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Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C.
MEXICO D.F. 05120

Intellectual property Tier 1

Full-service firm Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C. has a top-notch IP department that competes head-to-head with the main specialist boutiques in the sector. The area stands out for its strong expertise in copyright and trade mark matters, including the prosecution of distinctive brands and trade names, while also remaining active in litigation. Seven partners head the practice: Martín Michaus, who focuses on trade marks, patents and copyrights; trade mark prosecution expert Eduardo Kleinberg, who also leads the franchising and licensing areas; skilled litigator and data protection specialist Adolfo Athié; Claudio Ulloa, who handles all patent-related work; and Jorge Vega and Jose Hinojosa, who are recommended for their general non-contentious work. Juan Carlos Hernandez, together with of counsel Manuel Guerra, are currently leading the entertainment law sub-practice. Other highlighted practitioners include litigation partner Eduardo Castañeda and senior associates Mariana Vargas and Santiago Zubikarai.

Labour and employment Tier 1

Highly respected senior partner, Jorge De Presno (collective and individual labour, employment and social security law), and Monterrey-based Alvaro Gonzalez (labour planning and consultancy, labour strategies), co-lead the heavyweight labour and employment department at Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C., which fields a practice group of over 30 lawyers spread across the firm's León, Mexico City, Monterrey and Querétaro offices. It advises on the full range of labour and social security issues, including labour consulting, restructurings and transfers, lay-offs, collective negotiation, litigation, day-to-day issues and strategy, among other matters. Recent mandates include advising TI Automotive on it labour restructuring process involving facilities in San Luis Potosi, Reynosa, Puebla and Mexico City; other matters include union disputes, constructive termination and wrongful dismissal cases, and subcontracting regime issues. Additional key figures in the practice include tax partners Gil Zenteno and Gerardo Nieto who both handle social security matters and consulting. Key practice support comes from seniors Luis Álvarez (labour consulting and litigation), and Santiago Villanueva (who has deep expertise in social security matters); associates Jorge Luis Durán and Sofía Gómez are also noted. Since publication, the firm has further strengthened the practice with the hire of David Puente-Tostado from Sánchez Devanny, effective as of May 2021.

Key clients

Morgan Stanley

Barclays Bank

Nacional Financiera SNC


AMPCO Pittsburgh

British Petroleum

Bank of America


Thompson & Knight

VF Corporation

Grupo Mexicano de Seguros (GMX)

Gym Pack

TI Automotive


Becton Dickinson

Arizona Beverages

Wealth management Tier 1

The reputed wealth management practice at full-service firm Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C. has a focus on high-net worth-individuals in Mexico, regularly advising them on a wide range of matters such as the transfer of their domestic and international assets; the design of cross-border successions and estates; and international trusts. Department-head, Victor Barajas, has over 20 years of experience in tax and private clients' work, and is particularly strong in structuring wealth matters, the repatriation of funds, asset protection and corporate governance. He leads a team of 13 which includes noted practitioners Daniel Del Rio, who heads the firm's M&A department; and tax expert Alejandro Barrera, who is praised for his sophisticated approach to estate and tax planning.

Competition and antitrust Tier 2

Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C. houses a very respected competition practice which stands out in the market for its skills regarding merger control and investigations as well as in competition and antitrust-related litigation. The six-strong practice group is led by Amilcar Peredo (who has experience across all aspects of competition and antitrust matters), with key support coming from dedicated senior Rodolfo Barreda; both have considerable experience in the sector with recent matters including representing NASDAQ-listed companies II-VI and Finisar in a pre-merger notification procedure (regarding the $3.2bn acquisition of  the latter), before the Federal Telecommunication Institute. The firm's broad client roster spans sectors including pharmaceuticals, aviation and food and beverages.

