Managing Partner: Alberto Saavedra
Number of partners: 23
Number of special counsel: 2
Number of fee earners worldwide: 135
Santamarina 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.
They provide a vast range of creative solutions to complex transactions while preventing conflicts and future contingencies. More than 1,000 active clients permanently rely on the firm to face business challenges. Some of them have been with Santamarina y Steta for over 60 years, as a result of its continuous development and expertise to cover practically all sectors of the economy.
Santamarina y Steta’s partners have an extensive professional background and between 15 and 45 years of experience within Santamarina y Steta. A significant number of its lawyers have complemented their education at international law firms and universities abroad.
The firm has developed strong alliances with top law firms in more than 60 countries and are the exclusive Mexican member of strategic international organisations to offer its clients a solid network without borders.
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, 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 hospitality.
In addition to Spanish, most of the firm’s lawyers are fluent in English; some are also fluent in French and German.
Representative clients of Santamarina y 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.