Juan Carlos Merodio López

M&L Estudio Legal has its origin in the law firm founded in 1991 by a group of lawyers for the consultancy and representation of issues in transport and infrastructure development. Currently, our firm has its main offices in Mexico City and extensive international practice. Since our inception, we have offered quality services and excellence, and throughout these years, we have accompanied numerous companies in the development of their activities. Currently, the combined experience of our partners of nearly 30 years in the consultancy, advice and representation of businesses in Mexico and abroad, have positioned us as one of the most prestigious firms in our areas of expertise.

Our professional practice focuses on the implementation and development of infrastructure projects in energy, communications and transport, corporate affairs, financial, stock, real estate, business and commercial management, as well as extensive practice in insurance and reinsurance . Our partners have participated in a relevant manner in various operations of acquisitions and sales of assets, joint ventures, as well as in the solution of regulatory issues and representation before the Federal Government.

M&L Estudio Legal is constantly referred by foreign firms to clients with interests and investments in Mexico and, likewise, we have correspondents in the cities of New York, London, Madrid, Bilbao, Barcelona, ​​Genoa, Tokyo, Bogota, Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires.

Regarding litigation, our activity focuses on international judicial and arbitration proceedings, in addition to the practice in federal proceedings. Our partners have also acted as consultants to the Federal Government for the implementation of new laws and regulations related to the national infrastructure.

Recently, M&L Estudio Legal has also participated in the implementation of best corporate practices and codes of conduct (compliance) in Mexican companies that publicly list their shares.

Committed to the quality of our services, in M&L Estudio Legal, we place special emphasis on the personal and direct attention of the firm’s partners to our clients.

David Macías León

David Macias Leon is a founding partner of Arias, Charua, Macías & Prum, S.C., specialized in Civil Law, Family Law, Commercial Law and Real Estate. Mr. Macias has actively represented companies from Mexico, the United States, Latin America and Europe.


Mr. Macias received his law degree in 2015 from Universidad Iberoamericana. He is currently studying his master degree in “Civil and Commercial Law” at Universidad Anáhuac.

Representative Matters:

Mr. Macias has represented different international and domestic legal entities in the negotiation of agreements, contract breach between companies, trust funds, compliance of fiduciary duty, negotiable instruments, promissory notes and commercial litigation that involves any dispute that could be arisen. Also, has advised different companies regarding business and civil disputes, including contract claims, joint venture and corporate law, bankruptcy litigation, real estate litigation, insurance coverage, including litigation and Family Law.

He has also assisted our clients by providing legal advice in succession procedures, marital dissolution, settlement agreements / non-litigation, mediation and litigation in a public court with the recently implemented adversarial system.

Mr. Macias has participated in several civil disputes derived from leases, loans, donations, purchases, mortgages, usufruct, real estate, among others.


Mr. Macias native language is Spanish and he is fluent in spoken and written English.

Dr. José Manuel Velderrain Sáenz

Introducing Velderrain Sáenz y Asociados…

Firm Overview:


One of the main characteristics of VSA is the personal treatment that we give to each one of our clients, since we present custom-designed recommendations and solutions. This allows our clients to achieve a sustained growth, according to their necessities, and with the legal certainty they deserve.

We are specialized in subsidiaries of multinational firms, in Mexico, foreign representation offices, large and medium sized national businesses and companies in the incubation or acceleration phase, with scalable projects.

The capacity to provide comprehensive advice, thanks to our interrelated corporative services, has turned us into providers and undisputed copartners of the high level success of many of our clients. In order to be up-to-date, we permanently train the firm’s professionals, which has allowed us to help our clients to face the constant changes in legislation and the way to do business, today.

Oscar Conde Medina

Oscar Conde Medina has more than 20 years of experience dedicated to attracting, consulting and assisting the direct foreign investment in Mexico. In 1996, he supported and participated, together with more experts in the matter, in the purchase of one of the most important financial institution in Mexico (Banca Confia) acquired by Citibank. From 2000 to 2003, our Founding and Managing Partner participated in the most relevant credit restructuring operations in the north of the country, such as, among others, restructuring of Pyosa, Cydsa; as well as in the merger and the public stock sale of the Coca-Cola bottling company called Arca (formerly Procor); and in the issuing of values of Banorte (Mexican financial institution) in Luxembourg.

