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Latin-America Guide

TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology) — Mexico


Acedo Santamarina, S.C. - TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology)

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Band 1

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Andrés Acedo
- 1 partner
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Standout boutique practice at the forefront of the Mexican telecommunications sector. Provides regulatory expertise to public bodies and private-sector clients on a range of high-profile projects such as the Mexican satellite programme and the new Public Shared Network. Team is also deeply experienced in the area of data privacy, in which it regularly advises notable names from the e-commerce space.

Strengths Sources are highly impressed by the firm's service, stating: "The lawyers at Acedo Santamarina are very good team players who back each other up." They go on to add: "They know the regulations very well, which is a real area of specialisation for them."

Work highlights Advised the Ministry of Communications and Transport on public procurement issues relating to the Public Shared Network project, the value of which is estimated at USD10 billion.

Significant clients BBC Worldwide, Amazon, Gogo, Bose Corporation, GoPro.

Notable practitioners

Esteemed practitioner Andrés Acedo receives ample praise from sources, who point to "his unique expertise as a regulatory telecoms specialist." Peers confirm his leading position in this area, describing him as "really knowledgeable in telecoms matters," and adding: "I respect him a lot." He advises on high-profile regulatory matters including public procurement for large telecoms projects, data privacy issues and compliance.

Department profile by Acedo Santamarina, S.C.

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Baker McKenzie - TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology)

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Sergio Legorreta
- 1 partner
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected international firm offering expertise in corporate matters within the media and telecommunications sectors. Team provides particular specialisation in interpreting the impact of new data privacy legislation for renowned multinational corporations, including major social media clients. Also experienced in advising on regulatory mandates, such as permits for the provision of services.

Strengths Clients praise the firm's multidisciplinary approach and technical knowledge, with one stating: "I love the fact that the firm is a one-stop shop, because I can ring a partner and ask them any question that I may have." Sources go on to endorse the firm's "personalised and extremely quick service," and add: "It offers the coverage of an international law firm, as well as well-trained and responsive lawyers who are fast, available, and address our needs closely."

Work highlights Advised Kreditech on an investigation carried out by the Federal Institute for Access to Public Information and Data Protection into the company's compliance with the Mexican data privacy legislation, which concluded with a successful demonstration of compliance.

Significant clients Virgin Mobile Mexico, Nintendo, Groupon, Warner Bros, Uber.

Notable practitioners

Leading practitioner and department head Sergio Legorreta "has a lot of knowledge and really understands the telecoms industry," according to clients. Sources go on to state: "I feel comfortable talking to him as he is up to date with current trends and jargon, and has a 360-degree vision of the matters at stake." He regularly handles corporate matters affecting the telecoms sector, as well as data protection and privacy issues.

Partner Carlos Valencia garners praise from clients, who describe him as "a very professional and committed lawyer with a lot of knowledge of the industry," and add: "He is highly reliable and has been doing this for a long time." He advises clients from both the local market and abroad, focusing on corporate and technology matters.

Senior associate Carlos Vela Treviño heads the firm's technology and data protection practice. Clients state: "He is very well-versed in the area of data protection, and provides valuable insights into its commercial and technical implications." They go on to commend "his very pragmatic and insightful advice."

Department profile by Baker McKenzie

Our team is best known for its ability to provide the necessary interdisciplinary support to TMT clients across Mexico and all of Latin America. Our Mexico TMT / Information Technology and Communications (IT/C) team focuses on supporting clients across the country in information technology, commercial, communications and privacy laws. Our Mexico IT/C Group, being part of our globally-recognized IT/C Practice, assists market leaders with high-end regulatory advice, often helping them educate regulators, authorities and other stakeholders in the process. These include new online services, social networks, payment processors, e-health companies, FinTech start-ups, providers of virtual networks, streaming technologies, app developers, e-commerce retailers, satellite operators, defence technology providers and other major companies.

The primary areas where we help are as follows:

•    Business process outsourcing

•    IT sourcing and transactions.

•    Privacy/data protection.

