Firm Profile > Ritch Mueller > Mexico City, Mexico

Ritch Mueller
AV. PEDREGAL NO 24 10TH FLOOR
MOLINA DEL REY
11000 MEXICO DF
Mexico

Banking and finance Tier 1

Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C. has a sizeable and specialized banking and finance practice that is praised for its ‘excellent technical capacity’ and the ‘great quality' of its service. The team, which covers a wide range of financing transactions, is co-led by partners Jean Paul Farah, who handles financings and restructurings for numerous private and public sector entities in the energy, telecommunications, consumer and housing sectors, among others; and Pablo Perezalonso, who has noteworthy expertise in international banking and securities; derivative financial transactions; and banking regulation, as well as data protection and fintech regulatory matters. Support comes from active partners such as seasoned practitioners Luis Nicolau and Thomas Heather Gabriel del Valle, who specializes in structured loans, private and public offerings of debt, equity and structured securities, including capital notes, CKDs, CERPIs and Fibras-E; and Ricardo Calderón, who regularly advises rating agencies, primarily on structured finance transactions and regulatory matters. Since publication, the election of Gabriel Robles and Alejandra Echeverrí to the partnership has been announced, with effect from January 2021; futher support comes from key senior associate Santiago Carrillo. Since publication, Heather has moved to Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C. as of counsel, effective as of mid-January 2021.

Testimonials

Their lawyers are great negotiators and very skilled in dealing with the counterpart

A specialized practice with a great capacity to react

Their differentiating factor is their empathy with the business they represent

Their best qualities are definitely their excellent technical capacity and the great quality of their service

Key clients

Banco Nacional de México

Banco Ve por Más

UBS

Morgan Stanley

Altos Hornos de México

The Bank of Nova Scotia

MUFG Bank

BNP Paribas

Export Bank of Canada

BBVA Bancomer

Bankruptcy and restructuring Tier 1

Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C. has an excellent track record advising on large national and cross-border restructurings and insolvencies that have arisen in Mexico, primarily on the creditor side. The practice, comprised of 11 members, is led by Thomas Heather, a recognized market institution, and one of the few Mexican lawyers to have undertaken the role of conciliator (insolvency trustee) in several insolvency proceedings. Key support comes from senior associate Adriana Padilla, an experienced litigation and restructuring attorney, and a very active part of the team. Since publication, Heather has moved to Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C. as of counsel, effective as of mid-January 2021.

Key clients

Empresas ICA

Geo Hogares Ideales

JP Morgan

Gerald Metals

Quintana Resources Capital

EMX Capital

Arrium Finance Pty

AuKing Mining

WAMEX Private Equity

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Capital markets Tier 1

The 19-strong team at Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C. 'has the qualifications and above all, the expertise that is needed in capital markets transactions'. Led by market veteran Luis A Nicolau Gutiérrez and Gabriel del Valle Mendiola, the team advise primarily issuers and underwriters on both equity and debt offerings in the national and international market, as well as on structured products, including novel financial instruments such as CKDs. Nicolau 'knows the market inside out', while del Valle is applauded for his profound grasp of capital markets regulations. However, arguably it was Carlos Obregón Rojo who led on the firm's headline deal of the year: advising the underwriters on the United Mexican States' $2bn sovereign bond issue. Jean Paul Farah advised initial purchasers BofA Securities, Citigroup Global Markets, HSBC Securities (USA), Santander Investment Securities and UBS Securities on Minera México's $1bn 4.50% senior notes offering (due 2050), under Rule 144A/Reg S; while Pablo Perezalonso advised HSBC Mexico on the structuring and issuance of its first and second sets of bonds (aggregate value MXN$11.5bn). The 'outstanding' José Berrueta, who made partner back in 2018, is also noted – he led advice to the underwriters on Grupo Televisa’s $750m senior notes offering; as is Gabriel Robles, raised to the partnership in October 2020, who focuses on banking and finance, capital markets and corporate M&A, and assisted Nicolau with EXIM Bank of Korea's MXN$7bn Mexican notes issuance.

Testimonials

The team at Ritch, Mueller, Heather and Nicolau has the qualifications and above all, the expertise that is needed in capital markets transactions such as issuance of debt and equity SPVs. The knowledge and involvement of the partners is essential to achieve a successful outcome and the partners are always involved and adding value in the transactions.

