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Mexico > Competition and antitrust Tier 1

Clients appreciate Hogan Lovells' ‘large presence in Mexico’, as well as its housing the ‘team of very prestigious lawyers’ that make up its prestgious competition team. The Mexican practice of the full-service giant is reputed for its experience in merger control proceedings, as well as in prosecution against horizontal (cartels) and vertical monopolistic practices. Department-heads Ricardo Pons and Omar Guerrero (an expert litigator), have a proven track record advising clients – particularly from the pharmaceutical, aviation, chemical and energy sectors – in investigations, and enjoy a strong presence in merger control process regarding transactional activity. The core group is completed by counsel Alan Ramirez, who brings additional litigation skills to the team; and senior associate Martin Michaus A, whose practice focuses on merger control proceedings, cartel investigations, abuse of dominance, and antitrust litigation. Work highlights include representing Eli Lilly Mexico in the first civil damages procedure in Mexico resulting from a cartel investigation before the judiciary from a claim filed by the Mexican Institute for Social Health (IMSS).

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Pons; Luis Omar Guerrero


‘It is a comprehensive practice that acts according to the needs of the client with a prompt response.

‘The people are ethical and professional and provide continuous help in legal challenges with the highest standards of service quality. Special mention to Omar Guerrero, who has addressed each and every one of the concerns in an optimal, ethical and professional manner.

‘Hogan Lovells Mexico has a large presence in Mexico with a team of very prestigious lawyers. Regarding billing, it seems to me that they are at the level of firms of their type. As far as collaboration is concerned, it seems very good to me, as well as its technology.

‘Omar Guerrero, Ricardo Pons, Alan Ramírez, are the partners and associates with whom we have usually worked and they all seem to me to be top-level lawyers.

‘Business agility and understanding.

‘Their knowledge on the subject stands out.

‘It is a team of experts with a great understanding of the business and business model of our organization, which gives us great insight regarding the current needs and queries to the firm.

‘They are always willing to collaborate and understand the needs of the organization and therefore to collaborate with their knowledge to find options in compliance.

Key clients




Ford Motor Company

General Electric Company

Industrias Bachoco

Philip Morris




Work highlights

  • Represented Hypera on tne Mexican merger control aspects of its cross-border acquisition and sell-off of 18 pharmaceutical products from Takeda and Eurofarma.
  • Representing Eli Lilly Mexico in the first civil damages procedure in Mexico resulting from a cartel investigation before the judiciary from a claim filed by the Mexican Institute for Social Health (IMSS).
  • Advising Aeropuerto International de Cancún on an abuse of dominance investigation relating to certain terrestrial transportation services ancillary to the airport, and whereby the client was charged with breaking several provisions of the local competition act.

Mexico > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 1

Hogan Lovells is a force to be reckoned with in dispute resolution in general in Mexico, and is widely recognised for its superb international arbitration practice. The 20-strong local practice group is deeply intertwined with the activity of teams in the New York, Miami, Houston and Madrid offices, which brings additional capabilities to handle high-profile arbitrations in a braod range of industries, with a particular focus -recently- in the energy and automotive sectors. Omar Guerrero, an impressive lawyer who excels whether practicing civil or commercial litigation, arbitration or antitrust, has a highly active arbitral practice, both as party counsel and as arbitrator. He co-heads the team together with seasoned specialist Luis Enrique Graham, a past president of both the Asociación Latinoamericana de Arbitraje (Alarb) and the Instituto Mexicano del Arbitraje (IMA), who has been involved as party counsel and as arbitrator in both national and international disputes for approaching 40 years. Further expertise is provided by Jorge Valdés King, who specialises in arbitration, litigation and bankruptcy; Luis Ernesto Peón, a skilled litigator with a focus on the financial sector; and Juan Arturo Dueñas, who was promoted to counsel in January 2022, and who is regularly involved in cross border arbitration and cases concerning contractual disputes, and moral and material damages - primarily in the energy, automotive, insurance, and constructions sectors. All those mentioned are based in Mexico City.

