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Greenberg Traurig, S.C.
PASEO DE LA REFORMA NO. 265 PH1
COLONIA CUAUHTÉMOC
MÉXICO CITY, D.F. C.P. 06500
Mexico

Work Department

Corporate

Position

Shareholder

Career

Luis Cortes focuses his practice on commercial, corporate, and financial law. Luis represents both domestic and international clients in cross-border transactions, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, EPC contracts, FIDIC contracts, compliance and vessel financing.

Concentrations
Mergers and acquisitions
Project finance
Infrastructure

Capabilities
Corporate
Latin America Practice

Admission to Practice
Mexico
New York

Languages

Spanish, Native
English, Fluent
German, Fluent

Memberships

  • Member, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Mexico City Alumni Committee, 2015-Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Universidad Iberoamericana, 2009-2012
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association

Education

  • LL.M., with honors, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, 2013
    • Dean’s List
  • Law Degree, with honors, Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico, 2011

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Corporate and M&A

Led by office managing partner José Raz Guzmán, a finance and corporate expert, Greenberg Traurig, S.C.‘s experienced Mexican corporate practice sits within a firm with a remarkable international reach; indeed, the sizeable team frequently works in conjunction with colleagues from the firm’s Miami and New York offices (in particular), and is regularly sought out by public and privately held companies to handle cross-border mandates, corporate restructurings, private equity and venture capital investments, as well as joint ventures. Bringing their expertise to the practice group are key figures: Miguel Yturbe Redo (M&A, general corporate and financings); seasoned practitioner Juan Manuel González Bernal; José Antonio Butrón, who is experienced in project finance; Carlos Garduño (M&A, securities, corporate and project finance); and ‘rockstar’ practitioner Luis Cortés (corporate and TMT). Associates Gabriela Palomino (real estate and infrastructure) and Rocío Olea Salgado (corporate and competition), provide key, second-line support.

Mexico > TMT

Greenberg Traurig, S.C. has notably seized on the momentum generated by the 2018 arrival of practice-head Edgar Olvera Jiménez, bolstering its TMT offering, which was already active in transactional matters, to increase its participation on regulatory mandates. Olvera, who garners praise from clients for always being ‘one step ahead of everyone else’, is a former Undersecretary of Communications for the Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transportation. He leads an eight-strong practice group, which of late has handled infrastructure deployment projects, regulatory matters and permits before the IFT, negotiations to obtain contracts with the CFE, cable and satellite television-network regulatory analysis, advice on cable services, pay-per-view and/or OTT platforms, as well as regulatory and corporate advice to operate as Mobile Virtual Operators (MVOs) in Mexico. Fellow partners Miguel Yturbe and Luis Cortés both have a strong telecoms aspect to their practices, while Carmina Mogollón is firmly focused on global data protection and privacy issues.