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Cuesta Campos y Asociados S.C.

Mexico > Banking and finance Tier 4

The practice at Cuesta Campos y Asociados S.C. advises international financial institutions and corporations on asset-based lending matters, syndicated loans and secured credit transactions from its offices in Mexico City, Guadalajara and León. Team head Hugo Cuesta counsels multinationals on their legal and financial structures in Mexico and advises on public bidding processes with the Mexican government; alongside him, Azucena Marin advises companies in the automotive, manufacturing, financial, pharmaceutical and real estate sectors on asset-based lending and commercial agreements.

Practice head(s):

Hugo Cuesta; Azucena Marín


Cuesta Campos handled a complex trust transaction for us. We were very satisfied with their work and would recommend them to firms and banks from outside Mexico who need assistance on complex transactions.

Key clients

Centier Bank

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)

Apogem Capital

Holding PPD (PPD Plástico)

Work highlights

  • Assisted Barclays Bank with the amendment and maintenance of the security interest structure of a multi-jurisdiction ABL credit agreement.
  • Advised Canadian banking and financial services group CIBC on a subordinated credit facility.
  • Advised Centier Bank on the collateral structure and granting of a revolving credit facility for up to $10m backed by a group of trust-owned properties in Baja California Sur.

Mexico > Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Operating from offices in Mexico City, Guanajuato and Guadalajara, Meritas alliance member and veteran market presence Cuesta Campos y Asociados S.C. has an extensive track record in M&A transactions, corporate restructurings and joint ventures, and has become a favoured corporate advisor to a number of leading multinationals as well as notable local companies. With corporate practice the central pillar of the firm, the team handles both the full range of associated transactional and financing operations as well as day-today advisory, company law and shareholder matters, and relevant administrative and regulatory work. The practice group -some 20+ lawyers strong- has a certain focus on the automotive, manufacturing, financial, real estate, and alcoholic-beverage industries, but has also -despite slow market conditions- enjoyed an uptick in agribusiness and IT mandates; it has also been particularly active as regards compliance and corporate governance matters. Results appear promising with the firm adding  Pretium Packaging, Enoflex, Roboyo Group, Armira, CMB Fabricating, Supercap North America and Drains Made Simple, as new clients over the course of the last year. A deeply experienced practitioner, firm CEO Hugo Cuesta handles international transactions (both inbound and outbound), including corporate M&A, commercial matters and corporate governance; he co-leads the practice alongside Azucena Marin, who undertakes corporate restructuring, strategic acquisitions, joint ventures and asset-based lending, among other key transactions, and is also a specialist in competition and antitrust matters. The second line of practitioners includes senior principal associate Rafael Sánchez (who leads the firm’s corporate, contractual and tax practices); and fellow principal associate for corporate and transactional matters, Jesús Bueno; however, former senior Franscela Sapien left the firm in July 2023.

Practice head(s):

Hugo Cuesta; Azucena Marín

Key clients

Pretium Packaging


Roboyo Group

Greenheck Fan Group

Supercap North America


Drains Made Simple

Skyworth Group


Audubon Engineering

Work highlights

  • Represented Pretium Packaging in the acquisition of a group of entities of Grupo Edid as part of its strategy to enter the Mexican market.
  • Advised our client Enoflex in the acquisition of Supercap and Corchomex’s business operations in Mexico.
  • Advised Headspring in all the steps and legal actions required for the sale of its interests and participation in a Mexican subsidiary.

Mexico > Intellectual property Tier 4

The recent focus of the intellectual property department at Cuesta Campos y Asociados S.C. has been on the pharmaceutical, personal care and retail sectors. The practice advises both domestic and foreign clients on trade mark portfolios, including representation in trade mark litigation cases before the administrative and judicial courts. Practice head Mauricio Chozas is an accomplished litigator across the various areas of IP and is highlighted by one client as a ‘knowledgeable and pragmatic lawyer’. Key support comes from associate Lorena Pinto, particularly regarding the registration and renewal of trade marks, oppositions, and the management and administration of IP portfolios.

Practice head(s):

Mauricio Chozas


Mauricio Chozas: Knowledgeable and pragmatic lawyer who is proactive and pleasant to work with.

Key clients



La Pulga Spirits

Biofarma Natural

Vagabond Spirits

Hoy Health

Industrias Oxan


Axon Enterprises

American Global Maritime

Work highlights

  • Assisted Subway with obtaining trade mark protection for its marks in connection with services that will be used in the metaverse.
  • Advised Wiegand on obtaining an annulment on three work of art registrations.
  • Advised Agrosoil on obtaining the inclusion of several vegetable varieties in the national catalogue of vegetable varieties.