Practice head(s):

Omar Guerrero; Luis Enrique Graham

Mexico > Life sciences Tier 1

International full-service firm Hogan Lovells has impressive life sciences credentials and expertise in industries including pharma, health care, consumer goods, chemicals, and technology. The practice group 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, antitrust, and litigation, among others. Ernesto Algaba Reyes who focuses primarily on health law and regulatory compliance matters for the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries, is practice head. Specialist support is provided by counsel Cecilia Stahlhut Espinosa who has experience in regulatory drug matters, medical devices and equipment, research and development, biotechnology, compliance of new product technologies, and general health regulatory compliance. However, specialist associate Héctor Mercado moved to Cuesta Campos y Asociados S.C. in June 2022.

Practice head(s):

Ernesto Algaba Reyes


‘Constant communication between its internal teams to provide a comprehensive response.

‘Cecilia Stalhult extensive knowledge in regulatory matters.


Mexico > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 2

International powerhouse Hogan Lovells, has an enviable record when it comes to disputes work -especially that of an international nature- boasting ample experience handling complex civil and commercial litigation proceedings before local and federal courts (including the Supreme Court), and representing clients from a variety of industries including infrastructure, construction, automotive, pharmaceutical, insurance, oil and gas, beverages, and technology. The practice comprises a group of well known names in the Mexican disputes sphere, incuding office managing partner Omar Guerrero, who excels whether practicing civil, commercial or antitrust litigation, or arbitration; Luis Enrique Graham, who is also praised for his established arbitration practice; Alejandro García González (in Monterrey), who is experienced in construction and real estate disputes; Jorge Francisco Valdés King, whose practice additionally encompasses bankruptcy litigation; skilled civil and commercial litigator Luis Ernesto Peón Barriga. Juan Arturo Dueñas, who was promoted to counsel in January 2022, and tax and administrative litigator Giovanni Sosa provide additional key support.

Practice head(s):

Omar Guerrero; Luis Enrique Graham


‘Reliability. Good practices. Knowledge.

‘Reliability. Confidence. Good reporter of affairs. Flexibility.

‘Use of technologies, collaboration, creativity.

‘Close treatment, security, work under pressure and time management. Warmth. Quality of work, collaboration with teams. Omar Guerrero Rodríguez stands out.

They have staff who are very committed to their clients, they have a very personal relationship with the client. They constantly monitor litigation matters and provide timely information on them. There are specialist lawyers as necessary on the specific litigation matter.

Specialist lawyers, individualised treatment for each client, high availability to resolve doubts. There is a very good interaction and synergy with the client for fixing the service, strategies, etc. Alejandro Garcia Gonzalez, Giovanni Sosa.

Close treatment, safety, work under pressure and time management. Warmth. Quality of work, collaboration with teams. Among others, Benjamín Pérez, Rogelio Gama, Sylvia Sámano, Perla Díaz, Miguel Ángel Mateo Simón and Omar Guerrero Rodríguez.’

Mexico > Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Hogan Lovells energy practice is highly regarded for its diverse capabilities in upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas projects, as well as in the electricity market. Recent matters have seen the team assist domestic and international clients with regulatory compliance, hydrocarbons export permits, and the negotiation of natural gas supply and transportation agreements. In the power segment it has been active on regulatory matters, EPC and O&M contracts, as well as power purchase agreements. The team is co-led by well-known figure Carlos Ramos, who specialises in infrastructure projects, M&A, and general corporate advice in the energy industry; Miguel Ángel Mateo Simón, who advises clients on sector-related corporate, commercial, and regulatory matters; and Juan Francisco Torres Landa, a project finance and foreign investment specialist who also has in depth knowledge of environmental matters. A capable second line comprises counsel Mauricio Fuchs, whose practice encompasses corporate affairs, M&A, restructuring, energy and infrastructure transactions, real estate, and structured and asset finance; and senior associates Perla Díaz T (transactional and regulatory matters concerning the oil, gas and power sectors); and Venezuelan-qualified Víctor Barrientos, whose past experience includes more than a decade as manager of the international legal department at Petroquímica de Venezuela.

Practice head(s):

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

Key clients

Equinor Upstream Mexico

Qatar Petroleum International

EDF Renewables México



TC Energy (formerly TransCanada)

Repsol Exploración México

Minera Peñasquito (Newmont)

Finsa Energéticos



Work highlights

  • Advised Equinor on contractual and regulatory compliance of a deepwater exploration and extraction contract.
  • Advised ENEL on energy regulatory matters concerning its renewable generation projects located in Mexico.
  • Advised Finsa on regulatory compliance before the Energy Regulatory Commission so as to secure authorisation for its transportation rates’ updates and the modification of its general terms and conditions for the rendering of natural gas transportation services.

