Firm Profile > Hogan Lovells > Mexico City, Mexico

Hogan Lovells
PASEO DE LOS TAMARINDOS 150-PB
BOSQUES DE LAS LOMAS
MEXICO, DISTRITO FEDERAL 05120
Mexico

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 1

The department at Hogan Lovells has successfully harnessed its impressive global footprint to offer clients one of the finest international arbitration practices in the country. The Mexico City office displays robust experience across a comprehensive spread of cases, routinely handling both local and international -primarily commercial arbitration and associated litigation, damages and administrative matters. Practice co-head Omar Guerrero is currently acting as lead counsel to a major north American gas pipeline company in three LCIA arbitrations (and related court proceedings), against a state-owned entity in relation to contract termination and force majeure clauses. His fellow co-lead, Luis Enrique Graham is also currently acting as party counsel, as well as a chairman and co-arbitrator in ICDR and ICC arbitral proceedings. Other key practitioners include Monterrey-based Alejandro García González, who has two decades' arbitral experience, and also undertakes civil, commercial and administrative arbitration; and younger partners Jorge Valdés King (arbitration, litigation and bankruptcy), and Luis Ernesto Peón, who was promoted to partner in January 2020. The department represents a varied client roster from industries including insurance, manufacturing, oil and gas, construction and infrastructure, and technology. Senior associate Carlos Alvarado Moreno is also noted as one to watch.

Testimonials

Excellent work team, very professional and dedicated to customer needs. Level far superior to other studies with excellent service.

Omar Guerrero, a partner of the firm, is an excellent litigator who proposes novel and effective strategies. Senior associate Carlos Alvarado shows arbitration leadership, dedication and willingness to respond to all client requirements. Clearly a lawyer who deserves to be featured.

Life sciences Tier 1

Full-service firm Hogan Lovells fields a knowledgeable, four-strong team which advises across a broad array of work within the life sciences field, ranging from Mexican official standards (NOMs), consumer protection, product liability and sanitary registrations, to overland transport, foreign trade, contracts and patents. It also advises on highly sensitive compliance matters, and the planning and adoption of complex strategies for the regulatory restructuring of business operations. Practice head Ernesto Algaba Reyes (health law and regulatory compliance matters for the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries;) has twenty years in the sector. Key support comes from Cecilia Stahlhut (life sciences and health; particularly the regulation of cosmetics, food, alcohol, tobacco, and consumer products), who was appointed counsel in January 2020.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

CSL Behring

Gilead Sciences

Bacardi

ConAgra

Bristol-Myers Squibb

R. Simplot Company

Ocean Spray

Lamb Weston

Covestro

ROCHE

Competition and antitrust Tier 2

The local office of international player Hogan Lovells enjoys a strong pipeline of work handling the local aspects of major global mergers. Its well-known competition and antitrust practice is equally solid handling contentious and non-contentious matters thanks to its experienced department co-heads: Ricardo Pons, who handles merger-clearance work, antitrust and abuse of dominance cases, as well as preventive consultation and training programs for clients; and Omar Guerrero, who is recommended for litigation and investigations, especially in relation to a broad swathe of regulated industries, construction and agro-business. On the transactional front, the department continues to advise 21st Century Fox in Mexico regarding its worldwide merger with Disney, requiring notifications before both the COFECE and IFT.  On the contentious side, the team is advising Union Nacional de Avicultores and Aeropuerto Internacional de Cancún, among others. Experienced associate-level support comes from Alan Ramírez and Marianne Windirsch.

