Event information

Date: Tue 27 Jun 2023 Time: 11.00am-7.00pm Venue: Four Seasons Hotel Mexico City Paseo de la Reforma 500 Col. Juarez 06600

This year, our Mexico GC Summit aims to explore and address the pressing legal issues in Mexico. Mexico’s legal landscape is constantly evolving, and with the country’s growing economy and complex regulatory framework, staying abreast of the latest developments and best practices is essential. This summit provides a unique opportunity to exchange ideas, insights, and experiences on the most up-to-date legal challenges that general counsel and businesses operating in Mexico are facing. Our esteemed speakers will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise in critical legal areas. Attendees will gain valuable insights and practical tips to navigate the complex legal environment in Mexico and ensure compliance with the latest regulations. We are confident that this Summit will be a fruitful and engaging experience for all participants, and we look forward to seeing you there.


11.00am – 11.30am  Registration & Refreshments 
11.30am-11.35am Welcome Address
11.35am – 12.25pm Compliance trends in antitrust in 2023 presented by GreenbergTraurig
In today’s global business environment, compliance with antitrust regulations is crucial for companies operating in Mexico. This panel will delve into best practices for drafting and reviewing antitrust compliance programs, showcasing success stories of companies that have implemented such programs and the resulting impact on their operations. It will also explore the outcomes and implications of COFECE (Federal Economic Competition Commission) investigations and other notable developments stemming from the implementation of these compliance programs. Furthermore, the panel will provide valuable tips for conducting successful internal investigations and discuss how a robust competition program can become a competitive advantage for companies. Finally, we will offer an international perspective, focusing on global trends in antitrust compliance from the ICC’s (International Chamber of Commerce) standpoint.
  • Victor M. Frías, shareholder, Greenberg Traurig (GT)
  • Miguel Flores Bernés, shareholder, Greenberg Traurig (GT)
  • Christian Paredes, field compliance officer, SAP Mexico
  • Amparo Martínez Ruíz, general counsel, Grupo Jumex
  • Myrna Mustieles García, legal director of general affairs, Cofece
12.25pm – 1.15pm The complexities of moral and punitive damages litigation in Mexico presented by Martínez, Algaba, de Haro y Curiel
Join us for a one-of-a-kind litigation conversation in the heart of Mexico City, where we will explore the latest developments in the regulation, case law, and trends of moral and punitive damages under Mexican law. Hosted by the esteemed law firm of Martínez, Algaba, de Haro y Curiel, this discussion will bring together top legal minds, including private practitioners and general counsels, to share their insights, strategies, and best practices for navigating the increasing complexities of moral and punitive damages litigation in the country.
During this panel session, participants can expect to:
  • Explore regulatory framework: understand how and where are moral and punitive damages regulated in Mexico.
  • Analyze influential case law: explore landmark case precedents that have shaped the application and assessment of moral and punitive damages within Mexico’s legal system. Learn from real-world examples to grasp the nuances of proving liability, showing a direct link between liability and damages, calculating damages, and recognizing the evolving approaches of courts.
  • Share strategies and best practices: benefit from the collective wisdom of experts as they discuss the standard of care expected from companies and share the strategies employed to mitigate potential risks, assess actual risks, and defend against claims.
The panel session is suitable for all private practitioners and general counsels who wish to gain a competitive edge in handling complex litigation matters and ensure their organization and clients are well-prepared for the challenges of the modern legal landscape.
  • Javier Curiel Obscura, partner, Martinez, Algaba de Haro y Curiel
  • Pedro Pesqueira, senior vice president of legal affairs for Latin America, MetLife
  • Eva Isabel Frias Castro, divisional corporate and financial manager, Coppel
  • Sandra Monroy, legal director, Uber Mexico
  • Mauricio Mendoza Cuenca, partner, Martinez, Algaba de Haro y Curiel
  • Ernesto Palacios Juárez, partner, Martinez, Algaba de Haro y Curiel

1.15pm – 1.30pm Break

1.30pm – 2.20pm Governance as a Strategic Pillar in the Integration of ESG Criteria into Businesses presented by Ritch Mueller

ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) refers to the criteria used to assess a company’s performance in environmental, social and governance terms. In recent years, the relevance of the ESG perspective in business has increased significantly and today demands the implementation of sustainable and socially responsible business practices. In recent years, we have witnessed a significant evolution in corporate governance issues, in response to the growing demand from society, investors and shareholders for greater corporate responsibility. Companies are increasingly recognising that integrating sustainability principles into their governance is essential to their long-term success and to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. From an environmental perspective, climate change is one of the most pressing challenges facing humanity today, and has had a significant impact on the governance pillar from a strategic perspective. Companies are taking action to address climate change and manage the associated risks, while at the same time taking advantage of business opportunities related to the transition to a low-carbon economy, highlighting the link between sustainability, business development and access to financing mechanisms based on good ESG practices. An example of the impact of climate change on the governance pillar is through the integration of climate risk management into corporate decision-making processes. This involves assessing risks and opportunities related to climate variability and developing strategies to mitigate negative impacts and capitalise on benefits. Companies are integrating sustainability and climate change committees into their governance structures to oversee these issues and ensure that they are adequately addressed.
Moreover, governance also relates to sustainability and climate change disclosure. Companies are becoming increasingly transparent about their actions and performance in these areas, providing annual sustainability reports and specific disclosures according to established standards, such as the GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) reporting framework or the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) guidelines. In this regard, a key element is communication strategies with stakeholders that support reputation building, positioning and competitiveness.
In short, ESG criteria have undergone significant developments in the day-to-day business of companies. The integration of sustainability principles into governance is essential to address current challenges, such as  climate change and the need for a more sustainable business model.
  • Brenda Roger Salgado, partner, Ritch Mueller
  • Ricardo Calderón Mendoza, partner, Ritch Mueller
  • Ana Paula Fernández del Castillo Quintana, managing partner, Initiatives for Sustainable Development
  • Antonio Ocaranza Fernandez, CEO, OCA Reputación
  • Carmina Lopez Calvet, director in-business regulatory & policy change management director, Citibanamex

2.20pm – 3.20pm Lunch Break

3.20pm – 4.10pm Nearshoring and Infrastructure presented by White & Case

Companies are progressively shifting part of their production to countries near their markets with similar time zones to minimize supply chain disruptions. The world is shifting away from China, and Mexico is emerging as one of the major beneficiaries. The close integration among North American countries through T-MEC has facilitated this transition. Now, heavy investment is needed to enhance infrastructure and maximize future gains. Cross-border business is thriving, and it’s crucial not to lag behind the growing nearshoring demand. Join us to discuss the latest nearshoring trends and strategies to seize this unique opportunity and remain competitive.

  • Francisco de Rosenzweig, executive partner, White & Case
  • Juan Antonio Martin Díaz Caneja, partner and practice head capital markets, White & Case
  • Narciso Campos Cuevas, partner capital markets, White & Case
  • Juan Pablo Matamala Cortés, general counsel, Sempra

4.10pm – 5.00pm Opportunities and Challenges for Large Projects in Mexico presented by Wöss & Partners

In today’s dynamic global business environment, Mexico has emerged as a prime destination for large-scale projects and businesses. This panel brings together esteemed experts who will delve into the opportunities and challenges faced by companies operating in Mexico, focusing on the legal perspective. It will begin by exploring the plethora of opportunities that Mexico offers for companies venturing into large-scale projects. These opportunities stem from the country’s abundant natural resources, strategic location and growing economy. They will provide practical advice on how businesses can leverage these opportunities and maximise their chances of success as well as address the challenges that businesses encounter due to difficult government regulation. The panel will also delve into the role of international treaties in providing stability and remedies in the face of excessive government policies, the administrative law reforms and ongoing consultations under the USMCA between the US and Mexico

  • Herfried Wöss, senior partner, Wöss & Partners
  • Héctor Hofmann, senior counsel, Haliburton
  • Diana Leiva, legal director – general counsel North America, TECHINT
  • Adriana San Román Rivera, senior partner, Wöss & Partners

5.00pm – 5.05pm Closing Remarks 

5.05pm – 6.00pm Drinks and Canapes 


Miguel Flores Bernés, shareholder, Greenberg Traurig (GT)

Miguel Flores Bernés focuses his practice on antitrust and competition issues, assisting national and international clients in investigation proceedings of alleged anticompetitive conduct, concentrations, and defense strategies before specialized antitrust courts.

He has assisted clients in the competition clearance of transactions by the Mexican competition authorities, such as Federal Competition Commission (Comisión Federal de Competencia Económica – COFECE) and Federal Telecommunications Institute (Instituto Federal de las Telecomunicaciones – IFT). Likewise, he represents economic agents in: i) proceedings for the investigation of alleged anticompetitive conduct (cartels, abuse of dominance and unlawful concentrations), including fine reduction programs (leniency and early closure of a probe with commitments); and ii) proceedings related to barriers to competition, essential inputs and declarations of lack of effective competition.

Prior to joining the firm, he was a Commissioner in the Federal Competition Commission (2006-2013) and before that, he acted as economic legal advisor in the office of the President of Mexico.

Víctor Manuel Frías, shareholder, Greenberg Traurig (GT)

Victor Manuel Frías practice is focused on commercial law, including competition, mergers and acquisitions and arbitration.