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Key clients

II-VI Incorporated

Finisar Corporation

Saint – Gobain



Boskalis Holding


Frutarom Industries



Crown Holdings

The Coca-Cola Company

Microsoft Corporation



Crown Cork

ZF Friedrichshafen

Turkish Airlines


Exxon Mobil

Corporate and M&A Tier 2

Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C. has a well-established footprint in the corporate and M&A sector, its 50-strong team operating from offices in Monterrey, Queretaro and -since 2018- León, as well as Mexico City, and offering a mix of day-to-day and transactional advice for both domestic and international clients. In addition to usual attendant practices such as labour, tax or competition, the firm recently incorporated a crisis and risk management practice, which also assists clients fulfil their regulatory obligations before the Mexican Authorities; it is proving particularly useful in relation to its cross-border transactional activity. The practice fields an accomplished core group of corporate and transactional partners including experienced market player, practice head Daniel Del Rio (particularly cross-border investment both inbound and outbound); Juan Jose Lopez de Silanes (partnership agreements, M&A, reorganizations, investment, public bids and corporate governance); energy specialist Juan Carlos Serra (joint ventures, M&A reorganisations and bidding processes); competition and antitrust head Amilcar Peredo; Miguel Angel Peralta (M&A, finance, capital markets and real estate); Amilcar Garcia (joint ventures, M&A, reorganisations and investment, particularly in relation to the real estate sector); Jesus Colunga (corporate and M&A); along with Luis Lujan and Carlos Velazquez de Leon in Querétaro and Monterrey, respectively. Senior associate Moisés Gómez Flores, who has run the León office since its opening, is also noted; he has a broad corporate practice including compliance and AML.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

British Columbia Investment Management Corporation

Huhtamaki Mexicana

Lennox International Industries

Nobel Biocare México

Raw Entertainment México


WestRock MWV

Van Hessen

Bird & Bird

Pepper Hamilton (New York)

Jones Walker



Star Producer Group

Chori Japan


Blue Equity

Ductor Americas







Energy and natural resources Tier 2

With healthy engagement in both the power generation and oil and gas-sies of the energy sector, Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C. fields a a talented and experienced team led by four experienced partners: Juan Carlos Serra (transactions, investment public bidding and mining and energy advisory), head of the corporate / M&A practice Daniel Del Rio (who has particular expertise in environmental matters),  Jesus Colunga (corporate, transactions and regulatory matters); and head of the firm's administrative practice Rodolfo Barreda (government procurement, agreements with regulatory agencies and concession of federal property, among other matters). The practice advises on the full range of energy matters, from corporate and finance aspects, and project development, through to regulatory, environmental and contentious matters. Recent mandates include advising Brazilian distributed-generation power producer, Sices, establish and develop its presence in México; assist SNAM regarding the construction of an O&G platform to be anchored opposite the new Dos Bocas refinery in Tabasco; and counsel Marubeni on establishing an ethanol supply for its Pajaritos facility. On the power side, mandates include assisting Hal Aluminum with off-take matters, and Shanghai Electric with the acquisition of a PPV power project. Associates Jorge Escobedo, who focuses on administrative procedures and regulatory compliance, and up-and-coming environmental specialist Ricardo Evangelista are also noted.

Key clients

Grupo Gondi

Phillips 66

Cogent México

Materiales y Equipos Petroleos (Matyep)

First Solar Energía México


Centrica Business Solutions Mexico


HAL Aluminum


Shanghai Electric Group


Distribuidora Hamse

Servicios Múltiples de Burgos

Marubeni Corporation

Asset Risk Management

Sices Brasil y Sices México

Wind Point Partners

Niagara de México

International trade and customs Tier 2

Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C. has a respected international trade and customs department, impeccably combined with the firm's strong tax practice. The talented Sergio Barajas, who has broad knowledge of both the private and public sectors and is currently President of IMECE (Instituto Mexicano de Ejecutivos en Comercio Exterior), heads the team. It specializes in customs procedures, WTO and NAFTA-related treaty issues, IMMEX-related matters, audits, verification of origin, administrative procedures and foreign trade strategy for new operations, among other specialties. Senior associate Roberto Serralde, who brings vast experience regarding lobbying and governmental negotiations related to foreign trade matters concerning the automotive, electric, retail and chemical industries among others, is another key member of the team; however, experienced Nicolás Estrada left in April 2020 to establish Estrada & Villavicencio Consultores.

