Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP's Mexico office, Gardere, Arena y Asociados, recently was recognized in the Chambers Latin America 2015 legal directory as being a leading Latin American law firm for its work in Competition/Antitrust, Insurance and Tax law.
Additionally, Gardere, Arena y Asociados Executive Partner Roberto Arena and Partner Fernando Camarena were recognized individually for their Tax work. Clients told the publication that Mr. Arena is "a lawyer who understands the business," and that Mr. Camarena is "excellent for complicated matters." Partner Marco Nájera also was recognized individually for his work in both Competition/Antitrust and Insurance, described by clients as "a great lawyer who always brings great results."
"We are proud to be a full-service, cross-border law firm with an exceptional Latin America practice," says Gardere Partner Charles E. Meacham, who leads the Firm's International practice. "Our Mexico City office is consistently recognized for its energy, tax, corporate/M&A, real estate and insurance practice areas. Roberto, Fernando, Marco and each of our colleagues in this office are well-deserving of this recognition."
Gardere became one of the first U.S. law firms to establish a presence in Mexico City in 1992 and formed Gardere, Arena y Asociados, a joint venture with Arena y Asociados, in 1996. In 1998, Gardere became a founding member of the Latin American Network, a group of major law firms in North, Central and South America working together to share legal resources to meet client needs. In July of this year, Gardere announced an agreement with Arena y Asociados S.C., to combine all Mexico operations into Gardere, Arena y Asociados, making the firm a wholly owned subsidiary of Gardere (see Gardere's July 28, 2014 press release here).
Chambers Latin America is published annually by London-based Chambers & Partners, a leading publisher of legal directories. Firms and attorneys are selected based on interviews with thousands of clients, attorneys and third-party experts.