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Galicia Abogados S.C.
MEXICO, D.F. 11000

Mexico > Banking and finance Tier 1

Local and international lender and borrower clients entrust the ‘leading’ practice at Galicia Abogados S.C. with a host of banking and finance-related matters, including cross-border syndicated transactions, acquisition finance, sub-sovereign financing, real estate financings and regulatory work. The group operates from offices in both Mexico City and Monterrey, and counsels big-name banks and lenders, including Barclays, Bank of America and JP Morgan; in addition, corporations from industries such as food & beverages, energy, transportation and real estate regularly feature on its client roster. Team members are lauded for their ability to ‘adapt to the needs of the client’, and for their ‘outstanding communication and knowledge’ of the sphere. An experienced trio co-lead the practice: Arturo Perdomo combines great experience in traditional transactional and regulatory work with fintech expertise; Guillermo Pérez Santiago (‘business oriented, proactive and up to date), specialises in finance and capital markets; and insurance practice head Humberto Pérez Rocha. In the Monterrey office, Rosemarie McLaren specialises in local and cross-border, bilateral and syndicated loans; while Rodrigo Rivera deals with corporate, real estate and project financing. Senior associate Lili Abascal handles public financing matters.

Practice head(s):

Arturo Perdomo; Guillermo Pérez Santiago; Humberto Perez Rocha


The attention we have received from the entire team has been exceptional. They stand out for their communication, monitoring of issues and knowledge.

Arturo Perdomo is always striving for improvement.

Galicia provides an impeccable service, and is strong in not only banking and finance but capital markets, corporate and M&A, antitrust and others, which gives it an edge over a boutique firm.

Guillermo Pérez Santiago is business-oriented, proactive and up to date.

The lawyers adapt perfectly to the client’s requirements on costs and timescales.

Key clients




Bank of America

Credit Suisse


JP Morgan





Morgan Stanley






MUFG (Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi)


BNP Paribas

Credit Agricole

Nacional Financiera

Goldman Sachs


Ficade, SOFOM (Promecap)



Arca Continental

Grupo Bimbo




Bank of Nova Scotia

Bank of America Mexico

Work highlights

  • Assisted a consortium of banks with a €500m syndicated loan agreement.
  • Assisted a consortium of banks, as lenders, with a $1.54bn senior unsecured revolving credit facility ((granted to the CFE)).  
  • Assisted Victory Park Capital Advisors, as lenders, with a $100m senior secured loan.

Mexico > Capital markets Tier 1

The ‘first-rate’ capital markets practice at heavyweight Mexican firm Galicia Abogados S.C. offers the full range of counsel on domestic and international capital markets transactions, with notable experience in project bonds, international debt offerings, IPOs and follow-on offerings, local debt transactions, public M&A transactions, asset securitisation and other structured products. The ‘business-oriented, proactive and up-to-date’ team advises both issuers and underwriters; clients appreciate the firm’s strength in other practice areas such as banking and finance and corporate and M&A, in addition to the ‘impeccable service’ it provides. The ‘outstanding’ Guillermo Pérez Santiago co-heads the practice along with the experienced Maurice Berkman. Partner Carlos Obregón Rojo joined from Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau, S.C. in June 2022, and María Ángeles Padilla - who focuses on debt and equity offerings and securities regulations - was promoted to the partnership in January 2023. Former senior associate José Alejandro Cortés moved in house in April 2023.

Practice head(s):

Guillermo Pérez Santiago; Maurice Berkman


The firm offers a first-rate practice in capital markets transactions and matters that complements its banking and finance practice very well; it is modern, pragmatic, efficient and cost-effective.

The Galicia team stands out for its skill at managing transactions and explaining complex concepts in a simple way.

Key clients

Coca-Cola FEMSA

Nacional Financiera

Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior (BANCOMEXT)

AC Bebidas

RLH Properties

Grupo Sordo Madaleno

Tenedora de Cines (Cinepolis)



Grupo Lamosa



Grupo Herdez

Grupo Palacio de Hierro

Grupo Profuturo

Fibra Plus (Mexican REIT)

Afore Profuturo

Grupo Vasconia

CEGE Capital

GIC Special Investments Pte

Abertis Infraestructuras

BBVA México, Institución de Banca Múltiple, Grupo Financiero BBVA México

Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE)


Aeroenlaces Nacionales

Megacable Holdings

Hoteles City Express

Orbia Advance Corporation

Tanner Servicios Financieros

BofA Securities

Citigroup Global Markets

Goldman Sachs

Banco BTG Pactual

Barclays Capital

Santander Investment Securities

Scotia Capital (USA)

BBVA Securities

JP Morgan Securities

Mizuho Securities USA

Credit Suisse México

Morgan Stanley

SMBC Nikko Securities America

BNP Paribas Securities Corp.

Credit Agricole Securities (USA)

Work highlights

  • Advised Arca Continental on the shelf registration of long-term notes for MXN$15bn.
  • Assisted Aeroenlaces Nacionales (VivaAerobus) with the establishment of a new programme and the first public offering of sustainability-linked long-term notes.
  • Advised Grupo Herdez and the underwriters on the company’s first sustainable link bond for a total value of MXN$3bn.

Mexico > Competition and antitrust Tier 1

Galicia Abogados S.C.’s ‘top-notch’ practice is a key component of its overall offering to major companies undertaking deals at the very top of the corporate market in Mexico. The group includes not only dedicated professionals in the competition and antitrust field but also experts in a variety of the country’s major industries, giving the team a robust offering when it comes to navigating the respective regulatory challenges in different sectors, as well as counsel experienced in dealing with the competition authority. The practice is led by co-managing partner of the firm Christian Lippert, one of the best known experts in this area in Mexico. Fellow practice co-head Carlos Chávez is also a recognised antitrust expert in the market; he advises a number of major companies on day-to-day compliance, and has an especially strong client base in the telecoms sector. The practice also houses one of the market’s next generation partners in Juan Carlos Burgos; in recent years he has regularly come up against the competition authority in some of its most significant sectoral-investigations. Counsel Gerardo Rodríguez supports on complex merger control applications, while senior associate Maite Celorio strengthens the practice group’s regulatory offering.

Practice head(s):

Christian Lippert; Carlos Chávez


The practice is top notch, I have remained a client for several years.

In addition to knowing their area of expertise well, they are very business-oriented and very practical lawyers.

Internal lawyers need to have solid knowledge in economic competition matters, know the profile of the firm’s team, if some of them have public experience in the matter, if they have credibility both with the economic competition agency and in the market itself – that is, whether they’re respected by their competitors – and, finally, who their customers have been and are. Galicia is not comparable to the rest of the law firms because it has a unique profile and its results consistently exceed expectations. Galicia’s main quality is that when faced with complex situations they are flexible and seek and find innovative solutions.

They are true business partners. When I refer to the term business partners, I do it from my position as an in-house lawyer, knowing that the firm is an extension of my team and I consider myself a business facilitator, so it is critical and essential that the firm’s team know in detail the business and have the ability and business approach without neglecting the assurance of compliance with the legislation and their ethical behavior. Its main distinction from its competitors is that, being one of the best law firms in the field that consistently achieves success, its members maintain a discreet, simple and humble profile. Humility being the one that allows them to continue evolving firmly. Christian Lippert and Juan Carlos Burgos form an excellent team.

Key clients

Grupo México

Banco Nacional de México

Grupo Sordo Madaleno

Organización Soriana

Vertex Real Estate

ContourGlobal Management

AT&T México


Canadian Solar

Elanco Animal Health

COFRA Holdings (C&A)

Equinox Gold

Smurfit Kappa

SSA Mexico

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton

BestDay Travel Group



Work highlights

  • Advising Univision on the transaction agreement in which it will incorporate Televisa’s content and media assets.
  • Represented Grupo Lamosa in its acquisition of the Mexican company Fanosa.
  • Assisting Organización Soriana with its challenge through amparo proceedings to the resolution issued by COFECE as a result of the purchase of Controladora Comercial Mexicana’s business.

