Kuri Breña, Sánchez Ugarte y Aznar has a good reputation for M&A, banking and finance, and capital markets transactional work, allowing it to attract large Mexican clients. This is thanks to a partnership that wins praise for the quality of its service offer from satisfied clients. The firm takes steps to understand its clients’ business and is notable for its knowledge of Mexico’s banking and finance sector.
Rather than having clearly segmented groups of lawyers, the firm has a fluid structure that enables it to appoint the most appropriate lawyers to the matter at hand. This, the firm says, is made possible by its size, and fosters a collaborative culture.
Kuri Breña has seen a few changes to its partnership in recent years, which led to the closure of its office in Monterrey at the start of 2016. However, the firm maintains that it is far more profitable concentrating on Mexico City, while it has kept hold of important clients in the industrial hub. It’s also notable that some of the partners who left to pursue new opportunities have since returned to the firm, including a banking partner who returned after a year working in-house at Banco Itaú BBA.
Like most firms in Mexico, Kuri Breña is starting 2017 on a cautious note, but is contemplating hires to boost its real estate, antitrust and capital markets offerings.
Clients include Vinte Viviendas Integrales, Banamex and Vitro in Mexico. Oil company Brown & Root also uses the firm.