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Key clients


Turkish Airlines

IMM Research México

Herbalife Internacional de México

Tesa Tape México

Tax Tier 2

The 28-strong practice at Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C. has market-leading expertise in tax controversy - especially regarding transfer pricing disputes; beyond that specialisation, it covers the full array of tax matters. Working closely with the firm's international trade and customs area, the department is highly regarded among relevant clients from the mining, automotive, retail, and energy industry. The team is led by five partners: skilled litigators Gerardo Nieto, Gil Zenteno and Alejandro Barrera, who also focuses on tax planning advisory and consulting, and tax strategy; Sergio Barajas, who leads the international trade and customs area; and corporate tax expert Victor Barajas. Francisco Matus, who specializes in financial taxation, was promoted to partner in March 2020. Senior associates to note include Maquiladora expert Roberto Serralde, and Eduardo Ramos, who has a strong background in finance and transfer pricing.

Key clients



Minera Peñasquito

IRC Transportation

Olgoonik Technical Services México

Infrasestructura Energetica del Norte

Gasoducto de Morelos


Desarrollos Mineros San Luis

Herbalife Internacional de México

Tesa Tape México

Servilaminas de México

Desarrollos Mineros San Luis

IMM Research México

Compliance Tier 3

Traditional full-service player Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C. houses a broad compliance practice that advises on matters ranging from transactional regulatory compliance, risk assessments and training, to internal investigations, third-party assessments and preventative and corrective measures. It also advises on matters related to FCPA and the UK Bribery Act, of late frequently co-counselling on international matters with UK firm Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP. The practice group is led by a cadre of senior partners including head of the firm's administrative practice Rodolfo Barreda; head of the corporate/M&A practice Daniel Del Rio; and four highly experienced white-collar/criminal litigators: Francisco Tiburcio, Alejandro Catala, Jorge Medina and Gilberto Valle. Recent matters include designing and implementing a 'self-regulation' program for compliance with the Mexican anti-money-laundering requirements, compliance training, and compliance audits, analysis and reporting. However, former senior associate Julio Copo, who focuses on public law and life sciences, moved to Mañón Quintana Abogados in March 2020.

Environment Tier 3

Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C. houses a four-strong "environment and sustainability consulting" practice which offers integrated consultancy but probably remains best known for its expertise in administrative litigation. The group recently represented Volkswagen de México before the Federal Administrative Court regarding an $8.5m fine imposed by the Federal Attorney for the Environmental Protection, a penalty resulting from the commercialisation of certain 2016-models without the corresponding environmental compliance certificates. Specialist senior associate Ricardo Evangelista, who formerly worked at Mexico's Environmental Protection Agency, is the key practice contact. Partner-level input comes from Juan Carlos Serra and Daniel Del Rio (who formerly co-led the practice). Up-coming associate Mariana Arrieta Maza is also noted.

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Key clients

Mondelez México

PPG AP Resinas

World Bank Group


Volkswagen de México

Grupo Pozo Blanco / Grupo Prestige Worldwide

Life sciences Tier 3

Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C. offers a five-strong life sciences practice which provides both regulatory counsel and litigious capability related to the manufacturing, importation and distribution, marketing, labelling and advertising of pharmaceutical products, medical devices, pesticides, fertilizers, cosmetics, household and veterinary products, seeds, foods, beverages, alcohol and tobacco. Corporate, finance and transaction-focused,  Daniel Del Rio's broad practice has given him knowledge of the medical sector; while constitutional and public law specialist Rodolfo Barreda, head of the administrative law practice, has considerbale experience in government procurement, and administrative contract and litigation, particularly in relation to the pharmaceutical sector. The pair co-lead the practice, which is currently advising CBD / THC products distributor, Canopy Growth Corporation on its establishment and registration in Mexico, and on the on-going development of the legal framework for such a market in the country. However, former regulatory specialist senior associate Julio Copo Terrés moved to Mañón Quintana Abogados as counsel, in March 2020.

