Firm Profile > Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC > Mexico City, Mexico

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC
PASEO DE LOS TAMARINDOS 60, 4TH FLOOR
COL. BOSQUES DE LAS LOMAS DEL. CUAJIMALPA, 05120
Mexico

Competition and antitrust Tier 1

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC's competition team is 14-strong and 'is always present in the most important topics and research in the country'; moreover, its core members are 'exclusively dedicated to competition matters, which has generated a focused knowledge on delicate and complex issues exclusively related to the material in question.' The group advises companies from across the business spectrum on the full range of competition and antitrust matters; one recent mandate saw profoundly experienced practice head Fernando Carreño ('a connoisseur of the subject of competition in Mexico') assist Scotiabank in demonstrating that it was not party to alleged abuse of dominance (refusal to deal/price discrimination) in the market for credit information. Carreño is also currently dealing with investigations in the sugar, brewing, financial services, professional football, telecoms, healthcare and aviation sectors, among others. Key support comes from senior associates Gerardo Rodríguez, who can draw on experience at both COFECE and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC); Paloma Alcántra, whose practice centers on illegal behavior and market investigations; and César Martínez, who advises on both investigations and merger review. Associate Carolina Camacho is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

The Von Wobeser economic competition team has its specialization and experience as its strengths. It is a group of lawyers who are exclusively dedicated to competition matters, which has generated a focused knowledge on delicate and complex issues exclusively related to the material in question. Regarding experience, the Von Wobeser competition team is always present in the most important topics and research in the country. This is a first-rate team.

Fernando Carreño is a connoisseur of the subject of competition in Mexico. He explains very well the concepts of the material, has a strategic vision and knows how to manage the time of investigations.

Carolina Camacho is a young lawyer with excellent training, a good culture of customer service and a prominent role in the team.

Key clients

Anheuser Busch InBev / Grupo Modelo

JP Morgan Chase

Scotiabank

Mexican Banking Association

Grupo Lala

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR)

Merck

Avon

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Nissan Motor Co

Volaris

Compliance Tier 1

For some, Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC was ‘one of the first Mexican law firms to have ventured into the area of ​​anti-corruption and compliance, being one of the most recognized firms in this matter’. Certainly, dual-qualified (Mexico/New York) practice head Diego Sierra is regarded as a ‘pioneer’ in the field. Currently chair of Transparency International and Mexicanos Contra la Corrupción y la Impunidad, as well as head of the legal group of MéXXIco Libre de Corrupción, Sierra focuses on risk assessment and high-profile white-collar cases in Mexico, and also handles a variety of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) related matters. Indeed, the firm is frequently the co-counsel of choice for US firms undertaking international investigations in Mexico. The team has experience across the anti-corruption, AML and digital and data security areas, with recent mandates including advising BHP Billiton on anti-corruption matters and a review of Teleflex's clients' code of conduct regarding anti-corruption regulations; as well as issues arising from interaction with public officials and self-reporting. Key support comes from 'phenomenal' senior associate Pablo Fautsch, who has experience in both compliance and investigations.

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Testimonials

It seems to me that Diego Sierra is outstanding and a pioneer in the compliance area in Mexico. His interaction with the ICC is what gives the firm  a great differentiator in compliance matters. The willingness to attend, the relationship with the ICC and civil society means that no one can compete like Von Wobeser.

Von Wobeser y Sierra is one of the first Mexican law firms to have ventured into the area of ​​anti-corruption and compliance, being one of the firms most recognized by my colleagues from anti-corruption associations in this matter. Being a full-practice office, they have a broad understanding of areas related to fighting corruption and have a clear vision and understanding of how companies operate and how to resolve disputes efficiently in the best interest of their clients.

The team is dynamic and has a response capacity that several offices I have worked with do not have, without leaving aside the quality, detail and depth of analysis in their work. The advice of Von Wobeser and Sierra over the years in pro-bono matters has been very important for the work we do in Mexicanos Contra la Corrupción y la Impunidad.’

