Habib Díaz Noriega

Habib Díaz Noriega

SEPLAW Sepúlveda y Díaz Noriega, SC

Recognized since 2014

Mexico City, Mexico

Practice Areas

Administrative Law

Amparo Law

Commercial Litigation

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Habib Díaz Noriega has extensive experience in dispute resolution concerning several areas of law (i.e. constitutional, amparo, bankruptcy, IP, civil, commercial, family and administrative matters). He is a well known amparo expert (constitutional review process) and has also represented foreign companies in different industries against the Mexican Federal government concerning government contracts before the courts in Mexico. Habib is familiar with the US court system due to his continuous involvement as legal advisor or expert witness (i.e. forum-non- conveniens, long arm statute, discovery, e-discovery, depositions, affidavits, declaration before court, etc). Mr. Díaz Noriega has represented individuals in family law controversies comprising divorce, alimony, relocation of minors, physical custody, international child abduction, wrongful retention of minors, domestic abuse, mirroring foreign rulings, recognition of parentage, marital agreements, spousal indemnification, parental rights, among others. Representative recent cases - Legal advisor in several family law matters in domestic and cross- border litigation cases held before courts in Mexico involving mostly physical custody, recognition of parentage, alimony problems between Mexican citizens, foreigners, foreigners and Mexican citizens. - He has been successful in international child abduction in compliance with the child's best interest. - Co-counseled with Alfonso Sepúlveda a number of US Law Firms in various product liability cases initiated before the US courts against US companies due to car accidents occurred all over Mexico in which the petitioners claimed a millionaire figure. - Co-counseled with Alfonso Sepúlveda well reputed US Law Firms to prepare the defense of several US Oil Companies to oppose to all Mexican government entity claims. HABIB DÍAZ NORIEGA PARTNER - Assisted a foreign financial entity to gain leverage before its debtor in order to renegotiate a $15.5 million dollars outstanding amount and obtain payment. Nowadays, such debt was paid in full by debtor. - Provided his testimony before a federal court in connection with the Mexican Law System. Mr. Díaz Noriega co-counseled with Alfonso Sepúlveda some foreign financial entities which were facing a $60 million dollars claim brought before the Mexican Federal courts by the Mexican government as to a distressed assets management agreement. Due to his participation in that case, the above mentioned entities reached a settlement agreement for a substantial lower sum. Effectively provided appropriate legal advice in a bankruptcy procedure for a Mexican financial in order to obtain a better position from the other creditors to collect a $6 million dollar amount derived from a loan agreement. Represented a company in the field of energy in an amparo proceeding (constitutional review process) initiated to have a lower court order reversed. Accordingly such private company was awarded with an amount of $10 million dollars. Assisted a foreign financial entity to obtain some leverage in order to renegotiate a $15.5 million dollars outstanding amount and obtain payment. Nowadays, such debt was paid in full by debtor. Leading counsel for a transportation company in a complaint filed asserting a declaratory judgement so as for that entity to not be subject to any liability regarding a claim brought by a person alleging copyrights and neighboring rights. The end result of that proceeding was that the courts (trial court, appellate court and amparo court) considered that the above referred company was not liable and then free to exploit its concession for public transportation. Acted as a clerk for an arbitrator as to a case in which the petitioner requested the termination of a master franchise agreement (a worldwide trademark was involved). His participation purpose was to ensure that all arbitration orders were issued in compliance with the Mexican public policy and according to human rights. Has accurately provided expert witness opinions to the US courts and has been deposed by UK courts, in both cases in regards to family matters. Has also appeared before federal courts in order to give his testimony on Mexican law. Education Habib received his JD (Título of Abogado) from the Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City in 2004. Substitute Law Professor at Escuela Libre de Derecho since 2010. Law Professor of Human Rights at Universidad Anáhuac del Norte since 2010. 2 Activities -Member, Mexican Bar Association (Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados,S.C.); currently vice coordinator of the Commission for Constitutional Law, Human Rights and Amparo matters. Publications - "Product Recall," Getting the Deal Through, 2012 and 2013 (co-author with Alfonso Sepúlveda). - "Jurisdictional Comparisons/Family Law," European Lawyer, 2013 (co- author with Alfonso Sepúlveda). - Speaker at the Mexican Bar Association and the National Association of Attorneys for Business (Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa, Colegio de Abogados, S.C.) in connection with the enforcement of IP rights (i.e. patents) concerning government contracts by means of an indemnification. - Speaker at the Mexican Bar Association regarding stay orders in amparo proceedings (constitutional review process). - Speaker at the Mexican Federal Court for Government Labor Matters to explain the amparo proceeding presided by the District Courts and amparo procedure online. Recognition Best Lawyers international award in 2014. Best Lawyers international award in 2015. Best Lawyers international award in 2016. Best Lawyers international award in 2017.

Contact & Links
  • Avenida Santa Fe 505, Piso 3, Oficina 303
    Delegación Cuajimalpa
    Mexico City 05349
  • English
  • Spanish

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Mexico 2023 for work in:
  • Administrative Law
  • Amparo Law
  • Commercial Litigation

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