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Mexico: TMT 2017

Seventeen practitioners are listed in this chapter for their expertise in IT, media and telecoms law. Selected practitioners will be market-leading in a range of matters, including data protection, e-commerce, outsourcing, licensing and telecoms regulations. 

Most Highly Regarded
Gustavo Alcocer Olivares, Mexico City
Clara Luz Álvarez Bufete Quijano, Mexico City
Eduardo Gallástegui Armella DLA Piper, Mexico City

Baker McKenzie sees two of its practitioners listed. Sergio Legorreta González leads the telecoms and IT practice group. He is widely considered to be “a leading light in telecoms regulatory matters”. Carlos Valencia-Barrera is highly recommended for advising on regulatory aspects of corporate transactions in the telecoms industry.

Santamarina y Steta achieves two listings, with head of the TMT department Jorge León-Orantes recognised for his expertise in outsourcing, e-commerce and data protection. Rodrigo Orenday Serratos is also seen as a key player in providing advice on data protection and compliance issues across the TMT sector.

Juan Daniel Rodríguez Cardoso at Rodríguez Rueda is recognised as one of our most highly regarded IT practitioners. As one client notes, “Juan impressed me as a responsive, communicative and professional lawyer with an excellent understanding of the high-tech sector.”

The “excellent” Gustavo Alcocer of IP boutique Olivares is regarded as a leading figure in Mexico for his IT law practice, with peers noting him for his expertise in licensing and outsourcing arrangements, and privacy and data protection compliance.

At Bufete Quijano, Clara Luz Álvarez has experience in telecommunications, radio and television alongside an understanding of e-commerce, administrative and regulatory issues. A respondent notes, “She is very clever and knows a great deal about her subject matter.”

Jorge Cervantes Trejo at González Calvillo is known for advising on large telecoms projects in Mexico. He is regarded as “a leading transactions specialist”.

At the IT boutique Davara Abogados, Isabel Davara de Marcos is regarded as a “true specialist” in IT law, with expertise in privacy, e-commerce and outsourcing.

At DLA Piper, Eduardo Gallástegui Armella is a veteran of Mexican telecoms law, handling transactional and public law matters. A source notes, “He has been in the market since the beginning and is certainly one of the most knowledgeable and experienced members of the bar.”

Ricardo Rios Ferrer at Ríos Ferrer Guillén-Llarena Treviño y Rivera is “a tier-one attorney” and “highly experienced at handling litigation".

Bufete Miaja Abogados’ founding partner Rafael Robles Miaja demonstrates “an academic level of understanding of telecommunications law”.

Andrés Acedo at Acedo Santamarina is listed for his telecommunications expertise relating to corporate and commercial issues including regulatory matters, in which he is considered one of the foremost telecommunications lawyers in Mexico.

Langlet Carpio y Asociados’ Enrique Ochoa de G Arguelles is recognised for his expertise in IT law, including IP, corporate and administrative matters where he provides “a great knowledge of the sector and workable solutions for clients”.

Vera Abogados sees Luis Vera Vallejo recommended for his expertise in technology, IP law, transfer of technology and investment. He has four decades of experience and represents numerous international high tech companies.

Basham Ringe y Correa’s Ricardo A Lan advises corporate and financial entities on telecommunications matters, including regulatory and compliance issues.

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