Mexico > Corporate and M&A Tier 1

The ‘outstanding’ corporate team at Galicia Abogados S.C. boasts an impressive track record in the corporate and M&A space. Domestic and cross-border M&A, private equity and strategic investments, joint ventures, buyouts, divestments, and spin-offs are notable strengths. Infrastructure, real estate, energy, financial services, retail, hospitality and telecoms are particular sectors of expertise. Recent headline matters include advising KPS Capital Partners on the $767.4m acquisition of a majority interest in a newly incorporated entity which will hold the primary products division of Tate & Lyle (among other assets); and representing loyalty program operator PLM Premier in the $558m sale by Aimia of its 48.9% equity stake to Aeromexico. The group is co-directed by José Visoso, whose practice centres on M&A, financings and real estate mandates; and Ignacio Pesqueira, who is primarily dedicated to advising private equity funds and companies with capital raising and other corporate finance matters; the pair are also the firm’s co-managing partners. The corporate bench also includes name partner and veteran corporate practitioner Manuel Galicia; Christian Lippert, who in addition to handling M&A, has particular antitrust and compliance expertise; Héctor Kuri, who has niche experience advising on mining transactions; Ramiro Sandoval, in turn noted for his work on real estate mandates; and the ‘first classRicardo García, who has a notable focus on tech and e-commerce transactions. The group was further strengthened with the notable lateral hire of former Ritch, Mueller y Nicolau, S.C. corporate practice c0-head Carlos Obregón Rojo in August 2022. At associate level, a strong bench of transactional and corporate all-rounders includes seniors Roxana Schäfer, ‘emerging talentMaría Fernanda Luna, Mariana Islas, Florent Patoret and Ximena Armengol. In an additional innovative step, the firm has also recruited Enrique Argüello – formerly in-house at Telefónica – as the firm’s own general counsel, effective as of November 2022. Since publication, Patoret has been raised to the parntership - effective as of December 2023.

Practice head(s):

José Visoso; Ignacio Pesqueira


‘Galicia is outstanding in M&A and corporate law. It is a firm that has been ahead of others, not only in terms of technology, inclusion and diversity, but also in its management style. Partners allow new talent to grow and give them trust from the start. They have the flexibility to adapt to the client’s requirements regarding the structuring of quotes. They also have the flexibility to seek and find solutions to complex problems.’

‘The lawyers are technically very competitive and they have good experience. They are fully available to customers. It is a firm that is characterised by having highly professional members and at the same time true business partners. They ensure that the project complies with the legislation at all times. Ricardo García is first class and María Fernanda Luna is an emerging talent who will undoubtedly be among the best in a short time.’

‘Extraordinary communication and networking skills. Partners are very concerned about the development of their teams, about closing gender gaps, promoting equity and promoting sustainability. They serve clients from a wide range of industries and of very different dimensions in terms of size and billing. They are sensitive to the needs of their customers.’

Key clients


Abertis Infraestructuras

Advent International



Balam Fund

Banco de Sabadell

Banco de Santander




Bunge Comercial

COFRA Holding

CHPAF Holdings





China Construction


Club Premier Aeromexico




EDPR Mexico

EDP Renováveis

EMX Royalty Corporation

Equinox Gold Corp



Global Infrastructure Partners

Grupo México

GIC Special Investments

Grupo Sordo Madaleno

Grupo Azucarero Mexico

Grupo Modelo





KPS Capital Partners

Leagold Mining Corporation

Macquarie Capital

Northgate Capital


Organización Soriana


Profuturo GNP


PLM Premier

RLH Properties



Smurfit Kappa

Silver Wheaton Corporation

Synlab International GmBh



Tokyo Gas America


Victory Park

Vertex Real Estate

Warburg Pincus LLC

Westfalia Fruit

Work highlights

  • Represented Global Infrastructure Partners in its acquisition of Atlas Renewable Energy, a clean energy platform focused on the development, construction, and operation of solar and wind power projects.
  • Advised Grupo Bimbo in relation to its agreement to sell its confectionery business, “Ricolino”, to Mondelēz International, Inc. (“Mondelēz”) for a value of $1.3bn.
  • Advised KPS Capital Partners on its acquisition of a majority interest in a newly incorporated entity.

Mexico > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 1

Galicia Abogados S.C.'s broad litigation offering encompasses administrative, civil and commercial matters, with the 18-strong team valued by clients for providing ‘a combination of lawyers with extensive experience supported by young lawyers but who have received specific training related to litigation’. The practice is a key branch of the firm’s counsel in various sectors and practice areas, and is regarded as a strong choice across administrative, regulatory and constitutional litigation. These have been particularly active areas during the López Obrador administration with clients coming up against the government’s reticence as regards the private sector. The practice group's offering on civil and commercial mandates has also proved robust and has notable experience across the financial, banking, class action, oil and gas sectors, along with federal and state appellate cases. The departmnet is co-led by Rodrigo Zamora, ‘a benchmark in the field due to his great capacity and knowledge’, and Cecilla Azar, who has extensive experience in major cross-border contentious matters. Daniel Amézquita is the main contact on the administrative litigation side and has overseen the substantial recent client growth in that area. Senior associates Iván Valdespino and Gilda Velázquez provide key support to Amézquita, while José Antonio Casas and Diego Manzano are more involved on the commercial litigation side.

Practice head(s):

Cecilia Azar; Rodrigo Zamora; Daniel Amezquita


Each individual lawyer at Galicia produces results and this generates advantages and benefits across the range of practices, specialisations and negotiation capabilities. The best description of the results is that I systematically call them for everything and they always resolve the issue well.

They combine competence with honesty, which is rare. Special mention to Cecila Azar and Iván Valdespino.

The litigation teams must have experts on the issues that are the subject of controversy, this will allow the strategy and the correct use of the laws to result in a positive outcome. Additionally, their way of operating and follow-up helps to achieve favourable results in any contest.

Rodrigo Zamora stands out at this office.

The team is diverse, having a combination of lawyers with extensive experience supported by young lawyers but who have received specific training related to litigation and arbitration at the most important universities in the world. Exceptional facilities with meeting rooms ready to even hold arbitration hearings, with adequate technology to carry out their activities.

Rodrigo Zamora is a benchmark in the field due to his great capacity and knowledge, he establishes clear strategies that permeate the rest of the team, including his clients, a born questioner and exceptional communication and strategy skills.

Santiago Oñate is a young lawyer with a transcendental academic training, but who also implements it relentlessly in the defence of his clients, his argumentation is vertical and clear. His work is highly reliable and outstanding, in addition to being an exceptional interrogator.

They get into the matter a lot, they get involved with the experts for expert evidence, they always have everything super fresh.

Key clients

KfW| IPEX-Bank

Organización Soriana

Cementos Apasco

Grupo Iberdrola

Grupo México

Wal-Mart de México

Siemens México

Dowell Schlumberger de México

Operaciones| Planigrupo


Afore Invercap

Cargill México

Banco de Sabadell

Grupo Bimbo

Grupo Peñafiel

Palacio de Hierro

Grupo Financiero Citibanamex

JCDecaux Mexico

Banco Santander


Scotiabank Inverlat




Schneider Electric

Consorcio Industrial

Sunpower Corporation Systems

Wintershall Dea

Grupo KUO

Cámara Nacional de la Industria de la Cerveza y de la Malta

Ternium México

Grupo Vasconia

HSBC México

Banco Inbursa


BBVA Bancomer


M&G Polímeros México

Ferrocarril Mexicano

PGIM Real Estate México

Casas Procsa

Mercedes-Benz México

Grupo Minsa

Vector Casa de Bolsa

Gas Natural del Noroeste

Work highlights

  • Advised Puerto Pacific Vallarta on a dispute over a fine issued to it by the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS).
  • Acted for a power company that owns photovoltaic plants in obtaining an injunction against State power company, CFE.
  • Assisted Desarrollo Turístico del Golfo with a constitutional amparo lawsuit challenging a maritime delimitation from the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources.

