Mr Ignacio Armida > Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes S.C. > Mexico City, Mexico > Lawyer Profile

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes S.C.

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Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C.




Ignacio has experience in general corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and financings. He has advised buyers, sellers and investors in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships. His expertise includes advising entrepreneurs and venture capital firms investing in start-up and early stage investments.

He has wide experience in cross-border and international transactions, which constitute most of his practice until now, representing Mexican and foreign entities. Furthermore, he has advised both sponsors and lenders on infrastructure financing projects.

 Ignacio has represented creditors and debtors in liability restructuring transactions, including syndicated loans. He has recently focused his practice on structuring and implementing complex real estate transactions, representing property owners, developers and investors. Finally, Ignacio heads the firm’s industry leading fintech practice.

Practice Areas:

Mergers and Acquisitions

Banking and Finance


Real Estate




Master of Laws LL.M., Northwestern School of Law, 2007
Business Certificate, Kellogg School of Management, 2007
Law Degree, Universidad Iberoamericana2004

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Banking and finance

Positioned at the forefront of the banking and finance market in Mexico, Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes S.C.‘s stellar practice offers a full range of financing types for domestic and cross-border transactions, with a special focus on syndicated loans along with asset, leveraged, project and real estate finance. The infrastructure, energy and real estate sectors constitute core activities for the group, which has also seen an uptick in fintech related mandates, recently. The sizable practice – which regularly represents Mexican and international corporates, banks and other financial entities – has a deep senior bench including notable practitioner Ricardo Maldonado, who is particularly skilled at structuring syndicated loans; along with Manuel Echave and Patricio Trad (both handle banking, corporate and structured finance, and capital markets); Martín Sánchez (capital markets, corporate finance); Francisco Ibañez (banking, finance, capital markets); Pilar Mata (banking; project finance); Ignacio Armida (financing transactions); Patrick Meshoulam (financings; equity, debt and structured securities offerings); and Carlos Jiménez – who was appointed partner in July 2021, and has represented creditors and debtors in a number of financings in both Mexico and the US, including syndicated loans and project finance. Since publication, the associate group has been further strengthened with the hire of Jorge Javier Mendizábal from Galicia Abogados S.C. – effective as of November 2022.

Mexico > Real estate

A true force to be reckoned with, Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes S.C. has broad expertise in all segments of the real estate market, with experience in regulatory matters, M&A, real estate finance, environmental and tax law. The ‘extraordinary‘ team advises real estate investors, developers, and construction companies on commercial, industrial, residential, and tourism developments on transactional and regulatory matters, while in conjunction with the banking and finance practice, it also undertakes real estate financing projects, as well as asset and mortgage securitisation structures. The practice (which is ‘always adding value‘) is co-led by the highly regarded Lorenza Langarica, who is deeply experienced in structured financings, corporate matters and M&A as regards the real estate and energy sectors, along with joint ventures and asset acquisitions; and Eugenio Macouzet, who focuses on advising hospitality companies and investors on the legal and regulatory aspects of real estate investments – primarily in the commercial, residential, hospitality and industrial sectors. The experienced Manuel Echave has long been a popular choice for developers and promoters to manage financings for the purchase or construction of real estate projects, and he is one of a number of senior corporate and finance lawyers who participate in the sector; founding partner Patricio Trad, for instance, is also frequently seen in the sector. The practice can also count on the capacity and know how of a line of younger partners including: Ignacio Armida (mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic partnerships; infrastructure project finance); and Carlos Jiménez (portfolio acquisitions and financing transactions, particularly in relation to FIBRAs), and Francisco Glennie (M&A, financings, general corporate practice), who both made partner in July 2021. At associate level, Juan Pablo Betancourt (corporate, financings and transactional matters); Armando Elsharkawy (as regards the tax aspects of real estate transactions) and Imanol Sánchez-Mújica (real estate development), who is currently undertaking his LLM, all engage in real estate-related matters.