Chairman: Claus Von Wobeser Hoepfner
Number of employees: 200+
Languages: English, Spanish, Finnish, French, German, Japanese
Overview & History:
Founded in 1986 in Mexico City, Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. (‘Von Wobeser’), was originally conceived by its founding partners as a boutique corporate and arbitration law firm. With the unmatched experience and skills of its lawyers, the firm began attracting a vast array of clients locally and internationally (mainly in the US and in Europe). In a very short period, Von Wobeser became one of the foremost Mexican law firms with full-service legal solutions. As a result of this growth, the firm is now composed of more than 16 different practice areas including specialised desks with a strong roster of international and national clients. Its lawyers are renowned for their expertise in advising and fortifying leading companies in establishing and conducting day-to-day business dealings related to entering and expanding their operations in Mexico and internationally.
Von Wobeser is a full-fledged participant in the revolution in the application of new technologies to financial services, the so-called fintech industry. From its already consolidated and select group of partners and associates that offers the highest quality banking and financial legal services, the firm has developed a team of global, multidisciplinary experts to provide services to both financial institutions and fintech innovators, to walk with them in the process of developing new businesses within the new legal framework in Mexico or to adjust to it.
Von Wobeser is currently providing legal advice to Mexican and foreign companies (including start-ups), in different sectors within the fintech ecosystem, such as e-commerce, crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending and cryptocurrencies, among others.
The fintech practice draws upon the firms extensive experience in capital markets, data security and privacy, corporate transactions, financial regulations, intellectual property and technology to help clients invest in, fund, develop and market the innovative services and products that are revolutionising the financial services and technology industries. This is in addition to Von Wobeser’s broad experience in providing legal services to financial institutions and other companies at all stages of all types of financial and banking transactions, such as fixed asset and working capital loans and leveraged, secured, unsecured and syndicated loans.
The firm’s strengths include planning, negotiating and structuring all types of financial operations, as well as providing long-term assessment to our clients. The firm goes beyond the transaction level and walks with its clients through the whole life cycle of their businesses. As part of the journey with each client and the commitment the firm has to each of them, Von Wobeser advises fintech companies and financial institutions on the regulatory authorisation process, as well as their incorporation, organisation and operation in Mexico, including, when necessary, planning and negotiating credit and debt restructuring.
■ Evo-Payments Mexico
■ ICO Storecoin
Recent Highlights & Awards:
Von Wobeser has recently been recognised internationally by various institutions including Chambers Global, Chambers Latin America, Latin Lawyer 250, Global Arbitration Review (GAR 100), Global Competition Review (GCR), Global Investigations Review (GIR), Legal 500, Who´s Who Legal, Latin America Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) and IFLR 1000, IFLR Energy & Infrastructure and Benchmark Litigation among others.
In addition to legal-related recognition, in December 2019, Von Wobeser obtained the Human Rights Foundation certification on LGBT Equity. It is one of the 3 law firms in Mexico that has such distinction.