07 / 10 / 21

SMPS Legal was ranked by Legal500 in the practices of Tax, Corporate M&A, Real State and Energy & Natural Resources.

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO, October 7th, 2021 – SMPS Legal was ranked by LEGAL500 in the 2021 edition as recommended Law Firm. Some of our partners were also recognized by this important legal directory, receiving an excellent feedback from peers and clients.

For our Real Estate practice, Legal500 said:” The team, praised for its capacity to ‘think out of the box’, is jointly led by María Teresa Paillés, who holds a strong focus on transactions in the hospitality industry; María Esther Rey, who has over 20 years’ experience in real estate and corporate transactions (both arrived from the former Romo Paillés in April 2020); and the ‘very knowledgeable’ Andrés Pizarro, who is especially skilled at handling complex trusts, trust operations and FIBRAs. Key support comes from Eduardo Pizarro, who has particular expertise in the financial and energy sectors.”

Legal500 also shared an overview of our Corporate M&A team:” The 11-strong department includes a group of talented partners, notably: Juan Pablo Visoso, who has more than 10 years’ private-sector experience heading an investment fund; Iván Pérez, who has financial vision with a banking focus; dedicated M&A and real estate specialist, María Teresa Paillés; Eduardo Pizarro, who is known for his corporate and M&A advisory, and finance and joint ventures expertise; and corporate, transactional, and real estate-specialist, María Esther Rey. US-based partner Alejandro Ortiz specialises in assisting companies establish and operate in Mexico.

Our Tax team department outstands for the tax consulting and litigation advisory provided to our clients. Legal500 said:” SMPS Legal houses a well-integrated tax consulting and litigation practice which covers a broad array of matters, including estate planning, acquisitions, mergers, corporate restructuring, and corporate and international taxation.”

“SMPS Legal boasts an international energy practice, which operates from the firm’s offices in Mexico, USA, Canada, and Colombia, regularly advising oil, gas and power clients on both regulatory and transactional matters arising in the sector. The department is led by founding partner Eduardo Pizarro, who has a focus on energy and natural resources, corporate finance, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and investments for domestic and international transactions; and includes notable practitioners Carlos Solórzano and Jorge Miranda (both based in Calgary, Canada), and Mexico City-based of counsel Severo López Mestre, who offers key regulatory-side input” said Legal500.

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