Von Wobeser and Sierra’s anti-corruption and compliance area is led by Diego Sierra, an extraordinary lawyer educated both in Mexico and New York, where he is admitted to practice. Diego understands FCPA issues perfectly and reflects a deep understanding of cross-border issues. Diego also dedicates a large part of his time to fighting corruption from academia and civil society. To give a few examples, Diego is President of the Anti-Corruption Commission of the ICC Mexico, organizes the UP-ICC Anti-Corruption Diploma and has been involved in various anti-corruption reforms, in addition to pro-bono advice to Mexicanos Contra la Corruption and Impunity. Undoubtedly, the above would not be possible without the extraordinary team that Diego has formed through the years. To name a few names, I highlight Pablo Fautsch, a phenomenal senior associate who also has training in New York, as well as associates Juan Francisco Barrera and Amanda Ibañez.’

Key clients

Cinepolis

Anheuser Busch InBev

BHP Biliton

Freudenberg Group

Mitsubishi Power Systems

Grupo Bocar

National Football League

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Mx Farmaceutica

Cotemar

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 1

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC houses a top-of-the-line dispute team, comprised of a group of distinguished commercial, civil and administrative litigators, as well as local and international arbitration specialists. On the arbitral-side, the department -which is regularly mandated in disputes against state-owned entities such as Pemex and the CFE- was further reinforced in January 2020 with the incorporation of former judge at the Supreme Justice Court, Margarita Luna Ramos; a member of CAM, CANACO and IMA, her private practice focuses on arbitration and associated consultancy. She joins a team led by 'doyen of the Mexican arbitration scene', firm founding partner Claus Von Wobeser. He, in turn, co-leads the practice with 'fantastic advocate' Adrián Magallanes and Montserrat Manzano, who was appointed chair of the Americas Initiative at the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) in July 2020. Further experienced input comes from of counsel Alexandra von Wobeser; and the 30-strong team boasts a deep bench of experienced, arbitration-focused associates. Recent matters include its successful representation of Ingenieros Civiles Asociados (ICA) in a complex maritime and ports dispute involving cross-claims and valued at $500m; the counterparty, Dutch company APMT, subsequently joined the firm's client roster. Also noteworthy, the firm was among early signees of the 'arbitration pledge' to appoint women as arbitrators; supports diversity initiatives 'Arbitral women in Mexico' and Abogadas MX, and was awarded Best Places to Work LGBT 2020.

Testimonials

The firm attracts the brightest legal talents. Very professional and knowledgeable. Adrian Magallanes is a fantastic advocate. He is exceptionally bright, very eloquent, and perfectly understands how to present a case in the best light possible for his client. He is very convincing before tribunals.

Negotiation skills and creating effective strategies to resolve conflicts satisfactorily and in optimal time. Adrian Magallanes far exceeded the expectations given the complexity of the matter. He seemed like a person with a very clear and objective mind. He knew how to approach the matter with great creativity, being extremely effective in the negotiations.

Key clients

Anheuser Bush – Cervecería Modelo

BMW

Dal–Tile

ICA Fluor

IEnova

Ingenieros Civiles Asociados

Invenergy

Mitsubishi

Siemens Energy

Swiber Offshore

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 1

Best known in dispute circles for its top-flight arbitral capability, Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC also houses considerable litigation fire-power, its 25-strong team including being deeply experienced across commercial, civil and administrative litigation. Adrián Magallanes and Diego Sierra co-lead the group; commercial litigation specialist Sierra also heads the firm's anti-corruption practice. The department, which is regularly mandated in disputes against the government, as well as state-linked agencies and companies such as Pemex, was further reinforced in January 2020 with the incorporation of former Chief of The Supreme Court of Justice Guillermo Ortiz Mayagoitia, a specialist in administrative, agrarian, civil, commercial, constitutional and tax procedural law, as of counsel. The practice also handles mediation, constitutional amparos and class-action litigation. Indeed, the team has been particularly active in this last segment where it is currently advising BMW (as a co-defendant) in a case regarding airbags; Syngenta Agro as a co-defendant in a case concerning genetically modified maize; and Volaris in a case brought by the Federal Consumer Agency. Other matters include multimillion-dollar litigation concerning the interpretation and termination of a supply agreement, the interpretation and performance of joint venture; the potential lack of validity of a trust agreement, and the existence of a real estate easement in northern Mexico allowing the development of a gas pipeline. Experienced senior associates Jessika Rocha (in Monterrey), Pablo Fautsch area also noted.

