For more than 15 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, shareholders and managers conflicts, enforcement of guarantees, and insurance claims as well as banking, financial, 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.
Entravision Communications acquires Headway
Jones 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 dispute
Jones 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 era
After 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 Mayo
Jones 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 prior to joining Jones Day.
Represented one of the world's biggest 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 2 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 $USD 35 million.
Member of the team that obtained a multi-million judgment for environmental responsibility against one of the main chemicals manufacturers worldwide.
- June 2015Promulgation of the Reforms Creating Mexico's National Anticorruption System
- International Chamber of Commerce and Escuela Libre de Derecho (XVI Course in International Commercial Arbitration 2008); Universidad Iberoamericana (Law Degree 2002)
Chambers Global (multiple years) and Chambers Latin America (multiple years, including 2019), Mexico — dispute resolution: litigation
Legal 500 Latin America (2016), Mexico — dispute resolution
- Spanish (native) and English