Key clients

Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Alfa Wasserman


Coca Cola


Zimmer Biomet





Canopy Growth Corporation






Moet Honnessy

Louis Vuitton




PTS Diagnostics

Projects and infrastructure Tier 3

Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C.'s 10-strong practice is led by experienced corporate partners Juan Carlos Serra and Daniel Del Rio and handles project finance, bidding procedures and construction; environmental and regulatory compliance, and administrative litigation; permitting and authorisations, and strategy and consulting regarding labour, tax and customs matters. While active in the energy and mining sectors, it is perhaps better known, in the transport and social infrastructure areas, and in particular in manufacturing and industry-related developments. It is currently assisting ExxonMobil's downstream expansion, establishing gasoline and diesel imports as part of its branded retail project in México's Bajío region; and has also been acting for SNAM regarding participation in a CENAGAS tender process for an underground natural gas storage project. Head of the firm's administrative practice, Rodolfo Barreda, and corporate and transactional partner Jesus Colunga, are also active in projects matters. Key support comes seniors, Ricardo Evangelista, who focuses on environmental law and sustainability consulting; and Jorge Escobedo, who has administrative and regulatory compliance expertise.

Key clients

Grupo Gondi

Phillips 66

Cogent México

Materiales y Equipos Petroleros (Matyep)

First Solar Energía México


Centrica Business Solutions Mexico

Grupo Gondi

Grupo Gran Solar




Shanghai Electric Group


Distribuidora Hamse

Servicios Múltiples de Burgos

Marubeni Corporation

Mubeni Corporation

Asset Risk Management LLC


Sices Brasil y Sices México

Wind Point Partners

Niagara de México

Real estate Tier 3

Four corporate partners lead the real estate practice at full-service Mexican firm Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C., which has niche strength in sectors such as retail and hospitality. Noted practitioners include: senior partner and head of corporate Daniel Del Rio, who has deep experience of M&A transactions and a specific focus on real estate; Amilcar García specializes in retail for luxury brands as well as on industrial and health sector real estate matters; managing partner Juan José López de Silanes is particularly strong in the areas of planning and execution of national and international transactions; and Jesús Colunga is a hospitality expert. Key support comes from senior associates Gerson Vaca and Monica Mora.

Key clients


Platinum Equity

Médica Sur

Kodak Alaris Holdings

Federal-Mogul Motorparts

ELT Trading

A&J Vacay

Milliken Design

Alessandro Eichstaedt

Moet Hennessy de Mexico

TMT Tier 4

Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C.'s 10-strong practice is divided into a telecoms team, led by Daniel Del Rio and Ricardo Lan, and a specialized data privacy and protection practice, led by Adolfo Athié and Teresa Espinosa. The team handles a mix of regulatory work, due diligence, concessions, litigation before relevant regulators, and the development and implementation of data management policies. Del Rio and of counsel Lan are both well-known corporate practitioners with accrued experience in the telecoms sector (Lan has long been active in associated transportation matters). With a background in IP, Athié focuses on consulting and administrative litigation, with a primary focus on data protection and privacy; while up-and-coming associate, Espinosa (a 'KnowledgeNet' Chair of the International Association for Privacy Professionals - IAPP) is increasingly closely-focused on data protection mattes, and is a certified information privacy technologist. Recent telecom-side matters include regulatory advisory, due diligence, frequency concessions and satellite matters, as well as representation before relevant authorities. On the data side, the team has been assisting clients convert policy into implemented practice, and undertaking representation before the Data Protection Authority, among other matters.

Key clients


Puente de las Tres Culturas

APM Terminals Lázaro Cárdenas

PriceWaterhouse Coopers

Federal Express

Impresora Donneco Internacional


Colgate Palmolive


Ricoh Mexicana

Banking and finance Tier 5

Full-service firm Basham, Ringe y Correa, S.C. takes pride in its 'home-grown' banking and finance team, led by seasoned expert Miguel Angel Peralta, who is frequently sought out by clients for his experience assisting on lease financing, syndicated loans and project finance. Support comes from partner Pedro Said, who focuses on national and international transactions, including structuring and reorganization financings, guarantees and securities, stock exchange securities, bonds, and other corporate and banking transactions.

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Key clients

Crown Holdings

Crown Cork & Seal

Mexican subsidiaries of Crown Cork & Seal

Bank Leumi le-Israel


HSBC Corporate Trustee Company (UK)

JP Morgan Grupo Financiero

Basham is a full-service law firm with a strong presence in Latin America. Established in Mexico in 1912, the firm has more than 100 years of experience helping clients to do business throughout Mexico and abroad.

