Juan Francisco Vázquez Lavista

Senior Associate, Litigation
Mexico City
Torre Esmeralda II
Blvd. Manuel A. Camacho No. 36-1802
Lomas de Chapultepec
Ciudad de Mexico 11000
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Juan Francisco Vázquez Lavista is part of Gardere’s international law practice and head of the civil and commercial litigation area in the Mexico City office. He represents domestic and foreign companies and individuals in the courts of Mexico in a wide variety of civil and commercial actions. His extensive experience includes debt collection in ordinary and executive or preferential actions, shareholders' disputes, insurance coverage disputes, liability actions, bankruptcy proceedings, commercial arbitrations, lease disputes, family law disputes, mortgage, preventive, interim and temporary measures, processing of preparatory (pre-trial) procedures and "Amparo" trials before Mexican federal courts.

Juan has also assisted international clients in class actions and with multiple cross-border matters. On behalf of his clients, Juan has performed service of process in Mexico for foreign trials, gathered and obtained evidence before Mexican courts for use abroad and executed judgments according to international conventions. He is fluent in English and Spanish.

Representative clients have included:

  • Alico México Compañía de Seguros de Vida SA de CV
  • Aurora Bank
  • BNP Paribas Bank
  • Building Systems de México SA de CV
  • Bupa México, Compañía de Seguros, SA de CV
  • Chevron Corp.
  • ClubCorp Group
  • Comenco Systems Inc.
  • Herbalife Internacional de México SA de CV
  • Hitachi Data Systems
  • Industria Cogeneradora SA de CV
  • NCI Group
  • Oxbow Carbon & Minerals LLC
  • Phillips Electronics of North America
  • Sanofi Aventis de México SA de CV
  • Stewart Title Guaranty Co.
  • Toronto Dominion Bank
  • URS Corp.
  • WPHG Mexico Operating LLC (The Capella Group)
  • Rialto Capital Management LLC
  • Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo
  • Kongsberg Maritime Mexico S.A. de C.V.
  • BPF Finance México, S.A. de C.V. Sofom ENR (Peugeot)
  • Cardtronics Inc.

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