Firm Profile > Müggenburg, Gorches y Peñalosa, S.C. (MGPS) > Mexico City, Mexico

Müggenburg, Gorches y Peñalosa, S.C. (MGPS)

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 3

Müggenburg, Gorches y Peñalosa, S.C. (MGPS) has a solid track-record handling primarily civil, administrative and commercial disputes and litigation across a wide range of sectors and disciplines, including energy, infrastructure, environment, tax, TMT and intellectual property. It also undertakes arbitration and is experienced in constitutional amparos, competition litigation and compliance and investigations. The team is led by managing partner Esteban C Gorches (civil, commercial and administrative litigation; amparos), in conjunction with junior partner Juan Luis Blanco M and corporate and finance-focused Luis Gerardo Ramírez, who made partner in mid-2020). Of late the team has been particularly busy with significant amparo proceedings (primarily for clients in the pharmaceuticals and consumer goods sectors), and in administrative procedures and nullity claims related to rulings by consumer protection agency PROFECO. It has also been active handing matters including settlement agreements, mercantile and commercial cases, shareholder representation in bankruptcy proceedings, and commercial and construction contract breaches.

Intellectual property Tier 3

Intellectual property is one of the core practices at Müggenburg, Gorches y Peñalosa, S.C. (MGPS), which represents clients in a variety of matters related to trade marks, patents, trade secrets, copyright, domain names and other IP rights. The department is particularly active in litigation, advising clients - including international pharmaceutical companies - on numerous procedures enforcing intellectual property rights, primarily related to patents and against third parties selling and manufacturing infringing products. Skilled litigator and patents' specialist, Esteban Gorches, is the team's key practitioner.

Compliance Tier 4

Luis Gerardo Ramírez, who was appointed partner in mid-2019, is the key contact at Müggenburg, Gorches y Peñalosa, S.C. (MGPS), which houses a small practice group that nevertheless advises on compliance in relation to anti-corruption, administrative responsibilities, integrity, compliance policies and corporate government and government procurement. It also undertakes training on the obligations and responsibilities of individuals. Recent matters predominantly include the design and implementation of compliance programs. Senior support comes from founding partner Esteban Gorches, who has a strong constitutional and administrative litigation aspect to his practice.

Key clients


The Henson Group / HGSM

Good Foods Group

Tata Steel International (Americas) / Tata Steel Mexico

To Be a Wedding Planner


Banking and finance Tier 5

Pablo Gómez Sáinz and Luis Gerardo Ramírez head the small but solid banking and finance practice at Müggenburg, Gorches y Peñalosa, S.C. (MGPS). The group uses its broad expertise to advise on all aspects of financing, particularly corporate finance (including acquisition and leveraged finance), asset and project finance, and regulatory matters. The department also handles cross-border financing and advises clients requiring financings and the implementation of associated security packages in Mexico.


Immediate responsiveness, knowledge, attention over the years. Excellent interaction and results with Luis Gerardo Ramírez Villela

Key clients

Banco Actinver

Haitong Bank & Novo Banco

UBS Grupo Financiero

ING Corporate Investments Mezzanine Funds

Banco Santander, Caixabank & Bankia

Tecnicas Reunidas

Energy and natural resources Tier 5

The eight-strong energy practice at Müggenburg, Gorches y Peñalosa, S.C. (MGPS) regularly advises clients on regulatory matters arising from the energy sector, particularly in oil, gas and mining, including regulatory components of M&A and other transactional work, administrative regulatory work related to the licenses and permitting, and compliance and enforcement with regulatory bodies. Partners Esteban C Gorches Guerrero and Luis Gerardo Ramírez co-head the department.

Key clients

Hidrocarburos Vesper

Compañía Minera Viva México


Our Firm is formed by highly reputed and well experienced attorneys providing their clients with efficient and sophisticated legal services.
We have a unique advising model based on the expertise of trial attorneys practicing in all kind of legal actions and law suits. We also have an experienced team providing transactional and corporate services, along with other highly specialized professionals practicing within our firm in other legal areas.
Our unique model is based on legal strategies enriched and implemented by trial attorneys, with an inclusive vision of corporate and transactional attorneys and with the added input of former in-house counselors. Additionally, most of our partners are lecturers at some of the most reputed Law schools of the country. The combination of these factors gives us the distinctive ability to offer our clients a 360° legal approach when it is so required by the particular matter entrusted to us.
We ask our legal professional staff to continually upgrade their legal education, which allows us to a cutting-edge Law firm.
Our clients are provided with one-on-one attention supported by our deep and detailed knowledge on their different industries and service sectors, which at the time contributes to anticipate and prevent potential contingencies and benefits maintaining an open communication channel that allows us to timely inform any changes to the in-force legislation that could affect our client’s interests.
As explained, we combine tradition and innovation; therefore, our clients favor us by considering our Firm as their permanent advisors. Adding value through our distinctive manner of rendering services, grants our clientele tangible and direct benefits that result from our professional relationship.


Since most of the matters in which we are involved have simultaneous effects in Mexico and other jurisdictions, one of our greatest assets is our international approach to law. This international approach has been consolidated through our broad multinational client portfolio as well as the solid expertise our attorneys have accumulated over the years through counseling multinational matters in their respective areas of expertise, which resulted in notable recognition of our Firm and its legal staff.

In this regard, the Firm represents and has represented clients of the most dynamic entrepreneurial sectors, well-known companies, and Fortune 500 global leaders in their fields.


Our attorneys possess a solid professional background in Ethics and Law. Our partners, associates and interns have a broad experience in the Ethics Code ruling our profession and they act at all times; our internal Code of Ethics is based on those regulations, and the Professional Ethics Code of the Mexican Bar Association.

Our attorneys graduated from some of the most prestigious Law schools in the country and in order to be admitted into our firm, they must pass a rigorous selection process, in which each candidate is required to prove solid legal knowledge and criteria.

Additionally, we require our attorneys to be constantly informed about amendments and additions to the Mexican and international legal systems, which mainly consist in issuing new laws or amendments from current Acts, international treaties and court precedents.


The Firm acknowledges and promotes the importance of altruistic work and social responsibility and encourages its members to actively participate in handling matters with social impact and, as well as to provide free legal counsel to non-profit organizations and charity. We provide pro-bono advice to several institutions and foundations, such as Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados, A.C., Fundación Barra Mexicana, A.C., Fundación Appleseed México, A.C., Bufete Jurídico Gratuito Social A.C. (Universidad Panamericana), Colegio Junípero, A.C., Christel House de Mexico, A.C. and Mexicanos Unidos Contra la Corrupción y la Impunidad.

Department Name Email Telephone
Public Relations Manager Patricia Rodriguez (52 55) 5246 3400
Photo Name Position Profile
 Luis Gerardo Ramírez Villela  photo Luis Gerardo Ramírez Villela Partner
Partners : 5
Other professionals : 20