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Abilia

As one of the largest real estate developers in Mexico, Abilia’s legal team has been at the forefront of facilitating 15 large-scale projects totalling more than 3 million square meters built in the main cities of Mexico. Upon joining the company in 2012, Claudia Rosso Rizo, general counsel, was tasked with reconfiguring and consolidating the …

Accenture

Led by associate managing director Juan Luis Rodriguez Rivero, a talented team of 13 lawyers oversees the Mexico and Hispanic South America division of Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company operating in over 120 countries. The team, which is spread across the region and has a Mexico-based presence of four lawyers, …

AES México

Fortune 200 global power company AES Corporation has operated facilities in Mexico since 2000 under its subsidiary, AES México. Héctor Torres, general counsel and compliance officer for AES Mexico, leads an experienced and tight-knit team of four. They previously procured the services of external law firms but a transformation in the last two years has …

Alfa

Led by Carlos Jimenez Barrera, senior vice president, legal and corporate affairs who joined Alfa in 1976, the team has continued to add to the company’s sterling reputation as an outstanding domestic entity. The company is a conglomerate of different businesses, most of which produce aluminium auto components, petrochemicals and refrigerated foods and also has …

AlphaCredit

AlphaCredit is a finance company that provides specialty loans to the large, unbanked consumer market in Mexico and holds a credit portfolio of $87.5m. According to general counsel and compliance director Juan Salvador Nito Irigoyen, the current 12-member legal department has ‘been central in all major transactions of the company’. In one transaction in 2016, …

Amazon Mexico

Attracted by the high growth potential in Mexico’s e-commerce market, with estimated annual growth rates of approximately 30%, Amazon launched its operation in the country in 2015. Today Amazon operates a Spanish language site, Amazon.com.mx, featuring millions of products spanning a range of consumer goods. The Mexican legal unit was created immediately on Amazon’s entry …

América Móvil

Led by general counsel Alejandro Cantú Jiménez, the legal team at América Móvil, Latin America’s largest wireless company and the third largest in the world, continues to drive the business forward. Despite certain regional challenges, the team has helped overcome the intricacies of the Mexican and South American telecommunications markets by excelling in their various …

Arca Continental

Arca Continental manufactures beverages owned and licensed by The Coca-Cola Company in Mexico and parts of Latin America. It is the third largest Coca-Cola bottler in the world. Jaime Sánchez Fernández, the company’s executive legal director and general counsel, heads the legal department that oversees the company’s expansive operations. Following successful progress in Mexico, in …

ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company, with a presence in more than 60 countries and an industrial footprint in 19 countries. In 2015, ArcelorMittal had revenues of over $63bn and crude steel productions of 92.5 million tonnes. Mexico has developed into a substantial market for the company, and the legal team has …

Arcos Dorados

Arcos Dorados Holding Company is the largest franchisee of McDonald’s restaurants in the world, accounting for over 5% of the global total of franchised restaurants. Its main area of operations cover Latin America and the Caribbean, where it is one of the major employers for young and first-time employees. Anabell González Nava leads the North …

AT&T México

In 2015 Nextel was acquired by global telecoms company AT&T for $1.9bn. Following the acquisition, Antonio Garza, regulatory executive director and senior compliance leader, led the Mexican side of the deal which resulted in a successful buyout. Garza now holds a dual-role for the company in which he leads a team of 12 lawyers, economists …

AXA Seguros México

Following the 2008 purchase of ING Insurance Mexico for $1.5bn, French multinational insurance company AXA has been established in Mexico through its subsidiary, AXA Seguros México. In a unique legal set up, ‘all the regulatory, legal and litigious matters are consolidated in a single team with a mutualisation and polyfunctional organisation of in-house activities’. The …

BanBajío

Banco del Bajío (known as BanBajío) has established itself as one of the most renowned banks in Mexico and Latin America. With a strong focus on social responsibility, the bank has also been the national leader in granting credits to the agricultural sector, being recognised on two occasions by the National Agriculture Council as a …

Banco de México

Mexico’s central bank and monetary authority, Banco de México (Banxico), boasts a wealth of legal talent with expert knowledge of the financial sector within the team. Banxico shares responsibility for exchange rate policy and regulatory supervision of the finance sector with the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público). As …

Bayer de México

Bayer has been present in Mexico for almost 100 years, operating in the country since 1921. With over 3,150 employees and annual sales of more than MXN$18bn, the Mexican subsidiary is an important part of the Bayer consortium worldwide. With a presence throughout the country, the legal team is dispersed across Mexican cities such as …

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