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Mexico > Competition and antitrust Tier 1

One of the strongest specialties of Hogan Lovells’ according to clients, competition and antitrust is an area in which the firm’s Mexico office is frequently engaged in investigations work, as well as handling complex merger control issues, often in relation to major global M&A. In 2022, the team was part of a multi-jurisdictional group of counsel that advised Mondelez International on its $1.3bn acquisition of Ricolino, with coordinated filings in Ecuador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Costa Rica and Ukraine; the team secured unconditional approval in Mexico. ‘First-class lawyersRicardo Pons and Omar Guerrero co-lead the practice: Pons focusing on merger control and investigations, while experienced litigator Guerrero is accustomed to handling matters before competition tribunals, federal courts and the Supreme Court. The ‘performance and knowledge’ of counsel Alan Ramírez Casazza is also highlighted by clients, and senior associate Martín Michaus-Fernández is a further name to note. Since publication, Ramírez has been raised to the partnership – effective as of January 2024.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Pons; Omar Guerrero


It is a team of highly competent lawyers, and who review in detail the necessary points of the operation in question to submit it to a review by the authority. They are always ready to give an update on the issue of the operations we have carried out with them in terms of mergers of our group companies. There is always a response in time and with an attitude of support and support to solve any obstacle that arises to present in a timely manner. All their work under an attitude of professional ethics.

A very complete and very large firm with offices in many parts of the globe! The team has a lot of study capacity, great relationships and a lot of experience.

Omar Guerrero and Ricardo Pons are first-class lawyers. One of the best qualities of Omar Guerrero is that he is not only an extraordinary lawyer, but also an extraordinary human being.

Subject matter experts and they have good knowledge of the legal environment.

‘It is a very collaborative team and always willing to support the organization even with short notice. Its results stand out in terms of quality and the team is in constant training, which is why they provide very good insights when required.’

‘We admire the quality of the partners in terms of knowledge of their area of expertise.’

‘I consider that the antitrust area is one of the strongest specialties of Hogan Lovells, their advice in this matter has always been very accurate and punctual. Omar Guerrero has a lot of experience in this matter and good relations with the Mexican authorities. The performance and knowledge of Alan Ramirez, a young lawyer, is remarkable.’

Omar Guerrero and Alan Ramirez definitely have great knowledge of the subject and a lot of experience. Omar Guerrero has been practicing in this matter for many years, providing corporate, administrative and litigation advice. Both actively participate in the care of matters and have great availability and excellent treatment. It is a pleasure to work with them.

Key clients

Mondelez International


Assa Abloy

TC Energy


TD Synnex

Industrias Bachoco

Eli Lilly

Wintershall Dea

Grupo Aeroportuario del Sureste

Work highlights

  • Advised Mondelez International on its $1.3bn acquisition of confectionary competitor, Ricolino.
  • Advised Paystand on its acquisition of Mexican competitor Yaydoo.
  • Advised Aeropuerto Internacional de Cancún on an abuse-of-dominance investigation, dismissing third party claims against the airport.

Mexico > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 1

Hogan Lovells’ Mexican capabilities -across offices in Mexico City and Monterrey- are particularly well known for international arbitration (as well as domestic arbitral matters). The international arbitration group works closely with the wider firm’s global offices (particularly the Miami-based group), allowing the firm to offer comprehensive multi-jurisdictional support on cases. Omar Guerrero is deeply experienced in all types of dispute resolution and maintains an an active arbitral practice encompassing both sole arbitrator roles and acting as lead party counsel. Guerrero co-leads the practice group with Luis Enrique Graham, another long established figure who is a  regular as party counsel in arbitrations or as arbitrator in national and international disputes. The department displays admirable strength-in-depth: Monterrey-based Alejandro García González’s practice includes representation of clients in proceedings under a variety of rules, including ICC, LCIA, ICDR, CAM and CANACO; Jorge Valdés King has focused on dispute resolution through his career and undertakes arbitration, litigation and bankruptcy; and Luis Ernesto Peón is a key contact when it comes to arbitration in the finance arena. Counsel Juan Arturo Dueñas regularly supports on cases relating to contract disputes, cross-border arbitrations, torts, damages and collection - notably in the energy, automotive, insurance, pharmaceutical and constructions sectors. Senior associate Rogelio Gama is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Omar Guerrero Rodríguez; Luis Enrique Graham


The Hogan Lovells team provides timely, efficient, and high-quality care. The team that has provided us with services has extensive experience and knowledge in arbitration processes. Likewise, the analysis they carry out on the legal situations that concern us, allows the company to make informed decisions.

The lawyers Omar Guerrero and Rogelio Gama show an empathetic attitude, are always available and have shown outstanding knowledge of the arbitrations in which the company is involved.

