Mr Rafael Villamar-Ramos > 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
Rafael Villamar-Ramos photo

Work Department

Real Estate, Infrastructure and Hospitality.

Position

Partner

Career

Rafael is the Managing Partner for our Monterrey Office. Also, he heads the firm’s Real Estate, Infrastructure, and Hospitality practice. He has more than twenty-one years of experience advising local and international clients in real estate transactions, including acquisitions, leases, and construction contracts for commercial, housing, industrial, hospitality and retail projects. Prior to joining Sánchez Devanny, Rafael was a partner at an international law firm.  He is fluent in English and Spanish.

Languages

Spanish, English.

Memberships

  • Barra Mexicana de Abogados – Monterrey Division.
  • International Bar Association.

Education

  • Master of Laws (LL.M.). University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois, USA (1997).
  • Law Degree. Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico (1994).

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Real estate

The incorporation of Diego Gómez Haro, formerly head of legal for Mexico real estate at Blackstone Group back in July 2018, has clearly boosted Sánchez Devanny‘s practice, allowing the firm to strengthen its presence in Mexico City, from where he operates. Very prominent in, among other areas, syndication, restructures, portfolio acquisitions, financing, equity investments, joint venture incorporation or asset divestiture, he co-heads the department with Monterrey-based managing partner Rafael Villamar-Ramos, a reputed market player with substantial experience in industrial, commercial and housing real estate acquisition and leasing transactions. The eight-strong team also includes key practitioner Alfredo Villareal, who is appreciated for being ‘flexible to the customers’ demands, receptive to feedback, and very empathetic at the time of negotiation’.