The firm’s clients include financial institutions, individuals, medium-sized companies and prominent international corporations, such as PPG Industries; Walmart; AAM Maquiladora México; Colgate Palmolive; Noble Energy; Norges Bank; Bank of America; Michelin; Alstom; JK Tornel; Sanrio; VF Outdoor México; Enertec Exports; Tubos de Aceros de México; Gerdau; Gap; Recicladora de Propiedades y Viviendas Mexicanas; Diageo; and NBC Universal, among others.

Chambers Latin America (2018) has recommended Basham Ringe y Correa as a leading firm in competition/ antitrust; corporate; M&A; energy and natural resources; intellectual property; labour and employment; and private wealth law and tax.

The firm’s large group of lawyers and support staff is committed to maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards. In addition, Basham’s lawyers actively participate in worldwide associations and international transactions. This in turn improves the firm’s growing capacity to serve its clients; indeed, it has spent over a century constantly adjusting to the dynamics of the global business environment.

The high level of specialisation and development within each department, along with the coordination of the various practice areas and lawyers’ in-depth knowledge of markets and economic trends, combine to provide clients with outstanding legal and business insight, leading to innovative, practical and timely solutions.

Basham, Ringe y Correa has a team of experts across its three strategic offices located in Mexico City, Monterrey and Queretaro with unparalleled expertise in their practices.


The firm has a wide range of practice areas including: anti-corruption; compliance and investigations; antitrust; automotive; banking and finance; capital markets; civil; commercial litigation and arbitration; commercial insolvency; contracts; corporate; corporate governance; criminal litigation and counselling on crime prevention; environmental law and sustainability; estate planning and asset protection; foreign investments; foreign trade customs and regulatory; franchising; government bidding and privatisations; government procurement; immigration; information technology; intellectual property; labour, employment and social security; luxury law; mergers and acquisitions; privacy and data protection; pro bono; tax consulting and litigation; and trusts.

The firm’s work also covers a variety of sectors, including: aerospace; aviation and airport law; consumer protection; gaming and sweepstakes area; health; insurance; life sciences; mining; oil and gas; real estate; renewable energies and electricity powers; shipping law and port law; social security; telecommunications; and trucking and railroads.

Finally, the firm actively encourages the participation of all of its lawyers in pro bono work for, among others, charitable institutions and non-profit organisations. For this purpose, the firm has created the Basham Foundation.

With over a century of delivering high-quality legal services, Basham, Ringe y Correa has become Mexico’s premium choice for domestic and foreign clients in need of solutions for complex legal work.

Basham, Ringe y Correa’s other recent recognitions include:

  • THE BEST LATIN AMERICAN LAW FIRM: CORPORATE IN THE SILVER AWARDS 2019 by the International Legal Alliance Summit
  • THE BEST LATIN AMERICAN IP FIRM IN THE SILVER AWARDS 2019 by the International Legal Alliance Summit
    By Who’s Who Legal from 2007 through 2020.
  • THE BEST LATIN AMERICAN IP FIRM IN THE GOLD AWARDS 2018 by the International Legal Alliance Summit
  • THE BEST LATIN AMERICAN LAW FIRM: CORPORATE IN THE SILVER AWARDS 2018 by the International Legal Alliance Summit
    Award given by the publication Best Lawyers.
    Basham has been ranked in tier 1 in Tax controversy by International Tax Review.
    Granted by Chambers Latin America in 2014.
    As Best Mexican Firm in Mexico in 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017,
    granted by International Legal Alliance Summit in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013,2014, 2016 and 2017.
    As The Best Intellectual Property Mexican Firm in 2016 and 2017 granted by Leaders League.
    By the International Tax Review in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
    By the International Tax Review in 2015.
    By Fundación Appleseed de México, A.C. in 2014.
    Granted by Managing Intellectual Property in 2016.

Spanish, English, French, Portuguese, Japanese, German and Mandarin.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate and M&A Daniel Del Rio
Intellectual property Martin Michaus
Tax Gerardo Nieto
Banking and finance Miguel Angel Peralta
Antitrust Amilcar Peredo
Infrastructure, energy and mining Juan Carlos Serra
Labor Jorge De Presno
Foreign trade Sergio Barajas
Other fee-earners : 95
Chinese (Mandarin)
Partners : 29

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