Name: Juan Carlos Merodio López
Firm Name: M&L Estudio Legal
Country: Mexico
Expertise: Shipping & Maritime Law


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Professional Biography:

Mr. Merodio is a highly recognized international advisor and executive with extensive experience.

Has acted as CEO and Senior Executive in first class companies, including 500 Fortune. As well he represents and act as consultant for national and international companies doing business in Mexico and LatinAmerica.

Practice Areas

  • Maritime & Transportation
  • Telecommunications
  • Energy
  • Insurance & Reinsurance

Maritime Law

In terms of Maritime Law, M&L Estudio Legal has established itself as one of the leading firms in Mexico specializing in this practice of law.

At M&L Estudio Legal, continuous advice is provided on the financing of ships, preparing and negotiating construction contracts, implementing financing structures, as well as contracts for the sale of ships.

We provide continuous advice in relation to any type of contract for the use of ships and their exploitation, drawing up and negotiating charter contracts in all its forms, financial leases, bill of lading and multimodal transport.

Our firm has also intervened in issues related to navigation accidents: maritime pollution, collisions, salvage and general average.

In the litigation and insurance field, M&L Estudio Legal has solid experience in the matter of seizure and judicial sale of ships, cargo claims, maritime litigation, maritime insurance and reinsurance, as well as P&I.

In administrative and regulatory matters, our firm provides advice on ports and port infrastructure, regular lines, as well as the registration and flagging of ships.

“M&L Estudio Legal has established itself as one of the most prestigious firms in Mexico and Latin America for always following the fundamental and essential principles that motivated its formation: depth of analysis; innovation capacity; quality, excellence and personal attention to our clients; respect for professional ethics and the legal order; in short, the continuous return to the fundamental values ​​of a noble professional practice, the legal profession ”.

Juan Carlos Merodio López. Partner/ Director

Firm Descripiton

M&L legal study has its origin in the firm founded in 1991 by a group of lawyers for the consultancy and representation of matters related to transportation and infrastructure development. Currently, our firm has its main offices in Mexico City and an extensive international practice. Since our inception, we have offered quality and excellent services, 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 consulting, advising and representing 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 start-up and development of infrastructure projects in energy, communications and transportation, corporate, financial, securities, real estate, business and commercial management matters, as well as an extensive practice in insurance and reinsurance. . Our partners have participated in a relevant way in various operations of acquisitions and sale of assets, joint ventures, as well as in the solution of regulatory issues and representation before the Federal Government.

M&L legal study 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, Bogotá, Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires.

In litigation, our activity focuses on international judicial and arbitration proceedings, as well as 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, at M&L legal study, we place special emphasis on personal and direct attention from the firm’s partners to our clients.

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