Firm Profile > Goodrich, Riquelme y Asociados > Mexico City, Mexico

Goodrich, Riquelme y Asociados
MEXICO, DF 06500

Energy and natural resources Tier 3

Probably best known today, for its profile in the hydrocarbons sector, Goodrich, Riquelme y Asociados has a dynamic practice handling both transactional and the regulatory mandates. On the financing-side, it recently advised Banco Santander and HSBC on a $400m facility agreement with the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE). The six-strong team also works with major energy-sector corporates, such as key client, energy-infrastructure operator Duff & Phelps, which it has been assisting with the structuring of a project to increase the capacity of the national energy transmission network, among other matters. The practice is led by well-known energy-market figure David Enriquez, who has leading oil-and-gas regulatory expertise along with deep knowledge of maritime and transportation law, port regulations, public bidding processes, international commercial contracts, and competition law. On the transactional side, finance specialist Jorge Sandoval works across the energy, renewables, oil and gas segments on matters including finance, foreign investment, commercial cross-border contracts, and assets and securities purchases. Key support comes from associates María Fernanda Velasco -a former director of the National Energy, Security and Environment Agency (ASEA), who joined the firm in mid-2018; and environment and energy specialist Emmanuel Cristian Barroso.

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Key clients

Yinso Holdings Berhad

Fisterra Energy



Duff & Phelps

Bumi Armada





BM Offshore

SBM Offshore

Banco Santander (Spain)



Grupo Dragon

Shangai Electric Company


Intellectual property Tier 3

Goodrich, Riquelme y Asociados has a high-quality IP practice with a solid reputation for their guidance on patent, trade mark, and copyright infringement claims, as well as other, non-contentious matters. The team, led by senior partner Enrique Diaz, is a popular choice among a wide range of domestic and international companies working in the pharmaceutical, technology, retail and automotive sectors. Other key partners include Julio Prieto, who has high level of expertise in trade mark filings and prosecution; and Guillermo Sosa, who handles IP litigation matters.

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International trade and customs Tier 4

Goodrich, Riquelme y Asociados houses a ‘very professional and experienced’ international trade and customs team, which skillfully handles non-tariff regulations and restrictions, tax payments, foreign trade audits, disputes, anti-dumping, tax refund procedures and IMMEX matters, among others issues. Partners Francisco Gómez and the ‘extraordinary’ Sergio Ruiz head the four-strong practice, which is praised by clients for offering ‘consultancy of the highest quality’. Associate Yoselin Sanabria, who specializes in customs fines; customs seizures; export incentives; imports and exports regulation, provides key support. Senior associate Mauricio Jaramillo left the firm in October 2019 to co-found CRZA Abogados. Since publication, Gómez and Ruiz have left the firm, along with fellow non-equity partner José Luis Vega, to join Ramírez Gutiérrez Azpe Rodríguez Rivero y Hurtado, effective as of Febraury 2021.


‘Very professional and experienced team’

‘Sergio Ruiz is an extraordinary lawyer, always willing to solve the issue, conflict or work you request. Great dominion of international trade and customs’

‘The team does an exceptional job. They all show an excellent service attitude, responding to their clients’ needs in a clear, timely and accurate manner. The follow-up to each case is punctual and highly professional’

‘They offer consultancy of the highest quality’

Key clients

Agroindustrias Unidas de México

Agroindustrias Unidas de Cacao

Cafés de Especialidad de Chiapas

Agrocacao Industrial

GKN Driveline Celaya

Granjas Carroll de México

Illy Caffe North América

Kumho Tire de México

Levi Strauss de México

Louis Dreyfus Company México

MS Sugar

Japan Tabacco International México

TH de México

GKN Driveline Newton

Schwing America

As one of the most innovative and widely respected law firms in Mexico, Goodrich has specialized, since its inception in 1934, in representing multinational companies conducting business in Mexico.

Main areas of practice
Antitrust: piloting competition investigations, merger reviews and litigations through a shifting framework.

Banking and finance: asset financing and leasing transactions, public finance, banking regulation, securitization, and worldwide securities offerings.

Bankruptcy: conciliation procedures with creditors; insolvency matters, including litigation; and cross-border and domestic restructurings and refinancing.

Corporate and M&A: experience in world-class business deals; and building and developing businesses and expanding margins.

Environmental: experienced in environmental legal aspects concerning air, water, waste, environmental liability, green building and litigation.

Immigration: experience in legal immigration procedures and rendering immigration services for the foreign officers of more than 50 leading multinationals.

Intellectual and industrial property: a leader in Mexico and Latin America, providing general IP assistance; copyright strategies; filing and securing trademark registrations; filing and obtaining patent letters; conducting due diligence involving IP assets; filing and prosecuting cancellations and infringement actions involving patents, trademarks and/or copyrights; IT services; litigation for clients in all areas, and entertainment and sport negotiations.

Labor: advice on employment relations, drafting employment contracts, executive appointments and severances, negotiating collective bargaining agreements.

Litigation and ADR: experience covering commercial, civil, regulatory and corporate proceedings; as well as appeals and amparo trials.

Mining and natural resources: advising on corporate and financial matters including equity and asset transactions, M&A, and shareholder agreements.

Oil and gas: faced with major recent changes in the oil and gas industry, including its growing liberalization, its specialists provide legal solutions with regard to public bids, corporate structuring, equipment finance, permits and transnational commercial arrangements, vessels, and oil platforms and rigs used in upstream operations.

Tax and international trade: guidance in business transactions and applications before authorities, and litigation at all judicial and administrative levels.

Power generation and clean energies: clients include power producers and alternative energy development companies involved in wind, PV, hydro, waste-to-energy, and biomass technologies.

Real estate: experience in all aspects related to the acquisition, finance, development, leasing and sale of real estate.

TMT: obtaining permits and certificates before the TMT authority, drafting telecommunication agreements.

Transportation: serving private sector clients operating in the maritime, aviation and transportation industry.

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust Luis Uriel Delgado
Banking and finance Eugenia González
Corporate/M&A Luis Uriel Delgado
Energy – oil and gas David Enriquez
Environment law and climate change Liv Espinosa
Immigration Dianela Villalobos
IP/entertainment and sports/regulatory Enrique A Diaz
Labor and social security Julio Flores
Litigation/ADR/insurance Jorge León Orantes
Mining and natural resources David Enríquez
Power generation and clean energy David Enríquez
Real estate/TMT/transport Luis Pérez-Delgado
Tax/international trade Sergio Ruíz
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Enrique Diaz  photo Mr Enrique Diaz Senior Partner
Mr David Enriquez  photo Mr David Enriquez Senior Partner
Mrs Virginia Garcia  photo Mrs Virginia Garcia Junior Partner
Mr Gustavo Garcia Cuenca  photo Mr Gustavo Garcia Cuenca Counsel
Mr Francisco Gomez Viquez  photo Mr Francisco Gomez Viquez Junior Partner
Mrs Eugenia Gonzalez  photo Mrs Eugenia Gonzalez Junior Partner
 Luis Uriel Pérez  photo Luis Uriel Pérez Senior Partner
 Julio Cesar Prieto  photo Julio Cesar Prieto Junior Partner
Mr Sergio Ruiz  photo Mr Sergio Ruiz Junior Partner
Mr Guillermo Sosa  photo Mr Guillermo Sosa Junior Partner
 Juan Suárez  photo Juan Suárez Junior Partner
Other fee-earners : 56
Total staff : 210
Partners : 9