Mr Luis Burgueño > Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC > Mexico City, Mexico > Lawyer Profile

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC
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Von Wobeser and Sierra


Partner Luis Burgueño is engaged in the following practice areas: Banking & Finance, Commercial Contracts, Corporate, Corporate Governance, Corporate Structured & Project Finance, Energy & Natural Resources, Environment, Foreign Investment, Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Oil & Gas, Private Equity, Securities & Capital Markets, Telecommunications, Media & Technology.


Vice Chair, North American Regional Forum (NARF), International Bar Association (IBA).
Advisory Board, Institute for Law and Technology (IDT).


Spanish and English.


Mexican Bar Association (BMA).
Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).
International Bar Association (IBA).


He obtained his Law Degree (J.D. equivalent), Escuela Libre de Derecho (ELD), Mexico City, 1996. He obtained his Master of Laws Degree (LL.M.) in Comparative Jurisprudence, New York University (NYU), New York City, 2000. He received The Flora S. and Jacob L. Newman Distinction for the Program.

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 > Energy and natural resources

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC has a broad energy and natural resources offering, that reflects the firm’s full-service capabilities, and advises clients on all stages of project development – from financing and acquisitions, to the construction, operation and sale of energy infrastructure, including the negotiation of EPC agreements, operation and maintenance agreements, and PPAs. The practice is jointly led by Edmond Frederic Grieger whose experience takes in infrastructure project development (especially in the energy and natural resources sector); public tender and auction processes; and the negotiation of contracts related to the energy industry; and Luis Burgueño, an M&A, corporate and commercial transactions specialist (both domestic and cross-border), whose practice has a strong emphasis on energy and natural resources. Additional figures of note in the practice include: Alberto Córdoba, who has experience in mergers, asset transfers, strategic alliances and joint ventures (again, both national and cross-border); Ariel Garfio who undertakes matters related to the development, construction, operation and maintenance of thermal and renewable energy, oil, gas, mining, water and infrastructure projects; and disputes specialist Adrián Magallanes who represents clients in commercial, energy, infrastructure and investor-state arbitrations.

Mexico > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Luis BurgueñoVon Wobeser y Sierra, SC

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.