On the competition side, Mr. Frías has represented clients in numerous cartel investigations before the Competition Commission in different industries for over 20 years. He frequently represents clients in pre-merger filings. Mr. Frías has been ranked by different publications as one of Mexico’s premier competition attorneys. He often appears before Mexico’s Federal Specialized Courts in Competition and Telecommunications matters.

On the M&A front, Mr. Frías has also been ranked as one of Mexico’s leading attorneys. In 2017, he closed the largest acquisition in Mexico for over $2.3 billion. He has represented acquirors (both Mexican and foreign), targets, and investment funds in a large number of acquisitions, takeovers, and joint ventures. He also counsels clients on a broad range of corporate and business-related matters, including corporate governance, corporate compliance matters and internal investigations. Mr. Frías has had substantial transactional involvement in numerous industries, including health care, information technology, retail, and the food industry.

Herfried Wöss, managing partner, Wöss & Partners

Dr. Herfried Wöss is a leading international arbitrator ranked in the Hall of Fame by The Legal 500 with his law firm in Top Tier in Arbitration, and frequently sits as president, co-arbitrator, adjudicator, or acts as party counsel with respect to large and complex infrastructure, energy and damages disputes (gas pipelines, power plants, energy tariffs, oil platforms, refineries, renewable energies) both with respect to commercial and investment arbitrations. He started his career with Prof. Pieter-Jan Kuijper at the Legal Service of the European Commission and holds a Magister iuris and a doctorate with honours in international and European economic law in Austria, an LL.M. in international business studies at the University of Exeter, is licensed in Mexico (Licenciado en Derecho) and as Special Legal Consultant in Washington DC, where his firm has an office dedicated to international arbitration. He was Visiting Scholar at the Georgetown University Law Center from 2012-13, where he authored with his partner Adriana San Román, the Oxford University Press monograph on Damages in International Arbitration under Complex Long-term Contracts that has been supplemented by subsequent book chapters and articles on damages in investment treaty arbitration and related topics. He is also the author and lecturer of the “Advanced Seminar on Damages in International Arbitration” that was held with ICC Austria, the Washington DC Bar, Stanford University and other institutions, and has recently submitted joint expert comments (Wöss/San Román/Marboe) on damages to the UNCITRAL Working Group III on ISDS reform.

Héctor Hofmann, senior counsel, Haliburton

Mexican commercial counsel with more than 18 years of legal practice, specialised mainly in the oil and gas industry in the last 14 years. Have worked for public and private companies within the industry, leading to a deep understanding of technical, legal and practical matters regarding oil and gas projects in Mexico and Central America. Currently is working as Senior Legal Counsel for Halliburton de México. Areas of expertise include administrative, oil and gas, civil, commercial, corporate, public procurement, environmental and industrial safety law, as well as oil and gas contracts and tender procedures.

Marco Rivas, legal VP, chief compliance officer & data privacy officer, Bayer, Mexico

Marco is a graduate of La Salle University Law School; in 2013 and 2014, he attended Corporate Governance seminars at the Yale University Business School (Yale School of Management). During the years 2017 – 2018 he completed the Senior Business Management Program (D1) of IPADE, and in 2020 he concluded the Continuity and Update Program.
As Legal Director, Marco is responsible for the coordination and supervision of the Company legal activities such as litigation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, information assurance, and since 2019 it is also responsible for the legal operation of Monsanto entities in Mexico.
As Chief Compliance Officer, Marco is responsible for the implementation of Compliance regulations and guides for Mexico in order to ensure ethical codes accomplishment and guidelines applicable to each Bayer business division. Marco gets involved and decide in investigation cases, guaranteeing that compliance reports are duly evaluated, investigated and resolved.

Diana Leiva, legal director - general counsel North America, TECHINT

Lawyer and Legal Consultant with over 20 years of experience providing both in-house and off-counsel advisory services to international and multinational companies in various industries, and over 15 years of experience in Construction and Energy matters. Graduated in 2002 with a Doctorate in Law from the Universidad Iberoamericana, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, holds a Postgraduate degree in International Commercial Arbitration from the Escuela Libre de Derecho, A.C., Mexico City, and is a graduate of the Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección (IPADE). Diana has participated in various national forums on arbitration and dispute resolution, as well as transactional contractual law, for the construction industry, particularly in the Energy sector. She specialises in commercial and contractual advisory, in matters related to negotiating contractual and project financing schemes, advisory in procurement and acquisition of industrial and manufacturing goods; service provision contracts; public works contracts; energy contracts; contracts under the public-private partnerships scheme; international construction contracts (BOT, EPC, CAT, among others); dispute resolution procedures (claims, expert opinions, conciliation, and arbitration); private and public contract models; formation of joint ventures, UTEs, AenPs, consortia, and special purpose entities; insurance legislation advisory.