•    Information technology litigation

•    Information technology advisory

•    Information technology developments in Latin America

•    Media

•    Social media

•    Telecommunications

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Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García, S.C. - TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology)

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Band 1

第一等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Carlos Bello Hernández, Héctor Guzmán and Federico de Palacio
- 3 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Revered TMT powerhouse acting as counsel on a range of mandates, including bidding processes for telecoms projects, data protection issues and compliance. Also offers market-renowned expertise in satellite and MVNO matters and represents a wide range of domestic and international clients. Its network includes an office in Madrid, which focuses on handling data privacy issues.

Strengths Sources praise the firm for "providing prompt and practical answers," adding: "The firm makes you feel that the client is the priority and provides very fluid communication." Another client states: "I hold them in very high regard. The lawyers are always available when I need them, and their guidance and advice is practical and helpful."

Work highlights Advised a group of potential investors in connection with the Public Shared Network project, estimated at approximately USD10 billion.

Significant clients Level 3 Communications, Microsoft, EchoStar, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Lycamobile.

Notable practitioners

Peers laud Carlos Bello Hernández as "one of the most technical lawyers in this field," going on to highlight his knowledge of satellite matters. Clients are also full of praise, highlighting "his business sense and practical guidance," and stating: "He is recognised worldwide in this area from a regulatory perspective." He advises a range of international clients from the TMT sector on public bids for various projects as well as other regulatory mandates.

Senior associate Carlos Díaz advises a range of notable multinationals in the TMT space, principally on matters relating to media, data privacy and e-commerce. His recent work also includes assisting a group of investors with the first auction of radio frequencies in Mexico.

Department profile by Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García, S.C.

Technology, Media and Telecommunications


BGBG supports national and international clients in their participation in telecommunications, communication and new technologies market. 


BGBG legal advisory covers matters related to satellites, radio spectrum, frequency bands, broadcasting, contents and government relations.


In various occasions, BGBG has represented the Federal Government and companies before international organizations such as the Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). BGBG has also participated in a number of international satellite coordination meetings and satellite treaties negotiation meetings between Mexico and the United States of America.


BGBG continuously advises important national and international companies in regulatory matters regarding the granting of concessions and permits, the establishment of their operations as well as the permanent compliance with the inherent obligations of such concession and permits.

We also assist our clients in the modification and assignment of their concession and registration of value added services.
BGBG regularly helps clients in the preparation of and participation in national and international public tenders and in the execution of any type of government contracts related to the area of telecommunications and broadcast.


    


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Hogan Lovells - TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology)

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Federico Hernández Arroyo
- 1 partner
- 2 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Sizeable international firm with a specialised telecoms department. Maintains a diverse practice including advising blue-chip clients on high-profile telecoms project bids, as well as assisting multinationals with cybersecurity and technology issues such as data privacy and cryptocurrencies.

Strengths Sources highlight the firm's service, describing them as "fast, innovative, effective and concise," and going on to endorse "the firm's position as a global brand, its high level of quality in terms of its professionals, and its complete willingness to help us find solutions." Clients also commend "the team's very impressive knowledge of data protection and privacy."

Work highlights Advised a multinational automotive company on a range of matters, including the provision of connectivity services within Mexico, data protection and privacy issues and regulatory compliance.

Significant clients Vodafone, ESPN, Samsung, Daimler, American Tower Corporation de México.

Notable practitioners

Department head Federico Hernández Arroyo has over 16 years of experience assisting clients with matters concerning telecoms regulation and media. His recent work includes advising an in-flight internet services provider on data privacy and protection issues. He has both private and public sector experience, having served at the precursor to the current Federal Telecommunications Commission.

Clients describe associate Rodrigo Mendez Solis as "dynamic, innovative and creative," adding: "He is very strong in data privacy matters." Interviewees go on to state: "What stands out about him is that he is always up-to-date with recent technical and legal changes."

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Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C. - TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology)

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Francisco Fuentes and Eugenio Macouzet
- 2 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded transactional player highlighted for its role representing telecoms giant Grupo Televisa. Offers distinct expertise in corporate transactions within the telecoms sector, as well as in related disciplines affecting the sector such as antitrust. Also advises clients on regulatory matters, including public procurement.

