Mexico: Aviation 2019

In this chapter we highlight 11 lawyers as the leading figures in the Mexican aviation space. They stand out for their strong expertise handling a range of contentious, regulatory and financial matters for clients across the sector.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Carlos Sierra Abogados Sierra, Mexico City

Abogados Sierra sees two individuals highlighted in this chapter for their excellence in the field.
Carlos Sierra stands out as the foremost aviation specialist in the country. He draws widespread international recognition for his superb work handling leasing transactions, contractual issues and aircraft financings.
Viridiana Barquín is an aviation finance expert who comes highly recommended by market sources for her expertise in acquisition and insurance-related matters.

Ritch Mueller Heather y Nicolau achieves two listings here.
Octavio Olivo Villa is a widely recognised figure in the Mexican aviation market who is noted by sources as being “very involved in aircraft financing matters”.
Federico Santacruz González is “an excellent aircraft finance lawyer” according to respondents, who consider him a top name for both private and commercial matters.

We recognise two impressive aviation lawyers from Alegre Calderón y Márquez in this edition.
Carlos Campillo is “incredibly strong on regulatory work” in the aviation space, according to market sources, who commend his “exceptional industry knowledge”.
Javier Alegre draws high praise from peers and clients alike for his deep understanding of the aviation sector. One source notes, “He truly knows the industry and the unique needs of his clients.”

At Abogados Vázquez Rigada, Antonio Vázquez is recognised by sources as “an important figure” in the Mexican aviation space. He is noted for his expert handling of complex contentious issues across the sector.

Samuel Chacón at Chacón & Rodríguez is “very active” in aviation, where he stands out for his “strong academic knowledge” of the area, as well as his first-rate work handling financings and related disputes.

Javier Arreola Espinosa at Nader Hayaux y Goebel leads the firm’s aviation practice and is highly respected in the market for his first-class work on sophisticated aircraft leasing and financing matters.

Santamarina y Steta’s Juan Carlos Machorro G gains recognition this year for his work on corporate aviation matters. He is highlighted particularly by peers for his impressive handling of complex deals.

At García Pimentel y Asociados, Manuel García Pimentel Caraza is a standout figure when it comes to aviation insurance matters, an area in which sources consider him “a true expert”.

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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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