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.