Firm Profile > Ibarra, del Paso y Gallego > Mexico City, Mexico

Ibarra, del Paso y Gallego

Mexico > Environment Tier 2

Headed by founding partner Adrián del Paso, a seasoned practitioner with nearly 20 years' experience in the field, Ibarra, del Paso y Gallego's standalone environmental practice is one of the firm's core areas. Particularly strong in handling strategic advisory and transactional matters, the team has also seen an increase in its environmental litigation capabilities in recent years following the arrival of senior associate Mauricio Sandoval. Well known for its expertise in regulatory matters that deal with environmental impact and risk, the department's recent work includes environmental due diligence mandates (both internal and transaction-related), along with issues ranging from hazardous waste disposal and environmental impact assessments, statements and authorisations, to administrative litigation against PROFEPA, CONAGUA and SEMARNAT resolutions.

Practice head(s):

Adrián del Paso


‘The firm has extensive knowledge of environmental matters and this complements the day-to-day work of the in-house lawyers very well’

‘They offer a personalised service and total availability’

‘The firm’s lawyers, in addition to knowing the legislation well, start to know the business and its particularities and this makes the work flow in an unbeatable way’

Mexico > Life sciences Tier 2

Ibarra, del Paso y Gallego ‘keeps growing enormously in the speciality of life sciences’, offering clients transactional and regulatory legal advice, life sciences-focused due diligence support, and providing technical and legal support in obtaining health care, biotechnology and other related authorisations. Another key service provided by the firm is legal representation before the Ministry of Health, the Federal Commission for the Protection against Health Risks (COFEPRIS), and other relevant authorities. Jointly headed by Adrián del Paso, who is well known for his environmental expertise but is increasingly active in the life sciences sector; and Juan Manuel Alvarez del Castillo, the team's recent work highlights have included the review of numerous complex contracts related to the commercialisation and distribution of foreign third-party pharmaceutical products.

Practice head(s):

Adrián del Paso; Juan Manuel Álvarez del Castillo


‘This firm keeps growing enormously in the speciality of life sciences. Their concern to provide the best service, made them specialize and grow in terms of knowledge in this area’

‘The firm is involved in all events related to the subject, which has made them experts in the field and always up to date with the latest developments’

‘They are interactive and thorough in discussing potential legal issues with their clients, which helps in assessing and prioritizing what issues should be addressed first’

‘Ibarra’s billings are clear’

‘They have technology resources that support face-to-face discussions, which is particularly beneficial when the client is in the US, and the issue and the firm is in Mexico. We know that we can easily reach Ibarra attorneys as needed’

Mexico > Real estate Tier 2

Praised for its lawyers ‘attention to detail and mastery of the real estate industry', Ibarra, del Paso y Gallego houses a 12-strong practice which stands out for its capabilities in hospitality and transactional real estate, which are reinforced with additional expertise in environment, corporate/M&A, and energy and infrastructure. Co-led by founding partners Gerardo Gallego and Carlos Ibarra, as well as fellow partner Rodrigo de los Ríos, the department primarily handles the development and operation of timeshare regimes, acquisitions, financing, leasing and real estate sales, along with rights of way and easements and property regularisation. Senior associate Sandra Jiménez and counsel Alejandra Gutiérrez are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Ibarra; Gerardo Gallego; Rodrigo de los Ríos


Attention to detail, mastery of the real estate industry and easy access to partners. Carlos Ibarra and Gerardo Gallego have tremendous subject matter expertise.

The services provided by this firm are professional and the advice is innovative, adding value to clients and in-house counsel. The outstanding partner is Carlos Ibarra. They keep up to date on relevant issues and propose solutions tailored to their clients’ needs.

The team at Ibarra, del Paso y Gallego is very well prepared and provides personal attention from the partners to their clients. I find this personal attention unique and the client service extraordinary.’

‘Carlos Ibarra has gone above and beyond to help out in professional situations, industry meetings and even pro-bono work that has helped move forward in complicated situations. His positive attitude and generosity are truly exceptional.’