Key clients

Bayer

Aeropuerto Internacional de Cancún

21st Century Fox

American Tower Corporation

General Electric

Grupo Bachoco

Philip Morris

Procter & Gamble

Mexichem

Repsol

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

International full-service firm, Hogan Lovells, has an established profile in the energy sector, both the length of the oil and gas production chain, and also on the power generation side, particularly of late, regarding renewables projects and wholesale electricity market issues. At partner-level, the eight strong team includes Carlos Ramos Miranda (corporate M&A, insurance, energy and infrastructure, along with niche expertise in water matters); and Miguel Ángel Mateo Simón (oil gas, power -both renewable and conventional- and water infrastructure projects), along with managing partner Juan Francisco Torres Landa (general corporate, M&A, foreign investment and energy law). The team has been active in a range of matters, including the negotiation of PPAs and clean energy certificates (CEL) for Becquerel, Harman International Industries, and ENEL; assisting Jaguar Energy become a registered power trader in the Mexican wholesale electricity market; and on the hydrocarbons side, assisting Equinor Upstream with contractual and regulatory compliance for the start-up of its two deep-water contracts. Key support comes from Mauricio Fuchs Tarlovsky (corporate M&A, energy and infrastructure, structured finance and regulation), who was raised to counsel in January 2020; senior associates Perla Díaz Taracena (transactional and regulatory matters across the oil, gas and power segments); Venezuela-qualified Víctor Barrientos (project finance, cross border commercial transactions, EPC contracts, international financing, regulatory and compliance), formerly head of the international legal department at Petroquímica de Venezuela (PEQUIVEN); and Adriana Pavon, a contracts and administrative law specialist with a focus on the oil, gas and power sectors who formerly worked at both the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) and the National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH).

Key clients

Equinor Upstream Mexico

Qatar Petroleum International

EnerAB

Shawcor

Enel

Arteche

TC Energy (formerly TransCanada)

Techgen

EDF

Jaguar Energy Guatemala

Bechtel

Finsa

Sabic

Fitesa Nonwovens México

Harman International Industries

Imerys

Productos Rich

Becquerel

Wood Mackenzie

Sojitz

Masdar

Intellectual property Tier 2

Multidisciplinary firm Hogan Lovells boasts a group of lawyers who are well recognized in the market for their trade mark and copyright prosecution practice. Under the guidance of partner Bernardo Herrerías, the team is highly valued for its anti-counterfeiting work and skills in litigation and enforcement regarding trade marks, patents and copyrights. Recent work highlights show the firm representing EMI Music in an infringement action related to the use of a “sampler” from a well-known artist in a song included in a new album. Other key practitioners include senior associates Valentina Schmid, who specializes in trade mark portfolio management for international clients, and José Armando Casillas, who is very experienced in the health care, technology, media, telecom, and consumer sectors.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Mars Incorporated

Walmart Apollo

Sappi North America

The Gillette Company

Nissan Motor Co

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Chubb

Universal Music Group

Univision Communications

Zitro IP

Pure Pharm International (Hong Kong)

Zag Toys

EMI Music

HP

Anagram International / Convertidora Industrial / Convergram

Duracell US Operations

Dümmen Group

Ocean Spray Cranberries

TMT Tier 2

Unusually for a full-service firm, the practice at Hogan Lovells is as strong on regulatory telecommunications matters as it is on the transactional front (where the firm's multijurisdictional footprint allows involvement in regional and international matters), while also providing advice on media, technology and data privacy issues. The team is led by Federico Hernández Arroyo, who has over 15 years' experience offering private practice TMT advisory, and can also draw on experience as a former head of regulatory affairs at the (then) Comisión Federal de Telecomunicaciones. Senior associate Ana Paula Rumualdo provides complementary expertise in cyberlaw, legal AI, privacy and data protection; and competition-focused associate Marianne Windirsch -who has a background working with tech start-ups- also participates in the sector. Recent matters include day-to-day regulatory advice regarding compliance with spectrum concessions and authorisations, telecoms regulatory advice, software licensing agreements, cloud and online services, and the MVNO market.

Key clients

American Tower Corporation de México

Columbus Networks

RedConcero

Omnispace Mexico

Fox

Bankruptcy and restructuring Tier 3

Both creditors and debtors turn to Hogan Lovells looking for expert advice on restructuring transactions, voluntary and involuntary bankruptcy proceedings, and on judicial and out-of-court reorganization plans and separation of assets claims. The 14-strong department, which has combined expertise in finance and litigation, fields noted partners Federico de Noriega and René Arce along with skilled litigators Omar Guerrero and Jorge Francisco ValdésLuis Ernesto Peón, who also acts on the dispute side of matters, is another key partner of the team.

Key clients

Banco Bradesco

Banco Votorantim

Banco de Chile

Sony Corporation of America

Compliance Tier 3

The local Mexican office of international firm Hogan Lovells has seen considerable growth in its compliance practice over the last few years, and the ten-strong practice today advises on matters ranging from targeted investigations to compliance implementation audits and training in relation to Mexico's anti-corruption system. The practice is led by a senior group consisting of managing partner Juan Francisco Torres LandaCarlos Ramos Miranda  and Federico De Noriega, all corporate and finance practitioners (De Noriega has particular expertise in data privacy issues, including data processing, data transfers and security breaches); and experienced contentious partner Luis Enrique Graham, who has expertise in investigations and local anti-corruption regulations – as well as FCPA matters – across the wider Latin America region. The team can also call on the highly specialized support of the firm's cross-office investigations, white-collar and fraud group. Recent matters include risk assessment and best practice implementation; public-sector-negotiation training; internal investigations and forensic analytics; and sensitive advice related to a potential US foreign trade regulations infringement. Key support comes from Mauricio Fuchs Tarlovsky, who was appointed counsel in January 2020; and associates Julio Zugasti (compliance and government contracts) and Karina Galicia are also active in the area.

