Private Practice Powerlist: US-Mexico 2017 – GC Powerlist

Private Practice Powerlist: US-Mexico 2017

Adam Brenneman

Partner | Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Private Practice

Number of years practice: 11 Law school attended: George Washington University, University of Pennsylvania Law School Languages spoken: English and Spanish Principal practice areas: Banking, Bankruptcy, Capital Markets, M&A, Project...

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Alejandro E. Camacho

Partner | Clifford Chance

Private Practice

Number of years practice: 33 Law school attended: Cornell Law School Languages spoken: English and Spanish Principal practice areas: Bank Finance, Capital Markets Admissions: New York Alejandro Camacho has been...

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Alejandro González Lazzeri

Partner | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

Private Practice

Number of years practice: 15 Law school attended: Universidad Iberoamericana, Northwestern University School of Law (Fulbright Scholar) Languages spoken: English and Spanish Principal practice areas: Banking, Corporate Finance Admissions: Mexico, New...

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Alexandro M. Padrés

Partner | Shearman & Sterling

Private Practice

Number of years practice: 21 Law school attended: Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (LLB), New York University School of Law Languages spoken: English and Spanish Principal practice areas: Cross-border Finance,...

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Allan T. Marks

Partner | Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy

Private Practice

Number of years practice: 26 Law school attended: University of California, Berkeley Law School Languages spoken: English, French (conversational), German (conversational), Spanish (conversational) Principal practice areas: Project Finance and Development...

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Editor Message

For 30 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world. Now, with the Private Practice Powerlist, The Legal 500 initiates a new series identifying key individual practitioners with outstanding specialization in, and knowledge of, particular jurisdictions. Given the broader political context, the US-Mexico focus of this first Private Practice Powerlist could not be more timely: the lawyers named here will undoubtedly have a crucial role in what appears likely to be a relatively abrupt re-calibration of US-Mexico relations, particularly in the area of (bi-national) trade….read more

Future editions of the Private Practice Powerlist will, in a similar manner, seek to identify groups of key specialists with expertise in relation to other significant and critical jurisdictions.

Research of the Private Practice Powerlist has involved the canvassing of opinion from law firm partners and in-house counsel alike, as well as analysis of the career trajectories of the candidates considered for inclusion, so as to permit the identification of those practitioners with an engagement in the Mexican market that goes beyond just occasional involvement. In the undoubtedly complex, and quite possibly uncomfortable, process of bi-national re-accommodation that the US and Mexico are now facing, it is to this group of lawyers that we can look for the expertise to ameliorate the impact of the transformation. As such, they will be crucial in ensuring the continuity of business integration developed over the 20-plus years since the enactment of the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1994.

Our team of experienced researchers has assessed the candidates, analyzing both current practice and historical data to confirm the inclusion of individual practitioners. The US-Mexico Private Practice Powerlist includes not only highlights reflecting the work of the attorneys who have made the final list, but also future-facing commentary indicating – as far as is possible in such a fluid scenario – which legal and industrial sectors they perceive as likely to remain active despite the recasting of bi-national relations. Certainly, it is these individuals who will be the quiet protagonists that ensure business (and indeed, public entities and sub-sovereigns) continue to find the constructive and creative practical resolutions required to overcome the obstacles that arise during the forthcoming period of change.

Tim Girven
Editor, The Legal 500 Latin America

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Sponsor Message

Gonzalez Calvillo

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2017, a year that we can safely anticipate is likely to fundamentally change the traditional rulebook and part ways with historical precedents and stereotyped tendencies in the fields of commerce, trade and investment, and certainly law, among many others. “Adapt or fail” is the trend with which political scientists and economists alike generally agree on these days. But adapt to what? No one really can legitimately predict the specific ways in which the international political and economic landscape is going to change in the next few years, but it would not be presumptuous to assume that it will; dramatically so in fact.

Mexico is not only not an exception, but is rather in the eye of the storm, as the most recent inclinations against globalization aim straight at the country’s projects and plans. Protectionism thus challenges the very philosophical foundations upon which Mexico’s economy has been constructed during the past three decades.

Previous discourses, undoubtedly valid at the time, as to our country’s stability, growth, location, competitiveness and potential are taking the back seat to a concept that as recently as a few months ago, was not necessarily a business driver, but is now the most frequent headline: global political uncertainty, even in the most developed of nations, which naturally takes the meaning of market volatility to a whole new level.

We thus find ourselves immersed in a completely new context in which decisions will need to be taken without the aid of features or conditions that may have been taken for granted. It is now, probably more than ever (at least in recent memory) that the international business community will require adopting and executing these decisions based on the advice of individuals and firms that have had the greatest levels of experience within specific sectors, industries or practices.

From a Mexican viewpoint, we believe there is hardly an international location that stands out as much as New York City to become, yet again, the convergence hub for what businesses are about to experience in terms of a new world order. US lawyers and law firms that have been exposed to our country due to their practices, many of them with extremely knowledgeable and sophisticated work forces, will play a critical role in reshaping the commercial arena between our two nations.

Gonzalez Calvillo, S.C. is thus particularly privileged to collaborate with The Legal 500 in sponsoring this publication, which features the most recognized lawyers working across the United States, with the highest degree of specialization on matters relating to Mexico. We wish every one of them and their teams great success in the years to come, as this will undoubtedly become a measure of how well our country is to perform. As an institution, we also hope to continue to honor our role as instrumental tools in protecting and defending the interests of those who place their trust unto our care.