Professional Notice

Creel Abogados


Creel Abogados was founded by Luis J Creel L and his son Luis J Creel C in 1972. We offer exceptional legal service with the highest professional standards in the selected areas of our practice, based on our commitment to our clients and vocation to our profession:

Our purpose is to build long-term relationships with our clients to provide sound and sustainable advice. We believe quality, focus and personal attention are values that create consistency and trust.

Creel Abogados is uniquely organised and positioned in Mexico to address the legal solutions required by our clients and contribute to their success, based on the following competitive advantages:

  • Experience – For more than four decades, we have advised a wide array of Mexican and international clients in some of the largest and most sophisticated cross-border and domestic transactions in our country.
  • Focus – We are fully focused on the selected areas that comprise our practice, offering our clients tailored legal advice based on our solid experience and specialist knowledge in each of those fields.
  • Talent – We have assembled a formidable team of lawyers who graduated from the best law schools in Mexico, with master’s degrees from prestigious universities in the United States and Europe, and trained in leading law firms abroad.
  • Team – We work in a collaborative model and our partnership system is designed to instill teamwork, to ensure clients are served by the right partners and associates for each matter and project.
  • Network – We have consolidated a unique network of relationships with other national and international leading law firms that allows us to provide full coverage of our clients’ needs in Mexico and abroad. Our network is further enhanced with a group of independent advisers that cover a wide range of specialties, as well as multiple industrial sectors.

Our areas of practice

Corporate – M&A | private equity | corporate governance

We provide comprehensive legal advice in all areas relating to the business activities of our clients, including public and private M&As, sales, joint ventures, restructurings, corporate governance and regulatory compliance, with a focus on complex cross-border transactions.

Finance – banking | securities | capital markets

We represent lenders and borrowers in all types of financings, including secured and unsecured transactions, corporate, acquisition and structured financings, as well as in the structuring of security packages. Our services in this practice include providing advice in connection with debt refinancing and restructurings. We advise banks, non-bank financial institutions, as well as other regulated entities, in connection with their day-to-day activities and regulatory compliance. On the securities and capital markets fronts, we represent issuers in all types of capital markets transactions.

Real estate

We provide our clients with specialist advice on the full real estate cycle from the initial acquisition, development, leasing, joint venturing and financing through to the final exit, as well as on an ample variety of real estate transactions, including the residential, industrial, commercial and tourism sectors. Likewise, we represent investors in the creation of private and public real estate funds in Mexico, and advise national and foreign clients in joint ventures relating to the real estate market.

Tax – advisory and litigation

We are a fully integrated and long-standing tax practice that represents Mexican and foreign clients in advisory services and litigation, with a deep knowledge of the structural and transaction-related issues and challenges in other intimately related practice areas, such as M&A, finance and real estate. We represent clients in defending their rights before tax authorities in administrative and judicial procedures.

Labour – advisory and litigation

We provide advice in all kinds of labour and social security matters, including hiring and termination of employees, negotiation of collective bargaining agreements with local and national unions, structuring stock option, compensation and benefit plans, as well as the design and implementation of internal labour regulations, training manuals and health and safety regulations. Our labour team also represents clients in connection with litigation before the Federal and Local Boards of Conciliation and Arbitration, including amparo claims.

Litigation and dispute resolution

We have significant experience advising and representing national and foreign companies in all types of complex litigation, before local and federal courts, including constitutional, administrative, civil and commercial litigation.

In addition, our practice covers the representation of clients in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms, such as mediation and arbitration, participating in ad hoc procedures and before the main administrative institutions, both national and foreign.


We provide advice in connection with all matters and transactions related to the Federal Economic Competition Law, including concentration notifications (pre-merger clearances), investigations of monopolistic practices – relative or absolute – administrative procedures, as well as in connection with exclusivity and non-compete agreements.


In coordination with our corporate practice, we represent clients in the design and implementation of prevention, management and remedial programmes for regulatory compliance in anti-corruption, data privacy, antitrust, anti-money laundering and regulatory compliance in general, as well as in related audit and investigation procedures.

Pro bono

We acknowledge the importance of altruistic efforts and promote the active participation of all the members of our firm in matters that positively impact our society. We provide pro bono advice to non-profit institutions and foundations, focused on several fields and with different initiatives.
Paseo de los Tamarindos 400 B, Piso 29
Bosques de las Lomas, C.P. 05120
Ciudad de México
Tel: +52 55-1167-3000

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