Jorge Valdés King

Jorge Valdés King

Mexico City

Email [email protected]​

Phone +52 55 50 91 01 60

Fax +52 55 5091 0123

LanguagesSpanish, English

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Jorge Valdés King has a keen eye for assessing risks of legal strategies and keeps surprises to a minimum. He knows the ins and outs of a case and handles any dispute with perseverance and passion. Jorge does not leave any stone unturned.

Involved in dispute resolutions since the beginning of his career, Jorge has developed robust trial experience, which allows him to remain calm and creative even during the most pressing times.

Besides working in the annulment, recognition, and enforcement of domestic and international arbitration awards and foreign judgments, Jorge has represented both creditors and debtors in complex reorganization and bankruptcy proceedings. He has briefed and argued before federal courts and the Supreme Court, setting precedents on the unconstitutionality of legal provisions.

From a commercial litigation perspective, Jorge has a background in cases dealing with contractual disputes, torts, shareholder controversies, moral damage claims, real estate issues, and all kinds of collections.

Jorge's dispute resolution skills have helped clients in many industries, including automotive, banking, construction, entertainment, gambling, insurance, media, mining, transport, and IT. As part of his diverse practice Jorge assists clients in both English and Spanish.

Before joining Hogan Lovells (formerly Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa), Jorge clerked at the legal clinic of Universidad Panamericana School of Law. He graduated with honors from law school and was elected president of the Student Board. Jorge holds two post-graduate degrees, including an LL.M. from Harvard Law School.

Awards and recognitions


Recommended, Dispute Resolution - Litigation
Latin Lawyer 250


Next Generation Partners, Dispute Resolution - Litigation
Legal 500


Dispute Resolution - Arbitration
Legal 500


UP and Coming, Dispute Resolution: Civil and Commercial Litigation
Chambers Latin America


President of the Student Association of Universidad Panamericana


President of the Student Board of Universidad Panamericana Law School

Education and admissions


LL.M., Harvard Law School, 2012

Law Degree, Universidad Panamericana, 2007


Secretary General of the Rotaract Roma Club, 2001–2002

Representative experience

Represented an American entertainment company in an ad-hoc commercial arbitration.

Represented a reinsurance company in an arbitration filed by an insurer alleging breach of a reinsurance contract.

Represented an airline in a moral damage claim filed by a passenger.

Represented international broadcasting companies in lifting an injunction that was preventing the broadcast of matches of the Mexican Soccer League.

Negotiated and secured out-of-court reorganization of an IT and telecom company.

Represented South American banking institutions as creditors in bankruptcy proceedings of Mexican housing-development companies.

Representing a Spanish airport-development company in a shareholders dispute over control of a Mexican airport group.

Representing a global IT leading company in a software license agreement dispute against a mobile carrier.

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