Asset Recovery Americas
June 25 - 27 2024
The Dupont CircleWashington D.C.

Mr Diego Duran De La Vega
Partner at Hughes Hubbard & Reed (USA)


Diego Durán de la Vega is a partner of Hughes Hubbard based in Washington, D.C. and Co-Chair of the Latin American Disputes practice group. His practice focuses on international disputes, including white-collar defense matters, internal investigations, commercial litigation, and international arbitration cases—including investor-state arbitration. He also has experience in compliance, where he assesses exposure, designs and implements programs, and provides training.

Diego mainly advises and represents clients from Spanish-speaking countries in U.S. litigation and U.S. clients who are facing legal issues in Spanish-speaking countries. Among Diego’s clients are international publicly listed corporations, high-profile individuals, and government agencies.

Diego has appeared before international arbitration tribunals, federal and state courts in the United States, and all levels of the Mexican judiciary, including the Mexican Supreme Court. He has also participated in cases before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and appeared before its Court of Justice.

In the areas of white-collar criminal defense, internal investigations, and compliance, Diego has represented and advised clients in various investigations and proceedings related to DOJ, SEC, CFTC, OFAC, and FinCEN, as well as federal prosecutors' offices across the United States. He has also represented clients in connection with extradition proceedings. In addition, he has participated in several internal investigations related to FCPA, money laundering, tax evasion, economic sanctions, and among others.

In the area of international arbitration, Diego has represented clients in the following industries: renewable energy, oil and gas, maritime services, engineering and construction, health, casino, and food franchising. He conducted such representations before the following international arbitration institutions: ICC, AAA/ICDR, JAMS, and ICSID. He also has experience with Ad hoc cases. In addition, Diego also has experience as an arbitrator: he currently serves as an arbitrator in two ICC arbitrations and one AAA arbitration and is included in the AAA’s roster of Consumer Arbitrators and the Mexican Arbitration Center National Roster of Arbitrators.

Agenda Sessions

  • Cultural misunderstandings – a journey through cross border asset recovery