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Citizens' initiative to amend: Section "A" of Article 102 of the Mexican Constitution in relation to criminal liability of companies.

February, 2018

On February 10, 2014, section A of article 102 of the Mexican Constitution was amended in order to transform the Procuraduría General de la República (Attorney General’s Office) into an independent public organization called Fiscalía General de la República (“FGR”).  Unfortunately, almost four years later, it hasn’t yet come into force. 

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The Ministry of Energy issues the manual for the Interconnection of Power Plants and Connection of Load Centers.

February, 2018

Today the Manual for the interconnection of Power Plants and the Connection of Load Centers (the “Manual”) issued by the Ministry of Energy (“SENER”), was published in the Official Federal Gazette. It provides the requirements, describes the process and procedures, and defines the obligations and rights to be observed regarding the requests for interconnection of power plants or the connection of consumer load centers to the National Transmission Grid and General Distribution Grids that are filed with the National Center of Energy Control (the “CENACE”).

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Fernando Carreño, nominated as “Lawyer of the year – under 40” by Global Competition Review (GCR)

February, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Fernando Carreño, head of our antitrust practice has been nominated as “Lawyer of the year – under 40” by Global Competition Review (GCR), being the only Mexican lawyer that has been nominated to receive this award since it was launched. Fernando share this recognition with the following lawyers: Margaret Segall D’Amico (Cravath Swaine & Moore), Creighton Macy (Baker McKenzie), Thomas Elkins (Linklaters), Jesse Solomon (Davis Polk), Yizhe Zhang (Jones Day), Meegan Hollywood (Robins Kaplan) and Elaine Ewing (Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton).

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The National Hydrocarbons Commission issues call and rules for the second tender of round 3 for onshore oil fields.

February, 2018

On January 25th, 2018 the National Hydrocarbons Commission (the “CNH”) published the call and rules of the second tender for onshore oil fields for Round 3. This bidding process is intended to award license contracts for the exploration and extraction of hydrocarbons in 37 contractual areas or blocks within onshore fields located in the Burgos, Tampico-Misantla, Veracruz and Southeastern Basins.

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Latin Lawyer- Mexican firms make new partners

February, 2018

Von Wobeser y Sierra takes its total partner count to 15 with the promotion of two lawyers to partners. The Firm has one of the best disputes offerings in Mexico. It is especially well-known for international arbitration, and has opted to fortify its strongest practice area. Arbitration lawyer Montserrat Manzano’s promotion will address the rising number of arbitration cases the Firm is handling. Von Wobeser y Sierra also promoted real estate lawyer Pablo Saez, real estate is a growing area at Von Wobeser.

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Leaders League- Von Wobeser y Sierra appoints two new Partners

January, 2018

On January 2nd 2018, lawyers Monserrat Manzano and Pablo Saez were appointed partners at Von Wobeser y Sierra, strengthening the international arbitration, corporate and real estate practice groups.

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Von Wobeser y Sierra new partner announcements for 2018

January, 2018

Von Wobeser y Sierra is pleased to announce Montserrat Manzano and Pablo Saez as its newest partners of the Firm. The promotion of both Montserrat and Pablo reflect the continuous organic growth that the firm has had in its various practice areas during the years.

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GCR 100 recognizes Von Wobeser & Sierra as one of the top 100 firms in regards to the Competition Practice.

January, 2018

The Competition & Antitrust Practice and its Head Partner, Fernando Carreño as well as his team have been recognized by the prestigious editorial Global Competition Review 100 (GCR 100) for being one of the top 100 firms on an international level. Von Wobeser was ranked as an Elite Firm (the highest category of recognition given by GCR 100). GCR conducts a thorough investigation in order to identify the best firms focused on competition.

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Law360- Mexico looks to woo investors even as trade talks drag on

January, 2018

Claus von Wobeser and Marco Tulio Venegas give their opinion regarding the signage of the ICSID convention by Mexico's Secretary of the Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal on January 11th. This convention allows investors to initiate international arbitration under ICSID rules to resolve investor disputes once NAFTA is ratified.

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Latin Lawyer- Grupo Modelo purchases property to invest in new plant

January, 2018

A team of our Partners Fernando Carreño & Pablo Saéz and our Associates Alejandro Orellana & Nicolás Saldaña counseled Grupo Modelo in the acquisition of a property to construct a new brewing and bottling plant.

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