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Jorge Valdés King

Counsel
Mexico City

Jorge Valdés King

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 BSTL (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.

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.

Education and admissions

Education

  • LL.M, Harvard Law School, 2012
  • Law Degree, Universidad Panamericana, 2007

Memberships

  • Secretary General of the Rotaract Roma Club, 2001–2002

2006-2007

President of the Student Association of Universidad Panamericana

2005-2006

President of the Student Board of Universidad Panamericana Law School

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