Locations: Mexico City
Analysis: SMPS Legal, which was founded in 2012, has expanded in recent years by hiring several partners and incorporating real estate boutique Romo Paillés Abogados. The firm provides a multidisciplinary offering that includes banking and finance, corporate and M&A, energy, labour, projects, real estate and tax. The latter practice was recently reinforced by the hire of partner Franciso Carbajal, who previously worked at Cuatrecasas (Mexico). Highly- esteemed partner Daniel Del Rio also joined the firm from Highly Recommended firm Basham, Ringe y Correa in July 2022.The firm's international presence is impressive; it has offices in Bogotá, Calgary and Dallas. In Mexico City and Bogotá, it advises on local law, while its outposts in North America are representative bases. Mexican retailer Axo is a recent client. Local renewables company Energía Real and local real estate companies Cimbra Capital and Grupo Frondoso are all clients. Mexican retailer Grupo Axo, Renaissance Oil Corp and Shell Exploración y Extracción de México are also clients.
Featured work areas and key partners
Tax: Jorge San Martín, Luis Curiel, Francisco Carbajal
Corporate and M&A: María Teresa Paillés, Juan Pablo Visoso, Daniel Del Rio
Energy: Eduardo Pizarro
Real estate: María Teresa Paillés