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Corporate/M&A — Mexico


Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C. - Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Market-leading transactional powerhouse highly revered for its standing in the Mexican M&A arena. Consistently retained for highly sophisticated transactions involving multiple jurisdictions and requiring complex legal structures, often working as local counsel with leading US-based firms coordinating global deals. Highly active representing foreign clients from the North American and European markets, with a strong workflow in the private equity space advising both local and foreign funds on investments in Mexico. Bolstered by recognised prowess in the finance field.

Strengths One source is full of praise for the team, noting: "There are a couple of things that distinguish this firm. First, they have hired and trained many of the top lawyers in the country; and second, they have a very thorough and thoughtful approach to the practice of law. They clearly spend a lot of time spotting issues and resolving them. They aren't shy about advising and lay out the risks very clearly so that clients can make informed decisions."

A client further recognises the team's capabilities, stating: "They are excellent from a technical perspective and they are highly commercial, meaning that they are able to translate technical issues into simple business terms that are easy to understand without getting lost in the smaller details."

Work highlights Acted as counsel to Vonpar as seller in connection with Coca-Cola FEMSA's indirect acquisition of the company. The deal was valued at just over USD1.1 billion.

Represented GE in the sale of its shares in GE Water & Process Technologies México to Suez in a global transaction worth EUR3.4 billion.

Notable practitioners

Clients laud leading light Jean Michel Enríquez Dahlhaus as "a razor-sharp, commercially savvy and responsive lawyer who is extremely helpful for transactions," with other client interviewees saying that "he is a top M&A lawyer." He is experienced in handling complex cross-border M&A deals, as well as joint venture transactions. Sources are keen to point out that "he is an extraordinary lawyer with a lot of technical knowledge and strong negotiation skills," summarising his market position as "one of the best M&A lawyers in Mexico."

Recent addition Iker Arriola Peñalosa wins praise from peers and clients, with market commentators highlighting his "great technical abilities and interpersonal skills." Clients are equally positive, enthusing: "He is highly professional and has the added bonus of knowing about competition law issues as well as corporate ones; this makes him a better corporate lawyer." They add: "He provides clear advice from a commercial perspective and is always available for his clients."

Partner Eduardo González recently led the team advising Bain Capital on its acquisition of New Diversey from Sealed Air Corporation for approximately USD3.2 billion. Clients enthuse: "He is a highly professional lawyer who analyses legal issues from all relevant perspectives and always provides a swift and clear response. He has a lot of experience in M&A and is an excellent lawyer."

"Diligent" partner Jorge Montaño Valdés is active in the M&A field. A client praises his work, noting: "He is my go-to lawyer for M&A deals as he is highly professional and pays great attention to detail." Peers are impressed with his approach, stating: "He is a pragmatist but is also very knowledgeable."

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Galicia Abogados, S.C. - Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Front-running transactional player boasting a stellar reputation for M&A work. Team continues to win instructions from a range of leading local and international clients, including private equity funds investing in Mexican entities and notable local conglomerates. M&A department is enhanced by the firm's well-regarded practices in the tax, capital markets and antitrust practice areas, remaining active across several industries, including energy and natural resources, retail and food and beverages.

Strengths One interviewee reports: "Clearly this is one of the top M&A firms in the country. They provide all the necessary documentation quickly; they have a good grasp of the business concepts involved in deals, which makes it easier to express what the client wants in contracts; and they understand that the key is to get the deal through under the best possible conditions, not necessarily the optimal conditions."

Another source appreciates that "the partners are really involved in matters."

Work highlights Advised Grupo México on its acquisition of Florida East Coast Holdings Corp. for approximately USD2.1 billion.

Represented Credomatic de México in the sale of its credit card business to Banco Invex for approximately MXN900 million.

Notable practitioners

Pre-eminent figure and "well-respected M&A lawyer" Manuel Galicia Romero is praised by market observers, who say that "he is like a condor; he looks over everything and then adopts his position. I have the highest opinion of him," going on to mention that "he is recognised as a leader in the Mexican market." His expertise spans corporate and financial transactions.

Well-regarded partner Christian Lippert possesses strong capabilities in the M&A and antitrust fields according to peers. They laud him as "a very solid lawyer who is active and has a good reputation in the market," whilst clients offer further praise, stating: "He is an extremely well-versed lawyer in M&A transactions." He recently advised Nexxus Capital on the formation of a joint venture agreement with Fortex Capital to acquire Immunotec.

Admired partner José Visoso earns plaudits from clients, who laud him as "an extraordinary lawyer." Market commentators also enthuse that "he is a very reasonable person to negotiate with and is very pro-deal. He also manages his team very well." They go on to add: "He is very practical and knowledgeable of the business concepts underlying transactions. He therefore understands if an issue can be sacrificed to move the deal forward." His expertise spans M&A, capital markets and real estate mandates.

Partner Ignacio Pesqueira is praised by sources, who say: "I would highlight his pragmatic approach. He understands the details of a deal very well and can quickly identify which of them need to be taken care of urgently depending on the industry." Peers add: "He strikes me as a great lawyer who is very involved in corporate matters."

Associate-to-watch María de los Ángeles Padilla Zubiría remains active in the M&A arena. She recently assisted the team advising Grupo México on its acquisition of Florida East Coast Holdings for USD2.1 billion.

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Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C. - Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Highly distinguished transactional firm offering renowned expertise to clients hailing from a number of sectors including telecommunications, energy and pharmaceuticals. Boasts strong involvement in the private equity sphere, advising key firms on the acquisition and divestment of portfolio companies. Frequently retained by both local and international clients for corporate work, rendering multidisciplinary advice through its complementary departments focusing on competition, tax, labour and regulatory issues.

Strengths One client enthuses: "In all matters that the firm handles for my company, the lawyers conduct themselves professionally and punctually, complying with all commitments made. They have a strong sense of urgency and drive to produce high-quality work."

Another source notes: "They are really there when you need them and they work efficiently, dealing with all issues properly."

Work highlights Advised Actis Energy on the local law implications of its acquisition of Quinto Sol Energía 3 from Sun Edison for USD525 million.

Represented Artha Capital in its investment in a joint venture with Inco Renovables. The total investment was worth approximately MXN73 million.

Notable practitioners

Peers describe esteemed practitioner Ricardo Maldonado Yáñez as "tough but fair," going on to note the transactional expertise he offers, particularly in the telecommunications sector. Clients note that "he is very hands-on as a partner; he really focuses on deals and has helped us to close them by designing interesting structures so we really trust his advice." Market commentators say that "he is a very well-respected lawyer in this field," adding: "He is among the lawyers doing the most high-profile work in Mexico."

Experienced practitioner Pablo Mijares is lauded by clients as "an expert in M&A deals and a great negotiator." Peers concur that he is "a well-known name in M&A" and note his extensive experience in this area. He is often involved in significant transactions with a cross-border component, representing both buyers and sellers. He continues to win mandates from private equity funds to advise on investing in several industries including energy, finance and aviation.

Partner Francisco Fuentes Ostos is highlighted by market commentators as "a very talented lawyer." One source continues: "I have worked with him and I think he is an excellent lawyer with a strong client roster; he has participated in many significant deals." Interviewees also point to his multidisciplinary practice, which encompasses activity across the M&A and competition law areas.

Patricio Trad Cepeda garners praise from peers, who say: "He is a really good lawyer who understands all of the issues involved in transactions; he is highly capable." Clients also value his advice, reporting that "we like having him on deals as he focuses on the fundamental issues." He is consulted by clients for a range of transactional matters, offering expertise in banking and finance, M&A and capital markets deals.

Partner Martin Sánchez Bretón earns plaudits from peers for his work in the M&A space, with one source noting: "I have been impressed by his work as he is a very business-oriented lawyer and is very mindful of protecting the interests of his clients, demonstrating great negotiation skills." Clients compound such praise, pointing to "his high level of technical knowledge of corporate matters."

Clients single out up-and-coming partner Eugenio Macouzet de Leon for praise. They say: "He is highly intelligent, committed and a good negotiator. He is also proactive and provides clear explanations of legal issues." His recent work includes advising Atlético de Madrid on establishing a local presence in Mexico.

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The Firm is frequently cited by peers and clients alike as one of the main players in the corporate and transactional market, with a very talented, thorough and business oriented team, which renders services as a large corporate powerhouse, with a strong focused group of professionals, which are efficient and quick to respond. Our Corporate/M&A practice advises several of the most active private equity funds in Mexico. The Firms’ experience includes privatizations of public entities, including acting as counsel in all types of biddings or auctions as well as transactions related to listed companies, with an international-style approach to legal services and a reputation for being one of the top tier Firms in Mexico.

