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Mexico: Construction & Real Estate 2017

Fifteen practitioners are recognised in this chapter for their expertise in construction and real estate law, including financing, public procurement, and regulatory and compliance issues in both the public and private sector.

Most Highly Regarded
Roberto Hernandez COMAD, Mexico City
Carlos Aiza Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez, Mexico City
Luis Moreno Trevino Haynes and Boone
Michell Nader S Nader Hayaux y Goebel

Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez sees two practitioners listed, including the “outstanding” Carlos Aiza who is regarded as a thought leader in the real estate financing field in Mexico. He is known for advising on innovative real estate finance structures and investment trusts. Meanwhile, Carlos del Rio is known as “a real estate trusts guru” representing pension funds, private equity funds and other investors in real estate across the gamut of issues.

Haynes and Boone’s Luis Moreno Trevino is also one of our thought leaders in Mexico. He advises and represents clients in both the public and private sector and has experience in project financing, construction and regulatory matters. One source remarks, “He is one of the most experienced and effective lawyers working today.” Antonio Diez de Bonilla specialises in real estate financing and advises a wide range of clients including developers, operators, investors and agents. Peers call him “a very good negotiator".

Basham Ringe y Correa achieves two listings. Carlos Velazquez De Leon is described as a “top-notch” real estate lawyer, handling some of the firm’s biggest mandates. Daniel Del Río is also cited as a key player in relation to the structuring and financing of large real estate projects.

At Nader Hayaux y Goebel, Michell Nader S is highly regarded for his finance practice and he regularly acts on real estate financing deals. Sources highlight his “exceptionally strong practice” and “creative approach to solving client’s problems”. Vanessa Franyutti Johnstone has a broad real estate practice that covers the hospitality, retail, residential and industrial sectors. She is "a key name in real estate projects and investment".

González Calvillo has a strong practice with two nominees. Gonzalo Vargas Ateca is “first-rate” with peers citing his presence on a range of high-end real estate projects and investments. He is also noted for his “thorough and solutions-orientated approach”. Jorge Cervantes Trejo provides an international client base with structuring a variety of investment projects in Mexico. One client notes, “He has a fantastic track record and really understands our needs.”

Roberto Hernandez at COMAD emerges as one of our most highly regarded practitioners. He has a depth of experience in public and private construction contracts including procurement at the highest levels of government in Mexico. He is recognised as “the best construction lawyer in Mexico”, according to a number of respondents.

Rodrigo Conesa Labastida of Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau is a leader in the firm’s real estate practice. He has expertise in real estate financing, acquisitions and development. Peers say of him: “He is highly visible and well known in the Mexican real estate market”.

Goodrich Riquelme y Asociados’ Luis Pérez-Delgado is recognised as a leading specialist in real estate investment trusts.

At Iglesias Pozas y Páez, José Pozas de la Vega is recognised for representing major developers in the Monterrey area with a source calling him “a sophisticated dealmaker”.

Manuel Echave Pintado at Mijares Angoitia Cortés y Fuentes is recommended for his expertise in real estate financing.

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