Luis Ernesto Peon Barriga

Luis Ernesto Peon Barriga

Mexico City

Email [email protected]​

Phone +52 55 50 91 01 62

Fax +52 55 5091 0123

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish

Practice groupLitigation, Arbitration, and Employment

Luis Ernesto Peón Barriga's peers describe him 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, administrative, constitutional, 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, shareholders disputes, 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. Since August 2016, Luis Ernesto has been a professor of Derecho Procesal Civil (Civil Procedural Law) at Universidad Iberoamericana.

He has been systematically recognized by specialized publications in the field of litigation and dispute resolutions in the region.

Awards and recognitions


Latin Lawyer National


Dispute Resolution: Civil & Commercial Litigation
Chambers Global


Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (México) - Associate to Watch
Chambers Latin America


Dispute Resolution: Civil and Commercial Litigation (México) - Up and Coming
Chambers Latin America


Dispute Resolution: Civil and Commercial Litigation (México)
Chambers Latin America


Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (México)
Chambers Latin America


Dispute Resolution: Litigation (Mexico)
Legal 500 Latin America


Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (Mexico)
Legal 500 Latin America


Bankruptcy & Restructuring
Legal 500 Latin America


Litigation Private Practitioner

Education and admissions


LL.M., University of Sheffield, dissertation with distinction, 2008

Law Degree, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, 2003

Bar admissions and qualifications


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.

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