In the case of Luis Enrique Graham, his ability to understand problems stands out, as does his ability to attack them in the best way, always maintaining a professional, realistic and very grounded posture. As for Juan Arturo Dueñas, he has also performed very diligently and professionally, and always very attentive to any change or event within the matters that deal with us.

Mexico > Life sciences Tier 1

Delivering ‘legal research that is usable from a business standpoint’, the small but experienced team at Hogan Lovells has impressive life sciences credentials and expertise in industries including pharma, health care, consumer goods, chemicals, and technology; and advises on matters including M&A transactions, the restructuring of business models and operations, labelling and advertising issues, the launch of new products, product liability and antitrust, as well as handling litigation. Recent matters include regulatory advice to ensure full compliance with labelling requirements (under the amendments to NOM-051) and sanitary control regulations for products, services and advertising; operational regulatory advice; administrative litigation to secure product marketing authorisations; and assisting clients with navigation through public procurement procedures, among others. The practice is led by Ernesto Algaba Reyes, a 20-year veteran in the sector who focuses primarily on health law and regulatory compliance matters for the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries. Specialist support is provided by counsel Cecilia Stahlhut Espinosa who also has over 10 years’ sector experience regarding regulatory drug matters, medical devices, biotechnology, product compliance and general health regulatory compliance, as well as a background in related international trade matters. On the contentious front, the pair can call on counsel for global regulation, Alan Ramirez, and senior associates Giovanni Sosa (corporate and finance) and Marino Castillo (litigation and arbitration), as necessary; while on intellectual property-related mattes, practice head Bernardo Herrerías is the key contact. Former specialist associate Héctor Mercado moved to Cuesta Campos y Asociados S.C. in June 2022. Since publication, Stahlhut has been raised to the partnership - effective as of January 2024.

Practice head(s):

Ernesto Algaba Reyes


The lawyers of the life sciences team are highly skilled in their field, but are also sensitive to the nature of our lines of business, which allows them to deliver legal research that is usable from a business standpoint.

Their best qualities are their concern for their clients, the search to ensure clarity in the information requested, and the importance they give to ensuring the protection of our company, as well as the ease of communicating with them.

Ability to identify aspects in the “blind spot” of the company. On more than one occasion they have alerted the company of real risks that we had not identified.

The depth of each review. The level of detail in their opinions and reviews is surprising, but never sacrificing response time.

In-depth knowledge of food regulation and as well as regulatory knowledge of other industries that helps to anticipate and better understand potential changes and future requirements in our industry.

Key clients

Mondelēz International

Work highlights

  • Advised Mondelēz International on the regulatory due diligence and negotiations with Grupo Bimbo for the $1.3bn purchase of Ricolino, the latter’s confectionery business.

Mexico > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 2

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


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.

Mexico > Energy and natural resources Tier 2

National oil companies from across the Latin America region are among the clients of Hogan Lovells in Mexico; the firm provides day-to-day advice on their operations in Mexico following the deep water exploration and extraction contracts awarded by the Mexican government in the mid-to-late 2010s. The practice has a diverse oil and gas offering that encompasses upstream, midstream and downstream projects, but is also active in the renewable energy market and electricity matters. Three lawyers share leadership of the department: Miguel Ángel Mateo Simón, an experienced name in general energy regulatory, dispute resolution and transactional matters for clients across energy sectors; Carlos Ramos, whose practice is focused on oil and gas; and Juan Francisco Torres Landa, a corporate and M&A expert well-versed in energy sector work. Counsel Mauricio Fuchs Tarlovsky’s practice covers corporate, transactional and operational issues, and his clients include Repsol and ExxonMobil. Further support to the practice heads comes from senior associates Perla Díaz Taracena, a transactional and regulatory lawyer; and Víctor Barrientos, who has broad cross-border commercial law experience.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Ramos; Juan Francisco Torres Landa; Miguel Ángel Mateo Simón


The team they have in this area is an expert in the field of energy, they are always up to date with what is happening in the markets in this area. They carry out an expeditious “due diligence” to give a timely and urgent response, they quickly understand what is the problem of a long-term energy contract, a memorandum of understanding or some other document that we require signature or review for an analysis complete in each situation that we have experienced regarding energy with private providers and CFE.

The team is an expert in the field, they are quick and accurate in analyzing energy contracts and any document required for the transaction, as well as support in work meetings for energy projects, their legal opinions always add value meeting and decision making. Miguel Angel Mateos Simon and Perla Díaz Taracena are experts in this matter and know the law and its modifications, always in force and with an attitude of professional service.

Technical knowledge is essential to provide adequate advice; as well as a grasp of the current regulatory understanding. Being updated is essential in order to receive good legal advice. In these regards, it seems to me that the quality of the partners is excellent.