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Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, S.C. - Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Acclaimed M&A department highly revered for its expertise in complex transactions. Offers vast and varied experience in corporate transactions arising in several industries such as financial services, real estate and telecommunications. Handles high-value cross-border M&A deals and joint ventures, providing comprehensive advice to sophisticated clients through working in tandem with its specialised teams in insurance, capital markets and banking and finance. Remains involved in the representation of private equity funds.

Strengths One impressed client highlights "the team's incredible expertise in transactions, not just in replicating existing structures, but in innovation as well. They are also always available for their clients."

Another source adds: "I am very satisfied with the work the firm has done, both in terms of the advice rendered and the turnaround time. They do a great job of addressing the matters that we are trying to resolve."

Work highlights Advised American Industrial Partners on the local law aspects of its acquisition of Moly-Cop México and Servicios Moly-Cop from Arrium. The global transaction was worth a total of USD1.23 billion.

Represented MetLife in the sale of its shares in MetLife Afore to Principal Financial Group for USD134 million.

Notable practitioners

Esteemed practitioner Michell Nader Schekaiban earns strong plaudits from sources for his solid track record in this field and his additional expertise in finance. One client notes: "He is a very solid and professional lawyer with a great team to handle transactions," with another adding: "Through seeing him negotiate, you can tell that he is highly respected by other firms." He continues to win instructions on complex corporate and finance transactions, frequently with a cross-border component.

Highly regarded practitioner Hans Goebel Caviedes is noted by peers for his M&A expertise. Clients also offer their praise, with one interviewee stating: "I think besides being extremely well versed in the law, he has a lot of interpersonal skills. You can tell that he cares about the success of his clients beyond the purely legal situation being analysed." Sources also point to "his really solid experience in M&A, availability and innovative approach, as well as his flexibility."

Julian Garza Castañeda is singled out for praise by clients. They say: "He is an excellent professional with great technical knowledge. He is also very client-focused." He renders advice to notable clients from the TMT sector in relation to corporate and financing transactions including M&A, bank lending and capital markets deals.

Partner Yves Hayaux-du-Tilly Laborde is renowned for handling corporate matters such as acquisitions and corporate governance for a range of clients, particularly those operating in the insurance industry. Clients point to his leadership of the firm's London office as an advantage, noting: "It allows him to bring the global mindset to deals, as well as interdisciplinary expertise."

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Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C. - Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Esteemed transactional heavyweight specialising in high-profile M&A and joint venture transactions. Particularly involved in the private equity arena, often retained by leading firms to advise on high-stakes sales and acquisitions of equity interests in companies. Admired for its expertise in corporate mandates, including the raising of capital to finance deals by way of its pace-setting capital markets and banking and finance practices. Known for its participation in a range of sectors, notably real estate.

Strengths One client attests: "This is a top-notch firm with highly qualified lawyers not only in the general sense but specifically for transactional work such as M&A advisory and structured transactions."

Clients go on to mention: "I think especially in financial and M&A matters, these are some of the best people to work with. The firm has great lawyers and the service is always excellent."

Work highlights Acted as counsel to Gruma on placing its offer for 14.29% of Grupo Industrial Maseca's capital stock. The deal was worth just over MXN3 billion.

Advised Nexxus Capital and MCH Iberian Capital Fund IV on the acquisition of Cemex's concrete pumping business for an undisclosed amount.

Notable practitioners

Esteemed figure Luis Nicolau Gutiérrez is highlighted by peers for his multidisciplinary expertise spanning M&A deals and financial transactions including bank lending and capital markets instruments. Impressed client sources say: "He is an excellent lawyer and is a real perfectionist," adding: "He truly is a top-notch lawyer. He likes to understand the business rationale behind deals and is a very hands-on partner. He is also very experienced in corporate and financial matters and cross-border deals."

Renowned partner Carlos Obregón Rojo ascends in the rankings this year after receiving strong endorsements from clients. They say: "He is very direct and concise in his advice and puts things into context for the client. He understands what we do and tells us what we can do and what we cannot do without wasting any time." Peers attest to his activity in this sphere, drawing attention to his strong market presence in M&A deals.

Partner Rodrigo Conesa Labastida's practice spans both corporate and real estate mandates. Clients praise his practice, noting: "His capacity for resolving problems, as well as the way in which he fights for his clients, are difficult to find. He adds a lot of value to companies like ours."

Well-known practitioner Thomas Heather offers clients expertise in M&A, garnering additional recognition for his leading position in the debt restructuring area. Peers enthuse that "he is bright, very skilled and a great negotiator," going on to say: "He is recognised as a very creative lawyer."

About the Team (content provided by Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C.)

The firm advises purchasers and sellers (including local and international private equity firms) in mergers and acquisitions involving publicly traded and private companies in Mexico as well as in respect of sales of cash-flow generating assets located in Mexico.

We have structured and implemented transactions of varying degrees of complexity (including public tender offers, corporate reorganizations and combinations and leveraged acquisitions) involving companies engaged in a wide variety of activities (including financial institutions, insurance companies, telecommunication companies and other regulated entities, pharmaceutical companies, consumer product companies, airports, ports and others) as well as different types of assets located throughout Mexico (including hotels, power plants, and other infrastructure assets).

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Baker McKenzie - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Highly regarded international firm boasting a strong offering of relevant expertise for transactions, including M&A and joint ventures. Well placed to provide comprehensive advice on deals through its global network and sizeable specialised teams in such areas as tax, labour, competition law and compliance. Often seen acting for clients on cross-border deals, particularly representing European or North American clients with significant commercial activities in Mexico.

Strengths Clients praise the firm's service, noting: "I think that they are excellent. They have all the expertise that we need and are always eager to assist us. They are highly experienced lawyers and they know our industry very well. It's also good that as they are a full-service firm, they can handle all aspects of a deal."

Work highlights Advised Unilever on the local law aspects of divesting its spreads division. The transaction was worth USD8 billion globally.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head Carlos Valencia receives ample praise from clients, with one source valuing that "he is very responsive and, despite being a senior partner, is still very hands on." Market observers also note that "he is a great M&A lawyer with a lot of experience and a friendly manner." Interviewees also point to his activity in the telecommunications sector.

Gaspar Gutiérrez-Centeno is active in the M&A and real estate practice areas. Clients endorse him for his expertise in this field, whilst peers highlight his many years of experience. He recently advised FedEx on the Mexican law aspects of its global corporate restructuring.

About the Team (content provided by Baker McKenzie)

Our Corporate/M&A department has been recognized by our clients for our extensive focus on their business. 

We support our clients in structuring and executing transactions and corporate matters accurately, designing customized strategies and considering the specific circumstances and expectations in each case. 

We focus our advice on providing our clients the most effective legal resources to evaluate and minimize risks, and to make the transaction management processes more efficient. We work on every stage of the transaction from planning, due diligence, negotiation and implementation to post-deal integration.

Clients see us often as a reliable one stop shop to carry out complex transactions with excellent fluency. Mainly those related to foreign companies doing business in Mexico trying to have the best local knowledge and expertise possible. We enable them to focus on their business goals, taking care of all the legal details of their transactions.


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Gonzalez Calvillo, S.C. - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-known firm with a strong reputation for corporate transactions ascending in the rankings this year. Fields an experienced team specialising in cross-border M&A often sought out by respected international counsel for its expertise in the local law segments of global deals. Active in counselling clients on corporate mandates emanating from the energy sector, as well as acting as legal advisers to private equity funds on investments in a number of industries.

Strengths A client says: "I consider this to be an excellent firm whose lawyers have a great attitude. They respond quickly and comply with the deadlines that you require. They don't miss details but are still quick to respond. You know when you call them that they're going to do a good job."

Work highlights Advised IFM Investors on the Mexican law aspects of its global acquisition of OHL Concesiones for USD1 billion.

Notable practitioners

Partner Jorge Cervantes Trejo is held in high regard by interviewees, with one source noting: "He is a very impressive lawyer who truly understands the key issues involved in a deal and works through them very well." He is also a well-known player in the projects and real estate practice areas. His recent work highlights include advising Macquarie Capital on its acquisition of Norte III from affiliates of Abengoa.

José Ignacio Rivero Andere receives endorsements from sources. Clients note that "he is highly proficient" in transactional mandates, while peers say: "He is a very good lawyer with very strong legal reasoning; you can negotiate with him as he is pro-deal." He is experienced in a number of practice areas including M&A and banking and finance.

About the Team (content provided by Gonzalez Calvillo, S.C.)

The firm is recognized as one of the leading law firms in Mexico in corporate law and M&A, by rendering comprehensive and sophisticated legal services to a wide range of clients from regulated to non-regulated sectors and industries. We have extensive experience providing legal and business advice and counseling to multinational and Mexican companies in all kinds of domestic and cross-border transactions.

