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Corporate/M&A — Mexico


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

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Jean Michel Enríquez Dahlhaus
- 6 partners
- 16 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Transactional front runner consistently singled out for its stellar reputation in the M&A arena. Fields a team of renowned experts in cross-border transactions involving multiple jurisdictions. Remains highly active in representing notable private equity funds and large corporations in purchases and divestitures across several industries, providing comprehensive advice encompassing tax, labour, antitrust and financial expertise.

Strengths One impressed source enthuses: "The firm is extraordinary. The lawyers provide an excellent service and can deal with anything we ask of them. Their response times are very good and the firm is a real institution with an impeccable reputation. I highly recommend them."

Market commentators go on to mention: "The lawyers are really astute and understand what we require. They take a no-nonsense approach and are very commercial."

Work highlights Advised GE Capital on the sale of an entity dedicated to the loan and lease of equipment to Linzor Capital Partners for a sum of USD1.1 billion.

Significant clients Ontex Global, Grupo Axo, Southern Cross Group, Cerberus Capital Management, BlackRock.

Notable practitioners

Esteemed practitioner Jean Michel Enríquez Dahlhaus "is a highly capable lawyer and a very good negotiator, as well as being very loyal to his clients," according to sources. Clients go on to describe him as "a top-notch lawyer who is always around to take my phone call." He is active in advising clients on high-value M&A, SPVs and joint ventures, offering additional capabilities in capital markets transactions. He recently advised Grupo Axo on its joint venture agreement with PVH to distribute leading retail brands in Mexico.

Partner Iker Arriola Peñalosa advises clients on matters pertaining to competition, banking and finance, and corporate law. His recent work includes heading the team participating in the aforementioned work highlight, as well as assisting Panasonic with its reverse merger with Hussmann Holdings' operations in a transaction worth USD1.5 billion.

Key partner Eduardo González represents both buyers and sellers in M&A and spin-offs, offering further expertise in joint ventures. Sources enthuse: "He is particularly good, as he is intelligent and understands what international matters demand. He is also at that great point in his career where he is very experienced but also still personally dedicated to each transaction."

Partner Luis Gerardo García Santos Coy offers expertise in both M&A and antitrust issues, with an emphasis on obtaining clearance for corporate transactions. His recent work highlights include advising on the competition aspects of Grupo Axo's joint venture agreement with PVH.

Jorge Montaño Valdés earns praise from clients, who say: "He is very meticulous, pays a lot of attention to small details, and frequently proposes new solutions." His recent work includes advising BlackRock on its acquisition of a 50% stake in a hospital, in a transaction worth MXN314 million.

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

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: José Visoso and Ignacio Pesqueira
- 9 partners
- 30 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Esteemed transactional heavyweight specialising in high-stakes strategic M&A. Frequently acts as counsel to significant local corporations in high-value deals, working in tandem with the team's leading antitrust, infrastructure, and banking and finance practice groups. Client roster is composed of significant names from the telecommunications and private equity spaces.

Strengths Clients highlight the firm's corporate structure and performance, with one source stating: "The lawyers at Galicia Abogados are highly professional and capable from a technical perspective. They really understand their strengths and are flexible despite being busy. I have always admired their corporate structure; it is rare to find so many lawyers so integrated into a firm."

Sources go on to praise the firm's approach: "The lawyers take the protection of their clients' interests very seriously, though they also understand that it is usually in those clients' interests to complete the transaction; hence their focus is always to not obstruct the deal, but rather to find a way to get it done."

Work highlights Represented El Puerto de Liverpool in its acquisition of Walmart de México y Centroamérica's apparel business for MXN19 billion.

Significant clients AT&T, Nexxus Capital, Northgate Capital, Grupo México, Organización Soriana.

Notable practitioners

Leading figure Manuel Galicia Romero is lauded by clients as "phenomenal; he is brilliant in a way that few lawyers are, such that he has been able to create a firm that is one of the best in Mexico." Sources add: "He has a lot of experience in M&A and is accessible in his approach to dealing with clients. He provides a series of alternatives of differing complexity for your case, which is very useful." He recently assisted Nexxus Capital with its USD136 million investment in Fondo de Transporte México.

Partner Christian Lippert is highlighted by clients for his "knowledge of both antitrust and M&A matters. He knows the best way to reach an agreement and shows good sensitivity when dealing with institutional and non-institutional parties." Sources also report: "He is continually absorbing new expertise about both his legal practice and the industries in which his clients operate."

Practice co-head José Visoso is praised by clients, who highlight: "He has good experience and relationships, which are a plus in negotiations." He recently represented Maxi Prenda in the sale of its pawn shops to First Cash for USD80 million in a cross-border transaction involving Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador.

Ignacio Pesqueira is singled out for praise by market commentators, who comment: "He is someone with a common-sense approach to law. He doesn't impose his own views of how things ought to work on the client; rather, he listens to what they want." He recently advised on the aforementioned work highlight representing El Puerto de Liverpool.

Senior associate María de los Ángeles Padilla Zubiría is highlighted by sources, who state: "She is a great lawyer who is incredibly dedicated to her clients and passionate about her work."

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

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 11 partners
- 17 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Acclaimed corporate practice group with a strong focus on high-profile transactional matters. Enviable experience in representing top-tier clients from regulated industries such as telecommunications and energy in high-value mandates. Also maintains significant participation in the private equity sector, advising funds on strategic acquisitions. Represents a range of reputable local and international clients.

Strengths Clients state: "A significant differentiator for this firm in particular is that you feel the lawyers' support all the time. They provide very specific expertise and there are few firms which are able to provide the legal experience oriented towards local regulation that they can."

Sources add: "The firm's service is of an excellent quality, principally because the legal support that the lawyers provide demonstrates experience and technical expertise, but also because of the personalised service one receives from the partners."

Work highlights Advised Corporación Lindley on the USD800 million sale of its majority equity interest to Arca Continental, and on the acquisition of USD400 million worth of shares in Arca Continential by the Lindley family.

Significant clients Fintech Europe, Suramericana, Grupo Axo, Banamex, IEnova.

Notable practitioners

Clients are full of praise for respected practitioner Ricardo Maldonado Yáñez, stating: "He is a highly professional person who represents and protects the interests of his clients unconditionally. He always adds value to matters by seeking the successful execution of transactions." His recent caseload includes acting as lead partner on the aforementioned high-value transaction on behalf of the Lindley family.

Founding partner Pablo Mijares is highlighted by peers as "an active lawyer who works with you to make a deal move forward." He recently advised Sommerville Investments on the sale of its interest in Integradora de Servicios Petróleos Oro Negro to minority shareholders in the company. He advises purchasers and vendors in cross-border M&A transactions as well as joint venture agreements.

Partner Francisco Fuentes Ostos is recognised as a strong player in the area of corporate law. His recent work highlights include advising IEnova on the USD1.14 billion purchase of Pemex's 50% equity interest in the Gasoductos de Chihuahua joint venture. He also offers expertise in competition matters, such as obtaining antitrust clearance for corporate transactions.

Patricio Trad Cepeda is highlighted by clients, who state: "What we like about him is that he is commercially driven. He is opinionated but balanced, and he is very pragmatic, cherry-picking the issues that are deal-breakers and focusing on them. He is also very responsive." He advises clients from the energy, infrastructure and telecommunications spaces.

Clients say that Javier Cortina Kalb "is excellent on all legal matters relating to business. He is a proactive person who is always thinking of how to do things better and is willing to help us with any potential issues that we may face as an organisation." Peers add: "He is a very solid M&A lawyer; he delivers, and delivers well."

Martin Sánchez Bretón garners praise from sources, who describe him as "a first-rate professional with a lot of experience and dedication." Clients go on to comment: "He is excellent. He has always answered our queries correctly." He advises on M&A, offering additional expertise in capital markets matters.

Up-and-coming individual Eugenio Macouzet de Leon is praised by clients as "well versed in corporate law and highly competent." They add: "He doesn't focus on small clauses, but the transaction as a whole."

