MEXICO CITY – Jan. 31, 2018 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP represented Gill Industries of México S. de R.L. de C.V. (“Gill Industries”), a global leader in the supply of precision-engineered assemblies and modules for the automotive, multi-use vehicle and furniture industries, in an international arbitration against a leading German supplier of automotive interior components and operating systems to premium automakers in Mexico.
Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Gill Industries operates 20 manufacturing, development and strategic partner centers in the Unites States, Europe, China, India and Korea, with an additional two manufacturing facilities in Mexico.
The international arbitration focused on automotive interior components that were designed in Germany and the United States and manufactured in Mexico. Gill Industries secured a complete dismissal of the German supplier’s multimillion dollar claim.
The Greenberg Traurig team was led by Shareholder Víctor Manuel Frías Garcés (Mexico City), who is highly skilled in Alternative Dispute Resolution matters in Mexico.
A member of the firm’s Corporate Practice, Frías Garcés focuses his practice on business and competition law. He has been recognized as one of the leading competition and antitrust lawyers in Mexico by Chambers Latin America. Frías Garcés has represented numerous clients in the pharmaceutical, automotive, cement, compressors, ODDs, LCDs, CRTs, and traveling services markets in investigations that were carried out by the Competition Commission in Mexico. In 2012, he led the team that won the largest arbitration award ever issued in a matter involving Mexico’s state-owned oil company.
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