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Adrian Estrada

Adrian Estrada photo General counsel and institutional affairs director | Ternium Mexico

Described as an ‘ambitious self-starter’, Adrian Estrada is known in the industry for his flexible approach to managing legal processes, as well as his high susceptibility to change. These attributes come in handy in Estrada’s current role as general counsel and institutional affairs director at the largest steel conglomerate in Mexico Ternium, as he has …

Agustín Ballina Casares

Agustín Ballina Casares photo Chief legal counsel | JLL México

Wholly owned by Jones Lang LaSalle, JLL México has been providing specialised services to the Mexican real estate industry since 1991. Describing the company’s current chief legal counsel, Agustín Ballina Casares, one nominator explained: ‘[Ballina] is responsible for corporate affairs and general legal advisory at JLL in Mexico. His legal background goes back many years …

Ahiram Sarai Barbosa Celis

Ahiram Sarai Barbosa Celis photo Corporate lawyer | Pantos Logistics Mexico

A corporate lawyer of repute, Ahiram Sarai Barbosa Celis has a track record of providing excellent legal and business advice in a number of roles. She currently ‘reviews all contracts in the company, checks the lawsuits, controls the corporate documents and the insurances’ as the sole in-house lawyer at Pantos Logistics Mexico, a global total …

Alberto Paez

Alberto Paez photo General counsel | Cuauhtémoc-Moctezuma (HEINEKEN México)

Founded in 1890, major Mexican brewery Cuauhtémoc-Moctezuma exists today as a subsidiary of HEINEKEN International after the Dutch brewer acquired the company in 2010 from FEMSA. Alberto Paez had been counsel at FEMSA for 10 years prior to the landmark deal and after assisting with its full implementation, he joined Cuauhtémoc-Moctezuma in 2011 as international …

Alberto Sepúlveda

Alberto Sepúlveda photo Executive vice president, general director of legal and institutional affairs | Walmart de México y Centroamérica

Alberto Sepúlveda was a partner with White & Case prior to working with Walmart de México y Centroamérica, which is emblematic of both of his immense technical legal skill and ability to operate in high-pressure situations at the top of the legal profession. Upon joining Walmart in 2013, he was dealing with a commensurate level …

Alberto Sepúlveda

Alberto Sepúlveda photo Executive vice president, general director of legal and institutional affairs | Walmart de México y Centroamérica

Alberto Sepúlveda was a partner with White & Case prior to working with Walmart de México y Centroamérica, which is emblematic of both of his immense technical legal skill and ability to operate in high-pressure situations at the top of the legal profession. Upon joining Walmart in 2013, he was dealing with a commensurate level …

Alejandro Cantú Jiménez

Alejandro Cantú Jiménez photo General counsel | América Móvil

Now approaching two decades of experience with América Móvil, Alejandro Cantú Jiménez continues to diligently and successfully support the operations of one of Mexico’s largest and most important businesses. Since joining the company in 2001 he has run the full gamut of M&A work, debt financing, credit and loan agreements as well as antitrust and …

Alejandro E. Athié

Alejandro E. Athié photo General counsel (Mexico and Southern Cone) | Bank of America Merrill Lynch

In Latin America, Bank of America Merrill Lynch offers a full range of financial products and services to corporations, institutions and governments. Since 2011, Alejandro E. Athié has been the Mexico general counsel for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and in 2014 added the responsibility for the Southern Cone countries (Chile and Argentina). Athié has …

Alonso del Val Echeverría 

Alonso del Val Echeverría  photo Chief legal counsel | Oro Negro

Oro Negro was founded in 2012 and is a leading Mexican company that provides integrated and diversified oilfield services. Assisting with the company’s drilling services, Alonso del Val Echeverría oversees all legal operations of the organisation. With over 14 years of professional legal experience, del Val encompasses a vast amalgamation of experience in financial and …

Álvaro Gómez Godoy

Álvaro Gómez Godoy photo General counsel | Grupo Rotoplas

In June 2017 Álvaro Gómez Godoy took the reins of the general counsel role at Grupo Rotoplas, and in doing so assumed responsibility of dispensing comprehensive legal advice to Latin America’s leading provider of individual and integrated solutions for storing, carrying, and treating water. Taking this role in the wake of the departure of previous …

Amanda González

Amanda González photo Vice president, corporate counsel – Mexico | PGIM Real Estate

Part of the global investment management businesses of US Fortune Global 500 company Prudential Financial, PGIM Real Estate has been redefining the real estate investing landscape since 1970. The company has been investing in Mexico since 2002 managing funds that specialise in industrial, residential and retail properties. Described as ‘an absolute pragmatic counsel’, Amanda González …

Armando Ascencio Pérez

Armando Ascencio Pérez photo | FRISA

Having spent over 24 years at one of the most important real estate companies in Mexico, Grupo FRISA, Armando Ascencio Pérez has an almost unrivalled understanding of the company’s operations as evinced in his dual role of corporate CEO and general counsel. He was appointed in the position in 2014, after serving in the capacity …

Blanca Verónica Casillas Placencia

Blanca Verónica Casillas Placencia photo Legal director – corporate division | Banco del Bajío and Institución de Banca Múltiple

A long standing in-house legal professional within Mexico’s financial services sector, Blanca Verónica Casillas Placencia has worked for Banco del Bajío since November 1995. Being recognised for her talent and diligence, she was promoted to sub-director of the legal area before assuming her current role of legal director of the corporate division in November of …

Carla Revilla

Carla Revilla photo General counsel | Grupo Axo

Over her long career in the legal profession Carla Revilla has accumulated substantial experience under diverse legislation, resulting in an almost unrivalled knowledge of Latin-American deals and their legal requirements. Described by colleagues as an ‘excellent professional’ and a ‘highly dedicated individual with a thorough and profound legal knowledge’, Revilla has consistently exceeded expectations in …

Carlos A. Facha Lara

Carlos A. Facha Lara photo General counsel | Impulsora del Desarrollo y El Empleo en América Latina (IDEAL) and Minera Frisco

Carlos A. Facha Lara joined Grupo Financiero Inbursa as a legal manager in 1996. After a spin–off of Inbursa in 2005, IDEAL was incorporated and Facha assumed the general counsel position. He also assumed the general counsel position of Minera Frisco with additional responsibility as the head of the environmental area and mining concessions area …

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