Christian Paredes, field compliance officer, SAP Mexico

Previously, he served as Legal Director at SAP México, managing to make relevant changes in the area and consolidating a great legal team for the subsidiary, even being recognised as the most outstanding collaborator of the company in 2017. He is also in charge of the Personal Data area and Company privacy.

He has been included in the publication GC Powerlist Mexico since 2017 and in the 7th Edition of Líderes Mexicanos, Abogados La Estructura Legal del País as one of the most innovative corporate lawyers in the industry.

Member of the Mexican Academy of Law.

Coordinator of the Information Technology Law Commission at the Mexican Bar Association, AC Technological.

Included in the list of Disruptive Lawyers Mx 2022 in Foro Jurídico magazine.

Authorised Trainer in Prevention of Corruption

Ibero-American Top Compliance Award – Business Professional Compliance, Mexico 2021.

Graduated from La Salle University, Mexico City Campus. He has 15 years of experience as a specialist in Information Technology Law.

Vice President of Technology at the Mexican Association of Integrity and Compliance (Amexicom).

Alliance for Integrity Mexico.

Javier Curiel Obscura, partner, Martinez, Algaba de Haro y Curiel

Mr. Curiel’s main areas of practice include civil, commercial, administrative and constitutional litigation, insolvency, and domestic and international arbitration. He has a strong corporate background that enables him to provide sophisticated advice on complex disputes.
In his daily practice, he advises and represents clients on banking, finance, insurance, telecommunications, aviation, real estate, as well as on bankruptcy, insolvency and debt restructurings. Within the financial sector, Mr. Curiel represents major banks, insurance companies, and pension funds. Education: New York University, Nueva York:
Master of Comparative Jurisprudence, 1988.
Universidad Iberoamericana, Ciudad de México, México.
Law degree (J.D.), 1987 – Summa cum laude.

Amparo Martínez Ruíz, general counsel, Grupo Jumex

Amparo has nearly 25 years of professional practice, acting as counsel in national and international law firms and as general counsel to leading global FMCG companies. In her career she has advised clients on high-profile mergers and investigations and designed commercial and contractual strategies and antitrust compliance programmes for companies in the financial, aviation, road, pharmaceutical, entertainment, retail and food and beverage industries, among others.
Recognised as an expert in M&A and antitrust by Who’s Who Legal and Leaders League in its 2018 and 2019 editions, Amparo holds a law degree from the Escuela Libre de Derecho, a master’s degree in international legal practice from the Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles de Madrid, and postgraduate studies in Negotiation Strategies and M&A from Stanford University. Currently, Amparo acts as General Counsel of Grupo Jumex.

Pedro Pesqueira, senior vice president of legal affairs for latin america, MetLife

Since 2015 Pedro Pesqueira holds the Senior Vice President of Legal Affairs position for MetLife Latin America which includes Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Uruguay. Under such position Pedro is responsible for (i) corporate legal matters, corporate governance, litigation, M&A, contract negotiation and corporate restructuring (ii) outside counsel management (iii) representation before relevant authorities and regulatory bodies (iv) implementation and training of legal policies (v) recruitment and talent development of legal associates and (vi) close interaction with the business and support factions such as Finance, HR, Risk, Compliance, Government Relations and Audit Services.
On May 2021 Pedro’s role was expanded to lead the International Privacy Law Team covering more than 30 countries where MetLife operates advising MetLife on non-US privacy restrictions and requirements consistent with laws, regulations and best practices.
Pedro reports to MetLife’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel and to the Executive Vice President for Latin America and is a member of (i) the Latin America Executive Leadership Team (ii) the Senior Legal Leadership Team and (iii) the Latin America Functional Leadership Team. From 2005 to 2015 Pedro was Vice President of Legal and Compliance for Sura Asset Management (Formerly ING Latin America). Prior to joining ING Pedro was the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Sun Microsystems Canada based in Toronto. Pedro is a Mexican Lawyer graduated from Mexico’s National University in 1993 with additional legal training from New York University School of Law in 1994. He has over 26 years of legal practice experience in New York, Canada and Latin America.

