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Lawyers who are nominated for consideration are voted on by currently recognized Best Lawyers working in the same practice area and located in the same geographic region. Our awards and recognitions are based purely on the feedback we receive from these top lawyers. Those who receive high peer reviews undergo a thorough verification process to make sure they are currently still in private practice. Only then can these top lawyers be recognized by Best Lawyers.

2022 marks the 13th  Edition of The Best Lawyers in Mexicohonoring the professional excellence of 1236 lawyers in 62 practice areas. 

Best Lawyers is pleased to celebrate 55 “Lawyer of the Year” recipients across Mexico as well. "Lawyer of the Year" honors are awarded annually to only one lawyer per practice area in each region with extremely high overall feedback from their peers, making it an exceptional distinction.

Mexico Inline Stats

Publication Statistics:

Here are highlights from the 2022 13th Edition of The Best Lawyers in Mexico:

  • 1236 Lawyers Recognized
  • 62 Practice Areas
  • 55 "Lawyer of the Year" awards
  • 15 "Law Firm of the Year" awards
  • 10 Metropolitan Areas

Top metro area:

Mexico City is the metro with the most listed lawyers.

Top 10 practice areas by number of recognized lawyers:

  • Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Tax Law
  • Project Finance and Development Practice
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Competition / Antitrust Law

Top 10 most searched practice areas in Mexico in 2021 on

  • Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Corporate Governance and Compliance Practice
  • Energy Law
  • Tax Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Communications Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Intellectual Property Law

Law Firm of the Year

“Law Firm of the Year” awards recognize a single top firm for its work in a specific legal practice area nationwide. Awards are determined based on a handful of factors including lawyer feedback, the number of lawyers included in Best Lawyers for that firm and practice area, the number of office locations a firm has, historical analysis of the firm’s “Lawyer of the Year” awards, materials submitted by firms, and the firm’s overall scope and areas of expertise.

The 2022 “Law Firm of the Year” recipients in Mexico are:

Basham, Ringe y Correa - Tax Law
Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez - Real Estate Law
Dentons López Velarde - Energy Law
Galicia Abogados - Banking and Finance Law
Martínez, Algaba, de Haro y Curiel - Commercial Litigation
Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes - Corporate and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Nader, Hayaux & Goebel - Capital Markets Law, Project Finance and Development Practice
OLIVARES - Intellectual Property Law
Quijano, Cortina y de la Torre - Civil Litigation
Ritch, Mueller, Heather y Nicolau - Natural Resources Law
SAI Derecho & Economía - Competition / Antitrust Law
Santamarina y Steta - Labor and Employment Law
Vázquez Tercero & Zepeda - Trade Law
Von Wobeser y Sierra - Arbitration and Mediation


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