Since publication, esteemed senior statesman Juan Mijares Dávalos has retired from this practice.

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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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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Michell Nader Schekaiban
- 7 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly distinguished M&A team working in tandem with its leading practices in banking and finance, capital markets and insurance. Highly active in complex and high-value transactions including cross-border M&A. Continued involvement in private equity deals, with a strong foothold in the representation of Mexican insurance and financial players in corporate matters. Maintains additional prominence in the fields of real estate and project finance.

Strengths Clients are impressed with the firm's performance, reporting: "The lawyers are very practical, and provide multidisciplinary advice that is tailored and adapted to our needs."

Sources add: "We have always received a good level of service from the firm. The lawyers always find a strategy that gives us legal certainty in the short, medium and long term."

Work highlights Advised Axis Asset Management II as asset manager of a CKD on its investment of MXN790 million in Aspen Partners Invesco I.

Significant clients MetLife, Prudential, Telefónica Movistar, GE Real Estate, Nestlé.

Notable practitioners

Practice head Michell Nader Schekaiban receives ample praise from clients, with one source commenting: "I would highlight the solidarity that he shows with his clients' businesses, as well as his professional commitment." Peers add: "He is a first-rate M&A lawyer who handles high-profile matters." Clients also enthuse: "He is a lawyer from whom you learn something every time you work with him. He can also negotiate very well, such that it is difficult to argue with him when he presents his arguments." He advises on complex corporate and financial transactions, frequently involving various jurisdictions.

Partner Yves Hayaux-du-Tilly Laborde is a highly distinguished practitioner in the insurance field, advising prominent sector players on corporate matters such as acquisitions and corporate governance. Clients highlight his ability to advise from both a regulatory and transactional perspective.

Julian Garza Castañeda garners praise from sources, who enthuse: "With him the work has always been very professional and innovative, and his opinions and suggestions have always been very solid." Sources add: "He is disciplined in his work in a way that few lawyers are, as well as being an expert in corporate matters, he always treats you as his priority."

Partner Hans Goebel Caviedes "is very knowledgeable about corporate matters and fulfils all of our needs," according to clients. He advises on a range of matters including corporate and capital markets mandates in the context of complex transactions across an array of relevant sectors.

Up-and-coming individual Luciano Pérez Gómez is lauded as "incredibly knowledgeable and persistent" by clients. He advises a number of insurance companies and other corporations on significant transactions.

Since publication, José Sifuentes has joined Norton Rose Fulbright

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

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Luis Nicolau Gutiérrez, Carlos Obregón Rojo and Rodrigo Conesa
- 7 partners
- 28 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly distinguished corporate powerhouse advising on a range of mandates including high-stakes M&A and joint ventures, drawing on expertise from its leading practices in the capital markets and banking and finance spaces. Represents a range of respected financial institutions, as well as private equity funds and notable corporations. Impressive participation in Mexico's financial and real estate sectors.

Strengths A client enthuses: "I think that this is one of the best firms in Mexico. In my opinion, the most important thing is how responsive its lawyers are; if they are in a meeting they come right back to you afterwards."

Another source remarks: "This is clearly a large corporate firm handling major matters; we think it is extraordinary."

Work highlights Advised Sears Holdings on the sale of its stake in Inmobiliaria SROM and Operadora Sears de México to Inmobiliario Carso and Grupo Sanborns for a total value of approximately USD105 million.

Significant clients Grupo Cementos de Chihuahua, Credit Suisse, Banamex, Linzor Capital Partners, Nexxus Capital.

Notable practitioners

Leading practitioner Luis Nicolau Gutiérrez is lauded by clients for his "vast experience and dedication." His experience includes a range of transactions such as high-value and cross-border M&A, as well as sophisticated financial transactions. Clients say: "He has excellent experience and great attention to detail," adding: "He is one of the most respected lawyers in Mexico." Sources also point to his expertise in capital markets transactions.

Partner Rodrigo Conesa Labastida is highly active in advising clients on both pure M&A and real estate mandates. Clients praise his experience in corporate matters, enthusing: "He has handled a lot of transactions and is therefore able to convey to us the main issues to focus on." He continues to represent financial institutions in investments in Mexico's real estate sector.

Well-known figure Thomas Heather has a wealth of experience in M&A matters. His recent activity in this space includes leading the representation of Sears Holdings in the aforementioned work highlight. He remains a respected practitioner in the debt restructuring practice area.

Partner Carlos Obregón Rojo "has all the experience one needs when carrying out an M&A transaction. He is highly reputed in the M&A world and has a lot of technical knowledge," according to clients. He is particularly active in the private equity sector, advising funds on acquisitions.

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)

Basic facts about the department
Heads of department: José Antonio Ambrosi Herrera, Gaspar Gutiérrez-Centeno and Jorge Ruiz
- 16 partners
- 32 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Reputable global firm with strong coverage of the Mexican market through its five offices nationwide. Focuses on representing multinationals in complex cross-border M&A deals, providing multidisciplinary advice including the corporate, tax, labour and antitrust aspects of transactions. Active across several sectors of the Mexican economy including telecommunications, real estate and pharmaceuticals.

Strengths One client says: "I think the lawyers are really good and provide detailed follow-up. They are highly business-focused and always seek to deliver what we are trying to achieve. Their responses are very timely as well."

Work highlights Represented Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in connection with the disposal of its timeshare agency, Vistana Signature Experiences, which was acquired by Interval Leisure Group (ILG) for a composite sum of USD123 million in capital and USD1 billion in shares in ILG.

Significant clients Unilever, WestRock Company, Hines Investments, ICAP, Sika Corporation.

Notable practitioners

Clients praise partner Carlos Valencia, stating: "He is an expert in industries such as telecoms as well as in corporate law, which really helps us a lot." He predominantly advises on M&A and joint ventures, representing both public and private companies. He has over 35 years of experience and also advises on regulatory telecoms matters.

Partner Gaspar Gutiérrez-Centeno "always responds in a timely and efficient manner," according to clients. Sources go on to report: "He is good at handling strategic matters and is also a good negotiator. You can tell that he is an experienced lawyer," adding: "He is highly intelligent, very knowledgeable about corporate law, and very responsive."

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

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Daniel Del Río
- 7 partners
- 41 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Long-standing M&A player offering advice to a range of notable names across multiple economic sectors such as energy, infrastructure, and food and beverages. Represents corporate clients in acquisitions, joint venture agreements and mergers. Frequently acts as counsel to both domestic and multinational clients in connection with corporate transactions.

Work highlights Advised ExxonMobil on the distribution agreement for its Mexican operations.

Significant clients Niagara Bottling Group, Coastal Marine, First Solar Energía México, NB Products, Huaneng Group.

Notable practitioners

Admired partner Daniel Del Río heads the firm's M&A practice group. He is experienced in representing clients in a range of corporate matters including sophisticated M&A deals, as well as cross-border investments across several sectors of the Mexican economy.

Juan José López de Silanes Molina focuses his practice on M&A, offering additional expertise in corporate restructurings. He recently formed part of the team advising Huaneng Group in relation to a potential equity acquisition in Mexico's electricity sector.

Partner Juan Carlos Serra Campillo combines his corporate practice with energy and mining expertise. He recently advised Arias Resource Capital Fund II and its Mexican subsidiary on a potential purchase of capital stock in a Canadian shareholder of a mining concern in Guerrero.

About the Team (content provided by Basham, Ringe y Correa S.C.)

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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Hogan Lovells - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Juan Francisco Torres Landa
- 7 partners
- 20 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Respected international full-service firm with a solid reputation for advising on mid-market deals in the Mexican M&A space. Active in the private equity arena advising funds, as well as in cross-border M&A deals, providing both buyers and sellers with additional expertise regarding the tax, labour and antitrust implications of transactions. Active across the technology, automotive and real estate industries.

Strengths Interviewees comment: "They are very committed to us as clients and are able to put themselves in our shoes. They understand our values and the way in which we work."