They’re committed to making long-term alliances with other intermediaries in the market and with their clients. They seek to have a close relationship and that distinguishes them from their peers. I consider capital markets partner José Berrueta an outstanding lawyer who goes beyond what the client and his allies seek from him. Has a broad vision of the market. He is willing to seek all kinds of solutions, always with the best professionalism and a solid commitment to innovate.

Key clients

Spruceview México

Barclays

BNP Paribas

Daimler México

JP Morgan Chase

HSBC México

Export – Import Bank of Korea

Morgan Stanley

BBVA Securities

Alpek

Industrias Peñoles

Goldman Sachs

BofA Securities

Citigroup Global Markets

Corporate and M&A Tier 1

Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C. houses a top-notch transactional practice with all requisite support practices -such as antitrust, regulatory and specialised due diligence- and which is frequently involved in the country's largest corporate deals and joint venture transactions. Carlos Obregón Rojo (M&A and capital markets, particularly in relation to the funds sector), and Luis Nicolau (M&A, banking, capital markets and competition - and who also has a strong niche advising real estate investment funds), co-head the department.  Other key, high profile practitioners include head of real estate Rodrigo Conesa Labastida (banking and finance, M&A), Ricardo Calderón Mendoza (domestic and cross border M&A and financing transactions), Jean Paul Farah Chajín (banking, CM, M&A, projects and real estate), and Eduardo Triulzi Garciadiego (banking, finance, M&A). Thomas Heather's broad practice takes in arbitration, bankruptcy, anti-corruption and investigations, and M&A. Clients appreciate the teams ‘impressive business understanding', as displayed on mandates including Conesa's advice to Walton Street Capital on its $173m acquisition of the JW Marriot Mexico City; and Nicolau's representation of Fagron on its MXN$352m purchase of the outstanding shares in Central de Drogas.

Testimonials

Understanding of the business, their advice considers the business as a whole and how it may affect it in the future.

Dedication and total control by the partner responsible for the matter; specifically in this case, Luis Nicolau.

Key clients

Linzor Capital Partners

Nexxus Capital

Brookfield Business Partners

Northgate Capital

Fagron

Laboratorios Sanfer

Auto Financiamiento

Walton Street Capital

Jacobs Engineering

Acon

Energy and natural resources Tier 1

Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C.'s ‘knowledgeable and experienced’ practice regularly advises sponsors, lenders and developers on the full range of energy matters, infrastructure projects, financings and acquisitions. The department houses a deep bench of experienced partners and associates, including Federico Santacruz González handles the full range of electricity matters, from transactional and financing representation to all aspects of project structures, power auctions, clean energy certificates, contracts (PPAs, EPCs O&M, MSA etc.) and transportation. He co-leads the practice with Jorge Oria y Anaya (energy, infrastructure and power transactions), who is praised for his ‘excellent results’. The 21-strong team can also draws on Gabriel del Valle Mendiola (cross-border financial transactions, particularly project finance, structured finance and capital markets); the technically highly knowledgeable Asaf Jimenez Adorno (electricity-sector project finance and transactions); and on the oil and gas side, Octavio Olivo Villa, who demonstrates 'sensitivity to the market situation' and 'efficiency in putting together practical agreements that work for both parties'. Senior partner Thomas Mueller-Gastell also participates in the sector. Recent matters primarily involve advising clients -both borrowers such as Bluemex Power, Grupo Techint and La Bufa Wind, and lenders such as Bancomext, Natixis and Société Générale- on energy project refinancings. Solid associate support is led by seniors Alejandra Echeverría and Laura Treviño (banking and finance, energy and infrastructure); along with project-finance focused Salvador Torres (appointed senior in December 2019); Ana María Alpizar, María Fernanda Ibargüengoitia and 2019-hire Santiago Zardain, who arrived from a public-sector position at the CFE.

Testimonials

‘Thomas Mueller and Marco Portillo are distinguished by their simplicity in everything, in their treatment, in the drafting of documents, in obtaining solutions. Knowledgeable and experienced. They are highly qualified attorneys and understand the industry and its trends. They have a good knowledge of the electricity market and are concerned with knowing the operation of the company. Jorge Oria is the partner who has supported us with excellent results.’

