Andrés Acedo M.
Founding partner, Mr. Acedo studied law at Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City, where he also coursed postgraduate business and corporate law degree. He worked as foreign associate at Bracewell & Patterson, LLP (currently Bracewell & Giuliani). He was a partner for several years of the law firm Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa, S.C., of which he was member for close to two decades.
His practice includes corporate, contractual and financial law, as well as insolvency, restructures, mergers and acquisitions, and has extensive experience in the communications and telecommunications sector and in the representation of foreign investors in Mexico. He has advised complex infrastructure, telecommunications, privatization and public bidding projects. He has worked with public as well as private companies in all types of infrastructure projects and joint ventures, financing and corporate restructure. His practice includes advising his clients in complex real estate projects as well as estate planning.
For more than fifteen years, Mr. Acedo has been professor of corporate laws and of telecommunications at Universidad Panamericana and Universidad Iberoamericana, two of the most prestigious law schools in Mexico City. He is a member of the Mexican Bar and of the Mexican Institute of Telecommunications (IDET).
Pedro Santamarina Noriega
Founding partner, Mr. Santamarina studied law at Escuela Libre de Derecho. He was a partner for several years of the lawfirm De Ovando y Martínez del Campo, S.C. (currently Jones Day Mexico City) for which he was a member for nearly two decades. He also worked for some years as foreign legal consultant in the Houston office of Vinson & Elkins LLP.
He has broad experience in corporate and business law, and has actively participated in domestic as well as international transactions, working along with recognized companies and lawfirms in Mexico and abroad.
He has advised public as well as private companies in all types of infrastructure projects, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, financings through capital as well as debt markets, privatizations, public biddings, franchises and real estate projects, among others. His practice includes antitrust and estate planning.
Rafael Tena Castro
Mr. Tena is the head of our tax practice. He earned his law degree from Universidad Panamericana in 2009. He has postgraduate studies in Tax Law in the Escuela Libre de Derecho (highest average of the class). He was awarded with The Orange Tulip Scholarship and holds the Master of Advanced Studies in International Tax Law (LL.M. (Adv.)) from the International Tax Center – Leiden University, The Netherlands.
Among others, he pursued postgraduate studies at the Mexican Bar Association, in Administrative Litigation and the Summer Program in American Law offered by Columbia Law School in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Mr. Tena´s practice involves advising on commercial cross-border transactions, tax audits, transfer pricing and other tax planning strategies, as well as representing clients in tax litigation at both Federal and State levels.
He has lectured at Universidad Panamericana and Universidad Panamericana Preparatoria. He regularly publishes articles in Mexico and abroad.
Mr. Tena is a member of the Mexican Bar Association.
Languages: Spanish and English.
Juan Fernando Espinosa Durán
Juan Fernando Espinosa is an associate that specializes in government procurement and administrative law. He's involved with the Firm's regulatory, telecommunications and corporate law practice areas.
He has successfully advised different global corporations regarding their participation in procurement procedures before the Mexican government and for the last 5 years has been involved in the Mexsat Program, advising the Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transports on the procurement of the most advanced commercial satellite system in the world, the launch of its satellites and related services.
Alejandro Castillejos Ramos y Martínez
Alejandro Castillejos is a lawyer practicing in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, financing, trusts, foreign investment, joint ventures, intellectual property, and has experience in the areas of civil and commercial law, social assistance institutions, and associations, international law, public biddings and immigration law.
He studied law at Universidad Iberoamericana and has a Master of Law degree in International Business by the same university.
He is professor at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and advises different civil organizations in contractual, organizational and corporate direction matters.
Roberto Alejandro Altamirano Fuentes
Roberto Altamirano graduated from Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City, in which he served as legal advisor of its renowned Legal Bureau for over 5 years, advising individuals in all type of civil and commercial claims, and helping to train a generation of litigation lawyers of the renowned Universidad Panamericana.
After joining the private practice and for the past ten years, Mr. Altamirano has advised complex litigation cases in several Courts and jurisdictions all across Mexico, in the civil, commercial, and constitutional fields, including international comercial arbitration.
Mr. Altamirano has advised litigation in diverse áreas, including estate litigation and telecommunications law.
Laura Gabriela Castillo Méndez
Ms. Castillo´s practice areas include corporate and commercial law: mergers and acquisitions, business formation and planning, structuring of national and international transactions, foreign investment, joint ventures, due diligences, etc.
A significant part of her work includes negotiating and drafting of a wide variety of contracts. She has advised on a wide range of commercial and regulatory compliance issues including financing, debt restructure, director and officer liability, anti-money laundering regulations, intellectual property licensing, foreign investment, securities, employment relations, domestic and international business, privacy, and migration.