Key clients

Equinor Upstream Mexico


TC Energy



Repsol Exploración México


Wintershall DEA

ExxonMobil Mexico

Finsa Energéticos

Mexico Pacific

Kinich Energy

Transición Energética

Work highlights

  • Advising Wintershall Dea on its acquisition of a material stake in the offshore Hokchi oil and gas field, Mexico.
  • Assists Mexico Pacific with regulatory and contractual advice regarding its proposed LNG terminal in Puerto Peñasco Mexico, and regarding natural gas transport pipelines.
  • Advising Enel on execution, compliance and interpretation of power purchase agreements (PPA) it entered into as a result of the electric bidding rounds organised by the Centre of Energy Control (CENACE).

Mexico > Intellectual property Tier 2

Bernardo Herrerías has led Hogan Lovells’ intellectual property offering in Mexico for over 15 years and directs a practice that is relied on by a wealth of multinationals for portfolio management, prosecution and IP litigation. Focusing on the protection, registration, and preservation of all types of IP rights, the department is familiar with a range of sectors, from the patent and design landscape of pharmaceutical products, to copyright in the entertainment industry. Herrerías’s experience in the market covers all types of IP and he has cultivated strong relationships with the patent and trademark office, customs, the office of the attorney general, and other IP-related authorities. In January 2023, Edgar Mata was promoted to counsel and he is the most senior team member after Herrerías. He acts across the full range of the practice group’s workload and has particular experience in cross-border portfolio management. Senior associates José Casillas and Valentina Schmid are also experienced practitioners of note.

Practice head(s):

Bernardo Herrerías Franco


They have very good experience and a robust and diverse team.

They act quickly and know how to involve key people.

Key clients

Walmart Apollo


Duracell US Operations

Sony Interactive Entertainment

HP Inc and Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Rich Products


Mondelez Global



Intuitive Surgical Operations

Yamaha Marine Systems

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Work highlights

  • Advised Mondelez on its acquisition of GrupoBimbo’s Ricolino confectionery business.
  • Acted for Dick’s Sporting Goods on the protection of its trade mark portfolio in Mexico.
  • Advised Sony Interactive Entertainment on the maintenance of its video game trade mark portfolio.

Mexico > Labour and employment Tier 2

Hogan Lovells fields a ‘great team that combines experience and innovation’ in the labour and employment area; it is a trusted counsel to multinationals in sectors ranging from automotive and aerospace, to finance and food. The practice handles the gamut of labour and employment issues, frequently assisting with collective bargaining agreements, high-profile terminations, investigations, and employment benefits; moreover, as a key pillar of a full-service international firm, the department also works closely with the firm’s corporate and M&A practice. Luis Ruiz Gutiérrez and Hugo Hernández-Ojeda can draw on combined experience of over seven decades in the Mexican market, acting on consultancy and litigation, union negotiations, and social security matters. They co-lead the department with Mary Carmen Fuertes, who is experienced in handling the labour components when coordinating regional projects in Latin America. Counsel Luis Adrián Rosas Ortega is a key contact for labour litigation; while at senior associate level, Oswaldo Chávez Uribe and María Regina Torrero  provide key support to the partners.

Practice head(s):

Luis Ruiz Gutiérrez; Hugo Hernández-Ojeda; Mary Carmen Fuertes


They master all aspects related to their area of practice, not only from the theoretical, but also from the practical. They do not give format or macho solutions, but analyse each case individually and give their personalized perspective to the company.

Experience, but above all that they are always available to their clients, coupled with the fact that they respect the agreed delivery times without fail.

The depth of its analysis and the response time are unique.

The partners are always aware of the needs of their clients and find availability at all times. They are very proactive.

Great team that combines experience and innovation.

Luis Ruiz is of course a great lawyer, but above all he is a great person.

They are a strong firm in Mexico. They have coverage for all legal needs (labor, tax, claims…), with an excellent group of professionals. Their network is also important for more bureaucratic issues. During the last year they have focused in all diversity issues, and are very updated with the changes that the new labour law applied in Mexico.

Its strengths are the speed of response, the quality of its reports, with all the legal aspects that can be referred to, even if the partner or lawyer who is giving you the advice is from another field, they seek to give the complete version. Our main contacts are Hugo Hernandez Ojeda and Luis Rosas, although we have worked with almost the entire team.

Key clients

Iberia Líneas Aéreas de España

Ford Motor Company

Gavilon de México

Tenneco-Driv Group

Coca Cola

Mercado Libre

3M Group

Lufthansa Cargo Servicios Logísticos de México

Grupo Calidra


Solunion Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Iberia Líneas Aéreas de España during the annual revision of its collective bargaining agreement, thereby avoiding a strike risk.
  • Advising Ford Motor Company on the restructuring of its internal labour and employment procedures to reduce labour risks for its Mexican operation.
  • Acted for Gavilon de Mexico on the legitimisation process of its collective bargaining agreement handled by the union.

