Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes is pleased to announce the election of two new partners and one of counsel, effective as of April 1, 2020. Patrick Meshoulam and Carlos Orcí have been elected as partners in the Corporate/Capital Markets and Antitrust/Telecommunications areas, respectively.
Alejandro Díaz has been elected as of Counsel in the Intellectual Property area. As a result, our team will be made up of 17 partners, 4 of counsel and more than 100 professionals.
“We are very happy to have invited Patrick, Carlos and Alejandro to this new stage of their professional lives. This shows that our Firm has no limits for those who want to continue growing at the Firm through commitment and hard work. Having just celebrated our 25th anniversary, we are convinced that our talent is the most valuable asset we have to serve our clients’ needs. Our continued growth and our constant evolution reflect the Firm’s commitment to keep strengthening our capabilities to provide top quality innovative legal services with the highest ethical standards,” said Pablo Mijares, one of the founding partners.
Patrick joined the Firm in 2008. He has more than 15 years of professional experience representing Mexican and foreign clients in a wide range of corporate transactions, including public and private offerings of equity, debt and structured securities, mergers and acquisitions, and financings. He has worked on multiple domestic and international offerings, assisting issuers, investment banks and other financial institutions. In addition, he has been involved in several mergers and acquisitions, banking and other corporate finance transactions in Mexico and abroad.
Patrick obtained his law degree from Universidad Panamericana and an LL.M. (Master´s degree) from the University of Michigan Law School. He was a foreign associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the Capital Markets area by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. Carlos joined the Firm in 2012. He has more than 15 years of professional experience representing Mexican and foreign clients in landmark competition matters in Mexico, including combinations, investigations of absolute and relative monopolistic practices, essential facilities and entry barriers. He also has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, telecommunications and media and technology (TMT).
Carlos obtained his law degree from Universidad Panamericana, and an LL.M. (Master´s degree) specializing in Competition Law from Kings College London, University of London, as well as an Economic Regulation certification from the Mexican Ministry of Economy. Carlos has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the Antitrust and Telecommunications areas by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Global Competition Review, Who’s Who Legal, as well as in Administrative and Corporate and M&A Law by Best Lawyers. In 2019, Who’s Who Legal designated him as the associate “most Highly Regarded” in Latin America. He is currently the chairman of MootComp, a non-profit organization focused on promoting competition law in Mexico.
Alejandro joined the Firm in 2013. He has more than 15 years of professional experience providing legal consulting to different sectors of the industry on trademarks, copyright, privacy and personal data, information technology law, regulatory matters on advertising and entertainment law, as well as in intellectual property litigation. His practice has also included criminal procedures related to counterfeiting and piracy issues and has extensive experience in Constitutional Appeals (Juicios de Amparo).
Alejandro obtained his law degree from Universidad Panamericana and has an LL.M. (Master's degree) in Information Technology Law and one in European Intellectual Property Law, both from Stockholm University, as well as a postgraduate degree in Intellectual Property Rights from the Osaka Institute of Technology. He also has a postgraduate degree in Constitutional Appeals by Universidad Panamericana. Alejandro has been named a "Rising Star" for two consecutive years by the "Expert Guides" (Legal Media Group) on Trademarks. He is also a member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and coordinator of the Information Technology Committee of the Mexican Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AMPPI).