Ms Cristina Sanchez-Vebber > Sánchez Devanny > Mexico City, Mexico > Lawyer Profile

Sánchez Devanny
PASEO DE LAS PALMAS 525, PISO 6
COL. LOMAS DE CHAPULTEPEC
CIUDAD DE MÉXICO 11000
Mexico
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Work Department

Corporate and M&A; Antitrust, Member of the Automotive Industry Practice.

Position

Partner

Career

 

Cristina has 26 years of experience providing service to clients. She has 17 years of experience in the legal industry, with a focus on corporate transactional practice.

Cristina provides legal guidance and advice to foreigners entering Mexico to do business as well as assistance to clients that already have Mexican operations that they wish to expand. She also helps clients coordinate their operations with other jurisdictions and provides day-to day legal advice.

She strives to understand the needs of each foreign client and advises on practical legal solutions to meet those needs and resolve their legal issues.  She provides legal advice in the establishment and legal implementation of business strategies by coordinating different areas of law, such as tax, labor and foreign trade, to offer a complete solution that can be implemented to meet the client’s needs as a whole.  She also provides legal advice on day-to-day operations, from contract review to restructuring operations.

In antitrust matters, she has advised companies in merger control filings, as well as cartel investigations, and whistle blower policy. She has also advised clients on internal pricing policies, information sharing, relationships with distributors and competitors, and other issues.

Languages

Spanish, English.

Memberships

  • American Chamber of Mexico A.C.
  • State Capital Group

Education

  • Law Degree. Universidad Iberoamericana A.C., Mexico City (2003).
  • Bachelor of Arts, Humanistic Studies. Saint Mary’s College, South Bend, Indiana, U.S.A. (1989).

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Corporate and M&A

Operating from its offices in Mexico City, Monterrey and Querétaro, the practice at Sánchez Devanny is over 30-strong and handles a broad range of work, including advice on joint ventures, M&A, corporate governance and compliance. Key partners include Francisco Andres Gamez-Garza (corporate, M&A financings, joint ventures and compliance due diligence), Cristina Sanchez-Vebber (corporate M&A and competition law), Ernesto Silvas, who is very experienced in cross-border transactional matters; and Jose Antonio Postigo-Uribe (head of the corporate and M&A practice in Mexico City, where he is also office managing partner); while in Monterrey Gerardo Prado-Hernandez (M&A, commercial transactions, day-to-day advisory and contracts) and office managing partner Humberto Morales-Barron, who is also head of the corporate governance and regulatory compliance practice. Ongoing matters include advising Medtronic on its MXN$173m acquisition of certain business lines (concerned with coronary health) from Artimédica; the team also remains particularly active in the automotive sector, long a strength of the firm.