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.
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.
"He is very solid legally speaking, very involved in his clients' matters and someone with a lot of experience."Chambers Latin America
- 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 2020), Mexico — dispute resolution: litigation
Legal 500 Latin America (2016), Mexico — dispute resolution
Member of an arbitration team recognized by Global Arbitration Review as one of the leading international arbitration law firms in the 2020 edition of the GAR 30
- Spanish (native) and English