Mexico: M&A and Governance 2019

In this chapter we recognise 34 practitioners who stand out for their impressive handling of public and private M&A transactions and joint ventures, as well as corporate governance matters.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Daniel Del Rio Basham Ringe y Correa SC, Mexico City
2. Luis A Nicolau Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau SC, Mexico City
3. Hans P Goebel Caviedes Nader Hayaux y Goebel SC, Mexico City
4. Jean Michel Enriquez Dahlhaus Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez SC, Mexico City

Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau performs well this year, with four practitioners recognised for their work in M&A and governance.
Luis Nicolau is one of the most highly regarded figures in the field who stands out for his leading work relating to capital markets and banking transactions.  
Thomas Heather has over 40 years’ experience practising in the corporate space and is well versed in advising clients on governance matters and complex transactions.  
Rodrigo Conesa Labastida heads the real estate group at the firm and is widely recognised for his expertise dealing with high-value deals in the sector.
Eduardo Triulzi Garciadiego represents a range of clients, and advises on many aspects of the field including real estate investment trusts, and the acquisition of public companies.

Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez achieves three listings in this chapter.
Jean Michel Enriquez Dahlhaus is a very important name in the market who advises clients across various industries on major capital markets and private equity transactions.  
Humberto Botti is noted by sources as “one of the best in the field” when it comes to representing private equity funds, investment banks, and depositors.
Jorge Montaño V is a standout practitioner within the M&A and governance space who frequently advises clients across the pharmaceutical, oil and gas, and financial services industries.

Nader Hayaux y Goebel achieves two nominations in this chapter.
Hans Goebel Caviedes is a prominent name in the Mexican M&A market who stands out for his expertise in complex cross-border transactions.
Michell Nader S is a distinguished M&A lawyer with a superb reputation for his expertise in sophisticated transactions spanning a range of industries.  

Von Wobeser y Sierra sees two lawyers listed here.
Luis Burgueño is praised by peers as an outstanding M&A and governance lawyer who brings over 25 years’ experience in the field advising various international corporations.
Javier Lizardi Calderón is identified as an excellent corporate practitioner who stands out for his impressive work on cross-border M&A transactions. 

Baker McKenzie also achieves two listings here.
Gaspar Gutiérrez-Centeno leads the firm’s M&A and transactional team in Mexico and enjoys a great reputation in the market for his expertise in foreign investment and banking transactions.
Jorge Ruiz has over 30 years’ experience in M&A and governance, and represents clients in different industries including automotive and mining.

At Basham Ringe y Correa, Daniel del Rio stands out as one of the foremost corporate lawyers in the Mexican market, and is commended by peers for his leading expertise in banking transactions.

Jorge Cervantes Trejo of González Calvillo is a brilliant name in the M&A and governance space who represents a number of different clients including sponsors, banks and governments.

Javier Curiel Obscura of Martínez Algaba de Haro Curiel y Galván-Duque is a well-established figure in the Mexican market where he is well known for his impressive understanding of corporate transactions.

Pablo Mijares Ortega of Mijares Angoitia Cortés y Fuentes focuses his first-rate corporate practice on advising buyers, investors, and sellers on cross-border transactions.

Carlos Creel C of Creel Abogados stands out for his excellent work in the field. His practice involves advising public and private companies in matters relating to both M&A and corporate governance.

Gerardo Lemus Burguete of Garrigues is commended by peers who “would highly recommend him” for his experience assisting clients on major transactions.  

Manuel Galicia of Galicia Abogados is a significant practitioner in the corporate space who regularly counsels both local and international companies across a wide array of industries.

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