Key clients

Ford

MasterPeace

Univision

Corporate and M&A Tier 3

International player Hogan Lovells has invested heavily in its practice, not just in Mexico City, but also in Monterrey, where Guillermo González Frankenberger (M&A, real estate, corporate governance, commercial, and corporate matters), and Jorge Yañez (M&A and corporate matters as part of a broader practice), are both very active. In the capital, key partners in the 21-strong team include highly-rated managing partner Juan Francisco Torres Landa, who handles civil, commercial, and corporate matters; project finance, foreign investment, competition and arbitration (among other areas); Ricardo Pons (corporate reorganizations, antitrust and competition, M&A and corporate law); Federico de Noriega (financial transactions, M&A and data privacy), and Carlos Ramos Miranda (general corporate, M&A, insurance, infrastructure and energy law). Recent matters include advising BIA Foods Investments on the $113m acquisition of Grupo Industrial Suarez, which in turn holds canned products manufacturer Empacadora San Marcos.

Key clients

Repsol Downstream Internacional

CHT de México

Latam Foods Investments

Ford Motor Company

EnerAB

Chubb

Assa Abloy

Invermat

International Finance Corporation

Frutarom

Marsh McLennan

Mitsubishi

Shire

Roche

Sage Automotive Interiors

Cushman & Wakefield

Daimler

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 3

The 20-strong disputes department at Hogan Lovells has a robust track record handling a comprehensive array of litigation work, and routinely undertakes civil, commercial, administrative (including constitutional) matters. It is co-led by the well-known Omar Guerrero (who also heads up the competition and antitrust practice) and Jorge Francisco Valdés King (whose practice also takes in bankruptcy litigation) in Mexico City, in conjunction with Alejandro García González in Monterrey, who has particular knowledge of real estate and construction disputes. Indeed, the practice is increasingly active in a number of niche market segments including in relation to the environmental, financial services, insurance, mining and IP sectors. Recent mandates include partnership disputes related to compensation benefits; contentious matters concerning 'amparos', judicial cases, and real estate-related disputes involving community and 'ejido' issues; recovery actions, damages claims, product liability, class actions and commercial litigation. Further experienced input comes from veteran disputes specialist Luis Enrique Graham, who has over 35 years' contentious experience and also handles compliance, anticorruption and investigations' matters; and Luis Ernesto Peón - promoted to partner in January 2020, he focuses on civil, commercial and administrative litigation (including constitutional issues) and contentious bankruptcy. Commercial litigation-focused senior associate Juan Arturo Dueñas is also noted.

Testimonials

Definitely the firm’s commitment to provide comprehensive and expert advice and solutions to its clients through the knowledge not only of their needs but also of the client’s own knowledge, and the lawyers professional honour, the training and professionalism of their work teams, and the transversality between them.

Omar Guerrero Rodríguez / Jorge Valdes King: their closeness to the client and their honour. Their attitude, availability and disposition, as well as their prompt responses and real expectations as regards handling matters, provide certainty and exceptional service to their clients. Their service vocation  and passion for the law and for their work. Their extensive legal vision, strategic vision, technical knowledge (they are always up-to-date) and their professional experience.

Insurance Tier 3

A respected presence in the Mexican insurance arena, Hogan Lovells shows good skills in both the transactional and regulatory aspects of the sector, and has notable expertise in the formation and acquisition of insurance, reinsurance, surety, and brokerage companies and agents, as well as in day-to-day compliance and regulatory issues, including the development of insurance products, policies, and contracts, and the representation of clients in audit reviews by the authorities. The team of five lawyers is led by partner Carlos Ramos, who is well-known for his regulatory advice, and includes partners Omar Guerrero and the recently promoted Luis Ernesto Peón, who offer key support. The practice lost partner Eduardo Siqueiros, who left the firm in 2019.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

Swiss Re Group i(n Mexico)

