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Potential withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement

November, 2016

One of the principal losers in the recent presidential election in the United States of America (U.S.) was undoubtedly the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Its economic benefits minimized or overlooked and its imperfections and unfulfilled promises exaggerated, it was subject to a successful but very unfair demonization.

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IBA Judicial Integrity Initiative: judicial anti-corruption compact

November, 2016

Dear Clients and Friends, As part of the Judicial Integrity Initiative launched by the International Bar Association (“IBA”) President David. W. Rivkin, Von Wobeser & Sierra, S.C. (“VWYS”) has the honor to share with you that its partners, associates and clerks have, individually, signed the IBA Judicial Anti-Corruption Compact. By signing to this Anti-Corruption Compact, VWYS ratifies its commitment in fighting corruption.We are one of the first law firms in Mexico to assume an institutional commitment to the Judicial Anti-Corruption Compact and we have done so with the intention to affiliate ourselves with this change in favor of a legal culture more driven towards integrity in the practice of our profession.

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Von Wobeser y Sierra’s Attorneys Sign the IBA Anticorruption Compact

October, 2016

The Mexican Supreme Court Chief Justice, together with the IBA President and the Presidents of the three main Mexican Bar Associations, all signed the Anticorruption Compact in a ceremony hosted by the Mexican Chief Justice at the Mexican Supreme Court.

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Luis Burgueño, Gloria Martínez, Alberto Córdoba, Jorge Díaz y Marisol Márquez - LexLatin: San Benedetto sold shares in JV with Grupo Peñafiel

October, 2016

In Mexico, Acqua Minerale San Benedetto S.p.A. sold the shares that it held in two mexican subsidiaries that are part of a joint venture created by the company and Grupo Peñafiel, Pañafiel Aguas Minerales S.A. de C.V. for a confidential amount.

The transaction concluded September 15th, San Benedetto was represented in Mexico by the law firm Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C.

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Arbitral Women in Latin America: Mexico City

October, 2016

Arbitral Women and Von Wobeser & Sierra are delighted to inform you that we will be holding an evening of SpeedNet in Mexico City on January 26th, 2017 which is the first of its kind in Latin America. In conjunction with Arbitral Women, Montserrat Manzano (Senior Associate of VWyS) will be hosting the event. Additional details are available at the Arbitral Women page or you can download our invitation here.

For more information, please contact:

Montserrat Manzano, senior associate: +52 55 5258 1000, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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CENACE announces the winners of the Second Long Term Auction for Energy, CELs and Capacity

October, 2016

CENACE announced the ruling of the Second Long Term Auction.

On September 28 th , 2016, the National Center for Energy Control ("CENACE"), announced the ruling of the Second Long Term Auction SLP-1/2016 whereby the winning bidders were awarded with contracts for the acquisition of energy, clean energy certificates[1] ("CELs") and capacity.

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Global Investigations Review (GIR 100) - Diego Sierra: The world´s leading investigations practices revealed.

September, 2016

Global Investigations Review has announced its ranking from GIR 100: The world´s leading investigations practices revealed. Von Wobeser & Sierra and our partner are recognized in the ranking by GIR 100 (100 firms/lawyers more important around the world).

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Latin Lawyer: Fernando Carreño - Antitrust probe targets Cancún airport

September, 2016

Fernando Carreño Nuñez de Alvarez at Von Wobeser y Sierra SC in Mexico City states this investigation highlights COFECE is no longer focused only on cartel investigations. Instead the commission is also interested in investigating potential by-effect infringements.

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Latin Lawyer: Luis Burgueño, Rupert Hüttler, Alberto Cordoba:  Von Wobeser & Allen Overy steer auto issuance

September, 2016

Von Wobeser & Sierra SC in Mexico City has helped Indian Automotive parts supplier Samvardhana Motherson issue notes worth US $300 million to repay debt.

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Lex Latin – Luis Burgueño, Edmond Grieger, Rodolfo Trampe, Alberto Córdoba, Marisol Márquez: Von Wobeser y Sierra after acquisition of  FTE in Mexico

August, 2016

Von Wobeser & Sierra, S.C advised to Valeo in the acquisition of Bain Capital owner of FTE.

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