WWL are proud to highlight 8 outstanding firms for their impressive roster of market leading practitioners.
Full-service corporate firm Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enriquez enjoys a strong presence in the Mexican market, securing its place as one of the country’s leading firms with an impressive 38 listings across 14 practice areas in this year’s research.
The firm demonstrates its banking expertise with six leading practitioners recognised for their expansive knowledge of financial regulations and complex transactional matters.
Competition is another area in which the firm excels with five lawyers highlighted in our corresponding chapter for their deep knowledge of merger clearance issues, regulatory enforcement and cartel investigations.
Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enriquez also demonstrates the breadth of its corporate offering with five individuals noted in our M&A and governance chapter for their extensive experience advising clients on joint venture agreements, high-value transactions, divestitures and complex governance issues.
Notable individuals at the firm include Global Elite Thought Leader Carlos de Icaza, who is recognised for his encyclopaedic understanding of environmental law. Carlos Aiza is a standout lawyer who comes highly esteemed for his work on some of the most innovative finance and capital markets transactions in the region. Francisco Peniche-Beguerisse is a renowned labour and employment specialist while Leonel Pereznieto maintains a strong reputation as a go-to lawyer for the full range of insurance and reinsurance issues. Omar Zuñiga Arroyo is highlighted for his stellar corporate tax advice and Mercedes Haddad is revered for her expertise in negotiating structured finance transactions.
The highly distinguished Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau maintains a strong presence in the Mexican market. The firm consolidates its place as one of the leading firms in the country with an impressive 33 listings in our research this year, across 11 practice areas.
The firm exhibits a dominant presence in the banking and project finance sectors and sees an impressive 15 individuals highlighted across our two corresponding chapters. Its lawyers adeptly advise clients on a range of matters, spanning regulatory advice and arranging financing for complex transactions.
M&A and corporate governance are further areas in which the firm shines, with four notable individuals recognised for their outstanding work on joint ventures, public and private transactions, and deal negotiation.
Standout individuals at the firm include Luis Nicolau and Jean Paul Farah Chajin, who are highly sought-after for their strong banking expertise, while Rodrigo Conesa Labastida is a key player in the construction and real estate sector. Thomas Mueller-Gastell is celebrated as a leading lawyer in project finance along with Federico Santacruz González who is also highlighted for his exceptional aviation expertise. Another key player in the aviation sector is Octavio Olivo Villa who performs exceedingly well in this year’s research. Thomas Heather is recognised for his strong practice across arbitration, banking, M&A and governance.
Top-tier business law firm Basham Ringe y Correa holds a prominent position in the Mexican market, showcased in this edition with an impressive 28 listings across 12 practice areas.
The firm demonstrates its field-leading capability of handling complex M&A and governance matters, with six lawyers ranked in our corresponding chapter. Its expertise in corporate finance is recognised with further listings in corporate tax and banking law.
Intellectual property is another strength of the firm, with four lawyers highlighted for their excellence in a range of matters from patents and trademarks to copyright law.
Standout individuals include Daniel Del Río, a distinguished figure in the M&A space alongside Carlos Velazquez de Leon, Javier Becerra and Juan José López De Silanes Molina. Likewise, Juan Carlos Serra Campillo and Miguel Ángel Peralta are prominent lawyers in M&A and governance matters, with the former also excelling in the energy space and the latter a go-to name throughout the banking sector. Jorge De Presno-Arizpe is highly regarded for his in-depth knowledge of labour and employment issues, while Alejandro Barrera Fernández and Victor Manuel Barajas Barrera are leading lights in corporate tax law.
This year’s research showcases Galicia Abogados as a key player in the Mexican market, with a total of 27 practitioners across 14 chapters in this edition.
The firm demonstrates expertise in the capital markets arena, with five individuals recommended for their in-depth knowledge of debt and equity offers, in public and private placements. Their banking and project finance know- how is likewise held in high esteem, four lawyers recognised in our respective chapters.
Competition law is a further area of strength for the firm, with three lawyers distinguished for their excellence in
Global Elite Thought Leader, Carlos de Maria y Campos S is a leading light in energy and project finance law, with Francisco Fernández Cueto likewise esteemed for his impressive handling of project finance matters. Alejandro de la Borbolla O and Manuel Galicia are go-to name for capital markets matters, while Christian Lippert H is highly regarded for his stellar competition practice. The firm’s strong dispute resolution practice excels with the figures of Rodrigo Zamora Etcharren and Cecilian Azar Manzur in arbitration, and Daniel Amézquita in administrative litigation.
