Areas of practice

Arbitration and Mediation

The firm is known for its ability to solve controversies outside the traditional litigation process minimizing the effects of time and costs involved thereof, to ensure our clients business development.

The lawyers in our team are seasoned arbitrators, mediators and other qualified Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) neutrals, including several team partners who have been designated as arbitrators in landmark cases.

We have a vast network across the third-party funding industry that allows our clients to review and understand their potential options when seeking alternative funding arrangements..

The practice has developed expertise in:

  • Shareholders’ dispute resolution.
  • Representation in domestic and international arbitration proceedings.
  • Negotiations to prevent potential litigation.
  • Drafting and negotiation of arbitration and mediation clauses in contracts and interpretation thereof.
  • Analysis and recommendation of ADR methods when disputes arise, depending on the underlying business scenario.
  • Design and implementation of cost-effective and feasible ADR strategies in pre-litigation stages to avoid unnecessary disputes.

Our firm founded the most important mediation organization in the country, Instituto Mexicano de la Mediación, which wrote the rules of mediation as an alternative dispute resolution method and of which more than forty leading firms are members, evolving into an open forum for dialogue and discussion amongst law firms in Mexico.

Relevant matters: Arbitration & Mediation
  • Large oil & gas multinational corporation in relation to a potential investment-treaty case
    against the Mexican government in terms of NAFTA and USMCA.
  • Large oil & gas multinational corporation in the negotiation of new arbitration clauses
    under ICC Rules as result of an update to former UNCITRAL Rules, originally agreed,
    arising out of a transportation agreement for regasified LNG imports in Northern Mexico.
  • Large oil & gas multinational corporation in the negotiation of domestic remedies against
    the Ministry of Energy denial or refusal to respond the import permits requested by the
    corporation.
  • An independent tank storage company in the constitutional reliefs against the rules that
    impede it to obtain the import authorization to safeguard its rights under applicable
    investment protection treaties.
  • A Mexican subsidiary of Central American investors operating in the gas industry
    analyzing options arising out of damages under USMCA investment protection
    mechanism.
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