Goodrich, Riquelme y Asociados has built a long-standing reputation in the Mexican legal market, particularly for its advice on energy law. With more than 85 years of experience representing clients, this firm has begun to implement more modern strategies while staying true to its roots.
While its energy group is the jewel in this firm’s crown, Goodrich Riquelme has garnered a name for itself as a full-service firm. It fields a market-leading oil and gas practice and respected labour, intellectual property, litigation and anti-corruption practice areas. The firm comes into its own when working on large-scale projects, applying boutique-style specialisation in key areas, particularly energy. This level of expertise has created some busy sub-groups, including pharmaceuticals and energy regulation.
Enrique Díaz is the firm’s managing partner and sits with David Enríquez and Luis Pérez-Delgado on the management committee. After a generational handover some years ago, Goodrich Riquelme is now run by a younger group of partners who are investor-focused and confident about putting themselves in their clients’ shoes. Meanwhile, the senior generation, now of counsel, bestows decades of experience.
Goodrich Riquelme has continued to exhibit stable, consistent growth, focusing on cultivating internal talent. In line with that, the firm did not hire replacements for three non-equity partners from its tax, trade and corporate departments who left in recent years to join a competing outfit.
The vast majority of Goodrich Riquelme’s clients are foreign. Oil companies such as Shell have previously called on the firm’s energy team, while IP clients include Google.
The hard work by Goodrich Riquelme is appreciated by clients, who highlight the firm’s expertise, responsiveness, knowledge of Mexican law and clarity.
The firm is headquartered in Mexico City and also has a small office in Paris.
Alliances & networks
Goodrich is the Mexican member of the Bomchil Group network of Latin American law firms.