Managing Partner: Juan Carlos de la Vega
Number of partners: 24 Number of lawyers: 69 Number of special counsel worldwide: 4
The firm's lawyers are experts in Mexico. They develop strategic solutions that produce successful results for clients, with whom the firm collaborates as business partners.
This a law firm that knows its country in depth. With more than 70 years of experience, the firm has evolved at the pace required by clients and international markets to enhance its presence in Mexico. The firm's sensitivity and the important network of contacts 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. The firm makes its client’s challenges its own by understanding their environment and that of the local situation, culture and Mexican laws.
The firm stands 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.
The firm's daily expectations aim to constantly monitor and understands market changes, business opportunities, threats and multidimensional challenges of growth in complex economies that require expert advice to better position and enhance clients’ investments, interests, projects and dreams. The firm's expectations are simple: to provide quality and excellence and continue being the partner of choice.
Main Areas of Practice:
In additional to general corporate practice, the firm has specialised departments in the following areas:
Banking, finance, capital markets, government procurement, public-private partnerships, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructures, financial restructures, project finance, infrastructure, private equity, venture capital, energy, telecommunications, media and technology, e-commerce, aerospace, hospitality.
Consumer protection, environmental, family offices and estate planning, immigration, insurance, international, trade and customs, distribution logistics, intellectual property, franchising and licensing, real estate, money laundering prevention and anticorruption, tax, economic competition, health and life sciences, privacy, data protection and cybersecurity, energy: regulatory and compliance, banking and finance: regulatory and compliance, TMT: regulatory and compliance, labour and social security consulting, compliance.
Civil and commercial litigation, commercial arbitration (and alternate dispute resolutions), constitutional, administrative and tax litigation, social security, labour and syndicate litigation, bankruptcy and insolvency.
English, French, German, Hebrew and Spanish
Representative clients of Santamarina + Steta include: Aba Seguros, Abengoa México, Abertis Infraestructuras, Accuride; Airbus; Ajemex, Amazon.com, AMB Property, AT Kearney, Baker Botts; 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, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores, Bombardier Transportation, Bristol Myers Squibb de México, Chevron Energía de México, CIT Group, Colgate Palmolive, Controladora Comercial Mexicana, 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, Eurocopter de México, 1st Source Bank; Fortis Bank; GE Capital; General Motors de México; Grupo Bursátil Mexicano; Grupo Condumex; Grupo Financiero BBVA-Bancomer; Grupo Industrial Saltillo; Grupo Lamosa; Grupo Mayan; Grupo Peñafiel; Hawker Beechcraft Corporation; Henkel Mexicana; Holcim Apasco; The Home Depot; Innophos; International Dairy Queen; International Finance Corporation; Intrawest Resort Ownership US Corporation; Jafra Cosmetics International JCM Capital; 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; Pearson Capital Group; Petronas; Posadas; Prologis; Siemens; Société Générale; Minera México; Qualcomm Incorporated; Raytheon Aircraft Credit Corporation; Rolls Royce Capital Limited; San Luis Rassini; Satélites Mexicanos; Schering México; Shearman & Sterling; SunPower; Total; Universidad del Valle de México; Wells Fargo.