Mr Jean Paul Farah Chajín > Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau, S.C. > Mexico City, Mexico > Lawyer Profile

Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau, S.C.

Work Department

Banking and Finance, Energy and Infrastructure Projects, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate, Capital Markets and Restructurings and Insolvency.




Jean Paul Farah joined the firm in 1994 and has been a partner since 2003. He has more than 25 years of recognised experience representing leading international banks and export credit agencies in financing, refinancing and restructuring transactions for numerous private and public sector entities in the energy, telecommunications, consumer, real estate and housing sectors, among others. His M&A practice involves representing private equity firms in their equity and mezzanine investments in Mexico. Jean Paul has participated in a wide array of financing transactions involving CFE, PEMEX, Fibra Uno, Grupo Gigante and Prumex, as well as in several project financings including Ramones Sur, Ramones Norte and GICSA. He has been highlighted by transactions such as the refinancing of PEMEX’s debt. He worked as a foreign associate at Uría Menéndez in Madrid (1997), and at Shearman & Sterling in New York (1998).


Spanish, English.


Law Degree – Universidad Panamericana, Mexico(1993)
Master of Laws specialized in Securities, Banking and M&A – Columbia University(1997)

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Bankruptcy and restructuring

Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau, S.C.‘s bankruptcy and restructuring department has a solid track record advising on large national and cross-border restructurings and insolvencies that have arisen in the market. Experienced partner duo Jean Paul Farah Chajín and Pablo Perezalonso head the department and bring their considerable expertise from the corporate and finance fields. Key support comes from senior associate Adriana Padilla, an experienced litigation and restructuring lawyer, and a very active part of the team. In January 2021, the practice had to cope with the significant departure of former department head Thomas Header. Since publication, Padilla has been raised to the partnership – effective January 2022.

Mexico > Corporate and M&A

The very well-reputed transactional practice at Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau, S.C. is a favoured option when it comes to complex corporate matters, the team having built a truly impressive track record and maintaining its involvement in major corporate deals and joint venture transactions in Mexico. The sizeable department -which is further strengthened by its partner´s expertise in other areas, notably banking and finance and capital markets- is co-led by well-known market players Carlos Obregón Rojo and Luis Nicolau, who also has a strong niche advising real estate investment funds. This was evidenced, recently, by the team’s recent advice to real estate company Acosta Verde regarding a high-profile investment by Promecap in the company. Other key, noteworthy practitioners include head of real estate Rodrigo Conesa; Jean Paul Farah Chajín, who brings his expertise in capital markets, projects and banking; and Eduardo Triulzi. Since publication, Conesa has moved to an of counsel position at the firm – effective Janaury 2022.