Vazquez Aldana, Hernandez Gomez Asociados (VAHG) > Mexico City, Mexico > Firm Profile

Vazquez Aldana, Hernandez Gomez Asociados (VAHG)
Av. Presidente Masaryk 111 Floor 1
Chapultepec Morales
Ciudad de México

Mexico > Banking and finance Tier 5

Clients appreciate Vázquez Aldana, Hernández Gómez & Asociados' ‘personal treatment, advice and availability’, to the point of regarding the Guadalajara-based firm as ‘a partner of the business’. The banking and finance practice acts primarily for lenders, regularly advising well-known banks such as Citibanamex, HSBC, Banregio, and BBVA on their financial transactions. Felipe Vazquez Aldana, who acts as Secretary of the Board of Directors for various financial institutions in Mexico, and Guadalupe Llamas López, are the key practice contacts.

Practice head(s):

Guadalupe Llamas; Felipe Vazquez Aldana


They stand out for their personal treatment, advice and availability, we see them as a partner of the business.’

Felipe Vazquez Aldana, has an excellent relationship with us and with our customers, always providing excellent advice and meeting response times.’

Key clients






Smart Lending

Work highlights

  • Assisted HSBC with the structuring and implementation of the loan and collateral securities granted in favour of the Bank in order to minimize risks to the lender, as well as preparing all the transactions documents.
  • Advised Banregio on the structuring and implementation of the loan and collateral securities granted in favour of the Bank in order to minimize risks to lender, as well as preparing all the transactions documents
  • Assisted BBVA with the structuring and implementation of the loan and associated collateral securities granted in favour of the Bank in order to minimize risks to the lender, as well as preparing all the transactions documents.  

VAHG is one of the leading law firms in western Mexico with more than 75 years’ combined experience and a large number of high-profile transactions, national and international, which support the quality of our work and our team. We are a specialized firm greatly recognized for our work in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, financial and stock market law, real estate, intellectual property and public trust.

VAHG is a “full service” firm fully committed to making its clients’ interests its own in order to consolidate long-term relationships. Always seeking to offer legal solutions to achieve our clients’ objectives and willing to work with their other advisors, our lawyers work to the highest standards of quality, professional ethics and responsiveness. They are sensitive to clients’ needs and have the ability to anticipate and solve problems, regardless of the complexity of the deal.

VAHG was conceived and founded through the need to provide foreign investors with the tools to safely and effectively navigate Mexico’s legal system. We have a broad understanding of clients’ needs, opportunities, strengths and challenges and are able to offer advice for each matter presented to us.

As a result of our non-stop search for high added value, we have the trust of worldwide known Mexican and multinational companies. VAGH possesses an invaluable amount of prestige and a reputation which strengthens its capability to conduct national and international transactions, operating under the highest standards of services and quality, together with a singular personal approach, thus developing a unique strategic competitive factor and receiving high appreciation from clients.

When doing business in Mexico, investors better serve their needs when they receive quality legal advice from professionals with a high degree of preparation and knowledge of the legal and business environments. The firm is equipped to collaborate closely with private and governmental institutions alike.

VAHG is member of: CONSULEGIS EEIG,  Union Internationale des Avocats and AMEXCAP (Mexican Association of PV and VC Funds)

M&A and corporate transactions: VAHG has a very unique corporate and M&A practice due to the experience of the highly qualified team and the business orientation in the matters. VAHG is keen to understand business models allowing it to get a broader view of the transactions and coverall  angles in the respective contracts.

VAHG partners have high negotiation skills. The head of the practice is often involved in international networks and participates as speaker in different conferences and panels around the world. The team is used to operating under the cross-border standards of international law firms, financial advisors and multinational companies.

Banking and finance: the firm’s experience in financial and banking matters is the highest in the region. VAHG is also capable of legally structuring complex and sophisticated loan and financial transactions providing a one stop shop when the transactions need attesting or collateral registrations under Mexican law. Performing under a high standard of responsiveness allows it to be able to work with the largest financial institutions in Mexico.

Real estate: with a strong practice in real estate representing foreign investors and real estate developers in Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta and Punta Mita. We represent the leading real estate developers in the Jalisco area.

Intellectual property: VAHG has focused its practice on handling different cases that involve preservation of national and foreign IP rights, working jointly with worldwide authorities to achieve the widest protection and supervision. VAHG has protected “Tequila” in 44 countries, monitoring and watching on a daily basis the mark, coordinating efforts worldwide for the protection of the first appellation of origin in Mexico: Tequila, acting as Mexican counsel for the Consejo Regulador del Tequila (CRT) in the filing of the Certification Mark in the USA.

Mergers & Acquisitions Fernando Hernández Gómez (Partner)
Corporate María José Armenta (Senior Associate)
Banking and finance Felipe Vázquez Aldana (Partner)
Banking and finance Fernando Hernández Gómez (Partner)
Intellectual property Mariana González (Senior Associate)
Real estate o Elvia Rios Saldaña (Senior Associate)
Other fee-earners : 16
Total staff : 52
Partners : 2