Lloyds

Guy Carpenter

Insignia Life

Mapfre México

Solunion México Seguros de Crédito

Primero Fianzas

Chubb Group (in Mexico)

International trade and customs Tier 3

A regular advisor to clients across a wide range of industries -including food and beverage, automobile, electronics and aviation- the practice at Hogan Lovells is divided into two main areas. Managing partner Juan Francisco Torres and the talented Jorge Yañez (who is notably strong on trade compliance and anti-dumping), focus on the international trade (dumping and subsidies) side, while fellow practice co-head Arturo Tiburcio is at the helm of customs matters (supported by Yañez). The solid team of five, which includes active senior associate Mario Lara, handles consultancy, litigation and administrative procedures, more specifically focusing on anti-dumping matters, tariff classification, customs compliance and regulations, rules of origin, tax audits related with customs compliance and import regulations established in tax legislation, customs/tax strategies, IMMEX/maquiladora activities, PROSEC matters, bonded and strategic tax warehousing and temporary importation regimes.

Key clients

Nissin Foods Products

Mccord Payen de México

Pilgrim’s Pride

Arrow Electronics

AdvanSix

Harman de México

Gulfstream

Aceros Fortuna

Garrett Motion

Gerdau Corsa

Labour and employment Tier 3

The Mexican office of Hogan Lovells fields a 15-strong team that provides a comprehensive labour offering to clients from  a broad range of industries; this includes corporate support, as well as representation on individual and collective disputes before both federal and local conciliation and arbitration boards. Key partner Hugo Hernández-Ojeda has over 25 years' experience across consultancy and litigation (individual and collective), union negotiations, pensions, social security and restructuring, among other matters. First line support comes from 40-year labour law veteran Luis Ruiz Gutiérrez (consultancy and litigation, both individual and collective); along with experienced counsels Luis Adrián Rosas Ortega and Mary Carmen Fuertes - primarily litigation and consultancy focused, respectively. Recent mandates have predominantly involved labour restructuring processes -in part as a result of 2018 labour legislation reform- with other matters including union certification disputes, discrimination complaints, termination processes and day-to-day advisory.  Senior associate Oswaldo Chávez Uribe is also noted.

Key clients

Iberia Líneas Aéreas de España

Ford Motor Company

Bacardi& Co

Coca Cola FEMSA

The Walt Disney Co

Patron Spirits Mexico

Spotify

Chubb Seguros

Credit Agricole

Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec (CDPQ)

Real estate Tier 3

The Mexican real estate practice at international full-service firm Hogan Lovells, fields a local team of 11 lawyers who provide expert legal advice regarding hospitality, industrial, commercial, hotel, leisure, retail and residential real estate projects, as well as, infrastructure and automotive development projects. The firm has been very active over the last year in the negotiation of lease and purchase agreements for developers, investors, investment funds, and other companies. The department is co-led by Mexico City-based partners Ángel Domínguez de Pedro and Juan Francisco Torres Landa, in conjunction with Guillermo González Frankenberger, in the firm's Monterrey office.

Key clients

Parks Desarrolladora

Abanca Corporación Bancaria

Federal Mogul Group

AstraZeneca

Energía Nueva Energía Limpia

EDF Renewables Desarrollo México

Wal-Mart de México

Banking and finance Tier 4

Hogan Lovells' banking and finance team is recommended for its expertise in regulatory and transactional work, with a particular emphasis on sub-sovereign finance. Backed by the firm's international network, the practice –which operates from its offices in Mexico City and Monterrey – regularly advises foreign banks; states and municipalities; and non-traditional lenders such as funds and SOFOMs, and has reinforced its presence in the fintech sector. The 14-strong department includes René Arce, who is highly reputed for his skills in sub-sovereign finance; Federico de Noriega, who focuses on cross-border financing, project finance and asset-backed loans; and Aldonza Sakar, who was promoted to counsel in January 2021.

Testimonials

They have extensive experience in highly complex financing issues. They are fast and practical when working. It undoubtedly compares with any top-notch office.

They have personalized attention and are business oriented. They differ in being flexible, having a lot of availability and the speed and quality of their work and attention.’

Federico de Noriega stands out for his knowledge and proactivity.’