Strengths Clients praise the firm's practical approach, saying: "It is a very professional firm which works with us to ensure that deals close rather than scuppering them. It is also a firm that has a lot of knowledge of our industry, so in due diligence matters they really add value." They add: "The lawyers are very efficient, with wide knowledge and experience, and above all they are highly specialised in the telecoms sector."

Work highlights Represented Grupo Televisa in the acquisition of 100% of the capital stock of Grupo Cable TV, amounting to MXN8.55 billion. The transaction included gaining antitrust clearance from the competition authority.

Significant clients Grupo Televisa, Eutelsat, Temasek Holdings, Go-Go, Talktel.

Notable practitioners

Clients describe Pilar Mata Fernández's work in the telecoms area as "first-rate," whilst peers highlight her transactional expertise. She has ample experience advising on antitrust, corporate and financial matters affecting the telecoms sector. Her recent work includes forming part of the team advising Grupo Televisa on the acquisition of the entire capital stock of Cablevisión Red.

Partner Patricio Trad Cepeda combines his practice in this area with expertise in the capital markets, corporate and banking and finance arenas. Sources praise his transactional capabilities in relation to the telecoms sector.

Department profile by Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C.

Our work with leading international telecommunications companies, has provided us with broad experience in the area of telecommunications. We have closely worked with some the most prestigious companies of the diverse businesses including traditional and wireless telephone systems, paging, satellite communications and the Internet, among others. We have also provided legal advice to open air broadcast television, cable television, satellite television, MMDS, and radio broadcasting companies. Our client portfolio includes several technology, media and telecom companies with whom we have worked for in other practices within the Firm, such as Mergers and Acquisitions, Intellectual Property and Litigation, among others.

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Bufete Robles Miaja, S.C. - TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology)

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Rafael Robles Miaja and María Luisa Petricioli Castellón
- 4 partners
- 13 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected TMT practice group focusing on the representation of high-profile sector players in corporate transactions such as mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs. Maintains a strong client list including major names from the radio, cable television and e-commerce industries.

Strengths Sources enthuse: "They have helped us to put the law into plain language. The team is well-trained at all levels, from the juniors to the senior partner. The lawyers are all well-informed and very practical, and are always attentive, diligent and available every day."

Work highlights Assisted América Móvil and its subsidiary Radiomóvil Dipsa with the overhaul of their corporate structure, resulting in the creation of the spin-off Telesites and the subsidiary Opsimex.

Significant clients América Móvil, Teléfonos de México, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores, Teligentia, Grupo Financiero Interacciones.

Notable practitioners

Revered partner Rafael Robles Miaja "has a lot of experience in how to do things practically," according to clients. They add: "He is very accessible and it is always easy to get hold of him." Peers highlight his transactional background and his expertise in the corporate and capital markets spheres, where he assists clients from the telecoms sectors with a wide range of matters.

Department profile by Bufete Robles Miaja, S.C.

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González Luna y Álvarez del Castillo - TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology)

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Federico González Luna and Joaquín Álvarez del Castillo
- 2 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Admired boutique telecoms practice advising a range of key clients in the Mexican market, including multimedia companies and public sector bodies. Consistently highlighted for its specialisation in radio broadcasting matters and regulatory work.

Strengths Market commentators praise the firm's high level of activity in regulatory matters, with peers endorsing the team's "deep knowledge of the field."

Notable practitioners

Partner Joaquín Álvarez del Castillo is highlighted by peers for his specialisation in regulatory issues affecting the Mexican telecoms sector. Sources go on to describe him as "a very creative lawyer." He has ample experience in advising on both contentious and regulatory mandates.

Federico González-Luna has experience in both the public and private sectors, including time spent working for telecoms regulators. He principally advises on regulatory matters and is endorsed by peers for his expertise in the radio and television fields.