Brenda Rogel Salgado, partner, Ritch Mueller 

Brenda Rogel joined the firm as a partner in 2023. She specializes in environmental and social impact. Brenda has more than 20 years of experience in the practice of environmental and regulatory law, assisting a wide range of industries and companies in the identification, understanding and managing of the environmental and regulatory risks associated with business start-ups, acquisitions, operations, expansions and divestitures.
She is an expert in the management of contaminated sites and environmental emergencies, as well as in the formulation of sustainability and climate change strategies, permit analysis, regularization and compliance programs. She has worked in the defense of different industries and stakeholders, when governmental agencies initiate surveillance actions, impose sanctions or measures contrary to law.
Brenda has a law degree and a certification on Environmental Justice and Litigation from Universidad Iberoamericana.

Ricardo Calderón Mendoza, partner, Ritch Mueller 

Ricardo Calderón joined the firm in 2002 and has been a partner since 2008. He specializes in domestic and cross-border M&A and financing transactions in different sectors, representing national and international investors, financial institutions and rating agencies. He also has extensive experience in real estate transactions, including financings, acquisitions, asset sales and developments.
Ricardo regularly advises both local and foreign companies in the design and implementation of compliance programs, regulatory matters and internal investigations. He is one of the founders of our ESG practice and has advised clients on corporate governance, inclusion and diversity, ethics and responsible business practices.
Prior to joining Ritch Mueller in 2002, he worked in the international legal area of Banamex and was Deputy Director in the Strategic Planning and Corporate Development area of Grupo Financiero Banamex.
Ricardo has a law degree from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, and an LLM degree from Boston University. He also worked as a foreign associate in Sidley & Austin’s New York office (1999-2000).

Francisco de Rosenzweig, executive partner, White & Case

Francisco de Rosenzweig is the Executive Partner at White & Case México City office and Head of the Mexico Office’s Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group.
He advises domestic and international clients on major corporate and financing transactions. His practice has a particular focus on project- and asset-based financing, enabling the successful development, funding and completion of large-scale projects and deals.
Francisco has extensive experience advising clients on projects in the energy, infrastructure and transportation fields. He has a particular focus on regulatory and transactional matters, project and asset-based financing, which allows him to provide clients innovative and unique insights that provide investors with an invaluable understanding of the regulatory and corporate decision-making processes, enabling the successful development, funding and completion of large-scale projects and deals. His skills have been in particularly high demand in the last few years, in connection with the implementation of energy and infrastructure reforms. The companies advised by Francisco represent a substantial part of the private energy corporations in Mexico, as well as the most important energy-related associations such as ASOLMEX, AMEXHI and AMEE, among others.
Francisco also has extensive experience on project finance. He frequently represents project sponsors and developers as equity investors, in major infrastructure, natural resource, industrial and energy projects from initial investment to exit. As part of his practice, Francisco de Rosenzweig has provided legal counseling to both developers and lenders in the design, implementation, collateralization and development of a number of energy and infrastructure projects, as well as cross-border transactions: these projects include power—private developers and IPPs—and oil & gas, midstream and downstream activities.
He advises clients regarding corporate M&A transactions, public biddings and bankruptcy proceedings. Francisco also has broad experience in coordinating litigation proceedings.
Francisco de Rosenzweig is regarded as one of the leading authorities on international trade in Mexico. He served as the deputy minister of foreign trade at the Ministry of the Economy, where he led Mexico’s international trade negotiations on issues, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership and The Pacific Alliance Trade Initiative, and negotiated Bilateral Investment Treaties (“BITs”) Mexico belongs to, among others and represented Mexico’s interests before the World Trade Organization. His outstanding participation in the UMSCA negotiations received special recognition on February 2020 from the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador during the Closing Ceremony of the 36th General Ordinary Assembly of the National Agricultural Council. His participation is also reflected in the recently published book: Cuarto de junto, the crucial contribution of the private sector in the negotiations of Mexico’s trade agreements.
Francisco has also served as chief of staff to the minister at the Ministry of Communications and Transportation, general counsel for public expenditure at the Ministry of Finance, executive secretary at the Inter-Ministerial Commission for Public Expenditure, Financing and Privatization; general counsel of the Energy Regulatory Commission and general director of the Electric Restructuring Unit of the Commission.
Francisco is a thought leader in the energy, infrastructure and international trade areas and highly sought after by the media for his views on the sector.