Work highlights Represented Productos Rich in the sale of its subsidiary Valores Alimenticios de México to a group of investors for MXN25 million.

Significant clients PVH, Ford, Bacardi, Hewlett-Packard, Mitsubishi.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Juan Francisco Torres Landa leads the firm's corporate practice. He is highly experienced in M&A, and continues to provide legal assistance in the real estate and compliance practice areas. He gains praise from peers for his reputation in the corporate sphere, in which he has over 30 years of experience.

Partner Federico De Noriega is active in the corporate arena. He recently represented PVH in its joint venture with Grupo Axo for the distribution of retail brands in Mexico. He provides additional expertise in data privacy and technology issues.

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Santamarina y Steta SC - Corporate/M&A Department

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Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Jorge León-Orantes
- 10 partners
- 34 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established player in the Mexican M&A market assisting a range of clients with complex mandates. Represents notable local and international corporations in cross-border deals across several sectors including automotive, retail and technology. Areas of expertise also include spin-offs and joint venture agreements.

Strengths A sources says of the lawyers: "I would certainly highlight their thoroughness and their industry-specific knowledge which sets them apart."

Work highlights Assisted Wirecard with the acquisition of Citi's Mexican prepaid card business.

Significant clients Euroclear, Kimberly-Clark, PPG Industries, GM, Grupo Industrial Saltillo.

Notable practitioners

Partner Alberto Saavedra frequently acts as counsel to corporate clients on M&A. His practice encompasses banking, finance and capital markets transactions. He recently represented Kimberly-Clark de México in its acquisition of Procter & Gamble's Escudo soap business for USD50 million.

Jorge Barrero is the managing partner of the firm's Monterrey office. Clients offer their praise, stating: "He is a great adviser, who shows a lot of willingness to help us and really focuses on providing simple, executable decisions." His recent work includes advising Grupo Industrial Saltillo on its acquisition of Automotive Components Europe for approximately USD80 million.

Key partner Jorge León-Orantes advises on a range of mandates, handling the firm's corporate transactions in the telecommunications and technology sectors in particular. He recently advised Online Career Center México on its acquisition of Empleolisto.com to assist the client with its consolidation in the online recruitment space.

Juan Carlos Machorro Guerrero represents clients in M&A. He recently led the team advising Iron Mountain on its takeover of the Mexican subsidiaries of Recall Holdings as part of a global transaction worth USD2 billion. He remains a renowned figure in Mexico's aviation sector.

Up-and-coming individual Carlos Argüelles González receives praise from clients, who state: "My impression is that he is a great lawyer who is always available when we need him." He frequently works with key clients within the automotive industry.

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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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Luis Burgueño
- 6 partners
- 28 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded player in the field of M&A, with an experienced team in multi-jurisdictional transactions. Recognised expertise in advising foreign and domestic clients on local transactions and inbound investments across the automotive, retail, and food and beverages spaces.

Strengths Clients comment: "Something that is really important to us is the knowledge they have of our company. They also know the counterparty well in a negotiation, which allows them to protect our interests."

Work highlights Assisted Valeo with the Mexican legal implications of its acquisition of German clutch producer FTE Automotive from Bain Capital Private Equity for EUR819.3 million.

Significant clients BMW, Mars, Diageo, JCDecaux, Revlon.

Notable practitioners

"Proactive and effective" partner Luis Burgueño receives ample praise from clients, who say: "His attention to detail and understanding of business matters have helped to create an incredible relationship with the firm," adding: "He is practical, straightforward, and provides in-depth advice." He acts as counsel to international clients on high-value corporate transactions.

Partner Fernando Carreño provides advice to clients on M&A and competition mandates. Clients say: "He is a great lawyer; he offers very good technical knowledge, but he also has great skills in both negotiation and people management."

Clients endorse up-and-coming partner Pablo Saez Williams, saying: "He is very good from my point of view - he manages himself well with clients, and deals well with any opposition to his ideas. He also has very solid knowledge of M&A."

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)

Basic facts about the department
- 5 partners
- 17 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Renowned global firm with a strong Mexican presence. Highly active in representing leading corporations across various sectors such as asset management, aviation and consumer products. Areas of expertise include M&A and joint venture agreements. Fields a team comprising both transactional and regulatory experts.

Strengths Clients praise the firm's service, with one source commenting: "I think it is a triple-A firm which provides an excellent service. If I call the lawyers, they are always there and provide a comprehensive service."

Work highlights Acted as local counsel to Haier on its cross-border acquisition of GE's domestic goods business for USD5.4 billion.

Significant clients BlackRock, First Reserve, Investment Corporation of Dubai, Comunicaciones Veta Grande, Panasonic.

Notable practitioners

Partner Vicente Corta maintains a varied practice, advising on financial matters such as capital markets transactions, corporate mandates including high-stakes mergers, and financial restructurings. He advises clients on investments in several sectors such as energy and infrastructure.

Since publication, Iker Arriola Peñalosa has joined Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C.

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

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Rafael Robles Miaja, María Luisa Petricioli Castellón and Ximena Robles Miaja
- 3 partners
- 15 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Recognised M&A department specialising in the representation of high-profile corporations in Mexico's telecommunications and financial sectors. Active across M&A and joint ventures. Also regularly advises relevant players from the infrastructure space on major investments.

Strengths Clients praise the firm's service, stating: "It is magnificent; the lawyers have such great experience in the financial sector, and the partners are all brilliant people who always find the best answer to our legal issues."

Work highlights Advised América Móvil and its subsidiary Radiomóvil Dipsa on a corporate restructuring which resulted in the creation of the spin-off Telesites and its subsidiary Opsimex.

Significant clients Bolsa Mexicana de Valores, Grupo Lala, Banco Inbursa, Grupo GICSA, Grupo Aeroméxico.

Notable practitioners

Leading name Rafael Robles Miaja is described as "a top lawyer who handles important cases" by peers, who also point to his vast experience and knowledge of the capital markets practice area. His recent work includes advising on the aforementioned work highlight, and a number of other highly relevant transactions in Mexico's infrastructure and transportation sectors.

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

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 14 partners
- 36 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Significant transactional player garnering praise for its level of activity and expertise in the M&A field. Advises notable domestic and international clients across Mexico's energy and real estate sectors. Growing involvement in the private equity sphere representing funds in strategic acquisitions.

Strengths Sources highlight the lawyers, reporting: "They are highly capable when working under pressure. Besides being thorough and knowledgeable about the practice area, they are always absolutely willing to help us."

Work highlights Acted as Mexican counsel to Olympus Partners on the Mexican legal aspects of its worldwide acquisition of AmSpec for USD415 million.

Significant clients IEnova, Citla Energy, LaSalle Investment Management, Sun Capital Partners, IFM Investors.

Notable practitioners

Partner Jorge Cervantes Trejo is described as "a first-rate professional" by sources. Clients also point out that: "He is not easily rattled; his style and demeanour are both very sophisticated but also calming. He will tell you what the law says, but will also give you advice with good business acumen." He advises on a range of corporate mandates across the energy and real estate spaces.

José Ignacio Rivero Andere's practice includes both financial and corporate transactions, with peers highlighting his level of activity in such matters. He recently led the team advising Olympus Partners on the aforementioned work highlight, and also assisted Parsons Brinckerhoff with its purchase of Diseño Integral y Tecnología Aplicada for approximately MXN18 million.

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

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Band 3

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Miguel Jáuregui Rojas and Miguel Ishii Yokoyama
- 5 partners
- 14 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Notable firm with strong presence in the Mexican corporate arena. Active in advising clients on disposals and purchases, providing multidisciplinary advice including transactional tax expertise. Client roster includes names from the food and beverages, real estate and finance spaces.

Strengths A client singles out the lawyers' dedication, stating: "I would highlight the willingness that they have to sacrifice their weekends and evenings to help us. They frequently provide suggestions to us for improvements to our business."

Work highlights Advised Desarrollos Altabrisa on its acquisition of the full capital stock of Hotelera HM from Tenedora de Inversiones y Participaciones for approximately USD16.5 million.