Department profile by González Luna y Álvarez del Castillo

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Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, S.C. - TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology)

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Michell Nader Schekaiban and Julián Garza Castañeda
- approximately 8 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected practice group focusing on representing high-profile clients from the telecoms and broadcasting spaces. Strong presence in corporate and financial transactions within this sector, with additional expertise in satellite licensing and other regulatory mandates.

Strengths One sources enthuses: "I have a very good opinion of the firm. It provides a very timely service, the lawyers have great availability and they respond very quickly. They are experts in what they do." Clients go on to commend the team's attentiveness and cost-efficiency.

Work highlights Represented Inter-American Investment Corporation regarding a loan to Orben Comunicaciones worth MXN26 million.

Significant clients Telefónica, Grupo Salinas, TV Azteca, Eutelsat, Softlayer Technologies.

Notable practitioners

Partner Julian Garza Castañeda is "very meticulous" and "creative when looking for solutions," according to clients. Sources go on to describe him as "very attentive from the first contact that you have with him." He represents notable satellite and telephone operators, advising them on corporate, financial and regulatory mandates.

Department profile by Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, S.C.

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Ruiz Moreno & Asociados - TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology)

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
Head of department: Iván Ruiz Moreno
- 1 partner
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Boutique telecoms practice active across spectrum auctions, licensing and establishment of operations. Client roster includes large international players, satellite operators and media companies. Also advises on relevant competition issues within the telecoms sector.

Strengths Impressed interviewees appreciate that "the firm is a boutique, so you can have direct and flexible contact with the partners, who always answer their phones and are prepared to give immediate responses according to the needs of the business." Sources go on to highlight the team's "analysis, experience, knowledge and execution."

Work highlights Represented IP Matrix in interconnection negotiations for the provision of nationwide telephone services.

Significant clients Elektra Satelital, Transtelco, XC Networks, Gemalto, TV Azteca.

Notable practitioners

Partner Iván Ruiz Moreno "really understands our business, which allows him to provide us with tailored advice," according to clients. They go on to state: "He really knows the ins and outs of the regulations in this area." He focuses on advising clients on the regulatory requirements associated with operating in the Mexican telecoms sector.

Department profile by Ruiz Moreno & Asociados

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Santamarina y Steta SC - TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology)

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Jorge León-Orantes and César Cruz Ayala
- 2 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Experienced player in the Mexican market acting as counsel to notable clients on data privacy issues, as well as providing regulatory advice in relation to the new Federal Telecommunications Law. Supported by the firm's respected corporate department in transactional matters.

Strengths Clients state: "The dedication that the lawyers show and the service that we have received are both very good." They go on to add: "Santamarina y Steta is a very solid firm with a lot of knowledge of the areas that it covers."

Work highlights Advised The Hershey Company on data protection and e-commerce issues.

Significant clients Amazon, EMC Computer Systems México, MTV Networks, Euroclear, Fusion Media Networks.

Notable practitioners

Peers highlight partner Jorge León-Orantes for his transactional expertise. Clients go on to credit him with "a profound knowledge of the practice area." He frequently advises on securing agreements with telecoms operators in Mexico and also offers capabilities in the data protection space.

Department profile by Santamarina y Steta SC

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White & Case SC - TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology)

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Commentary from the Chambers Latin America guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Ismael Reyes Retana and Raúl Fernández-Briseño
- 2 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Strong practice group with a focus on representing notable players in acquisitions within the TMT sector, offering additional assistance in obtaining related regulatory approvals. Provides significant expertise in administrative litigation for clients appealing against current regulation.

Strengths Impressed interviewees praise the firm, stating: "I hold the team in very high regard; I think that they are very good lawyers who are well-versed in telecommunications legislation. They are always looking to provide useful information, and they are highly responsive and strong on the technical side." Sources go on to commend the team's knowledge of internet issues.

Work highlights Advised Telefónica in a number of matters, including an administrative litigation against a resolution issued by IFETEL concerning interconnection tariffs between the client and other players in the telecoms sector.

Significant clients MXT Capital Partners, Telefónica, Grupo Televisa.

