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Adrián Magallanes

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Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

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Von Wobeser and Sierra

Position

Partner Adrián Magallanes is engaged in the following practice areas: Anti-Corruption &Compliance, Civil & Commercial Litigation, Commercial Arbitration, Constitutional Amparo & Administrative Proceedings, Energy & Natural Resources,Foreign Investment, Government Procurement & Public Works, Investor-State Arbitration, Oil & Gas, Public-Works Arbitration.

Career

Foreign attorney, King & Wood Maellesons Beijing, PRC, 2010. Admitted to practice in Mexico and New York. Chair, Arbitration Committee of the Mexican Bar Association (BMA). Global Advisory Board, International Centre for Dispute Resolution - Y&I (2007 - 2010). Executive Board Member, International Centre for Dispute Resolution - Y&I (2010 -2013). Professor of International Litigation & Arbitration, Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City.

Languages

Spanish and English.

Member

Argentine Centre for International Studies (CAEI).
International Bar Association (IBA).
American Bar Association (ABA).
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Education

He obtained his Law Degree (J.D.), summa cum laude, Escuela Libre de Derecho (ELD), Mexico City, 2005. He received a certificate in International Arbitration, Mc Gill University, Montreal, 2006. He concluded a specialization in Government Contracts, Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA), Mexico City, 2007, with the highest GPA of his class. He obtained his Master of Laws Degree (LL.M.), New York University School of Law (NYU), New York, 2009. He was a recipient of the Arthur Vanderbilt Scholar Award and the Mexican Government offered him an Academic Excellence Scholarship.


Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Within: 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.

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Mexico

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

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.

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