Mr Patricio Trad > Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes S.C. > Mexico City, Mexico > Lawyer Profile

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

Mergers and Acquisitions

Capital Markets






Patricio appears in the main list of Capital Markets leaders, considered as a corporate finance all-rounder with broad experience in corporate transactions and structured finance matters.

He is also a relevant practitioner in M&A and Energy practice areas. He has experience in mergers and acquisitions, buyouts, joint-ventures and divestitures, securities regulation, corporate and structured finance, infrastructure, energy and general corporate law.

He regularly advises issuers in diverse local and cross border tender offers, acquisitions, buyouts, and joint ventures advising both buyers and sellers, also institutional investors and private equity investors in different industries, including regulated industries and public companies.

In addition, he has collaborated in a variety of debt and equity issuances in the Mexican market and routinely advises diverse Mexican and foreign banks in lending transactions to Mexican companies and regulatory matters.


Spanish | English


Master of Laws, LL.M., University of California, Berkeley, 1998

Law Degree, Universidad Iberoamericana, 1995


Foreign Associate Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom New York 1998 – 1999

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Patricio TradMijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes S.C.

Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes S.C. appeals to clients for its ‘incredible services, high-quality legal advice and analysis’, as well as for its ‘great customer service’. Twenty-five years’ ‘extensive experience’ in the corporate and M&A space advising buyers, sellers and investors on a variety of domestic and cross-border transactions, attest to the group’s strength in this field, establishing it as a firm of reference for both domestic and international clients, including private equity funds in Mexico. The department boasts a solid array of talent, including Ricardo Maldonado, who also focuses part of his practice to corporate governance mandates; Patricio Trad, who is particularly experienced in corporate transactions and structured finance matters; and Martín Sánchez, who of late has led acquisitions in the energy field. Closely supporting them is a bench of impressive younger partners composed of Patrick Meshoulam, Carlos Jiménez and Francisco Glennie. The pharmaceutical, real estate, infrastructure, energy and TMT sectors are among the department’s mainstays. Recent work highlights include representing Televisa in the merger of its media, content and production assets with Univision.

Mexico > Projects and infrastructure

Acclaimed as ‘one of the best law firms in Mexico, with a team deeply knowledgeable in various areas’, Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes S.C. demonstrates considerable advising financial institutions, public entities, and private companies on infrastructure finance projects and PPPs in areas including energy, gas, water treatment, toxic waste, ports highways and railroad projects. The team is co-led by an accomplished trio consisting of Horacio De Uriarte who focuses on the legal and regulatory aspects of energy and infrastructure projects; Pilar Mata Fernández, who handles bidding processes; projects, structured and corporate finance across the energy, infrastructure and other sectors; and highly regarded corporate finance practitioner Patricio Trad, who specialises in project finance and capital markets. A younger generation of partners includes Francisco Glennie and Carlos Jiménez -both raised to the partnership in July 2021; while key associate-level support comes from corporate and transactional senior Anacandy Perusquía; and the increasingly specialised Aisha Calderón, whose practice focuses on energy and environmental matters. Former associate Francisco Lascurain moved to Latham & Watkins LLP in New York July 2021.

Mexico > Capital markets

Impressing clients with its ‘combination of in-depth knowledge of the laws, regulations, as well as the regulatory authorities’, Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes S.C.‘s capital markets practice is also hailed for its ‘open attitude and total willingness to take the client by the hand in the development and execution of their operations’. The group advises issuers, underwriters, structuring agents, investors and rating agencies, and is adept at handling a wide range of transactions, including FIBRAs, CERPIs, and CKDs. The team co-led by deeply experienced practitioners Ricardo Maldonado, Patricio Trad, Manuel Echave, and Martín Sánchez, who is particularly skilled at advising issuers in regulated sectors required to comply with strict timing requirements, while also regularly acting for issuers on compliance matters and administrative proceedings with regulators. The practice also fields a second line of younger partners, notably Patrick Meshoulam, who boasts solid knowledge managing debt and equity transactions; and Carlos Jiménez, who was promoted in July 2021. Associate Victoria Dicktiar is another name to note.

Mexico > Energy and natural resources

The full service Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes S.C. combines specialised regulatory know-how with the firepower of a leading transactional practice,  bringing to bear its expertise in regulatory matters, M&A, project finance, litigation and environmental and tax law, to offer services across the breadth of energy sector. The nine-strong department regularly handles major oil-and-gas and renewables mandates, from infrastructure developments, joint ventures and M&A, through to long-term auctions in the power sector. It is co-led by partners Horacio De Uriarte, who has particular experience in the renewables segment (particularly solar and wind), including regulatory matters; Pilar Mata Fernández, who advises on all aspects of projects, and structured and corporate finance across the energy and infrastructure sectors; and transactional, corporate and finance expert, Patricio Trad. Focused on environmental matters and the renewables segment, semi-senior associate Aisha Calderón is an up-and-coming figure.

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.