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Luis Ernesto Peon Barriga

Senior Associate
Mexico City

Luis Ernesto Peon Barriga

His peers describe Luis Ernesto Peón Barriga as a qualified and educated litigator, committed to standing up for his clients' interests and providing them with practical, creative, and integral solutions. Luis Ernesto counsels on litigation matters with a particular focus in civil, commercial, bankruptcy, and insolvency proceedings.

He's also skilled in domestic and international arbitration, including judicial assistance to arbitration, before the most recognized arbitral institutions, such as ICC, ICDR, and JAMS. Luis Ernesto concentrates on the financial sector, representing banks, financial intermediaries, and creditors in a variety of restructuring, insolvency, and collection cases before local and federal Mexican courts.

Clients regularly seek his advice and experience in the fields of civil liability and moral damages. With his solid contentious background, he's often consulted in cases that involve disputes that claim the unconstitutionality of laws and governmental actions, especially in the context of the new paradigms of constitutional and international human rights.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, he worked at a prestigious Mexican firm, heading its litigation and arbitration practice. He is an active member of the Mexican chapter of the Arbitration Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce, and is often invited to speak at his alma mater for post-graduate studies related to civil, commercial, arbitration, and procedural law.

Representative Experience

Represented a Mexican bank in a breach of contract claim involving financial instruments before Mexico City's Courts.

Defended various financial institutions in connection with defaulted derivative instruments in pre-packaged insolvency procedure in Mexico.

Represented a natural gas carrier in an arbitral proceeding against the Mexican State entity.

Represented a pharmaceutical company during the negotiations and out-of-court settlement of a debt acknowledgement with major distributor in Mexico.

Represented and advices clients regularly on product liability claims before administrative agencies and the judiciary.

Real Estate related controversies to ownership, mortgage foreclosure, fiduciary guarantees and possessory rights and title.

Represented banks and financial intermediaries in controversy involving the enforceability and validity against third parties of a company's bylaws.

Education and admissions


  • LL.M, dissertation with distinction, University of Sheffield, 2008
  • Law Degree, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, 2003

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Mexico


LACCA Approved, Litigation in Latin America

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