Mexico > TMT Tier 2

A team with ‘countless strengths’ acts on the full range of matters in the TMT space for the Mexican office of Hogan Lovells, where the offering has recently been restructured to form a digital technologies practice. The department is well-versed in aiding clients’ navigation of the country’s complex and changeable regulatory landscape, as well as assisting on M&A in the relevant sectors as part of multi-disciplinary teams, often combining lawyers from the firm’s various global offices. Clients see practice head Federico Hernández Arroyo as a ‘benchmark for leadership’; senior associate Ana Rumualdo is the other key contact, focusing on emerging technologies, data privacy and other data management issues.

Practice head(s):

Federico Hernández Arroyo


The attorneys at the Hogan Lovells Law Firm possess countless strengths and skills that make them far superior to teams at other firms; such as immediacy in response times, clarity in essential criteria, efficiency and speed in solving incidents, prioritization of tasks, probity, inclusive respect in international relations, among others, all of this generates peace of mind for the client. Great relationship between the firm and the main interlocutors in the telecommunications and corporate environment. The firm maintains all the pioneering technology to stay in direct contact.

The plus that makes Hogan Lovells stand out from other law firms is the trust it generates in its clients, this differentiates this firm from its competitors, its qualities are clear. At this point it is key to highlight Federico Hernández Arroyo, partner and leader of the law firm, a professional with impeccable performance and the main visible face before the client; Federico is capable of coordinating several important issues for his client at the same time and covering several fronts in an amazing and effective way, otherwise a benchmark for leadership, knowledge, relationship and control of situations, worthy of respect and admiration. Congratulations to Hogan Lovells!

Key clients

Cirion Technologies



CCM Communications

Google Mexico

Omnispace Mexico

Columbus Networks Mexico

American Tower Mexico

Disney Mexico

Emi Labs

Work highlights

  • Advising Cirion Technologies on the sale of Lumen Technologies to Stonepeak.
  • Advising BT on regulatory compliance, including a terrain station authorisation for the provision of satellite services in Mexico.
  • Assisting T-Mobile with all ongoing regulatory, contractual and corporate assistance for its daily operations in Mexico.

Mexico > Banking and finance Tier 3

The banking and finance practice group at Hogan Lovells advises clients from offices in Mexico City and Monterrey, and has a track record representing both lender and borrower clients, among them major international banks Banco Santander and BNP Paribas. In addition, its regular clients include fintechs and alternative lenders such as funds and SOFOMs. Close cooperation with the firm’s bankruptcy, restructuring and litigation teams, as well as with its many international offices, facilitates its effective handling of complex cross-border cases. Recent work highlight include advising IDB Invest on a $300m financing for the expansion of Peru’s largest wind farm, and advising Fideicomiso para el Desarrollo Verde y Económico de Monterrey on promoting ESG commitments for the city. The practice is co-led by financial transactions and M&A specialist Federico de Noriega Olea, in Mexico City; and René Arce in Monterrey, who advises on structured and project financing operations. Additional expertise is provided by of counsel Aldonza Sakar, who has particular strength in cross-border and project financing, as well as additional expertise regarding asset-backed loans; and Ana Catalina Decanini, who joined the team as counsel in July 2022.

Practice head(s):

René Arce Lozano; Federico De Noriega Olea; Carlos Ramos Miranda; Miguel Ángel Mateo Simón

Key clients

Inter-American Investment Corporation

Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank

Deutsche Bank (New York branch)

Banco Santander

MGM Innova Capital

Mercado Lending

BNP Paribas

International Finance Corporation

Grupo Valoreo

Fideicomiso de Administración y Fuente de Pago Monterrey Sostenible

Work highlights

  • Advised IDB Invest on the granting of a $300m financing for the expansion of Peru’s largest wind farm to ENGIE Energía.
  • Advised Crédit Agricole and Atlantic Asset Securitization on the renewal, amendment and restatement of a MXN$1.8bn trade receivables securitisation programme.
  • Advised a multi-sector group on the promotion of ESG commitments for the city of Monterrey, Nuevo León.

Mexico > Bankruptcy and restructuring Tier 3

Hogan Lovells’s practice offers both bankruptcy and restructuring expertise and has a good balance of financial and litigation practitioners. The team represents international funds and banks in Mexican insolvency proceedings and is particularly experienced at representing lenders in restructuring transactions; it also represents clients drawn from a broad range of industry sectors - including banking, automobile, food, insurance and technology. A recent standout matter saw the team represent Alloy Merchant Finance as lessor of power equipment to Grupo Famsa in the latter’s insolvency proceedings. Five partners lead the practice: Omar Guerrero Rodríguez handles commercial litigation, arbitration and bankruptcy proceedings; Federico de Noriega Olea specialises in out-of-court restructurings; Jorge Valdés King is known for commercial litigation, arbitration and bankruptcy proceedings; with finance specialist René Arce Lozano and litigator Luis Ernesto Peón Barriga completing the senior team.