Mexico > International trade and customs Tier 4

The foreign trade practice at Cuesta Campos y Asociados S.C. has developed strongly over the last decade and provides an impressive offering for clients establishing operations in Mexico. In recent years practice head Alejandro Martínez and his team have advised foreign clients from a host of sectors on the application of the IT&C regulatory framework, particularly when related to manufacturing operations. Associate Alondra Vargas is the supporting lawyer to note.

Practice head(s):

Alejandro Martínez

Key clients


Lixil (American Standard)

iFly Indoor Skydiving

Toter de México (Wastequip)

Hunstman International

Seco Tools


HyCite (Royal Prestige)



Work highlights

  • Assisted Lovepac Canadá with the design and implementation of its manufacturing structure in Mexico.

Mexico > Labour and employment Tier 4

Gerardo Valencia coordinates the labour and employment work at Cuesta Campos y Asociados S.C., whose recent slate of work has had a focus on labour law compliance with Mexico’s international trade agreements. Other market segments on which the practice is frequently engaged include, due diligence on transactional matters, industry-specific compliance regarding employee relations, on-site health and safety conditions, and collective negotiations with national unions. The firm’s broad client base in this area has seen recent additions in both the IT and automotive sectors.

Practice head(s):

Gerardo Valencia


We recommend them for their updates on labor law and the team’s availability.

Key clients

Pretium Packaging





HyCite (Royal Prestige)

Súper Kiosko




Work highlights

  • Advised Kueski on an inspection related to health and safety conditions, work environment and validation of employees’ rights.
  • Advised Flextronics on the coordination of more than 630 labour procedures.
  • Assisted Pretium Packaging with the labour due diligence of an acquisition.

Mexico > Real estate

Cuesta Campos (CC) is a full service Mexican law firm, founded in 1978. As a leading business law firm, it is recognized for providing a personalized service under the highest ethical and quality standards. Client satisfaction and long-term professional relationships have been used as a measure of success.

The firm has offices in Mexico City, Guadalajara and in the Bajio region, as well as a presence in Monterrey, Tijuana, Ciudad Juarez and Cancun, through long-standing professional affiliations. Cuesta Campos is the exclusive member of Meritas Law Firms Worldwide in Mexico, having the best of both worlds: a local firm with international standards.

The firm: CC has a strong track record representing sophisticated needs for leading North American, European and Asian multinationals and foreign banks operating in various Mexican jurisdictions, as well as top Mexican entities. The team is known for being flexible, business-oriented and committed to representing its clients’ interests. All attorneys and staff are fully bilingual and many hold postgraduate studies and LLMs from leading universities in Mexico, the United States and Europe. CC operates under project management methodologies to increase efficiency and focus on value added.

Cuesta Campos is the exclusive Mexico member of Meritas Law Firms Worldwide, a global affiliation of more than 7,500 lawyers in 185 independent full-service law firms in over 90 countries that share a commitment to providing reliable legal expertise worldwide with the highest standards of client service and technical aptitude.

Areas of practice: administrative and regulatory, compliance, antitrust, banking and finance, corporate, environmental, foreign investment, international trade, immigration, intellectual property, labor and employment, social security, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, tax, energy, telecommunications.

Languages: Spanish, English, French, and Japanese

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust, Corporate M&A, Banking and Finance Azucena Marín
Banking and Finance, Corporate M&aA Hugo Cuesta
Corporate M&A, Contractual, Tax Rafael Sánchez
Intellectual Property Mauricio Chozas
Labor and Employment Gerardo Valencia
Real estate Berenice Soto
Banking and Finance, Compliance, Data Privacy Andrés Urquidi
International Trade Alejandro Martínez
Photo Name Position Profile
Mauricio Chozas photo Mr Mauricio Chozas Partner of the Intellectual Property practice area
Hugo Cuesta photo Mr Hugo Cuesta Partner and CEO at Cuesta Campos Some of the representative matters undertaken…
Azucena Marin photo Mrs Azucena Marin Partner at Cuesta Campos Some of the representative matters undertaken by Mrs.…
Rafael Sánchez photo Mr Rafael Sánchez Principal of the Corporate M&A, Contractual and Tax practice areas
Berenice Soto photo Mrs Berenice Soto Partner
Gerardo Valencia photo Mr Gerardo Valencia Gerardo Valencia is partner of the Labor practice area in Cuesta Campos.…
Other fee-earners : 40
Total staff : 65
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IBA (International Bar Association)
AmCham American Chamber of Commerce
International Trademark Association (INTA)

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