Notable practitioners

Partner Ismael Reyes Retana focuses his practice on administrative litigation and offers ample experience in both the public and private sectors. Clients describe him as "professional, prudent in his recommendations and open to our own comments and interpretations." Sources go on to state: "He gets to know you first as a company and a person, and then he pays attention to the details."

Partner Antonio Cárdenas Arriola is highlighted by clients for "his knowledge of competition law and his clear presentation of arguments before members of the Federal Telecommunications Institute."

Department profile by White & Case SC

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Eminent Practitioner

Ricardo Ríos-Ferrer

Ríos-Ferrer, Guillén-Llarena, Treviño y Rivera S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources recognise eminent practitioner Ricardo Ríos-Ferrer of Ríos-Ferrer, Guillén-Llarena, Treviño y Rivera S.C. for his level of activity representing satellite clients, adding: "He has been around for a long time." He is also the president of the Mexican Bar Association.

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Acedo Santamarina, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Esteemed practitioner Andrés Acedo receives ample praise from sources, who point to "his unique expertise as a regulatory telecoms specialist." Peers confirm his leading position in this area, describing him as "really knowledgeable in telecoms matters," and adding: "I respect him a lot." He advises on high-profile regulatory matters including public procurement for large telecoms projects, data privacy issues and compliance.

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Carlos A Bello Hernández

Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers laud Carlos Bello Hernández as "one of the most technical lawyers in this field," going on to highlight his knowledge of satellite matters. Clients are also full of praise, highlighting "his business sense and practical guidance," and stating: "He is recognised worldwide in this area from a regulatory perspective." He advises a range of international clients from the TMT sector on public bids for various projects as well as other regulatory mandates.

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Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Leading practitioner and department head Sergio Legorreta "has a lot of knowledge and really understands the telecoms industry," according to clients. Sources go on to state: "I feel comfortable talking to him as he is up to date with current trends and jargon, and has a 360-degree vision of the matters at stake." He regularly handles corporate matters affecting the telecoms sector, as well as data protection and privacy issues.

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Rafael Robles Miaja

Bufete Robles Miaja, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Revered partner Rafael Robles Miaja "has a lot of experience in how to do things practically," according to clients. They add: "He is very accessible and it is always easy to get hold of him." Peers highlight his transactional background and his expertise in the corporate and capital markets spheres, where he assists clients from the telecoms sectors with a wide range of matters.

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Soria Abogados, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Distinguished figure Gerardo Soria of Soria Abogados, S.C. is a respected name in the telecoms field, where peers endorse him as "a very active practitioner with a good presence in the market." His wide-ranging sector expertise includes time spent working as a commissioner at the Federal Telecommunications Commission.

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Clara-Luz Álvarez González de Castilla

Ibáñez Parkman Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Admired practitioner Clara-Luz Álvarez González de Castilla of Ibáñez Parkman Abogados is described by peers as "an opinion leader." Sources go on to highlight her experience in the TMT sector and her distinguished academic profile.

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Deschamps & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Highly regarded practitioner Jaime Deschamps of Deschamps & Asociados is commended for his long-standing experience in the sector by peers, whilst clients describe him as "a brilliant lawyer." He is also noted for his activity in regulatory issues.

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Eduardo Gallástegui Armella

DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Eduardo Gallástegui Armella of DLA Piper Gallastegui y Lozano represents an array of local and foreign entities in telecoms matters. Peers comment: "He has worked in this sector for many years and is a specialist here." 

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Federico Hernández Arroyo

Hogan Lovells

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department head Federico Hernández Arroyo has over 16 years of experience assisting clients with matters concerning telecoms regulation and media. His recent work includes advising an in-flight internet services provider on data privacy and protection issues. He has both private and public sector experience, having served at the precursor to the current Federal Telecommunications Commission.

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Luis Rubio Barnetche

Jones Day

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients endorse key partner Luis Rubio Barnetche of Jones Day as "a brilliant lawyer who can deal with major issues quickly." Clients enthuse: "He is very involved in matters, he understands the client's point of view, and he is accessible. He also has a lot of technical knowledge and experience within the area."