Juan Antonio Martin Díaz Caneja, partner and practice head capital markets, White & Case

Widely recognized as one of the top ten capital markets and banking and finance lawyers in Mexico, Juan Antonio Martín supports clients with securities offerings, local and cross-border financings, securitizations, financial services regulatory, compliance matters, Fintech, debt restructurings/insolvencies, derivatives, state and municipal finance, private equity and M&A. His reputation is based on an extensive track record that includes a number of landmark deals, noted for their pioneering and innovative aspects.
Major domestic and international issuers and underwriters rely on Juan Antonio’s skill to tackle the complexities of securities transactions. He delivers insight and rigor to lenders and borrowers in local and multijurisdictional debt and equity financings, and offers the benefit of his significant experience in M&A and public tender offers. Juan Antonio has also participated in a number of complex restructurings, representing the creditors in high-profile bankruptcies of companies operating in the construction sector.
Juan Antonio’s knowledge and experience has attracted a client portfolio that includes a number of leading domestic and international banks. He has represented Citigroup, Banamex-Accival, Morgan Stanley, Scotiabank, Actinver, HSBC and Santander in securities offerings and/or financings. He also regularly advises major local and foreign issuers such as CFE, Aeroméxico, PineBridge Investments, Export Development Canada, VivaAerobús and Molymet. He regularly represents entities in the payment system area such as PayPal, Vida and other entities in the Fintech area such as Afluenta.
Prior to joining White & Case, Juan Antonio gained valuable international experience working in the New York office of another global law firm. He also worked for a number of years at the Mexican Central Bank (Banco de México), where he was closely involved in the legal implementation of programs related to the bailout of the Mexican financial system.

Narciso Campos Cuevas, partner capital markets, White & Case

Narciso Campos is part of the Global Capital Markets Practice. His practice focuses on advising financial institutions on complex regulatory matters. He also has extensive experience in banking financings, capital markets and mergers & acquisitions transactions.
His regulatory practice encompasses all legal aspects of the operations of banks and financial groups, including authorizations, corporate structures; corporate governance; treasury transactions, capitalizations and optimizations of capital; compliance, risk consolidation, controls and regulatory matters related to AML/CFT, including sanctions; annual bank evaluation pursuant to the Banking Law; product development and matters related to consumer protection; revocation and resolution processes; related party transactions; payment systems and niche bank regulation.
Narciso served as Assistant Secretary for Banking, Securities and Savings at the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit in Mexico, where he oversaw public policy related to the development, supervision and regulation of the banking sector and the securities market, including financial groups, banks, stock exchanges, derivative exchanges, broker-dealers, credit bureaus, representation offices of foreign financial institutions, mutual funds, savings and loans entities, derivatives market makers and operators and other market participants, as well as foreign exchange houses and credit unions.
He was also in charge of the interpretation for administrative purposes of financial Laws, except for Laws related to insurance and pensions, as well as in charge of the authorization, concession and revocation of matters related to financial groups, stock exchanges, credit bureaus, bonded warehouses, currency exchanges, and other entities related to the securities market.
During his post as Assistant Secretary for Banking, Securities and Savings at the Ministry of Finance in Mexico, Mr. Campos had a significant participation in the design, drafting and lobbying of the financial reform of 2014, which included modifications to 34 Laws related to the financial sector and its operations –and the issuance of a new Law to regulate financial groups.
He also participated in the design and drafting of the Mexican Fintech Law and in the design and drafting of regulation for the Infrastructure and Energy Investment Trusts (Fibra E) and the Investment Project Certificates (CERPI).
The responsibilities of his post included the design and issuance of AML/CFT rules for financial institutions, as well as the interpretation of such rules.
He is also a former chief of staff to the Secretary of Foreign Affairs in Mexico, where he played a key role in the renegotiation of NAFTA.
He began his legal career at White & Case and spent more than ten years working in the Firm’s Mexico City office from 2002 to 2012, becoming a local partner in 2012, prior to joining the Mexican federal government in 2013.
Narciso has participated as speaker on diverse topics related to financial regulations, market development, anti-money laundering, financial inclusion and education at industry events of the Mexican Banking Association (ABM), the Mexican Securities Participants Association (AMIB), the Pension Funds’ Association (AMAFORE) and Private Equity Association (AMEXCAP).

Juan Pablo Matamala Cortés, general counsel, Sempra


Law Degree from Universidad Panamericana; Master’s in law from Universidad Panamericana and Universidad Antonio de Nebrija (Madrid, Spain).


Sempra, Sr. Legal Manager since 2019 (Power Purchase Agreements; Transport and Marketing of GAS)

CFE, Coordinator, Chief Legal´s Office, between 2011 and 2018 (Rights of Ways; Infrastructure bids; Legacy facilities; Transition to the wholesale electricity market; Energy acquisition)

Luz y Fuerza del Centro, Chief Legal´s Office, between 2008 and 2010 ~(Enforcement of guarantees; Public procurement)

Petróleos Mexicanos, Legal Direction, between 2004 and 2008 (Development of public infrastructure).