Practice head(s):

Federico De Noriega Olea; René Arce Lozano; Omar Guerrero Rodríguez; Jorge Valdés King; Luis Ernesto Peón Barriga


Available and creative team.

Key clients

Alloy Merchant Finance

Work highlights

  • Represented Alloy Merchant Finance, lessor of power equipment to Grupo Famsa, in the latter’s concurso mercantil proceedings.

Mexico > Compliance Tier 3

Acting for clients from a range of sectors - including manufacturing, construction, healthcare and energy - the compliance practice at Hogan Lovells advises on corporate compliance policies (and ensuring their alignment with Mexico’s National Anticorruption System regulations), conducts internal investigations, and provides compliance-regulations training sessions. Key contacts include Carlos Miranda, who undertakes anti-corruption compliance due diligence and is experienced in corporate, M&A, insurance, infrastructure and energy law; and corporate and finance expert Juan Francisco Torres Landa, who has advised national and multinational companies on matters of compliance, white-collar crime and investigations. Veteran disputes and anti-corruption practitioner Luis Enrique Graham and corporate law-focused Federico de Noriega Olea provide additional depth to the bench’s skillset.

Practice head(s):

Juan Francisco Torres Landa; Carlos Ramos Miranda; Luis Enrique Graham; Federico de Noriega Olea


Immediate attention and deep knowledge of the industry.

Sound research methodology, knowledge and mastery of the issues.

Mexico > Corporate and M&A Tier 3

Fielding a 24-strong practice group co-led by six partners Hogan Lovells’ Mexico-based M&A offering cover the full spectrum of corporate transactions, with the added resources of a full service firm backed by a strongly integrated global firm. Unsurprisingly, the team attends a prestigious client roster with myriad “household names” – from Mondelez, IBM, Daimler and Ford, to Sony Music, Del Monte Foods and Prudential Real Estate. The practice houses a number of renowned figures, such as Juan Francisco Torres Landa, who is highly-regarded for his skills handling cross-border work and corporate restructurings; Federico De Noriega, who boasts a strong track record in joint ventures and multi-party acquisitions; and Carlos Ramos, who provides additional expertise regarding insurance and energy law in Mexico (and divides his time between the firm’s Houston and Mexico City offices). With a practice centred on the industrial, consumer products, automobile and financial services sectors, Mario Jorge Yañez also divides his time between two offices: Mexico City and Monterrey; while Guillermo González Frankenberger and July-2022 hire, counsel Gina Decanini, operate solely from Monterrey. Indeed, the pair are highlighted f0r their ‘great knowledge and experience’: Gonzalez has over 25 years’ experience in M&A, real estate, corporate governance, and commercial and corporate matter; while Decanini – formerly a partner at Canales and experience in house at Cemex – has experience across the administrative, company law, corporate, energy and real estate sectors. Rounding out the partner group, Ángel Domínguez de Pedro focuses on civil law and commercial, real estate and M&A transactions. Counsel Andrea López De La Campa, also in Mexico City, is another key member of the group and focuses on M&A, corporate reorganisations, corporate day-to-day activities and commercial cross border transactions. Corporate and M&A focused senior associate Karla Rabasa is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Juan Francisco Torres Landa; M Jorge Yañez V; Carlos Ramos; Ricardo Pons; Guillermo Gonzalez; Federico De Noriega; Ángel Domínguez de Pedro


Team of lawyers with great knowledge and experience in the matter; I’d highlight Guilermo Gonzalez Frankenberger and Ana Catalina Decanni.

Attention and quick response to customer needs, always including added value in their recommendations.

Integrity and joint attention to all areas of specialty.’

Key clients

Valtech Inc

Mondelez International

Canopia Carbon

Harbour Group


BIA Coffee Investments

Alstom Transport Group

San José y su Agricultura



Assa Abloy

Bureau Veritas


Work highlights

  • Advised Valtech Inc in the acquisition of 100% of CloudCo for $2,55m.
  • Assisted Mondelez International in the acquisition of Grupo Bimbo’s confectionery business, Ricolino.
  • Assisted Harbour Group in the acquisition of 100% of Xanor de México, amounting to $33m.