We participate in all types and sizes of transactions involving corporate matters, M&A and private equity, including sales or acquisitions of equity interests, minority stakes and assets, financed purchases, capitalizations, corporate restructurings, spin-offs, split-offs, buyouts, privatizations, corporate restructurings, cross-border financing, divestitures, public tender offers for acquisitions, planning and implementation of partnerships, joint ventures strategic alliances, negotiated acquisitions. Our experience also includes privatizations of public entities, international public bids and working with entities of the Mexican government in strategic projects. 

Our services encompass all legal aspects of corporate nature, particularly the negotiation and execution of agreements and contracts, such as shareholder or partners’ agreements, purchase and sale agreements, merger agreements and contracts covering consortiums, joint ventures and other partnership arrangements, as well as venture capital and private equity investments.

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Hogan Lovells - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Prestigious international firm with a strong presence in the Mexican M&A market representing both buyers and sellers. Frequently seen acting as counsel to clients from a range of jurisdictions including Europe and North America, as well as companies from the domestic market. Team's main sectors of focus include insurance, automobiles and energy. Additionally recognised for its competition law expertise, with further specialised departments in tax, labour and sector-specific regulatory matters.

Strengths A client highlights that "they are very diligent, hands-on and show a lot of knowledge of different areas of law," going on to add: "When you work with them, you feel that they are part of your team rather than just a service provider."

Work highlights Represented Sealed Air Corporation, alongside its Mexican subsidiary, in the sale of Diversey Care to Bain Capital. The local component of the deal was worth USD39.2 million.

Notable practitioners

Juan Francisco Torres Landa is the managing partner of the Mexico City office and heads the firm's M&A practice, also providing advice on compliance and real estate issues. He recently assisted Jaguar Land Rover with its acquisition of GDV Imports and GDV Servicios for USD10 million.

Transactional lawyer Federico De Noriega maintains a varied practice including matters from the M&A, capital markets and banking and finance disciplines. Clients praise his work in the M&A space, noting: "He is a very good lawyer who has great knowledge and empathises with the client. He is also efficient and responds quickly."

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Santamarina y Steta SC - Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Long-standing corporate practice group offering a full-service approach to transactional mandates, rendering specialised M&A advice benefitting from the firm's additional expertise in the tax, labour and competition law practice areas. Boasts an enviable roster of both domestic and foreign clients from several sectors including construction, energy and consumer goods.

Strengths A client enthuses: "They are very professional, the documents that they provide at the due diligence stage are highly detailed and everything they deliver is done to a high professional standard."

Work highlights Advised Kimberly-Clark de México on its USD55 million merger with Almacenaje, Distribución y Transportes.

Notable practitioners

Well-regarded partner Alberto Saavedra is held in high esteem by peers, who say: "He is extremely bright, especially when negotiating," and go on to note that "whenever I've worked with him, he has always been available and has always answered legal queries well." His practice spans M&A, capital markets and banking and finance mandates. His recent activity in this space includes acting as counsel to Kimberly-Clark on its USD55 million merger with Almacenaje, Distribución y Transportes.

Experienced legal adviser Jorge Barrero is held in high esteem by peers, who describe him as "a very solid lawyer." Sources go on to note his visibility among high-profile clients, also noting: "He is a very seasoned lawyer with a lot of experience in the M&A field." He heads the firm's Monterrey office and recently led the team advising Lonza Group on the local law aspects of its global acquisition of Capsugel.

Clients appreciate "well-known and respected" practitioner Jorge León-Orantes for his track record in transactional mandates. They say: "He is a highly experienced lawyer with great commercial insight and openness to discuss issues from various points of view." He is active in M&A deals across several sectors, offering particular expertise in telecommunications. He recently advised Aerotech Peissenberg on a joint venture agreement with Grupo Punto Alto.

Well-known partner Juan Carlos Machorro Guerrero is active across M&A, banking and finance, as well as aviation, projects and energy matters. He garners endorsements from peers, who attest to his presence in M&A deals. His recent activity includes advising Verdad Exploration Mexico on establishing a local entity in order to enter into contracts with the National Hydrocarbons Commission.

"Excellent" up-and-coming individual Carlos Argüelles González "is very responsive and professional," according to clients. His recent work includes acting as part of the team assisting Grupo Industrial Saltillo with its acquisition of Infun for EUR300 million.

About the Team (content provided by Santamarina y Steta SC)

Prominent within the firm’s corporate practice is the complex area of mergers and acquisitions. Whether representing the prospective buyer, a merging company, or the target company in an acquisition, our lawyers will protect the client’s interest during any asset or stock sale transfer, public offer, or hostile takeover.

Our M&A lawyers provide each client with an overall analysis, suggest structures and strategies and carry out due diligence examinations of the target company. Our services are tailored to the type of transaction and the applicable industry, assessing associated risks and contingency factors. In doing so, we coordinate internally among specialists within the firm throughout our different offices —including the  antitrust, tax, environmental, labour, and intellectual property practice areas—and our litigation teams, so that we may handle any issues that arise during the course of negotiations or the implementation of the transaction.

We also participate in drafting, reviewing and negotiating transactional documents. We advise on the strategy to follow regarding governmental permits and clearances, including pre-merger notices to the Competition Commission, and follow-up with government agencies on applications for authorizations, opinions, or criteria, as each transaction may require.



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Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Solid firm in the M&A practice area assisting with a significant amount of inbound investment mandates, principally through the establishment of Mexican operations for foreign companies. Clients hail from a range of sectors, including consumer goods, automobiles and food and beverages. Strong involvement in representing European and US clients in acquisitions, as well as heavy hitters from the local market. Additional strength in several areas of law including competition, tax and disputes.

Strengths Clients appreciate that "despite being a large firm, they still treat you as though it were a boutique as the partners really get involved and are always available, which allows you to build closer relationships with them. The service provided by the partners and the associates is really good as they all follow up on matters."

Work highlights Advised Gualapack Group on its joint venture agreement with a Mexican company involved in packing and manufacturing solutions.

Notable practitioners

M&A specialist Luis Burgueño receives endorsements from clients, who note: "He has superb experience in M&A and can cover all aspects including the legal and economic analysis of transactions." Another source enthuses that "the advantages of working with him are that he knows my company and has a lot of experience."

Partner Fernando Carreño combines his corporate practice with a strong presence in the competition law field. He garners praise from sources, with one peer highlighting his practical approach to matters.

Up-and-coming partner Pablo Saez Williams attracts praise from peers, who state: "He has good people skills and is well organised." He offers 13 years of experience and his practice spans both corporate and real estate mandates.

About the Team (content provided by Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC)

The Firm has a team of attorneys with in-depth knowledge and expertise in handling mergers and acquisitions, both private and public. This highly qualified department provides a full range of services to clients desiring to merge with or to acquire other companies in Mexico or abroad. The Firm regularly represents and advises local and global firms in their most important and strategic M&A transactions, including the largest, most complex and strategically transcendental transactions ever carried out in Mexico. Our team represents and advises both purchasers and sellers of almost any type of domestic or international company, often in cross-border transactions. In this respect, we provide counsel on mergers, share and asset based acquisitions, leveraged acquisitions and buy-outs, restructuring transactions, joint ventures, private equity, and spin-offs, to name just a few, of all scales and levels of complexity.

Our Firm also has a significant litigation and ADR practice, and has advised and represented clients who have needed to resort to litigation or arbitration in order to defend their rights in disputes arising from M&A transactions and joint-ventures. We are one of a handful of Mexican firms whose corporate and litigation and dispute resolution practices are equally recognized and have thorough experience. Thus, we are uniquely positioned to provide real-life experience advice aimed at identifying and minimizing risks since the inception of the deals we participate in.




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White & Case SC - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 2

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Renowned name in the M&A arena with international presence and a strong Mexico-based team. Boasts experience in representing both public bodies and entities from the private sector in transactions. Highly sought after by financial institutions seeking to divest assets, and recognised for being significant players in the aviation and energy sectors. Serves a roster of clients encompassing notable local and international clients.

Strengths Clients report: "What we value the most is the speed at which White & Case operates and the personalised service that we constantly receive from them."

Work highlights Advised the Servicio de Administración y Enajenación de Bienes on the sale of nine sugar mills for a total of USD3.5 billion.

Notable practitioners

Partner Vicente Corta is a respected figure in this field, advising on high-value M&A deals. Clients enthuse that "he provides a lot of high-level input into the advice that we receive. He is up to date with developments in Mexico and is a solid strategic adviser." He recently represented Finca International in the divestment of its Mexican assets. He maintains a notable presence in the banking and finance, capital markets and debt restructuring practice areas.

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Basham, Ringe y Correa S.C. - Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Established player in the Mexican market handling a notable amount of corporate transactions including M&A, joint ventures and the restructuring of business operations. Often retained by clients from the US and Canada, including investment funds, to advise on transactional mandates. Provides a full-service approach with specialised departments in tax, labour and competition law, as well as sector-focused practitioners.

Strengths Clients say: "What we like about them is that they are problem-solvers. Their legal analysis is good and their willingness to adapt to our needs is excellent."