Key clients



Alcon Laboratories


Grupo Blq



Grupo IGS




Grupo Radio Formula

Mexico > Corporate and M&A Tier 4

Partner Gerardo Gallego Díaz de León, who garners praise for his ‘extensive knowledge of corporate matters’, heads the practice at Ibarra, del Paso y Gallego, where he deploys his more than 15 years' experience advising foreign and domestic investors doing business in Mexico. The seven-strong department has considerable experience participating in stock and asset transactions, as well as real estate property purchase and sale agreements, joint ventures and mergers and acquisitions, among other matters. Additionally, it assists companies with the preparation, negotiation and review of all types of contracts and commercial agreements. Further partner level input comes from Rodrigo de los Ríos (banking and finance, capital markets, M&A, and real estate); while associate Fernando González Gómez provides key support. However, corporate, project finance and tax partner Carlos Pérez-Chow left the firm in February 2021.

Practice head(s):

Gerardo Gallego Díaz de León


‘Gerardo Gallego offers personalised attention and extensive knowledge of corporate matters.’

‘They have a very high level of dedication to the profession and to the service they provide to clients; in particular, in the sense that the attention they give to the points important to them. They are very meticulous, but without being pretentious.’

Key clients

McCormick Pesa

BioTe Medical

Callison RTKL

Blu Cargo & Logistics

Kuha Wellness Community Centers

Rumbo Estratégico


Mexico > Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 5

Partner Juan Miguel Martínez-Mendieta ‘an extraordinary litigator’ who garners praise for ‘caring about providing a great service and knowing the client's needs’, heads the six-strong practice at Ibarra, del Paso y Gallego, which also undertakes arbitration and ADR. The department, which houses other key practitioners such as associate Diego Sándor Maurer Hernández, has proven expertise in administrative, civil, commercial and amparo lawsuits. It also remains active with regard to recovery actions.

Practice head(s):

Juan Miguel Martínez Mendieta


‘Juan Miguel Martinez is an extraordinary litigator. He cares about providing a great service and knowing the client’s needs.’

‘It is a serious and very professional firm that has given excellent results in the matter thanks to their deep knowledge. They know the processes well and are very professional.’

‘They have a good support team and the preparation is excellent.’

Key clients

Atco Group

Corteva Agriscience



GNK Logística






Cultura Colectiva


Inca Concretos


Mexico > Intellectual property Tier 5

Partner Juan Manuel Alvarez del Castillo heads the IP practice at Ibarra, del Paso y Gallego, which is a popular choice for clients from the pharmaceutical, life sciences and biotech industries. Alvarez handles and prosecutes a broad range of matters involving trade marks, patents, copyright, domain names and related litigation; he also plays a significant role in the firm's life sciences practice.

Practice head(s):

Juan Manuel Álvarez del Castillo

Key clients

K&L Gates

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle

Discovery Communications


World Trade Centers Association

Mexico > Labour and employment Tier 5

‘Excellent service’ and ‘complete knowledge about labour matters’ are just some of the accolades received by Ibarra, del Paso y Gallego's three-strong employment practice. The young team (which frequently works hand-in-hand with the firm's M&A practice), is led by partner Jaime Rodríguez Eguiarte and undertakes a broad range of services including labour due diligence processes, profit sharing, employer substitutions, and collective bargaining agreements and union negotiations, among other matters; it is also recommended for its compliance advice.

Practice head(s):

Jaime Rodriguez Eguiarte


‘The way in which they develop the strategy to reduce the risks and costs in this area, for example in the area of labour claims, stands out.’

‘The preparation and knowledge of the subject is excellent. They have supported us a lot during the pandemic, they have guided us to be in compliance during this time despite the situation. They guided us through the whole issue of the new telework law and thanks to them we were able to respond very quickly to comply with it.’

‘The team has extensive knowledge of collective bargaining and of course individual bargaining. Their great added value is the confidence that comes from being able to have negotiations under their advice, knowing that they are 100% reliable and professional.’

‘The attention we receive from partner Jaime Rodriguez is extraordinary, he is always available.’

‘Complete knowledge about labour matters. Excellent service, they keep you posted about the trials and issues so we are always aware and avoid surprises. The let us know ahead when we need prepare something specific for the trial so again we are never running. Jaime is very experienced in labor matters and even though he is a partner and head of the legal team he is always available and gives us great service.’