Mexico > Intellectual property Tier 2

Hogan Lovells‘ intellectual property practice in Mexico has experience advising clients on trade marks, copyright and patents, designs and utility models, the protection of trade secrets, and domain name prosecution and litigation, as well as the negotiation of contracts and transactions involving intellectual property rights. The team is led by Bernardo Herrerías who represents Mexican and foreign clients on patents and in litigation, as well as managing the maintenance of IP portfolios for clients from the pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, beauty, technology, computing, publishing, music, and food and beverage industries. Herrerías is supported by a strong line of key senior associates including: Edgar Mata (‘a pleasure to work with, and provides practical solutions’), who actively advises clients on the best strategies to secure and protect their intellectual property rights; José Armando Casillas, who has over 15 years’ experienced advising on IP, media, and technology matters, with a particular focus on patents, trade marks, and copyright prosecution and litigation; and Valentina Schmid who advises on trade mark, trade name, domain name and unfair competition issues, and has particular experience of trade mark portfolio management, especially for international clients from the consumer goods sector.

Practice head(s):

Bernardo Herrerías Franco


‘Responsive and creative.

‘Edgar Mata is a pleasure to work with, and provides practical solutions.

Key clients

Walmart Apollo

Mars Incorporated

Duracell US Operations

Anagram International – Convertidora Industrial – Convergram

HP / Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Rich Products Corporation


Brother International Corporation

House of Fuller

Dart Industries


Work highlights

  • Advised MediaMonks Mexico on advertising and production projects in Mexico, and coordinated consultancy in Central and Latin America.
  • Advised Schering-Plough on trade mark and unfair competition infringement actions, and invalidation actions against famous and well-known trade marks.

Mexico > Labour and employment Tier 2

Highly regarded full-service firm Hogan Lovells stands out for having ‘a solid, well-integrated team that covers all the specialties, and that can manage a simple contract with the same efficiency as a collective bargaining’ as well as having ‘total client availability – there is always someone who can take a call or visit the offices’. The practice is experienced in a broad range of labour matters including transactional labour mandates, day-to-day advice and litigation, and regularly advises clients on matters such as negotiating collective bargaining agreements, the transfer of employees, mass terminations, employment and sanitary protocols, pension and retirement plans, compliance projects and companies’ restructurings.  The practice is co-led by Luis Ricardo Ruiz Gutiérrez and Hugo Hernández-Ojeda Alvírez, both of whom focus on union negotiations, social security, labour and employment restructurings, and litigation; and Mary Carmen Fuertes whose experience encompasses corporate deals, transactional matters, investigations, compliance, transfer of employees, lay-offs and labour restructures. They trio is supported by counsel Luis Adrian Rosas, who has a strong reputation for labour litigation – especially high-risk cases; and associates Oswaldo Chávez U and María Regina Torrero, who undertake labour litigation and labour consultancy, respectively.

Practice head(s):

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


‘Total involvement and availability.

‘Total client availability, there is always someone who can take a call or visit the offices.

‘Availability and accessibility of the corresponding professionals. Quick response and command of the subject.

‘Hugo López (partner) and Mary Carmen Fuertes (partner) provide comprehensive, proactive solutions and resolve root conflicts.

‘Labor practice is a very specific practice in Mexico and therefore, many large firms have decided not to include it within the services they provide. What makes Hogan Lovells unique is that it is a comprehensive firm, with work practice perfectly well integrated and coordinated within the firm’s services. This was fundamental last year to deal with the reform of the LFT in terms of subcontracting, since all fronts were taken care of as there were several experts involved.

‘Partners and associates who provide services are available no matter the hour. They deal with emergencies and deliver extraordinary results. Customer service and attention is definitely one of its strengths in these areas, especially Mary Carmen Fuertes.

‘A solid, well-integrated team that covers all the specialties, and that can manage a simple contract with the same efficiency as a collective bargaining. In recent times it has been very easy to access the new tools with virtual meetings, participation in web forums. Regarding collaboration, there is a good network with partners with whom they work outside the country, with whom we also have contact. This helps when the queries are multi-country.

