Santamarina y Steta


Campos Elíseos 345, 2nd and 3rd floors
Chapultepec Polanco, Miguel Hidalgo
Mexico City, 11560

+52 55 5279 5400

Key contacts:

Managing Partner: Juan Carlos de la Vega
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 100 lawyers
Network memberships: International Bar Association, Lexology, AIPLA (American Intellectual Property Law Association), IFA (International Fiscal Association) AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), FICPI (Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle), American Bar Association (ABA)
Languages: Spanish, English, Hebrew, French, German, Russian

Who we are

Our identity hallmark is being the most effective and committed partner for our client's projects.

As legal experts in Mexico, we understand our client's circumstances from a local and global perspective.

We develop strategic solutions that translate into successful results for our clients.

We have alliances with independent firms in more than 60 countries with a strong portfolio of national and international clients.

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Experience. For 75 years, we have achieved recognition in the legal sector and the business and corporate field of Mexico.

Talent. Our team of highly-qualified partners and associates closely collaborate to achieve our client's goals.

Innovation. New intelligence and technology tools with a customer-centric mindset enable us to design tailored strategies for each client's project and needs.

Commitment. At the center of our projects, we place environmental, social, and corporate responsibility.

Our team

We are a talented team of experts committed to different practice areas throughout Mexico. Our efforts focus on human quality, social conscience, responsibility, justice, tolerance, and respect. 

We are supported by:

  • 75 years of experience
  • 40 practice areas
  • 26 partners
  • 6 counsels
  • 70 lawyers
  • 39 law clerks

Multidisciplinary Focus

Through a strategic network of contacts, we provide legal advice to national and international clients in different practice areas in their trajectories both inside and outside Mexico.

Our sensitivity allows us to identify the working style and philosophies of investors and professionals worldwide, shaping efforts to customize successful solutions.

Insertion into the global economy has led us to develop strong alliances with independent firms in more than 60 countries. These alliances are distinguished by the high-quality standards of their members, who are experts in their business community and have a thorough knowledge of local authorities, practices, and laws.

Our clients

We represent and advise a diverse group of individuals, corporations, companies, banks, financial institutions, and governmental and non-profit organizations with domestic and international interests. Our business partners include Fortune 500 companies.

Our experience is focused on advising multinational companies that work in a coordinated and efficient manner with their Mexican subsidiaries and their headquarters or regional offices. In such a way, they can have a strategic vision focused on Mexico without losing sight of the client's global or international interests.

Value of our solutions

  • Business partner relationship
  • Extensive knowledge and analysis of the legal market
  • Diversified team of advisors
  • Constructive synergies to reduce legal risks
  • Tailored and practical advice
  • Timely and cost-efficient response
  • Constant evolution of our service

"Partners and lawyers are always available, respond promptly to our business needs and requests, and their input is integral in the design of business and legal strategies when we are involved in highly distressed situations as creditor or stakeholders."

"Highly personalised and ample resources on various legal matters."
"They are very experienced and supportive, our principal external law firm."
"Very responsive and knowledgeable."
"Personalized service with very quick turnaround and support from the firm's numerous capabilities."
"Understand the issues well. Work very efficiently. Don't try to make a simple project too large."

Mergers & Acquisitions:
Jorge León Orantes
Banking & Finance
Alberto Saavedra
Capital Markets
Sergio Chagoya
Juan Carlos Machorro

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharm and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Social infrastructure
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Tourism
  • Transport

Address line 1: Ricardo Margáin Zozaya 335 torre I piso 7
Address line 2: Valle del Campestre, San Pedro Garza García, Nuevo León
City, Postcode: Monterrey, 66265
Country: Mexico
T: +52 81 8133 6016  

Address line 1: Av. Prolongación Tecnológico 950–B floor16.
Address line 2: San Pablo, Santiago de Querétaro
City, Postcode: Querétaro, 76159
Country: Mexico
T: +52 442 290 0293