Diego Andrade
Name: Diego Andrade Max
Jurisdiction: Mexico
Practice Area: Arbitration Law

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Professional Biography:

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Professional Experience

2017 – Present

Ibáñez Quintana Saavedra & Hoffmann, México City, Houston, TX. Partner. México legal services and LAM consulting.

2013 – 2017

Aggreko LLC. Houston, TX. Vice President, Latin America Head of Legal. Responsible for all Legal and Compliance matters in Latin America. Reporting to Regional President and to General Counsel and Company Secretary of Aggreko plc, headquartered in UK. Public tenders, Government Procurement, Corporate Governance, Contracts, Commercial Risk, Guarantees, Administrative Law, Labor, Licensing, Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions, negotiations, collections, investigations, Due Diligence and Compliance with UK Bribery Act and US FCPA.

2008 – 2012

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMS). Princeton, NJ. Assistant General Counsel, Intercontinental Region. Responsible for legal matters in Latin America. Counsel to President of Intercontinental, Worldwide Pharmaceuticals Group. Coordinating in-house and outside counsel in several relevant jurisdictions. Drafting of Regional SOPs and review of country audit reports. Member of the Regulatory and Commercial Practice Group and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Expert Group of the BMS Law Department. Lead Counsel in all Regional Compliance investigations.

2005 – 2008

Bristol-Myers Squibb de México, S. de R.L. de C.V. México. Legal Director. Corporate, Contracts, Criminal Law, Property, Unfair Competition and Antitrust Law, Immigration, Public Procurement, Administrative Law, Labor Law, Customs, Tax, Environmental, Consumer Protection Law, Patents, Trademarks and IP protection. Counsel for BMS Pharmaceuticals and Mead Johnson Nutritionals. Member of BMS Operating Committee. Lead Counsel in all México Compliance investigations. Cross-functional work with Regulatory, Medical, Corporate Security, HR and other teams.

1999 – 2005

Bocar, S.A. de C.V. México. Legal Manager. Corporate Law, Trademarks, Licenses, Joint Ventures, Contracts, Immigration, Labor, Environmental, Tax, Antitrust, Administrative Law, Customs, Real Estate, Union negotiations.

1997 – 1999

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. Brussels. Associate. European Union (EU) Competition Law, EU Anti-Dumping and International Law. Counsel to Mexican Government negotiating and drafting the EU-México Free Trade Agreement.

1996 – 1997

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. United States. Philadelphia law firm, Chicago Office (formerly Gardner Carton & Douglas.) Foreign Attorney. General Corporate work, Antitrust, International Arbitration, Distribution Contracts. Counsel to US based corporations doing business in Latin America.

1994 – 1995

Comisión Federal de Competencia (CFC). México. Attorney. The CFC is equivalent to the US Federal Trade Commission. Drafted CFC resolutions to merger notification filings under the 1993 Mexican Competition Act.

1988 – 1992

Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. México. Intern, Associate. Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Contracts,

Immigration, Foreign Investments, Administrative Law, Property, Tax, Trademarks and International Arbitration (ICC).


1996       The University of Chicago Law School. Chicago. Master of Laws degree (LL.M).

1995       Universidad Iberoamericana. México City. Assistant Professor for International Law.

1994       UniversitätWien. Vienna. Doktor der Rechtswissenschaft (Dr. iur).

1993       ICC Court of International Arbitration. Paris. Summer Intern.

1992      Universidad Iberoamericana. México City. Licenciado (JD) with honors.

Admitted to México Bar. Affiliated to State Bar of Texas, certified Foreign Legal Consultant.

Fluent in Spanish, English, German and French. Some Portuguese. Dual Citizen of the US and México.