Von Wobeser & Sierra


Paseo de los Tamarindos
Bosques de las Lomas, Cuajimalpa de Morelos
05120 Ciudad de México, CDMX

Telephone:+ 52 (55) 5258 1000

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Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. was founded in 1986, with the principles of excellence and integrity as its cornerstones. Composed of sixteen different practices, six industry groups and one desk, the firm is full-service, offering a wide spectrum of legal services. 

Von Wobeser y Sierra is known for offering preventive and problem-solving advice so its clients can reach their business goals. To do this we concentrate on developing a deep understanding of each company’s core business. Our firm operates as a strategic partner that undertakes the most relevant legal issues and transactions of the companies we assist. We have a solid and diverse team of world-class talent, which develops long-term relationships with its clients. 

The Von Wobeser y Sierra team includes eighteen partners, four of counsel, four counsel and more than eighty associates, all with notable skills and a deep knowledge of the current law and the most relevant legal developments in the national and international scene.

Litigation practice:
For 35 years, Von Wobeser y Sierra, S. C. has mindfully constructed a broad and diverse team of elite trial lawyers, hand-picked from the best law schools in Mexico, the US, and Europe. The members of the team are admitted to practice in various jurisdictions and have experience working at the best law firms in NY, Washington, D.C., Paris, and Beijing. With over 30 lawyers, our Dispute Resolution Practice is one of the largest of its type in the market of Mexican law firms and is at the top of every accredited legal directory. Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. has consolidated its position as the first choice of many leading global companies to represent them in their most complex and strategic litigations. Being often involved in bet-the-company litigation, the team has developed a unique sensibility and understanding of the high stakes implicated in our cases, allowing us to design and implement tailored court-room strategies and creative out-of-court resolutions that set us apart from our peers. We are aware of the clients’ need to be constantly informed about their matters in order to jointly take strategic decisions. We are known for our attention to detail and for our high ethical standards. 

Our Litigation Practice is comprised of both seasoned litigators and as well as skilled young lawyers, a formula that has yielded a success rate exceeding 88%. Our team includes two former Justices of the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice (Mr. Guillermo Ortiz Mayagoitia and Mrs. Margarita Beatriz Luna Ramos). They are Of Counsel of the firm and their advice is an essential reference point in the work we do in all areas of litigation. Our litigators have tried and argued cases in almost every forum – from state and federal trial and appellate courts, to administrative tribunals, to the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice, to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. 

Our services contemplate all kinds of disputes: Constitutional Litigation, Administrative Litigation, Class-Action Litigation, Civil and Commercial Litigation, and Mediation, among others. In Civil and Commercial Litigation, we have represented clients in a range of matters such as those related to shareholders and corporate disputes, contractual breaches, international sale of goods, joint ventures, real estate disputes, tortious liability, intellectual, patent and trademarks claims. Further, the team is particularly well positioned to handle class action cases, having been involved in four high profile class action proceedings, of the very few filed in Mexico so far. In Administrative Litigation, Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. has successfully handled cases related to public procurement, public tenders, port authorities, conflicts before the Ministry of Transportation and before the Federal Consumer Agency, a variety of cases before Administrative Tribunals, controversies related to national security and public health, among others. 

Sub practices:

  • Administrative 
  • Civil & Commercial

Arbitration Practice:
Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. has become the first choice to represent multinational companies in the most complex and high-profile arbitration proceedings in Mexico. Having acted on behalf of our clients in many of the landmark arbitration cases of our time, we have acquired a track record and level of expertise that is unmatched in the Mexican forum. The team is one of the largest of its type in the Mexican market, uniquely well-fitted to handle the most intricate and demanding cases.

The practice group is led by one of the leading arbitration lawyers in the world, Claus von Wobeser, who has served as VP of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC, as Co-Chair to the IBA Arbitration Committee and as President of the Arbitration Commission of the Mexican Chapter of ICC. Also, other team members have occupied relevant positions in arbitration leading institutions, such as Adrián Magallanes and Montserrat Manzano.

The Arbitration Practice focuses on Commercial Arbitration, Investor arbitration, and Public Works Arbitration, across many industries.

Sub practices:

  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Investment Arbitration 
  • Public Works Arbitration

Our Arbitration and Litigation Practices have been recognized on an international level by renowned editorials: Chambers and Partners Global, Chambers and Partners Latin America, Legal 500, Global Arbitration Review 100 (GAR 100), Latin Lawyer 250, Who´s Who Legal and Benchmark Litigation, among others.

Practice Industry Groups:

  • Automotive & Manufacturing
  • Consumer Goods
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Financial Services
  • Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences
  • Real Estate