Firm Profile

Baker McKenzie (Mexico)


Far-reaching, full-service firm

LL 250 Highly Recommended

Established: 1961

Partners: 21

Lawyers: 169

Work areas

This firm is highly recommended for services in the following work areas.

Baker McKenzie (Mexico) boasts an impressive team and has unparalleled coverage of the local market, with offices in five key Mexican cities. Meanwhile, the firm’s global platform is an undeniable draw for multinational clients.

As a truly full-service outfit, Baker McKenzie (Mexico) has several strong practice areas. The transactional group (which includes banking and finance, capital markets, global reorganisations, M&As, private equity, projects and restructuring and insolvency) has picked up a significant amount of work from Baker McKenzie’s global clients, which provides the Mexican team with work on the local leg of global transactions.

Recently, the firm has added to its trade, banking and finance and labour practice groups by promoting talent, while in the past year, it hired a partner from a competitor to strengthen its already impressive transactional offering.

Tax, energy and IP remain integral areas for the firm, and labour law is a long-standing strength. The firm expects new business opportunities for its labour team from the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement.

Baker McKenzie (Mexico) has invested heavily in talent management and now offers two career paths for its lawyers, either toward the partnership or a senior counsel role. Distinguishing itself from much of the local market, this firm offers its lawyers the chance to work more flexible hours under a structure called bAgile. This firm-wide initiative includes remote working, less than full-time, flexible hours and time off.

Another differentiating factor is this firm’s ambitious diversity strategy. Baker McKenzie (Mexico) supports the United Nations’ HeForShe campaign (and is a member of the United Nations Global Compact’s local network, which encourages a sharper focus on corporate social responsibility). It has also formalised its partnership with Pride Connection Mexico, a network of companies that promotes inclusive workspaces.

Lawyers’ “high-level advice” and the business-orientated approach on offer are traits appreciated by clients.

Baker McKenzie (Mexico) made some changes to its leadership in 2022, appointing José Larroque as managing partner of the firm in the country. He takes over from Raymundo Enríquez, who will remain within the firm as a member of the steering committee. Meanwhile, economist and head of Baker McKenzie’s North America and Latin America transfer pricing practice group Carlos Linares is now serving as managing partner of the Monterey office.


Baker McKenzie has five offices across Mexico: Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Juárez and Tijuana. Baker McKenzie’s footprint across Latin America means lawyers in Mexico have the support of offices in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela, as well as its Brazilian association firm Trench Rossi Watanabe. Several offices in the US and Europe also play a key role in the Latin America practice.

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