Managing Partner: Juan Carlos de la Vega
Number of partners: 24
Number of lawyers: 69
Number of special counsel worldwide: 4
Languages: English, French, German and Spanish
We’re experts in Mexico. We develop strategic solutions that produce successful results for our clients, with whom we collaborate as business partners. We are a law firm that knows our country in depth. With more than 70 years of experience, we have evolved at the pace required by our clients and international markets to enhance our presence in Mexico. Our sensitivity and the important network of contacts we have allows us to identify the philosophy and work styles of investors and professionals from all over the world, strategically combining efforts to customize solutions and achieve success. We make our client’s challenges our own by understanding their environment and that of the local situation, culture and Mexican laws. We stand out in the business community for our knowledge and understanding of local authorities, practices and laws, and because we offer the benefit of a one-stop-shop ensuring reliable, multidisciplinary, integrated and comprehensive approaches. Our 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 our clients’ investments, interests, projects and dreams. Our 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, ecommerce, 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.
Representative clients of Santamarina y Steta include: Abengoa México; Abertis Infraestructuras; Accuride; Airbus; Ajemex; Amazon; AT Kearney; Baker Botts; Banco Invex; 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 Geo; Covidien; Deere & Company; DEG Deutsche Investitions- Und Entwicklungsgesellschaft; Deutsche Bank; 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.