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Latin Lawyer - Mexico´s Von Wobeser helps miner New Gold

May, 2012

Mexico´s Von Wobeser helps miner New Gold issue million dollar international debt placement.
 

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Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. is a key player during The American Bar Association Conference on June 14th-16th 2012.

May, 2012

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. is a key player during The American Bar Association Conference on June 14th-16th 2012.
 
Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. will be a key player during The American Bar Association conference, "Legal Challenges & Opportunities of Mexico´s Increasing Global Integration" which will be held in Mexico City on the 14th till the 16th of June 2012.

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Global Arbitration Review - Mexico’s leading arbitration firm added an ex-ICC deputy counsel to the team

March, 2012

The Latin Lawyer 250, the definitive guide to law firms in Latin America, singles out Von Wobeser y Sierra’s arbitration practice as one of the best options in Mexico.
 

Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C. welcomes Victor M. Ruiz to our Arbitration practice.

February, 2012

Von Wobeser & Sierra S.C. welcomes Victor M. Ruiz to our Arbitration practice.

After over 3 years working on the Latin American and Iberian team at the Secretariat of ICC International Court of Arbitration, Victor leaves Paris to join our Arbitration practice. While at the ICC, Victor handled over 250 arbitrations, including a number of high-profile cases involving large corporations and state entities from Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. He also played an important role in the revision to the ICC Rules of Arbitration and was part of the team that implemented the rules within the Secretariat of the Court.

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Von Wobeser y Sierra Promotes Andrés Nieto as New Partner

January, 2012

As of January 1, 2012, Andrés Nieto has been named Partner of Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. He will act as co-head of the Finance Practice Group of the Firm and continue with his general corporate, M&A, and arbitration practice.
 
Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. is pleased to announce the promotion of Andrés Nieto to partner. He is currently co-head of the Financial Law Practice and also does significant work in the areas of corporate, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, project finance, leveraged finance, debt restructuring, mining and arbitration.
 
Andrés Nieto graduated from the Escuela Libre de Derecho (cum laude), and completed a LL.M. Degree at Columbia Law School in New York. He worked at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP in New York City.
 
He has been the lead professor in the courses: Alternative Dispute Resolution and International Private Law at the Universidad Iberoamericana.

Latin Lawyer - ICC Deputy Counsel heads for Mexico´s Von Wobeser y Sierra S.C.

December, 2011

Ruiz leaves the ICC this week after three years in the Latin American team - where he worked. 
 

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Von Wobeser y Sierra Obtains Favorable Award for Anheuser-Busch InBev

July, 2010

The Arbitration team of Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. led by Mr. Claus von Wobeser and Marco Tulio Venegas successfully represented AB-InBev in an arbitration subjected to Mexican Law which was brought by Grupo Modelo regarding the alleged breach of the Investment Agreement executed between the two companies.

Specifically, on July 9, 2010 the Arbitral Tribunal rendered its Final Award declaring that the acquisition of Anheuser-Busch by InBev did not breach any provision of the Investment Agreement. In addition, it was also declared in the Final Award that the claim of 2.5 billion dollars in damages brought by Grupo Modelo against InBev lacked any merits. 

AB-InBev was also represented in this case by the US Law firms Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP. and Sullivan & Cromwell, LLP.

Mr. Manuel Lizardi is named Professor Emeritus of the Escuela Libre de Derecho and Publishes New Book

July, 2010

The Escuela Libre de Derecho rendered a deserved tribute to Mr. Manuel Lizardi, counselor member of this firm, due to his naming as Professor Emeritus of the Escuela Libre de Derecho, and the publication of his work titled “Study of the General Corporations Act and Comments to its Articles”.
 
After over 70 years of legal practice and 46 years as professor of the First Course of Mercantile Law in the Escuela Libre de Derecho – without receiving any salary, as it is a tradition in the School, Mr. Manuel Lizardi received a well deserved tribute in a ceremony which took place in his honor on June 8, 2010 in the Industrial Club at Mexico City.

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Von Wobeser y Sierra Wins Arbitration Case Representing Chemicals Company

July, 2010

By unanimous decision a leading company in the chemicals industry in México won the arbitration case initiated by another competitor in the market regarding the alleged breach of a Purchase Agreement. Defendant was represented by the arbitration team of Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. led by Mr. Claus von Wobeser and Montserrat Manzano and by the US Law firm Hunton & Williams, LLP, led by Mr. Eric Murdock.
 
On July 6, 2010 the ICC Court of Arbitration communicated the Final Award in which the Arbitral Tribunal confirmed there was no breach by defendant, dismissing claims related to the existence of a potential liability derived from failure to disclose facts which amounted to non-compliance with various provisions of Mexican Social Security Law.  Moreover, claimant was condemned to bear all legal representation costs.

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