Hugo advises Mexican and regional entities and their holding companies, both in regulated and non-regulated industries, on regulatory and compliance matters with several Mexican laws, and regularly assists clients with issues arising under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the OECD Convention and the UN Convention Against Corruption.
Hugo has experience in local anti-corruption law, including the newly-enacted body of laws of the so-called “National Anti-Corruption System.” Hugo's experience also includes conducting internal investigations (frequently multi-jurisdictional), risk and compliance assessments and program implementation efforts.
Hugo is a regular speaker and commentator at compliance-related seminars and conferences.
•Restructuring and Insolvency
•Regulatory and Compliance
•Mergers and Acquisitions
Recognition & Leadership
Awards & Accolades
•Listed, 2017 Global Investigations Review's (GIR) 40 Under 40
•Listed, Chambers Latin America, Compliance, 2016 and 2017
•Listed, Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) APPROVED, Anti-Corruption (Mexico) and Corporate M&A (Mexico), 2015 - 2018
•Team Member, Corporate/M&A - Law Firm of the Year, Chambers Latin America Awards, 2014
•Team Member, Acquisition International magazine, Overall Law Firm of the Year - Mexico, 2013
•Team Member, Acquisition International magazine, Most Trusted Law Firm of the Year - Mexico, 2013
•Team Member, InterContinental Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions Firm of the Year - Mexico, 2013
•Team Member, Lawyers World Law Awards, Mergers & Acquisitions Firm of the Year - Mexico, 2013
•Team Member, The Legal 500 United States, Top Tier Firm in Real Estate, 2013
•Team Member, DealMakers, Law Firm of the Year - Mergers & Acquisitions - Mexico, 2012-2013
•Team Member, Latin Lawyer magazine, Deal of the Year - Restructuring Award, 2012
•Team Member, a Law360 Real Estate Practice Group of the Year, 2012
(Also at Mexico, D.F., Mexico Office)
Professional & Community Involvement
•Course Professor, Credit Transactions and Negotiable Instruments, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City
•Course Professor, Corporations and Credit Transactions and Negotiable Instruments, Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Santa Fe Campus
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