Significant clients Grupo Turín, Clarion VAT Restructure, Nacional Financiera, Inmuebles Minerva, Grupo Metal Intra.

Notable practitioners

Clients praise Miguel Jáuregui Rojas for his "excellent reputation in the corporate area, as well as his experience." Sources go on to mention: "He is a very good lawyer and extremely thorough. I would recommend him." He recently advised on the establishment of operations of a holding company, whose operative entity will, through a joint venture, produce electricity from waste material. The deal was worth USD40 million.

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Jones Day - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 7 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-known firm with global reach and a recognised presence in Mexico's M&A arena. Strong participation in significant transactions, including a range of cross-border mandates collaborating with the firm's international network. Areas of activity include the energy and infrastructure spaces.

Strengths Peers highlight the firm, stating: "Jones Day is very active and has a good group of lawyers. They have benefited from the firm's recent growth and are doing a very good job."

Work highlights Advised Fisterra Energy on its sale of Ventika, Mexico's largest wind farm, to IEnova for USD375 million, with the company's USD477 million debt being absorbed by the acquiring party.

Significant clients Procter & Gamble, Iberdrola Renovables México, Telefónica, NII Holdings, PepsiCo.

Notable practitioners

Key partner Antonio Franck advises both local and foreign clients. He remains a respected figure in the corporate arena and continues to advise on corporate restructurings and M&A, providing additional expertise in joint ventures. He is highly active in the telecommunications space.

Javier Martínez del Campo is described by clients as "an extraordinary lawyer who is highly experienced and very knowledgeable. He is also very committed and patient, and takes time to understand his clients' objectives." He recently assisted Restaurantes Toks with its acquisition of nine restaurants from Fly by Wings.

Since publication, Luis Rubio Barnetche has joined Holland & Knight

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

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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Daniel Kuri Breña, Luis Octavio Núñez Orellana and Jesús Sánchez Ugarte
- 6 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established corporate department highly active in transactional mandates spanning mergers, share capital acquisitions and joint ventures. Demonstrable involvement in Mexico's real estate sphere, advising developers and investors. Offers additional expertise in the banking, finance and capital markets arenas.

Strengths Sources describe the firm as "a solid practice that has been around for many years."

Work highlights Represented Vinte Viviendas Integrales in its acquisition of Autopista del Occidente's total capital stock, worth MXN1.5 billion.

Significant clients GICSA, Grant Thornton Mexico, Vinte Viviendas Integrales, BITSO, Grupo de Espacialidades Plásticas.

Notable practitioners

Partner Guillermo Garay focuses his practice on corporate transactions affecting the infrastructure sector, offering additional expertise in financial matters. He recently acted as counsel to Grupo de Especialidades Plásticas on its stock purchase agreement for the sale of a portion of its capital stock. He also provides expertise in real estate mandates.

Partner Daniel Kuri Breña offers prowess in M&A and joint ventures, also acting as counsel to corporate clients across mandates from the capital markets and finance arenas. Peers call him "a great lawyer," adding: "He is superb."

Partner Luis Octavio Núñez Orellana "is a solid lawyer and very detail-oriented," according to peers. Clients add: "He is very thorough and up-front, and makes sure that everything is handled properly. He is also very hands-on and takes ownership of the projects that he manages, which is very impressive."

Jesús Sánchez Ugarte receives praise from peers, who describe him as "a solid lawyer with a lot of experience and dedication." He advises on high-value M&A transactions and inbound investments.

About the Team (content provided by Kuri Breña, Sánchez Ugarte y Aznar, S.C.)

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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Band 3

第三等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 9 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-regarded full-service firm with a dedicated M&A practice. Focuses on Mexico's mid-market, representing notable foreign companies operating in Mexico's northern manufacturing heartland. Expertise spans a range of transactional matters as well as corporate reorganisations and establishment of Mexican operations.

Strengths One client remarks: "I think they are very good and technical lawyers, who are both practical and extremely responsive."

Work highlights Represented Constantia Flexibles International as vendor in the sale of its cardboard packaging business to Gondi for approximately MNX873 million.

Significant clients Nissan, Dr. Oetker, Oshkosh Corporation, H&M, Decathlon.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Ernesto Silvas Medina leads the firm's corporate department. He recently advised on the aforementioned work highlight, and offers expertise in joint ventures and M&A. He frequently acts as counsel to foreign entities on transactions and on establishing their Mexican operations.

Francisco Andrés Gámez Garza receives praise from clients, with one stating: "He is practical while having an excellent knowledge of the law. I know that he has my best interests at heart and I trust him enormously." He advises on both corporate and banking and finance matters, and is based in the firm's Monterrey office.

Monterrey-based practitioner Gerardo Prado Hernández is described as "excellent" by clients. He has over 25 years of experience, and advises on establishing operations in Mexico, M&A transactions and corporate restructurings.

About the Team (content provided by Sánchez DeVanny Eseverri, S.C.)

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)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Carlos Creel Carrera and Alfonso García-Mingo
- 7 partners
- 12 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Strong corporate department fielding a team with ample experience in handling a range of corporate matters, including M&A and joint ventures. Provides comprehensive advice to corporate clients on transactions, including the labour, tax and antitrust aspects of deals.

Strengths Clients say: "The service is of an exceptional quality. The lawyers are always attentive to our needs and willing to find a way to achieve our objectives."

Work highlights Advised McGraw-Hill Financial on the Mexican legal implications of its disposal of J.D. Power & Associates, which was acquired by XIO Group for USD1.1 billion.

Significant clients PepsiCo, Sodexo, Capgemini, Grupo SID, Grupo Danone México.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Carlos Creel Carrera represents clients from Mexico and abroad in transactions and corporate restructurings. Clients offer praise, stating: "He is very committed to his clients and to helping them meet their objectives. He looks for the best solution for his clients and has the ability to think outside the box." Sources add: "He listens well, and is creative in designing approaches depending on the client's needs."

Clients praise partner Gustavo Struck Creel, stating: "The thing that makes him a strong lawyer is his experience; he has been involved in many deals. When you speak to him and explain a concern, he tells you why a solution may work or not; it is this approach that has led us to have a lot of confidence in him."

About the Team (content provided by Creel Abogados)

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

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Hugo Cuesta Leaño and Azucena Marin
- 4 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-known firm principally recognised for its role in assisting clients from Guadalajara, with additional presence in the El Bajío region and Mexico City. Advises a range of well-known North American brands on day-to-day corporate matters, as well as on transactions and corporate restructurings.

Strengths Sources praise the firm's service, saying: "They are excellent negotiators who also pay attention to the small but important details when representing us. In addition, they are quick to provide input to support and improve our business model."

Work highlights Advised Tennant on the acquisition of assets from a Mexican company for the expansion of its operations, which included a corporate restructuring.

Significant clients Daimler, Nike, Subway, Crocs, Pacific Star.

Notable practitioners

Practice co-head Hugo Cuesta Leaño assists clients with corporate restructurings, establishment of operations and corporate transactions. Clients describe his approach as "relaxed and professional," as well as "efficient and practical."

Partner Azucena Marin "is an excellent lawyer" according to peers. She assists clients in the Guadalajara area and offers expertise in corporate and financial transactions. She remains active in Mexico's real estate sector.

About the Team (content provided by Cuesta Campos y Asociados S.C.)

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

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Band 4

第四等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Active corporate department offering niche expertise in advising German clients on setting up operations in the Mexican market and redesigning corporate structures. Provides further assistance to clients as buyers and sellers in M&A.

Strengths A client endorses the firm's work, stating: "From my perspective they provide a good, personalised service. The partners are very involved and always comply with our deadlines."

Notable practitioners

Clients are full of praise for partner Luis Cuesta Salces, whom they describe as "professional and client-oriented." He earns further plaudits for his approach, with clients highlighting: "He provides a lot of ideas and has a good understanding of the laws applicable to our operations. He gives you a lot of alternatives and tells you the advantages and disadvantages of each one."