Renowned international law firm Hogan Lovells demonstrates its strong presence in the Mexican legal market in this year’s research, with 22 listings spanning across 11 practice areas.
Labour and employment is an area in which the firm excels, with four individuals highlighted in our corresponding chapter for their excellence on a spectrum of contentious and non-contentious employment matters.
The firm also performs well in our research into the energy sector with a total of three listings. The lawyers are distinguished for their expert knowledge of exploration, production, marketing and transportation of all types of energy including oil, gas, nuclear and renewables. The firm equally stands out in our arbitration chapter with three practitioners recognised for their excellent work in related contentious proceedings.
Notable individuals at the firm include Luis Ricardo Ruíz Gutiérrez and Hugo Hernández-Ojeda Alvírez who are renowned for their outstanding expertise in labour and employment matters. Omar Guerrero Rodríguez is a go-to name in competition law along with Ricardo Pons Mestre who is also recognised for his strong mining practice. Luis Enrique Graham is lauded for his excellence in arbitration, commercial litigation and investigations, while Carlos Ramos Miranda is a prominent figure with significant experience in the energy sector.
Standout firm Nader Hayaux & Goebel performs well in this year’s research into the Mexican legal market. The full-service outfit demonstrates its strength with 20 listings across eight different practice area chapters.
Nader Hayaux & Goebel showcases its top-tier banking practice with seven leading lawyers recognised for their counsel to global banks, export credit agencies, investment funds and financial institutions.
The firm is also recognised as a market-leader in project finance with four practitioners listed in our corresponding chapter for their extensive experience advising on the development and financing of large-scale transportation, energy and healthcare projects.
Nader Hayaux & Goebel is home to several distinguished lawyers including Michell Nader S, who excels at negotiating high-value finance and M&A transactions in the real estate and banking sectors. Vanessa Franyutti Johnstone earns acclaim for her in-depth knowledge of PPP contracts and real estate financing issues. Julian Garza Castañeda and Hans Goebel Caviedes stand out as go-to transactional lawyers. Yves Hayaux-du-Tilly is highlighted for his expertise in complex transactions in the insurance and reinsurance space, while Ángel Escalante Carpio maintains a strong reputation for his profound understanding of corporate tax law.
Founded in 1986, Von Wobeser y Sierra stands out as a leading full-service establishment in the Mexican legal market. The firm achieves an impressive 17 listings across eight practice area chapters this year.
The firm’s stellar arbitration practice sees five top-tier practitioners listed. They are highly sought-after as counsel and arbitrators in complex investor-state and commercial arbitration proceedings. The firm receives a further three listings in our commercial litigation chapter, demonstrating the impressive strength of its disputes offering.
Prominent individuals at the firm include Claus von Wobeser, who is a longstanding figure with four decades of experience focusing on dispute resolution. Diego Sierra is a renowned litigator who is highlighted for his expertise in commercial and administrative proceedings as well as corporate investigations. Luis Burgueño and Fernando Carreño are go-to lawyers for domestic and cross-border M&A transactions while Adrián Magallanes is revered for his 20-plus years of experience advising clients in complex litigation and arbitration proceedings.
Well-established firm Gonzalez Calvillo is renowned for assisting domestic and international clients in a range of complex legal matters. Their eminent standing is reflected in our research, where it receives 16 listings across 11 practice areas.
The firm is commended for its capital markets practice and sees two lawyers recognised for their impressive work advising clients on IPOs, acquisition finance and high-value transactions.
Franchise law is another area in which the firms excels, with two lawyers singled out for their expertise in structuring franchises, licensing, distribution and marketing matters. Adept handling of major project financing is also recognised alongside the firms’ prominent energy, construction and real estate practices.
Standout individuals include Global Elite Thought Leader Jorge Mondragón, the go-to name for the full spectrum of franchise issues in Mexico. Jorge Cervantes Trejo is a top name for M&A and corporate governance matters, while Luis Ortiz de la Concha is widely regarded as a leader in complex investigations. Leopoldo Burguete-Stanek has established himself as a key player in environmental law.