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Daniela Montaño focuses her practice on commercial litigation and domestic and international arbitration before federal and local courts, Centro de Arbitraje Mexicano (CAM), and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Daniela has represented numerous companies in insolvency matters, and she has been involved in trials related to business reorganization and bankruptcy cases.

Daniela works with major national and international companies in the technology, media, retail, wholesale, and energy sectors.

More recently, she successfully advised one of the largest retail companies in their commercial litigation matters and is currently representing popular streaming companies with their constitutional remedies (amparo), both with an aggregated value of US$250 million.

Daniela has an active pro bono practice, and her experience includes civil trials before federal Mexican and American courts in joint efforts with other Jones Day offices. She also has been involved in the Mexico City Office's Day of Service. Her master's thesis was on the Supreme Court of Justice and the human rights of disabled people.

In addition, Daniela lectures on constitucional law, human rights, and commercial law at Universidad La Salle (México).


  • Operadora de Desarrollo Humano Chapultepec resolves dispute with government of Mexico City relating to La Feria de ChapultepecJones Day represented Operadora de Desarrollo Humano Chapultepec, S.A. de C.V. in a constitutional and administrative dispute with the government of Mexico City regarding the cancellation of the company's license to operate La Feria de Chapultepec.
  • Roku wins major legal battle against biggest Mexican TV and media companyJones Day assisted Roku, Inc. in a constitutional case (amparo) against an injunction granted by a local court in Mexico City to Cablevision, S.A. de C.V. that would prohibit the importation and sale of all Roku products in Mexico.
  • Syndicate of lenders provide $607 million financing to subsidiary of First Reserve to acquire Pemex assetsJones Day advised Banco Santander (Mexico) S.A.; Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Publicos, S.N.C. (Banobras); Banco Nacional de Mexico S.A., integrante del Grupo Financiero Banamex (Banamex); Natixis, New York Branch; The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.; and Intesa Sanpaolo S.P.A., New York Branch, as co-lead arrangers, in connection with the $607 million debt financing provided to a wholly-owned subsidiary of First Reserve to acquire from Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) an ultra-low sulfur gasoline facility located at the refinery Francisco I. Madero in Ciudad Madero, Tamaulipas Mexico (GUBA).
  • Risaterapia partners with RicolinoJones Day advised Pro Bono client Risaterapia, A.C. in the execution of a Collaboration Agreement with the Mexican candy company Ricolino.