Bernardo Llaca Martínez "is a very good and professional lawyer," according to clients, who add: "He is very responsive; if he says that work will arrive tomorrow, it does." He advises on joint ventures and corporate restructurings across the energy, pharmaceutical and automotive industries.

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

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Band 4

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: José Raz Guzmán and Juan Manuel González Bernal
- 8 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Corporate department forming part of an international network dedicated to high-value M&A. Strong participation in the country's healthcare and real estate sectors. Provides multidisciplinary advice including expertise in the antitrust, compliance and banking and finance areas.

Strengths Impressed clients comment: "The Greenberg Traurig lawyers deliver an excellent service, giving us their undivided attention. They are dedicated advisers and true subject matter experts."

Work highlights Advised Teva on its acquisition of Representaciones e Investigaciones Médicas as part of a wider acquisition worth USD2.3 billion.

Significant clients PagaTodo, Planigrupo LATAM, Empresas ICA, Maximed, Grupo Biopappel.

Notable practitioners

Department co-head and managing partner José Raz Guzmán is a widely respected figure in the corporate arena. He is active across the M&A, capital markets and banking and finance practice areas. He is described by peers as "extremely capable," with sources going on to commend his considerable technical ability. His recent work includes advising Planigrupo LATAM on its acquisition of 12 shopping centres.

About the Team (content provided by Greenberg Traurig, S.C.)

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

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Band 4

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 10 partners
- 9 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Notable firm of US origin representing clients in a range of corporate mandates. Highlighted for its activity in the country's energy sector, advising clients on relevant M&A. Additional expertise in corporate reorganisations and cross-border transactions.

Notable practitioners

Partner Jorge Sánchez has over 20 years of experience in this practice area and continues to advise on corporate transactions affecting sectors such as energy and infrastructure. His areas of expertise include joint ventures, M&A and financial transactions.

About the Team (content provided by Haynes and Boone, SC)

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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Romo Paillés - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 4

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Key corporate department specialising in mid-market M&A. Acts as counsel to a range of clients from both regulated and non-regulated industries on mandates including establishment of operations, spin-offs and corporate restructurings.

Notable practitioners

Partner Rafael Romo is recognised for representing both corporations and family offices. He has over 20 years of experience acting as counsel to foreign and local clients on M&A transactions involving sectors such as real estate, manufacturing and telecommunications. He also provides expertise in joint venture agreements.

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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)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Luis Fernando González Nieves and Fernando Eraña
- 2 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Solid practice focusing on a range of matters in this space, spanning transactions, corporate governance and company restructurings. Transactional capabilities centre on the private equity and venture capital space, including mid-market M&A deals.

Strengths Sources praise the lawyers' approach, stating: "They are a diligent and knowledgeable team of experts who make you feel that you are working with a single entity that maintains a standard of quality."

Work highlights Advised Trodat on its purchase of 100% of the assets of its distributor Gizmo, which represented the client's initial establishment of operations in Mexico.

Significant clients Cognizant Technology Solutions, Briq Fund, Moody's Investors, FTI Consulting, Microvest Capital Management.

Notable practitioners

Clients appreciate that partner Luis Fernando González Nieves "is one of those people that loves their profession," adding: "He is well versed in corporate law and always up to date with not just Mexican but international legislation as well." Sources go on to describe him as "a lawyer with a lot of experience in international matters, who is really committed to client service."

About the Team (content provided by SOLCARGO (Solórzano, Carvajal, González, y Pérez-Correa))

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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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Alejandro Loera and Luis Felipe Aguilar
- 4 partners
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Noted firm advising a range of international clients on establishment of operations in the Mexican market, as well as M&A. Also provides expertise in foreign trade matters, and is active across the energy and steel industries.

Strengths Clients say: "The service is really personalised and it's always the partner that takes our call and looks into our matters. The lawyers are always available and are real team players."

Notable practitioners

Key partner Alejandro Loera "is very focused and has a lot of technical knowledge," according to clients. Commentators go on to state: "We have been very impressed on several occasions with his insight and the knowledge that he brings to the table. He stands out in terms of knowing the law and how to apply it."

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Cervantes Sainz, S.C. - Corporate/M&A Department

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Band 5

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Recognised for offering significant and niche expertise in shareholder disputes, as well as M&A. Advises a range of domestic and international clients on tender offers and joint ventures, and offers additional capabilities in commercial litigation and bankruptcy matters.

Notable practitioners

Partner Alejandro Sainz Orantes advises clients on both corporate and financial restructuring matters. He focuses his practice on joint ventures and M&A transactions. Sources recognise his relevance to the practice area, saying: "He has been active in handling very important restructurings which involve a lot of M&A."

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Cervantes Sainz successfully combines a very strong litigation practice area with a corporate practice area (including M&A, finance, banking, real estate and regulatory matters). Corporate lawyers are regularly exposed to the process of designing, planning and coordinating several corporate pre-litigation and litigation strategies regarding commercial disputes, shareholders’ conflicts, minority rights and corporate governance matters, and are frequently consulted by our litigation lawyers on practical corporate matters. Likewise, our litigation lawyers assist the corporate team in drafting of corporate and M&A related documentation. 

Thus, members of the Corporate and M&A team have developed an acute sensibility to contingent problems that may arise from corporate and M&A transactions, including local and cross-border legal structures, providing value-added sources to our clients. 

Our transactional lawyers have extensive experience with complex mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, auctions, financings, private and public placements, spin-offs, joint ventures, restructurings and similar transactions for clients in a broad range of industries, and have been involved in all aspects of leveraged buyouts, managed buyouts and distressed sales. 

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Goodrich Riquelme y Asociados - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Luis Pérez-Delgado
- 1 partner
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Long-standing Mexican firm with notable experience in the corporate arena. Principally assists both local and foreign clients with day-to-day corporate matters such as lease, distribution and shareholders' agreements.

Strengths One client interviewee comments: "I am really happy with everyone at the firm as they respond very quickly."

Work highlights Advised Bticino de México on over 70 contracts within a twelve-month period, spanning lease agreements, supply contracts, and purchases and sales.

Significant clients SIG Combibloc México, Endress + Hauser México, Bticino de México, GKN Driveline Celaya.

Notable practitioners

Luis Pérez-Delgado is the key client contact.

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The firm's Corporate lawyers handle a full range of corporate matters, aiming to cover the legal needs any company or entrepreneur could face while investing and doing businesses in Mexico, from mergers and acquisitions to the day-to-day requirements, as the drafting and negotiation of contracts.

 

Our goal is to be the firm of choice for clients whose operations makes them face challenging legal issues in their business transactions, looking forward to aid and help them prevent most critical disputes.

 

Our corporate team is prepared to help build and develop businesses, expand margins, support major transactions, and/or reduce business risk exposure by providing top quality service. Our firm’s corporate lawyers have expertise in high value, complex and world class business deals.

As part of our services, we help develop legal strategies to fulfil our clients’ requirements, helping to determine the most appropriate contract to be executed as well as the details and clauses to assure the protection of their interests. Our expertise covers a wide arrange of contracts for the usual operations of any commercial, from purchase contracts, supply, distribution, leases, transportation, carriage, logistics, warehousing, rendering of services, among many others.  Thanks to the several specialized areas that comprise our legal firm, we are able to work, when the specificity of the contract demands so, with specialists in the corresponding areas, thus ensuring full protection to our clients.



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Müggenburg, Gorches y Peñalosa, S.C. (MGPS) - Corporate/M&A Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- 4 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Reputable firm active in advising clients across a range of sectors including aviation, automotive and finance. Principal areas of expertise include sales and purchase agreements and corporate restructurings.

Strengths Interviewees enthuse: "This is a very good firm providing high-quality services. We have consistently received partner involvement, and appreciate that they have contacts in other jurisdictions if we require that kind of analysis."

Notable practitioners

Carlos Müggenburg is the key client contact.

