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

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Work Department

Mergers and acquisitions




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.


Spanish, English, French.


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


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).


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 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.

Mexico > Real estate

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.

Mexico > International trade and customs

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.

Mexico > Energy and natural resources

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.

Mexico > Corporate and M&A

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.