Von Wobeser y Sierra has announced the growth of its team with the appointment of two partners and five counsel with complementary areas of expertise, furthering the firm’s full-service approach to better serve its clients.
The two new partners are Raymundo Soberanis and Alejandro Orellana.
Raymundo Soberanis is an expert in litigation, arbitration and anticorruption, with more than 15 years of experience, while Alejandro Orellana, who also has more than 15 years’ experience, focuses his practice on corporate law, M&A and real estate.
“We congratulate our new partners and counsel on their appointment. Their diverse profiles, experience and capabilities will bring invaluable contributions to our leadership team,” partner Luis Burgueño said.
“2020 offered us a great opportunity to strengthen our technology and communication platforms. We were able to adapt quickly and effectively, so that our teams collaborated as efficiently as before,” he added.
For his part, partner Fernando Carreño said: “We are excited about the appointment of new partners and counsel, as we continue to grow as a full-service firm despite the complex environment. The past months have allowed us to reinforce and demonstrate our priority for excellent client service and our commitment to establishing and sustaining long-lasting relationships with our clients.”
New partner Raymundo Soberanis has extensive experience in civil, commercial and administrative litigation, injunction proceedings, and commercial and investment arbitration. He is a specialist in public contracting procedures and in energy, including oil and gas and renewables. He also participates in sophisticated anti-corruption and compliance investigations.
Raymundo advises and represents domestic and multinational clients, including some of the most iconic oil and gas, construction, technology, automotive and pharmaceutical companies in the world. His early experience in litigation have allowed him to conduct entire cases, from the design of strategies to the enforcement of rulings, making use of the appropriate intermediate legal resources.
Raymundo litigates in domestic and international courts. He frequently participates in highly complex oral hearings, and from 2009-15 coordinated the firm’s pro bono work.
Alejandro Orellana is now a partner of the corporate, M&A and real estate practices, and of the automotive and manufacturing, consumer goods, energy and natural resources, and financial services industry groups of the firm. He regularly advises leading companies, domestic and international, in both local and cross-border deals, such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, restructurings, financial transactions, as well as energy projects.
His real estate experience includes complex transactions and regularization of properties for projects of different industries, according to the firm.
He also specializes in the structuring and coordination of transactions that involve multiple jurisdictions, including Latin America and the United States. His real estate experience includes highly complex real estate transactions and regularizations of properties for projects in the sector.
The firm’s five new counsel are Gloria Martínez, whose practice is focused on corporate, M&A, fintech and data privacy; Pablo Fautsch, who represents clients in litigation, arbitration, anti-corruption and bankruptcy matters; Gerardo Rodríguez, who is an expert in competition and antitrust; Ariel Garfio, who advises clients on energy and environmental law, as well as project development, and Jessika Rocha who is focused on arbitration, litigation and bankruptcy.
Claus von Wobeser of the firm’s executive committee said: “Although 2020 was a challenging year for everyone in many respects, our firm has been able to navigate through this pandemic very successfully. Over the years, we have prepared for crisis scenarios and our firm’s model has shown remarkable resilience. The appointment of our new partners and counsel is a clear indication of the continuing success of our approach and will further consolidate our position as a client-centric law firm.”
The new appointments bring the firm’s partner count to 17, with four of counsel, five counsel and more than 80 associates, with the firm covering 16 practice areas and six industry sectors.