Mexico > Energy and natural resources Tier 1

2022 saw Galicia Abogados S.C. bring to bear the full range of its energy and natural resources’ capabilities, particularly when it came to matters born of the government’s move to bring the sectors back under state control. A broad range of mandates, lobbying and contentious administrative work saw the team active across regulatory matters, antitrust, environmental law, international treaty matters and public law. More generally, the firm has a long history at the forefront of legal matters in the oil and gas sector, and has over time established strong long-term client base. It is also well-versed in power matters and acts for the full range of industry stakeholders in electricity provision, while on the renewables side, the team advises banks and financial institutions on their investments, as well as companies purchasing International Renewable Energy Certificates (IRECs). Carlos de María y Campos is an elder statesman of the energy and natural resources market in Mexico, particularly as regards project financing, which is also the forte of Antonio Borja and Ernesto Partida. Francisco Fernández Cueto’s practice has an emphasis on renewable and conventional electricity and natural gas related activities, and Eduardo García-Travesi is strong in the power sector. The mining practice is led by Héctor Kuri. All six above named lawyers jointly coordinate the energy and natural resources group, with senior associates Luis Manuel Rosendo and Florent Patoret providing robust support. Since publication, Patoret has been raised to the parntership - effective as of December 2023.

Practice head(s):

Carlos de Maria y Campos; Francisco Fernández Cueto; Antonio Borja; Eduardo García-Travesi; Ernesto Partida; Héctor Kuri

Key clients


Grupo Mexico

Consorcio Industrial


Carso Gasoducto Norte


Grupo Avanzia

Grupo Gemma (Manuel Espinosa)

Jaguar Exploración y Producción de Hidrocarburos

Hokchi Energy

Tokyo Gas

BHP Billiton

Saavi Energía






KUO (Energy Team)



Canadian Solar






Saavi Energia

AES Corporation

Sun Power

First Solar


174 Global Power


New Fortress Energy

Tokyo Gas

EDP Renováveis

Total EREN

BHP Billiton

INSA / Dynasol

Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE)

Nacional Financiera, SNC, Institución de Banca de Desarrollo (NAFIN)

BNP Paribas


Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior, S.N.C., Institución de Banca de Desarrollo (BANCOMEXT)

Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Públicos, S.N.C., Institución de Banca de Desarrollo (BANOBRAS)

Banco Sabadell, S.A. Institución de Banca Múltiple.

International Finance Corporation

Interamerican Development Bank

North American Development Bank


Credit Agricole



BBVA Bancomer

Banco Santander





Equinox Gold

Silver Wheaton

EMX Royalty

Minera Cuscatlán

Fortuna Silver Mines

Argonaut Gold

EMX Royalty

Global Infrastructure Projects (GIP)


Nacional Financiera (NAFIN)

Industrias Negromex / Dynasol

Sunmex Renovables

Valeo Automotive

Work highlights

  • Advised Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) on its acquisition of Atlas Renewable Energy.
  • Acted for Sabcapital, an affiliate of Banco Sabadell, as lender in connection with a $28.6m refinancg provided to Trigen Altamira I.
  • Advised INSA and Dynasol on the process to interconnect their industrial facilities to the electric grid after their supplier, Enertek, was disconnected.

Mexico > Environment Tier 1

Drawing on the support of a strong litigation and arbitration practice group for judicial and/or administrative representation as necessary, Galicia Abogados S.C.’s full-spectrum environmental practice has considerable experience in transactional work and associated due diligence, regulatory matters, compliance, litigation and ESG issues, and acts primarily for clients drawn from the energy, real estate and regulated industries (including, ports, roads, water projects and pharma). The nine-strong practice group is co-led by Mariana Herrero, who has in-depth knowledge of the full range of environmental legal matters and who is accustomed to multidisciplinary approaches to such issues; and Carlos Escoto -who was raised to the partnership back in early 2021- and brings sophisticated regulatory and sustainability experience to the group, particularly in relation to the development of infrastructure, renewable energies, oil & gas, mining, manufacturing and tourism industry projects. At associate level, key support is provided by seniors Lucía Manzo and Lourdes Lozano – who both primarily attend to the regulatory and environmental aspects of infrastructure and energy projects; and associates Verónica Palacios (a former director of hydrocarbons regulation at the Comisión Reguladora de Energía), and Guillermo Garza (who rejoined the firm in June 2022 after four years at Vera y Asociados). Recent matters include involvement in the filing of constitutional amparos concerning various government reforms, advisory concerning carbon credit generation projects, and matters arising from the financing of a water treatment and desalination plant.

Practice head(s):

Mariana Herrero; Carlos Escoto


Galicia Abogados has a robust team for environmental legal issues, giving practical and timely advice. For environmental legal matters that result in administrative litigation, they combine their practice with their litigation team.

From the environmental legal team I’d highlight Carlos Escoto, Guillermo Garza and Gabriela Espir: they have provided detailed and practical advice for specific issues. From the litigation team, Sofía Jurado and Gilda Velásquez, have linked environmental legal issues with a defense at the administrative level.

I consider that the benefit of the Galicia Abogados’ team is its specialisation in environmental issues, knowledge of the regulations and good relations in general with the authorities. This allows quick and direct responses to problems.

Foremost is the excellent quality of the team’s professionals. I find it very useful that those in the environmental field all have different specialties, that is, each one within their specialty manages a specific branch such as circular economy, wildlife, etc.

Key clients


Abertis Infraestructuras & GIC Special Investments

KPS Capital Partners


Nishimura & Asahi

International Finance Corporation

New Fortress Energy

Grupo Farmaceutico Somar

Guardian Industries

Lyondell Basell

Banco Nacional de Comercio Exterior

Equinox Gold

Silver Wheaton

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Credit Suisse Securities


Citigroup Global Markets

JP Morgan Securities

Banco Santander

Banco Sabadell

New Fortress Energy

Contour Global

Korean Export-Import Bank




Canadian Solar

Institución de Banca de Desarrollo

Balam Fund

Bunge Foods Mexico

Grupo Bimbo

Desarrollos Mira


World Bank

Grupo Sordo Madaleno


Vertex Real Estate and Grupo MRP


Consorcio Industrial



El Puerto de Liverpool

EDP Renováveis


Prana Power


Advent International

Green Tank


The World Bank Group



Work highlights

  • Retained by Termolita, Cargill and New Fortress Energy (among others), to act as the companies’ on-going, legal environmental counsel for all issues related to Mexican environmental legislation.
  • Retained by Costco Wholesale Mexico – as of 2022 – to act as the company’s environmental regulatory counsel for Mexican environmental legislation updates applicable to its retail stores nationwide.
  • Ongoing environmental regulatory advice to EDP Renovaveis (EDPR) for the development, operation and expansion of the company’s renewable energy projects in Mexico.

Mexico > Life sciences Tier 1

Highlighted for its ‘very deep knowledge of current regulations, the sector and its risks‘, which thereby allows the eight-strong team to ‘provide practical solutions‘, the life sciences practice at Galicia Abogados S.C. is co-led by Bernardo Martínez Negrete and counsel Lisandro Herrera. The group acts for a deep roster of pharmaceutical and healthcare industry clients on matters ranging from logistics and compliance to licenses and dispute resolution. Moreover, as part of a full-service firm the practice has experience throughout the multiple segments that constitute the practice – from issues related to digital health, UNOPS and governmental procurement processes; health care mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; the regulatory aspects of the release, sale, labelling, promotion, advertising and distribution of medicines, medical devices and human vaccines; along with the drafting and negotiation of agreements and regulatory data protection. Senior figure Martínez-Negrete has been involved in various innovative healthcare projects (not least his advice to Sanofi on the implementation of the first public-private partnership for the manufacturing and commercialisation of influenza vaccines in Mexico), and more recently on projects directly related to Covid-19 and, subsequently, post-pandemic developments; while fellow practice co-head Herrera spent over a decade in house at companies including Sanofi Aventis, Teva and the Asociación Mexicana de Industrias de Investigación Farmacéutica (AMIIF) before moving into private practice and becoming a recognised expert in health regulation, governmental procurement processes, pharmaceutical regulation, medical devices and compliance, among other matters. At associate level,  the experienced Luis Marin Tijerina and younger colleague Martha Contreras advise clients on regulatory matters concerning pharma products, innovative and generic drugs, high-tech equipment, biotechnology, food supplements and medical devices, as well as clinical studies, cosmetics and personal hygiene products, digital health, tobacco products, and toxic and controlled substances. Marin’s practice also takes in consumer protection matters, safety and product liability, and more generally all aspects of the consumer goods sector.

