Sánchez DeVanny


Av. Paseo de las Palmas #525 Piso 6
Col. Lomas de Chapultepec
Miguel Hidalgo, Ciudad de México, 11000

+52 55 5029 8500

+52 55 5029 8571

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Head of Marketing: Leonardo Torres
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 110
Number of partners: 24
Languages: Spanish, English
Network memberships: IBA, NYSBA, State Capital Group

Sánchez Devanny is a Mexican legal consulting firm with international expertise, specialized in providing holistic and innovative solutions to resolve our clients’ needs, understanding their industries from the inside out. We practice law with social responsibility, exercising the legal practice with transparency, ethics, and inclusion.

We have lasting relationships with our clients that go beyond a simple contract for temporary services. We currently serve clients that have given us their trust since the foundation of this firm in 1996, clients that trust the talent and experience of our lawyers. Our team unites experience and creativity in the creation of solutions for our clients, because when you know how to do things right, it’s easier to innovate successfully.

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Intellectual property
  • Labour and employment
  • Tax
  • Regulatory

Mergers & Acquisitions:
Ernesto Silvas-Medina

José Antonio Postigo-Uribe

Cristina Sánchez-Vebber

Daniel Maldonado-Álcantara

Banking / Project Finance:
Ernesto Silvas-Medina

Diego Gomez-Haro Katznelson

José Berrueta-Ochoa


The firm acted as advisor in the purchase of a company provider of outsourcing services specialized in mortgage management procedures and registry verification in Spain, Portugal and Latin America, by a global technology investment company.

This was an important deal due to the implications in the Mexican jurisdiction derived from recent amendments to Mexican Labour Law. Mexico was one of the most relevant jurisdictions for the activities of the company purchased.
Corporate and M&A

Represented a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients (our client, as buyer) in a stock deal for the acquisition of 100% shares of a Mexican company engaged in the business of blending, sales, marketing and distribution of chemical products, additives and ingredients into the Personal and Home Care, HI&I (Household, Industrial & Institutional), Agrochemicals, Animal Health, Pharmaceutical, Water Treatment and Oil, Gas & Energy Industrial Markets and other industrial markets substantially in Mexico. Sanchez Devanny led the transaction and assisted the client in all aspects, from due diligence, negotiations, transitional labor and tax advise for post-closing integration, to actual closing.

Regulatory Compliance

The tobacco industry has been greatly attacked under the current administration. Some of the permits and authorizations required for their operation are more complex and additional information and requirements must be met. In order to avoid potential issues regarding improper payments and potential interpretations of issuance of permits and authorizations it is necessary to implement internal procedures to verify that no risks exist regarding the potential noncompliance with applicable requirements to obtain these authorizations. We have advised One of the largest Tobacco and related products companies worldwide in connection with the implementation of internal procedures and locks to avoid possible interpretations of noncompliance as well as review and determination of the scope of requirements that must be met for the issuance of the necessary permits and authorizations.

Intellectual Property

Advisory to the largest consumer products manufacturer on use of trademarks in several health related goods, considering intellectual property and regulatory angles.

Labor and Employment

We assisted one of the largest car manufacturers worldwide by advising on the inter-union conflict, where a union (CATEM) is challenging the current union (CTM) holding the collective bargaining agreement with the client in its manufacturing plants in Mexico, regarding the representation of 12,000 workers. We have successfully advised the client to maintain operations without disruption during the conflict between the unions, as well as in its compliance with labor obligations under the United States, Mexico, Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA) and its Rapid Response Labor Mechanism, to avoid commercial sanctions under the treaty. We are currently representing the client before Mexico´s Supreme Court of Justice, following an appeal for a potential unconstitutional provision in Federal law, dealing with employee voting process.

  • Banking and financial services
  • Oil and gas
  • Industrials and manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Infrastructure
  • Technology and telecommunications

Monterrey Office:
José Clemente Orozco 335, Piso 4, Despacho 401
Col. Valle Oriente, Garza García, N.L.
Monterrey 66269

T: +52 81 8153 3900

Querétaro Office:
Querétaro Business Park
Av. Antea 1088, Torre 2 – Piso 2
Col. Jurica
Querétaro 76100

T: +52 442 296 6400