Firm profile submitted by Ramos, Ripoll & Schuster
Managing Partners: Diego Ramos, Alejandro Ripoll, Alejandro Schuster
Senior Partners: Francisco González Orozco, Rubén Dario Gómez Arnaiz, Rodolfo Ramos Menchaca, Rafael Raya, Emmanuel Ibarra, Edmundo Elías-Fernandez
Number of partners: 9
Number of other lawyers: 35
Languages: Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Spanish
Ramos, Ripoll & Schuster (RRS) is a full-service law firm capable of dealing with the most complex and demanding endeavours, while preserving the adaptability, personal involvement and high specialisation of a boutique. Founded in Mexico with global vision, the firm combines its local experience with the uppermost standards demanded by the global market. The main goal of the firm is to satisfy the needs of its clients by delivering high-end legal and business services with cost and time efficiency. Attorneys are extensively qualified and have a true understanding of their client’s industries, being able to offer valuable insight and provide business-wise solutions. The firm regularly assists clients across Latin America, counting with outstanding knowledge of the conditions and practices of the region.
Litigation & Arbitration: Diego Ramos
Infrastructure & Energy: Alejandro Ripoll
Corporate: Rodolfo Ramos
Labour & Employment: Emmanuel Ibarra
Intellectual Property: Rafael Raya
International Trade: Edmundo ElíasFernandez
Litigation & Arbitration: 40%
Infrastructure & Energy: 25%
Labour & Employment: 10%
Intellectual Property: 5%
With three partners fully devoted to this area, and a numerous, experienced and highly skilled team of attorneys, the litigation practice of the firm is one of the strongest and most reputable in the region. The firm represents a wide variety of clients in all kinds of litigation procedures including commercial, civil, administrative (comprising tax litigation) and constitutional instances.
Led by a key practitioner in the region, and having a long-standing arbitration tradition, this practice team is noteworthy. RRS has successfully represented both foreign and domestic clients in complex disputes involving different jurisdictions and multiple parties. The firm’s professionals are also experienced in other ADR mechanisms such as mediation and negotiation.
Infrastructure & Energy:
The firm counts with a very strong and widely experienced team in this area. They have profound understanding of the industry and are up to date with the most recent developments of legislation. The firm has closely assisted both public and private entities in the structuring, financing, bidding and execution of multiple large-scale projects in Mexico and Latin America, including gas terminals, ports, highways, railways, metro lines, damns, pipelines, wind farms and solar parks.
Corporate & Trade:
The firm offers advice to both foreign and domestic clients in all their business operations in Mexico and overseas. Specialised in complex international transactions and with a recently reinforced international trade team, their areas of expertise include: international trade and customs, arranging and implementing corporate structures and sophisticated contractual frameworks, foreign investment, M&A, regulatory and compliance, taxes and financial operations.
Labour & Employment:
RRS has achieved recognition in this area due to its capacity to deal with contingencies, but also to prevent future disputes. The firm has a strong focus on anticipatory strategies and frequently provides advice in the design and implementation of employment structures and policies. Areas of expertise include: social security, collective disputes, strikes, audits and compensation claims.
The IP department is specialised in patents, copyright, trademarks, licensing, entertainment law, and protection and prosecution against IP infringement. Specialists are up to date with technological advances and offer their clients forefront counselling in regard to the new figures that the IP industry constantly develops.
RRS constantly assists clients in cross-border transactions which require the coordination of multiple teams in different countries, mainly across Latin America and the Caribbean. The firm has participated in projects in Argentina, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Malaysia, Panama and Peru. Currently the firm has full-time presence in Cuba. Additionally, since its origins the firm has represented numerous clients coming from Asia (particularly from China) and the organisation has developed a profound understanding of Asian culture, its necessities and the way they do business in Latin America.
Due to their terms of service, the firm did not reveal names. Main clients include some of the most important financial institutions in the country, two of the largest energy groups, five of 100 top firms and contractors listed by ENR, multinationals, fin-tech companies, high-tech manufacturers and consulting firms. The firm has provided advice in five of eight projects in Mexico listed in the Global Strategic Top 100 by CG/LA.