Von Wobeser has become the first choice to represent multinational companies in the most complex and high-profile arbitration proceedings in Mexico.


Having acted on behalf of our clients in many of the landmark arbitration cases of our time, we have acquired a track record and level of expertise that is unmatched in the Mexican forum.

The Arbitration Practice at Von Wobeser includes over 25 lawyers, hand-picked from the best law schools in Mexico, the US, and Europe, admitted to practice in various jurisdictions and with experience working at the best law firms in NY, Washington, D.C., Paris, and Beijing. The team is one of the largest of its type in the Mexican market, uniquely well-fitted to handle the most intricate and demanding cases.

Our firm has been listed – for several years - at the top of every accredited legal directory and is the only domestic Mexican law firm to feature in Global Arbitration Review’s 100 top practices in the world, and one of only a handful across all of Latin America.

The practice group is led by one of the leading arbitration lawyers in the world, Claus von Wobeser, who has served as VP of the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC, as Co-Chair to the IBA Arbitration Committee and as President of the Arbitration Commission of the Mexican Chapter of ICC. Also, other team members have occupied relevant positions in arbitration leading institutions. Adrián Magallanes is the current Treasurer of the IBA Arbitration Committee, was Chair of the Arbitration Commission of the Mexican Bar Association and is the youngest practitioner to be appointed member of the Global and Executive Committees of the ICDR-Y&I. Montserrat Manzano, on her part, was co-Chair of the ITA’s YAI.

Our arbitration lawyers have acted as counsel in ad hoc and institutional arbitrations under the rules of the leading arbitral institutions (ICC, LCIA, ICSID, AAA, ICDR, UNCITRAL, CAM, CANACO). Various members of the firm also act as arbitrators in both commercial and investor-State arbitration proceedings.

The Arbitration Practice is known for its creative and multi-layered strategies that take into account the client’s circumstances and priorities, as well as for our attention to detail and our strict ethical standards.

The Arbitration Practice focuses on Commercial Arbitration, Investor-State Arbitration, and Public Works Arbitration, across many industries.