Alejandro Luna > Santamarina y Steta > Mexico City, Mexico > Lawyer Profile

Santamarina y Steta
CAMPOS ELISEOS 345, FLOORS 2, 3 AND 11
COL. CHAPULTEPEC POLANCO
11560 MEXICO, D.F.
Mexico
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Work Department

Corporate, Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures, International Trade and Antidumping, Health and Life Sciences and Immigration.

Position

Partner

Career

Alejandro has 20+ years of professional experience. He has advised national and international clients, mainly from the manufacturing, pharmaceutical, medical device, food and retail industries, in the effective design of strategies for import and supply chains, mergers and acquisitions, as well as in manufacturing programs, customs consultations, import and export strategies of products, among others.

He has also advised clients on corporate governance and compliance issues, implementing anti-corruption, money laundering and data privacy programs and policies, FCPA investigations, as well as providing trainings on such matters.

Languages

Spanish, English

Memberships

Mexican Association of Sanitary Rights and Regulations (Asociación Mexicana de Derecho y Regulación Sanitaria – AMDERSA)

International Bar Association (IBA)

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Employment Law Alliance (ELA)

Education

JD 
1995, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de Mexico, Mexico 

LL.M in International Business Law
1996, King’s College London, University of London, England

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Life sciences

Highly regarded for its ‘specific knowledge of the functioning of regulatory authorities’, Santamarina y Steta‘s life sciences practice is a popular choice for clients from the pharmaceutical, medical devices, cosmetic, seed, fertiliser, plant nutrients and food industries, for its expertise on compliance with applicable Mexican law, regulations and standards. Administrative litigation, corporate transactions and international trade and commerce matters related to the life sciences sector also feature in the department’s workload. Boasting significant skills assisting companies with compliance and regulatory advice, Alejandro Luna leads the department, closely supported by mid-level associate Mariana Larrea.

Mexico > International trade and customs

The ‘highly qualified team’ at Santamarina y Steta continues to strengthen its presence in the international trade and customs sphere, thanks to its powerful skills handling a broad range of matters, particularly regarding the structuring of operations in line with customs obligations, FTAs, IMMEX (the maquiladora system), tariff and non-tariff matters, taxation, anti-dumping, verification-of-origin procedures, and associated disputes. Experienced partners Alejandro Luna and Ernesto Duhne head the department, which has earned a good reputation among multinational companies in the automotive, health, technology, aerospace, marine, pharmaceutical, retail and agro-industrial sectors. Associate Michel Zelaya, who has a ‘good handling of complex issues’, is another key asset of the practice.