‘They are agile professionals, with excellent training. Thei speed of response and its completeness is highly valued. Our main contact is with Hugo Hernandez-Ojeda. We have also worked with Luis Ruiz, Luis Rosas, and Martha Molina. All of them excellent professionals.

Key clients

Iberia Líneas Aéreas de España

Ford Motor Company

Bacardi & Co

Coca Cola FEMSA

3M Group

Patron Spirits Mexico


Mercado Libre

Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ Mexico)

Solunion Group

Alstom Group

Grupo Calidra


Genomma Lab Internacional

Work highlights

  • Advised and represent Iberia during the annual revision of its collective bargaining agreement, avoiding a strike process that could affect four daily flight frequencies; representation of the company in the negotiation, preparation and implementation of the Furlough Protocols related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Advised Ford Motor Company on the restructure of its internal labour and employment procedures for its Mexican operations; representation of the company in the analysis related to its specialised service providers and services as a result of the Labor Reform
  • Advised Tenneco-Driv Group on the analysis of its labour and employment compliance related to its labour obligations under local labour law and the USMCA.

Mexico > TMT Tier 2

Federico Hernández Arroyo, an experienced partner with over 20 years directly involved in the telecommunications sector, including an early stage working with the former telecom regulator, helms the Mexican TMT practice at full-service firm Hogan Lovells. The group assists clients with the regulatory framework in Mexico applicable to all kind of telecommunications (fixed, satellite and mobile) and broadcasting services. It also shows prowess supporting clients across different sectors on compliance with Mexico's privacy regulation and other cybersecurity matters, and offers additional corporate, transactional, antitrust, and litigation assistance to its TMT client-roster with a sector-specific and commercial perspective. Senior associate Ana Paula Rumualdo, who heads the digital technologies practice, offers additional key expertise in emerging technologies, data protection, privacy and other data management issues.

Practice head(s):

Federico Hernández Arroyo

Key clients

Lumen Technologies


Omnispace Mexico

Columbus Networks

American Tower

Work highlights

  • Representing Lumen Technologies on all its regulatory compliancematters before the Federal Telecommunications Institute, Ministry of Communications and Transportation and Ministry of Environment.
  • Representing Google before the telecom regulator in order to allow the use of Soli technology (interactive motion sensor used in the Pixel 4 mobile telephone) in Mexico.
  • Advising American Tower regarding the compliance of the obligations related with the concession.

Mexico > Banking and finance Tier 3

Seamlessly integrated into the office network of the international full-service giant, Hogan Lovells‘ Mexican banking and finance practice boasts a solid footprint both in Mexico City and Monterrey, where department-heads Federico De Noriega and René Arce are respectively located. De Noriega, who is closely backed by experienced counsel Aldonza Sakar, has an excellent track record advising both lenders and borrowers regarding cross-border financing, project finance and asset-backed loans; while Arce is well-reputed for his skills handling regulatory and transactional work, with a particular emphasis on sub-sovereign finance. Recent work highlights of the group include representing the US International Development Finance Corporation in relation to a $100m loan to Crédito Real.

Practice head(s):


‘The team is very knowledgeable about the evolving fintech laws and how they are applied. They also operate flexible billing policies, which is especially helpful for tech startups. They are vocal advocates and very active online with regard to diversity. In addition, they have become great champions of our solution!

‘René Arce provides strategic business advice in addition to legal services. This is a big added value, especially for a new business in an emerging sector (fintech). René also helps with business development by making intros to potential investors and business partners.’

Key clients

US International Development Finance Corporation

Banco Santander

MGM Innova Capital

Mercado Lending

BNP Paribas

International Finance Corporation

Inter-American Investment Corporation

Credit Agricole

Grupo Valoreo and Valoreo Inc

Work highlights

  • Represented US International Development Finance Corporation on a $100m loan to Crédito Real.
  • Advised IDB Invest and Banco Popular Dominicano on providing a $200m financing to Grupo Piñero.
  • Advised Valoreo INC on its $50m equity and debt seed financing round.

