Mr Luis Enrique Graham > Hogan Lovells > Mexico City, Mexico > Lawyer Profile

Hogan Lovells
PASEO DE LOS TAMARINDOS 150-PB
BOSQUES DE LAS LOMAS
MEXICO, DISTRITO FEDERAL 05120
Mexico

Work Department

International arbitration

Position

Partner

Career

Luis Enrique Graham has extensive experience in complex civil and commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution procedures, dedicating his full-time practice to commercial litigation and domestic and international arbitration before the International Criminal Court, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (American Arbitration Association), the London Court of International Arbitration, North American Free Trade Agreement/International Centre of Settlement of Investment Disputes, and other tribunals. He also counsels clients in connection with investigations and anticorruption regulations, including Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (and other U.S. regulations) and local anticorruption regulations throughout Latin America and other international instruments. Luis Enrique provides counsel to companies highly exposed to class actions. He is a former president of the Mexican Bar Association and former co-chair of the Construction Arbitration Committee of ALARB. Luis Enrique is also a former member of the Consultation Advisory Committee of the Mexican Ministry of Public Service for Anticorruption Matters (Mexican federal government). He also participates as a Mexican delegate at the United Nations, in UNCITRAL’s Working Group of Commercial Arbitration and Conciliation / Dispute Settlement. In law school, he obtained the “Gabino Barreda Medal,” which is the distinction awarded by the National University of Mexico to the student with the highest grade point average of its class. He also obtained the First Prize in the 1980 Oratory Competition at the Faculty of Law of the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Languages

English, Portuguese, Spanish

Memberships

Former Co-Chair, Construction Arbitration Committee of ALARB Board Member, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Mexican Section Former Member, Mexico’s Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Public Service Mexican Delegate before the UNCITRAL (United Nations) Working Group of Commercial Arbitration and Conciliation / Dispute Settlement, Advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Member, Arbitration and Mediation Commission of the National Chamber of Commerce of Mexico City, Former Member, Dispute Consulting Committee of the North America Free Trade Agreement Member, ICC Latin American Group of Arbitration, Listed Arbitrator by the American Chamber Peru, The International Centre for Dispute Resolution, and the Commercial Mediation and Arbitration Center of the Argentinean Chamber of Commerce. Former Member, Trustee of the International Bar Association Foundation, Inc.

Education

Ph.D., cum laude, Universidad Panamericana, 1998 M.A., American University, 1986 J.D., summa cum laude, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 1983

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Compliance

Hogan Lovells´ ‘dynamic’ 11-strong compliance practice has maintained a steady growth over the last couple of years, garnering solid expertise advising on matters ranging from targeted investigations to compliance implementation audits and training in relation to Mexico’s anti-corruption system. The team is led by a group of well-versed corporate and finance practitioners, namely managing partner Juan Francisco Torres Landa, Carlos Ramos Miranda and Federico de Noriega Olea (who has particular expertise in data privacy issues, including data processing, data transfers and security breaches), along with contentious partner Luis Enrique Graham, who ‘generates broad trust among the stakeholders with whom he interacts’. Graham focuses on investigations and local anti-corruption regulations – as well as FCPA matters – across the wider Latin America region. The team can also call on the highly specialised support of the firm’s cross-office investigations, white-collar and fraud group.

Mexico > Dispute resolution: litigation

One of the big names when it comes to disputes, and ‘undoubtedly among the best litigators in Mexico’, Hogan Lovells fields a 20-strong practice with solid expertise handling a wide array of litigation work and routinely undertaking civil, commercial, and administrative (including constitutional) mandates. Partners Omar Guerrero (who also excels handling arbitration proceedings), Jorge Francisco Valdés King and Luis Enrique Graham, co-head the department, which earns praise for being ‘committed, dynamic and passionate about client service’. Recent mandates include partnership disputes related to compensation benefits, contentious matters involving ‘amparos’, real estate-related disputes; recovery actions, damages claims, product liability, and significant class actions. Luis Ernesto Peón, who made the partnership in January 2020, and senior associate Juan Arturo Dueñas are additional names to note.

Mexico > Dispute resolution: arbitration

(Leading individuals)

Luis Enrique GrahamHogan Lovells

International behemoth Hogan Lovells combines a large and robust litigation area with an impressive arbitration practice, which has successfully harnessed its impressive global footprint to offer clients one of the finest international arbitration practices in the country. Displaying some superb capabilities in commercial arbitration and associated litigation, damages and administrative matters; the 19-strong department is fronted by two specialists: Omar Guerrero, an ‘excellent negotiator’ who is currently representing a major north American gas-pipeline company in three LCIA arbitrations against a state-owned entity (in relation to contract termination and force majeure clauses); and Luis Enrique Graham, who is currently acting as a chairman and co-arbitrator in ICDR and ICC arbitral proceedings. Other key members of the practice include Monterrey-based Alejandro García González, Jorge Valdés King (arbitration, litigation and bankruptcy), and Luis Ernesto Peón. However, senior associate Carlos Alvarado Moreno left the firm to establish his own -eponymous- boutique in January 2021. Since publication, senior associate Juan Arturo Dueñas has been promoted to counsel – effective January 2022.