Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution: litigation

CDA Abogados has experience across civil, commercial and administrative litigation, and specialises in acting for HNWI clients and for shareholders in high-value disputes; practice heads Luis A Cervantes Castillo and Alejandro Díaz Steta are the primary points of contact.
Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa focuses on constitutional amparo litigation - particularly regarding new product regulations; the practice is especially strong on matters related to new technologies, with practice head Gibran Hazar is the contact to note.
René Irra heads the practice at Cuatrecasas’ Mexico office, which maintains a solid level of litigious activity – particularly in the construction, infrastructure and energy sectors.
Best known for its prowess in the insurance, energy and maritime sectors, Garza Tello-Clyde & Co Mexico acts in a range of litigation across those fields; Vicente Banuelos is the key practice contact.
Franco Lammoglia is particularly renowned for his skills in environmental litigation and leads the department at Lammoglia Abogados.

Dispute resolution: litigation in Mexico

Galicia Abogados S.C.

Galicia Abogados S.C.'s broad litigation offering encompasses administrative, civil and commercial matters, with the 18-strong team valued by clients for providing ‘a combination of lawyers with extensive experience supported by young lawyers but who have received specific training related to litigation’. The practice is a key branch of the firm’s counsel in various sectors and practice areas, and is regarded as a strong choice across administrative, regulatory and constitutional litigation. These have been particularly active areas during the López Obrador administration with clients coming up against the government’s reticence as regards the private sector. The practice group's offering on civil and commercial mandates has also proved robust and has notable experience across the financial, banking, class action, oil and gas sectors, along with federal and state appellate cases. The departmnet is co-led by Rodrigo Zamora, ‘a benchmark in the field due to his great capacity and knowledge’, and Cecilla Azar, who has extensive experience in major cross-border contentious matters. Daniel Amézquita is the main contact on the administrative litigation side and has overseen the substantial recent client growth in that area. Senior associates Iván Valdespino and Gilda Velázquez provide key support to Amézquita, while José Antonio Casas and Diego Manzano are more involved on the commercial litigation side.

Practice head(s):

Cecilia Azar; Rodrigo Zamora; Daniel Amezquita


Testimonials

Each individual lawyer at Galicia produces results and this generates advantages and benefits across the range of practices, specialisations and negotiation capabilities. The best description of the results is that I systematically call them for everything and they always resolve the issue well.

They combine competence with honesty, which is rare. Special mention to Cecila Azar and Iván Valdespino.

The litigation teams must have experts on the issues that are the subject of controversy, this will allow the strategy and the correct use of the laws to result in a positive outcome. Additionally, their way of operating and follow-up helps to achieve favourable results in any contest.

Rodrigo Zamora stands out at this office.

The team is diverse, having a combination of lawyers with extensive experience supported by young lawyers but who have received specific training related to litigation and arbitration at the most important universities in the world. Exceptional facilities with meeting rooms ready to even hold arbitration hearings, with adequate technology to carry out their activities.

Rodrigo Zamora is a benchmark in the field due to his great capacity and knowledge, he establishes clear strategies that permeate the rest of the team, including his clients, a born questioner and exceptional communication and strategy skills.

Santiago Oñate is a young lawyer with a transcendental academic training, but who also implements it relentlessly in the defence of his clients, his argumentation is vertical and clear. His work is highly reliable and outstanding, in addition to being an exceptional interrogator.

They get into the matter a lot, they get involved with the experts for expert evidence, they always have everything super fresh.

Key clients

KfW| IPEX-Bank


Organización Soriana


Cementos Apasco


Grupo Iberdrola


Grupo México


Wal-Mart de México


Siemens México


Dowell Schlumberger de México


Operaciones| Planigrupo


Aeromexico


Afore Invercap


Cargill México


Banco de Sabadell


Grupo Bimbo


Grupo Peñafiel


Palacio de Hierro


Grupo Financiero Citibanamex


JCDecaux Mexico


Banco Santander


Televisa


Scotiabank Inverlat


CIBanco


Banobras


Truper


Schneider Electric


Consorcio Industrial


Sunpower Corporation Systems


Wintershall Dea


Grupo KUO


Cámara Nacional de la Industria de la Cerveza y de la Malta


Ternium México


Grupo Vasconia


HSBC México


Banco Inbursa


BanRegio


BBVA Bancomer


Roadis


M&G Polímeros México


Ferrocarril Mexicano


PGIM Real Estate México


Casas Procsa


Mercedes-Benz México


Grupo Minsa


Vector Casa de Bolsa


Gas Natural del Noroeste


Work highlights


  • Advised Puerto Pacific Vallarta on a dispute over a fine issued to it by the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS).
  • Acted for a power company that owns photovoltaic plants in obtaining an injunction against State power company, CFE.
  • Assisted Desarrollo Turístico del Golfo with a constitutional amparo lawsuit challenging a maritime delimitation from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.

Malpica, Iturbe, Buj y Paredes, S.C.

Powerhouse dispute resolution boutique Malpica, Iturbe, Buj y Paredes, S.C. is seen as ‘an ally of its clients’ and its litigation offering in particular is of considerable repute, a regular fixture in the most complex cases in the Mexican market. Standout recent engagements have seen the firm represent a number of energy companies in amparo lawsuits and constitutional reviews against the Mexican government’s reforms in the sector. In the finance sector, the team is well-versed in representing leading international and domestic banks in contentious matters, while -more broadly- antitrust and telecoms disputes have also been recent areas of activity. Clients highlight and value the ‘professionalism, values and practical solutions’ of senior partner Carlos Malpica, who worked with further key partners Horacio Paredes and Juan José Iturbe on a number of the aforementioned energy sector cases. Rodrigo Buj has acted in high-profile telecoms and antitrust matters in recent years, while Alvaro Huerta is the name to note for IP litigation. María José Jimenez is an administrative and antitrust litigation expert, and Fernando de Ovando is another strong commercial litigator. At associate level, key seniors Alejandro Agredano (administrative & commercial litigation) and José Luis Vergara Estrada (civil & commercial litigation), are the names to note. Since publication the firm has made a high-profile incorporation with the hire of White & Case S.C.'s former managing partner, disputes specialist Ismael Reyes Retana - effective as of January 2024.

Testimonials

The best possible human treatment. The team shows true professionalism and excellent communication.

Clear strategies with serious considerations regarding the risks they entail.

It is a firm specialised in complex litigation and arbitration. Their multidisciplinary team sets them apart from other dispute law firms by analysing issues from various contentious perspectives, with a deeply technical focus, but without leaving aside the practical considerations necessary to obtain favourable results for the interests of the companies they represent. Their strong team composition is also an important differentiator. The team includes partners with a lot of experience in litigation, as well as junior partners and junior associates who are handling the cases. Junior and senior lawyers are of various profiles, people with studies in the best universities, all bilingual, all trained in MIBP or hired laterally from other important litigation firms in the market. I also know that they have an associate exchange system, which allows almost all associates with a master’s degree to have work experience outside of Mexico. As an in-house lawyer, we like their expertise in various contentious matters, their reaction to requests for reports, the service, and the empathy they seek to generate with their clients.

I work directly with Rodrigo Buj García and Juan José Iturbe, both founding partners of the firm. They assist us in disputes against banks and in another dispute against a leading company in the mining and metals sector. Both partners complement each other very well due to their experience and procedural technique to litigate in local and federal courts (Juan Iturbe), as well as their sharpness in handling matters and their litigation strategy (Rodrigo Buj).