Practice head(s):

Bernardo Martínez-Negrete; Lisandro Herrera


Great availability (24/7) and the ability to work as a team. Extensive experience in life sciences, antitrust and amparo law.

Galicia is an excellent firm and its lawyers have robust experience and a very deep knowledge of current regulations, the sector and its risks. This allows them to provide practical solutions.

They issue trustworthy legal opinions that are really applicable to the company I represent.

Key clients


Work highlights

  • Advised independent civil association FUNSALUD on the design and drafting of the draft digital health bill that was submitted to the Federal Congress and is under discussion.

Mexico > Projects and infrastructure Tier 1

Galicia Abogados S.C. houses a leading projects and infrastructure practice which is regularly sought out by local and international banks, energy companies, investment funds and companies in the construction segment. The 31-strong group has significant experience assisting with the development, financing, construction, operation and sale of long-term infrastructure and energy projects, as well as public bidding processes, financing structures, concession titles, PPAs and PPPs. The department is jointly led by Carlos de Maria y Campos and Alejandro De La Borbolla who both specialise in energy and infrastructure projects, with an emphasis on project finance; Francisco Fernández Cueto, who advises clients on the development, construction, financing, operation and maintenance of energy projects; and Bernardo Martínez Negrete, who majors on project finance and M&A with particular emphasis on life sciences and infrastructure. Other key partner-level contacts include Antonio Borja (energy and project finance); Ernesto Partida (cross-border financings, project finance, infrastructure and energy project development); and Eduardo García-Travesi (the development, purchase, sale and financing of power projects, with a focus on renewables). Senior associate Alan Rogel is noted for his contributions on the financing of infrastructure projects.

Practice head(s):

Carlos de Maria y Campos; Alejandro de la Borbolla; Francisco Fernandez Cueto; Bernardo Martinez-Negrete; Antonio Borja; Eduardo García-Travesi; Ernesto Partida; Humberto Perez-Rocha; Eugenio Sepúlveda

Key clients

Grupo Roadis

Grupo Azvi Cointer

Grupo Empresarial San José

Grupo Nieto




IDB Invest


Abertis Infraestructuras

GIC Special Investments

Banco Monex

Banco Santander

Saavi Energía

Grupo México

Terminales Portuarias del Pácifico

Latam Capital Advisors

Orden Cardinal


Work highlights

  • Advised Santander in connection with the shelf registration and offering of notes for the securitisation of toll road and governmental payments with respect to the “Autovía Nuevo Necaxa-Tihuatlán” toll road.

Mexico > Tax Tier 1

Galicia Abogados S.C. has rapidly established a strong tax practice that makes for an excellent choice in the most complex tax-heavy transactional matters, and is increasingly seen as a destination for pure tax instructions. The practice has recently been particularly active in the financial sector, supporting financial institutions in the face of a more aggressive position on the part of the tax authority. The firm continues to invest in the practice, hiring Eduardo Michán from Deloitte Impuestos y Servicios Legales, S.C. in mid-2022, and also bringing in senior associates Eduardo Espinosa and Ivonne Montaño from Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C.; all three bolster the tax offering to clients in the private equity space. Michán joins a group of five practice heads, coordinating the team alongside Gabriela Pellón and Federico Scheffler, who focus on tax consultancy; and Edson Uribe and Denise Lester, who are the contacts to note for tax disputes. At associate level, Alejandra Paniagua and Sebastián Ayza are both gaining profile on the tax consultancy side, while as regards contentious matters, Fernando Gómez and Alejandro Madero are the names to note. Since publication, the practice has been notably strengthened as regards fiscal litigation with the hire of Paola Yaber, a former magistrate at the Tribunal Federal de Justicia Fiscal y Administrativa, as partner - effective as of January 2024.

Practice head(s):

Gabriela Pellon; Federico Scheffler; Eduardo Michán; Edson Uribe; Denise Lester


Very up to date knowledge of tax aspects involving VC transactions and foreign investment, and cross-border debt facilities.

Federico Scheffler and Sebastián Ayza are extremely diligent and quick with providing advisory. Very good business-knowledge and understanding that facilitates negotiations in the fintech environment.

Galicia is an excellent law firm. They have supported in tax and contractual matters with the best quality. Its internal teams are excellent professionals.

Eduardo Michán is an excellent professional. Always available; he has impeccable detail and customer service. His advice is very accurate, he transmits a lot of security in the most complex issues and he connects very well with the client and their needs. I would recommend him without hesitation.

Key clients

Banco Nacional de México

Samsung – SNB Technologies


HSBC México

Institución de Banca Múltiple

Grupo Financiero HSBC

Sony Pictures Distribution Mexico

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment de México

Tata Consultancy Services México

Inter-American Development Bank

Actis GP

Liquor Lions


Saavi Energía

Grupo Fevisa

KPS Capital Partners

Vertical CDMX


Inmobiliaria Monte Athos

Edrington México

Productores de Vinagre Provisa

Fundación Espacio V

Weifang Kitchinet

Lomelin Administracion de Proyectos

Papu Media

Grupo Hexa

Servicios Administrativos Aluminicaste

GMI Capital

Grupo Meusnier

Jardin Guadalupano

Grupo Constructor Legacy

Pret Communique

Grupo TMM

Hoteles City Express

Evertec México Servicios de Procesamiento

Club España

Operaciones Planigrupo


Aranzazu Holding


Femsa Comercio

Walstead Group

EDP Renováveis

Laboratorios Liomont

Bank of America – Administradora Mel

Promotora Inmobiliaria Masalto

IKE Grupo Empresarial


Grupo Nacional Provincial


Cabo Development

García Tagliavini Producciones

Charles Taylor

Applus México

Vector Casa de Bolsa

Caltos Corp

Work highlights

  • Advised Hoteles City Express and its operating affiliate Operadora, on the tax aspects of entering into a strategic relationship with Marriott International, and the sale of five brands.
  • Assisted Banco Nacional de Mexico with tax, regulatory and labour issues of the implementation of a complex restructure in the context relating to the Mexican Labour Subcontracting Reform.
  • Assisted UDRA, as part of a multi-practice team, with the Mexican Labour Subcontracting Reform.

Mexico > Wealth management Tier 1

Reflecting its breadth as one of the country’s foremost full-service firms, Galicia Abogados S.C. fields a wealth management practice that assists with the gamut of estate and succession planning issues, including tax advice, corporate governance, real estate law, wills, trusts, regulatory compliance, and litigation risk management. Along with the creation of efficient structures, the team provides ongoing advice -particularly to family offices- on daily operations. An abundance of talent in the team starts with the four practice heads: Christian Lipperthas excellent judgment built on deep experience’ and is often involved in cross-border matters; Gabriela Pellón receives client praise for her leadership and acts for HNWIs and family offices on an international scale; Eugenio Sepúlveda (in Monterrey) oversees restructuring related work; and Arturo Perdomo assists from a finance perspective. Senior associate Cecilia Díaz de Rivera stands out as one of the emerging experts in the field with a practice built on a strong corporate and finance foundation. Fabiola Jiménez, Fernando Luján and Ana Elena Dominguez are additional associates to note, along with November 2022 hire Gabryela Valencia.

