Mexican law firm Galicia announces new corporate governance, partner appointments

Mexican law firm Galicia has announced the appointment of its new co-managing partners, as well as the appointment of two partners and a counsel.

Posté le Tuesday, November 16th 2021
Mexican law firm Galicia announces  new corporate governance, partner appointments

The new co-managing partners are José Vísoso and Christian Lippert, who will assume their roles in January 2022, replacing Manuel Galicia, who has held the position of managing partner of the firm for the last 27 years.

José and Christian were both unanimously appointed “for their innovative vision, leadership and ability to provide continuity to the institutional strategy that has positioned the firm as leader in the Mexican legal market”, the firm said in a statement.

“Their joint leadership will strengthen our culture of collaboration, diversity, inclusion and innovation,” the firm added.

“The appointment of José and Christian complies with the succession plan agreed three years ago, and confirms our shared leadership culture.”

Manuel meanwhile will continue with his professional activities in the areas of M&A, private equity and ESG, while also supporting the firm’s strategic planning and business development as chair of the executive committee.

The firm also announced that Mariana Herrero has been appointed a member of the executive committee, the first woman to hold the position, and which is also effective from January 2022.

Mariana has led the firm’s environmental practice for the past nine years and co-founded the firm’s diversity committee eight years ago with Manuel Galicia, and is a co-founder and counsel at Abogadas MX.

“We are confident that Mariana’s addition to the executive committee will enrich our decision-making processes and strengthen our institutional strategy,” the firm said.

New partners and counsel

The two new partners at the firm are Rosemarie McLaren, in the banking and finance practice, and Juan Carlos Burgos, in its regulatory and competition practice areas.

The firm’s new counsel is Gerado Rodríguez, also in the regulatory and competition practice areas.

“These appointments are part of our commitment to provide our clients with legal services of excellence, and we are confident that these incorporations will strengthen our teams in both our Mexico City and Monterrey offices, and are part of our organic growth strategy,” the firm said in a statement.

Rosemarie is a specialist in real estate financing, corporate finance and financing for municipal and state governments, and has been involved in various corporate restructurings, involving both debtors and creditors, and she has an excellent reputation among local and foreign banks, the firm added.

With her incorporation, the firm’s banking and finance practice now has six partners.

For his part, Juan Carlos Burgos focuses on antitrust and regulated industries, M&A proceedings and complex cartel and anti-corruption investigations. He is an experiences antitrust lawyer with a focus on the healthcare, consumer and energy sectors.

He has also complemented his experience by working in antitrust law for law firms in Madrid and Brussels, and prior to joining Galicia he worked at Mexico’s antitrust watchdog COFECE.

New counsel Gerardo Rodríguez has more than 14 years’ experience in antitrust law, and has worked for COFECE as well as Mexico’s federal trade commission. His experience spans a wide range of markets and industries, such as health, communications and broadcasting, and the rail and air transportation sectors.

Galicia Abogados has offices in Mexico City and Monterrey and a team comprising 175 lawyers.