Ana Paula Fernández del Castillo Quintana, managing partner, Inititatives for Sustainable Development

Ana Paula Fernández del Castillo Quintana is currently Corporate Director of Institutional Development of Grupo XCaret, Founding Partner and President of ISD -Initiatives for Sustainable Development, President of the Board of World Vision Mexico, Member of the Board of World Vision International, Member of the Southeast Regional Board of Grupo Financiero Banorte and member of the Advisory Board of the Faculty of Social Responsibility of the Universidad Anáhuac.
She holds a degree in Architecture from the Universidad Anáhuac, an MBA from the Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa (IPADE), and is a PhD candidate in Innovation and Social Responsibility at the Universidad Anáhuac. She also has specialisations in Board of Directors from IPADE, Sustainability from Harvard, Finance from Tecnológico de Monterrey and ITAM, Strategic Planning from IESE, and Social Impact from Flacso and Colmex.
Founder and first president of the Sustainability Subcommittee of the Mexican Stock Exchange, and co-author of the Sustainability Guide of the Mexican Stock Exchange.
She has been a speaker at conferences and working groups of the OECD, the G20, the Global Compact, the International Chamber of Commerce and the German Cooperation Agency, in different parts of the world.

Antonio Ocaranza Fernandez, CEO, OCA Reputación

Within the private sector, Antonio served as Corporate Communications Director at Walmart de Mexico (2006-2017), and as Institutional Relations and Communications Director at Vitro (2002-2006). He led Public Strategies Inc. Mexico (1998-2002) a public affairs consulting firm.

He was President of the Mexico-Portugal Businessmen Comittee and Vicepresident of the Mexico-France Businessmen Committee at Mexico´s Council for Trade Promotion, COMCE, (2003-2005).

In the public sector, he served as international spokesman to Mexico´s President Ernesto Zedillo (1995-1998). Antonio was intimately involved in Mexico´s communication strategy to get the approval of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) working as Press Counsellor at the Embassies of Mexico in the United States (1990-1993) and Canada (1993-1995). Has taught courses on communication, international relations and East Asian affairs at El Colegio de México, Iberoamerican University and University of the Americas-Puebla. B.A. in International Relations (El Colegio de México); M.A. in Political Science (University of California, Berkeley). Currently, he is the Vice President of the Board of Directors of World Vision Mexico. Member of the Board, UC Alliance Mexico (University of California alumni organization).

Carmina Lopez Calvet, director in-business regulatory & policy change management director, Citibanamex

Carmina holds a Law degree from Universidad Anáhuac and has completed multiple diplomas and courses in Banking and Financial law.
She is a financial executive with extensive experience in global financial institutions. With proven track record in Corporate Governance, transforming financial institutions through mergers, spin-offs, incorporation of new companies and expertise in Regulatory Compliance.
She is the Head of In-Business Regulatory and Policy Change Management for Citibanamex and was Executive Director of Corporate Governance and Corporate Secretary of Mexico and Latin America for HSBC, Head of Regulatory Affairs and Policy for Mexico and Latin America in HSBC, and previous to this responsibility, she spent 17 years at the National Banking and Securities Commission in different roles, the last one as Head of Authorizations for Financial Entities.

Eva Isabel Frias Castro, divisional corporate and financial manager, Coppel

Eva Frías joined Grupo Coppel in March 2022 as Divisional Manager of Corporate Legal and Finance.
Eva began her career at the law firm Ritch Mueller, S.C. in 2002. In 2004 she worked for Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP in New York City in the securities and capital markets practice area. In 2010, Eva joined BlackRock Mexico as General Counsel. Eva was also a partner at the law firm Raz Guzman Abogados, S.C.
Prior to joining Grupo Coppel, Eva was General Counsel of Citibanamex Casa de Bolsa and General Counsel of Finance, Capital Markets & Advisory Banking. She is also a founder of AbogadasMx, a non-profit association whose mission is to enable female lawyers in Mexico to develop in an inclusive professional environment where they can have the necessary tools to empower their development. Eva has a law degree from ITAM and a Master’s degree in Banking and Financial Law (LLM) from Boston University.

Myrna Mustieles García, legal director of general affairs, Cofece

Myrna Mustieles has 14 years of experience in economic competition matters at Cofece (2009-2023). In 2017, she became the first woman to hold the position of General Director of Legal Affairs at Cofece, a position she currently holds. Together with the team she leads, she is in charge of handling legal proceedings, providing legal advice to all areas of the Commission, drafting rulings that are proposed to the Cofece Plenary, and verifying compliance with and enforcement of rulings. As head of the General Directorate, he has directed the processing and proposed resolutions in more than 100 cases of relevance to the Commission.
Also within Cofece, she has served as Deputy Director General of Legal Affairs and later as Director General of Competition Analysis in the Technical Secretariat. In these positions, she led the elaboration of the regulatory framework governing Cofece, such as the Competition Law in force, its regulatory provisions, the Organic Statute of the Commission and its Transparency Regulation. Likewise, he promoted and structured the rules that led to the modernisation of Cofece through digitalisation and the use of technology in various procedures.