Key clients

Universal Pictures Mexico

Mizuho Bank Mexico

Lottus Capital Fund

Agua de México

Samurai Motors

Trax Retail

Sistemas Interactivos de Consultoría

Rackspace Mexico

Universidad Latinoamericana

Carrier Enterprise Mexico

Ibarra, Del Paso y Gallego is an innovative law firm with a solid foundation, based on a commitment to excellence, interdisciplinary work and team efforts.

Our professional practice is oriented around fundamental core values, including ethics, client loyalty and adherence to sound principles of law with a practical and business approach. Our legal practice focuses and specializes in real estate, environment, administrative and regulatory law, life sciences, dispute resolution, corporate M&A, tax and estate planning, intellectual property and labour and employment.

Ibarra, del Paso y Gallego, S.C. has established a reputation for being a reliable and thorough team of young yet experienced and internationally trained attorneys. Efficiently organized, the firm moves on with traditional clichés by working in an open-plan office that results in close team interaction and cost-efficient responsiveness. The firm offers an innovative service delivery model, creative fee structures and state-of-the-art technology infrastructure and facilities.

The firm delivers high-quality legal services with a day-to-day, transaction-oriented approach operating under an innovative open-office model that favours partner-client direct contact, cost-effective teamwork and quick turnaround.

The firm’s clients range from international Fortune 500 companies to domestic entities and high-net-worth individuals.

Department Name Email Telephone
Real Estate Carlos Ibarra Fernández +52 5552020717
Environment Adrián del Paso Puente +52 5552020717
Corporate and Commercial Gerardo Gallego Díaz de León +52 5552020717
Intellectual Property Juan Manuel Alvarez del Castillo +52 5552020717
Dispute Resolution Juan Miguel Martínez Mendieta +52 5552020717
Life Sciences Adrián del Paso Puente +52 5552020717
Projects Carlos Ibarra Fernández +52 5552020717
Administrative and Regulatory Law Juan Miguel Martínez Mendieta +52 5552020717
Data Protection Juan Manuel Alvarez del Castillo +52 5552020717
Labour & Employment Jaime Rodríguez Eguiarte +52 5552020717
Energy and Infrastructure Carlos Ibarra Fernández +52 5552020717
Corporate Finance Rodrigo de los Ríos Gordoa +52 5552020717
Photo Name Position Profile
 Juan Manuel Alvarez del Castillo  photo Juan Manuel Alvarez del Castillo Partner
 Rosalío Bailón Solís  photo Rosalío Bailón Solís Associate
 Rodrigo De los Ríos Gordoa  photo Rodrigo De los Ríos Gordoa Partner
 Gerardo Gallego Díaz de León  photo Gerardo Gallego Díaz de León He has more than fifteen years of experience advising foreign and domestic…
 Fernando González Gómez  photo Fernando González Gómez Attorney at law experienced in the following areas: corporate, finance and real…
 Alejandra Gutierrez Pérez Avena  photo Alejandra Gutierrez Pérez Avena Of Counsel
 Carlos Ibarra Fernández  photo Carlos Ibarra Fernández Carlos has over twenty years of experience advising foreign and domestic investors…
 Sandra Jiménez Huerta  photo Sandra Jiménez Huerta Sandra is an Of Counsel at Ibarra, del Paso y Gallego, S.C.…
 Juan Miguel Martínez Mendieta  photo Juan Miguel Martínez Mendieta Juan Miguel has over eighteen years of experience in various contentious issues in…
 Diego Sándor Maurer Hernández  photo Diego Sándor Maurer Hernández Diego has six years of experience advising clients to protect their interest…
 Jaime Rodríguez Eguiarte  photo Jaime Rodríguez Eguiarte He has more than 15 years of experience handling L&E matters, in…
 Mauricio Sandoval Rojo  photo Mauricio Sandoval Rojo Mauricio is admitted to practice law in Mexico since 2015. He started…
 Adrián del Paso Puente  photo Adrián del Paso Puente Adrián has more than sixteen years of experience representing companies and investment funds…
Other fee-earners : 23
IBA (International Bar Association)
IFA (International Fiscal Association)
Partners : 7
Of Counsel : 3