At the beginning of 2005, given the interaction of our Founding and Managing Partner with direct foreign investment, the creation of an entity that supports both the uptake and the growth of such investment in Mexico is envisaged and it is at the end of 2006 when Legem Attorneys at Law, SC arises.

Since its inception, Legem Attorneys at Law, SC has focused on providing excellent legal consulting services, which is why international consulting firms (Mazars, Plante & Moran, Salles, Sainz-Grand Thornton) have selected it to jointly support them in the business structure in Mexico, as well as to protect the legal interests of these consulting firms.

Currently, Legem Attorneys at Law, SC provides services to its clients who are located mainly in North, Central and South America, Europe and Asia.

Firm Overview:

Legem Attorneys at Law, SC is a law firm comprised of professionals who specialize in a variety of legal disciplines with offices in the north, bajio and central Mexico, ensuring the highest ethical, professional and commercial standards are maintained.

Our commitment is to help our clients grow by providing them with opportune legal services oriented towards protecting the clients’ personal, economic and commercial interests.

The firm’s areas of practice include Litigation in civil, commercial, criminal, family, administrative, amparo law and tax law; Counseling which includes corporate, banking, immigration and real estate law, among others; as well as Compliance covering topics such as money laundering prevention, protection of personal data, anticorruption, evaluation and management of legal and regulatory risks programs, among others.

  • We are a dedicated law firm to support the growth of foreign investment in Mexico.
  • We have years of experience implementing strategies of businesses expansion in Mexico.
  • We have national and international business alliances with legal and accounting firms that allow us to offer an integral service to our clients.

The immediacy and the excellence in our services distinguish us.

C.P.A. Mario A. Zaldivar S.

ZALDIVAR CONSULTING, S.C. is a company that has been focused for more than 30 years on providing solutions to our clients in 6 main areas:

  • Auditing
  • Taxes
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Foreign Trade
  • New Business Development

These comprehensive professional services that are available, are intended to cover all the aspects required within a company, for each of the areas to ensure the proper functioning and enforcement in all its aspects.

One issue that no company should be neglected is the fiscal aspect, area should be adequately meeting its obligations to guarantee the good operations of the business.

ZALDIVAR CONSULTING, S.C., is a firm of professionals that provides services such as taxes auditing, tax, accounting, consulting business, social security, and develops new businesses.

Firm Overview:

ZALDIVAR CONSULTING, S.C., is an accounting firm founded in 2003, with the main objective of providing accounting-taxes solutions.

Subsequently, and according to the needs of our clients were included in the portfolio of services audits tax, fiscal, financial consultancy and advice in the area of foreign trade.

We assist our clients in planning the information needs of their organizations, and determine how best to identify, assemble, analyze and manage the data required to meet those needs. The external environment contains much useful information, but the key information is generated inside a business, as a by-product of its operations. We identify that data and show how it can be used by executives. We can develop and install systems that aid in functions ranging from purchasing and inventory control to human resource development. Management advisory requires an understanding of the dynamics of a business situation, an analytical approach to problems and issues, and the creativity to develop the most effective solutions and recommendations for our clients.

Maria Gabriela Alaña Castro

Maria Gabriela Alaña Castro advises Mexican and foreign entities on real estate, corporate, financial and banking matters. Maria represents Mexican and foreign real estate developers of office, multi-family, retail and resort project. She also counsels clients in matters relating to the development and implementation of corporate and financial structures and has broad experience representing clients in acquisitions and dispositions.

Maria is a member of DLA Piper’s North American Pro Bono Committee.

Firm Overview:

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients.

We achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed. We deliver consistent services across our platform of practices and sectors in all matters we undertake.

Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries. We also advise governments and public sector bodies.