I believe that what makes them unique is that they are a boutique specialised in litigation and arbitration, which makes them focus on their practice, but with a corporate and transactional approach, since most of their lawyers have knowledge of these areas from their past experience, which helps them understand the problem in a holistic way so they can fully prepare arguments for the litigation.

We admire their background in other legal specialties such as corporate law and the personalised customer service.

The Malpica team is a highly-qualified team that understands the needs of the business, always looking for practical solutions and aware of the needs of companies and avant-garde. It seeks creative solutions that differ from other law firms and also has a new collections area that is totally innovative for a top tier law firm like them, because it allows competitive prices while having a high quality service. They are an ally of their clients.

They are highly qualified lawyers who seek practical and creative solutions, always demonstrating very high values, which distinguish them in the market. All of them have a friendly manner, responding with rapidity and excellent disposition. I highlight Carlos Malpica, with whom it is a delight to work due to his professionalism, values and practical solutions. And also Rolando Zarate, who has a lot of technical knowledge and availability to support the client. Overall its a high quality service that adds value to its customers.

Key clients

Inter-American Development Bank


Citibank


Santander


BBVA


Banorte


Hermes


Macquarie


IZZI Televisa


Artha


Engie


3M


AES


Peñoles


Cargill


British Petroleum


GBM/Goldman Sachs


Técnicas Reunidas (TRSA)


Petronas


Eneflex


Continental Automotive Mexicana


Elevadores Schindler


Credit Suisse México


Toyota México


Work highlights


  • Advised Citibank as agent in the bankruptcy proceedings of Altan on senior financed creditors.
  • Acting for a Mexican subsidiary of Macquarie in an insurance litigation before federal courts against RSA and Codan in two separate proceedings seeking to collect insurance for a failed project due to civil unrest.
  • Representing AES, Engie, Peñoles, Mitsubishi, Artha, BALAM, Huinala, Arroyo Energy Group, Macquarie and Bas Projects, in multiple filings, including amparo lawsuits and constitutional reviews.

Martínez, Algaba, de Haro y Curiel

Martínez, Algaba, de Haro y Curiel has long been regarded as a destination firm for litigation in Mexico, and over the course of a five-decade history it has been involved in standout civil and commercial cases. The practice has strong relationships with a host of major international law firms and frequently teams with such on complex cross-border disputes; nevertheless, it is -perhaps- best known for its prowess and expertise in the financial sector where it acts for a blue-ribbon clients list. It is also well versed in litigating amparo proceedings. The firm houses several of the market’s most sought after practitioners, most notably Javier Curiel, an elder statesman of the Mexican disputes market and counsel of choice for several major domestic companies; and Jorge de Haro, who specialises in civil and commercial litigation, leads advice to top banks and has extensive experience in bankruptcy and restructuring matters. Additional highly regarded figures included civil, commercial and administrative litigator Daniel Ortega; Javier Altamirano Hernández, who often deals with transactional disputes, as well as real estate and construction matters; and Ernesto Palacios Juárez, whose practice focuses on strategic administrative and constitutional litigation. Diego Gutiérrez Martínez-Parente, Alejandro Legaspi Lanz and Mauricio Mendoza Cuenca represent the next generation of partners at the firm; all three have broad experience litigating high-stakes civil and commercial cases in Mexico. At associate level, Bernardo Basaldua and Vicente Cuairán are both noted.

Practice head(s):

Jorge de Haro González; Javier Curiel Obscura; Daniel Ortega González; Javier Altamirano Hernández; Ernesto Palacios Juárez; Diego Gutiérrez Martínez-Parente; Alejandro Legaspi Lanz; Mauricio Mendoza Cuenca


Key clients

Banco JP Morgan


Grupo Financiero JP Morgan


Banco Mercantil del Norte


Grupo Financiero Banorte


Banco Nacional de México


Grupo Financiero Banamex


Banco Sabadell


Banco Santander (México)


Grupo Financiero Santander México


BBVA México


Grupo Financiero BBVA México


Citigroup


Google


Grupo Aeroméxico


HSBC México


Institución de Banca Múltiple


Grupo Financiero HSBC


MetLife México


PricewaterhouseCoopers México


Scotiabank Inverlat


Grupo Financiero Scotiabank


Seguros Monterrey New York Life


Sura Asset Management


Wal-Mart de México


Hogan Lovells

The litigation department at Hogan Lovells provides ‘excellent service’ and frequently collaborates with related practice areas at its Mexico offices, as well as with the broader global network of the firm when tackling cross-border matters. The scope of the practice covers sectors from insurance and finance, to real estate and energy projects, with the team adept at handling all types of work, including class actions, constitutional litigation, and shareholder disputes. The practice is co-led by managing partner Omar Guerrero, a stellar name in commercial litigation, and also competition and antitrust claims; and Luis Enrique Graham whose vast dispute resolution experience includes representation before the Supreme Court. Also in Mexico City, Luis Ernesto Peón is especially strong in the finance and insurance segments; and counsel Juan Arturo Dueñas is focused on contractual disputes, cross border litigations, torts, and collections. The firm also maintains litigation capability at its Monterrey office, where Alejandro García González has a broad disputes practice.

Practice head(s):

Omar Guerrero Rodríguez; Luis Enrique Graham


Testimonials

Omar Guerrero and his team give us excellent service in every way. First of all, they have a lot of knowledge in the matter, they are always very informed of the trends in legal and technological matters, they are also coordinated and have excellent service and customer service.

Omar Guerrero and Juan Arturo Dueñas are highly reliable lawyers, they know their subject matter, and they provide excellent service and customer care.

The team has to know the company’s operation to be able to advise on risks and look for areas of opportunity and improvement. The HL team does a good job in the above, they ask the right questions and have the correct involvement in the operation. Hogan has a strong team in litigation, above all they are very clear in their explanations. They are part of the company’s global billing program and very accessible when we request to allocate the amounts of the matters.

Juan Arturo Dueñas and Fernanda Serrano are the lawyers who handle the litigation relationship with us. They are very punctual in providing case updates and are very clear in their explanations.

The Hogan Lovells Litigation team has provided me with a high quality service. They are always available to meet requirements and support in a very professional manner, providing very comprehensive knowledge in various branches of law. They have highly trained staff in the use of technological tools to carry out processes such as discovery, among others.

They are always available to serve their clients and establish a very close relationship, almost a friendship with their clients. They are trusted advisors, always aware of their clients’ issues. They establish strong working ties and trust with their clients, which constitutes a differentiating factor compared to other large law firms.

Quijano, Cortina y de la Torre Abogados

Dispute resolution boutique Quijano, Cortina y de la Torre Abogados has long-established prowess in civil and commercial litigation, with healthcare and telecoms being sectors of particular strength and regular instructions. Veteran litigators Javier Quijano, Xavier Cortina and Alan de la Torre are the main contacts to note, with Miranda Carrillo, who acts in civil, commercial and family litigation; and litigation and arbitration expert Pablo González de Cossio  providing additional partner-level support.

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC

Von Wobeser y Sierra, SC is a well-established name in Mexico when it comes to resolving disputes, and while it is best renowned in arbitration, the firm houses a strong litigation team that can reliably assist clients with the gamut of cases. The practice continues to be engaged in long-running class actions whose conclusions will set precedents in their respective sectors. Other areas of strength include the representation of foreign clients operating in Mexico (especially Japan-based companies), and disputes against government entities where commercial law and administrative law are interlinked. Co-leading the practice: Adrián Magallanes stands out for his expertise in energy sector litigation; while Diego Sierra is noted for ESG and anti-corruption matters, alongside his broad litigation practice. Other key contacts in the team include Raymundo Soberanis, Jessika Rocha and Pablo Fautsch. At the senior associate level, Rodrigo Barradas has a broad dispute resolution practice and his litigation experience extends to all court levels in Mexico.