Mexico > Environment Tier 3

Following the January 2023 departure of former practice head Brenda Rogel, the Mexico office of full service international firm Hogan Lovells‘ hired experienced practitioner Mauricio Llamas from Jones Day in April 2023, bringing senior associate Mauricio Villegas with him. Llamas – who originally opened his own specialist environmental boutique firm back in 2008 –  has over 20 years dedicated to the sector and also has broader experience that reaches into government regulation and environmental health and safety (EH&S) matters. This latter area is also an area of specialism for Villegas who advises domestic and international clients on a wide array of EH&S compliance matters and M&A environmental auditing procedures. The team is rounded out by Sofia de Llano and Santiago Contró (mid- and junior-level associates, respectively) who also arrived with Llamas; and a pair of January 2023 hires that further the practice group’s capabilities in the ESG space: practice director Pablo Necoechea, and ESG-focused associate, Mariana Ávila Martínez. While it remains early to see how the practice will bed in at the firm initial signs are positive with the group handling a more or less balanced workload split between environmental consultancy, environmental auditing and environmental litigation for clients in the hydrocarbons, metallurgy and mining, and industrial recycling sectors, among others. Recent mandates include comprehensive advice for the development of a one-of-a kind, waste-to-energy and recycling facility in the north of Mexico.

Practice head(s):

Mauricio Llamas


‘They know a lot about the subject. The team is proactive and practical. I love working with them.’

They are people who are easy to work with. Both the partner and his team are available and open to being practical. They also have good relations with the government, which is a plus in this matter.

I’d highlight the specialization and service levels.

Perfectly well prepared and supervised at all times.

Key clients

TC Energy










Industrial Recycling

Work highlights

  • Undertook a comprehensive regulatory review, thereby facilitating the development of an action plan for an ESG implementation process in the food and beverages industry.
  • Legal advice on the implication of Mexico’s recent (May 2023) mining sector legislative amendment and the origination of an associated legal defence strategy.
  • Legal advice and litigation regarding national waters exploitation rights for clients in the automotive and technology manufacturing industries.

Mexico > Insurance Tier 3

Characterised by extensive knowledge in regulatory issues’, Hogan Lovells’ insurance law department also has notable expertise in the formation and acquisition of insurance, surety and brokerage companies. Practice head Carlos Ramos Miranda is an experienced figure in insurance matters across a variety of industries and  handles regulatory issues, transactions and litigation in the insurance sector with facility. Omar Guerrero and Luis Ernesto Peón are noted for representing insurance companies in commercial litigation and insolvency proceedings, while associate Andrea Tinoco was very active in 2022 supporting on insurance industry corporate and regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Ramos Miranda


The firm is characterised by extensive knowledge in regulatory issues, as well as knowledge in the reinsurance industry.

Carlos Ramos Andrea Tinoco stand out for their high affinity with the business and the knowledge they have in matters related to the corporate purpose of the company. They are certainly quite knowledgeable about the regulation and the needs of their clients.

The firm’s service and experience are extraordinary. They provide a very high quality service.

They are always available, they are always attentive and friendly and they give practical and innovative solutions.

Key clients

Solunion México Seguros de Crédito

Mapfre México


Insignia Life

Swiss Re

Liberty Insurance



Partner Re

Axa Seguros


Insignia Life

Guy Carpenter

Pan-American México, Compañía de Seguros

Mexico > International trade and customs Tier 3

With strong offerings in both WTO proceedings and international trade matters, and customs law, Hogan Lovells has a broad practice that is notable for having been involved in some of the most complex anti-dumping investigations in Mexico. On the customs side, the full suite of administrative, advisory and litigious work is handled by the department which is co-led by a trio of experienced partners. Mario Jorge Yañez is a fully dedicated international trade specialist; Juan Francisco Torres Landa is the firm’s Latin America group chair for international trade; and Arturo Tiburcio is a litigator with a focus on both trade and tax issues. Senior associate Mario Lara and associate Brianda Ramírez assist the practice heads across all IC&T matters.

Practice head(s):

Mario Jorge Yáñez; Juan Francisco Torres Landa; Arturo Tiburcio

Key clients

Gerdau Corsa

MTD Products Company

Pilgrim’s Pride

Cerraduras y Candados Phillips

Harman de Mexico

Manitowoc TJ

Lion Supply

Ternium México

Computing and Printing Global Services Mexico

Calzado Sandak

Harman International Mexico

Fagioli Latin América

Guy Carpenter Intermediario de Reaseguro

Work highlights

  • Representing Gerdau Corsa before the Ministry of Economy in an anti-dumping investigation against the import of steel beams originating in Germany, Spain and the UK.
  • Acted for MTD Products Company in a NAFTA Verification of Origin process relating to the tax years 2015 and 2016
  • Representing Pilgrim’s Pride in the second sunset review on anti-dumping duties against exports of US chicken leg quarters to Mexico.

