, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Banorte, Scotiabank, Banco Sabadell, BMW Financial Services, BMW Leasing, Evo Payments Mexico and Bank of Scotland.

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Bankruptcy and restructuring
Bankruptcy and restructuring - ranked: tier 3

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Seven lawyers make up the Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC¬†bankruptcy and restructuring team, which advises borrowers and lenders on domestic, cross-border and both in- and out-of-court matters, where it¬† bringing litigation, anti-corruption, compliance, and finance expertise to the table. The firm as a wole¬† works for companies operating across the automotive, finance, services, manufacturing, education, energy, food, healthcare, insurance and technology sectors and has a notable German clientele. In recent work, the team assisted Navistar Financial and Daimler Financial Services, as stakeholders, in the insolvency proceeding of Grupo Senda (a conglomerate of transportation services in the north of Mexico and the US) and associated entities ; and BAC Florida Bank, as one of the three largest creditors of Proveedora la Perla in a successful restructuring of the debtor‚Äôs company while guaranteeing the creditors‚Äô interests. The group also continues to assist three of¬†Oceanograf√≠a's creditors obtain recognition for unsecured credits in the company's bankruptcy proceedings; namely DF Deutsche Forfait ($59m), Landesbank Hessen-Th√ľringen Girozentrale ($19m), and Bayerische Landesbank ($6m). Qualified in New York and Mexico, the 'outstanding' Diego Sierra is practice head and key contact.. Other clients include BMW Group, Burger King Corporation, Corporativo Procter & Gamble, TK Holdings, and Zebra Technologies.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 4

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Covering both the transactional and the regulatory side of capital markets work, the team at Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC assisted Calgary-headquartered energy company Enerflex with two note-purchase agreements and several other debt restructuring transactions, for the purpose of refinancing existing notes, and covering operational and expansion costs. It also assisted Chicago-based private equity and venture capital firm, Creation, with a MXN$250m investment in Mexican financial services company, PLUSCORP; and Chilean start-up HAUS APP with its regularisation process and in negotiations with outside investors, post-closing issues and corporate governance. Andrés Nieto heads the practice. Other clients include Third Point, Horizontal Well Drillers, and Creation Investments Capital Management.

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Competition and antitrust
Competition and antitrust - ranked: tier 1

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

The team at Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC is 'one of the best groups available', ¬†praised for its 'excellent service' and 'familiarity with the most important antitrust cases in Mexico'. Clients rate its 'simply exceptional'¬†practice head Fernando Carre√Īo, who is¬†'a seasoned lawyer with deep knowledge of antitrust legislation'. The highly-specialised team represents clients from across a range of industries. Recently the team advised Scotiabank in an administrative trial concerning a COFECE investigation into Mexican credit bureaus for alleged refusal-to-deal and price discrimination. On the transactional front the firm advised Blackstone Group in obtaining clearance for its acquisition of the Spanish gambling operator Cirsa.

Leading individuals

Fernando Carre√Īo - Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Rising stars

Gerardo Rodríguez - Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

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Corporate and M&A
Corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC¬†has strong relationships with some of the leading domestic and international corporates operating in Mexico. Its expertise ranges across M&A, joint ventures and divestitures, as well as key ancillary areas such as anti-corruption, antitrust, banking and capital markets. It recently advised Arrendadora Avance on the sale of its majority stake in Monex and, in another highlight, counselled automotive products manufacturer Takata de Mexico on the Mexican aspects of the $1.6bn sale of its ¬†global assets and operations to Key Safety Systems.¬†Luis Burgue√Īo¬†¬†heads the highly-rated team, which also includes¬†Javier Lizardi,¬†Rupert H√ľttler,¬†Andr√©s Nieto¬†and the recently promoted¬†Pablo Saez.

Leading individuals

Luis Burgue√Īo - Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Next Generation Partners

Pablo Saez - Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Dispute resolution: International arbitration - ranked: tier 1

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC is one of the premier disputes firms in the market, distinguished by its 'excellent service' and top-notch commercial, civil and administrative litigators, as well as international arbitration specialists. The firm is regularly mandated in disputes against the government, as well as state-linked agencies and companies such as Pemex. The practice is also recommended for defending class action lawsuits, and is representing TK Holding and Takata de Mexico in a case involving the alleged malfunctioning of car airbags. The team was also involved in several major ICC arbitrations, and continues to represent ICA in a complex dispute with APMT concerning a port terminal construction contract. The team includes 'world class' arbitration expert Claus Von Wobeser, the 'very dedicated' Diego Sierra, who 'makes you feel your problem is his problem', Adrián Magallanes, and arbitral and administrative disputes specialist, Montserrat Manzano, who is 'one of the most recognised professionals in her field'. However, after more than 25 years' at the firm, practice co-founder Marco Tulio Venegas left to establish his own dispute resolution boutique, Litredi, S.C., in June 2019, taking with him international disputes specialist Michelle Carillo.

