Mexico: M&A and Governance 2018

We highlight 35 standout practitioners in this chapter for their excellent work advising corporates on all legal aspects relating to M&A transactions, as well as advising corporate executives on governance issues.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Daniel Del Río Basham Ringe y Correa, Mexico City
2. Juan Carlos Serra Campillo Basham Ringe y Correa, Mexico City

BASHAM RINGE Y CORREA boasts the foremost M&A and governance team in the country, with six practitioners highlighted for their impressive corporate expertise this year.
Peers “would definitely recommend” Daniel Del Río, who stands out in our research as the leading corporate lawyer in Mexico. He draws high praise from a range of international sources who consider him an eminent figure in the corporate sphere.
Juan Carlos Serra Campillo impresses market sources with his world-class corporate practice, and is recognised for his exceptional expertise across the energy and infrastructure sectors.
Javier Becerra is an M&A specialist, highly sought after by clients who admire his strong transactional nous.
Carlos Velazquez De Leon wins international recognition as a leading light in the Mexican market. He is highlighted most notably for his transactional work in the real estate and construction space.

RITCH MUELLER HEATHER Y NICOLAU sees three standout lawyers highlighted for their excellent work in the field.
Thomas Heather receives plaudits for his first-class transactional practice, which encompasses a range of M&A and financing matters. He is a firm favourite among clients who value his extensive experience in the field.
Luis Nicolau is a fantastic lawyer who specialises his practice in M&A and capital markets transactions, areas in which he is considered a real expert.
Rodrigo Conesa Labastida leads the firm’s real estate practice group, and is well versed in handling a range of transactions and acquisitions in the sector on behalf of both developers and lenders.

Jorge Cervantes Trejo at GONZÁLEZ CALVILLO is well versed in handling a wide array of corporate transactions, including private equity and M&A. He is considered a prominent name in the Mexican corporate market.
Jorge Mondragón possesses over 20 years’ experience in the field and is a well-established name among peers, who regard him as one of the best corporate practitioners in the country, particularly in relation to franchising and distribution matters.
Miguel Valle Salinas also stands out in this year’s research. According to sources, he is “technically excellent” when it comes to corporate and M&A matters.

BAKER MCKENZIE achieves two nominations in this chapter.
Gaspar Gutiérrez-Centeno is regarded as an authority in the corporate space and is “doing very well for himself” according to respondents who recognise his active and successful practice. He leads the firm’s M&A and transactional practice in the country.
Jorge Ruiz boasts more than 30 years’ experience in the area. He remains a firm favourite among clients who highlight his vast experience and deep expertise when it comes to corporate transactions.

At GALICIA ABOGADOS, founding partner Manuel Galicia is renowned for his exceptional work handling commercial transactions for a variety of clients, including financial institutions, and domestic and international companies. 
Christian Lippert is recognised for his top-tier corporate practice, which encompasses transactions, M&A, capital markets and loan issuances.

VON WOBESER Y SIERRA’s Javier Lizardi Calderón stands out for his “deep understanding of the law” as well as his “timely and high-quality counsel”. One source effuses: “He is extremely good at listening to what our problems or issues are, and then crafting practical solutions.”
Luis Burgueño is first port of call for many clients seeking top-notch corporate advice. They note, “He understands the needs of and opportunities for all parties involved in the transaction.”

At MIJARES ANGOITIA CORTÉS Y FUENTES, founding partner Pablo Mijares Ortega continues to impress clients, who include investors, buyers and sellers, with his deep knowledge of M&A and joint venture transactions.
Francisco Fuentes focuses his practice on M&A transactions and is noted in particular for his work on related antitrust matters, including merger review.

Miguel de Erice at E.I. ASESORES enjoys a great reputation in the domestic market for his investment work across the energy, infrastructure and projects space, where he is a firm favourite among both domestic and international clients. 

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