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Mexico: Trade & Customs 2017

Sixteen practitioners are recognised in this chapter, covering international trade, WTO law, export control and customs law issues. Below we highlight some of the most highly regarded individuals.

Most Highly Regarded
Gustavo Uruchurtu Uruchurtu y Abogados Consultores, Mexico City
Eduardo Diaz Gavito Chévez Ruíz Zamarripa y Cía, Mexico City
David Hurtado Badiola Jáuregui y Del Valle, Mexico City
Adrián Vázquez Vazquez Tercero & Zepeda, Mexico City


Chévez Ruíz Zamarripa y Cía leads the way in our research with four individuals listed. Eduardo Diaz Gavito is noted for advising on foreign trade matters with an emphasis on trade remedy litigation. A source remarks that he is “a young star, with excellent writing and communication skills”. Ricardo Romeros Aburto is highly regarded for representing clients in tough trade remedy cases including anti-dumping and safeguard issues. Peers describe him as “a strong trade litigator”.

Two expert individuals are listed from the boutique Vazquez Tercero & Zepeda. Adrián Vázquez is known as “one of the top guys handling antidumping matters.” He advises and represents numerous national and multinational companies and foreign governments, and is described as “very knowledgeable”. Alongside him Eduardo Zepeda Grimaldo advises importers, exporters and companies involved in the IMMEX programme, with specific expertise pertaining to the complex tax issues involved in this program. Clients praise him as “fantastically business savvy and easy to work with”.

Gustavo Uruchurtu from Uruchurtu y Abogados Consultores ranks as the leading lawyer in this chapter.  His “top-tier” practice includes handling several high-profile anti-dumping investigations and being involved in the negotiation of trade agreements, such as NAFTA.

David Hurtado Badiola at Jáuregui y Del Valle is is widely recognised as a leading name in trade and customs law in Mexico. Specialising in international trade, he is particularly known for his work relating to anti-dumping and inwards customs issues. As one source reports, “He figured out an angle around a Mexican customs and trade problem that saved the client millions of dollars.”

Escalante & Asociados is home to Ángel Escalante Carpio whom clients praise for his “professionalism and extensive knowledge of customs matters”.

From Chévez Ruíz Zamarripa y Cía SC Francisco Cortina is particularly well known for his trade disputes practice and receives praise for having a “very good focus on tax issues relating to customs matters.”

Beatriz Leycegui Gardoqui at SAI Law & Economics has over 25 years of professional experience handling complex international trade matters, with clients recommending her for being “very creative with really good insights”.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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