Strategic Research Partner of the American Bar Association's Section of International LawThe Queen's Award for Enterpise 2012

Community News RSS

Practice Areas

This publication covers 26 distinct practice areas and includes one new chapter: administrative litigation. This is a fast-growing area of law in the country due to an increase in government regulation and thus is creating opportunities for individuals and firms to develop their practices in this field. There are also three renamed and expanded chapters this year. Our internet, e-commerce and data protection chapter has been retitled "information technology", so as to include outsourcing practitioners among others. The regulatory communications section has been broadened to telecoms and media and now includes transactional lawyers to better reflect the scope of work done by lawyers in this field. Our oil and gas chapter has also been enlarged, and now includes the nuclear energy, renewables and power sectors. The largest chapter by far is mergers and acquisitions, with 44 individuals singled out for their expertise indicating the sophistication of the country's legal market in this area. Those we spoke to are predicting that deal activity will continue to rise in 2014, notably in the energy and telecommunications sectors. Our banking section boasts 29 inclusions, with lawyers remaining active despite the slowdown in economic activity towards the end of 2013. Furthermore, practitioners are optimistic that recent reforms will result in a busy year ahead. Twenty-nine real estate and construction lawyers are also singled out, reflecting the activity of the market and the interest of both local and international investors in Mexican property investment trusts. Other chapters with significant numbers of listings include capital markets, corporate tax, intellectual property and project finance.  To view the results of our research please click here.

Mexico in Brief

Mexico is one of the world’s most important emerging economies and since President Nieto took office in December 2012, it has been renewing its efforts to become a leader in Latin America. Nieto has acted quickly to pursue his far-reaching reform programme, notably in the areas of telecoms and broadcasting, tax, and oil and gas. The future for the economy and legal market looks bright, as these changes bring increased work for lawyers. To view the results of our research please click here.

Bradley Arant welcomes heavyweight defence lawyer in Jackson, Mississippi

William Goodman III

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings has announced the appointment of life sciences litigator William Goodman III who joins as a partner in its Jackson office.

Pfizer’s new general counsel takes up role early following sudden departure

Pfizer has announced that Doug Lankler has taken up the role of executive vice president and general counsel based in New York, following the departure of general counsel Amy Schulman on 17 December 2013. She was due to take up the position of head of vaccines, oncology and consumer healthcare this month, but has separated from the organisation by mutual agreement. Lankler took over with immediate effect following Schulman’s resignation, reporting to Pfizer’s chief executive officer Ian Read.

Goodmans strengthens IT and competition practices with key hires

Calvin S Goldman QC

Goodmans has begun the New Year with two lateral hires from Blake Cassels & Graydon. Top IT practitioner Richard Corley and competition expert Calvin Goldman are now partners at the Toronto office of the Canadian based firm.

Abercrombie & Fitch hires new general counsel from Greenberg Traurig

Robert Bostrom has been appointed as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary of American fashion brand Abercrombie & Fitch. He takes up the position this month and will be based at the company’s head office in New Albany, Ohio.

Banking Practice Area Review


Diego Martinez Rueda Chapital of Cervantes Sainz gives a detailed overview of trends and changes in the banking market over the past year. "During 2012 and part of 2013 Mexican banks have been focusing on expanding the lending activity and the borrower eligibility but at the same time implementing and adopting the Basel III directives."

Public Procurement Practice Area Review


Roberto Hernández-Garcia of COMAD SC looks at challenges for public procurement in Mexico. "Mexico has many problems, including those related to public procurement, but there are initiatives on both sides – the public and the private sectors – to improve the state of this activity and thereby create a first-class public procurement system."

Back to top

News & Features

Community News



Pro Bono

Corporate Counsel

Women in Law

Business and Human Rights

The UK Bar

Practice Areas


The Who's Who Legal 100


Special Reports



About Us

It is not possible to buy entry into any Who's Who Legal publication

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.

Copyright © 2014 Law Business Research Ltd. All rights reserved. |

87 Lancaster Road, London, W11 1QQ, UK | Tel: +44 20 7908 1180 / Fax: +44 207 229 6910 |

Law Business Research Ltd

87 Lancaster Road, London
W11 1QQ, UK