Mr Francisco Andres Gamez-Garza > Sánchez Devanny > Monterrey, Mexico > Lawyer Profile

Sánchez Devanny

Work Department

  • Corporate and M&A
  • Corporate and Project Finance
  • Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental
  • Member of the Automotive Industry Practice




Andres has more than 19 years of  experience advising clients in corporate, mergers and acquisitions, general financing, joint ventures, due diligence, business structuring, divestitures, sales, spin-offs, dissolution, company liquidation, and real estate transactions.  He has also helped to set up and oversee operations in Mexico for local and multinational clients. Additionally, Andrés has broad experience in the mining, energy and environmental sector, including environmental permitting. His financing experience includes advising financial institutions and companies in structuring and securing financing transactions. Before joining Sánchez Devanny, he was a lawyer at CEMEX, where he advised on several strategic operations and special projects, including the company’s day-to-day corporate legal needs. Andrés is fluent in English and Spanish.


  • Spanish
  • English


  • Phi Delta Phi, Santos Theriot Inn, Monterrey, N.L.; American Bar Association; Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. IBA


  • Masters in Private Law. Universidad Regiomontana, A.C., Monterrey, N.L., Mexico (2004).
  • Law Degree. Universidad de Monterrey, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico (1999).

Lawyer Rankings

Mexico > Banking and finance

In recent years, Sánchez Devanny‘s banking and finance practice has increasingly focused on advising Mexican and foreign banks on cross border loans and securities in Mexico, along with syndicated multi-jurisdictional loans and bonds issuances, as well as continuing to advise clients on fund formation. The firm’s June-2022 hire of Mexico City-based finance and capital markets specialist José Berrueta -formerly at Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau, S.C.– will undoubtedly assist the practice to make further in-roads into these areas. He joins a group that is co-led from Monterrey and Querétaro and which has particular expertise in the automotive industry (particularly the representation of borrowers and their subsidiaries in Mexico). Practice co-heads Ernesto Silvas (who has a focus on acquisition-finance), and Francisco Andres Gamez-Garza are based in Monterrey; while real estate specialist, Diego Gómez-Haro, operates from Querétaro. At senior associate level, Monterrey-based Jaime Moreno-Treviño brings additional key expertise.

Mexico > Corporate and M&A

Boasting a strong national footprint which includes offices in Mexico City, Monterrey and Querétaro, Sánchez Devanny assists a roster of international and domestic clients with M&A transactions, joint ventures and corporate governance matters; it is also particularly skilled at implementing investment structures – mainly for foreign companies looking to initiate or expand their businesses in Mexico. Key contacts in Monterrey include Francisco Andrés Gamez-Garza, who has broad expertise in the automotive, general manufacturing and appliances sectors; corporate governance and regulatory expert Humberto Morales-Barrón; and senior associates Oscar Quiroz and Jaime Israel Moreno. Operating from Mexico City, Jose Antonio Postigo-Uribe has more than two decades’ M&A and transactional experience under his belt and particular knowledge of the energy sector. He is closely supported by senior associate Marisol González-Echevarría. In a significant June-2022 hire, the firm incorporated finance and capital markets specialist José Berrueta – formerly at Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau, S.C. – who will undoubtedly assist the firm make further in-roads into the financing aspects of the practice.