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

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
- approximately 6 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Transactional player focusing on representing local corporations and financial groups in mid-market M&A transactions, also handling day-to-day corporate matters. Active across the energy and private equity spaces.

Strengths One source states: "I love working with the lawyers at the firm as they are extremely professional. They are willing to go the extra mile every time for their clients."

Significant clients Jinko Corporation, Gestamp, Grupo Diestra, PC Capital, Renueva Comercial.

Notable practitioners

Francisco Pérez Ortega is the key client contact.

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Band 1

Jean Michel Enríquez Dahlhaus

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Esteemed practitioner Jean Michel Enríquez Dahlhaus "is a highly capable lawyer and a very good negotiator, as well as being very loyal to his clients," according to sources. Clients go on to describe him as "a top-notch lawyer who is always around to take my phone call." He is active in advising clients on high-value M&A, SPVs and joint ventures, offering additional capabilities in capital markets transactions. He recently advised Grupo Axo on its joint venture agreement with PVH to distribute leading retail brands in Mexico.

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Band 1

Manuel Galicia Romero

Galicia Abogados, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Leading figure Manuel Galicia Romero is lauded by clients as "phenomenal; he is brilliant in a way that few lawyers are, such that he has been able to create a firm that is one of the best in Mexico." Sources add: "He has a lot of experience in M&A and is accessible in his approach to dealing with clients. He provides a series of alternatives of differing complexity for your case, which is very useful." He recently assisted Nexxus Capital with its USD136 million investment in Fondo de Transporte México.

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Band 1

Ricardo Maldonado Yáñez

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients are full of praise for respected practitioner Ricardo Maldonado Yáñez, stating: "He is a highly professional person who represents and protects the interests of his clients unconditionally. He always adds value to matters by seeking the successful execution of transactions." His recent caseload includes acting as lead partner on the aforementioned high-value transaction on behalf of the Lindley family.

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Band 1

Michell Nader Schekaiban

Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Practice head Michell Nader Schekaiban receives ample praise from clients, with one source commenting: "I would highlight the solidarity that he shows with his clients' businesses, as well as his professional commitment." Peers add: "He is a first-rate M&A lawyer who handles high-profile matters." Clients also enthuse: "He is a lawyer from whom you learn something every time you work with him. He can also negotiate very well, such that it is difficult to argue with him when he presents his arguments." He advises on complex corporate and financial transactions, frequently involving various jurisdictions.

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Band 1

Luis A Nicolau Gutiérrez

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Leading practitioner Luis Nicolau Gutiérrez is lauded by clients for his "vast experience and dedication." His experience includes a range of transactions such as high-value and cross-border M&A, as well as sophisticated financial transactions. Clients say: "He has excellent experience and great attention to detail," adding: "He is one of the most respected lawyers in Mexico." Sources also point to his expertise in capital markets transactions.

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Band 1

Rafael Robles Miaja

Bufete Robles Miaja, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Leading name Rafael Robles Miaja is described as "a top lawyer who handles important cases" by peers, who also point to his vast experience and knowledge of the capital markets practice area. His recent work includes advising on the aforementioned work highlight, and a number of other highly relevant transactions in Mexico's infrastructure and transportation sectors.

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Band 2

Iker Arriola Peñalosa

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Iker Arriola Peñalosa advises clients on matters pertaining to competition, banking and finance, and corporate law. His recent work includes heading the team participating in the aforementioned work highlight, as well as assisting Panasonic with its reverse merger with Hussmann Holdings' operations in a transaction worth USD1.5 billion.

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Band 2

Rodrigo Conesa Labastida

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Rodrigo Conesa Labastida is highly active in advising clients on both pure M&A and real estate mandates. Clients praise his experience in corporate matters, enthusing: "He has handled a lot of transactions and is therefore able to convey to us the main issues to focus on." He continues to represent financial institutions in investments in Mexico's real estate sector.

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Band 2

White & Case SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Vicente Corta maintains a varied practice, advising on financial matters such as capital markets transactions, corporate mandates including high-stakes mergers, and financial restructurings. He advises clients on investments in several sectors such as energy and infrastructure.

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Band 2

Carlos Creel Carrera

Creel Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Managing partner Carlos Creel Carrera represents clients from Mexico and abroad in transactions and corporate restructurings. Clients offer praise, stating: "He is very committed to his clients and to helping them meet their objectives. He looks for the best solution for his clients and has the ability to think outside the box." Sources add: "He listens well, and is creative in designing approaches depending on the client's needs."

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Band 2

Basham, Ringe y Correa S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Admired partner Daniel Del Río heads the firm's M&A practice group. He is experienced in representing clients in a range of corporate matters including sophisticated M&A deals, as well as cross-border investments across several sectors of the Mexican economy.

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Band 2

Yves Hayaux-du-Tilly Laborde

Nader, Hayaux & Goebel

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Yves Hayaux-du-Tilly Laborde is a highly distinguished practitioner in the insurance field, advising prominent sector players on corporate matters such as acquisitions and corporate governance. Clients highlight his ability to advise from both a regulatory and transactional perspective.

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Band 2

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Well-known figure Thomas Heather has a wealth of experience in M&A matters. His recent activity in this space includes leading the representation of Sears Holdings in the aforementioned work highlight. He remains a respected practitioner in the debt restructuring practice area.

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Band 2

Miguel Jáuregui Rojas

Jáuregui y Del Valle, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients praise Miguel Jáuregui Rojas for his "excellent reputation in the corporate area, as well as his experience." Sources go on to mention: "He is a very good lawyer and extremely thorough. I would recommend him." He recently advised on the establishment of operations of a holding company, whose operative entity will, through a joint venture, produce electricity from waste material. The deal was worth USD40 million.

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Band 2

Christian Lippert H

Galicia Abogados, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Christian Lippert is highlighted by clients for his "knowledge of both antitrust and M&A matters. He knows the best way to reach an agreement and shows good sensitivity when dealing with institutional and non-institutional parties." Sources also report: "He is continually absorbing new expertise about both his legal practice and the industries in which his clients operate."

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Band 2

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Founding partner Pablo Mijares is highlighted by peers as "an active lawyer who works with you to make a deal move forward." He recently advised Sommerville Investments on the sale of its interest in Integradora de Servicios Petróleos Oro Negro to minority shareholders in the company. He advises purchasers and vendors in cross-border M&A transactions as well as joint venture agreements.

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Band 2

Santamarina y Steta SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Alberto Saavedra frequently acts as counsel to corporate clients on M&A. His practice encompasses banking, finance and capital markets transactions. He recently represented Kimberly-Clark de México in its acquisition of Procter & Gamble's Escudo soap business for USD50 million.

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Band 2

Juan Francisco Torres Landa

Hogan Lovells

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Managing partner Juan Francisco Torres Landa leads the firm's corporate practice. He is highly experienced in M&A, and continues to provide legal assistance in the real estate and compliance practice areas. He gains praise from peers for his reputation in the corporate sphere, in which he has over 30 years of experience.

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Band 3

Santamarina y Steta, SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Jorge Barrero is the managing partner of the firm's Monterrey office. Clients offer their praise, stating: "He is a great adviser, who shows a lot of willingness to help us and really focuses on providing simple, executable decisions." His recent work includes advising Grupo Industrial Saltillo on its acquisition of Automotive Components Europe for approximately USD80 million.

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Band 3

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

"Proactive and effective" partner Luis Burgueño receives ample praise from clients, who say: "His attention to detail and understanding of business matters have helped to create an incredible relationship with the firm," adding: "He is practical, straightforward, and provides in-depth advice." He acts as counsel to international clients on high-value corporate transactions.

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Band 3

Jorge Cervantes Trejo

Gonzalez Calvillo, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Jorge Cervantes Trejo is described as "a first-rate professional" by sources. Clients also point out that: "He is not easily rattled; his style and demeanour are both very sophisticated but also calming. He will tell you what the law says, but will also give you advice with good business acumen." He advises on a range of corporate mandates across the energy and real estate spaces.

