Managing Partner: Juan Carlos de la Vega
Number of partners: 20
Number of special counsel: 3
Number of fee earners worldwide: 132
Santamarina y Steta are experts in Mexico. The firm develops strategic solutions that produce successful results for its clients, with whom it collaborates as business partners.
The firm is a law firm that knows its country in depth. With more than 70 years of experience, it has evolved at the pace required by its clients and international markets to enhance its presence in Mexico. Its sensitivity and the important network of contacts it has allows it to identify the philosophy and work styles of investors and professionals from all over the world, strategically combining efforts to customise solutions and achieve success. It makes client’s challenges its own by understanding their environment and that of the local situation, culture and Mexican laws.
The firm stand out in the business community for its knowledge and understanding of local authorities, practices and laws, and because it offers the benefit of a one-stop-shop ensuring reliable, multidisciplinary, integrated and comprehensive approaches.
Its daily expectations aim to constantly monitor and understand market changes, business opportunities, threats and multidimensional challenges of growth in complex economies that require expert advice to better position and enhance its clients’ investments, interests, projects and dreams. Its expectations are simple: to provide quality and excellence and continue being the partner of choice.
Insertion into the global economy has led S+S to develop strong alliances with independent firms in more than 60 countries, providing legal services in more than 25 practice areas.
Main Areas of Practice:
In addition 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, hospitality, 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.
In addition to Spanish, most of the firm’s lawyers are fluent in English; some are also fluent in French, Italian, Hebrew and German.
Representative clients of Santamarina + Steta include: Aba Seguros, Abengoa México, Abertis Infraestructuras, Acciona Infraestructuras México, Administración Corporativa de Durango, Afore XXI, Ajemex, AM Resorts Latin America, Amazon. com, AMB Property, AT Kearney, Banco Invex, Banco Mercantil del Norte, Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Públicos, Banco Regional de Monterrey, 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, Corporación Scribe, Corporativo Dine, Covidien, Croda, C&A Mexico, Deere & Company, DEG Deutsche Investitions- Und Entwicklungsgesellschaft, Desarrolladora Metropolitana, Deutsche Bank, Disney Vacation Club, EADS France, El Palacio de Hierro, Entwicklungsbank, Pirelli, Qualcomm Incorporated, Raytheon Aircraft Credit Corporation, Rolls Royce Capital Limited, Sabmiler PLC, Sagem Orga, Samsonite, San Luis Corporación, Sare Holding, Satélites Mexicanos, Schering México, Servicios Liverpool, Eurocopter de México, Federal Express Holdings (México), Ferrocarril Mexicano, Fiesta Americana, 1st Source Bank, Fortis Bank, General Motors de México, Grupo Aga, Grupo Condumex, Grupo Industrial Saltillo, Grupo Financiero BBVA-Bancomer, Grupo Lamosa, Grupo Mayan, Grupo Posadas, Grupo Terratest, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, Henkel Mexicana, Hipotecaria Su Casita, The Home Depot, International Dairy Queen, International Finance Corporation, Intrawest Resort Ownership US Corporation, Jack Daniel’s Properties, Jafra Cosmetics International, Kimberly Clark de México, Koblenz Eléctrica, Laureate Education, M+W, Lorean Energy Group, Mahle International, Minera México, Mitsubishi International Corporation, Monsanto Comercial, Morton’s Restaurant, MTV Networks Latin America, Nadro, National Football League, New Balance de México, Nextel de México, Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank, Peñafiel Aguas Minerales, Perry Ellis International, PGGM Investments (Infrastructure), Siemens, Société Générale, Syngenta Agro, The Body Shop, The Western Union Company, Thyssenkrupp, Transmontaigne, Tomkins Industries, Tractebel Andes, Vopak, Wells Fargo Financial, W.K. Kellogg Foundation.