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Kuri Breña, Sánchez Ugarte y Aznar
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Work Department

Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate, Private Capital.


Founding Partner


Daniel specialises in mergers and acquisitions, financing transactions, capital markets and corporate law. He has participated in acquisitions and sales of several industrial, commercial and service companies.

He has advised international investment funds in the acquisition of equity of Mexican companies.
Daniel also participates in structured financing transactions and in the issuance of securities in capital markets. He is constantly involved in securitizations of all types of assets, including mortgage loans and receivables.


Spanish and English.


Tag Law


Law degree with honors from the Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City.
LLM from Columbia University in New York.

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Banking and finance

A popular choice for lenders and borrowers alike, Kuri Breña, Sánchez Ugarte y Aznar‘s seasoned department has developed a competitive structured and asset-backed finance practice, and is also recommended for its expertise in project and real estate-related financing. The group offers additional experience representing Mexico’s development banks, mainly thanks to the expertise of Rodrigo López. He, together with Alejandro Sobarzo (project finance); Álvaro Sarmiento (structured finance); and Guillermo Garay (financial restructuring transactions, syndicated loans, bilateral loans and cross border financing), comprises the four-partner team fronting the practice. Founding partner Daniel Kuri Breña, and senior associate Silvia Roldán provide additional key expertise.

Mexico > Capital markets

(Leading individuals)

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Kuri Breña, Sánchez Ugarte y Aznar fields a busy and specialised capital markets practice, which can claim extensive experience advising bond issuers and financial intermediaries on the design and implementation of securitisation structures for several kinds of assets, as well as issuances of equity and debt instruments. Daniel Kuri Breña, who can take credit for the design and implementation of the first trade receivables securitisation in Mexico, and is constantly involved in securitisations and other structured financing transactions, co-heads the practice with Álvaro Sarmiento, who has solid knowledge of the issuance of debt instruments in the Mexican securities market. Other key contacts include Miguel Vallejo and José Alejandro Casas, who were promoted to partner and counsel respectively in February 2022, and boast strong expertise in equity and debt securities issuances. Industry sector expertise includes banks and financial services, energy, telecommunications, government, construction, and automobiles & parts.

Mexico > Corporate and M&A

Kuri Breña, Sánchez Ugarte y Aznar‘s well-established practice is known for advising public and privately held companies on matters ranging from M&A, joint ventures, private equity, venture capital and cross-border transactions, to general corporate matters – particularly in relation to the real estate, energy, manufacturing, banking and automotive sectors. A skilled partner-trio comprised of Daniel Kuri Breña, who provides additional expertise on capital markets and finance matters; Luis Octavio Nuñez, who is especially active in the real estate sector; and antitrust specialist Jesús Sánchez Ugarte, co-heads the department. Associates Elizabeth Tovar, Álvaro Alan Pérez and Selene González are other names to note.