Practice head(s):

Adrián Magallanes; Diego Sierra


Testimonials

They are a technically very solvent team with a very practical approach to the issues that are presented to them. This solvency allows them to simplify the challenges and design strategies appropriate to the specific case. Additionally, they have a practice that covers different specialty areas, because just as they handle litigation, they also handle arbitration.

The two partners I work with are Diego Sierra and Adrián Magallanes. With the first I have seen more litigation issues, while with the second I have seen more arbitration issues, however, any of them is very solvent in any of the mentioned areas. In addition, Diego Sierra is extremely solvent in matters of insolvency and structures, which is why this practice is currently focused on him as regards the firm. They are two lawyers with experience and great dedication.

Key clients

Sempra Energy


Mitsui & Co Power Development


Syngenta Agro


Reorganized TK Holdings Trust


Fianzas Atlas


Cervecería Modelo de México (Anheuser Busch InBev)


BMW


Invenergy


Invex Infraestructura


Siemens Energy


Hoerbiger de México


Mars Mexico


Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics


Newry


Work highlights


  • Represented Reorganized TK Holdings Trust in a class action related to an alleged malfunction of airbags, which was dismissed at the class certification stage.
  • Acted for a Hong Kong manufacturing company in a multimillion-dollar commercial lawsuit against Walmart and Suburbia.
  • Representing Syngenta Agro in a class action regarding the possibility of importing and planting genetically modified corn in Mexico.

White & Case S.C.

White & Case S.C.’s litigation team regularly appears at the Mexican Supreme Court as counsel for major multinationals operating in the country. It has a strong reputation and caseload in administrative litigation, while also maintaining a commercial litigation practice that participates in some of the standout cases in the market. Bankruptcy cases are a further forte, while more broadly, the firm’s international footprint gives it an advantage in cross-border mandates. The department is highlighted by clients for its ‘great internal communication and teamwork’, with practice heads Ismael Reyes Retana and Enrique Espejel providing expertise in regulatory and administrative litigation, and commercial and civil disputes, respectively. Fernando García Gómez is highlighted for his ‘outstanding technical capacity’ and has a broad practice in constitutional and administrative disputes. January 2023 partner appointment Diego Mora-Jensen’s caseload includes bankruptcy disputes, insurance claims, constitutional amparos and white collar crime; at associate level, Yuriria Galicia (administrative, constitutional and commercial litigation) and Joaquín Pacheco (amparos; white collar, compliance, technology, privacy and data protection disputes) are the key figures. Since publication, Reyes Retana has left the firm - effective December 2023.

Practice head(s):

Enrique Espejel


Testimonials

Dedication to the various aspects of current affairs and legal complexity.

We recommend Ismael Reyes Retana and Fernando García.

My opinion is that the teamwork in the firm stands out, I have seen very good coordination within and with external actors for the service we receive. The service is excellent.

Ismael Reyes Retana and Fernando Garcia. The service, attention, proposals and in-depth analysis of the case and the environment. A trusting environment.

It is a team with high qualification and rapid response to customer requirements and problem solving. They have great internal communication and teamwork.

Fernando García has outstanding technical capacity.

The firm’s lawyers get involved in the matters entrusted, investigate in depth and propose strategic solutions.

The firm’s lawyers engage in the entrusted matter. Fernando García is involved and committed to each issue, demonstrates extensive knowledge of the area and proposes innovative solutions. Lawyers display extensive communication, analytical, and judgment skills.

Key clients

Iberdrola Group


Kansas City Southern de México (KCSM)


Grupo Aeroméxico


Cofederación Nacional de Productores de Papa (Conpapa)


Comité Nacional Sistema Producto Manzana


Unión Ganadera Regional de Chihuahua


Kubo Financiero


Kuspit Casa de Bolsa


Afore Coppel


Telefónica


Uber Eats


Meta


AWS


Citibanamex


Coeur


Work highlights


  • Advising Iberdrola Group on an amparo trial against a $466m fine imposed by the Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE).
  • Advising Aerovías de México on an amparo trial against a resolution issued by the Mexican Transparency and Data Protection Institute (INAI), which determined that the company breached data protection obligations.
  • Representing Meta and its Mexican subsidiary in claims for compensation for alleged defamation, which occurred following purported content hosted on the platform.

Baker McKenzie Abogados, S.C.

For contentious matters in the energy, automotive, alcohol, tobacco, pharmaceutical and tourism sectors, the litigation practice at Baker McKenzie Abogados, S.C. makes for a robust and experienced choice of counsel. The department has capability across civil, commercial and criminal litigation, as well as in bankruptcy proceedings. The firm’s offices across Mexico all have key roles in the practice: in Monterrey, Alfonso Cortez-Fernandez is the main contact - he has a broad disputes practice with cross-border experience; commercial litigator Alfonso Curiel-Valtierra heads dispute resolution team in Mexico City; while in Guadalajara, David Márquez-Lechuga oversees contentious matters and is experienced in civil, commercial, and administrative litigation, along with restructuring and insolvency. Juan Francisco Vázquez-Lavista (in Mexico City) is another litigator with cross-border experience, and the practice was further strengthened in January 2023 with the promotion to the partnership of Javier Navarro Treviño in Monterrey. Guadalajara-based Emilio González-Guzmán is a key figure at associate level.

Practice head(s):

Alfonso Cortez-Fernández; Alfonso Curiel-Valtierra; David Márquez-Lechuga


Testimonials

Francisco Franco is a star in the field.

They have a lot of expertise and can draw on many areas of practice; i’d hghight their level of experience and executive service.

Key clients

Expedia


CHU de Québec– Université Laval


Vestas WTG Mexico and Vestas Wind Systems


Multicolor


Eli Lilly


Work highlights


  • Representing Expedia in the Interjet insolvency proceeding in Mexico.
  • Acting for a Canadian government hospital in a dispute against a Mexican company that sold thousands of medical supplies but failed to deliver the products or return the amounts paid.

Cervantes Abogados

The litigation practice is one of the cornerstones of Cervantes Abogados, whose offering in contentious matters is particularly well regarded for unusual and precedent-setting cases. The team acts in a broad range of corporate litigation, as well as civil, administrative and constitutional cases. Seasoned professional Luis Cervantes is the primary contact, with Alejandro Campillo and Juan Carlos Cajigas being further standout litigators at the firm.

Del Castillo y Castro Abogados

Since the establishment of the firm in December 2018, Del Castillo y Castro Abogados has earned a healthy profile in litigation where it focuses on disputes involving both national and international companies spanning a broad spectrum of matters, from corporate, contractual and debt collection work, to real estate, insurance and financial sector conflicts. One of the firm’s founding partners, Fernando del Castillo is the primary contact for litigation at the Mexico City office; a bankruptcy specialist, he is a well-known figure across insolvency, and civil and commercia litigation. Del Castillo co-leads the department with Monterrey-based disputes specialist Camilo Vázquez López, who has broad contentious expertise across arbitration, litigation and ADR. Experienced associate Ana Laura Elizalde works across civil and commercial litigation, financial restructuring, insolvency and commercial arbitration, and handles diverse matters ranging from stock purchase conflicts to contentious banking and construction matters.