The Energy team has extensive experience in the development and financing of projects, both in the most common issues in the market and in matters that are particularly complex due to the very nature of the particular industry or the project itself. Faced with these challenges, they have always been proactive with their clients in an effort to facilitate the transaction or operation that concerns them, always taking care of their interests first and foremost. Their pro-deal stance has never resulted in a neglect of the interests of their clients.’

The difference with other teams lies in the synergy that exists between its members. Partners like Asaf Jiménez have a doctrinal and highly technical knowledge of energy law and the administrative procedures that derive from it, which complements the great experience of Federico Santacruz and Jorge Oria. Its associates are diligent, attentive and ambitious, including names such as Alejandra Echevarría, Ana María Alpizar and Fernanda Ibargüengoitia.

Ritch has very good experience in oil and gas issues, they are the firm with whom we feel most comfortable working in that area.

Octavio Olivo and Luis Alonso Suárez have offered us their support in oil and gas transactions, and understand the way this type of company operates. The difference they have is their sensitivity to the market situation and the efficiency they have in putting together practical agreements that work for both parties.

Key clients

La Bufa Wind

Grupo Techint

Ainda Energía e Infraestructura

Canadian Solar

Blumex Power 1

Projects and infrastructure Tier 1

With over 40 years' project development experience between them, Federico Santacruz González and Jorge Oria co-head the imposing 21-strong practice at Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C., which excels, particularly in hydrocarbons and power-related projects, and acts for a mix of lender, project sponsor and fund/investor clients. The six-partner team also includes Gabriel del Valle, who focuses on cross-border financial transactions (particularly project finance, structured finance and capital markets), and Asaf Jimenez Adorno, who handles electricity sector M&A and finance. In recent highlights, the firm represented Canadian Solar on its sale of Recurrent Energy Mexico Development, the owner of a PPV project located in Aguascalientes that was awarded a PPA in CENACE's first long-term auction, to a Mexican subsidiary of BlackRock; the team had previously undertaken a $63.4m financing for the construction and development of the project. A strong second line is composed of energy and infrastructure-focused senior associates Laura Treviño and Alejandra Echevarría, along with project-finance practitioner Salvador Torres (currently in NYC - he was raised to senior in December 2019); and Santiago Zardain who arrived in early 2019 after four years at the CFE.

Real estate Tier 1

Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C. fields a highly reputable 21-strong real estate practice, led by seasoned market player Rodrigo Conesa, who participates in real estate financings, acquisitions and developments on behalf of both lenders and developers. Fellow partner Javier Domínguez Torrado mainly handles real estate operations and financing (involving debt and equity placements in Mexico and abroad, secured and unsecured financing, and mergers and acquisitions), while Ricardo Calderón specializes in domestic and cross border M&A and financing transactions in different sectors, representing both investors and financial institutions. Support comes from senior associates Gabriel Torres, Santiago Carrillo and Héctor Cárdenas. Headline work last year saw the firm act for FINSA and private equity fund Walton Street Capital on the $841m sale of a 74 building industrial real estate portfolio to Fibra Uno.

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Key clients

Walton Street Capital

FINSA

Fibra MTY

BBVA

HSBC Securities

CIM GROUP

Goldman Sachs & Co

Competition and antitrust Tier 2

Demonstrating ‘knowledge and security in all matters related to competition and antitrust law’, Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C.'s practice handles a mix of merger-clearance work and administrative cases before COFECE and IFETEL, as well as representing major clients in antitrust investigations and undertaking antitrust audits. Octavio Olivo Villa, an ‘impressive leader with a high level of professionalism’ according to some clients, heads the department which includes senior associates Marta Loubet, a rising star who is ‘always clear about the whole picture and the strategy'; and José Miguel Ortiz Otero. Also noted, former name partner and – since 2016 – senior counsel James E Ritch remains highly active as regards merger mandates. Recent matters include numerous merger control notifications, as well as administrative proceedings before COFECE, antitrust audits and representation in the investigation of alleged absolute monopolistic practices, among other matters.

