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Adrián Magallanes

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Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

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Von Wobeser and Sierra

Position

Partner Adrián Magallanes is engaged in the following practice areas: Anti-Corruption &Compliance, Civil & Commercial Litigation, Commercial Arbitration, Constitutional Amparo & Administrative Proceedings, Energy & Natural Resources,Foreign Investment, Government Procurement & Public Works, Investor-State Arbitration, Oil & Gas, Public-Works Arbitration.

Career

Foreign attorney, King & Wood Maellesons Beijing, PRC, 2010. Admitted to practice in Mexico and New York. Chair, Arbitration Committee of the Mexican Bar Association (BMA). Global Advisory Board, International Centre for Dispute Resolution - Y&I (2007 - 2010). Executive Board Member, International Centre for Dispute Resolution - Y&I (2010 -2013). Professor of International Litigation & Arbitration, Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City.

Languages

Spanish and English.

Member

Argentine Centre for International Studies (CAEI).
International Bar Association (IBA).
American Bar Association (ABA).
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Education

He obtained his Law Degree (J.D.), summa cum laude, Escuela Libre de Derecho (ELD), Mexico City, 2005. He received a certificate in International Arbitration, Mc Gill University, Montreal, 2006. He concluded a specialization in Government Contracts, Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA), Mexico City, 2007, with the highest GPA of his class. He obtained his Master of Laws Degree (LL.M.), New York University School of Law (NYU), New York, 2009. He was a recipient of the Arthur Vanderbilt Scholar Award and the Mexican Government offered him an Academic Excellence Scholarship.


Latin America: International firms

Local practitioners of note (by country)

Within: Local practitioners of note (by country)

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC’s managing partner Claus Von Wobeser is ‘pretty much the father of arbitration in Mexico’. A highly respected practitioner, he and Adrián Magallanes recently represented Anheuser-Busch in an investment treaty arbitration against the Republic of Mexico, as well as handling an ICC arbitration for a client in the port and maritime sector. Marco Tulio Venegas is also held in high regard. Practice head at Solcargo, Fernando Pérez Correa has represented Comisión Federal de Electricidad in a number of ICC arbitrations and also has experience acting as an arbitrator. At Santamarina y Steta, Fernando del Castillo is ‘an able advocate with a first-rate strategic vision’. The solid arbitration practice at González de Cossío Abogados, SC is led by Francisco González de Cossío; a member of the LCIA and president of the Centro de Arbitraje de la Industria de la Construcción, Gónzalez de Cossío is a noted practitioner with experience as counsel and arbitrator in both domestic and international arbitration cases. ‘An increasingly prominent figure’, Galicia Abogados SC’ Rodrigo Zamora Etcharren has particular expertise in handling energy and construction-related disputes as both counsel and arbitrator. Wöss & Partners’ founding partner, Herfried Wöss, has extensive experience of ICC arbitration, particularly in the energy and infrastructure sectors; he is currently president of a $200m-plus LCIA tribunal.

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Mexico

Dispute resolution

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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