Since its launch just over a decade ago, Greenberg Traurig has invested heavily in its Mexican team. Facing competition from home-grown Mexican firms, it can now safely be considered a credible alternative, thanks to its cherry-picked partnership.
The office has impressive antitrust, corporate and M&A, banking, and project finance teams. It is structured to focus on practice areas that are both relevant to the Mexican market and play to Greenberg’s traditional strengths elsewhere. The firm recently bolstered both its non-transactional and transactional offerings through a combination of organic growth and lateral hires. In 2023 Greenberg strengthened its project finance and capital markets teams by promoting two lawyers to shareholders. These appointments came on the back of lateral hires to add firepower to its tax team and a new non-exclusive alliance with Mexican litigation boutique Bufete Ostos. One of the partners of Bufete Ostos joined Greenberg as a shareholder.
Meanwhile, the firm’s banking & finance practice group continues to stand out. It recently helped US telecoms group Phoenix Tower International restructure several loans held by its Latin American and US subsidiaries, and package them into one single US$2 billion facility. The transaction won Latin Lawyer’s most recent Deal of the Year Award in the banking and finance category.
The Mexico City team works alongside Greenberg offices in the United States, especially on cross-border transactions. Several partners split their time between Mexico City and the United States.
Mexico City is the firm’s only office in Latin America but there are historic connections to the region from Miami and New York. Besides working closely with the Florida team, the Mexican group is also positioned to advise on trade law alongside lawyers in Washington, DC and real estate work with Chicago. This office also works on some matters with the Los Angeles team.