Mr Alejandro Orellana > Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC > Mexico City, Mexico > Lawyer Profile

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC
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Von Wobeser and Sierra


Alejandro is part of the corporate, M&A and real estate practices, and of the automotive & manufacturing, consumer goods, energy & natural resources, and financial services industry groups of our firm. He regularly advises leading companies, domestic and international, in both local and cross-border deals, such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, restructurings, financial transactions, as well as energy projects. His real estate experience includes complex transactions and regularization of properties for projects of different industries.

His areas of expertise include mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and corporate and real estate law. He also has broad experience in financial transactions and energy and natural gas projects. He has advised leading companies, domestic and international, on corporate strategy and restructuring, mergers, foreign investment and real estate law. Alejandro regularly leads the corporate and strategic projects he represents. He also specializes in the structuring and coordination of transactions that involve multiple jurisdictions, including Latin America and the United States. His real estate experience includes highly complex real estate transactions and regularizations of properties for projects in the sector.


Foreign attorney at Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr, y Quiroga Advogados, São Paulo.


Spanish, English and Portuguese.


Law Degree (J.D.), Universidad del Valle de México, Mexico City.

Specialization in Corporate Law, University of California, Berkeley.

Master of Laws (LL.M.), University of California, Berkeley.

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Banking and finance

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC‘s banking and finance department ‘excels in performance and experience’, and undertakes a range of matters including regulatory work, financial transactions, project finance, and credit and debt restructurings. Clients engaged in the payment cards and merchant acquiring industry in Mexico also seek out the group for its particular expertise in this area. A well-balanced duo comprised of seasoned partner Luis Burgueño, who earns praise for his ‘excellent financial expertise’; and energy expert Alberto Córdoba, who regularly represents borrowers and issuers in loan transactions and debt issuances, are in charge of steering the practice. Alejandro Orellana, counsel Gloria Martínez, and senior associate Jaime Ostos, who joined in 2021 from Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes S.C., are additional names to note.

Mexico > Real estate

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC has particular expertise as regards matters involving ejidos and the real estate team has been involved in multiple transactions involving social property and the conversion of public land in to private real estate for project development. The practice also has considerable experience in land acquisitions, lease agreements, financing and litigation. The team is co-led by Pablo Saez, who advises on real estate matters that have a strong corporate and/or M&A component; and Alejandro Orellana, who generally advises domestic and foreign developers, lenders and private equity investors on regulatory issues related to real estate matters. Promoted to the partnership in 2021, Raymundo Soberanis has extensive real estate disputes experience (both litigation and arbitration), as well as solid knowledge of construction matters; while Ariel Garfio and Javier Betancourt, promoted to partner and counsel, respectively, in January 2022, also participate in the practice on the project finance/development side. Specialist senior associate Rocío Vega has over 10 years’ experience of real estate and project development investment, construction, and lease agreements; restructuring, contracts and trusts; administrative issues (including land use and obtaining permits and licenses); and agrarian matters.

Mexico > Corporate and M&A

Lauded for its ‘great service and quality of work’, as well as for remaining ‘at the forefront’ of corporate and M&A activity, Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC is the go-to firm for renowned clients such as The Coca-Cola Company, Mars, BMW and Uber, who seek out the team’s expertise in transactional and corporate mandates. The practice co-led by the experienced Luis Burgueño and Houston-based Pablo Jiménez is particularly effective when it comes to the structuring of joint ventures, corporate reorganisations and cross-border M&A, mainly related to the consumer goods, mobility and manufacturing sectors. Additional notable practitioners in the well-rounder department include: Fernando Carreño, who also heads the antitrust practice; Pablo Saez, who is particularly adept at transactional matters with a real estate component; and Alejandro Orellana, who plays a key role in the firm’s consumer goods and financial services’ industry groups. Counsels Gloria Martínez and Javier Betancourt, who were promoted to counsels in 2021 and 2022 respectively, are other names to note.