Practice head(s):

Christian Lippert; Gabriela Pellón; Eugenio Sepúlveda; Arturo Perdomo


It is a highly trained, proactive and responsible team. They really take ownership of the cases they support.

Ability. Knowledge at the highest level. Gabriela Pellón’s leadership is noteworthy and her entire team is perfectly committed to offering the highest quality services.

Teamwork with them is extremely professional.

Openness to explore alternatives, it doesn’t have to be just your way.

Galicia is absolutely first rate in the wealth management, trusts and private client practice, with deep experience and expertise in complex, multi-jurisdictional planning.

‘Of particular note is the senior partner with whom we have worked for many years, Christian Lippert. Christian is not only one of the leading corporate and transactional lawyers in Mexico, specializing in international corporate work, but he is also a stellar expert in complex trust and estate planning matters.

Christian Lippert is keenly intelligent, has excellent judgment built on deep experience, and a practical approach to difficult problems. He is particularly knowledgeable in cross-border matters, and can juggle the complexities of various legal systems masterfully. Finally, and very importantly Christian is a delightful person with whom to work.

Mexico > Compliance Tier 2

Galicia Abogados S.C. offers clients ‘clear, timely and precise’ guidance on both day-to-day compliance matters (such as the design of corporate compliance policies), and transactional compliance services. As part of the firm’s regulatory practice group, the team cooperates closely with other partners whose expertise spans an array of sectors, namely banking, telecoms, pharmaceutical and transportation. The practice is headed up by an experienced trio: Carlos Chávez specialises in advising railroad, energy, and telecoms corporations on compliance matters; Christian Lippert has a background in M&A and compliance investigations; and Juan Carlos Burgos handles the design and implementation of internal compliance policies for local and multinational corporations. Counsel Gerardo Rodríguez focuses on competition and antitrust matters; while associate Marianela Romero supports on the design of internal compliance and training programmes. Associate Maite Celorio M is another name to note in the competition compliance space.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Chávez; Christian Lippert H.; Juan Carlos Burgos


Clear, timely and precise advice.

High-quality lawyers that respond to the needs of the client.

The knowledge of compliance and data privacy held by Galicia Abogados’ team is excellent, extensive and they are always constantly updated in order to provide their clients with the best opinions on any given matter.

Customer service is personalised and they are committed to understanding their clients’ business so as to provide tailored solutions.

Good knowledge oF the subject. With general support in all areas of compliance.

Availability and adaptation to the client’s times and support in this regard. Carlos Marianela is a name to note.

Precise advice on a topic that does not yet have such profound development in Mexico unlike elsewhere the world.The quality of the lawyers is worth highlighting; they are very clear and provide timely advice. They “read” the client’s needs very well.

Key clients


BestDay Travel Group

Grupo Mexico (Ferromex-Ferrosur)

Work highlights

  • Advised Univision on the transaction agreement by which Televisa’s content and media assets were combined with those of Univision.
  • Assisted Grupo México with an investigation carried out by the Mexican Economic Competition Commission regarding rail freight transportation of chemical products in the south of Veracruz state.
  • Acted as compliance advisors to EGI Intermediate regarding its acquisition of Econolite Group.

Mexico > Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 2

Since launching its arbitration practice in 2015, Galicia Abogados S.C. has become an ever more prominent name in the market for a broad range of arbitration types, with the prowess and expertise of its practitioners backed by the multi-practice breadth and heft of the wider firm's full-service offering. As it has grown, the department has forged a particularly strong reputation for arbitrations against Mexican state-owned entities and matters in the infrastructure, construction, and energy sectors involving multimillion-dollar government contracts. Co-head of the practice Cecilia Azar is one of the foremost figures in the arbitration sphere in Mexico; she has vast experience across arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, especially in cases relating to energy, infrastructure and construction, along with commercial mediations. She co-leads the department with Rodrigo Zamora, a seasoned counsel and arbitrator in multi-jurisdictional cases. Senior associate José Antonio Casas maintains a dedicated contentious practice and acts on both litigious and arbitral matters. Former fellow senior Arantza Vargas is currently a visiting professional at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York; and associate Ana Sofía Sapiña left the firm in July 2023 to undertake her LLM at Harvard.

Practice head(s):

Cecilia Azar; Rodrigo Zamora


They are very agile, they act not only according to what the arbitration process requires but also at the pace necessary for the client. Very clear and aligned communication. They gladly receive feedback and make changes, if necessary. I would like to see more women in leadership ranks or leading meetings or boards as leaders facing the client and not just as support.

They are very solid technically speaking, they know the process, the implications and give specific recommendations on what to do.

It is a dynamic, multi-disciplinary and inclusive team.

Ability to respond immediately and always go the extra mile to meet customer needs.

Mexico > International trade and customs Tier 2

Galicia Abogados S.C.’s position as a full-service heavyweight grants it a strong standing in the international trade space, with the energy, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals and finance  sectors all being areas of particular strength. It has recently played a key role as counsel to energy sector clients in litigation against the Mexican government, its specific international trade expertise being leveraged in argumentation regarding the breach of international treaties. Both Mexican and international clients look to the department for advice on the range of customs matters, as well as local and foreign anti-dumping and subsidies investigations. Mario Valencia and Daniel Amézquita co-lead the practice from the Mexico City office, with ley support provided by associates Fernando Rodríguez and José Andrés Muñiz, the latter of whom heads the practice in Monterrey.

Practice head(s):

Mario Valencia; Daniel Amézquita


They are very specialised, successful lawyers and, unlike other law firms, their approach to the client is sensitive.

Mario Valencia, focused, with extensive knowledge. José Andrés Muñiz, despite being a young lawyer, has a great capacity for analysis and reflection.

The Galicia abogados team supported us in the IMEX process, they were all very professional in their work, very young and experienced staff participated in this process.

The plus is the level of knowledge they have in terms of foreign trade, also the government contacts that Galicia Abogados has are exceptional. Its best qualities are the level of knowledge on the subject and the ability to come up with a winning strategy.

Attention and closeness.

Key clients

Stepan Mexico


New Fortress Energy (NFE)

BayWa r.e. Solar Systems

Exel Solar


Sparber Group

Kodak Mexicana

Vestas WTG México

Purolite Mexico

FCA Mexico (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles)

Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology


Carrier Mexico

Viakem (Advent)

Amazon Mexico

AT&T Mexico

MRS Allergy Solutions


Tata Consultancy Services

Work highlights

  • Advised Kress on a Nafta verification audit regarding the exportation of two pallet carriers to Mexico in 2019.
  • Assisted Hispacun with a request for consultations with the Mexican government, and an intention notice to initiate arbitration proceeding against Mexico regarding the confiscation of certain imported goods.
  • Advised New Fortress Energy on the regulatory (energy) and international trade requirements for the construction of an LNG terminal at the port of Pichilingue, Baja California Sur.

Mexico > Real estate Tier 2

In the words of one client, the team at Galicia Abogados S.C. has an ‘in-depth understanding of the real estate sector that other teams lack’. Lauded by another for its ‘high level of knowledge, professionalism, organization, attention to detail and response times’, the 12-strong group is known for advising FIBRAS, banks, real estate developers and hotel groups on commercial, industrial and residential real estate matters. Land acquisitions, joint ventures, real estate financings and refinancings, leasing and property management, real estate litigation, and environmental and regulatory matters are among its core strengths. Ramiro Sandoval co-heads the practice and routinely advises clients in the hospitality sector on complex real estate transactions; alongside him, Rodrigo Rivera is well-versed in real estate financing and related ESG matters. Key senior associates Roxana Schäfer and Mariana Islas support the partners on transactional real estate matters.

Practice head(s):

Ramiro Sandoval; Rodrigo Rivera


The team has an in-depth understanding of the real estate sector that other teams lack. They are up-to-date on real estate news and offer legal solutions for high-level financial, real estate and corporate transactions.

Customer service and response times are first-class. Additionally, they are strong in complex negotiations. Their human quality stands out – they become a strategic ally for the client.

