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GC Powerlist Mexico 2018

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For 30 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world. The GC Powerlist is the latest publication from The Legal 500, turning its attention to the in-house function, and recognising those corporate counsel who are driving the legal business forward. The latest edition is the GC Powerlist: Mexico, which identifies an array of the most influential and innovative in-house counsel working in the more

GC Powerlist: Mexico 2018

(listed in alphabetical order; click on an individual to view an expanded biography)

Sponsor Statement

Once again Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enriquez is honored to sponsor the GC Powerlist Mexico. The past two editions of the GC Powerlist were successful not only in assembling the leading and most innovative general counsel in Mexico but served as a vehicle for networking and exchanging valuable insight among the leading corporate counsel in the country and other attendees.

As appears to be the norm, we meet at a time of great challenges for Mexico. On the one hand, we continue to face uncertainty regarding the future of the North American Trade Agreement and, thus, the economic model our country will follow for the following years and perhaps decades (protectionism vs globalization). Concurrently we are half-way through a heavily contested presidential and congressional election, where the fundamental issue facing the electorate is the rule of law, corruption and impunity, which continue to be the greatest strain on Mexico’s development and aspirations for broader well-being. We are truly at a cross-road that will mark the future for generations to come.

Despite such adversity and uncertainty, Mexico’s economy remains resilient. Albeit only at 2%, GDP continues its steady growth, foreign direct investment is strong, and the overall economic and financial fundamentals of the country are sound. The structural reforms enacted after 2012, including energy and telecommunications are deepening and yielding positive results. Congress just passed a landmark Fin-Tech law and entrepreneurship is at an all-time high in Mexico.

With compliance and rule of law being the cornerstone issues facing any company globally, like never before the role of corporate counsel and GC’s as strategic thinkers within corporates is evident. Companies can ill afford to envision the role of a GC as one of mere support, but rather they must embrace the GC as a core member of the management team, and an active participant not only in allowing for the ordinary course of business to persevere, but most importantly, as a key player in defining the company’s long-term strategy and protecting its goodwill.

To all the corporate counsel included in the GC Powerlist Mexico 2018, we sincerely congratulate and commend you. Your contributions and dedication will not only shape the future of your companies, but also enrich the legal community and profession.


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