Key clients

Takata (today trustee Farnan)

Syngenta

Siemens

Volaris – Concesionaria Vuela

Alpízar and Misael Alpízar Hernández

Fianzas Atlas

Grupo Modelo

AXA

Freudenber

BMW

Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC stands out for advising some of the leading domestic and international corporates operating in Mexico. The ‘technically robust team’ offers a broad expertise that ranges across M&A, joint ventures and divestitures, as well as key ancillary areas such as anti-corruption, antitrust, banking and capital markets. The ‘excellent’ Luis Burgueño (cross-border M&A, joint ventures, corporate governance - he also has niche expertise in IT-sector transactions) heads the highly-rated department. Other key practitioners include head of the competition practice Fernando Carreño ; corporate and transactional veteran, Javier Lizardi; dual-qualified (Mexico and Austria) Rupert Hüttler; Pablo Saez (corporate M&A, particularly those with a real estate element); and Alberto Córdoba, who made partner in January 2020. Recent matters saw Nieto lead advice to One Rock Capital Partners on the Mexican aspects of its $214.5m purchase of the Engineered Components & Systems division of Actuant Corporation - including legal due diligence, transaction structuring, the drafting and negotiation of the SPA and ancillary documentation. Since 2016, the firm has also developed an active diversity group led by Córdoba. Senior associate Gloria Martínez and associate Santiago Barraza  are also noted. However, Andrés Nieto exited to Creel Abogados, SC in May 2020.

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Testimonials

VWS advised us on an M&A transaction in the financial services sector. They did a fantastic job with the drafting and negotiation of the legal documents. Santiago Barraza, the primary associate assigned to our transaction, displayed outstanding leadership in the process, from due diligence work to document negotiation. We highly recommend him and look forward to working on transactions with him in the future.

Excellent and very prompt attention at all times, always accessible including on weekends. A very technically robust team with complementary skills among the partners, quick in their responses and always with different alternatives and strategies. Claus von Wobeser, Alexandra von Wobeser, Fernando Moreno, Luis Burgueño, all excellent.’

Von Wobeser’s corporate law and M&A team has extensive experience in important transactions in Mexico. It is constantly present in the most important deals and  provides highly technical care. Luis Brugueño is a lawyer with experience of several years, he has excellent technical tools and a great sense of responsibility.His experience in large corporate operations and his advice is punctual and useful.

The response time of Lic. Luis Burgueño and his team is apt to speed up the decision making of any project and his knowledge is abundant. He has demonstrated a high quality when we have come to him for advice. His responsiveness in English, German and of course Spanish convinces corporations like the one I represent and having him as a business partner is highly recommended.

What distinguishes VWYS is its quality of service, its level of personalised attention. Their high professionalism and commitment to clients are highly-professional, highly-qualified attorneys. Their level of service and commitment is extraordinary with customers. His legal advice is of excellent quality. Featured partners: Luis Burgueño, Rodolfo Trampe.

