José Covarrubias Azuela



José is a litigator with more than 15 years of experience in a wide range of legal proceedings concerning a wide range of civil and commercial disputes, including bankruptcy proceedings. José has participated in multiple arbitrations of the International Chamber of Commerce, with significant experience in disputes with independent energy producers and construction of electrical infrastructure. Likewise, he has significant experience in the adoption of power supply agreements (PPA) and natural gas, as well as construction agreements (EPC).

Experience

    Commercial arbitration

  • Federal Electricity Commission (CFE): Representation in numerous ICC commercial arbitrations (more than 10), in relation to construction disputes and disputes with independent power producers.

  • Japan Tobacco International: Successful representation in the procedure for recognition and enforcement of a commercial award.

  • Government Development Bank in the Agricultural Sector (FIRA): Obtained several favorable rulings for a total value of over $600 million pesos in favor of various non-bank intermediaries.

  • Bankruptcy proceedings

  • Syndicated group of development banks (FMO-DEG-IIC): Successfully represented a in the separation and takeover of a mortgage loan portfolio with a value of over $30 million.

  • Export Import Bank: Successfully represented in the bankruptcy proceeding of a commercial airline, where 5 aircraft were separated and recovered from a trust as security for a financing.

  • American bus producer: Representation in the negotiation and formalization of a restructuring agreement in the bankruptcy proceeding of a Mexican auto transport company.

  • Energy

  • CFE: He has acted as advisor in his participation in the Wholesale Electrical Market through the negotiation and formalization of multiple contracts for the supply of electrical energy and natural gas.

  • Qualified service provider: Advised on the negotiation and adoption of an electric coverage and financing contract with one of the most important energy marketers worldwide.

Education

Private Equity Executive Management Program,
Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresas.
2011 – 2012.

Certificate in Business. Kellogg School of Management.
Chicago, IL,
2007.

Specialization in Insurance. Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).
Mexico City, D.F.,
2004.

Specialization in Legal Reasoning. ITAM.
Mexico City, D.F.,
2010.

Bachelor of Laws. Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.
Mexico City,
2003.