Miguel Angel Hernandez Romo

Of Counsel


Miguel Ángel Hernández Romo is a litigation attorney that focuses his practice on specializing in civil, commercial, arbitration and bankruptcy proceedings. A professor and practitioner of law since 1961, Miguel is a former dean of his alma mater, Escuela Libre de Derecho, and a member of the American Law Institute where he was the chair and co-reporter for the Transnational Insolvency Project.  He has authored several articles on Mexican civil, commercial and procedural law. He is the only student to ever obtain the Emilio Rabasa award for a perfect score in each subject matter while attending law school.

Mr. Hernández Romo was named Leading Individual in litigation by Chambers and Partners in Latin America and in dispute resolution by Chambers and Partners Global. He has also been named Leading Lawyer by the Practical Law Company and appeared in the Who’s Who Legal Publication both in Litigation as well as in Insolvency and Restructuring.

Professional Affiliations

  • Chairman and Co-reporter, Mexican Committee of the American Law Institute for the Transnational Insolvency Project
  • Former Member, Legal Council for Major of Mexico City
  • Member, American College of Bankruptcy
  • Member, American Law Institute
  • Member, Legal Committee of the Archbishop of Mexico City

Community Involvement

  • Dean, Escuela Libre de Derecho (1993-1998)
  • Professor, Escuela Libre de Derecho & Universidad Iberoamericana
    • Roman Law, International Law, Jurisprudence and Torts and Introduction

Honors & Awards   

  • Recognized, The Best Lawyers in Mexico (Steven Naifeh & Gregory White Smith eds., Woodward/White, Inc.)
    • Commercial Litigation (2010-2020)
  • Recognized, Chambers Latin America: Latin America's Leading Lawyers for Business
    • Dispute Resolution: Litigation
  • Recognized, Leading Lawyer by the Practical Law Company
  • Recognized, Who's Who Legal publication
    • Insolvency & Restructuring
    • Litigation


  • LL.M., Harvard Law School (1961)
  • J.D., Escuela Libre de Derecho (1960), summa cum laude
  • B.A., Pontifical Gregorian University (1954), summa cum laude


  • Spanish
  • English
  • Italian