Mexico: Investigations & Compliance 2019

In this chapter, we recognise 11 standout lawyers for their excellence handling a range of investigations and compliance related matters from anti-corruption regulation to compliance programmes.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Luis Enrique Graham Hogan Lovells, Mexico City
2. Diego Sierra Von Wobeser y Sierra SC, Mexico City

Luis Enrique Graham at Hogan Lovells is one of the leading names in the Mexican investigations and compliance space. He is recognised for his strong expertise advising clients on anti-corruption regulation including the FCPA.

At Von Wobeser y Sierra, Diego Sierra is “without a doubt” a top name in the field according to sources, who note he is “very active” and “doing very well” in providing advice on complex anti-corruption and compliance matters for corporate entities.

At Creel García-Cuéllar Aiza y Enríquez, Leonel Pereznieto comes highly recommended by market sources who praise his top-tier work on regulatory compliance and corporate criminal matters.
Carlos Mena Labarthe is widely respected among sources who note he possesses “great experience in competition and antitrust investigations”.

Jones Day’s Guillermo Larrea is “very well known” in the investigations and compliance arena where sources note he “has been heavily involved for many years”. One respondent praises his “strong background and knowledge of the area”.

Daniel Maldonado Alcántara at Sánchez DeVanny Eseverri stands out for his “proactive, precise and collaborative approach” to investigations and is recognised for the “clear and quick advice” that he delivers to clients.

González Calvillo’s Luis Ortiz de la Concha “should definitely be on the list” according to sources, who praise his deep understanding of anti-money laundering and anti-corruption regulation.
Cristina Massa is a well-recognised figure in the Mexican market who impresses peers with her leading expertise in competition-related investigations. 

At Baker McKenzie Abogados, Jonathan Edward Adams is a firm favourite among clients who “really respect him” for his work handling compliance matters across a range of sectors including pharmaceuticals and healthcare.

Luis Dantón Martínez Corres at Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau leads the firm’s corporate governance and compliance group, and is recognised for his excellent work handling sophisticated investigations and anti-money laundering regulation.

Greenberg Traurig’s Hugo López Coll is a first-rate lawyer who is highlighted by sources for his strong knowledge of anti-corruption regulation, as well as his impressive work advising corporate clients on internal compliance programmes.

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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.

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