Leading individuals: Arbitration

Claus Von Wobeser - Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Leading individuals: Litigation

Marco Tulio Venegas - Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Next Generation Partners

Diego Sierra - Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Montserrat Manzano - Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 4

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC¬†is a solid choice for regulatory, transactional and projects-related energy advice, and particularly stands out for its top tier international arbitration practice. The team, which is led by¬†Edmond Grieger, is very active in the power sector and advised Invenergy and its Mexican SPV, Compa√Ī√≠a de Electricidad Los Ramones, on its successful bid for a 15-year contract to provide 500MWs of power per year to Mexico's power system operator CENACE. Other active clients include Energy Development Partners,¬†Soluz Energ√≠a Solar, and Benteler de Mexico.

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Environment
Environment - ranked: tier 2

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC provides an 'excellent service' and has 'the knowledge and experience to handle complex regulatory environmental matters'. The team, which is led by the 'professional and kind' Edmond Grieger, provides contentious and non-contentious environmental support to numerous major international corporations, including BMW, BHP Biliton, Amgen and Grupo Modelo. Recently, it advised Daimler Group on its water supply and wastewater compliance, as well as representing the company in two litigious claims against the government of Mexico City concerning the disputed acquisition of 150 garbage trucks from another, non-environmentally compliant, manufacturer.

Leading individuals

Edmond Grieger - Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC¬†provides 'excellent strategic advice and analysis' and the lawyers 'give different views and options to resolve the cases entrusted to them'. The 'professional team is oriented towards great results and understanding the client's needs'. The team is co-led by¬†Marco Tulio Venegas¬†and the 'responsive'¬†Rupert H√ľttler¬†who provides 'excellent insight'. The practice is particularly strong on the litigation front, regularly advising clients such as Nike, Procter & Gamble, JC Decaux and WM Wrigley Jr.

[back to top]

International trade and customs
International trade and customs - ranked: tier 3

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

The six-lawyer practice group at Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC¬†is ‚Äėvery competent, fast, cooperative and always available to support the client‚Äô. With a strong focus on German companies, the team assists clients in the automotive, consumer goods, food and life sciences industries expanding or operating in Mexico with matters pertaining to FTAs, IMMEX, taxation, and related disputes. The team assisted BMW with the establishment of its new Mexican plant for the production of light vehicles, handling all customs and administrative provisions and benefits; Miele, with the negotiation and execution of an import-logistic services agreement with Geodis Wilson M√©xico; and Ensambles de Coahuila, a Mexican subsidiary of Cintas Corporation, with obtaining duty free import quotas for the US for certain products not falling under the remit of NAFTA. Luis Miguel Jim√©nez¬†heads the practice and tax partner Fernando Moreno¬†is another name to note; key support comes from associates Bel√©n Barroeta, Mar√≠a de Lourdes Salazar, and Jorge D√≠az. Clients include Takata, Fresenius Medical Care, MARS, Saargummi, Carbones Holding, Invenergy, Siemens Servicios, and Trimas Corporation.

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Labour and employment
Labour and employment - ranked: tier 3

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC represents a broad range of international clients, which benefit from the firm's strong experience in corporate transaction-related labour issues, as well as litigation and immigration. Rodolfo Trampe leads the team, which also includes the highly rated Javier Lizardi . It recently advised Japanese company Takata de Mexico on labour issues linked to its takeover by China's Joyson Electronics. The practice also represented Sch√ľtz on employment issues regarding its acquisition of Mexican industrial packaging company Envases y Laminados. Oher clients include Bayer, Grupo Bocar and Seadrill.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Well regarded, Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC’s tax team works closely with the firm’s other departments, handling preventive advice, consulting and litigation. In highlight work the group continued to advise BMW on all tax-related matters concerning its investment in Mexico to build a a new luxury-car factory in San Luis Potosi; assisted Invenergy on the tax implications of subsidiary Parque Eólico de Fenicias development of a 168MW wind parkin the state of Nuevo León; and Burger King Corporation in tax-related matters related to the sale of assets and stock of entities in Mexico as part of its restructuring of operations. Fernando Moreno leads a practice group that includes senior associate Jorge Díaz; both also handle international trade and customs. Other clients include Terrafertil, Faurecia Sistemas Automotrices de México, Creation Investments Capital Management, Takata, PrimeiroPay, Cimentaciones Mexicanas, and German Centre México.

Leading individuals

Fernando Moreno - Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

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