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PASEO DE LOS TAMARINDOS 60, 4TH FLOOR, COL. BOSQUES DE LAS LOMAS DEL. CUAJIMALPA, 05120, MEXICO
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www.vonwobeserysierra.com

Diego Sierra

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Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

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Von Wobeser and Sierra

Position

Partner Diego Sierra is engaged in the following practice areas: Anti-Corruption & Compliance,Civil & Commercial Litigation, Commercial Arbitration, Constitutional Amparo & Administrative Proceedings, Energy & Natural Resources, Oil & Gas, Public-Works Arbitration.

Career

Foreign attorney, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, New York, (2011-2012). Admitted to practice in Mexico and New York. Anticorruption Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). Co-Coordinator, Bankruptcy Law Commission of the Mexican Bar Association (BMA). President of the Student Counsel, Escuela Libre de Derecho (ELD) (2006-2007). Adjunct Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law, Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA) (2008-2009). Adjunct Professor of Roman Law, Escuela Libre de Derecho (ELD) (2009-2010).

Languages

Spanish and English (Intermediate French and Italian).

Member

International Bar Association (IBA).
Mexican Bar Association (BMA).
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Education

He obtained his Law Degree (J.D. equivalent) with honors, Escuela Libre de Derecho (ELD), Mexico City, 2007. Diploma in International Arbitration, first in his class, Escuela Libre de Derecho (ELD), Mexico City, 2007. He obtained his Master of Laws Degree (LL.M.) and Certificate in Business Administration with honors, Northwestern University School of Law & Kellogg School of Management in Chicago, 2011.


Mexico

Bankruptcy and restructuring

Within: Bankruptcy and restructuring

The ‘always accessible and very professional’ seven-strong bankruptcy and restructuring team at Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC advises both debtors and creditors on in- and out-of-court work. Clients appreciate ‘the personalised care’ with which lawyers handle trials, which leads to ‘good legal assistance regarding the stages of the procedure, as well as support in making the right decisions. The practice remained active on some of its ongoing highlight mandates, such as advising Burger King on the insolvency proceeding of Operadora de Franquicias Alsea (regarding the possibility of collecting royalties from the franchise contract executed between the latter and the client); Corporativo Procter & Gamble, as creditor, on the insolvency of Grupo Corvi; and Gavilon, also as creditor, on the insolvency of Ganadera La Tizapa. In the bankruptcy proceedings of Oceanografía, the firm assisted three of the company’s creditors with obtaining recognition for unsecured credits, namely DF Deutsche Forfait ($59m), Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale ($19m), and Bayerische Landesbank ($6m). In another highlight case, the team acted for Zebra Technologies company Telxon in a $532,567 claim brought against Unimicro (as a consequence of a pending balance from a previous mortgage trial) which will probably lead to Unimicro being declared bankrupt. Valued for his ‘attention to clients’ needs’, as well as for being ‘very thorough and reliable’, practice head Diego Sierrais a studious lawyer and well versed in the subject of bankruptcy in Mexico’ according to sources. Dual qualified in Mexico and the US, he is particularly well positioned for cross-border mandates. Other clients include TK Holdings, BAC Florida Bank, and American International Group.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Next generation lawyers

Diego Sierra - Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Within: Dispute resolution

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC is an excellent choice for both international arbitration and domestic litigation, across administrative and civil disputes. It has developed a particularly strong track record in arbitration disputes against the Mexican government, and governmental agencies and companies such as Pemex. It recently represented Anheuser-Busch in a $1bn investor-state dispute against the Republic of Mexico regarding a tax imposed by the state of Zacatecas. It also successfully represented Mexican company ICA (Ingenieros Civiles Asociados) in a $500m ICC arbitration with APMT over the alleged wrongful termination of a port terminal construction contract. On the litigation side, the firm has been defending Syngenta Agro against a major class action concerning the farming of modified maize. The firm hosts a selection of first-class disputes lawyers, including Claus Von Wobeser for international arbitration, and the versatile Marco Tulio Venegas, who is equally adept at litigation and arbitration. Well-regarded younger partners include litigator Adrián Magallanes and Diego Sierra, who is active in anti-corruption cases.

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