Practice head(s):

Fernando del Castillo; Camilo Vázquez López


Work highlights


  • Acting for Acciona Ingeniería Industrial in an oral proceeding against Prolec for damages arising from a supply agreement.
  • Assisting Altán Redes with an oral proceeding brought by creditor Operbes.
  • Advising Alphacredit Capital, Sofom and Alpha Holding on an oral mercantile lawsuit filed by Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo.

Guerra González y Asociados, S.C.

The litigation practice is a cornerstone of Guerra González y Asociados, S.C.’s offering, and represents a diverse client base in cases across the country. The firm’s office presence in Mexico City, Monterrey, Monclova (Coahuila) and Matamoros means it can support clients on the ground in close proximity to the hubs of activity for a variety of sectors. Aside from its civil and commercial expertise, the team also has a niche in acting for individuals and family estates, with a forte in dealing with precatory measures relating to civil and commercial proceedings. A trio of lawyers jointly lead the department: founding partner Jaime Guerra González, who is a renowned senior figure in the market; Octavio Ochoa Huerta, a specialist across administrative, civil and commercial litigation; and mercantile and civil litigator Raúl García Herrera. At associate level, both Beatriz Montoya Ramírez and Laura González Santacruz have extensive civil and commercial litigation experience.

Practice head(s):

Jaime Guerra González; Octavio Ochoa Huerta; Raúl García-Herrera


Martens Abogados, S.C.

The ‘very high quality’ counsel from Martens Abogados, S.C.’s litigation department comes from a specialist team that is admired for ‘seeking innovative solutions’. While it unquestionably stands out for its work in the energy sector, where the team acts in a host of contractual disputes, the practice is also well-versed in contentious environmental law matters and finance-related litigation. ‘Highly experienced despite his young age’, Federico Martens co-leads the group alongside Luis Gerardo González, who has broad commercial and administrative litigation expertise. Associate support is provided by Rodrigo Iraola Leonel de Cervantes (civil and commercial litigation); former associate Mauricio Asali de Alba moved in house at Iberdrola in March 2023.

Practice head(s):

Federico Martens; Luis Gerardo González


Testimonials

It is a team focused on the attention and understanding of client problems, oriented towards supporting their investments in accordance with Mexican regulations, seeking innovative solutions in the face of a changing and adverse environment.

Ability to study and deepen the topics, proposed innovative solutions in the case of Federico Martens. Knowledge and detailed understanding of the energy sector.

A boutique office with personalised attention. All team members have an excellent level of legal insight and knowledge of judicial processes. I also highlight their involvement in technology issues.

It seems to me that the lobbying work they do with judges, secretaries, and judicial teams is the added value they have given us, they do an excellent job and that often leads you to win lawsuits.

Martens provides very high quality and sophisticated legal advice for disputes, but taking into account strategic down to earth and practical considerations.

Federico Martens is highly experienced despite his young age and always available and clear in his advice.

Pérez Correa González

Possessing ‘many strengths to work with’, the litigation team at Pérez Correa González has recently grown its client base of foreign financial institutions, and is also noted for its prowess in cross-border cases, particularly involving US law. The department regularly acts for companies in disputes with distributors, as well as in various kinds of debt collection matters. José Covarrubias receives considerable praise from clients and concentrates on civil litigation; he co-leads the department with Fernando Pérez Correa, who is a recognised figure in the market for all forms of dispute resolution. Experienced associate Jessica Ávalos stands out among the crop of non-partner lawyers in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Fernando Pérez Correa; José Covarrubias


Testimonials

José Covarrubias knows contentious matters and attends us correctly.

Jose Covarrubias has very good knowledge regarding the procedural framework to attend trials.

Pérez Correa González has many strengths to work with. For instance, they are very diligent, good at communications, very professional with their work. I have worked with different legal firms and I would say they are the no.1 team that I have ever worked with. In regards to my last case in Mexico, I believe that we would not have obtained the same favorable result if we did not work with them.

I worked with José Covarrubias Azuela mostly and he is the key litigation partner in PCG. Despite a time difference, he was always there to communicate with us and gave us prompt feedback and work resulta at all times. His knowledge of the case was exceptional and definitely, and he is the lawyer I could recommend to others (I have recommended him to my colleague from another division too). I am confident to recommend him to anyone and they will not be disappointed with Jose’s work.

Key clients

Aceros Camesa


Investigación Farmacéutica


Getman


Work highlights


  • Represented Investigación Farmacéutica in legal actions to recover the possession of a property located in the city of Cuautla, Morelos.
  • Acting for Aceros Camesa in a dispute against a subsidiary of a construction company (and its holding company), to collect amounts owed for the sale of diverse steel products.
  • Advising Getman on a dispute brought by a former distributor in Mexico, alleging the breach of an exclusive distribution agreement.

Ramirez Ornelas Abogados

Specialist litigation firm Ramirez Ornelas Abogados draws on the sector expertise of its founding partners - Gerardo Ramírez Ornelas in financial litigation and bankruptcy; and Luis Robles in telecoms and stock market disputes - to assist its client base with a host of civil and commercial cases. The firm also has robust offerings in administrative and family litigation, and has over two decades' experience acting for banking and financial institutions, transnational companies, Mexican corporations, economic groups, and individual stakeholders.

Practice head(s):

Gerardo Ramírez Ornelas; Luis Robles


Santamarina y Steta

Supported by specialists from other practice areas of the firm, the litigation team at the full-service Santamarina y Steta is focused primarily on lawsuits involving Mexican and foreign entities that raise civil or commercial law issues. The department regularly counsels on cross-border matters and is strong in disputes against government entities across a range of industries. Practitioners are experienced at every level of court in the country. The group is led by a trio of lawyers: Carlos Olvera, a well-regarded figure in the market with three decades' experience in civil and commercial litigation, restructuring, bankruptcy, and insurance; Roberto Fernández del Valle, who has broad dispute resolution experience and is especially strong in the real estate sector; and Carlos Brehm, who is the firm’s go-to person for contentious matters arriving at the Monterrey office. José Antonio Moreno and Michelle Grayeb stand out from a strong associate pool.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Olvera; Roberto Fernández del Valle; Carlos Brehm


Key clients

El Palacio de Hierro


Dell Leasing México


Stewart Title Guaranty de México


General Motors de México


Kimberly-Clark de México


Daimler Financial Services México


M+W High Tec Proyects México


Jafra Cosmetics International


Best Buy Stores


Abbott Laboratories de México


Inter-American Investment


Deutsche Investitions und Entwicklungsgesellschaft


Haver & Boecker Mexicana


NSC Agua


Merkafon de México


Huawei Technologies de México


Martinrea Honsel México


Master Drilling México


Ellwood Specialty Metals México


Topaz Holding


Sucden Trading México


Inteva Products


Kruger Family Industries


Grupo Industrial Saltillo


Tractel Secalt


Navistar Financial


Work highlights


  • Representing Kimberley Clarke Mexico in a civil lawsuit filed by Fundación Ve por México regarding illegal use of a logo.
  • Advising Best Buy on two lawsuits against Glider Guadalajara, as a consequence of an early termination of a lease agreement related to a Best Buy store in Guadalajara.
  • Representing the Inter-American Investment Corporation in a mortgage foreclosure claim filed against Nixte and others.

Bufete Asali

Dispute resolution firm Bufete Asali fields a ‘team of professionals with various specialties that complement each other well’ and is praised for its ‘depth of analysis’ in complex cases. The practice demonstrate particular strength and expertise as regards conflicts in the construction, energy, telecoms, finance and technology sectors, but has also built a reputation for its offering to private clients and family estates. Founding partners Luis Asali and Jorge Asali co-lead the practice; Luis is an experienced litigator before state and federal courts, as well as Mexico’s Supreme Court, and Jorge is a strong choice for bankruptcy and insolvency cases. Senior associate Omar Colomé assists across maritime, banking, telecoms, insurance and shareholders disputes.

