Jones Day has established a sizeable and diversified offering in Mexico in a comparatively short time. The firm succeeded in attracting several local heavyweights to its partnership, which has given the office considerable clout.
This is one of the few international firms in Mexico that can lay claim to having a truly multi-disciplinary practice. This has allowed the firm to compensate for the fall in deal volume in 2020 (as a result of an economic recession). It has serious corporate and finance teams, and great visibility in the infrastructure sector, not least because of the work it has done on the now-cancelled multi-billion-dollar Mexico City international airport expansion.
There are plenty of other strong practice areas, civil and commercial litigation, energy, antitrust, environment and white-collar crime, to name a few.
Jones Day responds to client demand and has expanded in several other fields. Its broad offering now includes privacy and data protection, cybersecurity, fintech, venture capital, labour, climate change and tax.
In addition, the firm has been focusing on strengthening its relationships with Monterrey’s largest companies, promoting its global platform in a bid to help them expand internationally.
At the start of 2021 Jones Day become a corporate member of ArbitralWomen, an international non-governmental organisation committed to the promotion of women and diversity in international dispute resolution.
Jones Day is a respected name in the Mexican market, more than capable of sourcing premium local work. It has strong support from Jones Day’s regional team. The Mexican, Brazilian and US offices work alongside each other, particularly on deal work.
Jones Day’s São Paulo office provides the Mexico City team with access to Brazilian companies, and the firm has a large team of lawyers with Latin American experience in Miami. Madrid is home to key members of the practice group. Other relevant offices for work in the region are located in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, New York, San Francisco, Houston, Washington, DC, and London.