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Daniel Gonzalez Estrada

Daniel Gonzalez Estrada

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About

Daniel González Estrada focuses his practice on complex litigation, cross-border matters and domestic commercial judicial controversies, including civil liabilities and damages litigation disputes.

He is experienced in civil, commercial and bankruptcy litigation, as well as amparo, with a particular focus on commercial and civil law matters. He has participated in commercial insolvency procedures, representing creditors and banking institutions before Mexican courts in credit recovery.

Daniel has represented major Mexican foreign financial institutions and multinational companies on corporate litigation before Mexican federal and local courts, among others. He has experience in insolvency and bankruptcy litigation, representing both creditors and debtors.

Daniel has represented both global and high-level local companies in trials under Mexican law. Daniel has counseled corporations within the pharmaceutical, construction, railway, food and beverage, banking, energy, and mining industries, among others.

His experience additionally includes the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards under Mexican law and annulment proceedings of arbitration clauses. He has additionally advised on class actions and disputes related to the liability of internet intermediaries.

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EXPERIENCE

  • Represented a shareholder of a large Mexican airport operating group in connection with major litigation related to a Mexican company’s wrongful acquisition of more than the 10 percent of the ownership of shares
  • Represented Mexico tier-1 construction company in a corporate and shareholder's judicial dispute in connection with two major infrastructure projects
  • Advised a major pharmaceutical multinational company in connection with a commercial dispute under a supply and distribution agreement. The matter included several remedies and motions before the Supreme Court of Justice of Mexico
  • Led the judicial proceeding on behalf of a shareholder of a major Mexican construction company in connection with annulment of contracts and wrongful actions executed by subsidiary companies
Education
    • Universidad Latinoamericana, Law Degree, 2007
    • Escuela Libre de Derecho, Diploma Course on Bankruptcy, 2018
  • Diploma Course on Bankruptcy Escuela Libre de Derecho, 2018

Awards

The Legal 500 Latin America

  • Recommended in Mexico Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (2024)
Additional Recognitions
  • Daniel has been recognized by Chambers and The Legal 500 for his work on civil and commercial disputes.

Pro Bono

Daniel provides legal advice to a nonprofit construction organization that helps build schools and houses in low-income areas of Mexico.

Daniel led the Mexico chapter in providing legal assistance to nonprofit organization Fair Trials, the only international NGO that campaigns exclusively for the right to fair trials.

Publications

  • "Entra en vigor el Código Nacional de Procedimientos Civiles y Familiares" June 2023
  • "Doing Business in Mexico: Chambers Guide 2023" July, 2023
  • "Doing Business in Mexico • Chambers Guide 2022" August, 2022
  • Co-author, "Force Majeure of Covid-19 under Mexican Law?" February 2020
  • Co-author, "Enforcement of Judgments 2021 Q&A Mexico," Chambers
 

Prior Experience

Before joining DLA Piper, Daniel served as an associate at a local law firm focused on civil and commercial litigation. He assisted in the preparation of amparo trials before federal courts, tribunals and the Supreme Court of Justice.

From 2008 to 2010, he served as the federal trials director of the general attorney’s office.

Among other activities, Daniel has litigated and monitored trials related to national interests on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. He has additionally acted as counsel on behalf of various federal agencies and entities and has actively participated in the defense of the federal government within patrimonial liability proceedings regarding irregular activities of administrative public servants.

From 2011 to 2021, he practiced at the Mexico City’s office of a global law firm, co-leading the civil and commercial disputes practice, advising and representing major global companies within commercial and bankruptcy trials, and advising on amparo proceedings.      

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Mexican Bar Association, College of Lawyer
  • International Association of Lawyers
 

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