Galicia Abogados stands out for its extensive experience in the hotel real estate sector and specifically on brand contract negotiation processes. Few groups have this level of experience.

The team stands out for its high level of knowledge, professionalism, organization, attention to detail, response times, and completely bilingual talent.

Ramiro Sandoval and the rest of the team are highly trained and stand out for their level of professionalism. Working with this team, we can be confident that the contract review has been done with the attention to detail it deserves and that the recommendations we are being given come from a place of extensive experience.

Key clients

ABB Group


Banco Sabadell





FIBRA Macquarie

Fibra SOMA

Grupo Gigante

Grupo MRP





LatAm Capital Advisors




Mazza Capital


Orpea Groupe

Patria Investments





RLD by BK Partners



Seguros Sura


Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

SOMA Group


Stack Infrastructure

Tessera Capital


Vertex Real Estate Investors


Mexico > Bankruptcy and restructuring Tier 4

Acting on behalf of both debtors and creditors, the practice at Galicia Abogados S.C. assists with restructurings and distressed asset transactions; it has particular experience advising clients from the real estate, aviation, energy and construction sectors. Eugenio Sepulveda leads the team from the Monterrey office and handles all banking and restructuring matters, also bringing experience in M&A and project finance to the table. Senior associate Andrés Caro de la Fuente assists on debt and corporate out-of-court restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Eugenio Sepúlveda

Key clients

Tenedora de Cines (Cinépolis)



Coöperatieve Rabobank

Work highlights

  • Represented Citibanamex in the renegotiation and recovery of several secured and unsecured loans granted to two entities in concurso proceedings.
  • Advised Northgate on the renegotiation and recovery of a club-deal credit lent to Landsteiner Scientific.
  • Advised a group of foreign banks (including Cooperative Rabobank), as DIP Financing lenders, on the defence of their security within a Chapter 11 proceeding challenged on Mexican law grounds.

Mexico > Insurance Tier 4

Well-regarded by its clients, the multi-disciplinary offering in insurance law at Galicia Abogados S.C. is a reliable choice across the spectrum of matters involving insurers and reinsurers. A ‘shrewd lawyer’ with an ‘immediate understanding of what needs to be done and how to do it’, Humberto Pérez Rocha is a banking and finance expert and co-leads the department alongside the firm’s arbitration and litigation practice head Rodrigo Zamora. Associate Ricardo Montejano is the key supporting lawyer and is also recommended by clients.

Practice head(s):

Humberto Pérez Rocha; Rodrigo Zamora Etcharren


In terms of Insurance, it is a very complete office. The responsible partner knows not only the regulation but also the market, which makes an excellent combination.’

Humberto Pérez Rocha is a very shrewd and experienced lawyer, he also has a great team. His best quality is his immediate understanding of what needs to be done and how to do it. To highlight among the associates is Ricardo Montejano.

The team, very synchronized, committed, willing and; with solid knowledge in the matter, and immediate availability by multiple means of communication. Extremely collaborative, very professional and with the greatest willingness to offer alternatives.

Extremely empathetic, direct and with the greatest disposition at all times; Humberto Pérez Rocha, always on the lookout in the affairs department.

The specific insurance legislation in Mexico makes this practice a specialty. The capacity and knowledge of Galicia’s lawyers are deep in this area, superior to their competitors.

In addition to his ability and knowledge in this specialty, his permanent availability is very valuable, as well as his flexibility to find the best solution proposal.

Key clients

The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company


Grupo Nacional Provincial

Seguros BBVA

Integrante del Grupo Financiero BBVA

UBS International Solutions

Seguros Sura

Citibanamex Seguros

Integrante del Grupo Financiero Banamex

Work highlights

  • Advising The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company on its yearly registration renewal before the general registry for foreign reinsurers of the national insurance and bonding commission.
  • Assisting Wimob with four insurance claims relating to four merchandise robberies.
  • Representing Seguros BBVA and Integrante del Grupo Financiero BBVA in arbitration proceedings before the ICC and the CAM against five different reinsurance companies regarding their reinsurance agreements for coverage due to Covid-19.

Mexico > TMT Tier 4

The multi-practice TMT offering at Galicia Abogados S.C. counts leading multinationals across the three sub-sectors as clients, and the team assists with major M&A, sector-specific regulatory issues, competition law, and restructuring, among other matters. On the technology side, Ricardo García and Alejandro de la Borbolla are the key contacts, coordinating the broad range of advice required in that area, with Arturo Perdomo being the name to note for fintech work. For telecoms, Carlos Chávez is the department head, coming under the banner of the firm’s broader regulatory practice; he also handles media sector matters, working with the corporate and M&A team as required. Humberto Pérez-Rocha advises on M&A, banking and insurance matters in relation to the telecoms and technology sectors, while senior associate Irma Ross leads the firm’s IP & data privacy offering.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Chávez; Ricardo Garcia; Arturo Perdomo; Alejandro de la Borbolla; Irma Ross


Very up to date knowledge of regulatory and business aspects of the Mexican Fintech environment, which provides a very good edge in negotiations.

Humberto Pérez Rocha and Federico Scheffler are very knowledgeable in the Fintech environment for transactional aspects, as well as tax implications of fintech businesses.

Key clients

BestDay Travel Group

Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology.


Solenis Technologies Mexico


Mexican Health Foundation (Funsalud)

Univision Communications


AT&T Comunicaciones Digitales

AT&T Telecom Holdings




Hexagon Data

Incode Technologies




Work highlights

  • Advised Univisión on its merger Grupo Televisa.
  • Assisted shareholders of Hexagon Data and Agradecemos Tu Pago with the corporate and tax restructuring the companies and their subsequent sale to Grupo VASS.
  • Advised Tul on the establishment in Mexico of an app-based platform to commercialise hardware, construction, and related products.

Galicia is Mexico’s leading law firm with more than 28 years of experience. Front runner in the legal Mexican and LatAm markets while prioritizing the development of a truly collaborative culture. Renowned for its specialized knowledge in strategic sectors: financial, energy and infrastructure, private equity, regulated industries, real estate and hospitality and life sciences.

Galicia’s main differentiator in the Mexican legal market as a leading firm is the ability to provide a unique legal service offer that includes strong transactional and regulatory expertise coupled with strategic capabilities in litigation and ESG.

Sustainability is at the top of the firm’s agenda when it comes to advising clients. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is part of Galicia’s core values. The firm’s DEI-driven culture has positioned +21 women in partner, counsel, executive and management positions.

Sustainable and socially responsible business: Galicia´s environmental and sustainability model is one-of-its-kind in the Mexican and LatAm legal markets being an ever-evolving program that assures equal growth in all aspects to achieve institutional goals, it is focus on talent, community, integrity and environment. Recognized as 2020 and 2021 Pro Bono Leading Light by the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice.

Galicia is signatory of the UN Global Compact, the UN Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs), the Green Pledge and other international organizations that promote sustainable and climate change initiatives. In March 2021, the firm formalized its ESG practice and became the only Mexican leading firm with an integral offer in ESG advice with Band 1/Tier 1 experts.

Ranked as elite leading firm by The Legal 500 with more than 59 lawyers ranked and/or recognized.

