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Ibarra, del Paso, Gallego y Berezowsky, S.C., Adrián del Paso Puente, Mexico City, MEXICO

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Adrián del Paso Puente

Work (+52 55) 5202 0717
Ibarra, del Paso, Gallego y Berezowsky, S.C.

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Environmental Law, Real Estate, Administrative and Regulatory Law.


Adrián has more than fifteen years of experience representing companies and investment funds on several retail, industrial, residential, commercial, hospitality, tourism and infrastructure projects on these practice areas.


Since 2014 Adrián renders Environmental Legal Pro-Bono work for the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice.

Before founding the Firm, he worked in Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa, S.C. (2009-2011), Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C. (2007-2009) and Burguete, Celis y Asociados, S.C. (2004-2005).

Adrián is a Professor of Environmental Law of the postgraduate degree diploma in Real Estate law at ITAM and Anáhuac University.

Some of the companies that Adrián has represented in relevant transactions are the following:

  • Banco Mexicano de Comercio Exterior (International Trade Mexican Bank, “BANCOMEXT”), in connection with agrarian and real estate due diligence, including regularization/legalization related advice, as well as negotiation of related aspects of secured financings for the development of industrial/infrastructure projects in Manzanillo, Colima.
  • Disagro, in the review and advice on agrarian and real estate matters in transactions pertaining to real estate properties in Mexico.
  • Environmental Defense Fund, in the lobbying, negotiation and support before Mexico’s Federal Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales “SEMARNAT”) for the obtainment of its approval to further obtain the authorization to receive tax-deductible donations from Mexico’s Tax Administration Service.*
  • Encontrack, on the review, diagnosis and abidance of protection of personal data legislation. Encontrack, na revisão, diagnóstico e cumprimento da legislação de dados pessoais.
  • Grupo Marhnos, in the negotiation of the environmental clauses of the transactional documents pertaining to the JV recently entered into with Prudential Real Estate Investments Latin America.
  • Instituto para la Protección al Ahorro Bancario (Institute for the Protection of Banking Savings “IPAB”), in the legal environmental due diligence of real estate distressed assets for their disposition.
  • Jafra Cosmetics International, in environmental and regulatory matters in preparation for the divestment of one of its industrial facilities in Mexico, among other transactions.
  • Merck/Schering Plough, in several environmental matters of their industrial facilities in Mexico.*
  • MSD Animal Health, in EHS (Environmental, Health and Safety) matters of one of its industrial facilities in Mexico.
  • Morgan Stanley Real Estate Fund, in environmental and real estate matters of some of its real estate portfolios and transactions in Mexico.*
  • Pfizer, in environmental, water, real estate and regulatory matters in connection with some of its industrial facilities and business projects in Mexico.
*Adrián participated in these transactions prior to founding Ibarra, del Paso y Gallego, S.C.


Adrián is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese.


Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Chapter


Adrián obtained his law degree (JD) from Universidad Iberoamericana in 2004 and obtained a Master’s Degree in Environmental Policy and Management from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Madrid, Spain) in 2006. In addition, he obtained a post-graduate degree diploma in Environmental Law and Natural Resources from ITAM in 2005 and a post-graduate degree diploma in Real Estate and Tourism Law from the same institution in 2009. He also obtained a postgraduate degree diploma in Sanitary Regulation of the Pharmaceutical Industry, INEDUFARM in 2014. he graduated from the Business Management Program D-1 from IPADE and the “Leading Professional Service Firms” program from Harvard Business School in 2018. In 2019, Adrián completed an LL.M. program at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law.


Reading, jogging, travelling and golf.



Within: Environment

Ibarra del Paso y Gallego is a strong choice for environmental advice, thanks to the expertise of its practice head and name partner Adrián del Paso. He is backed by a five-lawyer team, which includes senior associate Mauricio Sandoval, who is experienced in environmental litigation. The practice recently advised DowDuPont on its legal strategy for water assurance, which is critical to its industrial operations. The group also advised Evergreen Capital on successfully obtaining key federal environmental authorizations for a real estate project in Valle de Bravo.

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Real estate

Within: Real estate

The 13 lawyers at boutique firm¬†Ibarra del Paso y Gallego combine the hospitality and transactional real estate practice with their sibling capabilities in environment, corporate/M&A, and energy and infrastructure. Specific work includes the development and operation of timeshare regimes, the structuring of acquisitions, financing, development, construction, leasing, rights of way and easements, disposition and regularisation of real properties, and accompaniment of high-net-worth individuals in matters of disposition and development of real properties, together with corresponding tax and estate planning matters. Recent highlight work for the team involved ongoing advice to Grupo IGS on the preparation, negotiation and formalisation of the acquisition of an $85m portfolio of industrial real estate assets from Macquarie Mexico; as well as counsel to ATCO on the development of a $50m natural gas pipeline through the state of Hidalgo, in the context of a contract awarded by the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), the first of its kind since Mexico's 2013 Energy Reform. The group was also instructed by Hilton Grand Vacations on the acquisition of a hotel and club in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur. The team is co-led by Carlos Pablo Ibarra Fern√°ndez¬†and the ‚Äėgreat‚Äô Gerardo Gallego D√≠az de Le√≥n; Adri√°n del Paso¬†handles environmental law matters; Juan Miguel Mart√≠nez-Mendieta¬†handles disputes; an support comes from senior associates Alejandra Guti√©rrez P√©rez-Avena¬†and Sandra Jim√©nez Huerta. Other clients include JLL, Marriot Vacations, Grupo Radio F√≥rmula, Grupo CIPSA, WeWork, Grupo Escato and Nexeo Solutions.

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