Fernando Carreño - Von Wobeser & Sierra

Fernando Carreño

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 52 55 5258 1042

Partner of Von Wobeser y Sierra, he has thorough experience with major companies conducting foreign investment operations in Mexico. He has a solid track record working with the largest and leading institutions including Fortune 500 corporations and law firms around the world. He has guaranteed client's long standing and commercial success through his sharp ability to develop strategic and preventive plans and programs. Additionally, this legal foresight has saved his clients millions of US dollars and also mitigated any potential threats to their business operations.

He counts with extensive expertise in overseeing deals and companies establishing, expanding or operating in Mexico, Canada and the United States and has counseled lawyers of top legal firms around the globe. Mr. Carreño is an expert in planning, negotiating and implementing the details and strategies of complex deals in the areas of Antitrust & Competition, Real Estate, Banking & Finance, Anticorruption & Compliance, Commercial Contracts and Corporate M&A. He has worked and studied both in the United States and Mexico and has unique knowledge of both law systems. This comprehensive understanding helps him resolve the various difficulties that foreign and domestic businesses confront in Mexico in a pragmatic and effective manner. Representaive work includes Anheuser Busch InBev in its 20.1 billion usd acquisition of Grupo Modelo.


Corporate M&A, Commercial Contracts, Anticorruption & Compliance, Banking & Finance

Mr. Carreño has negotiated the main deals that have shaped several industries which generate large profits and have changed the commercial landscape in Latin America and Mexico. He has been a key figure in the region's most important M&A deals including two of the most important of the century.  Furthermore, he has been a leader in aiding banks and other financial institutions to prosper in Mexico and has implemented several programs for fighting corruption and conducting due diligence programs.


Competition & Antitrust

He has advised both competition and antitrust aspects of corporate deals as well as litigation matters before the Mexican Antitrust Commission and the Mexican Courts. Mr. Carreño has handled and resolved the most difficult antitrust disputes in favor of his clients. He is one of the key lawyers in Mexico who can develop an offensive or defensive strategy in order to protect clients against unfair competition, strategic alliances, dumping issues and other unfair practices taking place in the marketplace.


Real Estate & Mining

He has been a major participant in cutting edge construction and development of led buildings and other environmentally friendly savant guarded projects. He has negotiated and counseled main transactional companies in the development of their construction projects on a federal and state level, making sure they comply with Mexican laws throughout the entire process.

Additional Information

Recognitions — Chambers and Partners Latin America, Legal 500, Latin Lawyer 250, Latin American Corporate Counsel Corporation (LACCA), Who´s Who Legal and Best Lawyers among others. Formed part of the exclusive list of Global Competition Review (GCR), 40 Under 40 2015. He won the Client Choice Awards in 2016 from the International Law Office.
Pro Bono — He is actively involved in the firm´s Pro Bono activities.
Professional Affiliations and Academic Activities

International Bar Association (IBA).

Mexican Bar Association (BMA). 

Professor of Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms, Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA).

Key speaker in the First Workshop on Competition and Antitrust offered in conjunction with the International Chamber of Commerce in Mexico (ICC México), The Competition and Antitrust Commission and the Head of Continuing Education, Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA), 2012.


Escuela Libre de Derecho LL.B 2002Northwestern University School of LawLL.M 2007

Office Location

Guillermo González Camarena, 1100, piso 7
Col. Santa Fé, Centro de Ciudad
Delegación Alvaro Obregón
México, D.F., 01210

Practice Areas

Competition / Antitrust Law (Antitrust)
Corporate and M&A Law

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