Mexico > Bankruptcy and restructuring Tier 3

Lauded for its ‘availability and creativity’, Hogan Lovells' practice offers robust expertise in both bankruptcy and financial restructuring proceedings. The group has a focus on a diverse range of industries, mainly automotive, banking, technology, food and insurance, and boasts a good combination of skilled litigators and financial lawyers, which notably enhances the firm's offering. Name partners include Omar Guerrero, whose practice centres on commercial litigation, arbitration, bankruptcy proceedings and competition law; financial expert Federico De Noriega, who handles out-of-court restructurings; and Jorge Valdés King, who has experience advising creditors and debtors in bankruptcy proceedings. Work highlights include representing Alloy Merchant Finance as lessor of power equipment to Grupo Famsa in the latter's insolvency proceeding.

Practice head(s):

Federico De Noriega; René Arce; Omar Guerrero; Jorge Valdés King; Luis Ernesto Peón


‘Availability, creativity, understanding of the client’s problem and what can really benefit them, beyond the strict understanding of the procedure.

Key clients

Alloy Merchant Finance

Work highlights

  • Represented Alloy Merchant Finance as lessor of power equipment to Grupo Famsa in the latter’s insolvency proceeding (concurso mercantil).

Mexico > Compliance Tier 3

Praised for its ‘knowledge and mastery of the matter’, Hogan Lovells' compliance practice appeals to clients for its excellence when it comes to reviewing compliance policies for companies to ensure alignment with Mexican Law - including the National Anticorruption System, targeted investigations aimed at addressing specific compliance cases, and the training sessions it offer. Prominent group contacts include senior figure Juan Francisco Torres , a corporate and finance expert with considerable experience advising on compliance matters, white-collar crime and investigations; and seasoned contentious partner Luis Enrique Graham, who is sought out by clients for mandates related to investigations and anti-corruption regulations, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and local anti-corruption regulations throughout Latin America. Experienced associate Julio Zugasti, who has built a good knowledge of compliance and government contracts, is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

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


‘In them I have seen a real interest in collaborating even in difficult times such as the health contingency. I felt they were empathic.

‘I would highlight their research methodology, but above all their knowledge and mastery of the matter.

‘They focus on knowing the internal processes in addition to the laws/industry codes before issuing an opinion. Personally, in this matter they are above their competitors.

‘Immediate attention and complete knowledge of the industry.


Mexico > Corporate and M&A Tier 3

International full-service giant, Hogan Lovells, offers a ‘highperformance’ Mexican corporate and M&A practice, which earns praise for its ‘deep knowledge of the Mexican legal framework, transactional processes (M&A), and the applicable industry in the country’. The group comprises renowned market-specialists such as Juan Francisco Torres Landa, who is recommended 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; Carlos Ramos, who provides additional expertise regarding insurance and energy law in Mexico; and Monterrey-based partners Guillermo González Frankenberger and Mario Jorge Yañez, who has focused his practice on the industrial, consumer products, automobile and financial services sectors. Praised for her ‘responsiveness and negotiation skills’, counsel Andrea López De La Campa is an additional key contact at a practice that is able to seamlessly draw upon the resources of the firm’s global network; however, former senior associate Pablo Corcuera moved in-house in April 2022. Since research concluded, the firm has also hired Gina Decanini, formerly a partner at Canales Abogados, as a counsel in its Monterrey office; a former in-house counsel at Cemex, Decanini has experience across the administrative, company law, corporate, energy and real estate sectors – effective as of July 2022.

Practice head(s):

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


The team has a deep knowledge of the Mexican legal framework, transactional processes (M&A), and the applicable industry in the country. They also have an extraordinary capacity for adaptation, collaboration and support.’

Carlos Ramos Miranda and Andrea López de la Campa have great responsiveness and negotiation skills.’

It is a high-performance team with in-depth knowledge of the matter, interested in knowing the industry and practices of the client, in order to adjust to the needs of the latter.’

They have deep subject matter expertise, are pragmatic and creative. Outstanding partner: Juan Francisco Torres Landa.’

HL offers its services through experts in their respective fields.’

They have an excellent client relationship. One example among others that I could omit is Pablo Corcuera, who maintains appropriate stress management and availability to deal with relevant issues.’

Key clients

NX Football USA

DXC Technology

Urban Science


BIA Coffee Investments

Rich Products Corporation (through subsidiary Capadaga Holdings)

Pilgrim’s Pride

Nippon Seiki México

Repsol Downstream Mexico

Cushman & Wakefield

Qatar Energy

Harbour Group


Work highlights

  • Advised NX Football USA on its acquisition of a50% stake in Mexican soccer club Necaxa.
  • Advised DXC Technology, along with its related group entities, on the restructuring of its operations in Mexico.
  • Assisting Urban Science with its negotiations with all automotive brands in Mexico.