Mexico > Real estate Tier 3

Hogan Lovells houses a ‘technically sound’, eight-strong real estate practice that is known for its expertise in real estate due diligence, the sale and acquisition of real estate, leasing and condominium regimes, construction, litigation, and the operation and management of real estate developments. The ‘outstanding’ team regularly counsels international real estate developers and corporations, and operates under the leadership of a trio of experienced partners: Juan Francisco Torres Landa specialises in project financing, foreign investment and M&A; Ángel Domínguez De Pedro handles M&A and real estate financing and is lauded as having an ‘extraordinary understanding of the law’; and Monterrey-based Guillermo González Frankenberger is experienced in M&A, real estate and corporate governance. Of counsel Fernando Medina Luna majors on civil, commercial, corporate and real estate matters, including ejidos, and claims before PROFECO and local authorities. At associate level, Ana Lucía Gutiérrez Fernández is noted for her contributions on land leases, purchases, real estate portfolio transactions and administrative regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Juan Francisco Torres Landa Ruffo; Angel Dominguez de Pedro; Guillermo González Frankenberger


The team is very technically sound, with very good knowledge of their subject. Excellent attitude and client service.

Ángel Domínguez De Pedro – great technical knowledge and client service.

The client service and capacity of the team is outstanding.

Ángel Domínguez De Pedro has an extraordinary understanding of the law and resolves conflicts without complicating things.

Key clients

Administradora y Constructora Costa Palmas FS

Bayer de México

Cirion Technologies México

Consorcio de Obras y Dragados Maritimos

Desarrolladora GJA

Education Index Management

Federal Mogul

Ford Motor Company


Google Operaciones de México

Harman de México

Phoenix Tower International

Richard Paek

The Ford Foundation

Deutsche Lufthansa Aktiengesellschaft

Finsa Portafolios

Mexico > Tax Tier 4

Hogan Lovells is a strong choice of counsel for tax audits in Mexico, where it has deep experience representing a diverse range of international businesses. The team also supports the firm’s corporate and M&A practice on the tax aspects of transactions in the country. Leadership is divided between three lawyers: deeply experienced veteran Arturo Tiburcio, who focuses his practice on tax consultation, income tax audits, VAT, and international tax issues, including double tax treaties and transfer pricing; Jaime Espinosa, a Monterrey-based expert on transactional tax law; and counsel Francisco Palmero, whose experience covers the breadth of the firm’s tax offering. Senior associate David Esquivel is another notable contact in the team.

Practice head(s):

Arturo Tiburcio; Jaime Espinosa; Francisco Palmero


The group of tax lawyers is deeply experienced. They are widely recognised in tax practice in Mexico and also undertake operations in other countries, which provides confidence to international companies. It is certainly on par with other high-level firms.

Arturo Tiburcio’s experience in practice is very notable. The customer service of Francisco Palmero and David Esquivel also notable.

Excellent service and knowledge – they are above the average!

Key clients

Hyundai Motors de México

Acciona Energía Servicios México

QlikTech México

Ocean Network Express Shipment

Tech Data

Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte (OMA)

Caterpillar México

Cimmyt Int

GM Financial Mexico

Grupo Promax

Work highlights

  • Advised Hyundai Motors de Mexico on a transfer pricing audit on its income tax and VAT for the fiscal year 2015.
  • Assisted Acciona Energía Servicios México with an audit regarding income and VAT related with the construction of energy plants.
  • Assisted QLIKTech México with an income tax audit arguing that it was not proven to have carried out activities with its related parties and clients during the 2014 fiscal year.

Latin America: International firms > Banking and finance

Hogan Lovells US LLP’s long history in Latin America transactions brings it a wealth of financing engagements, notably project finance and corporate lending matters. Its client base includes IDB Invest, which the New York and Mexico City offices recently advised on a $300m financing to ENGIE Energía for the expansion of Peru’s largest wind farm. The firm is also steadily growing its profile in sustainability-linked finance. Jorge Diaz-Silveira has an outstanding record in Latin America project finance and other financing transactions, particularly in Central America. Mexico City’s Federico De Noriega and New York partner Ricardo Martinez are also key members of the team.

Key clients

Inter-American Investment Corporation

The Central America Bottling Corporation

Work highlights

  • Advised on a $300m financing to ENGIE Energía for the expansion of Peru’s largest wind farm.
  • Advised The Central America Bottling Corporation on issuance of $1.1bn in 5.250% Senior Guaranteed Sustainability-Linked Notes, due 2029.