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Testimonials

Throughout the process of reviewing our corporate policy, originally adequate for Brazilian legislation, for the Mexican situation, it was very productive to be accompanied by Ritch Mueller’s lawyers. Lawyers who understand what we would like to change in a document since – even with the Mexican legislation – we could not be too far from Brazilian laws so as to not create precedents within our group. The team always demonstrated knowledge and security for all matters related to competition and antitrust. After reviewing the policy, the training presentation was excellent, with accessible examples and an ease in answering questions asked by our officials.

We consider Octavio Olivo a lawyer who knows his subject very well. Marta Loubert is always in contact with us and keeps us informed of everything that is happening. We truly appreciate her availability and attention to her clients. In our case, the issue with COFECE is complicated since it involves bringing our JV partners and their offices into agreement – and one of the JV partners in particular has a number of “problems” with COFECE which impact us. Octavio has known how to be a great mediator, he gives us great peace of mind given his good relationship with COFECE and his strategy to resolve the issue.’

Their professionalism and customer service as well as their spirit of service. They always listen to our doubts and suggestions, and have proposals according to our interests. The day we arrived at the office we felt them to be part of the team. Apart from being extremely satisfied with the leadership and professionalism of Octavio Olivo, I would like to congratulate Marta Loubert who is always clear about the whole picture and the strategy, I congratulate her ability to communicate.

Environment Tier 2

The sturdy, multi-disciplinary environmental and social impact practice at Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C. comprises practice head Héctor A Garza (particularly noted for his social impact and indigenous consultation capabilities), along with a six-strong team of experienced associates - notably seniors Estuardo Anaya and Christian Rosales. The department, which is frequently praised for its ‘great knowledge’, particularly regarding ‘social issues related to the development of energy projects’, provides key support to its energy, infrastructure, real estate and corporate teams, particularly in transactional matters. Recent mandates include primarily the environmental aspects of refinancings, along with environmental and regulatory due diligence and impact assessment matters. matters.  Associates José Enrique Cruz Lozano and mid-2019 hire, Colombia-qualified María Fernandez Martínez Triviño (who has environmental experience in various jurisdictions), are both noted.

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Testimonials

Ritch, Mueller, Heather and Nicolau always answer calls immediately and give their opinions based on their own experiences. They work well with other legal teams, are cooperative, and always seek to add value; Hector Garza has been a key part in the development of our project and is always ready to support.’

The team from the environmental area of ​​Ritch, Mueller, Heather and Nicolau, seems almost exclusive to me, since almost no firm in Mexico has a team like this. Through this area, the client can be sure that the transaction or business he wants to do will be legally analysed from all legal and regulatory angles, and not just the specific analysis about the subject of the business.’

This team has great knowledge specifically in social issues related to the development of energy projects. Also, this team has very good relationships with authorities and Hector Garza is very knowledgeable and always provides sound advice.

Key clients

Citibanamex

Grupo México

Engie

Sabadell Bank

Bancomext

Energía Aljaval

BBVA Bancomer

Ainda, Energía e Infraestructura

Invex Infraestructura

Avant Energy

Tax Tier 2

Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C. stands out for its forceful capabilities in transactional tax advice and for its sharp focus on litigation, while also handling day-to-day matters and tax planning. Oscar A Lopez Velarde, who is praised for his ‘extensive knowledge and understanding’, acts for clients, mostly from the energy, real estate, M&A and capital markets sectors, in a full range of contentious procedures, including administrative appeals, mediation procedures, annulment trials and amparo lawsuits. He co-heads the 18 strong team of lawyers and accountants in conjunction with Santiago Llano Zapatero, who specializes in transfer pricing and tax planning. Key support comes from senior associate Juan José Paullada Eguirao, who excels as a tax litigator.

