Octavio Lecona Morales: Lawyer with Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

Octavio Lecona Morales

Of Counsel
Mexico, D.F.,  Mexico
Phone+52 55 5029 0024

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Practice Areas

  • Corporate & Securities
  • Emerging Technology
  • Global - Latin American and Iberian Practice
Contact InfoTelephone: +52 55 5029 0024
Fax: +52 55 5029 0002
EducationUniversidad de las Américas Puebla (Law Degree, cum laude, 1995); Georgetown University Law Center (LL.M., International Legal Studies, 2000)
Admitted1995, Mexico
LanguagesSpanish, Native; English
BornPuebla, Mexico, 1971

Octavio Lecona Morales has more than 10 years of legal experience, primarily focusing on telecommunications and corporate law. Octavio provides consulting services and advice to domestic and multinational clients, including the second largest mobile provider in Mexico. He actively participates in drafting, negotiating and completing high-profile transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, and a wide range of general contractual matters.

Octavio Lecona provides legal advice on regulatory matters for fixed and mobile facility-based carriers, representing clients in filings, spectrum auctions and applications for attaining telecommunications permits and concessions, including value-added services registrations.

Prior to joining the firm, Octavio Director General of Regulatory and Legal Affairs (appointed position) and was legal advisor to two former commissioners in the Federal Telecommunications Commission. During such period, Octavio was involved in developing public policy for the telecommunications sector, drafted various administrative decisions, and led the working group that prepared the draft regulation for the resale of long distance and international long distance services.

Areas of Concentration

•Mergers and acquisitions

•Joint ventures

•Telecommunications and media

Awards & Recognition

•Member, Winning Team, M&A Deal of Year, Latin America/Mexico,The American LawyerGlobal Legal Awards, 2014

•Member, Winning Team,Acquisition Internationalmagazine, Overall Law Firm of the Year - Mexico, 2013

•Member, Winning Team,Acquisition Internationalmagazine, Most Trusted Law Firm of the Year - Mexico, 2013

•Member, Winning Team,InterContinental Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions Firm of the Year - Mexico, 2013

•Member, Winning Team, Lawyers World Law Awards, Mergers & Acquisitions Firm of the Year - Mexico, 2013

•Member, Winning Team, Law Firm of the Year - Mergers & Acquisitions - Mexico,DealMakers, 2012-2013


•Foreign Intern, U.S. Congress, Congressional fellowship Program, Universidad de las Americas-Puebla, Summer 1994

Articles, Publications, & Lectures

•Co-Author, Mexican Telecommunications Reform,Lawyer Monthly, August 2013

•Co-Author, Getting the Deal Through - Telecoms and Media 2013 ,Global Competition Review, April 1, 2013

Associated News & Events


03.19.13 Greenberg Traurig's Latin America and Iberian Practice Elevates 8 Attorneys to Shareholder, 3 to Of Counsel

03.05.13 Greenberg Traurig Elevates 43 Attorneys to Shareholder, 18 to Of Counsel

10.26.11 Greenberg Traurig Grows Mexico City Office

10.26.11 Greenberg Traurig amplia su oficina en Ciudad de Mexico

Published Articles

04.01.13 Getting the Deal Through - Telecoms and Media 2013

05.16.12 Getting the Deal Through - Telecoms and Media 2012

02.01.12 Latin American M&A Spotlight


05.15.13 Reforma Constitucional en Telecomunicaciones: Actualizacion

05.15.13 Constitutional Reform in Telecommunications: Update

03.20.13 Constitutional Reform Addressing Broadcasting and Telecommunications in Mexico

03.20.13 Reforma constitucional para radiodifusion y telecomunicaciones en Mexico

Reported CasesRepresented Satelites Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V. in the US$445 million corporate and financial restructuring completed in 2011.; Represented Satelites Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V. in regulatory matters, including negotiating with Mexican government to reduce the mandatory satellite capacity reserved for government agencies.; Represented Satelites Mexicanos, S.A. de C.V. in drafting and negotiating the satellite procurement agreement for the new geostationary satellite Satmex 7.; Represented Telefonica Movistar Mexico in the public auction of the 1.9 GHz frequency and in the public auction of frequency bands in the range of 1.7/2.1 GHz both for Advanced Wireless Services.; Represented Telefonica Movistar Mexico in drafting, negotiating and incorporating the joint venture arrangement conformed by Telefonica and other facility-based network operators, including an affiliate of the Mexican media giant Televisa, which won the award that grants a 20-year term right to use and enjoy two strands of dark fiber optics that run over 16,000 miles along the power distribution network of the government-owned electric utility Comision Federal de Electricidad, committing an investment of more than US$160 million.; Represented one of the founding shareholders of Volaris, a low-cost low-fare Mexican airline, during the acquisition of the 50% equity stake of both the Mexican media giant Televisa, and Inbursa, banking affiliate of Grupo Carso, for US$180 million and subsequent recapitalization of Volaris.; Assisted U.S. chip manufacturer's financial branch in evaluating regulatory pitfalls related to a private equity investment round for the deployment of a WiMax-based network for broadband Internet services in Mexico.; Acted as project leader of the working group that drafted the statute for the resale of long distance and international long distance services.; Drafted the resolution ordering the implementation of a notice to consumers advising on voicemail use charges.; Drafted key resolutions ordering the interconnection of mobile networks for the exchange of text messages among subscribers of different networks.; Acted as member of working group that drafted modifications to applicable regulation to implement Calling Party Pays for long distance and international calls.; Acted as member of working group that drafted the administrative resolution ordering Telefonos de Mexico, S.A.B. de C.V., Mexican fixed line incumbent carrier, to charge subscribers a gradually decreasing charge for terminating calls in mobile networks for the period 2005-2007.; Represented data services division of Telefonica in attaining facility-based network concession for provisioning data services nationwide. Some of the above representations were handled by Mr. Lecona Morales prior to him joining Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

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General Overview of Mexico’s New Federal Telecommunications and Broadcasting Law
Blanca Luévano Garcia,Octavio Lecona Morales,Bertha Alicia Ordaz-Avilés, August 27, 2014
The Decree derives from the constitutional reform on telecommunications, broadcasting and economic competition published in the Official Gazette on June 11, 2013 (the “Constitutional Reform”). The Constitutional Reform reshaped the telecommunications and broadcasting legal framework.
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Octavio Lecona Morales

Colonia Cuauhtémoc
Mexico, D.F. C.P. 06500

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