Montserrat Manzano
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Phone:+52 (55) 5258-1018
mmanzano@vwys.com.mx

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Phone:+52 (55) 5258-1018
mmanzano@vwys.com.mx

  • Practices
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  • Education & Experience
    • Foreign lawyer, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Paris.
    • Diploma of the International Chamber of Commerce Advanced Arbitration Academy for Latin America, Paris.
    • Master of Laws (LL.M.), International Commercial Law, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge.
    • Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, (first in class), Escuela Libre de Derecho/ International Chamber of Commerce, Mexico City.
    • Law Degree (J.D.), with honors, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City.
    • Studies in International Treaties and European Law, Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca.
  • Affiliations & Academic Activities
    • President of the Americas Initiative, Institute for Transnational Arbitration, 2020-2022.
    • Vice President of the Americas Initiative, Institute for Transnational Arbitration, 2018-2020.
    • Member of the Steering Committee, Young Arbitral Women Practitioners, since 2019.
    • Steering Committee, Long View Series, Delos Dispute Resolution, since 2019.
    • Moderator of ITA Foro de Arbitraje Latinoamericano, 2017-2018.
    • Member of AbogadasMx, since 2016.
    • President of the Young Arbitrators Initiative, Institute for Transnational Arbitration, 2015-2017.
    • Member of the Young Arbitrators Forum, International Chamber of Commerce, since 2008.
    • Member of the Young International Arbitration Group, London Court of International Arbitration, since 2008.
  • Recognitions
    • The Legal 500, Global Arbitration Review 100, Benchmark Litigation, Latin Lawyer 250, Latin Lawyer National, Who’s Who Legal Mexico, and Who’s Who Legal Future Leaders of Arbitration under 45, among others.
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  • Languages
    • Spanish and English.
  • Montserrat is a partner of Von Wobeser y Sierra and member of the Arbitration practice, specializing in international arbitration, litigation and international law. She is part of the ESG practice group (Environmental, Social and Governance).


    Montserrat’s practice is focused on the resolution of investor-state and commercial disputes. She has participated as counsel, arbitrator and secretary in more than fifty complex international arbitrations before the top arbitration institutions worldwide. She has availed from her knowledge of international law and the laws of various Latin American countries (such as Mexico, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Guatemala) and European countries. Montserrat boasts expertise in different jurisdictions and in different sectors: infrastructure, generation, supply and transportation of natural gas, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and consumer goods, among others. In particular, she has experience in disputes arising from infrastructure investments and projects in Latin America. To successfully manage them, regardless of their complexity, she combines her skills in administrative law, commercial law and investment.

    Montserrat also litigates before Mexican courts, specifically in disputes related to tax and administrative law and in constitutional law proceedings (amparos), challenging acts of public authorities and legal provisions. She advises national and foreign clients of the firm in administrative legal matters and in public contracting procedures for various sectors. She has experience in disputes with the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) and other public entities. She also gives advice in structuring of assets under investment treaties.

    Montserrat is a lawyer licensed to practice in Mexico, with a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the United Kingdom and she has worked in France, which adds an international dimension to her practice that is reflected in the care and resolution of the disputes of our clients. She holds various leadership positions, among them President of the Americas Initiative of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA), and she is a frequent speaker at international arbitration conferences.

    She has been recognized by The Legal 500, Global Arbitration Review 100, Benchmark Litigation, Latin Lawyer 250, Latin Lawyer National, Who’s Who Legal Mexico, Who’s Who Legal Future Leaders of Arbitration under 45, among other publications.