Work highlights Advised WestRock MWV on selling an equity interest in the company to Silgan Holdings. The deal was worth approximately USD30 million.

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Peers commend Daniel Del Río for his reputation in the M&A arena, saying that "he is a good lawyer and highly professional." Clients say that "he really gets involved in matters and is a driving force at the firm." He continues to win instructions from clients on M&A transactions, recently acting as counsel to WestRock on selling a portion of its capital stock to Silgan Holdings for approximately USD30 million.

Juan José López de Silanes Molina draws praise from clients, who say: "He is excellent for M&A transactions and really gets results." He recently advised PVH on its merger with Grupo Axo and offers further expertise in establishing local operations in Mexico, corporate restructurings and corporate governance issues.

Partner Juan Carlos Serra Campillo is involved in a range of M&A transactions, principally those emanating from the energy and mining sectors. He remains active on a range of relevant mandates, assisting some of the firm's leading clients.

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General Overview

Corporate/M&A

Basham, Ringe y Correa Corporate/M&A services provides for a wide variety of alternatives which strive to maximize the efficiency of its clients needs due to the support of other key areas such as Tax, Labour, Intellectual Property, Regulatory and Litigation.

Therefore, by virtue of being a full service firm, we are the only firm in Mexico to provide full advice in due diligence reviews.

We tend to propose practical, innovative and creative alternatives to our clients.

Basham is a full-service law firm with the ability to work as a boutique firm because of our high level of expertise in each practice area and because of our strong presence with clients in the manufacturing and services sectors.

We have three strategic offices in Mexico’s main cities and a well-built network of lawyers throughout Mexico who are experts in the following: cross-border M&A, joint ventures, restructuring & reorganizations, LBO´s buyouts, buybacks & equity transactions, auctions, spin-off´s & divestitures, buy side and sell side representation, tender offers & exchange offers.

The firm’s lawyers actively participate in cross-border transactions, which have promoted the exchange of information and experience. This in turn improves the firm’s growing capacity to serve its clients by constantly adjusting to the dynamics of the global business environment.

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Bufete Robles Miaja, S.C. - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-known transactional boutique with a strong reputation for representing notable clients in corporate transactions. Remains active in M&A deals, as well as joint ventures. Particularly well regarded for its activity in the telecommunications sphere, with additional expertise in advising clients from the financial services industry.

Strengths Peers praise the firm's lawyers for their knowledge and experience in this field.

Notable practitioners

Esteemed practitioner Rafael Robles Miaja is highlighted by clients as "a highly capable lawyer," with peers adding that "he is one of the top lawyers in this field." Market commentators point to his presence and expertise in an array of transactional mandates, including both M&A and finance deals. Clients also appreciate that "when negotiating, he defends his position ardently."

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Jones Day - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Reputable firm with a global footprint and significant presence in Mexico. Corporate team handles a range of M&A transactions arising from sectors including healthcare, energy and private equity. Fields a solid bench of experienced lawyers with expertise in cross-border deals. Offers a multidisciplinary service with specialists in a range of areas including capital markets, competition law and tax.

Strengths A client notes: "This is a great firm with experienced lawyers and specialists in a lot of areas of law. The client service is consistently strong."

Work highlights Assisted Cardinal Health with the Mexican law aspects of its global acquisition of several business units from Medtronic. The deal was worth USD6.1 billion globally.

Notable practitioners

"Highly skilled" partner Antonio Franck attracts praise from peers, who note that "he is really good in negotiations, reliable and experienced as well," with clients also praising his track record in this field. Franck remains a respected figure in the banking and finance practice area, frequently acting as counsel to notable clients from the telecommunications space.

Well-known partner Javier Martínez del Campo is singled out by clients for praise. They state: "He is very responsive and really tries to help you understand the business issues that you're working through. He is very experienced and knows the law very well." Peers add that "whenever you work with him, you know it is going to be a good transaction."

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Kuri Breña, Sánchez Ugarte y Aznar, S.C. - Corporate/M&A Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Respected domestic firm representing clients in such transactions as mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. Advises notable names from the private equity, energy and real estate sectors. Serves a roster of local and international clients, providing additional expertise in banking and finance and capital markets issues.

Strengths Clients highlight that "the strength of the corporate department is that the lawyers provide really practical advice which is easy to understand."

Work highlights Advised Levine Leichtman Capital Partners on its acquisition of Capsa Healthcare.

Notable practitioners

Partner Daniel Kuri Breña is involved in the corporate, banking and finance and capital markets arenas. He is hailed by peers as "a highly prestigious lawyer." Peers highlight his level of activity in this sphere and also make reference to his solid reputation for transactional work, particularly in negotiations.

Clients are full of praise for partner Luis Octavio Núñez Orellana, as one source states: "I really trust his advice because it's concise, clear and accurate. He does everything to a very high standard and is very thorough." Another enthuses that "he is a lawyer that immediately seeks to make himself part of your company to find the best solution for you." He is also a recognised figure in the real estate area.

Partner Guillermo Garay is described by clients as "very quick, highly practical and someone that always keeps himself up to date." His recent work includes corporate restructurings and representing sellers in M&A deals. He is also recognised in the real estate and banking and finance areas.

Partner Jesús Sánchez Ugarte is recognised for his focus on the M&A ambit. He is also skilled in advising clients on the legal issues affecting inbound investments in Mexico. Clients state that they are "very satisfied" with the quality of his legal advice.

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We are experts in the operations of Mexican companies, as well as in advising multinational companies doing business in Mexico, either directly or through Mexican subsidiaries or affiliates.

Our corporate practice includes all kinds of legal matters related to the activities of Mexican companies, such as: their organization, the decision-making process, corporate management and governance, mergers, acquisitions, divestments, dissolutions, purchase and sale of assets; corporate finance, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital investments and corporate reorganizations.

We also interpret and apply the current regulations for industrial sectors such as high technology, telecommunications, auto parts and pharmaceutical, among others.

Our team of lawyers has broad experience in the acquisition and sale of every kind of Mexican companies sectors and the implementation of shareholder control transfer and asset sales mechanisms. We have acted as advisors for investment funds, selling shareholders, purchasing shareholders and the target companies themselves.

We structure, implement and close company mergers, stock acquisitions and the purchase and sale of ongoing business concerns. 

We have been actively involved in the privatization processes of some of Mexico’s leading industrial and financial companies.

As a part of our mergers and acquisitions practice, we prepare concentration filings before the Federal Competition Commission and obtain other regulatory approvals.

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Sánchez DeVanny Eseverri, S.C. - Corporate/M&A Department

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第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Active firm with strong coverage of the Mexican market and a dedicated corporate team. Oriented towards the representation of foreign companies with significant business activities in Mexico, advising on general corporate work and transactions including high-stakes M&A, restructuring business operations and joint venture agreements. Also acts as counsel to private equity funds on acquiring and disposing of companies.

Strengths Clients enthuse: "We are really satisfied with the service provided; the lawyers respond promptly and are strong negotiators."

Work highlights Represented Gas Natural Ganamex in the renegotiation of a joint venture agreement.

Notable practitioners

"Excellent" lawyer Ernesto Silvas Medina is active on the firm's most relevant mandates in this field. He is frequently retained by clients from abroad, particularly from the US and Asia, to advise on complex corporate deals. Clients note his specialisation in M&A.

Francisco Andrés Gámez Garza is often instructed by local and foreign clients to advise on the acquisition and divestment of companies in Mexico. Interviewees enthuse that "he is a good lawyer who responds quickly and has solid legal knowledge."

Peers attest to Monterrey-based partner Gerardo Prado Hernández's activity in the M&A space, noting his additional tax expertise. He routinely advises clients based abroad on establishing operations in Mexico, as well as the subsequent day-to-day corporate issues affecting such activities.

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This practice provides comprehensive advice on mergers, acquisitions, investment and divestment transactions, corporate and group restructurings, liquidations, sale and purchase of entities and assets, spin-offs, due diligence and regulatory compliance reviews (including for the sale of companies), privatizations and joint ventures, and any form of establishment of business in Mexico. As part of this advice we support our clients in the design and implementation of optimal structures; preparation of necessary documentation, whether contractual, corporate, or administrative, for the execution and implementation of agreements and commercial transactions; and preparation and maintenance of corporate records. This practice also advises clients on a broad range of contractual matters in virtually all industry sectors, including supply contracts, distribution, sale and purchase, construction, design, procurement, lease, and services.

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Creel Abogados - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Well-known practice group with solid expertise in handling a range of corporate matters, including M&A and joint ventures. Adept at providing multidisciplinary advice to corporate clients on deals through its experience in handling the transactional as well as the labour, tax and antitrust aspects of matters.

Strengths Market commentators say that "Creel Abogados is a terrific firm," going on to say that "the lawyers are reasonable, proactive and have a good attitude."

