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International Commercial Arbitration  International arbitration has become the most widely used dispute resolution mechanism in the modern world. Cognizant of this, Holland & Knight's Mexico City team comprises highly knowledgeable and skilled counsel with experience in a wide array of economic fields, institutional rules, seats and applicable laws. Our attorneys can help at any stage of arbitration, including drafting the arbitration agreement, undertaking parallel mediation or negotiations, the selection of arbitrators, representation before arbitral tribunals, obtaining judicial assistance and up to the enforcement of the award.

Experienced Attorneys for Your Case

BUSINESS‐ORIENTED APPROACHES Holland & Knight attorneys tailor their advice and strategies to attain a positive outcome while accommodating the needs of your industry. Our approach to all proceedings will look to diminish the risk for your business and attaining commercially sound solutions based on the reality of the dispute.

INDUSTRY‐SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE Our team has experience with the substantive and procedural aspects of proceedings, is internationally trained and culturally sensitive to better suit your needs. Our team members have acted as arbitrators, subject matter authorities and as counsel for investors, state entities, financial institutions and international corporations in a wide array of dispute areas, including construction, energy, telecommunications, intellectual property, real estate, corporate mergers, joint ventures, pharmaceutical and franchises.

FAMILIARITY WITH ALL MAJOR ARBITRATION RULES AND INSTITUTIONS We have participated in arbitrations under the rules of all major global arbitral institutions, including the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the Inter-American Commercial Arbitration Commission (IACAC), the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague (PCA), as well as Mexican domestic administrators such as the Mexican Nacional Chamber of Commerce (CANACO) and Mexico Arbitration Center (CAM), among others. We have also handled ad hoc arbitrations including under the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) rules. Our arbitrations have been seated in major cities throughout the Americas and the world, and we have experience applying rules from both civil law and common law jurisdictions.

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Representative Cases* 

Counsel to a global port operations company in a US$300-plus million construction arbitration over a port in the Mexican Pacific (ICC, English, New York)

Counsel to a Mexican Energy State Owned Enterprise in an arbitration under the rules of the London Court of International Arbitration for claims arising out of the construction of a US$380 million infrastructure project in Mexico (LCIA, Spanish, Mexico)

Counsel to a Mexican public corporation in one of the largest international construction arbitrations in Latin America involving claims in excess of US$1 billion related to an oil and gas project in Mexico (revamping of a refinery, construction of pipelines, etc.), and in subsequent setting aside proceedings pending before Mexican Courts and the Supreme Court of Justice in Mexico (ICC, Spanish, Mexico)

Counsel to an important regional construction company in an arbitration administered by the ICDR regarding an infrastructure project in Central America (IACAC, Spanish, Panama)

Counsel to a Mexican State-owned company in an ICC arbitration related to the construction of a natural gas pipeline project (ICC, Spanish, Mexico)

Counsel to a global pharmaceutical company in a dispute over indemnities for breaches of warranties and representations and undisclosed liabilities derived from the purchase of a group of companies in diverse countries in Latin America (ICC, English, New York)

Counsel to a large construction company regarding a U.S. multimillion-dollar dispute regarding the construction of a power plant (ICC, Spanish, Mexico)

Counsel to a major hospitality company in an ICDR arbitration regarding a contractual dispute resulting out of the splitting up of a group of hotels and the rights to a timeshare club. The case settled favorably to the client in the mediation (ICDR, Spanish, Mexico)

Counsel of a global carrier company in a U.S. multimillion-dollar arbitration related to its Latin American operations (ICC, English, Panama - hearings in Miami)

Counsel to a Canadian oil and gas company in an arbitration over the construction of a pipeline and related litigation against a surety company before federal courts in Mexico (LCIA, Spanish, Mexico)

Counsel to two major Spanish real estate companies, operating under a special purpose company, in arbitration proceedings over a large real estate seaside development in Mexico (CANACO, Spanish, Mexico)

Counsel to a U.S. real estate development company in an arbitration regarding a high-end residential development project in Mexico (ICDR, English, Mexico)

Counsel to a major shipping company in an arbitration related to a stock purchase agreement (ICC, Spanish, Mexico) *Attorneys may have participated in some cases through prior employment.

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Holland & Knight Mexico Practice - International Commercial Arbitration  

Holland & Knight Mexico Practice - International Commercial Arbitration