Adrián Magallanes
Partner

Phone:+52 (55) 5258-1077
amagallanes@vwys.com.mx

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Phone:+52 (55) 5258-1077
amagallanes@vwys.com.mx

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  • 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 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.
    • Vice President, Committee on Legality & Rule of Law, American Chamber of Commerce Mexico.
  • Recognitions
    • 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.
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  • Languages
    • Spanish and English.
  • Adrián is a Partner of Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. with more than 18 years of experience in dispute resolution.


    He frequently appears before Mexican courts and 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. He has been recognized by international editorials such a: Chambers & Partners Global, Chambers & Partners Latin America, Global Arbitration Review 100 (GAR 100), Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, Who´s Who Legal Mexico, and Who´s Who Legal Future Leaders.