Testimonials

Oscar López Velarde has extensive knowledge and understanding, prestige and excellent availability’

They cover international matters, fiscal issues on updates and possible reforms, not only in Mexico but in the countries with which Mexico has a relationship. It has a team with extensive knowledge of legal and tax issues that is difficult to compare with other accounting or legal firms. I would say that it can only be compared with a few recognized firms in Mexico

Santiago Zapatero assisted me directly and was very kind

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 3

Name partner Thomas Heather leads the seven-strong practice at corporate heavyweight Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C.; a multifaceted practitioner long-known for his profile in bankruptcy matters, has been steadily growing his participation in arbitral matters for some years. Increasingly in demand as an arbitrator, he recently sat as an arbitrator in four LCIA arbitrations between Fermaca and the CFE regarding gas-pipeline systems in Mexico. Further partner level input comes from key practitioners Jorge Oria y Anaya, whose arbitral focus is primarily in relation to energy and infrastructure project matters. Senior associate Adriana Padilla, while not solely dedicated to arbitration, has over ten years' experience - particularly in CAM and ICC cases. A significant proportion of the practice group's caseload relates to renewables projects, hydrocarbons and other energy-sector matters. Notably, Heather is also highly active in the (non-arbitral) mediation of disputes. Since publication, Heather has moved to Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C. as of counsel, effective as of mid-January 2021.

Testimonials

This firm has advised us with great success in complex analysis of diverse documentation to issue useful legal opinions for decision-making in the resolution of disputes and conflicts between shareholders.

The promptness of their analyzes; their depth. Highlights: Thomas Heather.

Key clients

Vertex Private Equity

Compliance Tier 4

Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau, S.C. undertakes anti-corruption investigations, risk management and corporate governance for a wide range of industries, notably real estate, hydrocarbons, and banking and finance. Senior partner Thomas Heather has long had a relatively sub-rosa participation in anti-corruption, compliance and investigations-related matters, drafting key business chamber CCE's code of ethics and business integrity, for instance (which has come to be seen as a private sector 'agreed standard'); as well as conducting complex white-collar investigations, and developing anti-corruption policies and AML manuals, among other matters. Key support comes from senior associate Marta Loubet – an antitrust specialist whose practice includes regulatory matters. However, the team suffered a significant loss with the departure of former practice co-head Luis Danton Martinez Corres, who left to open his own specialist boutique, Litigio Estratégico y Compliance, S.C., in September 2020. Furhtermore, since publication, Heather has moved to Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C.  as of counsel, effective as of mid-January 2021.

Ritch Mueller is a top tier firm that strives to achieve results that exceed expectations. We are committed to providing sophisticated legal advice and add value to our clients by delivering high quality legal products and services. We represent domestic and international clients in respect to their business transactions in Mexico, working hand in hand with them in structuring and implementing solutions that meet each of their needs, and measuring our success based on their satisfaction. Our professional team has studied in the most recognized universities in Mexico, US and Europe,  and the majority have postgraduate studies and working experience in reputable law firms abroad.

Areas of practice
Arbitration and dispute resolution:  Our firm has developed a solid reputation in the field of institutional and ad-hoc mediation and arbitration. We have extensive experience in disputes relating to in­frastructure and energy project finance, as well as in other sectors such as real estate, financial, commercial, M&A, retail and corporate matters. Our lawyers are active members of the most prestigious national and international institutions and associations relating to arbitration. The name partner who heads this practice is a member and co-founder of the Mexican Mediation Institute, and has acted as arbiter, presiding over international panels.

Aviation: Our firm has significant experience and proven exper­tise in all aspects of aviation law. We advise clients in the development of Mexican airport infrastructure and in the pursuit of corporate strategies in this sector and deliver advice for the financing of aircraft objects and space assets. We represent airport developers and operators, aircraft and helicopter manufacturers, engine companies, airlines, satellite launch companies and satellite operators, as well as aircraft lessors, export credit agencies and financial institutions.

Banking and finance:  Our firm represents Mexican, international and multilateral banks, as well as other financial intermediaries in secured and un­secured, non-recourse (asset-backed), bilateral and syndicated lending transactions of different levels of complexity involving Mexican obligors or assets. Our steady presence in the market has allowed us to participate in all phases of the credit cycle, including origination in bull markets as well as restructuring in the context of regional or global crises. We have advised the majority of foreign financial institutions that have established subsidiaries in Mexico, in their authorization processes. Our bank­ing and finance team also advises international and domestic banks, as well as industry organisations such as ISDA and the Mexican Banking Association in their derivatives work in Mexico.

