Education, distinctions and affiliations

  • J.D. (with honors) Universidad Iberoamericana
  • LL.M. Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Universidad Iberoamericana Merit-Based Scholarship Recipient
  • Wake Forest University Merit-Based Scholarship Recipient
  • Admitted to practice law in all states and courts in Mexico
  • Tlaxcala Government Certified English – Spanish Translator and Interpreter
  • Recognized by the Greenspoint District Houston as International Partner of the Year in 2012
  • Member of the International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Named one of Houston’s Top Lawyers by H Houston in 2006
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Houston Board of Directors 2005 – Present
  • International Advisory Board Member Greenspoint District Houston
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Houston – Member
  • Chair of International – Environmental and Energy Law Committee at the International Association of Defense Counsel
  • Board Member of The Foundation of the International Association of Defense Counsel 2021-2024
  • Appointed as Legal Expert of Benchmark Chambers International

Manuel Moctezuma

Avenida Santa Fe 94 Torre A Piso 8, Alvaro Obregón 01210, Cuidad de México, México;
Tel. 5255 3300 5504

Manuel leads the litigation practice at Moctezuma Castro. He is authorized to practice law in all states and courts in Mexico. He enjoys a good mix of business and international litigation work defending corporate clients. He has successfully enforced multimillion-dollar foreign judgments in civil and commercial matters. Furthermore, Mr. Moctezuma has been appointed in numerous instances as an expert witness in Mexican law with respect of taking of evidence in civil and commercial matters to be used in foreign judicial and arbitration proceedings.

Manuel Moctezuma practice also focuses on structuring, documenting, and negotiating domestic and international business transactions in real estate, energy, banking, insurance, shipping, aviation, services, telecommunications and construction industries.

Mr. Moctezuma is also a contributor to the South Texas College of Law, and has spoken at numerous presentations in both Mexico and the United States of America on Mexican law at the Houston Bar Association, the Greenspoint District in Houston, the International Association of Defense Counsel, the American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico and has presented numerous CLE programs in Houston.

Manuel Moctezuma has published articles in Currents– International Trade Law Journal, and has contributed on several other articles published by the American Bar Association which focus in oil and gas topics.

Manuel practiced law as a foreign legal consultant with Ajamie LLP in Houston, Texas from 2004 to 2007. In 2004, he practiced with Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice PLLC in Winston-Salem, North Carolina as part of Wake Forest University Litigation Clinic program. Before joining Moctezuma Castro, Manuel practiced law in Mexico with Chalela y Moctezuma, S.C., White & Case, S.C. and Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle, S.C. He enjoys tennis, sailing, and travel.