Key clients

Anheuser Busch InBev

Borr Drilling

Faurecia Sistemas Automotrices

The Coca-Cola Company

Sears Holdings Corporation

One Rock Capital Partners

Zuffa

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation

Orlegi Sports & Entertainment

Mars

BMW

Melecs EWS

Creation Investments Capital Management

Revlon Consumer Products Corporation

Amgen

MacAndrews & Forbes

Palladium Equity Partners

Centerbridge Partners

Kohlberg

Clarion Capital Partners

Berkshire Partners

Madison Dearborn Partners

Evo Payments International

Environment Tier 2

The seven-strong team led by partner Edmond Grieger at Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC provides contentious and non-contentious environmental support to numerous major international corporations, including BMW, BHP Biliton, Amgen and Grupo Modelo. Demonstrating 'real industry knowledge', the team also has solid experience in compliance issues (particularly regarding water supply and waste water discharges), environmental impact assessments, and the relevant municipal, state and federal environmental and social permits required for project development - particularly in the energy sector. The team is currently advising Invenergy on the environmental and social permitting of its multiple renewables' projects across the country. Senior associate Ariel Garfio, and associates Rebeca Márquez and Marco Polo Sánchez provide key environmental support, particularly in regard to the energy, infrastrucutre and real estate sectors.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Excellent expertise in various subjects, focus on the industry in particular of our company. Commitment and expertise in providing the best service in a timely manner.’

Great knowledge of the industry in which our particular company operates, trust, integrity and reasonable fees.

Key clients

Amgen México

Benteler de México

BHP Billiton

BMW / BMW de México

Borr Drilling

Anheuser Bush InBev / Grupo Modelo

Daimler Group

Effem México

Enersys de México

Faurecia Sistemas Automotrices

Hella Automotive

IEnova

Invenergy

Bankruptcy and restructuring Tier 3

Regarded by some clients as a ‘reference firm’, Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC has a seven-strong ‘diverse team with extensive knowledge’, and is recognized for its expertise in domestic and cross-border bankruptcy litigation, as well as out-of-court restructurings. Acting for debtors and lenders, the team is led by partner Diego Sierra, a ‘very thorough lawyer’ with ‘excellent legal knowledge and experience’, who also heads the firm's anti-corruption and compliance practices, and remains active in arbitration and complex commercial litigation.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

The qualities of the team make them a reference firm. Their size allows them to deal with the most complex bankruptcy and restructuring matters, and they have specialists in all corporate, administrative and litigation areas

A diverse team with extensive knowledge

Diego Sierra is a very thorough lawyer. He has excellent legal knowledge, experience and staff to resolve the most complex matters. He stands out for his closeness. He is well known in the sector and knows how to relate well with the legal authorities

I would emphasize their honourable manner, their interest in providing services with high professionalism, their responsibility, and their commitment

They know how to work as a team. With them we have managed, in serious and respectful negotiations, to avoid the disastrous consequences of the bankrupt’s financial stress in the commercial and social fields, and to ensure that the creditors and debtor obtain the best possible result

Diego Sierra has an excellent team. In very challenging surroundings, they do the utmost which can be done

They leave nothing to improvisation

‘Diego Sierra is precise in his advice, and convincing in his presentations’

Key clients

Daimler Financial Services

TK Holding

BAC Florida Bank

Bayerische Landesbank

BMW Group

Burger King Corporation

DF Deutsche Forfait

Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale (Helaba)

Navistar Financial

Energy and natural resources Tier 3

Partners Edmond Frederic Grieger (power, oil and gas transactions and project development) and Luis Burgueño (cross-border energy related transactions and regulatory), co-head the energy 11-strong practice at Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC, which is a solid choice for regulatory, transactional and projects-related energy advice, and particularly stands out for its top tier international arbitration practice. The highly active team has assisted Invenergy on the development of more than 20 renewable energy projects (with an aggregate value of $1bn-plus); currently it is advising Golar LNG on the development and operation of a floating storage and regasification unit to be located in the Mexican Gulf and secure supplies to the Yucatan; and BHP BIlliton in relation to regulatory and compliance issues connected with its involvement in the Trion deep-water block. Other key partners include Alberto Córdoba, who handles corporate M&A, energy and natural resources, and structured and project finance. Senior associate Ariel Garfio (power, oil and gas - especally PPAs, EPC agreements, and turbine, photovoltaic module and natural gas supply agreements), is also noted. However, Andrés Nieto, who was active in the mining sector, moved to Creel Abogados, SC in May 2020.

