Adrián Magallanes


Phone:52 (55) 5258-1077

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Adrián is Partner of both the Litigation and Arbitration Practices of Von Wobeser y Sierra. He has approximately 18 years of experience and frequently appears before Mexican courts and administrative agencies in various types of litigation proceedings, particularly in commercial and administrative law-related disputes. His experience also includes several class action cases, transnational litigations and constitutional law trials (amparos). His practice also expands to public procurement and public works, and he advices on public biddings. Adrián has acted as counsel in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations (ICC, LCIA, ICSID, AAA, ICDR, UNCITRAL, CAM, CANACO) in the commercial, infrastructure, energy, oil and gas and investor-state sectors. He has also acted as arbitrator in commercial cases. Furthermore, he is actively involved in FCPA investigations and due diligence cases.





  • Asian
  • American (US)

Education & Experience

Law Degree (J.D.), summa cum laude, Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City.

Certificate in International Arbitration, McGill University, Montreal.

Specialization in Government Contracts, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, with the highest GPA of his class.

Master of Laws Degree (LL.M.), New York University School of Law, New York. He was a recipient of the Arthur Vanderbilt Scholar Award and the Mexican Government offered him an Academic Excellence Scholarship.

Foreign attorney, Arnold & Porter LLP, Washington, D.C.

Foreign attorney, King & Wood Maellesons Beijing, PRC.

Admitted to practice in Mexico and New York.

Affiliations & Academic Activities

Officer- Treasurer, Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association.

Chairman, Commission Arbitration Committee of the Mexican Bar Association (2013 - 2018).

Member of the Argentine Centre for International Studies.

Member of the International Bar Association.

Member of the American Bar Association.

Member of the International Chamber of Commerce.

Global Advisory Board, International Centre for Dispute Resolution (2007 - 2010).

Executive Board Member, International Centre for Dispute Resolution (2010 -2013).

Professor of International Litigation & Arbitration, Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City.


Chambers & Partners Global, Chambers & Partners Latin America, Global Arbitration Review 100, Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, Who´s Who Legal and Best Lawyers among others.




Spanish and English.