Capital markets: Our firm constantly represents international and local broker dealers and investment banks as well as issuers in private and public offerings of debt and equity secu­rities by Mexican issuers in the international markets. Our domestic expertise covers equity, debt and structured securities offerings, including asset-backed securities, CKDs, CERPIs, FIBRAS-E (MLPs), real es­tate FIBRAS (REITs) and bank capitalisation notes. We also specialise in the establishment and operation of investment funds, as well as in the registration of non-Mexican issuers in the Mexican market and have advised non-Mexican issuers in respect of the offering of non-Mexican securities in Mexico.

Compliance, anti-corruption and investigations: Our firm advises Mexican and multinational clients with respect to sensitive and relevant issues, participat­ing in the development of their Compliance Programs to assist in mitigating risks effectively, as well as in criti­cal crisis response issues, including high stake inves­tigations and the representation of our clients before enforcement agencies and courts.

Competition and antitrust: Our firm provides advice on the concepts, regulations and procedures associated with merger clearance and merger control issues (such as gun jumping cases and investigations for illegal concentrations) and investiga­tions for abuse of dominance, cartels (including ap­plications to leniency programs), barriers to entry and essential inputs. We also advise clients on the de­sign and implementation of antitrust and competition due diligence and compliance programs. We are particularly active in all aspects of the merger clearance procedure of complex transactions.

Energy and infrastructure projects:  Our firm represents national and international lenders, investors, developers and contractors in connection with the financing, development and implementation of energy and infrastructure projects, including, among others, power (renewables and conventional), oil and gas (upstream, midstream and downstream), roads, water treatment, airports and ports. Our repre­sentation includes all stages of the projects, including project financing, bidding processes, project development, equity investment and divestiture, due diligence, regulatory matters, permitting, land and rights of way, offtake agreements, engineering, procurement, con­struction, operation, maintenance and other related agreements.

Environmental and social impact:  Our environmental and social impact group is fully integrated with all other practice areas. Our services are fo­cused on environmental, regulatory and sociocultural aspects of energy, industrial, infrastructure and real estate projects, including administrative filings with federal, state, and municipal authorities, environmental impact, environmental due diligence, rulemaking, sociocultural impact assessment, prior consultation, wastes, national waters, emissions to the atmosphere, interpretation of environmental zoning and urban development zoning plans, federal maritime zone, climate change, management of filings to obtain authorizations, permits, and registrations for energy projects, pollution of water, soil, and air.

Mergers and acquisitions: Our firm advises purchasers and sellers (including lo­cal and international private equity firms) in mergers and acquisitions involving publicly traded and private companies in Mexico as well as in respect of sales of cash flow generating assets located in Mexico. We have structured and implemented transactions of vary­ing degrees of complexity (including public tender of­fers, corporate reorganisations and combinations and leveraged acquisitions) involving companies engaged in a wide variety of activities as well as different types of infrastructure assets located throughout Mexico.

Real estate: Our firm represents developers, lenders and private equity investors in connection with real estate projects involving all asset classes. We have vast experi­ence representing real estate investment trusts in their equity and debt investments in Mexico and is familiar with the various tax and regulatory issues that arise in connection with such investments. We are actively involved in the formation of private and public real es­tate funds in Mexico.

Restructurings and insolvency: Our firm has been a leader in major corporate restruc­turings, having participated in some of the largest and most complex national and cross-border restructurings and insolvencies that have arisen in Mexico. We have successfully reorganised businesses in the fields of aviation, satellite communications, housing and real es­tate development, industrial production and telecom­munications, dealing with complex antitrust, derivatives and complex financial structures. The partner who heads this practice has participated as conciliator (conciliador), bankruptcy trustee (síndico) and government appointed commissioner in over twenty of the largest bankruptcy proceedings in Mexico, successfully reaching agreements with the majority of the creditors, achieving the preservation of the relevant business. 

