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2017 Ranking of the Best Law Firms in Mexico - Data Protection

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ENTERTAINMENT, IP AND IT AS ITS CORE BUSINESS
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Lexel Abogados

Leader

Genaro Fernandez and Jesús Martínez

Team

Genaro Fernandez

Since

2006

Track record : Lexel Abogados has an outstanding list of clients. Among them we find TV channels of various countries, television and cinema producers, and distributors of entertainment content. They also work for an international technology giant helping it with different issues concerning its Mexican interests. An important name in Mexican gastronomy circles trusts them to handle their interests.
Differentiation : Lexel Abogados is a boutique law firm mainly focused on entertainment, ICT, IP and data protection issues. Before joining forces in 2006 Genaro Fernandez was legal counsel at Sky, Mexico City and Jesús Martínez at Grupo Televisa which allowed them to gain vast knowledge of TMT companies from the client side.
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EXPERTS IN DATA PROTECTION & TECH LAW
Firm

Joel Gomez abogados (anteriormente Lex Informatica Consultores)

Leader

Joel Gómez Treviño

Team

Joel Gómez Treviño

Since

2015

Track record : This boutique law firm provides services to important national and international companies from diverse sectors such as pharma, insurance, aviation, automotive, tourism, banking and finance, cybersecurity and IT. In its client list we can find NCR, Grupo Vidanta, VW, Aspel, Quálitas Compañía de Seguros, Odessa, IMCYC and Instituto Nacional de Medicina Genómica.
Differentiation :

Joël Gómez Abogados (ex Lex Informática) is a law firm specialized in IT law, internet law, data protection and domain name recovery. It also provides intellectual property and information security services. Founder Joel Gómez is now chairman of the data protection and IT law committee of the National Association of Corporate Lawyers (ANADE).

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TOP NOTCH IP TEAM IN A FULL-SERVICE FIRM
Firm

Basham Ringe y Correa

Leaders

Eduardo Kleinberg, Martin Michaus, Adolfo Athié and José Hinojosa

Team

Martin Michaus

Since

1912

Track record : The team advises several Fortune 500 companies and medium sized-companies from different industries with issues concerning industrial creations, industrial secrets, distinctive signs, copyright, domain names, licenses and litigation. On the filing side, the team has handled more than 1,200 patents and almost 4,000 trademarks.
Differentiation : Basham’s is the most important IP team in any full-service law firm in Mexico. Seven partners and 15 associates staff the firm. The very well-known partners need no introduction. Basham continues to improve and adapt new practices to satisfy client need. The team keeps growing. Last year Juan Carlos Hernandez was promoted to partner.
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THE ONE STOP SHOP FOR IP MATTERS
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Uhthoff, Gómez Vega & Uhthoff,

Leaders

Javier Uhthoff Orive, Mario Ponce, Saul Santoyo, Consuelo Gonzales, Erick Castillo Orive and Ignacio Domínguez – Torrado

Team

Javier Uhthoff Orive

Since

1905

Track record : Always among the leaders in patent filings and busy as ever with cases of the most notable brands from all around the world, Uhthoff also help important Mexican clients with their expansion abroad, granting them the better protection in the countries where they have economic interests. Examples of companies that have entrusted them are L’Oréal, Shell, Bayer and Tetra Pack.
Differentiation : The prestigious Uhthoff firm has more than one hundred years’ experience handling IP issues for top clients. Uhthoff is not only the oldest but probably the biggest IP firm in Mexico. The vast array of IP services it offers and the high level of sophistication of its professionals make Uhthoff one of the best options for taking care of your intellectual property in Mexico and abroad.
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THE EXPERTISE TO PROTECT YOUR CREATIONS
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Calderon & De la Sierra

Leaders

Carlos Pérez de la Sierra, Alberto Huerta, Ernesto Erreguerena, Carlos M. Salazar, Mariel Velez and Luis Mario Lemus Rivera

Team

Carlos Perez

Since

1982

Track record : Last year the firm filed around 300 patents and almost 1,000 trademarks. Among the clients we find Fortune 500 companies from sectors such as pharmaceuticals, technology, food, entertainment, wines and spirits, energy drinks, automotive, banking and dairy products. The team recently helped Danone with the filing of an infringement action against a Mexican competitor.
Differentiation : Eight partners plus twenty lawyers form this complete team, which can advise on traditional IP issues but also new ones such as data protection or fashion law. Continuing with its expansion, last year the firm welcome Cesar Ramos, a notable expert in patents. Later in 2016, Luis Mario Lemus joined the firm to head the data protection and technology practice.
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MAINTAINING ITS LEADERSHIP IN TMT AND DATA PROTECTION
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Leader

Carlos Bello and Héctor Guzmán

Team

Carlos Bello

Since

2001

Track record : The TMT group has more than 50 active clients. The team advises Orange Business Service Hispasat, Lycamobil and Microsoft, for example. On the data protection and privacy side, an increasing number of big and mid-size companies from sectors such as financial and insurances services, or ones that want to comply with Mexico’s data protection framework have looked to the team for assistance.
Differentiation : Both the telecoms team, lead by Carlos Bello and the data protection & privacy team, lead by Hector Guzman, have been very active. The notably increase of cases justified the growth in the number of team members. Rolando Guevara has been promoted to partner of the TMT department and was joined by a senior associate. Two new associates, one junior and one senior, have also reinforced Guzman’s team.
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A BOUTIQUE SPECIALIZING IN IP, IT AND PRIVACY
Firm

Lex Informatica Abogados

Leader

Alfredo Reyes and Cynthia Solis

Team

Alfredo Reyes

Since

2011

Track record : Last year the team created solutions concerning topics such as electronic signature or data privacy for big international companies including a bank, insurance companies, transnational retail companies and telecommunication companies. Among the list of clients, we find Bosch, GS1 Mexico, Vamlex, Advantage Security Systems
Differentiation : The boutique specializes in IP, IT and data privacy and has two partners, three counsel and four associates. Partner Cynthia Solis handles trademark prosecution and fashion law but also works closely with Alfredo Reyes in data protection and privacy issues including electronic signature, e-business, certified digitalization, data privacy and cybersecurity
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Leaders League’s new ranking for the best law firms in data protection has been released! Data protection is a burning topic: from Edward Snowden to worldwide scandals, it’s become a mandatory reflection for all companies. Mexico is no exception. Leaders League has looked at market data and interviewed industry professionals in order to select the best law firms in that sector. Our goal is to help concerned senior executives find the law firm that will fit their needs. Based on qualitative and quantitative data, such as growth, revenue, or partners’ expertise, this ranking will help you do that. It’s available online.

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