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Iván Ruiz Moreno

Ruiz Moreno & Asociados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Iván Ruiz Moreno "really understands our business, which allows him to provide us with tailored advice," according to clients. They go on to state: "He really knows the ins and outs of the regulations in this area." He focuses on advising clients on the regulatory requirements associated with operating in the Mexican telecoms sector.

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Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Carlos Valencia garners praise from clients, who describe him as "a very professional and committed lawyer with a lot of knowledge of the industry," and add: "He is highly reliable and has been doing this for a long time." He advises clients from both the local market and abroad, focusing on corporate and technology matters.

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Joaquín Álvarez del Castillo

González Luna y Álvarez del Castillo

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Joaquín Álvarez del Castillo is highlighted by peers for his specialisation in regulatory issues affecting the Mexican telecoms sector. Sources go on to describe him as "a very creative lawyer." He has ample experience in advising on both contentious and regulatory mandates.

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Julian Garza Castañeda

Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Julian Garza Castañeda is "very meticulous" and "creative when looking for solutions," according to clients. Sources go on to describe him as "very attentive from the first contact that you have with him." He represents notable satellite and telephone operators, advising them on corporate, financial and regulatory mandates.

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Federico González-Luna

González Luna y Álvarez del Castillo

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Federico González-Luna has experience in both the public and private sectors, including time spent working for telecoms regulators. He principally advises on regulatory matters and is endorsed by peers for his expertise in the radio and television fields.

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Jorge León-Orantes

Santamarina y Steta SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers highlight partner Jorge León-Orantes for his transactional expertise. Clients go on to credit him with "a profound knowledge of the practice area." He frequently advises on securing agreements with telecoms operators in Mexico and also offers capabilities in the data protection space.

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Pilar Mata Fernández

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients describe Pilar Mata Fernández's work in the telecoms area as "first-rate," whilst peers highlight her transactional expertise. She has ample experience advising on antitrust, corporate and financial matters affecting the telecoms sector. Her recent work includes forming part of the team advising Grupo Televisa on the acquisition of the entire capital stock of Cablevisión Red.

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Ismael Reyes Retana

White & Case SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Ismael Reyes Retana focuses his practice on administrative litigation and offers ample experience in both the public and private sectors. Clients describe him as "professional, prudent in his recommendations and open to our own comments and interpretations." Sources go on to state: "He gets to know you first as a company and a person, and then he pays attention to the details."

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Sesma, Sesma & McNeese, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Carlos Sesma of Sesma, Sesma & McNeese, S.C. is noted by peers for his presence in the sector, particularly in matters relating to television and radio. Sources say: "He is a respected lawyer as a former regulator, and has good relationships with clients."

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Band 3

Patricio Trad Cepeda

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Patricio Trad Cepeda combines his practice in this area with expertise in the capital markets, corporate and banking and finance arenas. Sources praise his transactional capabilities in relation to the telecoms sector.

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Band 3

TMI Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Sources note Kiyoshi Tsuru of TMI Abogados for his specialisation in technology matters, lauding him as "a very talented lawyer with a very particular niche." He is also a recognised figure in the IP area.

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Up and Coming

Antonio Cárdenas Arriola

White & Case SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Antonio Cárdenas Arriola is highlighted by clients for "his knowledge of competition law and his clear presentation of arguments before members of the Federal Telecommunications Institute."

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Associates to watch

Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior associate Carlos Díaz advises a range of notable multinationals in the TMT space, principally on matters relating to media, data privacy and e-commerce. His recent work also includes assisting a group of investors with the first auction of radio frequencies in Mexico.

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Associates to watch

Rodrigo Mendez Solis

Hogan Lovells

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients describe associate Rodrigo Mendez Solis as "dynamic, innovative and creative," adding: "He is very strong in data privacy matters." Interviewees go on to state: "What stands out about him is that he is always up-to-date with recent technical and legal changes."

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Associates to watch

Carlos Vela Treviño

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior associate Carlos Vela Treviño heads the firm's technology and data protection practice. Clients state: "He is very well-versed in the area of data protection, and provides valuable insights into its commercial and technical implications." They go on to commend "his very pragmatic and insightful advice."

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