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TORRE ESMERALDA I BLVD. MANUEL AVILA, CAMACHO 40-1606, COL. LOMAS DE CHAPULTEPEC, 11000, MEXICO
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Mag. Dr. Lic. Herfried Wöss, LL.M. (Exeter)

Tel:
Work 525526237100
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www.woessetpartners.com
Wöss & Partners

Work Department

International Arbitration, Damages, Trade, Infrastructure, Energy

Position

Managing Partner

Career

Dr. Herfried Wöss, LL.M. (Exeter) has trained and practiced in Austria, the Legal Service of the European Commission, the UK and México and has extensive experience in international arbitration under the ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID and various local arbitration rules both as arbitrator and as party counsel, in particular with respect to major infrastructure projects disputes and projects agreements with state entities. He is currently sitting as president on large arbitrations related to gas pipelines and energy projects and recently resolved as expert adjudicator a multi-million dollar dispute with regards to the largest Peruvian infrastructure project. He is also damages expert and consultant in arbitrations and litigations related to oil platforms and an aqueduct. He specializes in infrastructure and construction projects such as privately financed infrastructure projects and public-private partnerships, construction law, M&A, competition law, as well as the telecommunications, pharmaceutical and automotive industries. Dr. Wöss is the co-founder of the Investment Arbitration Forum, Executive Board Member of the North America Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Special Editor of the prestigious Transnational Dispute Management Journal. His academic record includes numerous publications in the field of investment and commercial arbitration and dispute resolution. He is the principal co-author of the monograph “Damages in International Arbitration under Complex Long-term Contracts” (OUP), which is currently being used as reference by the Iran-US Claims Tribunal. He was a Visiting Scholar for arbitration at the Georgetown University Law Center from 2012-2013 and is a Special Legal Consultant licensed by the Washington DC Court of Appeals.

Languages

German, English, Spanish and French (read only)

Member

IBA, ICC Arbitration Commission, CIArb. North America (member of executive committe 2014-18), ASIL, ASA, DIS, VIAC, German - Mexican Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Education

Doctor of Laws in International Economic Law (J.S.D., LL.D.), Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria
Magister iuris, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Austria
LL.M. in International Business Legal Studies, University of Exeter, UK
Licenciado en Derecho, UNAM, Mexico
Visiting Scholar (arbitration and comparative damages law), Georgetown University Law Center
Anton Brucker Conservatory, piano class

Leisure

Arts (piano, opera, reading) and Sports (skiing, biking and golf)


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 Adrián 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 Comisión Federal de Electricidad in two multimillion-dollar claims related to power purchase agreements with independent power producers. Fernando Pérez Correa is the name to note, and regularly sits as both arbitrator and counsel. González de Cossío Abogados, SC's Francisco González De Cossío 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'. Wöss & PartnersHerfried Wöss regularly acts as counsel, arbitrator and expert witness, and is active in handling infrastructure and energy cases. Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C.'s Bernardo Sepúlveda Amor and Carlos Martínez 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

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Herfried Wöss - Wöss & Partners

Within: Dispute resolution

Wöss & Partners is a highly experienced international arbitration boutique with an excellent track record advising on major infrastructure, energy and trade disputes. Name partner Herfried Wöss is regularly instructed as counsel, arbitrator and expert witness; fellow partner Adriana San Román is also highlighted for her deep experience. The firm has been involved in several cases throughout Latin America, and recently represented ThyssenKrupp in arbitration related to a project in Guatemala. Another highlight was successfully representing Techint in a construction-related arbitration with Sempra/Ienova, which ultimately reached a $5m settlement. The firm also stands out as the leading damages specialists as regards international arbitration; it currently has a work portfolio of more than $1bn as arbitrators, damages experts and consultants.

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