Practice head(s):

Luis Asali Harfuch; Jorge Asali Harfuch


Testimonials

What in my experience has made Bufete Asali’s dispute resolution practice one of the benchmarks in complex cases, is its responsiveness, its depth of analysis and the closeness of partners to discuss strategies and adjust them quickly.

They make you feel cared for and demonstrate mastery of the matters entrusted to them. I would like to list everyone, but Juan Pablo Rodríguez, Manuel García Pimentel, Luis Fabara, Alina Aguilar and Luis Asali stand out.

A team of professionals with various specialties that complement each other well.

Accessible professionals willing to get involved and delve into issues.

Key clients

BBVA


Blue Marine Technology Group


Abilia


Santander


Fidelity National Title


Inetum


Gicsa


Power China


Sukarne


SAP


Work highlights


  • Represented Fidelity National Title in a dispute regarding the validity of the ownership title of one of its insured properties in Sinaloa Mexico.
  • Acting for Banco Santander Mexico in a debt collection case for $10m.
  • Advising Grupo GICSA on amparo proceedings in its attempt to gain injunctive relief against a series of interim measures.

Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García, S.C.

The seven-strong litigation team at Bello, Gallardo, Bonequi y García, S.C. assists with civil, commercial,, administrative and constitutional litigation, as well as often acting in constitutional amparo proceedings. Financial regulation, compliance and contentious issues in the telecoms sector are all particular strengths of the practice. One of the firm’s founding partners, Juan Bonequi has acted for a number of the more prominent financial institutions operating in Mexico; he co-leads the practice with civil and commercial disputes specialist, Elia Sosa; and ‘very proactive’ senior associate Cinthya González, who is the name to note for constitutional and amparo matters.

Practice head(s):

Juan Bonequi; Elia Sosa; Cinthya Gonzalez


Testimonials

The office was very professional in the way they presented the steps to follow throughout the process. The issue we litigated was a very specific issue and the team did enough research to understand it and also present it in an easy and favorable light.

‘Cinthya Gonzalez was the associate who handled our case and it was very satisfying for us to know that she was very aware of the situation and all the specialised details of the case, she was also always very proactive in recommending that we make any modifications or clarifications on our case. Likewise, her knowledge of the subject and how the process worked was very valuable in obtaining a favorable result.

Carlos Bello, who was the partner who handled our case, always gave us his time and availability to explain our matter.

Key clients

Accell Innovation


Accell Soluções Pra Energia e Agua


A-Safe


AES México


American International Group (AIG)


Banco Mercantil del Norte


Banco Santander


Becton Dickinson


Bestway México


Citi Banamex


Cerebro Ad Media


Daimler Financial Services


Doc Solutions


Deutsche Bank Mexico


Evo Payments Mexico


Fundación Teletón


Federación Mexicana de Futbol


Garnet Collects


Grupo Pochteca


Grupo Lucaya


Hispasat


Hisense Mexico


IB Support


Industrias Gaffel


Kinezis


Mercado Libre


Nissan Mexicana


Onsigna Holdings


Orlegi Sports


Productos Verde Valle


Petrolera Amatitlán


Scotia Bank Mexico


Sandvik


Starlink


Thyssenkrupp


Work highlights


  • Advising Productos Verde Valle on an amparo challenge to a food industry regulation.
  • Acted for AIG in a claim for punitive damages regarding a hopper car derailment.
  • Advising Accell Innovation on a breach of contract case.

Bufete Cuetara Canale

Boutique litigation firm Bufete Cuetara Canale has ‘a wealth of experience in its area of practice’ and acts in civil and mercantile litigation throughout the country. It has recently taken on a number of cases in the food and beverage sector, as well as being active in class actions. Roberto Cuétara Canale is counsel of choice for a number of multinationals operating in Mexico and he co-leads the litigation department in conjunction with Oly Ayala Romero Vargas (an administrative IP litigation specialist) and Rafael Ayala y Aranda (who focuses on civil and commercial disputes). At associate level, senior Roberto Islas Vásquez handles a full range of civil, commercial and administrative litigation.

Practice head(s):

Roberto Cuétara Canale; Oly Ayala Romero Vargas; Rafael Ayala y Aranda


Testimonials

Internal lawyers require a firm in which to entrust the relevant matters of the company and it is not only about the price, it is about the quality of service and compatibility with the members of the internal legal area as well as the practicality of both the service and billing.

The plus is very clear and it is the experience and specialty in litigation, it is not only about taking the trial with common arguments, it is about exploring even the smallest detail that leads us to excellence and neatness in the process. Roberto Cuétara is a capable person and an expert litigator who trusts his legal criteria and we know that he will have explored each and every one of the possibilities and scenarios in specific cases.

The team has a wealth of experience in its area of practice. They are able to provide multiple solutions to legal problems and to react quickly and efficiently to any contingency. They are highly trustworthy in terms of the matters they handle, but are also pragmatic and straightforward. They always look for the best solution for their clients. Roberto Cuétara and his team, especially Roberto Islas, have a very good relationship with their clients. They constantly send reports on the status of the matters in their charge and are always available to answer questions.

Roberto Cuétara, partner of the team, is an exceptional lawyer. He masters civil litigation issues and is capable of providing his clients with various solutions to highly complex legal problems. His management and monitoring of matters generates great confidence in his clients. Roberto Islas is a highly qualified attorney in civil litigation. He has impeccable customer service, sending constant updates on the matters under his responsibility and always available to address their concerns.

It can be described in a few words: “Make your life easier” by leaving your affairs in their hands as the results are excellent.’

The staff of this firm is excellent in every way. Headed by Roberto Cuétara, they form a great team with immediate responses and positive results.

Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C.

Full service powerhouse Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C. supplements its market leading transactional offering with a steadily-developing litigation department that is praised as being ‘wonderful to work with’. The practice group excels in administrative litigation - a key contentious segment during the current administration- and has increasingly built out its constitutional litigation expertise. Indeed, the firm's contentious capabilities (in all areas bar IP and tax) were reorganised in 2022 to form a single 12-strong core group that handles a broad array of litigation, including competition cases and those with an economic component. The department is led by 20-years disputes' veteran Sara Gutiérrez who was raised to the partnership in January 2023 and is especially well-known for administrative litigation and cases involving economic factors and/or anti-competitive practices. She is seconded by counsel Héctor Anaya Mondragón (‘one of the best lawyers in the firm’), whose broad disputes practice encompasses litigation and arbitration. Associate Rafael Morales Alaniz is also a noted team member, with expertise in administrative litigation across various industries, as well as amparo cases and contentious antitrust matters.

Practice head(s):

Sara Gutiérrez


Testimonials

The litigation team worked seamlessly with the antitrust team. Both teams were very creative and extremely knowledgeable in their subject areas.

The litigation and antitrust teams were wonderful to work with, and were the most creative lawyers I have worked with. They found many alternative solutions to a very difficult issue, and had an exceptional knowledge of the law.

Creel is a good litigation firm in Mexico, its team is made up of people from the best universities worldwide with extensive experience in working on difficult transactions in the Mexican market.

Hector Anaya, is one of the best lawyers in the firm, he is a person with a high sense of urgency and focused on our business. I am very grateful to Hector for all his support of our organisation.

