José AntonioVázquez Cobo

Of Counsel

Mexico City + 52.55.3000.4017

For more than 20 years, José Antonio Vázquez Cobo has represented Fortune 500 and other prominent companies in high-stakes commercial disputes before judicial courts and arbitration tribunals in proceedings that often involve substantial international and multijurisdictional components. His practice encompasses a variety of litigation areas such as contractual disputes, extra-contractual liability, class actions, shareholders and managers conflicts, enforcement of guarantees, and insurance claims as well as banking, financial, insolvency, and real estate litigation.

José Antonio has successfully intervened in domestic and international commercial arbitration proceedings and in judicial probate proceedings involving some of the most prominent families in Mexico. He has represented clients in a diverse range of industries, including medical, automotive, telecommunications, entertainment, hospitality, technology and media, energy, advertising, real estate, banking, and aviation, among others.


  • Grupo Gigante refinances more than MXN$10 billion peso banking debt in multi-phase transactionJones Day represented Grupo Gigante in connection with a multi-phase refinancing of its more than MXN$10 billion peso banking debt, which included the banking debt of Grupo Gigante (parent company), and its principal subsidiaries, Grupo Restaurantero Gigante (formerly known as Grupo Toks), Office Depot de México, and Gigante Grupo Inmobiliario.
  • Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de México prevails within class actionJones Day successfully represented Grupo Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de México, S.A. De C.V. as defendant within a class action aimed towards the cancellation of the new Mexico City Airport project for alleged environmental damages.
  • Nissan Motor Co. in global restructuring of Takata CorporationJones Day is representing Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. in connection with the global restructuring of Takata Corporation and its subsidiaries.
  • Entravision Communications acquires HeadwayJones Day advised Entravision Communications Corporation in its acquisition of Headway, a leading provider of mobile, programmatic, data, and performance digital marketing solutions primarily in Argentina, Mexico, and the rest of Latin America, the United States, Spain, and Israel.
  • Leading auto parts manufacturer prevails in multimillion dollar commercial disputeJones Day successfully represented a leading auto parts manufacturer in a commercial dispute in excess of $17 million.
  • Hard Rock ends long running dispute in Mexico, begins new eraAfter more than eight years litigating two ICC international arbitration proceedings, and more than fifteen judicial proceedings in Mexico and one in the United States, Jones Day client Hard Rock Cafe International (STP), Inc. ended its 28-year relationship with its former Mexican Master Franchisee Operadora DB México, S.A. de C.V.
  • Jefferies and BCP Securities restructure debt of Cobre del MayoJones Day advised Jefferies LLC and BCP Securities, LLC, as exchange and solicitation agents, in the restructuring of the debt of Cobre del Mayo, S.A. de C.V., a Mexican copper mining company.
  • The following represents experience acquired prior to joining Jones Day.

    Represented a Brazilian bank as creditor within the bankruptcy proceedings of Desarrolladora Homex.

    Represented a New York bank as creditor within the bankruptcy proceedings of Compañía Arrocera Covadonga and Agroindustrias Covadonga.

    Represented a gaming, hospitality, and restaurant company as main creditor within the bankruptcy proceedings of Grupo ECE and its subsidiaries.

    Represented one of the world's largest kitchenware manufacturers in a commercial litigation involving parallel commercial arbitration proceedings in order to enforce the purchase agreement of a Mexican joint venture. The decision set precedent and was recorded in the Mexican jurisprudence records.

    Represented a U.S. citizen in a trial involving real estate, probate law, and trust agreement components, obtaining a favorable sentence that shaped two relevant judicial precedents recorded in the Mexican jurisprudence records.

    Acted as defense counsel for an aircraft builder in a product liability trial resulting in the total dismissal of the claim.

    Represented multiple heirs and executors in several judicial probate proceedings, having obtained, among others, a settlement for the client in excess of US$35 million.

    Member of the team that obtained a multimillion judgment for environmental responsibility against one of the main chemicals manufacturers worldwide.