Work highlights Advised Cummins on the local law aspects of its joint venture agreement with Eaton, worth USD600 million.

Notable practitioners

Peers state that well-known practitioner Carlos Creel Carrera is a skilled corporate lawyer. His expertise includes M&A deals, corporate restructurings and joint venture transactions.

Partner Gustavo Struck Creel focuses his practice on corporate matters, advising a range of buyers and sellers on M&A deals. He has additional expertise in corporate governance issues.

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Corporate/M&A is one of our structural areas of expertise. Our Corporate/M&A Practice is formed by eight partners highly experienced and with solid transactional knowledge across different sectors and industries -regulated and unregulated-. We represent Mexican and international purchasers and sellers (ranging from closely-held family companies to companies listed in the Mexican Stock Exchange, and from international companies entering for their first time the Mexican market to multinationals with a wide and established presence in our country), as well as their financial advisors, in an ample range of M&A transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions of minority or controlling equity positions, and tangible and intangible assets, negotiated and leveraged acquisitions, private and public bidding processes, corporate restructurings, as well as joint ventures and strategic alliances. Our team includes partners and associates specializing in the Private Equity industry. We represent risk capital and private equity investment funds in a wide array of transactions, including the creation of funds, the structuring of investment and management vehicles, investments and acquisitions of minority and controlling positions, as well as liquidity events. An essential and strategic specialty within our Corporate practice, is our strong Corporate Governance expertise with which we provide advice to private and listed companies and boards of directors.

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Cuesta, Llaca y Esquivel - Corporate/M&A Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Sought-after practice acting for a range of international clients, particularly those from Germany, offering knowledge of corporate mandates such as M&A transactions, joint ventures and establishment of Mexican operations. Boasts additional expertise in corporate restructurings.

Strengths Clients state: "For us, what is really important is the personalised service that the firm provides as we always have access to the partners. Another important strength that the firm has is the ability to draft contracts in foreign languages simultaneously, explaining the implications of their proposals and the corresponding legal concepts in their own jurisdictions."

Work highlights Advised Motorpress Ibérica on its joint venture agreement with Televisa.

Notable practitioners

Clients appreciate partner Luis Cuesta Salces for "his knowledge of legislation in force in several jurisdictions. He is very experienced in international corporate matters and we really appreciate his involvement and global insight." Sources go on to note: "He knows how to talk to clients in a way that makes legal concepts understandable to them." He is often seen representing European clients in joint venture transactions and advising on investments in Mexico.

Partner Bernardo Llaca Martínez is described by sources as "a highly capable lawyer who makes sensible and realistic legal recommendations." Interviewees go on to enthuse that "he is highly professional in all aspects, as well as reliable and quick." His practice includes advising on corporate restructurings and joint ventures.

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Greenberg Traurig, S.C. - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Recognised name in the Mexican market with US roots known for representing a range of funds, financial institutions and companies from the infrastructure and pharmaceutical sectors. Involved in significant M&A transactions, advising on all aspects of deals including compliance, finance and competition law.

Strengths A client appreciates that "the firm is formed of highly qualified lawyers, which gives clients peace of mind. Another important aspect of the service is that there is always a partner to advise you directly."

Work highlights Advised Jaguar Growth Partners on its investment in Corporación Inmobiliaria Vesta.

Notable practitioners

Clients mention managing partner José Raz Guzmán's experience in significant M&A transactions taking place in the Mexican market, with one source describing him as "a very intelligent lawyer who is really good at reaching the middle ground with the counterpart." Peers concur that he holds a strong reputation in the Mexican M&A field. He benefits from additional expertise in syndicated lending and securities.

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Our M&A team helps clients to structure, negotiate and complete complex international and domestic sale-of-control transactions, strategic business combinations, and complex recapitalization transactions primarily for large and middle cap companies, as well as for unlisted, controlled and privately owned businesses.

We advise public and privately held companies on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, private equity and venture capital investments, underwritten and syndicated offerings, commercial finance and syndicated lending, cross-border transactions, and general corporate matters. Our industry experience includes transactions in a wide range of fields, from the pharmaceutical, medical device and life sciences fields, to representations involving clients in the aviation, banking, energy, health care, manufacturing, retail, technology and telecommunications sectors.

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Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C. - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Solid firm frequently seen representing both families and corporations in such transactions as acquisitions and corporate restructurings. Works with clients from several sectors including real estate, private equity and energy and natural resources. Well placed to advise on tax issues affecting corporate deals.

Strengths Clients praise the firm's work, noting: "They have always provided very results-focused services backed up by logical reasoning. They spend the necessary time on understanding the matter, analysing it and explaining their approach."

Work highlights Represented Grupo Metales Incorporados in the sale of the majority stake in the company to Acon Investments.

Notable practitioners

Partner Miguel Tsuyoshi Ishii Yokoyama enters the rankings this year after receiving ample praise from interviewees. They enthuse: "He is pragmatic and doesn't seek to overcomplicate things, which really helps in transactions."

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Romo Paillés - Corporate/M&A Department

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第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Key corporate firm regularly retained by local and international clients to advise on the acquisition and sale of assets. Provides counsel to a clientele hailing from sectors including real estate, energy and consumer goods. Adept at advising both sizeable corporations and individuals.

Strengths A client states: "What I really value is their responsiveness, knowledge of general corporate matters and the great instinct that the lawyers have about legal issues."

Work highlights Advised Biobest on its acquisition of Distribuciones Imex for USD9.5 million.

Notable practitioners

Partner Rafael Romo is appreciated by clients, who note that "he is very experienced in transactions, easy to get along with and professional." Sources go on to add: "He is a very solid corporate lawyer who has great instincts and is very practical." He remains active in a variety of transactions emanating from the manufacturing, real estate and telecommunications sectors.

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SOLCARGO (Solórzano, Carvajal, González, y Pérez-Correa) - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 4

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Solid practice with expertise in M&A transactions. Represents a clientele comprising both publicly traded and privately owned companies, as well as a range of private equity funds. Additional expertise in several areas affecting M&A deals such as environmental law, real estate and intellectual property.

Strengths Clients appreciate that "they stand out for their ability to involve both the partner and the paralegal whenever the client needs them. They do this very effectively and competently, with a high level of understanding of our industry."

Work highlights Advised Phoenix International Publications on the restructuring of its business operations, merging one of its subsidiaries into its operative subsidiary.

Notable practitioners

Key partner Luis Fernando González Nieves assists the firm's clients from several sectors, particularly private equity. Clients say that "he is the sort of lawyer that everyone wants on their side; he isn't just brilliant from a technical perspective, but has great interpersonal skills and business acumen, all of which make you want to take him to as many meetings and instruct him on as many transactions as you can."

Clients single out up-and-coming partner Fernando Eraña for praise, stating: "He understands the Mexican and international business ecosystem and therefore provides a comprehensive service to clients. He is also very well versed in corporate law."

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Our Corporate/M&A Practice assists our clients in all matters related to corporate governance, contractual matters, and compliance with regulatory obligations. Our services include advisory on foreign investment, the incorporation of Corporate Vehicles and Corporate Secretariat, fulfillment of foreign investment, anti-money laundering obligations, and regulatory compliance before Mexican financial regulators.

We serve a diverse clientele, including national and foreign companies, as well as private and public companies, Fortune 500 companies, investment funds, governmental agencies, multilateral agencies, and non-profit organizations. SOLCARGO is committed to serving its community and participates in several different pro bono projects.

Our team is a pioneer and has developed leading expertise in the Venture Capital and Private Equity sector in Mexico, being very active within academia and the industry itself. This gives our team in-depth knowledge of industry trends, and a competitive advantage against other ranked firms who are less familiar with the industry.

The Practice is expanding its expertise to the fintech industry, convinced of its economic potential in the near future; it has now assisted in implementing two crowdfunding platforms (Briq, focused on real estate investing and Lenmi, focused on peer-to-peer lending) and is now working with Innocells, Banco Sabadell’s digital business hub. Many of the transactions in which SOLCARGO has participated involve fintechs.

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Aguilar & Loera S.C. - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 5

第五等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noted firm active in advising clients on establishing operations in the Mexican market, as well as corporate reorganisations, joint ventures and M&A deals. Represents notable names from the steel industry, also assisting clients from the technology and life sciences sectors.

Strengths A client highlights: "They can work across borders and can always count on international partners where they reach beyond their geographical scope. They are highly competent and a great first option for transactional work."

Notable practitioners

Alejandro Loera "is very detail-oriented and is highly knowledgeable of corporate law. He frequently takes a leading role in matters and is very experienced," according to clients. They go on to highlight his analytical capabilities.

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Cuesta Campos y Asociados S.C. - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 5

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Known for its strong geographical coverage of the Mexican market through its offices in Mexico City, Guanajuato and Guadalajara. Advises a range of international clients of US and European origin on their Mexican operations, with notable presence in the automotive and consumer goods sectors.