Mexico > Environment Tier 3

Hogan Lovells remains a presence in the Mexican environmental sphere, demonstrating experience regarding the analysis and implementation of business strategies to guarantee water supply for future operations; wastewater matters, site contamination issues determining potential risks, advise to clients on single-use plastics bans issued by various Mexican states (including a wide range of industries including food, beverage, electronic and e-commerce), advice on e-waste management, and climate change issues such as participation in the Pilot Program of the Emission Trading System in México, and analysis of new local regulations establishing the payment of green taxes. The practice is led by Brenda Rogel Salgado, an established environmental practitioner who is experienced in environmental risk, risk management advisory and drafting the environmental provisions of transactional documentation, as well as regulatory compliance at municipal, state and federal levels. Intermediate associate Javier Camacho has specialised in environmental matters since the outset of his career and is one-to-watch. Since publication, Rogel Salgado has left the firm – effective as of January 2023.

Key clients

Ford Motor Company




International Finance Corporation

Smurfit Kappa


Gerdau Corsa

Acero Prime


Mexico > Insurance Tier 3

Full-service international firm, Hogan Lovells, offers extensive expertise in the formation and acquisition of insurance, surety and brokerage companies, as well as on day-to-day compliance and regulatory matters. Carlos Ramos, whose insurance expertise is complemented by his experience in corporate, M&A and energy law, heads a six-strong department that is instructed by a notable client roster comprising names such as Chubb, Liberty, Swiss Re, Zurich, Axa Seguros, and Pan-American México. Ramos is well-versed in securing regulatory approvals for setting up new insurance companies, handling the acquisition and sale of insurance companies, the development of joint ventures, and bancassurance matters. Additional partner level support on contentious mandates is provided by Omar Guerrero and Luis Ernesto Peón.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Ramos Miranda


Close support, good level of involvement, and proactivity when necessary.’

We have have worked Eduardo Siqueiros and Carlos Ramos, who has been in charge of maintaining and supporting our company with great professionalism, knowledge of the business and insurance sector. His closeness has been very valuable.’

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

Work highlights

  • Assisted Solunión Mexico Seguros de Crédito with securing authorisation from the National Insurance and Bonding Commission (CNSF) to modify its by-laws as required by applicable laws.
  • Advised a Global Insurer on the process of authorisation to sell interests in the company.
  • Assistance to a Global Insurance Company with the strategy for the implementation of a complex acquisition of insurance business and bancassurance arrangement.

Mexico > International trade and customs Tier 3

Hogan Lovells' international trade and customs group comprises ‘specialists in the field’ who garner praise for their ‘excellent communication and customer service’. Partners Juan Francisco Torres Landa and Mario Jorge Yañez are in charge of steering the international trade practice, which boasts a solid track record advising in complex anti-dumping investigations in Mexico; while Arturo Tiburcio leads the customs practice, which covers advisory and consultation work, administrative procedures, and litigation. The department, which services clients in a wide array of industries such as food and beverage, automotive, electronics, steel, chemicals, and aviation, includes other notable practitioners, primarily senior associate Mario Lara, who is particularly skilled in tariff classification, customs compliance and regulations, and anti-dumping matters; and associate Brianda Ramirez.

Practice head(s):

Jorge Yáñez; Juan Francisco Torres Landa; Arturo Tiburcio


‘Great availability and communication with the client to follow up on matters and deal with particular doubts.’

Specialists in the field. Very good synergy in the setting of strategy and follow-up of matters. Excellent communication and customer service.’

Key clients

Red Bull México

MTD Products

Sage Automotive Interiors

AdvanSix Resins & Chemicals

Harman de México

Lion Supply

Ternium México

Idexx Operations / Idexx Laboratories


BCI Surface Technologies Mexico

Proveedores de Ingeniería Alimentaria

Cerraduras y Candados Phillips

Nissin Foods de México

Work highlights

  • Assisted Red Bull Mexico on a tax strategy to avoid paying Excise Tax on the importation of energy drinks into Mexico.  
  • Representing MTD Products Company in a nullity claim against a NAFTA Verification Procedure resolution of tax years 2015 and 2016, issued by the Mexican Revenue Service.
  • Representing Sage Automotive Interiors Mexico and Sage de San Luis Potosí (as importers) in an anti-dumping investigation regarding imports of textured polyester textile filament from the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of India.  

