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Wöss & Partners
CAMACHO 40-1606

Dispute resolution

Wöss & Partners is a highly experienced international arbitration boutique with an excellent track record advising on major infrastructure, energy and trade disputes. Name partner Herfried Wöss is regularly instructed as counsel, arbitrator and expert witness; fellow partner Adriana San Román is also highlighted for her deep experience. The firm has been involved in several cases throughout Latin America, and recently represented ThyssenKrupp in arbitration related to a project in Guatemala. Another highlight was successfully representing Techint in a construction-related arbitration with Sempra/Ienova, which ultimately reached a $5m settlement. The firm also stands out as the leading damages specialists as regards international arbitration; it currently has a work portfolio of more than $1bn as arbitrators, damages experts and consultants.

Leading individuals: Arbitration


Wöss & Partners is highly specialized in commercial and investment arbitration, damages claims, international trade, infrastructure projects and energy including oil & gas.

Dr. Wöss is currently sitting as president and arbitrator on large and complex arbitrations dealing with gas pipelines and major infrastructure projects. He recently resolved as expert adjudicator a multi-million dispute in Peru’s largest infrastructure project. He is also outstanding as party counsel in complex damages, infrastructure and energy arbitrations. Adriana San Román has vast experience as counsel and damages expert in large infrastructure and energy arbitrations and litigations including oil platforms, aqueducts and hospital and industrial projects, and is also a member of the ICCA-ASIL Task Force on Damages in International Arbitrations. Dr. Herfried Wöss and Adriana San Román are the principal authors of the Oxford University Press monograph “Damages in International Arbitration under Complex Long-term Contracts”. Their damages arbitration and litigation portfolio as arbitrator, adjudicator, damages experts and consultants has recently exceeded the US$1 bn threshold.

Carlos Rodríguez Sámano was general counsel of Gas Natural Fenosa for 20 years and is one of the leading energy lawyers in Mexico. His arbitration experience dates back to Waste Management v. Mexico and includes major gas and power plant projects. Christian Carbajal Valenzuela was lead-counsel in Tza Yap Shum v. Peru and is the head of the Lima office while expanding into Brazil.

The Wöss & Partners international arbitration team comprises prominent experts in investment arbitration and international law and is counsel in arbitrations in Mexico, Peru, Germany, Guatemala and other countries, successfully representing major Mexican, German, Spanish and French infrastructure and energy companies.

Wöss & Partners has offices in Mexico City, Washington DC (1775 Eye Street NW, 20006), Lima  and Vienna (Palais Aurora). The working languages of the firm are English, French, Dutch, German, Greek Spanish and Portuguese. In Mexico, the firm also advises large and mid-sized companies with respect to all aspects of corporate and business law.

For further information, see:

Wöss & Partners Washington DC rep offfice: 1775 Eye Street NW, 20006 Washington DC, USA

Wöss & Partners Vienna rep office: Palais Aurora, Währingerstr. 39/1.8, 1090 Vienna, Austria

Wöss & Partners Lima associated office with CEO Abogados: Avenida Brasil 2959, Suite 1101, Lima, Perú



Department Name Email Telephone
International arbitration, damages, trade, infrastructure, energy Dr Herfried Wöss 525526237100
International arbitration, damages, infrastructure, energy Adriana San Román 525526237100
International arbitration, infrastructure, energy, corporate Carlos F. Rodríguez Sámano 525526237100
International arbitration, trade, infrastructure, energy Christian Carbajal Valenzuela 525526237100
Investment arbitration Prof Dr Nikos Lavranos 525526237100
International arbitration, infrastructure, energy Sergio M Rendón 525526237100
International arbitration, trade Dr Yahir Acosta Pérez 525526237100
International arbitration, corporate Víctor Manuel Osante Guzman 525526237100
International arbitration, corporate Irma Mariana Rentería Díaz Barriga 525526237100
Photo Name Position Profile
 Dr. Yahír Acosta Pérez, LL.M.  photo Dr. Yahír Acosta Pérez, LL.M.
 Lic. Christian Carbajal Valenzuela, LL.M.  photo Lic. Christian Carbajal Valenzuela, LL.M.
 Prof. Dr. Nikos Lavranos, LL.M.  photo Prof. Dr. Nikos Lavranos, LL.M.
 Lic. Víctor Manuel Osante Guzman  photo Lic. Víctor Manuel Osante Guzman
 Lic. Sergio M. Rendón, LL.M.  photo Lic. Sergio M. Rendón, LL.M.
 Lic. Ima Mariana Rentería Díaz Barriga  photo Lic. Ima Mariana Rentería Díaz Barriga
 Mtro. Carlos F. Rodriguez Sámano  photo Mtro. Carlos F. Rodriguez Sámano
 Lic. Adriana San Román, M.A.  photo Lic. Adriana San Román, M.A.
 Mag. Dr. Lic. Herfried Wöss, LL.M. (Exeter)  photo Mag. Dr. Lic. Herfried Wöss, LL.M. (Exeter)
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