Wöss & Partners

Wöss & Partners is a globally recognized law firm with a focus on commercial and investment arbitration, damage claims, international trade regulation, and corporate and international business law.

The firm also specializes in the fields of infrastructure, energy, oil & gas. Its team has participated in numerous arbitrations as counsel, arbitrators, and experts, earning the firm accolades from The Legal 500 and the International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration.

Arbitration

Wöss & Partners is highly specialized in commercial and investment arbitration as well as damages claims concerning construction, infrastructure and energy projects. It masters the art of solving legal, procedural and quantification challenges in complex damages cases.

 

Damages

Dr. Herfried Wöss and Adriana San Román are leading authorities in damages in international arbitration with respect to income generating contracts, assets and investments. Both are the authors of the Oxford University Press monograph on Damages in International Arbitration under Complex Long-term Contracts which establishes an international damages doctrine in that field.

Infrastructure

Wöss & Partners is highly specialized in construction and infrastructure projects, in particular, the representation of clients in large public tenders and the negotiation and drafting of EPC and other construction contracts including FIDIC contracts throughout the region. It has ample experience with Public-Private Partnerships, concession agreements and toll highways.

Energy

Wöss & Partners has ample experience in energy generation and transmission and gas distribution projects, as well as the regulatory aspects of the connection of large power plants to the grid and the determination and verification of energy tariffs. It has represented large corporations in international public tenders for hydroelectric power plants, and the development and construction of combined cycle thermoelectric as well as renewable energy plant projects.

Trade

Wöss & Partners is a leading international trade and customs law firm recognized for many years by the International Who’s Who of Trade & Customs Lawyers. Under the leadership of Dr. Herfried Wöss, the firm has won several landmark anti-dumping, subsidies and safeguard actions in Mexico and advised governmental agencies and corporations with respect to NAFTA/USMCA, the EU-Mexico Association Agreement, CPTPP and other free trade agreements. 

Corporate

During the last 30 years, Wöss & Partners has advised large and medium sized companies and government entities in all aspects of corporate and business law, mergers & acquisitions, trade and customs law, competition law, labour and social security, intellectual and industrial property and foreign investment.

Arbitration

Wöss & Partners is highly specialized in commercial and investment arbitration as well as damages claims concerning construction, infrastructure and energy projects. It masters the art of solving legal, procedural and quantification challenges in complex damages cases.

Damages

Dr. Herfried Wöss and Adriana San Román are leading authorities in damages in international arbitration with respect to income generating contracts, assets and investments. Both are the authors of the Oxford University Press monograph on Damages in International Arbitration under Complex Long-term Contracts which establishes an international damages doctrine in that field.

Infrastructure

Wöss & Partners is highly specialized in construction and infrastructure projects, in particular, the representation of clients in large public tenders and the negotiation and drafting of EPC and other construction contracts including FIDIC contracts throughout the region. It has ample experience with Public-Private Partnerships, concession agreements and toll highways.

Energy

Wöss & Partners has ample experience in energy generation and transmission and gas distribution projects, as well as the regulatory aspects of the connection of large power plants to the grid and the determination and verification of energy tariffs. It has represented large corporations in international public tenders for hydroelectric power plants, and the development and construction of combined cycle thermoelectric as well as renewable energy plant projects.

Trade

Wöss & Partners is a leading international trade and customs law firm recognized for many years by the International Who’s Who of Trade & Customs Lawyers. Under the leadership of Dr. Herfried Wöss, the firm has won several landmark anti-dumping, subsidies and safeguard actions in Mexico and advised governmental agencies and corporations with respect to NAFTA/USMCA, the EU-Mexico Association Agreement, CPTPP and other free trade agreements.

Corporate

During the last 30 years, Wöss & Partners has advised large and medium sized companies and government entities in all aspects of corporate and business law, mergers & acquisitions, trade and customs law, competition law, labour and social security, intellectual and industrial property and foreign investment.

Podcast – Quantifying International Disputes

Brought to you by Wolters Kluwer, Kiran Nasir Gore talks with Dr. Herfried Wöss of Wöss & Partners in the “Quantifying International Disputes” podcast. They explore damages and valuation in international disputes. Highlights include Herfried’s four-step approach...

Recorded Webinar – Climate Change and Investment Arbitration

If you were unable to attend our recent webinar, we invite you to view the insightful session on our YouTube channel. The discussion was enriched by the expertise of Dr. Herfried Wöss, who delved into damages in climate change investment arbitration. Additionally,...

Recorded Webinar – It’s Not Easy Being Green

If you were unable to attend our recent webinar, we invite you to view the insightful session on our YouTube channel. The discussion was enriched by the expertise of Isabella Kaminski, who delved into the financial implications of ESG claims on corporate entities....

Recorded Webinar – Fight the Good Fight

AllRise, an organization dedicated to environmental justice (https://www.allrise.at/), is taking legal action against former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro on charges of ecocide at the International Criminal Court. You can view an informative interview with...

Webinar series II – Fight the Good Fight: ESG Pressure Points From the Trenches to Policy and Decision-Makers

Through four additional webinars, ESG experts will present and debate issues from a practical and pragmatic perspective, including the formulation and prosecution of ESG claims from a regulatory and legal perspective, empirical research of ESG claims and their...

Interview with The Legal 500 – Private Practice Powerlist Latin America

We are delighted to announce that Herfried Wöss has once again secured a prominent position in this year's highly esteemed The Legal 500's Arbitration Powerlist, Latin America. Herfried Wöss' consistent recognition in The Legal 500's Arbitration Powerlist reaffirms...

