Firm Profile > Deloitte Legal Mexico > Colonia Cuauhtemoc, Mexico

Deloitte Legal Mexico

Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Deloitte Legal Mexico has an experienced, 'highly professional and versatile' team specialized in major cross-border M&As, joint ventures and restructurings. As one client puts it, ‘quality is the hallmark’ of the practice led by partner Diego Valdes, who is praised for offering ‘simple, feasible approaches to most sophisticated legal and financial challenges’. Luis Lavalle, Ramon Bravo and Mauricio Oropeza, are other noted members of the practice, which has built up an interesting offer to national an international clients such a Marchesini Group, Grupo Rubaiyat and Galaz, Yamazaki, Ruiz Urquiza, mostly in M&A transactions and day-to-day business.


They are innovative thinkers and problem solvers. Quality is the hallmark of Deloitte Legal’s practice. Diego Valdes provides us with simple, feasible approaches to our most sophisticated legal and financial challenges. He has a sharp focus on the issues that matter most and always addresses our immediate needs. Diego definitely stands out from others who might be looking at the same thing, because he thinks differently, and literally sees things differently.

Diego and his team are highly professional and versatile people who adapt to the situation that the client requires. Professionalism, preparation, and adaptive thinking make this practice refreshing in what is perceived as a very rigid world.’

The response capacity is adequate but the depth of the analysis, the ability to promptly follow up on the matter, anticipate problems and provide exceptional service is poor and below the standard of the top Mexican law firms.’

Key clients

Marchesini Group

Grupo Rubaiyat

Galaz, Yamazaki, Ruiz Urquiza

Banking and finance Tier 5

Head of legal for the LatAm region and global head of corporate Ramón Bravo heads the respected banking and finance practice at Deloitte Legal Mexico, which acts on both the lender and borrower side. The team, including senior manager Héctor Cuevas; and March 2019 arrival senior associate Martín Cortina (formerly at Galicia Abogados S.C.), covers the full range of  financing matters. Notably, corporate, acquisition and structured finance; restructuring procedures and leveraged buyouts; and regulatory work and project finance across an array of sectors including energy, renewables, mining, and oil and gas.

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Key clients


Iniciativa Climatica de Mexico

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Valvulas Worcester de Mexico

Smiths Group

Secretaria de Comunicaciones y Transporte

GlobalSantaFe Drilling

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Tax Tier 5

Big-four player Deloitte Legal Mexico has a sizeable presence in Mexico with, the 60-strong tax controversy practice sitting within a broader 'tax and legal' team twice the size, with an offering that ranges from banking, corporate and IP to labour, projects and real estate. With a wide presence across the country, the department houses a number of noted practitioners including head of the tax controversy practice, Mauricio Martínez; and skilled litigators Carlos Alberto Ramirez and Ricardo Santoyo, who work from Monterrey and Mexico City respectively. Hugo Romero is also noted. Beyond the contentious segment, double taxation expert Eduardo Revilla; and Jorge Antonio Jimenez, who focuses on general corporate taxation, VAT, international taxation, double-taxation treaty application, customs law, and tax audits; are key figures. However, Raciel Flores , left the firm in June 2019 to establish TCLex Abogados.