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Band 3

Luis Cuesta Salces

Cuesta, Llaca y Esquivel

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients are full of praise for partner Luis Cuesta Salces, whom they describe as "professional and client-oriented." He earns further plaudits for his approach, with clients highlighting: "He provides a lot of ideas and has a good understanding of the laws applicable to our operations. He gives you a lot of alternatives and tells you the advantages and disadvantages of each one."

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Band 3

Jones Day

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Antonio Franck advises both local and foreign clients. He remains a respected figure in the corporate arena and continues to advise on corporate restructurings and M&A, providing additional expertise in joint ventures. He is highly active in 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 recognised as a strong player in the area of corporate law. His recent work highlights include advising IEnova on the USD1.14 billion purchase of Pemex's 50% equity interest in the Gasoductos de Chihuahua joint venture. He also offers expertise in competition matters, such as obtaining antitrust clearance for corporate transactions.

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Band 3

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Guillermo Garay focuses his practice on corporate transactions affecting the infrastructure sector, offering additional expertise in financial matters. He recently acted as counsel to Grupo de Especialidades Plásticas on its stock purchase agreement for the sale of a portion of its capital stock. He also provides expertise in real estate mandates.

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Band 3

Julian Garza Castañeda

Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Julian Garza Castañeda garners praise from sources, who enthuse: "With him the work has always been very professional and innovative, and his opinions and suggestions have always been very solid." Sources add: "He is disciplined in his work in a way that few lawyers are, as well as being an expert in corporate matters, he always treats you as his priority."

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Band 3

Hans P Goebel Caviedes

Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Hans Goebel Caviedes "is very knowledgeable about corporate matters and fulfils all of our needs," according to clients. He advises on a range of matters including corporate and capital markets mandates in the context of complex transactions across an array of relevant sectors.

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Band 3

Eduardo González

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Eduardo González represents both buyers and sellers in M&A and spin-offs, offering further expertise in joint ventures. Sources enthuse: "He is particularly good, as he is intelligent and understands what international matters demand. He is also at that great point in his career where he is very experienced but also still personally dedicated to each transaction."

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Band 3

Luis Fernando González Nieves

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients appreciate that partner Luis Fernando González Nieves "is one of those people that loves their profession," adding: "He is well versed in corporate law and always up to date with not just Mexican but international legislation as well." Sources go on to describe him as "a lawyer with a lot of experience in international matters, who is really committed to client service."

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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 offers prowess in M&A and joint ventures, also acting as counsel to corporate clients across mandates from the capital markets and finance arenas. Peers call him "a great lawyer," adding: "He is superb."

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Band 3

Jorge León-Orantes

Santamarina y Steta SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Jorge León-Orantes advises on a range of mandates, handling the firm's corporate transactions in the telecommunications and technology sectors in particular. He recently advised Online Career Center México on its acquisition of Empleolisto.com to assist the client with its consolidation in the online recruitment space.

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Band 3

Javier Martínez del Campo

Jones Day

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Javier Martínez del Campo is described by clients as "an extraordinary lawyer who is highly experienced and very knowledgeable. He is also very committed and patient, and takes time to understand his clients' objectives." He recently assisted Restaurantes Toks with its acquisition of nine restaurants from Fly by Wings.

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Band 3

Luis Octavio Núñez Orellana

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Luis Octavio Núñez Orellana "is a solid lawyer and very detail-oriented," according to peers. Clients add: "He is very thorough and up-front, and makes sure that everything is handled properly. He is also very hands-on and takes ownership of the projects that he manages, which is very impressive."

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Band 3

Carlos F Obregón Rojo

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Carlos Obregón Rojo "has all the experience one needs when carrying out an M&A transaction. He is highly reputed in the M&A world and has a lot of technical knowledge," according to clients. He is particularly active in the private equity sector, advising funds on acquisitions.

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Band 3

Ignacio Pesqueira T

Galicia Abogados, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Ignacio Pesqueira is singled out for praise by market commentators, who comment: "He is someone with a common-sense approach to law. He doesn't impose his own views of how things ought to work on the client; rather, he listens to what they want." He recently advised on the aforementioned work highlight representing El Puerto de Liverpool.

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Band 3

Romo Paillés

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Rafael Romo is recognised for representing both corporations and family offices. He has over 20 years of experience acting as counsel to foreign and local clients on M&A transactions involving sectors such as real estate, manufacturing and telecommunications. He also provides expertise in joint venture agreements.

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Band 3

Luis Rubio Barnetche

Holland & Knight

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Since publication, Luis Rubio Barnetche has joined Holland & Knight

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Band 3

Ernesto Silvas Medina

Sánchez DeVanny Eseverri, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Managing partner Ernesto Silvas Medina leads the firm's corporate department. He recently advised on the aforementioned work highlight, and offers expertise in joint ventures and M&A. He frequently acts as counsel to foreign entities on transactions and on establishing their Mexican operations.

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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 is highlighted by clients, who state: "What we like about him is that he is commercially driven. He is opinionated but balanced, and he is very pragmatic, cherry-picking the issues that are deal-breakers and focusing on them. He is also very responsive." He advises clients from the energy, infrastructure and telecommunications spaces.

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Band 3

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients praise partner Carlos Valencia, stating: "He is an expert in industries such as telecoms as well as in corporate law, which really helps us a lot." He predominantly advises on M&A and joint ventures, representing both public and private companies. He has over 35 years of experience and also advises on regulatory telecoms matters.

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Band 3

Galicia Abogados, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Practice co-head José Visoso is praised by clients, who highlight: "He has good experience and relationships, which are a plus in negotiations." He recently represented Maxi Prenda in the sale of its pawn shops to First Cash for USD80 million in a cross-border transaction involving Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador.

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Band 3

José Zozayacorrea

EY Mexico

From the Chambers Latin America guide

José Zozayacorrea of EY Mexico is active across M&A and foreign investment. He represents clients from the private equity, healthcare, and food and beverages industries.

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Band 4

Acedo Santamarina, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Andrés Acedo of Acedo Santamarina, S.C. is highlighted by sources for his niche expertise in Mexico's telecommunications sector. Clients enthuse: "His style is direct and professional. He provides comprehensive opinions on all matters at all times." He advises on day-to-day corporate matters as well as transactional mandates.

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Band 4

Fernando Carreño

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Fernando Carreño provides advice to clients on M&A and competition mandates. Clients say: "He is a great lawyer; he offers very good technical knowledge, but he also has great skills in both negotiation and people management."

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Band 4

Emilio Carrillo Peñafiel

Bufete Carrillo Gamboa

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients single out Emilio Carrillo Peñafiel of Bufete Carrillo Gamboa for praise, commenting: "He is a person with profound technical knowledge and an equal ability to persuade." He offers expertise in the real estate, telecommunications and energy spaces.

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Band 4

Javier Cortina Kalb

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients say that Javier Cortina Kalb "is excellent on all legal matters relating to business. He is a proactive person who is always thinking of how to do things better and is willing to help us with any potential issues that we may face as an organisation." Peers add: "He is a very solid M&A lawyer; he delivers, and delivers well."

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Band 4

Federico De Noriega

Hogan Lovells

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Federico De Noriega is active in the corporate arena. He recently represented PVH in its joint venture with Grupo Axo for the distribution of retail brands in Mexico. He provides additional expertise in data privacy and technology issues.

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Band 4

Santiago Ferrer Pérez

Cuatrecasas

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients say that Santiago Ferrer Pérez of Cuatrecasas "is a lawyer that tries to understand our needs so as to really solve the issue at hand. He is a professional person that one can trust." Sources add: "Santiago is very focused on the details but keeps the bigger picture in mind."

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Band 4

Francisco Forastieri

EY Mexico

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Francisco Forastieri of EY Mexico remains active in the M&A practice area, combining his practice with capital markets work, a field in which he is singled out as being highly active by peers.

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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 receives praise from clients, with one stating: "He is practical while having an excellent knowledge of the law. I know that he has my best interests at heart and I trust him enormously." He advises on both corporate and banking and finance matters, and is based in the firm's Monterrey office.