Practice areas

  • Banking and finance
  • Bankruptcy and restructuring
  • Capital markets
  • Competition
  • Compliance and investigations
  • Corporate M&A
  • Customs and international trade
  • Dispute resolution: arbitration
  • Dispute resolutions: civil and commercial litigation
  • Dispute resolutions: public law
  • Energy (oil and gas, renewables and power)
  • Environment
  • Environmental, social and governance (ESG)
  • Fintech
  • Infrastructure
  • Intellectual property and data privacy
  • Insurance and reinsurance
  • Labour and employment (consulting and litigation)
  • Life sciences
  • Mining
  • Projects
  • Real estate
  • Tax (non-contentious, controversy and litigation)
  • Technology (E-commerce), media and telecommunications
  • Private wealth law

Our team
Co-managing partners: José Visoso and Christian Lippert

  1. Manuel Galicia – M&A, B&F, private equity, ESG – (chairman)
  2. Carlos de Maria y Campos – Energy, projects, alternative energy
  3. Jose Visoso – M&A, Private Equity, B&F
  4. Ignacio Pesqueira – Corporate, M&A, private equity
  5. Arturo Perdomo – M&A, B&F, fintech
  6. Christian Lippert – M&A, antitrust, compliance, wealth management
  7. Humberto Pérez Rocha – M&A, B&F, insurance and projects
  8. Francisco Fernández Cueto – Energy, projects
  9. Alejandro de la Borbolla – M&A, infrastructure
  10. Bernardo Martínez-Negrete – Life sciences, infrastructure, projects
  11. Héctor Kuri – M&A, mining
  12. Antonio Borja – Energy, projects, ESG
  13. Daniel Amézquita – Public law
  14. Maurice Berkman – Capital markets, ESG
  15. Carlos Chávez – TMT, antitrust, compliance
  16. Mariana Herrero – Environmental, ESG
  17. Eugenio Sepúlveda – M&A, insolvency, projects – (Monterrey office)
  18. Guillermo Pérez Santiago – Banking and finance, capital markets, ESG
  19. Eduardo García-Travesi – Energy, projects
  20. Ricardo García – M&A, technology, E-Commerce
  21. Gabriela Pellón – Tax consultancy, wealth management
  22. Rodrigo Zamora – Civil and commercial litigation, arbitration
  23. Rodrigo Rivera – Banking and finance, real estate, ESG
  24. Ramiro Sandoval – M&A, real estate
  25. Cecilia Azar – Arbitration and most in demand arbitrators
  26. Federico Scheffler – Tax consultancy, technology
  27. Edson Uribe – Tax controversy
  28. Ernesto Partida – Energy, projects
  29. Mario Valencia – Customs and international trade
  30. Denise Lester – Tax litigation
  31. Carlos Escoto – Environmental, ESG
  32. Rosemarie Mc Laren- Banking and finance (Monterrey office)
  33. Juan Carlos Burgos – Antitrust, compliance, TMT
  34. Octavio Cantón – Labor and employment (litigation)
  35. Eduardo Michán – Tax non-contentious
  36. Carlos Obregón – M&A, capital markets


  1. Juan Pablo Cervantes – M&A, international chambers liaison
  2. Nadia Gonzalez – Labor and employment, ESG – (Monterrey office)
  3. Cecilia Rojas – Banking and finance
  4. Lisandro Herrera – Life sciences, IP, technology
  5. Gerardo Rodríguez – Antitrust, compliance, TMT

Mexico City office
Torre del Bosque
Blvd. Manuel Ávila Camacho No. 24, 7th floor
Lomas de Chapultepec
11000, Mexico City
T +52 (55) 55409200

Monterrey office
Torre Sofía
Av. Ricardo Margaín No. 440, 9th Floor – 901. Valle de Campestre
66265, San Pedro Garza García, NL
T +52 (81) 9689 9030

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and Finance, M&A and Managing Partner Manuel Galicia
Energy and Project Finance Carlos de Maria y Campos
M&A and Private Equity Jose Visoso
Corporate Services, M&A and Private Equity Ignacio Pesqueira
Banking and Finance, M&A and Fintech Arturo Perdomo
Competition, M&A and Wealth Management Christian Lippert
M&A, Banking and Finance and Insurance Humberto Perez-Rocha
Energy and Project Finance Francisco Fernández Cueto
Infrastructure and Project Finance Alejandro de la Borbolla
Life Sciences, Infrastructure and Projects Bernardo Martínez-Negrete
Mining and Mergers and Acquisitions Hector Kuri
Energy and Projects Antonio Borja
Administrative Litigation Daniel Amézquita
Capital Markets and Banking and Finance Maurice Berkman
Competition, Compliance and TMT Carlos Chávez
Environmental Mariana Herrero
Restructuring and Insolvency, Projects and Mergers and Acquisitions Eugenio Sepúlveda
Banking and Finance and Capital Markets Guillermo Pérez Santiago
Energy and Projects Eduardo García-Travesí
Mergers and Acquisitions and Technology, Media and Telecomm Ricardo García Giorgiana
Tax Consultancy and Wealth Management Gabriela Pellón
Commercial and Civil Litigation and Arbitration Rodrigo Zamora
Banking and Finance, Real Estate and ESG Rodrigo Rivera
Mergers and Acquisitions and Real Estate Ramiro Sandoval
Arbitration Cecilia Azar
Tax Consultancy Federico Scheffler
Tax Controversy Edson Uribe
Energy and Projects Ernesto Partida
Customs and International Trade Mario Valencia
Tax Litigation Denise Lester
Environmental Carlos Escoto
Banking and Finance - Monterrey Office Rosemarie McLaren
Antitrust/Competition and Compliance Juan Carlos Burgos
Labor and Employment Octavio Cantón
Tax Consultancy Eduardo Michán
Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital Markets Carlos Obregón
Photo Name Position Profile
Antonio Borja photo Antonio Borja Partner
Carlos Chávez photo Carlos Chávez Partner Member of the Innovation & Technology Committee
Alejandro De La Borbolla photo Alejandro De La Borbolla Partner Member of the Executive Committee
Carlos De Maria y Campos photo Carlos De Maria y Campos Partner Member of the Business Development Committee
Carlos Escoto photo Carlos Escoto Partner Member of the Sustainability Committee ESG practice Coordinator
Bernardo Martínez-Negrete photo Bernardo Martínez-Negrete Partner
Alejandra Paniagua photo Alejandra Paniagua Associate
Arturo Perdomo photo Arturo Perdomo Partner Member of the Compensations Committee
Partners : 36
Counsel : 5
Total Headcount : +238
Finance and Administrative Team : +50
Business Development, Comms/Marketing and Sustainability Team : 5
The Interlex Group
Canadian Business Chamber (CANCHAM)
American Chamber of Commerce
Broad Network of Best Friends (North America, Europe, UK, Asia and Latino America)
UN Global Compact
UN Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs)
The Green Pledge
#GaliciaWomen : +9 practice areas and teams led or co-led by women
#GaliciaWomen in our Corporate Governance : Only Mexican leading firm with a woman member in the Executive Committee. 37% participate in Corporate Governance internal bodies

The firm has more than 28 years of experience. Frontrunner in the legal Mexican and Latam markets while prioritizing the development of a truly collaborative culture. Renowned law firm for its reputation and specialized knowledge in strategic sectors: financial, energy & infrastructure, private equity, regulated industries, real estate & hospitality and life sciences.

Galicia’s main differentiator in the Mexican legal market as a leading firm is the ability to provide a unique legal service offer that includes strong transactional and regulatory advice coupled with strategic capabilities in litigation and ESG.

The launch of a multidisciplinary environmental, social and governance (ESG) practice, demonstrates that sustainability is at the top of the firm’s agenda when it comes to advising clients.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is part of Galicia´s core values. The firm’s DEI-driven culture has positioned +17 women in partner, counsel, executive and management positions.  Our Environmental and Sustainability Model is one-of-its-kind in Latam legal markets being an ever-evolving program that assures equal growth in all axes by transversal actions to achieve institutional goals. It is focus on Talent, Community, Integrity and Environment.

Recognized as 2020 and 2021 Pro Bono Leading Light by the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice for its innovative contributions and firm commitment to Pro Bono work in Mexico.

Galicia is signatory of the UN Global Compact, The Green Pledge and other international organizations that promote ESG and Climate Change initiatives. In March 2021, the firm formalized its ESG practice and became the only Mexican leading firm with an integral offer in ESG Areas with Band 1/Tiers 1 experts.

Ranked as top leading firm in Mexico by renowned international publications such as The Legal 500.

