Mr Juan Francisco Torres Landa > Hogan Lovells > Mexico City, Mexico > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Mergers and acquisitions

Position

Partner

Career

Juan Francisco Torres Landa focuses on the areas of civil, commercial, and corporate law, project financing, mergers and acquisitions, foreign trade, arbitration, immigration law, environmental law, economic competition and antitrust, mining, taxation for non-residents, and telecommunications. In September 1983 he joined Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa (now Hogan Lovells) where he became a partner in 1995. He was also a foreign associate attorney at a law firm in Washington, D.C. in 1990. He advises foreign investors who come to do business in Mexico to facilitate all stages of birth, development, expansion, and consolidation. Juan has experience in the various subjects that are necessary in the life of these projects, including corporate, contractual, environmental, tax, and other fields.

Languages

Spanish, English, French.

Memberships

American Bar Association (ABA), International Bar Association (IBA), Mexican Bar Association (BMA), and Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).

Education

Mr. Torres Landa received his law degree from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (1988), following which he completed an LLM at Harvard University Law School (1990). He completed a postgraduate degree in Taxation at the ITAM (1992).

Leisure

President of the Harvard Club of Mexico (1999-2000), and Secretary of the Board of México Unido Contra la Delincuencia (2005 to date). He actively takes part in Pro bono activities at the firm. He has been an assistant and full time professor at universities such as: UNAM, ITAM, and Universidad Iberoamericana. He has also lectured extensively in Mexico and abroad in professional forums. He enjoys running and actively participates in 10K, 15K, half and full marathons.

Lawyer Rankings

Latin America: International firms > Corporate and M&A

Hogan Lovells US LLP is best known for its work in Mexico, Central America, Ecuador and Venezuela. The firm has a sizeable team in Mexico and large Miami office that has deep connections to the region. The firm is well known for energy transactions. Juan Francisco Torres Landa leads the Latin America practice group from Mexico City. Jorge Diaz-Silveira is another key figure in Miami.

Mexico > Compliance

Hogan Lovells´ ‘dynamic’ 11-strong compliance practice has maintained a steady growth over the last couple of years, garnering solid expertise advising on matters ranging from targeted investigations to compliance implementation audits and training in relation to Mexico’s anti-corruption system. The team is led by a group of well-versed corporate and finance practitioners, namely managing partner Juan Francisco Torres Landa, Carlos Ramos Miranda and Federico de Noriega Olea (who has particular expertise in data privacy issues, including data processing, data transfers and security breaches), along with contentious partner Luis Enrique Graham, who ‘generates broad trust among the stakeholders with whom he interacts’. Graham focuses on 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 specialised support of the firm’s cross-office investigations, white-collar and fraud group.

Mexico > Corporate and M&A

A team of ‘highly experienced professionals with an extremely precise and accurate business vision’ comprise the Mexican corporate practice at Hogan Lovells. Boasting a solid presence in both Monterrey and Mexico City -and always able to draw resources from the firm´s global reach- the team is regularly engaged by an array of domestic and foreign clients to handle transactional operations, the establishment of joint ventures, and restructuring and corporate governance mandates. Key practitioners in Mexico City include: Juan Francisco Torres Landa, a deeply experienced figure who is well-versed in corporate restructuring and cross-border mandates; Federico de Noriega, who garners praise for his ‘business acumen and strong negotiation skills’; Carlos Ramos Miranda – M&A, particularly in relation to the energy and insurance sectors; and counsel Andrea López de la Campa, who has ‘excellent corporate and M&A know-how’. Experienced market players Guillermo González Frankenberger and Jorge Yañez handle matters from the Monterrey office.

Mexico > Real estate

Operating from Monterrey and Mexico City (and backed by the firm’s global network), international full-service firm Hogan Lovells fields a nine-strong Mexican real estate practice, which is lauded for going ‘above and beyond to help its clients’. The team, which has vast experience in complex real estate transactions – including those related to public offerings, financing matters, collateral and co-investments for real estate projects – is co-led by Mexico City-based partners Ángel Domínguez de Pedro and Juan Francisco Torres Landa1, in conjunction with Guillermo González Frankenberger in Monterrey. All three are civil, corporate and commercial experts with a focus on real estate, project finance, M&A and shareholders disputes. Counsel Fernando Medina Luna, who goes ‘above and beyond to assist‘ with work ‘under tight deadlines’, and senior associate Luis Lauro González, are additional key figures in the practice group.