Managing Partner: Alberto Saavedra Olavarrieta
Number of partners: 20 Number of lawyers: 107 Number of special counsel worldwide: 3
Languages: English, French, German and Spanish
Santamarine y Steta provides 70 years of experience and strength in the legal field backed by a complete knowledge of the business environment and an extensive practice in a great variety of both domestic and international matters.
The firm offers comprehensive services in more than 35 practice areas of law related to business activities and industries, representing individuals and organisations with influence in the private, public and non-governmental sectors.
The firm provides a vast range of creative solutions to complex transactions while preventing conflicts and future contingencies. More than 1,000 active clients permanently rely on us to face business challenges. Some of them have been with the firm for over 60 years, as a result of its continuous development and expertise to cover practically all sectors of the economy.
The firm’s partners have an extensive professional background and between 15 and 45 years of experience within Santamarina y Steta. A significant number of lawyers have complemented their education at international law firms and universities abroad.
Santamarina y Steta have developed strong alliances with top law firms in more than 60 countries and are the exclusive Mexican member of strategic international organisations to offer their clients a solid network without borders.
Main Areas of Practice:
In additional to general corporate practice, the firm has specialised departments in the following areas: aerospace and satellite, agrarian and indigenous consulting, aviation, banking and financial institutions, capital markets, civil and commercial litigation, commercial arbitration (and alternate dispute resolutions), constitutional, administrative and tax litigation, consumer protection, corporate governance, e-commerce, economic competition/ antitrust, education, energy and gas, environmental and natural resources, family offices and estate planning, franchising and licensing, government procurement, health and life sciences, immigration, insurance, intellectual property, international trade and antidumping, labour and employment, maritime, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, mining, money laundering prevention, privacy and data protection, project finance and infrastructure, real estate, regulatory, restructuring, workouts and insolvency, social security, taxation, telecommunications, media and technology and tourism.
Representative clients of Santamarina y Steta include: Abengoa México; Abertis Infraestructuras; Ajemex; AM Resorts Latin America; Amazon.com; AT Kearney; Banco Invex; Bank of America; Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi; Best Buy Stores; Best Western International; Bolsa Mexicana de Valores; Bombardier Transportation; Bristol Myers Squibb de México; Cadbury Adams México; Chevron Energía de México; CIT Group; Colgate Palmolive; Controladora Comercial Mexicana; Corporación Geo; Covidien; Deere & Company; DEG Deutsche Investitions- Und Entwicklungsgesellschaft; Deutsche Bank; EADS France; El Palacio de Hierro; Eurocopter de México; Federal Express Holdings (México); Fiesta Americana; 1st Source Bank; Fortis Bank; General Motors de México; Grupo Condumex; Grupo Financiero BBVA-Bancomer; Grupo Lamosa; Grupo Mayan; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation; Henkel Mexicana; The Home Depot; International Dairy Queen; International Finance Corporation; Intrawest Resort Ownership US Corporation; Jafra Cosmetics International; John Deere; Kimberly Clark de México; Laureate Education; Mitsubishi International Corporation; Monsanto Comercial; Morton’s Restaurant; MTV Networks Latin America; National Football League; New Balance de México; Nextel de México; Prologis; Siemens; Société Générale; The Body Shop; The Western Union Company; Thyssenkrupp; Transmontaigne; Tomkins Industries; Minera México; Qualcomm Incorporated; Raytheon Aircraft Credit Corporation; Rolls Royce Capital Limited; Sare Holding; Satélites Mexicanos; Schering México