Leading firm in the Mexican market for its International & Cross-Border Capabilities, Galicia is an independent firm with broad international reach through its alliances and network in Europe, UK, LatAm, US, Canada and Asia.

Corporate Governance

  • Board of Partners
  • Excecutive Committee
  • Co-Managing Partners -Jose Visoso and Christian Lippert-
  • 10 internal committees -6 strategic and 4 operative-
  • Legal Team (Partners, Counsels, Associates, Law clerks and Paralegals)
  • Business Team (Business Development, Communications, Digital Marketing/Social Media and Sustainability Model professionals)
  • Administrative & Finance Team (Administrative, Talent/RRHH, IT and Finance professionals)

Our Services

Practice Areas

  1. Arbitration
  2. Administrative Litigation
  3. Banking & Finance
  4. Restructuring & Insolvency
  5. Capital Markets
  6. Competition/Antitrust
  7. Compliance and Investigations
  8. Corporate M&A
  9. Customs & International Trade
  10. Civil & Commercial Litigation
  11. Energy (Oil & Gas, Renewables & Power)
  12. Environment
  13. Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
  14. Infrastructure
  15. Intellectual Property & Data Privacy
  16. Insurance & Reinsurance
  17. Fintech
  18. Labour & Employment (Consultancy and Litigation)
  19. Life Sciences
  20. Mining
  21. Project Finance
  22. Real Estate & Hospitality
  23. Tax (Non-Contentious, Controversy and Litigation)
  24. Technology, Media & Telecommunications (E-Commerce)
  25. Wealth Management

Our Legal Team

36 Partners

Manuel Galicia – M&A, B&F, Private Equity, ESG

Carlos de Maria y Campos – Energy, Project Finance

Jose Visoso – M&A, Private Equity, B&F

Ignacio Pesqueira – Corporate M&A, Private Equity

Arturo Perdomo – M&A, B&F, Fintech

Christian Lippert – M&A, Antitrust, Compliance, Wealth Management

Humberto Pérez-Rocha – M&A, B&F, Insurance, Fintech

Francisco Fernández Cueto – Energy, Project Finance

Alejandro de la Borbolla – M&A, Infrastructure

Bernardo Martínez-Negrete – Life Sciences, Infrastructure

Héctor Kuri – M&A, Mining

Antonio Borja – Energy, Project Finance

Daniel Amézquita – Administrative Litigation / Public Law

Maurice Berkman – Capital Markets, ESG

Carlos Chávez – Antitrust, Compliance, TMT

Mariana Herrero – Environmental, ESG

Eugenio Sepúlveda – M&A, Restructuring & Insolvency, Project Finance

Guillermo Pérez Santiago – Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, ESG

Eduardo García-Travesi – Energy, Project Finance

Ricardo García – M&A, Technology, E-Commerce

Gabriela Pellón – Tax Consultancy, Wealth Management

Rodrigo Zamora – Civil & Commercial Litigation, Arbitration

Rodrigo Rivera – Banking & Finance, Real Estate, ESG

Ramiro Sandoval – Real Estate & M&A

Cecilia Azar – Arbitration, Commercial Litigation

Federico Scheffler – Tax Consultancy, Technology, ESG

Edson Uribe – Tax Controversy

Ernesto Partida – Energy, Project Finance

Mario Valencia – Customs and International Trade

Denise Lester – Tax Litigation

Carlos Escoto – Environmental, ESG

Rosemarie McLaren – Banking & Finance, ESG

Juan Carlos Burgos – Antitrust, Compliance, TMT

Octavio Cantón – Labor & Employment

Eduardo Michán – Tax Consultancy

Carlos Obregón – M&A, Capital Markets


5 Counsels

Juan Pablo Cervantes – M&A, National & International Chambers Liaison

Nadia Gonzalez – Labor, ESG

Cecilia Rojas – Banking & Finance

Lisandro Herrera – Life Sciences, IP, Technology

Gerardo Rodríguez – Antitrust, Compliance, TMT

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and Finance, Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions, ESG practices partner and Chairman of Executive Committee Manuel Galicia +525555409200
Energy and Project Finance practices partner Carlos de Maria y Campos +525555409200
Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity practices partner and Co-Managing Partner Jose Visoso +525555409200
Corporate Services, Mergers and Acquisitions and Private Equity practices partner Ignacio Pesqueira +525555409200
Banking and Finance, Mergers and Acquisitions, Fintech practices partner Arturo Perdomo +525555409200
Competition, Mergers and Acquisitions and Wealth Management practices partners and Co-Managing Partner Christian Lippert +525555409200
Mergers and Acquisitions, Banking and Finance and Insurance practices partner Humberto Perez Rocha +525555409200
Energy and Project Finance practices partner Francisco Fernández Cueto +525555409200
Infrastructure and Project Finance practices partner Alejandro de la Borbolla +525555409200
Life Sciences, Infrastructure and Project Finance practices partner Bernardo Martínez-Negrete +525555409200
Mining and Mergers and Acquisitions practices partner Hector Kuri +525555409200
Energy and Project Finance practices partner Antonio Borja +525555409200
Administrative Litigation practice partner Daniel Amezquita +525555409200
Capital Markets, Banking & Finance practices partner Maurice Berkman +525555409200
Competition, Compliance and TMT practices partner Carlos Chavez +525555409200
Environmental and ESG practices partner Mariana Herrero +525555409200
Restructuring and Insolvency and Mergers and Acquisitions practices partner (Monterrey Office) Eugenio Sepúlveda +52 (81) 9689 9030
Banking and Finance and Capital Markets practices partner Guillermo Pérez Santiago +525555409200
Energy and Project Finance practices partner Eduardo García-Travesi +525555409200
Mergers and Acquisitionsand Technology, Media and Telecomm practices partner Ricardo García +525555409200
Tax Consultancy and Wealth Management practices partner Gabriela Pellón +525555409200
Commercial and Civil Litigation & Arbitration practices partner Rodrigo Zamora +525555409200
Banking and Finance, Real Estate and ESG practices partner Rodrigo Rivera +525555409200
Mergers and Acquisitions and Real Estate practices partner Ramiro Sandoval +525555409200
Arbitration practice partner Cecilia Azar +525555409200
Tax Consultancy practice partner Federico Scheffler +525555409200
Tax Controversy practice partner Edson Uribe +525555409200
Energy and Project Finance practices partner Ernesto Partida +525555409200
Customs and International Trade practice partner Mario Valencia +525555409200
Tax Litigation practice partner Denise Lester +525555409200
Environmental and ESG practices partner Carlos Escoto +525555409200
Banking and Finance partner (Monterrey Office) Rosemarie McLaren +52 (81) 9689 9030
Compliance and Competition practices partner Juan Carlos Burgos +525555409200
Labor practice partner Octavio Cantón +525555409200
Mergers and Acquisitions counsel and International Chambers Liaison Juan Pablo Cervantes +525555409200
Labor & Employment and ESG practices counsel and co-head of practice Nadia González +52 (81) 9689 9030
Banking and Finance counsel Cecilia Rojas +525555409200
Life Sciences counsel Lisandro Herrera +525555409200
Compliance, Competition and TMT counsel Gerardo Rodríguez +525555409200
Finance and Administrative Director Astrid Bolbrugge +525555409200
Business Development, Comms/Marketing and Sustainability Director Ana LópezPariente +525555409200
Legal Team : 36 Partners, 5 Counsels, +110 Associates
Business Development, Comms/Marketing and Sustability Team : 5 professionals
Administrative, IT, Talent and Finance Team : +50 professionals
Total Headcount : +238 professionals
Offices : Mexico City and Monterrey
The Interlex Group
Canadian Business Chamber (CANCHAM)
American Chamber of Commerce
The UN Global Compact (signatories)
The UN Women Empowerment Principles (WEPs)
The Green Pledge
#GaliciaWomen : +9 practice areas and teams are led or co-led by women
#GaliciaWomen : Only Mexican leading firm with a woman member of the exceutive committee. 37% participate in Corporate Governance internal bodies