Key clients

Allied Mineral Products de México

Ammper Energía

Beel Infrastructure

Anheuser Busch INBev

Benteler

BHP Billiton

BMO

BMW

Borr Drilling

Cementaciones Petroleras Venezolanas

Chester Mining Company

Compañía Occidental Mexicana

Eagleburgmann Mexico

Emerald Power

Enerflex

Energy Development Partners

Faurecia

Golar LNG

Grupo Bocar

Hella Automotive

HWD Holdings

IENOVA

Innospec Limited

Internovum Solar

Invenergy

Knauf International GmbH

Mann+Hummel

Metallica Resources

Minera Metalúrgica Tapalpa

Mineria Aurea

Mineria San Xavier

Mitsubishi Corporation

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Mitsubishi Hitachi Powers Systems

New Gold, Inc

Orca Mining Explorations

Palladium Equity Partners

Perfiles LM

Prana Power Solar City (now Tesla)

PW Power Systems

Q’Max Solutions

Q’Max Mexico

Riverstone Holdings

Robert Bosch

SAAVI Energia Campeche

Saipem (Mexican subsidiary of ENI International)

Scatec Solar

Seadrill

Shoshone Silver / Gold Mining Co

Siemens

Soluz Energía Solar

Tag Pipelines

Timmins Gold Corp

Yingli Green Energy México

Intellectual property Tier 3

Well-known in the market for its solid litigation capability, the practice at Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC, offers clients ‘high level expertise’, especially regarding IP infringements, unfair competition, advertising and marketing controversies. Following the departure of practice head Marco Tulio Venegas, the team of 'highly qualified and efficient lawyers’ is now co-led by partners Rupert Hüttler and accomplished litigator Patricia Kaim, who was promoted at the end of 2019 and is praised by clients for her ‘knowledge, dedication and determination to solve our problems quickly’. Senior support comes from seasoned arbitrator Claus Von Wobeser.

Testimonials

They are effective and experts in the field. The response in the matters entrusted to them has been expeditious and always focused on favouring the interests of the client, but above all adjusted to the law.

They have a high level of expertise, are always up to date and are highly qualified and efficient lawyers with a great deal of experience. They provide excellent customer service and treatment.

They advised us during the process of creating our company and drafting our statutes. They are also in charge of the defense of the intellectual property of our brands in several countries. We greatly value their specific knowledge of our sector and -at the same time- of Mexican and Spanish legislation.

Claus Von Wobeser stands out for his great experience. His great knowledge of not only Mexican but also international legislation provides us with great solvency and security. Patricia Kaim, stands out not only for her knowledge, but also for her dedication and determination to solve our problems quickly. In contrast to other firms, what we appreciate is feeling well attended, even though we are a small client for them

Their responsiveness to initial inquiries on new matters or explanations on Mexico law for existing matters sets them apart from every other Mexico firm we have dealt with, both large and small

They have excellent relations with the authorities

Key clients

Mars

Procter & Gamble

Guccio Gucci

Harvard University

United Airlines

Diageo

Nike

Patek Phillippe

JC Decaux

International trade and customs Tier 3

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC fields an ‘excellent’ seven-strong team, valued for its ‘mastery of international trade and customs issues’. With a particular focus on clients from the automotive, consumer goods, food and life sciences industries, the practice led by partner Luis Miguel Jiménez, who has particular expertise advising on matters related to IMMEX and Prosec programmes, as well as in handling VAT certifications. Also skilled in litigation matters, Jiménez is supported by experienced tax specialist Fernando Moreno, and associate María de Lourdes Salazar, the latter praised by clients for her knowledge of the area and for always offering ‘easy-to-understand explanations’.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Excellent team. They are very quick to respond and offer technical rigorousness. Luis Miguel Jimenez and his team have always been helpful and quick to give solutions.’