Key clients

Amgen México


Asociación Mexicana de FIBRAs Inmobiliarias (AMEFIBRA)


Calizas industriales del Carmen


Henkel


JT International


Microsoft México


Mission Hills


Pegaso PCS


Reckitt Benckiser


Servicios y Terminales de Tuxpan


Telra


Work highlights


  • Represented the local SPV of a North American investor that has been subject of multiple actions by the Mexican Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE).
  • Acted for an international pharmaceutical company in a dispute with COFEPRIS.
  • Representing Legacy Vulcan in administrative litigations related to a $1.2bn investor-state arbitration under Nafta’s chapter 11 against Mexico.

Gonzalez Calvillo

Gonzalez Calvillo's nine-strong team disputes team assists its clients - most frequently the Mexican subsidiaries of multinationals from a range of sectors - with administrative, civil, commercial and constitutional litigation, along with -when necessary- bankruptcy litigation. Class actions have been a particular recent highlight for the team, most often led by senior practice figure Edgar Grajeda, who, with almost 20 years' experience as a partner, is deeply knowledgeable regarding civil and commercial litigation. Grajeda co-directs the practice with Daniel Morán, whose handles complex civil and commercial litigation, as well as acting energy and real estate controversies, judicial reviews derived from public tenders, administrative sanctioning procedures, nullity trials, and amparo proceedings. Disputes dedicated senior associate Ana Rosa Bobadilla works across a broad range of civil, commercial, family, criminal and administrative matters and also has experience of insolvency and class action procedures.

Practice head(s):

Edgar Grajeda; Daniel Morán


Testimonials

The Gonzalez Calvillo Litigation team is highly competitive and outstanding. They are always duly updated on judicial reforms and are very well connected with judges, magistrates and ministers. Without a doubt they are above the teams of other firms which are also very competitive. The technology the department uses is in accordance with current needs. It is a totally inclusive office and gives the same opportunities to men as to women.

Edgar Grajeda is extremely kind and diplomatic – he keeps me updated on the matter and the matter is well handled; he’s someone who is always available for his clients, regardless of schedules and with very good responses.

What makes the firm’s lawyers stand out is the great availability they have. They understand the client, they have good relationships with judges, magistrates and ministers. The partners are always directly involved in matters. Their response times are correct. They stick to the budget. They always try to find the greatest benefit for the client. The partner in charge of the corresponding matter always keeps you duly updated on its progress. González Calvillo is a highly recognised law firm not only for its litigation practice but also for its corporate practice. Their knowledge is adequate and always updated.

Both Edgar Grajeda & Ana Rosa Bobadilla have a deep knowledge of the case and communicate clearly and punctually any progress in the pending processes.

Key clients

Agrofresh Solutions


Amazon


Benetton Group


BP


Google


Maxcom Telecomunicaciones


Megacable


Nike de Mexico


Sony de Mexico


Tesoro México (Andeavor Company)


Work highlights


  • Representing BP’s entities in two different class actions filed by an NGO and a group of fishermen from the Gulf of Mexico, respectively; both derive from the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
  • Acting for Sony in a class actions filed by the Federal Consumer Protection Agency.
  • Acting for Nike de México in debt recovery proceedings against by a former distributor of Nike products.

Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

In September 2022, Alejandro Ostos and his team -formerly of Bufete Ostos- joined Greenberg Traurig, S.C. in what constitutes a significant overhaul and strengthening of the latter’s contentious capabilities. Ostos receives plentiful praise for his ‘extensive experience in administrative and constitutional matters’, and now leads the firm’s nascent civil and commercial litigation department. The practice works closely with the firm’s corporate and compliance offering and acts for a diverse client base that includes domestic and multinational companies, investment banks and advertising agencies, among others. Senior associate Mauricio Rueda and associate Erick Peregrina (who both joined with Ostos), handles commercial, civil, and family law litigation, along with constitutional amparos.

Practice head(s):

Alejandro Ostos


Testimonials

We recommend Alejandro Ostos.

It is a team that combines extensive experience, high-profile vision and an understanding of its clients’ needs while proposing corresponding business solutions.

Alejandro Ostos has extensive experience in litigation of various matters, with extensive experience in administrative and constitutional matters. This is combined with a vision focused on the objectives of its clients.

The litigation area of the firm has extensive and complete experience in civil, commercial and administrative matters. Actually, they are not only litigators, they are transactional lawyers who understand the problems, offer solutions and accompany you in the implementation, they have a lot of experience in infrastructure and engineering projects and public works. It is an elite team and in few offices you can receive legal solutions like those offered by the Greenberg litigation team.

Alejandro Ostos, is an excellent lawyer, a high-flying jurist, with a clear, sharp, peripheral and deep understanding of the issues that arise, he offers comprehensive business solutions and close support that allows achieving the objectives set and providing security legal operations of its clients. It would be a mistake to consider that Alejandro Ostos is only a litigator, he is a business legal adviser.

Key clients

Accenture


Clarke Modet y Cia de México


Constructora y Edificadora GIA+A


Desarrolladora La Ribera S


Laboratorios Cryopharma


National Potato Council


Tauroplaza México


Truper


Guerra, Hidalgo y Mendoza (GHM)

Since its establishment in 2020, Guerra, Hidalgo y Mendoza (GHM) has garnered a strong reputation in commercial litigation, while also adapting its offering to cater to the strong uptick in contentious administrative matters. The practice excels in disputes arising from corporate transactions and has acted in a number of significant shareholder disputes. Jesús Ángel Guerra Méndez is an expert commercial litigator with additional strength in bankruptcy and insolvency work. Guerra-Méndez co-leads the practice alongside Elias Mendoza, another experienced practitioner across litigious matters and with a bankruptcy focus; and Patricio Hidalgo, whose practice focuses on commercial, civil and administrative litigation. Associates Sandra Trejo, Adrián Villamil and Patricia Cervantes round out the team.

Practice head(s):

Jesús Ángel Guerra Méndez; Elias Mendoza Murguía; Patricio Hidalgo Estrada


Testimonials

They are very innovative and not having as big an ego as other litigators in the country helps them stay grounded and really give the best advice to their clients. Jesús Guerra has become one of the most prestigious litigators in the country and Elías Mendoza, despite his age, is also a litigator who already belongs to the big leagues.

Creative solutions and timely follow-up of cases.

Work highlights


  • Acting for Prisa Media in defending its stake in 50% of the capital stock of Sistema Radiópolis from a hostile takeover from the other shareholder of the company, Corporativo Coral.
  • Advising two of the shareholders of Planigrupo against another shareholder looking to force a sale of all of the its shares through a merger with another real estate fund.
  • Representing AMR in a litigation derived from a hotel operation contract in the Riviera Maya.

Jones Day

Clients of Jones Day value the ‘seniority and professionalism’ of its litigation team, which assists with domestic and cross-border civil and commercial disputes. Antonio González (‘always... at the forefront of criteria and best procedural practices’) has a very broad dispute resolution practice - his experience includes amparo trials, contractual disputes, corporate and shareholders litigation, bankruptcy, and financial matters. He co-leads the practice with of counsel José Antonio Vazquez (‘highly committed and ethical in all aspects’), who has similarly broad experience in significant civil and commercial cases. Fellow of counsel María Elena Huerta Ávila whose ‘work gives a lot of confidence’ is another key contact; while at associate level, Daniela MontañoRodrigo Ramírez and Gustavo Galindo are all noted.

Practice head(s):

Antonio González; José Vázquez Cobo


Testimonials

I think that something that is favorable is the collaboration between partners with different skills. This ability to collaborate helps to strengthen the work.

