Mexico: Aviation 2018

We feature 11 prominent aviation practitioners in this chapter, including financial, regulatory and contentious lawyers, who handle a range of matters including aircraft purchase; leasing and financing; airport charges; alliances and competition law; and issues arising from major disasters.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Carlos Sierra Abogados Sierra, Mexico City
2. Carlos Campillo Alegre Calderón y Márquez, Mexico City

ALEGRE CALDERÓN Y MÁRQUEZ boasts one of the leading aviation practices in the country and sees two practitioners recommended for their work in the space.
Carlos Campillo is a standout name in the Mexican transport market and is highlighted by market commentators for his world-class regulatory work, an area in which he is considered a specialist. 
Javier Alegre is a fantastic aviation practitioner and regularly handles a wide array of sector-related issues including contentious and finance matters.

RITCH MUELLER HEATHER Y NICOLAU also sees two lawyers recognised in this chapter.
Federico Santacruz González is “a definite inclusion” according to respondents who commend him for his “top-tier practice”.
Octavio Olivo Villa is frequently engaged in advising clients on aircraft financing matters, an area about which sources note, “He is clearly a significant competitor.”

ABOGADOS SIERRA’s Carlos Sierra is the foremost aviation practitioner in the country. His first-class practice encompasses aviation leasing and finance matters, and he is considered “the go-to guy” for sector-related matters in the Mexican market.

At CHACÓN & RODRÍGUEZ, Samuel Chacón delivers first-rate and effective counsel to both domestic and international clients on the whole gamut of aviation matters, from leasing to financing.

Juan Carlos Machorro at SANTAMARINA Y STETA regularly handles both commercial and corporate aviation matters and is highlighted by peers as a leading figure in the domestic market.

ABOGADOS VÁZQUEZ RIGADA’s Antonio Vázquez is “an excellent litigator” recognised for his expert handling of contentious disputes across the aviation sector.

Javier Arreola Espinosa at NADER HAYAUX Y GOEBEL is “an up-and-coming name” in the field of aviation law, and is regarded as “a fantastic attorney, especially when it comes to aircraft financing”.

CERVANTES SAINZ’s Luis Cervantes is highly sought after by clients, one of whom notes, “He has delivered in every single case he has handled for us.”

At GARCÍA PIMENTEL Y ASOCIADOS, Manuel García Pimentel Caraza is highlighted as a superb practitioner and wins international praise for his impressive expertise in the sector.

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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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