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Band 4

Luis Gerardo García Santos Coy

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Luis Gerardo García Santos Coy offers expertise in both M&A and antitrust issues, with an emphasis on obtaining clearance for corporate transactions. His recent work highlights include advising on the competition aspects of Grupo Axo's joint venture agreement with PVH.

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Band 4

Gaspar Gutiérrez-Centeno

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Gaspar Gutiérrez-Centeno "always responds in a timely and efficient manner," according to clients. Sources go on to report: "He is good at handling strategic matters and is also a good negotiator. You can tell that he is an experienced lawyer," adding: "He is highly intelligent, very knowledgeable about corporate law, and very responsive."

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Band 4

Gerardo Lemus Burguete

Garrigues

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Gerardo Lemus Burguete of Garrigues "is very well versed in corporate law and has a lot of experience," according to clients. He offers expertise in M&A and recently assisted Transplace Holdings with its USD69 million acquisition of three Mexican entities.

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Band 4

Bernardo Llaca Martínez

Cuesta, Llaca y Esquivel

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Bernardo Llaca Martínez "is a very good and professional lawyer," according to clients, who add: "He is very responsive; if he says that work will arrive tomorrow, it does." He advises on joint ventures and corporate restructurings across the energy, pharmaceutical and automotive industries.

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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 focuses his practice on M&A, offering additional expertise in corporate restructurings. He recently formed part of the team advising Huaneng Group in relation to a potential equity acquisition in Mexico's electricity sector.

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Band 4

Juan Carlos Machorro Guerrero

Santamarina y Steta SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Juan Carlos Machorro Guerrero represents clients in M&A. He recently led the team advising Iron Mountain on its takeover of the Mexican subsidiaries of Recall Holdings as part of a global transaction worth USD2 billion. He remains a renowned figure in Mexico's aviation sector.

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Band 4

Jorge Montaño Valdés

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Jorge Montaño Valdés earns praise from clients, who say: "He is very meticulous, pays a lot of attention to small details, and frequently proposes new solutions." His recent work includes advising BlackRock on its acquisition of a 50% stake in a hospital, in a transaction worth MXN314 million.

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Band 4

Noriega y Escobedo, AC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Corporate specialist Sergio Olivar of Noriega y Escobedo, AC acts as counsel to notable clients on joint ventures, particularly in Mexico's infrastructure sector. He also advises on public-private partnerships affecting the tourism and housing spaces.

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Band 4

Gerardo Prado Hernández

Sánchez DeVanny Eseverri, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Monterrey-based practitioner Gerardo Prado Hernández is described as "excellent" by clients. He has over 25 years of experience, and advises on establishing operations in Mexico, M&A transactions and corporate restructurings.

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Band 4

José Raz Guzmán

Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Department co-head and managing partner José Raz Guzmán is a widely respected figure in the corporate arena. He is active across the M&A, capital markets and banking and finance practice areas. He is described by peers as "extremely capable," with sources going on to commend his considerable technical ability. His recent work includes advising Planigrupo LATAM on its acquisition of 12 shopping centres.

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Band 4

Martin Sánchez Bretón

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Martin Sánchez Bretón garners praise from sources, who describe him as "a first-rate professional with a lot of experience and dedication." Clients go on to comment: "He is excellent. He has always answered our queries correctly." He advises on M&A, offering additional expertise in capital markets matters.

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Band 4

Jesús Sánchez Ugarte

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Jesús Sánchez Ugarte receives praise from peers, who describe him as "a solid lawyer with a lot of experience and dedication." He advises on high-value M&A transactions and inbound investments.

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Band 4

Juan Carlos Serra Campillo

Basham, Ringe y Correa S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Juan Carlos Serra Campillo combines his corporate practice with energy and mining expertise. He recently advised Arias Resource Capital Fund II and its Mexican subsidiary on a potential purchase of capital stock in a Canadian shareholder of a mining concern in Guerrero.

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Band 4

Gustavo Struck Creel

Creel Abogados

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients praise partner Gustavo Struck Creel, stating: "The thing that makes him a strong lawyer is his experience; he has been involved in many deals. When you speak to him and explain a concern, he tells you why a solution may work or not; it is this approach that has led us to have a lot of confidence in him."

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Band 5

Berdeja Abogados S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Teofilo Berdeja of Berdeja Abogados S.C. offers expertise in both cross-border and local M&A transactions. He is recognised for advising financial institutions.

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Band 5

Hugo Cuesta Leaño

Cuesta Campos y Asociados S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Practice co-head Hugo Cuesta Leaño assists clients with corporate restructurings, establishment of operations and corporate transactions. Clients describe his approach as "relaxed and professional," as well as "efficient and practical."

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Band 5

Aguilar & Loera S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Key partner Alejandro Loera "is very focused and has a lot of technical knowledge," according to clients. Commentators go on to state: "We have been very impressed on several occasions with his insight and the knowledge that he brings to the table. He stands out in terms of knowing the law and how to apply it."

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Band 5

Cuesta Campos y Asociados, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Azucena Marin "is an excellent lawyer" according to peers. She assists clients in the Guadalajara area and offers expertise in corporate and financial transactions. She remains active in Mexico's real estate sector.

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Band 5

Enrique Manuel Ramírez

Ramírez, Gutiérrez-Azpe, Rodríguez-Rivero y Hurtado S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Enrique Manuel Ramírez of Ramírez, Gutiérrez-Azpe, Rodríguez-Rivero y Hurtado S.C. has over 25 years of experience in M&A. He also advises on international financial matters, representing multinational clients.

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Band 5

José Ignacio Rivero Andere

Gonzalez Calvillo, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

José Ignacio Rivero Andere's practice includes both financial and corporate transactions, with peers highlighting his level of activity in such matters. He recently led the team advising Olympus Partners on the aforementioned work highlight, and also assisted Parsons Brinckerhoff with its purchase of Diseño Integral y Tecnología Aplicada for approximately MXN18 million.

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Band 5

Alejandro Sainz Orantes

Cervantes Sainz, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Alejandro Sainz Orantes advises clients on both corporate and financial restructuring matters. He focuses his practice on joint ventures and M&A transactions. Sources recognise his relevance to the practice area, saying: "He has been active in handling very important restructurings which involve a lot of M&A."

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Band 5

Haynes and Boone, SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Partner Jorge Sánchez has over 20 years of experience in this practice area and continues to advise on corporate transactions affecting sectors such as energy and infrastructure. His areas of expertise include joint ventures, M&A and financial transactions.

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Band 5

Norton Rose Fulbright

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Since publication, José Sifuentes has joined Norton Rose Fulbright

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Up and Coming

Carlos Argüelles González

Santamarina y Steta, SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming individual Carlos Argüelles González receives praise from clients, who state: "My impression is that he is a great lawyer who is always available when we need him." He frequently works with key clients within the automotive industry.

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Up and Coming

Eugenio Macouzet de Leon

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

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming individual Eugenio Macouzet de Leon is praised by clients as "well versed in corporate law and highly competent." They add: "He doesn't focus on small clauses, but the transaction as a whole."

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Up and Coming

Luciano Pérez Gómez

Nader, Hayaux y Goebel, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Up-and-coming individual Luciano Pérez Gómez is lauded as "incredibly knowledgeable and persistent" by clients. He advises a number of insurance companies and other corporations on significant transactions.

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Up and Coming

Pablo Saez Williams

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Clients endorse up-and-coming partner Pablo Saez Williams, saying: "He is very good from my point of view - he manages himself well with clients, and deals well with any opposition to his ideas. He also has very solid knowledge of M&A."

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Associates to watch

María de los Ángeles Padilla Zubiría

Galicia Abogados, S.C.

From the Chambers Latin America guide

Senior associate María de los Ángeles Padilla Zubiría is highlighted by sources, who state: "She is a great lawyer who is incredibly dedicated to her clients and passionate about her work."

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