Latin America: International firms > International arbitration

Hogan Lovells US LLP has a large number of international arbitration practitioners that are either dedicated to Latin America or have a primary focus on the region. Furthermore, it has an impressive background in the specialty and has developed a thriving investor-state practice, where it represents an even split of sovereigns and private entities. Commercial arbitrations are also a forte for the team, while infrastructure and energy cases are key segments for the practice. New York partner Oliver Armas is global head of international arbitration, fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, and frequently acts in cases involving Latin America. Richard Lorenzo is regional managing partner for the Americas and is a recognised leader in international arbitration, having spent long periods in Latin America itself. Daniel González is the former global head of international arbitration and also has an impressive background in Latin America cases. Puerto Rico born Maria Ramirez is fully bilingual in Spanish and English, and a genuine Latin America specialist; she has represented clients in cases involving multiple Latin American jurisdictions. The team can also call on seasoned international arbitration practitioner Luis Enrique Graham in the firm’s Mexico office. All named individuals are based in Miami unless stated otherwise.

Practice head(s):

Oliver Armas

Key clients

AES Corporation

Espiritu Santo Holdings (ES Holdings); and L1bre Holding

Government of the Republic of Panama

Work highlights

  • Represented ES Holdings and Libre Holding in a high-value ICSID claim against the United Mexican States (Mexico) for violation of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), after the Mexican Government indirectly expropriated the client’s concession to implement a taxi-hailing app and digital taximeter in Mexico City.
  • Represented AES Corporation and AES Gener, its Chile-based subsidiary, in an ICC arbitration brought by Constructora Nuevo Maipo (CNM).
  • Represented the Government of the Republic of Panama in an ICSID arbitration involving a claim brought against Panama for the alleged seizure and liquidation of a local brokerage company in violation of the Netherlands-Panama BIT.

Latin America: International firms > Corporate and M&A

Hogan Lovells US LLP has a highly-reputed Latin America practice that encompasses an impressive spread of corporate and M&A transactions. Much of the firm’s Latin America M&A expertise sits in New York, Miami and Mexico City, with a caseload primarily consisting of Mexico and Brazil transactions, along with a growing proportion of intra-regional deals. Miami partner Jorge Diaz-Silveira leads the Americas infrastructure, energy, resources and projects group, and has a fine record in Latin America transactions, including M&A in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Former managing partner of the firm’s Mexico office, Juan Francisco Torres Landa is a multi-faceted practitioner with considerable experienced in M&A and other corporate transactions. Also in Mexico City, Carlos Ramos is another recognised M&A specialist with particular expertise in the insurance, energy and infrastructure sectors. the practice was further strengthened in February 2022 with the hire of Luke P Iovine (from Paul Hastings) to the firm's New York office. at the At associate level, Spain-qualified Pedro Martínez -in the Miami office- handles project development, finance and corporate matters, primarily in relation to Latin America.

Practice head(s):

Juan Francisco Torres Landa


Hogan Lovells has been instrumental in the growth of our company. It has accompanied us in more than 20 M&A transactions. It goes without saying that we have never had any problems because his work has always been impeccable. They have protected our company while helping us close many transactions with great flexibility. They are always able to find a solution acceptable to all parties.

Jorge Diaz Silveira is a great negotiator, tough on problems and soft on people. He always gets results. José Valdivia III is a very capable and intelligent lawyer. One associate in particular has caught my eye. Pedro Martínez, works tirelessly without compromising quality. Excellent team. They understand the region and are just as capable in the US as Ecuador, Peru or Jamaica, just to name a few of the jurisdictions where we have used them.

Key clients

Mondelēz International


Central America Bottling Corporation

Harbour Group

BIA Coffee Investments

Total Express

HID Global

Calibre Scientific

Assa Abloy

Work highlights

  • Advised Mondelēz International on its acquisition of Ricolino, Grupo Bimbo’s confectionery business.
  • Advised Cemex on its agreement to sell its operations in Costa Rica and El Salvador, through certain of its subsidiaries, to Cementos Progreso Holdings.
  • Advised Harbour Group on its acquisition of 100% of Xanor de México.

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Latin America: As one of the most dynamic regions in the world, Latin America presents a wealth of new business prospects and markets for growth. The growing middle class and innovative infrastructure and urban development mean opportunities for international and domestic companies to enter, expand, and invest in the region. To navigate these opportunities, and the challenges that come along with them, clients need legal counsel that understands Latin America.

Hogan Lovells has strong links with Latin America. The firm’s Latin America practice lawyers are based in Miami, Houston Washington DC, Mexico, Madrid, Asia, and Brazil. They speak Spanish and Portuguese, are familiar with the legal systems, and know local counsel in every country. Combining this with the firm’s experience, Hogan Lovells can help clients understand the different environments in each country—both political and business—and will guide
clients through complex and varying regulatory regimes. Client success is the firm’s focus.

Main areas of practice: Banking and finance; capital markets and structured
finance; corporate/M&A; infrastructure, energy, resources and projects; investigations, white collar and fraud; insurance; international arbitration; international trade and investment.

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