‘Luis Miguel Jimenez and Lourdes Salazar stand out from the rest for their quick response and mastery of international trade and customs issues. They always offer easy-to-understand explanations and are up to date with market developments’

Key clients

Krispy Kream Doughnut Corporation

Effem Mexico

BMW de México

Architectural Lighting Works

Shriners Hospital for Children

Mann+Hummel Filtration Techonology Distribution Mexico

Mann+Hummenl México

Limex Formado y Decorado

Cintas Corporation

Yokohama Industries Americas de Mexico

Ensambles de Coahuila

Empresas Cintas de México

Industrias Irvin de México

Iraform

Invenesa

Wiegand

Fresenius Medical Care

Takata de Mexico

Strosshe-Mex

Spencer México

Miele

Saargummi Mexico

VIAM Manufacturing

Newell Brands de México / Newell Rubbermaid Mexicali

Labour and employment Tier 3

The six-strong team at corporate mainstay Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC focuses on collective matters, the labour aspects of transactional operations, strategic advice and litigation, along with -increasingly- labour-related anti-corruption and compliance. Highly recommended by clients for its ‘honesty, clarity and availability’, the team -which is particularly active in the automotive and consumer goods sectors- is led by Rodolfo Trampe (‘excellent attitude of resolution and knowledge in labour matters’), and veteran corporate and labour practitioner, Javier Lizardi, who has over 40 years' experience. Recent matters have primarily concerned reviews of the employment, social security and health and safety conditions at potential acquisition targets, along with subsequent transactional matters, as well as labour law suits and day-to-day advice. Key support comes from senior associate Alix Trimmer, who participates in the executive compensation and benefits, labour and employment advice and litigation, and social security sub-practices.

Testimonials

Von Wobeser’s team in the labour area is highly qualified to meet the requirements and needs of their clients, their service is efficient and they keep the client informed of the progress of the cases they manage. They have a good relationship with teams from other firms and even look for opportunities to support each other. Their treatment is friendly and close to the client, there is good availability to clarify any point. Concrete and well-founded answers.’

Honesty, clarity and availability. They have extensive knowledge and experience in similar companies. Quick response, very good service. and support.’

The team members as well as the firm’s leaders know well the capabilities and strengths of the team so that cases can be rotated correctly so that the expected solutions are objectively given and this is what differentiates them favorably from other firms with those that I have collaborated with.’

One of the elements that makes lawyers stand out is the promptness in the response and the clarity of the same, which generates a cost benefit higher than that of other firms, for this reason, for example Rodolfo Trampe, Rupert Huettler and their team have contributed to having practical and correct options in the application of labour law.’

Excellent communication. Innovation and proactivity to guarantee a good result in matters. Personal and direct treatment, they understand the client’s needs. Rodolfo Trampe and Alix Trimmer. Rodolfo Trampe has an excellent attitude of resolution and knowledge in labour matters.

‘Rodolfo Trampe is characterized by his great disposition and resolution of issues. Great knowledge in labour law, as well as updating in labour law issues with a great willingness to share knowledge. His professionalism and level of knowledge are of the highest standard and always take into account a very broad vision when giving his answers or recommendations. I have definitely had an excellent experience in terms of level and quality of service. It is a privilege to work with Rodolfo and his team.

The difference compared to some of the competitors I have worked with are precisely the issues mentioned in the previous point, in short, their level of service and commitment, as well as response times and comprehensive vision make them exceptional. I mainly deal with Rodolfo Trampe who is available 24/7 and I have also dealt with Alix Trimmer and other team members who are very capable and professional.

