GCR 100 2023

Von Wobeser y Sierra

Von Wobeser y Sierra

Professional notice


Number of partners worldwide: 21

Number of other lawyers worldwide: more than 80

Languages: Spanish, English, French, German, Dutch and Japanese

Von Wobeser y Sierra is a Mexican law firm founded in 1986 that offers a wide range of legal services (full-service) through seventeen practice areas, six industry groups and one German desk. Our founders started the firm to challenge the statu quo and serve the needs of clients with a practical, agile and creative mindset, which they thought was missing in the Mexican market. This purpose has inspired us for over 36 years.

We develop long-term relationships with clients, through a collaborative and problem-solving approach. Many of our clients are leaders in their industries and are part of the Fortune 50 and Fortune 500 lists, as well as of the Dow Jones, S&P 500, FTSE, DAX, Nikkei or IPC indices.

We have a strong and diverse team of world-class talent made of 21 partners, 5 of counsel, 6 counsel, ~100 associates and apprentices (law students), and more than 100 administrative staff colleagues. Our lawyers have strong academic and professional credentials. Many of them have pursued graduate degrees in the most prestigious universities of the United States and Europe, and have visiting lawyer experience in globally renowned law firms.

Our vision is to be the law firm of reference for the most complex and challenging legal matters in Mexico. Our mission is to solve our clients’ legal matters with the highest quality services, prioritising their interests and the success of their business, through an expert and solution-oriented team.

The firm has earned international recognition from the most prestigious legal researchers: Chambers and Partners Global, Chambers and Partners Latin America, The Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, Global Arbitration Review 100 (GAR 100), Global Competition Review 100 (GCR 100), Global Investigations Review 100 (GIR 100), Global Restructuring Review 100 (GRR 100), Who’s Who Legal (WWL), Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA), IFLR1000 and Benchmark Litigation, among others.

Diversity and Inclusion

Von Wobeser y Sierra strengthened its commitment to D&I with the creation of its Diversity and Inclusion Committee in 2016, which promotes an inclusive work environment regardless of gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic level, disabilities, or any other social identities.

Regarding sexual diversity, in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, the firm obtained the recognition of LGBTQ+ Best Place to Work, a certification of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation of Mexico.

The firm signed the promise of Equal Representation in Arbitration (ERA), which was launched in May 2016, in London, to increase the number of women arbitrators on an equal opportunity basis.

Von Wobeser y Sierra actively supports Abogadas MX, a non-profit organisation established in 2015, whose mission is ‘[to] work so that every female lawyer in Mexico can thrive in an inclusive professional environment and have the necessary tools to enhance her development and be a change agent’.

In September 2022, our Diversity and Inclusion Committee successfully organised the first Von Wobeser y Sierra Diversity Week, in the interest of providing a space for reflection and dialogue on the challenges and opportunities we face in matters of D&I.

Pro Bono

Von Wobeser y Sierra is proud to be a pro bono leader. The firm signed an agreement for the promotion of pro bono work with Fundación Barra Mexicana, A.C., with the objective of filing a quarterly report stating the number of pro bono hours worked during that period, as well as a detailed description of the work done and the clients to whom it was provided. The firm has been fulfilling this obligation since January 1, 2007.

The firm was in the committee that prepared the preliminary draft of the Declaration of Pro Bono Work for the American Continent.

Since 2012, Von Wobeser y Sierra has received the Leading Lights recognition, from the Vance Center and Latin Lawyer, as one of the law firms in Latin America most committed to pro bono work.

Website: www.vonwobeser.com

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