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Marco Tulio Venegas

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Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

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Von Wobeser and Sierra


Partner Marco Tulio Venegas is engaged in the following practice areas: Advertising, Consumer Protection & Product Liability, Civil & Commercial Litigation, Commercial Arbitration, Constitutional Amparo & Administrative Proceedings, Energy & Natural Resources, Government Procurement & Public Works, Industrial & Intellectual Property, Inventions & Patents, Investor-State Arbitration, Oil & Gas, Public-Works Arbitration.


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).


Spanish, English and French.


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

Latin America: International firms

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Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC’s managing partner Claus Von Wobeser is ‘one of Mexico’s leading arbitration specialists, very respected worldwide’. He successfully represented Acqua Mineral San Benedetto in an ICC dispute with a joint venture partner. ‘Excellent lawyerMarco Tulio Venegas is another key contact for international arbitration at the firm. Solcargo’s dispute resolution practice head Fernando Pérez Correa is an experienced lawyer and a key adviser to the Comisión Federal de Electricidad, recently representing it in several ICC arbitrations. Abascal Segovia & Asociados’ José María Abascal is very experienced in international arbitration, and has been a Mexican delegate to UNCITRAL since 1985. He has acted as counsel, arbitrator and expert in major forums including the ICC, the ICDR and the LCIA. Galicia Abogados SC’s new arbitration and dispute resolution head Rodrigo Zamora is highly regarded for his track record as arbitrator and counsel in ICC as well as ICSID cases. Santamarina y Steta’s very active dispute resolution head Fernando Del Castillo is ‘a truly terrific lawyer’, and recently represented Peñafiel Aguas Minerales, a Mexican mineral water company owned by the Dr Pepper Snapple Group, in an ICC dispute with joint venture partner Acqua Minerale San Benedetto. ‘Talented sole practitioner’ Francisco González de Cossío, who founded González de Cossío Abogados, SC, is recommended for his expertise in alternative dispute resolution. He is a member of the LCIA and president of the Centro de Arbitraje de la Industria de la Construcción.

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Dispute resolution

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Marco Tulio Venegas - Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Within: Dispute resolution

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC has an excellent disputes practice which is equally well-versed in litigation, including administrative and civil proceedings, and international arbitration. Claus Von Wobeser, who is particularly strong in international arbitration, is ‘definitely one of the best in Mexico’; ‘his knowledge and expertise justify why he is one of the most in-demand counsel in his field’. Marco Tulio Venegas is ‘an excellent lawyer’ and an extremely experienced civil and administrative litigator and arbitration attorney. Younger partners include Diego Sierra, who has a good reputation for anti-corruption cases, and also litigator Adrián Magallanes. The firm has been handling several cases for Anheuser-Busch, including a dispute with the state of Zacatecas, and has also been representing Ingenerios Civiles Asociados in an ICC arbitration regarding the termination of a contract for the construction of a port terminal on the Pacific coast.

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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

The ‘outstanding’ IP lawyers at Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC are ‘first class, and extremely professional in their work; their advice is always relevant, saving time, money and headaches’. The two partners in the ‘very serious and qualified’ team are Marco Tulio Venegas and Rupert Hüttler, although clients also highlight the firm’s associates: Patricia Kaim ‘has a deep knowledge of trade mark law and the operation of the trade mark registration system’, and the ‘very responsive’ Nallely Van Pratt ‘prosecutes matters on a timely basis’; ‘the quality of her work is exceptional’. Clients include HBO, Diageo, Coca-Cola and Patek Philippe.

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Within: Tax

Headline mandates at ‘full-service outlierVon Wobeser y Sierra, SC saw the team handle all tax matters related to BMW’s $1bn investment in a new luxury car factory located in San Luis Potosi; and Anheuser Busch InBev on the tax strategy for the acquisition of Cervecería Mexicana. ‘Eminent’ practice head Fernando Moreno is ‘a genuine senior figure in the tax arena’ and ‘really knowledgeable’; he has almost 30 years in the sector and his practice covers consulting, planning and litigation, with particular emphasis on treaty matters and tax minimization/efficiency. Key support comes from senior associate Jorge Diaz Carvajal, who focuses on tax, social security and international trade and customs (he too has a certain focus on treaty matters and the avoidance of double taxation. Further mandates include counsel to Knauf on the definition of its tax strategy in relation to the acquisition of mines in Mexico; Grupo Modelo with regard to the tax strategy for a $325m investment in a brewery pant and cannery in Yucatan; and Acqua Minerale San Benedetto on the tax aspects of the sale of its participation in various Mexican entities as part of a joint venture agreement with Peñafiel Aguas Minerales. In addition, the team receives a steady flow of litigious matters, a sub-sector where the firm has ‘considerable fire-power’ – most notably, head of litigation Marco Tulio Venegas. Other matters include counsel on tax analysis and efficiency matters, double tax agreements, and both transactional and non-transactional structuring work. Clients include Burger King, Horizon Global, Procter & Gamble, Cimentaciones Mexicanas and Robert Bosch.

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