Key clients

American Standard

Diageo

Freudenberg Group

Schenker International

BMW Group

Automotive Veritas

Anheuser Busch InBev /Grupo Modelo

Hospital Shriners para Niños

KUKA Systems

Covestro

Banking and finance Tier 4

The practice at full-service firm Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC is a strong choice for regulatory matters, issues related to financial operations, credit and debt restructurings, and project finance, among other areas of expertise. A frequent advisor to debtors, lenders and guarantors, both domestic and foreign, the team is led by senior partner Luis Burgueño  and finance specialist Alberto Córdoba, who made partner in January 2020; both of them have particular experience in the energy sector. Associate Eugenio Chinchillas, whose practice includes banking and finance; corporate, structured and project finance;  and fintech (along with securities and capital markets), is also noted. However, former practice head Andrés Nieto exited to Creel Abogados, SC in May 2020.  

Testimonials

Their strengths are customer service, quality of service, proximity and price

Eugenio Chinchillas is an excellent lawyer. He is approachable and always willing to serve us.

Key clients

Accendo Banco

BAC Florida Bank

BNEXT

China Construction Bank

Daimler Financial Services

Elavon

Enerflex

Evo Payments

Fairplay

Faurecia Sistemas Automotrices de Mexico

Grupo Modelo

JP Morgan Chase

Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW)

Nexu

PrimeroPay

Orlegi Sports

The Coca-Cola Export Corporation

TuTasa

WEX

Capital markets Tier 4

The small capital markets practice at Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC handles both the transactional and regulatory aspects of the area. Recent matters include advising Verum Calificadora de Valores on the issuance of MXN$500m by Corporación Financiera Atlas. The May-2020 departure of former practice head Andrés Nieto is an undoubted loss but young finance-focused partner Alberto Córdoba, and associates Eugenio Chinchillas and Santiago Barraza, all have growing experience in the sector.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Firms must have a broad knowledge of the capital markets, especially the securities market law (LMV); the team of Von Wobeser and Sierra seems to know about these issues.’

Good attention and always interested in meeting deadlines and our service expectations.’

Key clients

Verum Calificadora de Valores

Enerflex

Tax Tier 4

Market opinion considers Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC to have a very good and growing practice. Under the leadership of experienced partner Fernando Moreno, the team evidences notable strength regarding double taxation and other negative fiscal implications for foreign and national companies, as well as on the development of tax legal strategies for the restructuring and expanding of their clients' businesses via subsidiaries in Mexico and Latin America. Support comes from active senior associate Jorge Díaz, who also has extensive expertise in international trade & customs.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

BMW

Schütz ELSA

Takata Corporation

Procter & Gamble Mexico

Freudenberg Group

Nu Skin Mexico

Cimentaciones Mexicanas (CIMESA)

EVO Payments

German Centre

Offering excellence and integrity, Von Wobeser y Sierra SC was founded in 1986 and is one of the foremost Mexican law firms that provides full-service legal solutions. The firm has a strong roster of international and national clients. Its lawyers are renowned for their expertise in advising and fortifying leading companies in establishing and conducting day-to-day business dealings related to entering and expanding their operations in Mexico and Latin America. The firm has been recognized on an international level by various institutions, including Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, Latin Lawyer 250, GAR 100, GIR 100, GCR 100, The Legal 500 and IFLR 1000 among several others.

Advising clients so that they surpass their business objectives
This dynamic firm is growing considerably and is well known for its strong, pragmatic business focus and approach as well as for the strategic and preventive legal solutions that it offers clients. The legal team focuses on understanding each client’s core business and unique situation, and offers tailored, thorough and effective solutions that optimise resources and aid in the consolidation of each client’s business objectives. The firm operates as a strategic legal partner that handles each client’s most significant transactions and prominent cases and is involved in assisting clients with their most transcendental and consequential business decisions. Many of the firm’s clients are significant investors in Mexico and are listed in Fortune 50 and Fortune 500, as well as the Dow Jones, S&P 500, DAX, Nikkei and the Mexican Stock Exchange. They are composed of national and multinational companies, banks, financial institutions and organizations from the US, Canada, Germany, Europe, Asia and Mexico.