Key clients

Banco Santander

Alloy Merchant Finance

MexCat Ad Hoc Bondholders Group

Tala Mobile

IPF Digital

Estación de Compresión Soto La Marina

Mercado Libre / Mercado Lending

State of Nuevo León

Consulting Group

Environment Tier 4

The environmental practice at Hogan Lovells has particular expertise in water-related litigation, soil and sub-surface contamination (and associated remediation strategies), air emissions, hazardous substances and chemicals (handling, labelling and transportation), facilities expansion and new project development, and transactional support, as well as issues related to Mexico's energy reform. Co-led by partner Brenda Rogel Salgado and counsel Jeanett Trad, its recent mandates have involved issues concerning water-extraction rights; environmental impact; compliance, regulations and technical environmental and energy efficiency standards, enforcement procedures in relation to new air emission standards, and general environmental advisory.

Key clients

Confindenciales

BASF

Procter & Gamble

Smurfit Kappa

Ford Motor Company

Rich’s Products

PPG Industries

Mitsubishi

Elementia

OMA Aero

Philip Morris

Change is happening faster than ever, and to stay ahead, clients need to anticipate what’s next. Legal challenges come from all directions. The firm understands and works together with clients to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centres around the world. Whether clients are expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, Hogan Lovells can help. Whether change brings opportunity, risk, or disruption, be ready by working with Hogan Lovells.

Straight talking. Understanding and solving the problem before it becomes one. Delivering clear and practical advice that gets your job done. Hogan Lovells offers extensive experience and insights gained from working in some of the world’s most complex legal environments and markets for corporations, financial institutions, and governments.

The firm helps clients identify and mitigate risk and make the most of opportunities. 2,500 lawyers on six continents provide practical legal solutions wherever work takes its clients.

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.

Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Ernesto Algaba Reyes  photo Mr Ernesto Algaba Reyes Partner at Hogan Lovells BSTL, and has excelled in the areas of…
 Federico Hernández Arroyo photo Federico Hernández Arroyo Partner
Mr Ángel Domínguez De Pedro  photo Mr Ángel Domínguez De Pedro Partner
 Jaime Espinosa de los Monteros  photo Jaime Espinosa de los Monteros Partner
Mr Luis Enrique Graham  photo Mr Luis Enrique Graham Partner
Mr Luis Omar Guerrero Rodríguez  photo Mr Luis Omar Guerrero Rodríguez Partner
Mr Hugo Hernández-Ojeda Alvírez  photo Mr Hugo Hernández-Ojeda Alvírez Partner
Mr Bernardo Herrerías Franco  photo Mr Bernardo Herrerías Franco Partner at Hogan Lovells BSTL.
 Mario Lara Rodriguez  photo Mario Lara Rodriguez Senior Associate
 Fernando Medina Luna photo Fernando Medina Luna Counsel
 Miguel Ángel Mateo Simón  photo Miguel Ángel Mateo Simón Partner
 Francisco Palmero photo Francisco Palmero Senior Associate
 Luis Ernesto Peón Barriga  photo Luis Ernesto Peón Barriga Partner
Mr Ricardo Pons Mestre  photo Mr Ricardo Pons Mestre Partner
 Maria Eugenia Ramirez  photo Maria Eugenia Ramirez Partner
Mr Carlos Ramos Miranda  photo Mr Carlos Ramos Miranda Partner at Hogan Lovells and has excelled in project financing, energy law,…
Mrs Brenda Rogel Salgado  photo Mrs Brenda Rogel Salgado Partner at Hogan Lovells BSTL, has excelled in the areas of environmental…
Mr Luis Rosas Ortega  photo Mr Luis Rosas Ortega Counsel of Hogan Lovells BSTL, Labor and Social Security Law
Mr Luis Ricardo Ruiz Gutiérrez  photo Mr Luis Ricardo Ruiz Gutiérrez Partner at Hogan Lovells BSTL, Labor Law, including issues regarding Mexican Social…
 Maria Aldonza Sakar Almirante  photo Maria Aldonza Sakar Almirante Senior Associate
Mr Eduardo Siqueiros T.  photo Mr Eduardo Siqueiros T. Partner at Hogan Lovells BSTL. Along his career, he has excelled in…
 Mauricio Fuchs Tarlovsky photo Mauricio Fuchs Tarlovsky Counsel
Mr Arturo Tiburcio  photo Mr Arturo Tiburcio Partner
Mr Juan Francisco Torres Landa  photo Mr Juan Francisco Torres Landa Partner
 Jeanett Trad Nacif  photo Jeanett Trad Nacif Counsel
Mr Federico de Noriega Olea  photo Mr Federico de Noriega Olea Partner