Jones Day Mexico clearly differs from other firms not only because of seniority and professionalism, but also because of the level of experience and knowledge of how a company works. which in many occasions is difficult to transmit to a legal firm. Likewise, the diversity of knowledge in different subjects of these two teams in particular.

The added value provided by the Jones Day team led by Antonio González is always being at the forefront of criteria and best procedural practices.

Where they differ is that the Jones Day team always has elements to look for alternatives in a business environment to make the issues and queries made viable.

This team has a high degree of experience and knowledge in their practice, they care about the client and finding the best solutions to various issues, always considering a fair fee. Additionally, they are always available in terms of schedules for any emergency or question, this makes them much better than other law firms. Additionally, they give excellent results in the assigned matters.

Jose Antonio Vazquez has a high degree of knowledge in his practice, finds creative solutions to common problems, cares about providing the best client service, and is always available. He is highly committed and ethical in all aspects. Associate Gustavo Galindo is a lawyer with high potential, excellent customer service and always working with commitment and ethics.

JD Mexico, at least the areas that I have had contact with litigation (Mariela) and compliance (Guillermo), clearly differentiate themselves from other firms not only because of seniority and professionalism, but also because of the level of experience and knowledge of how a company works, which is often difficult to transmit to a legal firm. Mariela: excellent attitude, seniority, experience; her work gives a lot of confidence. Guillermo: breadth of knowledge of different subjects; very strong in his area of expertise; very good handling of difficult situations; shows a lot of experience.

Key clients

Newmont


Hard Rock International


Goodyear Tire and Rubber


Ventura Entertainment


Minera México


Vitro


SAP Mexico


Grupo Financiero Citibanamex


Work highlights


  • Representing Minera Peñasquito as defendant in seven judicial proceedings for the defence of real estate purchased by the company in Zacatecas.
  • Acting for Roku in an amparo proceeding against an injunction granted by a Mexican civil court to Izzi Telecom, in order to prevent the sale of Roku devices in Mexico.
  • Advising Ventura Entertainment on the early termination of the administrative authorisation to operate “La Feria de Chapultepec” and the publication of the bidding bases of “La Feria de Chapultepec” in the Official Gazette.

Mañón Quintana Abogados

A firm full of young talents’, Mañón Quintana Abogados is a litigation boutique that handles insolvency, class actions and civil and commercial litigation, and seeks to  do so with a strong emphasis on the engagement and use of technology to assist its clients. The team represents a number of multinationals and has a particularly strong client base in the banking and insurance sectors. Co-founding and managing partner Antonio Mañón has a strong niche in representing automotive clients as well as a profile for handling financial cases, and co-leads the practice with fellow founding partner Gerardo Quintana, whose particular expertise lies in finance and insurance-related litigation. With ten years at the firm, Darío Jandette Fuentes (banking, finance, bankruptcy and insurance litigation) completes the partner level team. Senior associate Alberto Quintana , in turn, handles litigation across the banking, construction, transport, and financial sectors. Of counsel Antonio Barrera and senior associate Gerardo Sánchez Martínez left the firm in September and December 2022, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Antonio Mañón; Gerardo Quintana


Testimonials

It is an office with extensive experience and great knowledge, great management with authorities and counterparts as its strengths and abilities to carry out its follow-up. It compares favorably and stands out from other firms.

The punctual follow-up and knowledge of the environment in all aspects make this team stand out, qualities such as negotiation and the clear establishment of the objectives to be achieved, with Antonio Mañón and Jorge Rosales standing out.

MQ is a firm full of young talents. They are a close-knit group that uniquely intertwines their practice of commercial and civil litigation with that of administrative litigation. In addition, they have developed a highly attractive practice in niche sectors such as insurance litigation and class actions.

MQ has lawyers hungry to excel. It is noted in each meeting and when making proposals for a case. This allows them to have great attention to detail and be extremely attentive to the needs of customers. I especially highlight Antonio Mañon and Jorge Rosales.

The Mañon Quintana Abogados firm is a firm fully committed to the entrusted litigation, achieving excellent results derived from the meticulous analysis of each one of the litigation and the application and implementation of the new jurisprudential criteria that support its satisfactory conclusion.

Antonio Mañón is a partner committed to his clients. The attention he provides is personalized, efficient and fast. ‘Unlike other law firm partners, their availability to attend to your affairs is extensive.

Key clients

Scotiabank


HSBC México


Seguros Argos


Axa Seguros


BPI France Assurance Export


Xerox Mexicana


Johnson Controls


Nissan Mexicana


Stellantis México


KIA México


Renault México


Clarios México


NR Finance México


Calizas Industriales del Carmen (Vulcan Materials)


CHG Meridian Mexico


Honeywell


Iberdrola México


Work highlights


  • Advising Calica on the defence of a class action claiming environmental damage on the Riviera Maya.
  • Advising Financiamiento Progresemos on a claim for the delivery of MXN$250m, for payments made by borrowers.
  • Advising and representing Impulsora Sahuayo in the legal actions to obtain the nullity of a MXN$910m share subscription agreement.

Müggenburg, Gorches y Peñalosa, S.C. (MGPS)

Müggenburg, Gorches y Peñalosa, S.C. (MGPS) is admired for the seamless integration of its litigation and corporate practices, its overall offering supporting clients through the life-cycle of transactions with the security of a strong supporting team for potential derivative disputes. Esteban Gorches, one of the firm’s founding partners, has a focus on litigation across a variety of disciplines, including administrative law, IP and entertainment. He co-leads the team with Juan Luis Blanco Montoya, who has a broad dispute resolution practice encompasses administrative (and environmental), antitrust, civil and commercial litigation in relation to the energy sector, government procurement and infrastructure, among other matters. Senior associates Fernando Sánchez Tarasco (IP, administrative and amparo litigation), Bernardo López Smith (administrative and constitutional litigation, including antitrust), and José Antonio Navarro Reyes (IP and administrative litigation) constitute an experienced second line.

Practice head(s):

Esteban Gorches; Juan Luis Blanco Montoya


Testimonials

A highly integrated team in each matter.

Interested in discovering new avenues of argumentation in each case.

It is a solid team with experience not only in litigation but also in corporate law. This allows them to combine both practices efficiently.

‘The best quality they have is combining their practices to provide comprehensive customer service. We recently co-litigated a complex matter that involves inheritance, civil and litigation law. Also structures in several complex offshore jurisdictions (Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Bahamas). Here their skills substantially helped to obtain a favorable result for our mutual client. We dealt with Esteban Gorches and Pablo Saenz.

The firm has in-depth knowledge of the law (within its areas of specialization), with a notorious process of internal review and quality control before releasing the respective deliverables to its clients.

Esteban Gorches – deep knowledge of the law (within his areas of specialization), experience and neatness in his services.

It has a good team with the ability to understand complex issues that cover the legal and commercial part.

‘Their ability to understand the issues and reach the conclusion of the matter as proposed.

Corona & Nepote, S.C.

Co-led by Juan Manuel Corona Urquiza and Francisco José Rodríguez Nepote -from Mexico City and Guadalajara, respectively- dispute resolution boutique Corona & Nepote, S.C. has its litigation strengths in financial and contractual matters. The real estate and food sectors have both also kept the department busy, recently, and the team has seen a healthy growth in its client base over the last 18 months. Both practice heads are also experienced in handling cases with cross-border aspects.

Practice head(s):

Juan Manuel Corona Urquiza; Francisco José Rodríguez Nepote


Testimonials

Wide range of service, and in-depth expertise, plus excellent relationships with other professionals in different areas.