Recorded Webinar – ESG in EU Related Supply Chains

Don't miss out on an opportunity to arm yourself with the latest insights on ESG in EU-related supply chains! Our recently held webinars, hosted by Wöss & Partners and Nivalion NG with guest experts, tackle everything from upcoming EU law and contractual drafting,...

Yukos v. Russia and Damages in International Arbitration with respect to Income Generating Assets or Investments

I. INTRODUCTION This article discusses damages analysis for the interruption of the income stream in income generating assets or investments due to breach of contract or the violation of an international legal standard (international tort), in commercial and...

Nivalion and Wöss & Partners Webinar: ESG in EU-Related Supply Chains, 17 and 24 February 2023, 2-6 pm CET

I am delighted to provide you with the updated programme of the Nivalion AG-Wöss & Partners intensive webinar on #ESG and #EU-related #supplychains. The webinar will take place on February 17 (Part 1) and 24 (Part 2), 2-6 pm CET. In part 2, I will first talk about...

Women in Arbitration: Adriana San Román (1)

Women in arbitration: Adriana San Román, part 1/2: from corporate banking to arbitral damages expert To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March 2017, Practical Law Arbitration is carrying out a series of interviews with prominent women in arbitration. In this, the...

Women in Arbitration: Adriana San Román (2)

Women in arbitration: Adriana San Román, part 2/2: attitudes towards women, the future and career tips To mark International Women’s Day on 8 March 2017, Practical Law Arbitration is carrying out a series of interviews with prominent women in arbitration. In this, the...

The Legal 500: Wöss & Partners Top Tier in Arbitration in Latin America

The Legal 500 ranks Wöss & Partners again as Top Tier in Arbitration in Latin America, with Dr. Herfried Wöss in its Hall of Fame and Adriana San Román as Leading Individual (click logo below):  

Reuters report: LCIA Arbitration ATCO v. CFE

Reuters report October 3, 2022 about LCIA arbitration between ATCO and CFE  

ICC Austria: Emerging Expropriations and Investment Protection in Russia

ICC Austria Conference: Dr. Herfried Wöss and Dr. Nikos Lavranos on Emerging Expropriations and Investment Protection in Russia: Conference report published in the Kluwer Arbitration Blog

EU Commission includes Dr. Herfried Wöss, Prof. Nikos Lavranos and Christian Carbajal in its lists of arbitrators and chairperson, respectively

On June 23, 2022, the European Commission included Dr. Herfried Wöss, Prof. Nikos Lavranos and Christian Carbajal V., founding partner, of counsel and partner of Wöss & Partners, in its lists of candidates suitable as arbitrators and as chairperson for...

Upcoming EU Law on Supply Chains

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The Legal 500 General Counsel Summit Mexico 2022: Arbitration and Energy in Mexico

Dr. Herfried Wöss and Mtro. Carlos F. Rodriguez S. of Wöss & Partners speak on "Arbitration and Energy" at The Legal 500 General Counsel Summit Mexico 2022

Wöss & Partners advises Austrian track construction and maintenance company in large railway project

Wöss & Partners advises well-known Austrian track construction and maintenance company in large railway project in Mexico.

Advanced Seminar on Damages in International Arbitration©

Dr. Herfried Wöss and Adriana San Román Rivera are the founders of the Advanced Seminar on Damages in International Arbitration© and provide training courses and conferences for arbitrators, party counsel and experts with respect to the formulation, structuring, proof...

International Mediation and the Mexican Energy Counter-Reform

Recommendation to go for international mediation to resolve the deadlock of the Mexican Energy Counter-Reform (click on photo below):

Wöss & Partners confirmed as Top Tier in Arbitration in Latin America by the Legal 500

  Dr. Herfried Wöss and Adriana San Roman as leading individuals. For the firm profile click logos below:    

UNCITRAL Secretariat’s Note on the Assessment of Damages and Compensation: Expert Comments

Herfried Wöss, Adriana San Román and Irmgard Marboe, Expert Comments on UNCITRAL Secretariat's (Working Group III on ISDS Reform) Note on the Assessment of Damages and Compensation (click on TDM logo):

Wöss & Partners advised Stöcklin Logistik AG in the Automated Warehouse System project for the largest bread company of the World

Wöss & Partners advised Stöcklin Logistik AG and Stöcklin Logistics de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. with respect to the drafting, execution and contract management of the EPC Contract for the Bimbo (the World's largest bread company) Automated Warehouse System. For a...

The Mexican Energy Counter-Reform: conference reports of the Tenth Investment Arbitration Forum

Part I on the Impact and Illegality Threshold; Part II on State Defense and Damages

Monograph: Damages in International Arbitration under Complex Long-term Contracts

Herfried Wöss, Adriana San Román Rivera, Pablo T. Spiller, Santiago Dellepiane For more information, click on cover: Read Chapter 1:  Introduction

Book: Handbuch Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit und ADR

Herfried Wöss, Schadenersatz bei Investitionsgütern und -verträgen (Kapitel S) For more information, click on cover:

Our Values

The founding partners and their team are committed to Aristotelian standards of fairness, justice and ethics founded in his master work the Nicomachean Ethics, which is also the foundation of our treatise on Damages in International Arbitration.

ESG Stance

Our law firm is deeply committed to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) responsibilities. We prioritize sustainable practices, social equity, and ethical standards. We strive to deliver excellent legal services while making a positive societal and environmental impact.