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Juan Francisco Torres Landa

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Hogan Lovells US LLP

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Corporate, Government Contracts, and Environment


Partner at Hogan Lovells BSTL. Along his career, Mr. Torres Landa has excelled in the areas of Civil, Commercial and Corporate Law; Project Financing; Mergers & Acquisitions; Foreign Trade; Arbitration; Immigration Law, Environmental Law, Economic Competition- Antitrust; Mining; Taxation for Non Residents and Telecommunications.


Juan Francisco Torres Landa focuses on the areas of civil, commercial, and corporate law, project financing, mergers & acquisitions, foreign trade, arbitration, immigration law, environmental law, economic competition and antitrust, mining, taxation for non-residents, and telecommunications. In September 1983 he joined Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa (now Hogan Lovells BSTL) where he became a partner in 1995. He was also a foreign associate attorney at a law firm in Washington, D.C. in 1990. REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE Advises foreign investors who come to do business in Mexico to facilitate all stages of birth, development, expansion and consolidation. Experience in the various subjects that are necessary in the life of these projects, including corporate, contractual, environmental, tax, and other fields.


Spanish and English; working knowledge of French.


American Bar Association (ABA), International Bar Association (IBA), Mexican Bar Association (BMA), and Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).


Mr. Torres Landa received his law degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (1988), following which he completed an LLM at Harvard University Law School (1990). He completed a postgraduate degree in Taxation at the ITAM (1992).


President of the Harvard Club of Mexico (1999-2000), and Secretary of México Unido Contra la Delincuencia (2005 to date). He actively takes part in Pro bono activities at the firm. He has been an assistant and full time professor at universities such as: UNAM, ITAM and Universidad Iberoamericana. He has also lectured extensively in Mexico and abroad in professional forums. He enjoys running and actively participates in 10K, 15K, half and full marathons.

Latin America: International firms

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Hogan Lovells US LLP has a high level of corporate and M&A expertise across its Latin America team, which sits in multiple offices, including Sao Paulo, Mexico City, Miami, New York and Houston. It is widely noted for its expertise in oil-and-gas transactions, including those by state-owned enterprises and quasi-sovereign entities. Clients include Aeromexico, Banorte, Corporacion Multi-inversiones (CMI), Petroamazonas , Petrobras, Pemex and Sealed Air. The team advised CHUBB on the  stock ownership restructuring and subsequent merger of three insurance companies and two bond companies it owns in Mexico. Miami partner José Valdivia co-heads the Latin America practice and has a fine record in M&A transactions. Juan Francisco Torres Landa is a key name in Mexico City, where Federico de Noriega and Carlos Ramos Miranda are also prominent.

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Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Hogan Lovells is one of the leading international firms in the market, serving as a great entry point into Mexico for its international clients, as well as a stepping stone towards the exterior for domestic entities. The firm has invested heavily in its practice, not just in the capital, but also in Monterrey, where¬† Guillermo Gonz√°lez and Jorge Y√°√Īez¬† are both active. In Mexico City, key partners include the highly rated¬†Juan Francisco Torres Landa¬†,¬†Ricardo Pons,¬†Federico de Noriega and Carlos Ramos. Recently the team advised Invermat on the US$80m sale of the specialty container manufacturer, Envases y Laminados. Another highlight was advising Repsol Downstream Internacional on the $65m acquisition of a 40% stake in Bardahl de Mexico.

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Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

Hogan Lovells has established an excellent reputation for upstream, midstream and downstream oil-and-gas projects, where it represents a broad mix of major international and domestic clients. The firm has also seen plenty of activity in the new electricity market for energy providers and consumers. In the power sector, the team advised Sterlite Power Transmission on its bid, as part of a consortium with RTE International, for the concession of a transmission line project to connect Baja California's electricity network with the National Interconnected System. The team also advised Equinor Upstream on a deep water bidding round organised by the National Hydrocarbons Commission. The highly-rated team includes Carlos Ramos Miranda, Miguel Simón and Juan Francisco Torres Landa .

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International trade and customs

Within: International trade and customs

The four-lawyer team at Hogan Lovells¬†divides its practice into international trade/WTO procedures and customs. It handles consultancy, litigation and administrative procedures, more specifically focusing on antidumping matters, tariff classification, customs compliance and regulations, rules of origin, tax audits related with customs compliance and import regulations established in tax legislation, customs/tax strategies, IMMEX/maquiladora activities, PROSEC matters, bonded and strategic tax warehousing and temporary importation regimes. Recent mandates saw the team continue its assistance to Nissin Food Products in a case concerning machinery seizure by the tax-and-customs authorities for alleged lack of legal importation and permanence documentation; as well as ongoing representation of Mccord Payen de M√©xico before the tax authorities in a case relating to VAT triggered by a bonded-warehouse import. The practice also successfully represented Pilgrim‚Äôs Pride in a NAFTA Chapter XIX review opposing a Ministry of Economy determination imposing anti-dumping duties on chicken leg imports from the US; and assisted Products Rich in securing confirmation from tax authority SAT of the exemption of the importation of certain products from the payment of VAT. The very active Mario Jorge Ya√Īez¬†co-heads the practice with the similarly visible Arturo Tiburcio¬†and Juan Francisco Torres Landa; key support comes from senior associate Mario Lara. Other clients include Qu√≠mica Foliar and AdvanceSix.

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Real estate

Within: Real estate

Twelve lawyers handle real estate at Hogan Lovells, focusing on the hospitality, industrial, commercial, leisure, retail and residential segments, as well as infrastructure and automotive development projects, and covering the full range of real estate matters for developers, investors, investment funds, and other companies. In recent highlight work the team assisted Parks Desarrolladora with the expansion of the number of apartments to be built for the $230m Stampa housing project in Mexico City and with additional leasing matters in the capital; advised AstraZeneca on the $7.25m sale of a section of one of its industrial plants; and Energ√≠a Nueva Energ√≠a Limpia and EDF Renewables Desarrollo M√©xico on drafting sale and purchase agreements and rights of way for the implementation of energy projects, as well as on legal due diligence for the acquisition of other projects. The team is co-lead by √Āngel Dom√≠nguez De Pedro¬†and Juan Francisco Torres Landa¬†in Mexico City, and Guillermo Gonz√°lez Frankenberger¬†in Monterrey; counsel Fernando Medina Luna¬†provides support. Other clients include Abanca and Federal Mogul Group.

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