Mr Javier Domínguez Torrado > Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau, S.C. > Mexico City, Mexico > Lawyer Profile

Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau, S.C.

Work Department

Banking and Finance, M&A and Real Estate




Javier Domínguez joined the firm in 1995 and has been a partner since 2007. He has more than 18 years of experience, mainly dealing with real estate transactions and financing, capital and debt offerings in Mexico and abroad, secured and unsecured financing, financing to states and municipalities, and mergers and acquisitions. He has advised the world’s largest industrial facility developer, providing advisory on acquisitions, dispositions, developments, leasing and financings. Javier has also advised real estate investment funds and other investors in respect to their investments and developments in Mexico including property acquisition, disposal, financing, development and management of the assets. He has represented domestic and international lenders in structuring and restructuring credit facilities (unsecured, secured, mezzanine and structured) for Mexican public and private sector entities. He worked as a foreign associate at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York (1999–2000).


Spanish, English.


Lawyer with Honors – Escuela Libre de Derecho (1996)
Master of Laws (LL.M) – Duke University, Fullbright and FUNED Scholar (1999).

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Real estate

‘Accustomed to handling large transactions without being affected by the pressure associated with them’, the 21-strong practice at Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau, S.C., also garners recognition for being ‘able to find the solution when paths are not obvious’. Practice-head Rodrigo Conesa is a seasoned market player with a sturdy track record in real estate financings, acquisitions and developments – on behalf of both lenders and developers; while fellow partner Javier Domínguez Torrado has a focus on real estate operations and financing (involving debt and equity placements in Mexico and abroad, secured and unsecured financing, and mergers and acquisitions). Ricardo Calderón, in turn, advises on real estate as part of a broader practice (taking in banking and finance, M&A and compliance), and has been particularly active working with a consortium in relation to the establishment of joint ventures for the development of residential projects. Key support is provided by senior associates Héctor Cárdenas (M&A, real estate and capital markets), and Santiago Carrillo, who is actively involved in financings, acquisitions and developments across real estate asset classes and has a particular focus on industrial and hotel assets. Recent work highlights include advising Walton Street Capital on the $127m acquisition of an industrial portfolio of 15 real estate properties from Terrafina Fibra. Since publication, both Cárdenas and Carrillo have been raised to the partnership, while Conesa has moved to an of counsel position at that firm –all moves being effective as of January 2022.