José Luis Roldán Ortega
Jose Luis Roldan is a lawyer collaborating in civil, commercial, administrative and constitutional litigation area.
He obtained a Law degree from Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Santa Fe, where he participated in the International Commercial Arbitration Moot Program at the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, France, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands, the University of Vienna, Austria and the Arbitration Center of Mexico.
He obtained his Master of Law degree, with Honors, by La Salle University Mexico, with the thesis: "Supplying the Arbitration Agreement in the Enforcement of International Commercial Arbitration Awards", studies for which he was also awarded with the prize: "Brother Miguel Febres Cordero", granted to the Valedictorian student of the Law School.
Additionally, he has a Major in Business Law with Honors by La Salle University Mexico, and has carried out other postgraduate studies at Universidad Iberoamericana, A.C.
He also serves as Professor of "Commercial Procedural Law" at the Social Sciences and Government National School of Tecnologico de Monterrey, and has been a lecturer in the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities before various civil society organizations.
His languages are Spanish and English.
Enrique López Méndez
Is an associate of the firm, specializing in corporate, transactional and business law. He also focuses on regulatory matters, advising on consumer protection and administrative proceedings before local and federal authorities.
Enrique López studied law at Universidad Iberoamericana, where he also coursed studies in Political Science and Public Administration. He is currently a candidate to obtain the Master degree on Economic Law at Universidad Panamericana, where he has participated as assistant professor in different corporate law lectures.
José Luis Mejia Estrada
José Luis Mejia is a lawyer practicing in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, financing, trusts, foreign investment, intellectual property and has experience in the areas of civil and commercial law, telecomm, regulatory, public biddings and privacy law.
He studied law at Universidad Panamericana and has a Specialty in Commercial Law by the same university.
He has participated in international cases in the telecommunications industry and advised different commercial entities in contractual, organizational and corporate direction matters.
Alan Martín Tellez Arzate
Alan specializes in administrative, corporate, transactional and business law. He’s involved with the Firm’s telecommunications, contractual and corporate law practice areas, as well as administrative proceedings before local and federal authorities. He graduated from Universidad Panamericana Campus Santa Fe, and he has postgraduate studies in Administrative Law from the same University.
He served as legal advisor of the Universidad Panamericana Legal Bureau for over 4 years, advising individuals in all type of civil and commercial claims.
Hendrik Pettersen Celayeta
J.D with honors from Escuela Libre de Derecho.
Focuses his practice on tax and administrative litigation as well as tax planning and consultancy on Mexican tax law.
Languages: Spanish (native) and English (Fluent).
Andrea Fernanda Olaya Gómez
Andrea is an associate of the firm specializing in corporate, transactional and business law, as well as on regulatory and real estate matters.
Andrea obtained her law degree from Universidad Panamericana in 2016 and she also obtained a postgraduate degree in Commercial Law Institutions from the same University, with Honorable Mention in 2017. She participated in the Legal English Plus Course of Girton College, University of Cambridge.
Elías Jalife Galante
Elias is a law clerk at the firm, supporting the corporate law and regulatory practice groups. Previously, he worked as a law clerk in Tellez Neme, Reguera Tornel, S.C. In the practices of civil, commercial and family litigation. He is currently studying law at Universidad Panamericana, Campus Santa Fe.
Nicolás Mendoza Mendoza
Nicolas studies law and finance at Tecnológico de Monterrey, Campus Santa Fe. He has experience in notary law and protection of personal data. He works as a law clerk in the civil and commercial litigation practice.
Claudio Díaz Maciel
Claudio is a law clerk at the firm supporting the corporate law, transactional and regulatory matters. He worked as a law clerk at the 9th Public Notary in Mexico City with Mr. José Ángel Villalobos Magaña. He is currently studying law at Universidad Panamericana, campus Mixcoac.
Juan Ignacio Cortés Sanabria
Juan Ignacio is a law clerk at the firm supporting the corporate, transactional and business law. He has worked supporting other areas like tax, administrative, civil, commercial and family litigation. He is currently studying law at Universidad Panamericana.
Edgar Giovanni Morales Ramírez
Giovanni is a law clerk at the firm supporting the tax and administrative litigation as well as tax planning and consultancy on Mexican tax law. He is currently studying law at Universidad Panamericana, Campus Mixcoac.
Previously, he worked as a law Clerk in Santamarina & Steta, S.C. in the practice of tax and administrative litigation.