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Basham Ringe y Correa

Founded in 1912, Basham Ringe y Correa has grown into one Mexico’s leading full-service firms and counts prominent domestic and international corporates among its client base, including Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions and medium-sized regional corporates. The firm’s success in the Mexican market rests, in part, on its well-established core practices, with large dedicated teams that can handle the largest and most complex matters to involve the Mexican market. The firm achieves listings in 14 chapters across this guide, which highlights the breadth of expertise on offer. As attested by our research, the firm is particularly strong in the areas of M&A and governance, corporate tax, labour law and IP.


 Basham Ringe y Correa’s corporate department earns strong endorsements and garners four nominations in this year’s M&A and governance research. The department regularly acts in the Mexican market’s mid-level deals and larger cross-border transactions. Practice head Daniel Del Río is a prominent fixture in the market with a strong international profile. He regularly leads the firm’s cross-border mandates for both domestic and international clients; he recently led the team representing US autoparts manufacturer Federal Mogul in its acquisition of Interfil’s IP portfolio, manufacturing plant and distribution facilities. The reputable Javier Becerra adds the weight of over 40 years of experience advising clients on cross-border transactional work and foreign investment. Juan Carlos Serra Campillo co-heads the firm’s energy, mining and infrastructure practice and is widely seen on important corporate transactions in these sectors. In Monterrey, Carlos Velazquez De Leon is an active corporate lawyer with a strong background in real estate transactions.

The firm boasts a market leading tax practice staffed by practitioners with a wealth of expertise in Mexican tax law and a firm grasp of the issues affecting corporates and individuals alike. Practice co-head Alejandro Barrera Fernández is a prominent tax practitioner known for his expertise in international tax law and cross-border planning. Fellow co-head Gerardo Nieto is a top-tier litigator with an enviable track record in high-profile cases against the Mexican tax authorities. Mario Barrera Vázquez’s wide-ranging tax practice covers tax advisory, transfer pricing and tax treaties. Recently, Barrera was a member of the firm’s team that handled the Mexican aspects of the transaction that saw Tessi purchase a majority stake in Diagonal and its Latin American subsidiaries. Victor Barajas is known for his expertise in tax planning and strategy. He also regularly assists the firm’s corporate department on the tax-related aspects of transactions.

Basham Ringe y Correa’s IP department emerged as the top full-service offering in our research this year. The firm’s international client base includes multinationals, such as, CBS Pharma, Michael Korrs, Nixon and Adidas. The strong team is led by Martín Michaus who is recognised as a market leader in patent and trademark litigation. Eduardo Kleinberg is a key player in the trademark space, heading the firm’s trademark and licensing practices. Adolfo Athié Cervantes is also highly recommended; he specialises in counterfeiting, infringement and unfair competition practice.

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