Mexico > Real estate Tier 3

Hogan Lovells‘ compact-but-knowledgeable, eight-strong practice is acclaimed for ‘excellent knowledge of the subject and its field, outstanding customer service and follow-up to resolve pending issues‘, and as ‘always respectful and attentive.’ Experienced 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 team is co-led by an experienced partner trio.  Juan Francisco Torres Landa advises clients on the financing and acquisition of projects, and foreign investments; while Ángel Domínguez De Pedro and Guillermo González Frankenberger are both experienced in M&A, real estate, corporate governance, and corporate and commercial matters. Counsel Fernando Medina Luna is responsible for the coordination of the practice and handles civil, commercial, corporate and real estate matters – including social land (“ejidos”) and urban development advice, as well as having experience dealing with administrative contingencies related to the real estate sector. Associate Ana Lucía Gutiérrez Fernández focuses on real estate transactions, corporate and commercial matters, leases, purchases and real estate portfolio transactions, along with administrative regulatory matters. However, former associate Luis Lauro González moved in house as transactional legal director at Finsa in February 2022.

Practice head(s):

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


‘Excellent knowledge of the subject and its field, outstanding customer service and follow-up to resolve pending issues always respectful and attentive.

‘Carlos Ramos Miranda, Andrea Tinoco Abraham, Andrea Lopez D, Angel Dominguez de Pedro, Fernando Medina, María Sophia Garcia Sanchez. All excellent lawyers and excellent in their work. Not to mention, great people.

Key clients

Education Index Management Limited

Estafeta Mexicana

Federal Mogul

Finsa Portafolios

Ford Motor Company

Google Operaciones de Mexico

Parks Desarrolladora

Phoenix Tower International

The Walt Disney Company México

Wal-Mart de México

Mexico > Tax Tier 4

Hogan Lovells' Mexico tax practice appeals to clients for its solid capabilities throughout the tax sphere, and garners praise for its ‘knowledge of the Mexican legal tax framework’. The team is jointly led by Mexico City´s Arturo Tiburcio, who has in-depth experience of tax consultation, audit procedures related to income tax, value-added tax, and international tax issues (particularly double tax treaties and transfer pricing); and Monterrey-based partner Jaime Espinosa, who relies on his vast knowledge of constitutional and administrative litigation to advise clients on state and federal tax controversies, along with international double taxation, mergers and acquisitions, and project finance. They are closely supported by counsel Francisco Palmero, who focuses on tax consulting regarding federal and local taxes, corporate restructuring, and transactional activity.

Practice head(s):

Arturo Tiburcio; Jaime Espinosa; Francisco Palmero


‘Great technical/theoretical knowledge of the Mexican legal tax framework. Also, transactional familiarity.’

‘Key partner: Jaime Espinosa.’

Key clients

Qliktech México

Hyundai Motor de México

Acciona Energía Servicios México

Sociedad San Rafael Hidráulica

ESPN International Mexico

BIA Foods Investments

Alloy Merchant Partners

San Jose y su Agricultura


Maersk Mexico

Work highlights

  • Advised Acciona Energía concerning an income tax audit performed by the Tax Authorities for the fiscal year 2018; potential contingency: $250m.
  • Advised Hyundai regarding a transfer pricing audit faced by the company with respect to the income tax and value-added tax for the fiscal year 2015.
  • Advised and structured the joint venture executed by and between NatureSweet and San José y su Agricultura.

Latin America: International firms > Corporate and M&A

Hogan Lovells US LLP has a large Latin America team spread across multiple offices in the Americas, including in Miami, Houston, Mexico City and Sao Paulo. With particular experience in acquisitions of and investments in projects and energy assets, the firm also has a breadth of M&A experience for both corporates and financial investors. Miami office managing partner Jorge Diaz-Silveira is a notable figure in M&A transactions, especially in the projects, energy and infrastructure fields. Juan Francisco Torres Landa is a leading name in Mexico City, where he has extensive experience in cross-border deals.

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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.

Main industry sectors: Automotive; consumer; energy and natural resources; financial institutions; infrastructure and transportation; insurance; life sciences; real estate; technology, media and telecoms.

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