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Biography

Born in Mexico City, Mexico. Admitted in 1998 in Mexico, in 2001 in New York. Educated at Universidad Iberoamericana (JD), University College London (LLM, 2000) and Georgetown University Law Center (LLM, 2001). Legal intern with Judge Peter J Messitte at the US District Court for the district of Maryland (2001). Foreign associate at Wilmer, Cutler, Hale & Dorr (2001–2002). Mr Pereznieto Leonel brings together a unique practice and industry expertise.

He is sought after by global clients for his in-depth knowledge of Mexican administrative law and corporate liability issues arising from anticorruption and white-collar investigations. Leonel has been serving global clients since cross-border enforcement of anticorruption statutes started making serious inroads into the Mexican business practices.He continues to guide clients through the complexities of government procurement opportunities, investment in businesses and projects with sensitive government touchpoints and franchise-threatening enforcement actions by local government and prosecutors.

From an industry perspective, his experience in the insurance, reinsurance and transportation sectors also spans more than a decade. Leonel is recognised by participants in these industries for his expertise in the intricate legal and regulatory environment, which supports both his insightful advice on structures that allow clients to seize commercial opportunities as well as his strategic outlook on contentious situations that threaten clients’ business assets.

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