Strengths Clients praise the team, stating: "They are always very professional and quick, and make us feel that our matters are their priority. They are fully involved, which gives clients peace of mind."

Work highlights Advised Flex on its acquisition of AGM Automotive.

Notable practitioners

Guadalajara-based partner Azucena Marin is lauded by sources as "a highly professional lawyer who really gets involved with client matters." Her practice spans an array of issues including M&A, banking and finance and real estate mandates.

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Cuesta Campos represents more than 250 Mexican subsidiaries of leading multinational companies on their legal needs in Mexico, acting as their Mexican counsel on international business transactions.

The firm has broad experience on mergers and joint ventures in a variety of industries and business sectors, providing creative tailor-made solutions to clients' M&A legal needs.

Due diligence audits comprise the review and analysis of, among others, corporate matters, tax, foreign trade, labor, environmental, compliance, antitrust, FCPA, real estate and financial. Cuesta Campos has participated on many large and complex M&A transactions, including private and public investments, joint ventures, as well as ongoing businesses, private acquisitions or sales of Mexican subsidiaries, and has designed efficient corporate and tax structures used as corporate vehicles. Foreign clients applaud the team’s ability to introduce them to the Mexican market, and guiding them through the alternatives to do business in Mexico with a soft-landing approach.

The corporate team has incorporated experienced lawyers with LLM studies in leading universities in Mexico and abroad.

Cuesta Campos has developed a unique expertise in M&A transactions with a strong focus on anticorruption and compliance matters. The firm has strong antitrust expertise in the review of filings for authorities’ approval.

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Haynes and Boone, SC - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 5

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Noted firm of US origin known for its expertise in transactions taking place in the Mexican market. Maintains a roster of significant clients from the energy space, with significant expertise in cross-border transactions and corporate restructurings.

Notable practitioners

Jorge Sánchez is the key client contact.

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Our firm was founded by business lawyers who wanted to help companies succeed and grow. With a keen understanding of an increasingly interconnected global, complex and regulated marketplace, our corporate and M&A lawyers use a practical, skilled approach to deliver solutions tailored to our clients’ needs. Our Haynes and Boone, SC lawyers have helped clients navigate and complete ambitious and challenging projects including numerous M&A transactions throughout Mexico and Latin America.

With experience in large industry sectors, Haynes and Boone’s M&A lawyers anticipate the roadblocks and evaluate the opportunities that clients face on the way to closing a deal. We handle an array of transactions for clients ranging from private equity firms and closely held corporations to large financial institutions and Fortune 500 public companies. Many of our lawyers have worked as in-house counsel or senior government lawyers, giving our team the opportunity to help start companies and raise capital; structure, finance and close deals to buy and sell companies; advise on reporting, disclosure and other compliance requirements; and train executives and directors on corporate governance.

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Eminent Practitioner

Manuel Galicia Romero

Galicia Abogados, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Pre-eminent figure and "well-respected M&A lawyer" Manuel Galicia Romero is praised by market observers, who say that "he is like a condor; he looks over everything and then adopts his position. I have the highest opinion of him," going on to mention that "he is recognised as a leader in the Mexican market." His expertise spans corporate and financial transactions.

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Jean Michel Enríquez Dahlhaus

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients laud leading light Jean Michel Enríquez Dahlhaus as "a razor-sharp, commercially savvy and responsive lawyer who is extremely helpful for transactions," with other client interviewees saying that "he is a top M&A lawyer." He is experienced in handling complex cross-border M&A deals, as well as joint venture transactions. Sources are keen to point out that "he is an extraordinary lawyer with a lot of technical knowledge and strong negotiation skills," summarising his market position as "one of the best M&A lawyers in Mexico."

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Ricardo Maldonado Yáñez

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers describe esteemed practitioner Ricardo Maldonado Yáñez as "tough but fair," going on to note the transactional expertise he offers, particularly in the telecommunications sector. Clients note that "he is very hands-on as a partner; he really focuses on deals and has helped us to close them by designing interesting structures so we really trust his advice." Market commentators say that "he is a very well-respected lawyer in this field," adding: "He is among the lawyers doing the most high-profile work in Mexico."

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Michell Nader Schekaiban

Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Esteemed practitioner Michell Nader Schekaiban earns strong plaudits from sources for his solid track record in this field and his additional expertise in finance. One client notes: "He is a very solid and professional lawyer with a great team to handle transactions," with another adding: "Through seeing him negotiate, you can tell that he is highly respected by other firms." He continues to win instructions on complex corporate and finance transactions, frequently with a cross-border component.

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Luis A Nicolau Gutiérrez

Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Esteemed figure Luis Nicolau Gutiérrez is highlighted by peers for his multidisciplinary expertise spanning M&A deals and financial transactions including bank lending and capital markets instruments. Impressed client sources say: "He is an excellent lawyer and is a real perfectionist," adding: "He truly is a top-notch lawyer. He likes to understand the business rationale behind deals and is a very hands-on partner. He is also very experienced in corporate and financial matters and cross-border deals."

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Band 1

Rafael Robles Miaja

Bufete Robles Miaja, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Esteemed practitioner Rafael Robles Miaja is highlighted by clients as "a highly capable lawyer," with peers adding that "he is one of the top lawyers in this field." Market commentators point to his presence and expertise in an array of transactional mandates, including both M&A and finance deals. Clients also appreciate that "when negotiating, he defends his position ardently."

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Band 2

Iker Arriola Peñalosa

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Recent addition Iker Arriola Peñalosa wins praise from peers and clients, with market commentators highlighting his "great technical abilities and interpersonal skills." Clients are equally positive, enthusing: "He is highly professional and has the added bonus of knowing about competition law issues as well as corporate ones; this makes him a better corporate lawyer." They add: "He provides clear advice from a commercial perspective and is always available for his clients."

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White & Case SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Vicente Corta is a respected figure in this field, advising on high-value M&A deals. Clients enthuse that "he provides a lot of high-level input into the advice that we receive. He is up to date with developments in Mexico and is a solid strategic adviser." He recently represented Finca International in the divestment of its Mexican assets. He maintains a notable presence in the banking and finance, capital markets and debt restructuring practice areas.

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Band 2

Basham, Ringe y Correa S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers commend Daniel Del Río for his reputation in the M&A arena, saying that "he is a good lawyer and highly professional." Clients say that "he really gets involved in matters and is a driving force at the firm." He continues to win instructions from clients on M&A transactions, recently acting as counsel to WestRock on selling a portion of its capital stock to Silgan Holdings for approximately USD30 million.

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Band 2

Hans P Goebel Caviedes

Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Highly regarded practitioner Hans Goebel Caviedes is noted by peers for his M&A expertise. Clients also offer their praise, with one interviewee stating: "I think besides being extremely well versed in the law, he has a lot of interpersonal skills. You can tell that he cares about the success of his clients beyond the purely legal situation being analysed." Sources also point to "his really solid experience in M&A, availability and innovative approach, as well as his flexibility."

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Band 2

Christian Lippert H

Galicia Abogados, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Well-regarded partner Christian Lippert possesses strong capabilities in the M&A and antitrust fields according to peers. They laud him as "a very solid lawyer who is active and has a good reputation in the market," whilst clients offer further praise, stating: "He is an extremely well-versed lawyer in M&A transactions." He recently advised Nexxus Capital on the formation of a joint venture agreement with Fortex Capital to acquire Immunotec.

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Band 2

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Experienced practitioner Pablo Mijares is lauded by clients as "an expert in M&A deals and a great negotiator." Peers concur that he is "a well-known name in M&A" and note his extensive experience in this area. He is often involved in significant transactions with a cross-border component, representing both buyers and sellers. He continues to win mandates from private equity funds to advise on investing in several industries including energy, finance and aviation.

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Band 2

Carlos F Obregón Rojo

Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Renowned partner Carlos Obregón Rojo ascends in the rankings this year after receiving strong endorsements from clients. They say: "He is very direct and concise in his advice and puts things into context for the client. He understands what we do and tells us what we can do and what we cannot do without wasting any time." Peers attest to his activity in this sphere, drawing attention to his strong market presence in M&A deals.

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Band 2

Santamarina y Steta SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Well-regarded partner Alberto Saavedra is held in high esteem by peers, who say: "He is extremely bright, especially when negotiating," and go on to note that "whenever I've worked with him, he has always been available and has always answered legal queries well." His practice spans M&A, capital markets and banking and finance mandates. His recent activity in this space includes acting as counsel to Kimberly-Clark on its USD55 million merger with Almacenaje, Distribución y Transportes.

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Band 2

Juan Francisco Torres Landa

Hogan Lovells

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Francisco Torres Landa is the managing partner of the Mexico City office and heads the firm's M&A practice, also providing advice on compliance and real estate issues. He recently assisted Jaguar Land Rover with its acquisition of GDV Imports and GDV Servicios for USD10 million.