Areas of practice
The firm provides integrated legal solutions with 14 partners and over 80 lawyers in all fields of law with the exception of criminal law. It is composed of numerous core practice areas, including pro bono work. These include anti-corruption and compliance, arbitration, automotive, banking and finance, bankruptcy and restructuring, competition and antitrust, commercial contracts, constitutional and administrative proceedings, corporate and M&A, privacy and data protection, dispute resolution, energy and natural resources, environment, foreign investment, government procurement, immigration, insurance, industrial and intellectual property, international trade and customs, labor and employment, life sciences, mining, oil and gas, project finance, real estate, tourism and hospitality, securities and capital markets, social security, and tax.

Special desks
Asian, Canadian, European, German and American (US).

Languages
English, German, Spanish, French and Dutch.

Department Name Email Telephone
Partner contacts Claus von Wobeser E: cvonwobeser@vwys.com.mx
Partner contacts Javier Lizardi E: jlizardi@vwys.com.mx
Partner contacts Fernando Moreno E: fmoreno@vwys.com.mx
Partner contacts Luís Burgueño E: lburgueno@vwys.com.mx
Partner contacts Luís Miguel Jiménez E: lmjimenez@vwys.com.mx
Partner contacts Rupert Hüttler E: rhuettler@vwys.com.mx
Partner contacts Fernando Carreño E: fcarreno@vwys.com.mx
Partner contacts Edmond Grieger E: egrieger@vwys.com.mx
Partner contacts Adrián Magallanes E: amagallanes@vwys.com.mx
Partner contacts Diego Sierra E: dsierra@vwys.com.mx
Partner contacts Rodolfo Trampe E: rtrampe@vwys.com.mx
Partner contacts Montserrat Manzano E: mmanzano@vwys.com.mx
Partner contacts Pablo Saez E: psaez@vwys.com.mx
Partner contacts Patricia Kaim E: pkaim@vwys.com.mx
Partner contacts Alberto Córdoba E: acordoba@vwys.com.mx
Photo Name Position Profile
 Luis Burgueño photo Luis Burgueño Partner Luis Burgueño is engaged in the following practice areas: Banking &…
 Fernando Carreño photo Fernando Carreño Partner Fernando Carreño is engaged in the following practice areas: Anti-Corruption &…
 Alberto Córdoba photo Alberto Córdoba Alberto is a Partner of Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. with more…
Mr Edmond Frederic Grieger  photo Mr Edmond Frederic Grieger Partner Edmond Frederic Grieger is engaged in the following practice areas: Constitutional…
 Rupert Hüttler photo Rupert Hüttler Partner Rupert Hüttler is engaged in the following practice areas: Commercial Contracts,…
 Luis Miguel Jiménez photo Luis Miguel Jiménez Partner Luis Miguel Jiménez is engaged in the following practice areas: Bankruptcy…
Ms Patricia Kaim  photo Ms Patricia Kaim Patricia is a Partner at Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. with more…
Mr Javier Lizardi  photo Mr Javier Lizardi Partner. Javier Lizardi is engaged in the following practice areas: Commercial Contracts,Corporate,…
 Adrián Magallanes photo Adrián Magallanes Partner Adrián Magallanes is engaged in the following practice areas: Anti-Corruption &Compliance,…
Ms Montserrat Manzano  photo Ms Montserrat Manzano Montserrat is Partner of the Arbitration Practice of Von Wobeser y Sierra.…
Mr Fernando Moreno  photo Mr Fernando Moreno Partner. Fernando Moreno is engaged in the following practice areas: Competition &…
Mr Pablo Saez  photo Mr Pablo Saez Pablo is the Head Partner of the Real Estate Practice and is…
Mr Diego Sierra  photo Mr Diego Sierra Partner Diego Sierra is engaged in the following practice areas: Anti-Corruption &…
Mr Rodolfo Trampe  photo Mr Rodolfo Trampe Labor & Employment, Executive Compensation & Benefits and Social Security
Mr Claus Von Wobeser  photo Mr Claus Von Wobeser Founding Claus von Wobeser is engaged in the following practice areas: Civil…
Other fee-earners : 80
Total staff : 200
Partners : 16