In our case, Manuel Corona handles all the legal aspects of our companies and our family, so it is a wide-ranging service.

Availability, closeness and putting yourself in the customer’s place.

Always close, available, accompaniment. Clarifying and proposing the best options.

Ibarra, del Paso y Gallego

Ibarra, del Paso y Gallego’s litigation team excels in the fields of real estate, environmental law and energy, where it primarily handles administrative, civil, commercial and constitutional amparo lawsuits. Experienced in both public and private sector disputes, practice head Juan Miguel Martinez Mendieta is praised by clients for his ‘ability to detect the risks, strengths and weaknesses of a given situation’. Highlighted for his ‘excellent service’, senior associate Diego Sándor Maurer is the other name to note.

Practice head(s):

Juan Miguel Martínez Mendieta


Testimonials

The firm has provided excellent service and support in the land and property rights area. The firm was among the first to analyse requirements under the hydrocarbons law in 2014 and were of tremendous assistance to us throughout our project. The firm assisted us through what we believe to be the first filings under the legal easement and judicial validation processes in Mexico.

We have worked extensively with Juan Miguel Martinez and Diego Maurer through the legal easement and judicial validation processes. Both have provided excellent service and have been very supportive of our unique requirements.

The firm manages a good communication structure that allows us to access them when required, despite the circumstances.

The partner we deal with is Juan Miguel Martinez, in charge of the litigation area, he is a lawyer with the ability to detect the risks, strengths and weaknesses of a given situation; he knows where to focus attention on the subject.

Large office, very good price / quality, easy access to direct attention from partners.

Juan Miguel Martinez is a very good litigation lawyer, with extensive experience in litigation related to real estate law.

The litigation team is excellent, they have given us better results than any other. Their knowledge of the subject is extraordinary and it shows with the results obtained.’

Juan Miguel Martínez is an exceptional lawyer, who has managed to obtain excellent results for the company and has made a difference in the legal strategies we follow. I am deeply grateful to them for the close accompaniment that I am sure is the basis of the success that we have achieved as a team. Without a doubt, a reliable law firm with which you always want to work.

Key clients

Atco Group


Corteva Agriscience


Siemens


FOVISSSTE


GNK Logística


DuPont


Banorte


IGS


Veolia


Alsea


Cultura Colectiva


C&A


McCormick


TMI Abogados


Eosol Energy


Altos Hornos de México (AHMSA)


Propulsora de Homeopatía


Distribuidora Homeopática Nacional


Geodis


Unidos Somos Iguales


Desarrollo Vivienda MK1 (Ciudad Mayacobá)


AT&T


Work highlights


  • Advising IGS Industrial Fund III on several civil proceedings connected to real estate and trust disputes.
  • Assisting Atco with the supervision and sign-off for the granting of a hydrocarbons legal easement obtained in Mexico.
  • Advised Siemens on a breach of commercial agreements.

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes S.C.

Everardo Espino leads the 16-strong litigation practice at Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes S.C., which focuses on complex civil and commercial cases but also handles a range of administrative and constitutional matters as required by the full-service firm’s broad client base. Standout clients to have instructed the team, recently, include ICA, Televisa and Banco Santander. Formerly at his own boutique for over a decade (until 2018), Everardo is an experienced contentious practitioner who specialises in civil, commercial and administrative litigation, along with insolvency proceedings. The July 2023 promotion of Luis Pablo Ramírez Martínez, who focuses on administrative litigation and commercial arbitration) to the partnership further consolidates the practice, which can also draw on a substantial associate bench. Ramiro Cota and Fernando Cubillo have been particularly active over the last year; Santiago Costal, Salvador Alday and Elián Ávila are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Everardo Espino


Key clients

Grupo Televisa


Pemex


CONOISA and ICA Constructora


Six Flags México


MDA24


Banorte


ICA


Riverstone


Eólica Corumel


F. Ruiz e Hijos


MDA 47


Advance Real Estate 2


Patrimonio


Casa de Bolsa Santander


Santander Vivienda


Banco Santander


Connus International


Broxel Pay


Scotiabank Inverlat


ICA Tenedora


Aleatica, OPI and Conmex


IENOVA


ENR AGS


Parque Eólico Reynosa III (Zuma Energía)


BlackRock


Bansi


Banco Bancrea


Sago Electronics


Producciones Azteca Digital


Rosa María Félix de Herrera


Scotiabank Inverlat


Fausto Enrique Miranda


Work highlights


  • Representing Pemex, Pemex Exploración y Producción (PEP) and Perforación y Servicios (PPS) in a commercial lawsuit initiated by Perforadora Oro Negro for the alleged wrongful termination of four jack-up rig lease agreements entered into by PPS and Perforadora Oro Negro.
  • Advising Connus International on a commercial trial against Informática El Corte Inglés, which defaulted on its obligation of acquiring products from Connus for up to $8m.
  • Representing Six Flags Mexico in a lawsuit filed by an injured teenager and their parents in which they claim non-material damages, civil liability, and medical expenses.

Sainz Abogados

The disputes practice at Sainz Abogados handles civil, commercial and administrative litigation, particularly regarding contractual and shareholder conflicts, along with restructuring and bankruptcy matters, and amparo cases; it has notable strength in the energy sector. The department is co-led by Daniel Díaz and Adrián Villagómez, both of whom are well-versed in judicial work, having acted for insurance companies, banks, construction companies, energy-sector stakeholders and government entities, among others. Counsel Estefanía Sierra maintains a broad disputes practice; fellow counsel Federico Villela is an additional name to note. Since publication, Villela has been promoted to the partnership - effective as of January 2024.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Díaz; Adrián Villagómez


Testimonials

Sainz is an extraordinarily well-trained team for litigation. They have demonstrated expertise and in-depth knowledge in handling litigation and their follow-up is punctual and very executive. The transmission of information is timely. At all times they keep the client informed and provide all the necessary details in the continuity of the procedure. Just an amazing team.

Customer service and attention differentiate them very favorably. Daniel Alejandro Diaz Pardo and Miguel Angel García Avila are the lawyers in charge of our case and their attention is incredible at all times. In addition, they show total knowledge and expertise in our case. We know that we are in the best hands and that makes us feel totally calm in our affairs.

They are the best litigants in Mexico.

They go into detail and analyse everything.

A team with extensive experience in complex litigation. High-level strategic vision that allows devising strategies in stages to solve complex issues.

The dynamism and commitment they bring to their work. Likewise, they know how to handle their own anxiety that is generated in complex litigations in a great way.

Key clients

Ad hoc group of bondholders of Oro Negro


CFEnergía


Servicios Funerarios GG


Desarrolladora Intersaba


Ad hoc group of bondholders of Crédito Real


Unifin Financiera


Alesso


We Work Mexico


Unifin Credit


Grupo Fila-Dixon


Minera y Metalúrgica del Boleo


Salvador Lutteroth Lomeli


Paul Henri Gimenez


Alsea


Mario Fernando Villalpando Ávila


CK Pearl Holding and Medley Capital


Draxton México


Ternium México


Hotelera Palace Resorts


Gas Industrial de Monterrey


Delta Air Lines


Puratos de México


Work highlights


  • Advising Alesso on a damages claim filed against it by Dina Camiones and Mercader Financial regarding the sale of 962 Cummins Motors.
  • Acting for Servicios Funerarios GG against several subsidiaries of Advent International and the company itself, seeking the payment of damages and to nullify the sale of Grupo Gayosso.
  • Advising several shareholders of Desarrolladora Intersaba seeking the payment of damages and to nullify certain shareholders agreement that implied the sale of several assets from the company.