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Band 2

Galicia Abogados, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Admired partner José Visoso earns plaudits from clients, who laud him as "an extraordinary lawyer." Market commentators also enthuse that "he is a very reasonable person to negotiate with and is very pro-deal. He also manages his team very well." They go on to add: "He is very practical and knowledgeable of the business concepts underlying transactions. He therefore understands if an issue can be sacrificed to move the deal forward." His expertise spans M&A, capital markets and real estate mandates.

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Band 3

Santamarina y Steta, SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Experienced legal adviser Jorge Barrero is held in high esteem by peers, who describe him as "a very solid lawyer." Sources go on to note his visibility among high-profile clients, also noting: "He is a very seasoned lawyer with a lot of experience in the M&A field." He heads the firm's Monterrey office and recently led the team advising Lonza Group on the local law aspects of its global acquisition of Capsugel. 

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Band 3

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

M&A specialist Luis Burgueño receives endorsements from clients, who note: "He has superb experience in M&A and can cover all aspects including the legal and economic analysis of transactions." Another source enthuses that "the advantages of working with him are that he knows my company and has a lot of experience."

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Band 3

Jorge Cervantes Trejo

Gonzalez Calvillo, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Jorge Cervantes Trejo is held in high regard by interviewees, with one source noting: "He is a very impressive lawyer who truly understands the key issues involved in a deal and works through them very well." He is also a well-known player in the projects and real estate practice areas. His recent work highlights include advising Macquarie Capital on its acquisition of Norte III from affiliates of Abengoa.

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Band 3

Rodrigo Conesa Labastida

Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Rodrigo Conesa Labastida's practice spans both corporate and real estate mandates. Clients praise his practice, noting: "His capacity for resolving problems, as well as the way in which he fights for his clients, are difficult to find. He adds a lot of value to companies like ours."

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Band 3

Carlos Creel Carrera

Creel Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers state that well-known practitioner Carlos Creel Carrera is a skilled corporate lawyer. His expertise includes M&A deals, corporate restructurings and joint venture transactions.

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Band 3

Luis Cuesta Salces

Cuesta, Llaca y Esquivel

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients appreciate partner Luis Cuesta Salces for "his knowledge of legislation in force in several jurisdictions. He is very experienced in international corporate matters and we really appreciate his involvement and global insight." Sources go on to note: "He knows how to talk to clients in a way that makes legal concepts understandable to them." He is often seen representing European clients in joint venture transactions and advising on investments in Mexico.

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Band 3

Jones Day

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Highly skilled" partner Antonio Franck attracts praise from peers, who note that "he is really good in negotiations, reliable and experienced as well," with clients also praising his track record in this field. Franck remains a respected figure in the banking and finance practice area, frequently acting as counsel to notable clients from the telecommunications space.

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Band 3

Francisco Fuentes Ostos

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Francisco Fuentes Ostos is highlighted by market commentators as "a very talented lawyer." One source continues: "I have worked with him and I think he is an excellent lawyer with a strong client roster; he has participated in many significant deals." Interviewees also point to his multidisciplinary practice, which encompasses activity across the M&A and competition law areas.

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Band 3

Julian Garza Castañeda

Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Julian Garza Castañeda is singled out for praise by clients. They say: "He is an excellent professional with great technical knowledge. He is also very client-focused." He renders advice to notable clients from the TMT sector in relation to corporate and financing transactions including M&A, bank lending and capital markets deals.

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Band 3

Eduardo González

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Eduardo González recently led the team advising Bain Capital on its acquisition of New Diversey from Sealed Air Corporation for approximately USD3.2 billion. Clients enthuse: "He is a highly professional lawyer who analyses legal issues from all relevant perspectives and always provides a swift and clear response. He has a lot of experience in M&A and is an excellent lawyer."

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Band 3

Luis Fernando González Nieves

SOLCARGO (Solórzano, Carvajal, González, y Pérez-Correa)

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Luis Fernando González Nieves assists the firm's clients from several sectors, particularly private equity. Clients say that "he is the sort of lawyer that everyone wants on their side; he isn't just brilliant from a technical perspective, but has great interpersonal skills and business acumen, all of which make you want to take him to as many meetings and instruct him on as many transactions as you can."

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Band 3

Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Well-known practitioner Thomas Heather offers clients expertise in M&A, garnering additional recognition for his leading position in the debt restructuring area. Peers enthuse that "he is bright, very skilled and a great negotiator," going on to say: "He is recognised as a very creative lawyer."

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Band 3

Daniel Kuri Breña

Kuri Breña, Sánchez Ugarte y Aznar, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Daniel Kuri Breña is involved in the corporate, banking and finance and capital markets arenas. He is hailed by peers as "a highly prestigious lawyer." Peers highlight his level of activity in this sphere and also make reference to his solid reputation for transactional work, particularly in negotiations.

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Band 3

Jorge León-Orantes

Santamarina y Steta SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients appreciate "well-known and respected" practitioner Jorge León-Orantes for his track record in transactional mandates. They say: "He is a highly experienced lawyer with great commercial insight and openness to discuss issues from various points of view." He is active in M&A deals across several sectors, offering particular expertise in telecommunications. He recently advised Aerotech Peissenberg on a joint venture agreement with Grupo Punto Alto.

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Band 3

Javier Martínez del Campo

Jones Day

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Well-known partner Javier Martínez del Campo is singled out by clients for praise. They state: "He is very responsive and really tries to help you understand the business issues that you're working through. He is very experienced and knows the law very well." Peers add that "whenever you work with him, you know it is going to be a good transaction."

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Band 3

Luis Octavio Núñez Orellana

Kuri Breña, Sánchez Ugarte y Aznar, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients are full of praise for partner Luis Octavio Núñez Orellana, as one source states: "I really trust his advice because it's concise, clear and accurate. He does everything to a very high standard and is very thorough." Another enthuses that "he is a lawyer that immediately seeks to make himself part of your company to find the best solution for you." He is also a recognised figure in the real estate area.

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Band 3

Ignacio Pesqueira T

Galicia Abogados, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Ignacio Pesqueira is praised by sources, who say: "I would highlight his pragmatic approach. He understands the details of a deal very well and can quickly identify which of them need to be taken care of urgently depending on the industry." Peers add: "He strikes me as a great lawyer who is very involved in corporate matters."

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Band 3

Romo Paillés

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Rafael Romo is appreciated by clients, who note that "he is very experienced in transactions, easy to get along with and professional." Sources go on to add: "He is a very solid corporate lawyer who has great instincts and is very practical." He remains active in a variety of transactions emanating from the manufacturing, real estate and telecommunications sectors.

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Band 3

Luis Rubio Barnetche

Holland & Knight

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Managing partner Luis Rubio Barnetche of Holland & Knight LLP joined the firm in January 2018. His areas of expertise include corporate transactions and specific regulatory issues in the telecommunications sector. He commands a strong reputation among peers for his experience.

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Band 3

Ernesto Silvas Medina

Sánchez DeVanny Eseverri, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Excellent" lawyer Ernesto Silvas Medina is active on the firm's most relevant mandates in this field. He is frequently retained by clients from abroad, particularly from the US and Asia, to advise on complex corporate deals. Clients note his specialisation in M&A.

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Band 3

Patricio Trad Cepeda

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Patricio Trad Cepeda garners praise from peers, who say: "He is a really good lawyer who understands all of the issues involved in transactions; he is highly capable." Clients also value his advice, reporting that "we like having him on deals as he focuses on the fundamental issues." He is consulted by clients for a range of transactional matters, offering expertise in banking and finance, M&A and capital markets deals.

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Band 3

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head Carlos Valencia receives ample praise from clients, with one source valuing that "he is very responsive and, despite being a senior partner, is still very hands on." Market observers also note that "he is a great M&A lawyer with a lot of experience and a friendly manner." Interviewees also point to his activity in the telecommunications sector.

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Band 3

José Zozayacorrea

EY Mexico

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner José Zozayacorrea of EY Mexico is valued by clients for being "really responsive; he pushes everyone to make sure that we get a response." He is involved in a range of corporate work including transactions and day-to-day matters.

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Band 4

Acedo Santamarina, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

The "excellent" Andrés Acedo of Acedo Santamarina, S.C. is highlighted by peers for his profound knowledge of regulatory matters affecting the telecommunications sector. Sources go on to praise his M&A expertise.

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Band 4

Javier Cortina Kalb

A&H Haiat y Amezcua, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Javier Cortina Kalb of A&H Haiat y Amezcua, S.C. offers expertise in the M&A sphere and is also a recognised practitioner in the real estate sector. Peers attest to his visibility in the market and his professionalism, with one source noting: "I was impressed with the manner in which he conducted himself."

