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SMPS Legal

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Managing Partner: Jorge San Martín
Senior Partners:
Alexis Michel, Ana Paula Pardo, Andrés Pizarro S., Iván Pérez Correa, Eduardo Pizarro Suárez, Jorge San Martín, Christian Solís, Alejandro Ortiz, Jorge Miranda, Carlos Solórzano, Mauricio Alvarado, Claire Guglielmi, María Teresa Paillés, María Esther Rey and Juan Pablo Visoso
Number of partners: 15 Number of other lawyers: 21

Jorge San Martín, Ana Paula Pardo
Corporate, M&A: Eduardo Pizarro Suárez, Iván Pérez Correa, Andrés Pizarro S., Juan Pablo Visoso, María Esther Rey and María Teresa Paillés
Real Estate: Alejandro Ortiz, Andrés Pizarro S., María Esther Rey and María Teresa Paillés
Banking & Finance: Eduardo Pizarro Suárez, Iván Pérez Correa and Juan Pablo Visoso
Energy: Carlos Solórzano, Eduardo Pizarro Suárez
Global Projects:
Alejandro Ortiz
Foreign Trade:
Alexis Michel
Labour: Eduardo Pizarro Suárez
Tax Litigation:
Christian Solis

Firm Overview:
SMPS Legal is a boutique law firm with regional expertise created to form a team of experienced and specialised lawyers committed to offering integrated multidisciplinary legal counsel in Latin America from strategically located offices.
For over 20 years, the partners and lawyers of SMPS Legal have successfully assisted domestic and foreign investors in their activities in Latin America.
SMPS Legal provides cutting-edge legal services to address the needs of today’s leading corporations in the Latin American Region.

Main Areas Of Practice:

Banking & Finance:
The firm counsels private equity companies, creditors, debtors and other participants in national and foreign markets in granting and restructuring of financing and in the establishment of guaranties by providing prompt and cutting-edge advice in a sector that is time sensitive in its transactions.

Foreign Trade:
The foreign trade practice focuses on advising clients regarding tax obligation compliance and specifically assisting the client to identify and develop expansion opportunities. It specialises in tariff classification, customs valuation, implementation of free trade agreements and origin verification.

Corporate, M&A:
SMPS Legal assists clients in the negotiation and execution of corporate restructures, co-investments, shareholders’ agreements, transformations, spin-offs and mergers, including national and international private capital funds. The firm’s lawyers are specialists in negotiating agreements as well as in the performance of specialised due diligence processes.

SMPS Legal has a sophisticated energy practice, with emphasis in the development and funding of energy projects. The energy team provides comprehensive advice to clients specialised in the generation of conventional and alternate energy in a wide range of matters. It has extensive experience in the processing of electricity permits and the structuring and funding of electricity generation projects. SMPS also specialises in negotiation of agreements for the industry with PEMEX and other participants in the market, as well as advising on public contracting procedures in energy related matters.

SMPS Legal is a market leader on sophisticated tax matters. The firm has particular expertise in M&A deals with both domestic and cross-border implications around the world. The tax practice group is uniquely qualified amongst other firms. The firm’s tax consulting lawyers are trained in accounting matters and have strong corporate, financial and banking law backgrounds, and they work closely in all transactions with SMPS Legal’s nationally recognised tax litigation group. The end result is comprehensive tailored-made tax advice. This distinctiveness, that is not common in Mexican market, permits SMPS Legal’s tax team to provide one stop tax advise with a clear vision on the financial, risks and legal aspects of the various tax issue impacting our sophisticated multinational clients.

Real Estate:
The attorneys of SMPS Legal have extensive experience representing developers, creditors and investors in every type of real estate and asset transactions.

SMPS Legal provides legal advice on all matters related to labour law and social security, including recruitment strategies, establishment and modification of benefits, plans and employment conditions. Global Projects: The projects practice team of SMPS Legal has successfully represented clients in projects throughout the Latin American Region in various industries and sectors.

Other matters:
SMPS Legal offers an array of audit services, specific and specialised as needed to fulfil its clients’ needs. The members of SMPS Legal are experts in identifying risk areas.

English, Spanish.

SMPS Legal is a truly regional firm representing local and international clients of all industries in Mexico, Colombia and Latin America.

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 3 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases


Juan Pablo Visoso (Partner)

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Alexis Michel, Ana Paula Pardo Lelo de Larrea, Jorge San Martin Elizondo, María Teresa Paillés, María Esther Rey

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Reconsidering the figure of FICAP as a vehicle for private equity investments in Mexico

Federico Scheffler and Manuel Tron

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