Sandra Monroy, legal director, Uber Mexico

Sandra Monroy is a lawyer from the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia and is admitted to practice in Mexico. She has two specialisations, one in commercial law and the other in negotiations and international relations. She also holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from Northwestern University in Chicago in the United States and a certificate in Business Administration from IE Business School in Spain, from which she graduated with honours.
Ms. Monroy has more than 24 years of work experience, particularly in the telecommunications and technology sector. Prior to her position as Uber’s Legal Director for Mexico, she led Uber’s legal matters in the Andean Region, Central America and the Caribbean, served as Legal Director of the North and Andean cluster at Centurylink and also as Senior Litigation Associate at Baker & McKenzie. She also held senior positions at Claro (America movil), TV Azteca Colombia, Terpel, Gas Natural and the Communications Regulation Commission in Colombia.
She is the only woman distinguished as the best litigation manager in Latin America by the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) in 2019 and has been named for several years as one of the 100 most influential and innovative lawyers in Latam by The500legal.com, among other recognitions. In 2022 she was recognised as one of the 100 most influential lawyers in Mexico.
Likewise, the legal team to which she belongs won the award for best legal team in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Latin America in 2022 by Chambers and Partners and was nominated in 2023 as the best legal team in Mexico by the legal 500. She is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Faculty of Law of the Universidad Anahuac. He has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of important entities and is a speaker on legal, regulatory and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion issues.

Mauricio Mendoza Cuenca, partner, Martinez, Algaba de Haro y Curiel

Mauricio Mendoza is the youngest Partner of the Firm, where he has worked closely with the most seasoned members for the last 15 years. He has extensive experience in high-stakes civil and commercial litigation, as well as in commercial arbitration before the leading arbitral institutions. His practice focuses on disputes related to financial entities and services, frequently involving securities traded in Mexico and abroad, as well as in disputes pertaining to construction and infrastructure projects, service and supply contracts, real estate leases, trusts, and civil liability, including moral and punitive damages. He consistently participates in bankruptcy and restructuring cases, in and out of court, in which he often advises creditors.
– Columbia Law School, Master of Laws (LL.M.), 2014.
– Universidad Iberoamericana, Law Degree (J.D.), 2011, suma cum laude.

Ernesto Palacios Juárez, partner, Martinez, Algaba de Haro y Curiel

Mr. Palacios’ practice has been mainly focused, on one hand, on administrative and constitutional litigation, related to aviation, antitrust, telecommunications, education, data protection, expropriations, public bids, concessions, construction and civil protection, and railroads and, on the other hand, on civil and commercial litigation, principally pertaining to material, moral and punitive damages related to the banking, insurance and aviation sector.

He has been recognized for his strong skills in amparo proceedings against laws, and other regulations before federal courts and the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice, where he has successfully argued landmark cases.

Due to his strong constitutional litigation background, Mr. Palacios usually represents his clients in high stakes disputes through sophisticated and non-conventional legal strategies.

Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City, Mexico.

Licenciatura en Derecho (J.D.), 2004.

Especialidad en Instituciones de Derecho Procesal, 2005.

Mr. Palacios has been a law professor at Universidad Iberoamericana.
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Spanish and English.

Adriana San Román Rivera, senior partner, Wöss & Partners

Adriana San Román Rivera has more than twenty years of experience as attorney and financial analyst, having worked in the areas of corporate banking, financial engineering and project financer. She is an internationally recognized expert in arbitrations involving large infrastructure, construction and technology cases, particularly concerning the formulation of damages claims. Her work includes the structuring and implementation of public and private infrastructure projects, M&A transactions, loans restructuring for financial institutions, anti-dumping and subsidy procedures, and antitrust issues. Mrs. San Román was a Ford Foundation Scholar at the university of Exeter where she obtained an M.A. in Finance & Investment, and foreign associate with Mayer, Brown & Platt in New York. As an attorney at law as first profession, she also passed the first level of the Chartered Financial Analyst exam. Her extensive experience in the Mexican banking sector includes her leadership role in several IFC projects. She is principal co-author of the book “Damages in International Arbitration Under Complex Long-Term Contracts” published in the Oxford International Arbitration Series. She frequently acts as damages consultant and quantification expert in international arbitrations. Thomson Reuters Practical Law Arbitration recently interviewed her as prominent woman in international arbitration. She was member of Task Force on Damages in International Arbitration organized by the ICCA – ASIL along with leading legal and economics experts in damages from jurisdictions across the globe.

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