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Band 4

Federico De Noriega

Hogan Lovells

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Transactional lawyer Federico De Noriega maintains a varied practice including matters from the M&A, capital markets and banking and finance disciplines. Clients praise his work in the M&A space, noting: "He is a very good lawyer who has great knowledge and empathises with the client. He is also efficient and responds quickly."

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Band 4

Santiago Ferrer Pérez

Cuatrecasas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Santiago Ferrer Pérez of Cuatrecasas is singled out for praise by clients. They say: "He is brilliant. He provides sound, reliable and timely advice and really knows our business." They go on to mention his experience in corporate matters, whilst peers say that they appreciate working with him as "he understands the issues involved in deals."

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Band 4

Francisco Forastieri

EY Mexico

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Well-known name Francisco Forastieri of EY Mexico "has been around for a long time and his name often comes up during deals," according to one peer. Sources make reference to his strong reputation in transactional work.

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Band 4

Francisco Andrés Gámez Garza

Sánchez DeVanny Eseverri, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Francisco Andrés Gámez Garza is often instructed by local and foreign clients to advise on the acquisition and divestment of companies in Mexico. Interviewees enthuse that "he is a good lawyer who responds quickly and has solid legal knowledge."

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Band 4

Kuri Breña, Sánchez Ugarte y Aznar, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Guillermo Garay is described by clients as "very quick, highly practical and someone that always keeps himself up to date." His recent work includes corporate restructurings and representing sellers in M&A deals. He is also recognised in the real estate and banking and finance areas.

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Band 4

Gaspar Gutiérrez-Centeno

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Gaspar Gutiérrez-Centeno is active in the M&A and real estate practice areas. Clients endorse him for his expertise in this field, whilst peers highlight his many years of experience. He recently advised FedEx on the Mexican law aspects of its global corporate restructuring.

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Band 4

Yves Hayaux-du-Tilly Laborde

Nader, Hayaux & Goebel

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Yves Hayaux-du-Tilly Laborde is renowned for handling corporate matters such as acquisitions and corporate governance for a range of clients, particularly those operating in the insurance industry. Clients point to his leadership of the firm's London office as an advantage, noting: "It allows him to bring the global mindset to deals, as well as interdisciplinary expertise."

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Band 4

Gerardo Lemus Burguete

Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Gerardo Lemus Burguete of Garrigues receives praise from clients, who state: "He is professional, has profound knowledge of business and local legislation, and is an excellent negotiator. He has great commercial acumen, which makes him a really good M&A lawyer."

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Band 4

Bernardo Llaca Martínez

Cuesta, Llaca y Esquivel

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Bernardo Llaca Martínez is described by sources as "a highly capable lawyer who makes sensible and realistic legal recommendations." Interviewees go on to enthuse that "he is highly professional in all aspects, as well as reliable and quick." His practice includes advising on corporate restructurings and joint ventures.

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Band 4

Juan José López de Silanes Molina

Basham, Ringe y Correa S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan José López de Silanes Molina draws praise from clients, who say: "He is excellent for M&A transactions and really gets results." He recently advised PVH on its merger with Grupo Axo and offers further expertise in establishing local operations in Mexico, corporate restructurings and corporate governance issues.

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Band 4

Juan Carlos Machorro Guerrero

Santamarina y Steta SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Well-known partner Juan Carlos Machorro Guerrero is active across M&A, banking and finance, as well as aviation, projects and energy matters. He garners endorsements from peers, who attest to his presence in M&A deals. His recent activity includes advising Verdad Exploration Mexico on establishing a local entity in order to enter into contracts with the National Hydrocarbons Commission.

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Band 4

Jorge Montaño Valdés

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Diligent" partner Jorge Montaño Valdés is active in the M&A field. A client praises his work, noting: "He is my go-to lawyer for M&A deals as he is highly professional and pays great attention to detail." Peers are impressed with his approach, stating: "He is a pragmatist but is also very knowledgeable." 

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Band 4

José Raz Guzmán

Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients mention managing partner José Raz Guzmán's experience in significant M&A transactions taking place in the Mexican market, with one source describing him as "a very intelligent lawyer who is really good at reaching the middle ground with the counterpart." Peers concur that he holds a strong reputation in the Mexican M&A field. He benefits from additional expertise in syndicated lending and securities.

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Band 4

José Ignacio Rivero Andere

Gonzalez Calvillo, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

José Ignacio Rivero Andere receives endorsements from sources. Clients note that "he is highly proficient" in transactional mandates, while peers say: "He is a very good lawyer with very strong legal reasoning; you can negotiate with him as he is pro-deal." He is experienced in a number of practice areas including M&A and banking and finance.

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Band 4

Martin Sánchez Bretón

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Martin Sánchez Bretón earns plaudits from peers for his work in the M&A space, with one source noting: "I have been impressed by his work as he is a very business-oriented lawyer and is very mindful of protecting the interests of his clients, demonstrating great negotiation skills." Clients compound such praise, pointing to "his high level of technical knowledge of corporate matters."

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Band 4

Jesús Sánchez Ugarte

Kuri Breña, Sánchez Ugarte y Aznar, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Jesús Sánchez Ugarte is recognised for his focus on the M&A ambit. He is also skilled in advising clients on the legal issues affecting inbound investments in Mexico. Clients state that they are "very satisfied" with the quality of his legal advice.

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Band 5

Fernando Carreño

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Fernando Carreño combines his corporate practice with a strong presence in the competition law field. He garners praise from sources, with one peer highlighting his practical approach to matters.

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Band 5

Emilio Carrillo Peñafiel

Bufete Carrillo Gamboa

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Emilio Carrillo Peñafiel of Bufete Carrillo Gamboa is recognised by peers for his legal and entrepreneurial pursuits. He remains active in transactional mandates.

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Band 5

Miguel Tsuyoshi Ishii Yokoyama

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Miguel Tsuyoshi Ishii Yokoyama enters the rankings this year after receiving ample praise from interviewees. They enthuse: "He is pragmatic and doesn't seek to overcomplicate things, which really helps in transactions."

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Band 5

Aguilar & Loera S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Alejandro Loera"is very detail-oriented and is highly knowledgeable of corporate law. He frequently takes a leading role in matters and is very experienced," according to clients. They go on to highlight his analytical capabilities.

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Band 5

Cuesta Campos y Asociados S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Guadalajara-based partner Azucena Marin is lauded by sources as "a highly professional lawyer who really gets involved with client matters." Her practice spans an array of issues including M&A, banking and finance and real estate mandates.

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Band 5

Noriega y Escobedo, AC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Sergio Olivar of Noriega y Escobedo, AC remains active in the M&A space. He offers expertise in transactional work and has worked in both the private and public sectors.

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Band 5

Gerardo Prado Hernández

Sánchez DeVanny Eseverri, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Peers attest to Monterrey-based partner Gerardo Prado Hernández's activity in the M&A space, noting his additional tax expertise. He routinely advises clients based abroad on establishing operations in Mexico, as well as the subsequent day-to-day corporate issues affecting such activities.

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Band 5

Juan Carlos Serra Campillo

Basham, Ringe y Correa S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Juan Carlos Serra Campillo is involved in a range of M&A transactions, principally those emanating from the energy and mining sectors. He remains active on a range of relevant mandates, assisting some of the firm's leading clients.

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Band 5

Gustavo Struck Creel

Creel Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Gustavo Struck Creel focuses his practice on corporate matters, advising a range of buyers and sellers on M&A deals. He has additional expertise in corporate governance issues.

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Up and Coming

Carlos Argüelles González

Santamarina y Steta, SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Excellent" up-and-coming individual Carlos Argüelles González"is very responsive and professional," according to clients. His recent work includes acting as part of the team assisting Grupo Industrial Saltillo with its acquisition of Infun for EUR300 million.

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Up and Coming

SOLCARGO (Solórzano, Carvajal, González, y Pérez-Correa)

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients single out up-and-coming partner Fernando Eraña for praise, stating: "He understands the Mexican and international business ecosystem and therefore provides a comprehensive service to clients. He is also very well versed in corporate law."

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Up and Coming

Eugenio Macouzet de Leon

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients single out up-and-coming partner Eugenio Macouzet de Leon for praise. They say: "He is highly intelligent, committed and a good negotiator. He is also proactive and provides clear explanations of legal issues." His recent work includes advising Atlético de Madrid on establishing a local presence in Mexico.

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Up and Coming

Pablo Saez Williams

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming partner Pablo Saez Williams attracts praise from peers, who state: "He has good people skills and is well organised." He offers 13 years of experience and his practice spans both corporate and real estate mandates.

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Associates to watch

María de los Ángeles Padilla Zubiría

Galicia Abogados, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Associate-to-watch María de los Ángeles Padilla Zubiría remains active in the M&A arena. She recently assisted the team advising Grupo México on its acquisition of Florida East Coast Holdings for USD2.1 billion.

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