 Tax: Our firm has a multidisciplinary tax practice that pro­vides targeted advice in transactions within all other practice areas. We are active in projects seeking tax efficient solutions within the confines of regula­tory compliance and in line with recent Mexican court precedents. We also participate in tax diligence in the context of mergers and acquisitions, transfer pricing analysis, and the review of tax implications of financial models, as well as in audit procedures and tax litigation.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Arbitration and Mediation Thomas S. Heather theather@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7054
Aviation Federico Santacruz González fsantacruz@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7052
Aviation Octavio Olivo Villa oolivo@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7040
Banking and Finance Jean Paul Farah Chajín jpfarah@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7033
Banking and Finance Pablo Perezalonso Eguía pperezalonso@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7050
Banking and Finance José Berrueta Ochoa jberrueta@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7017
Banking and Finance Gabriel Robles Beistegui grobles@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7089
Capital Markets Luis A. Nicolau lnicolau@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7027
Capital Markets Gabriel del Valle Mendiola gdelvalle@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7097
Capital Markets Carlos F. Obregón Rojo cobregon@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7042
Capital Markets José Berrueta Ochoa jberrueta@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7017
Capital Markets Gabriel Robles Beistegui grobles@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7089
Compliance, Anti-Corruption and Investigations Thomas S. Heather theather@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7054
Competition and Antitrust Octavio Olivo Villa oolivo@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7040
Competition and Antitrust James E. Ritch jritch@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7057
Energy and Infrastructure Projects Federico Santacruz González fsantacruz@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7052
Energy and Infrastructure Projects Jorge Oria y Anaya joria@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7079
Energy and Infrastructure Projects Thomas Mueller-Gastell tmueller@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7045
Energy and Infrastructure Projects Gabriel del Valle Mendiola gdelvalle@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7097
Energy and Infrastructure Projects Asaf Jiménez Adorno ajimenez@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7081
Energy and Infrastructure Projects Alejandra Echeverría González aecheverria@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7051
Environmental and Social Impact Héctor A. Garza Cervera hgarza@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7065
M&A Carlos F. Obregón Rojo cobregon@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7042
M&A Luis A. Nicolau lnicolau@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7027
M&A Ricardo Calderón Mendoza rcalderon@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7049
M&A Eduardo Triulzi Garciadiego etriulzi@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7064
Real Estate Rodrigo Conesa Labastida rconesa@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7029
Real Estate Javier Domínguez Torrado jdominguez@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7039
Real Estate Ricardo Calderón Mendoza rcalderon@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7049
Restructurings and Insolvency Thomas S. Heather theather@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7054
Tax Oscar A. López Velarde olopezvelarde@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7030
Tax Santiago Llano Zapatero sllano@ritch.com.mx +52 (55) 9178 7009
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Gabriel Beistegui photo Mr Gabriel Beistegui Parnter
Mr José Berrueta Ochoa  photo Mr José Berrueta Ochoa Partner
Mr Ricardo Calderón Mendoza  photo Mr Ricardo Calderón Mendoza Partner
Mr Rodrigo Conesa Labastida  photo Mr Rodrigo Conesa Labastida Partner
Mr Javier Domínguez Torrado  photo Mr Javier Domínguez Torrado Partner.
Miss Alejandra Echeverría González   photo Miss Alejandra Echeverría González  Partner
Mr Jean Paul Farah Chajín  photo Mr Jean Paul Farah Chajín Partner
Mr Héctor A. Garza Cervera  photo Mr Héctor A. Garza Cervera Partner
Mr Asaf Jimenez Adorno  photo Mr Asaf Jimenez Adorno Partner
Mr Santiago Llano Zapatero  photo Mr Santiago Llano Zapatero Partner
Mr Oscar A. Lopez Velarde  photo Mr Oscar A. Lopez Velarde Partner
Mr Thomas Mueller-Gastell  photo Mr Thomas Mueller-Gastell Partner.
Mr Luis A. Nicolau Gutiérrez  photo Mr Luis A. Nicolau Gutiérrez Partner.
Mr Carlos F. Obregón Rojo  photo Mr Carlos F. Obregón Rojo Partner.
Mr Octavio Olivo Villa  photo Mr Octavio Olivo Villa Partner.
Mr Jorge Oria y Anaya  photo Mr Jorge Oria y Anaya Partner
Mr Pablo Perezalonso photo Mr Pablo Perezalonso Partner
Mr Federico Santacruz González  photo Mr Federico Santacruz González Partner
Mr Eduardo Triulzi Garciadiego  photo Mr Eduardo Triulzi Garciadiego Partner
Mr Gabriel del Valle Mendiola  photo Mr Gabriel del Valle Mendiola Managing Partner
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Counsel : 1
Other fee earners : 86
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