Is a partner in Mexico City, where in addition to actively participating in the Foreign Trade and Dispute Settlement practices, he heads the Business Law practice area.
"Clients appreciate [his] expertise [...], praising 'His niche specialism in the new laws being enacted in Mexico, and the understanding and connections he has to be able to deal with this." Chambers and Partners– Band 2 (2016)
• Trade remedies
• Export controls & Anti-corruption
• Formation of companies,
• Contract law
• Corporate governance
Horacio A López-Portillo represents private parties in unfair trade investigations, trade policy and tax litigation. He advises on a broad range of trade and customs matters,including WTO law, export controls, customs security, andrelated tax planning. Horacio appears before customs, trade and tax enforcement agencies, appellate bodies and alternative dispute resolution boards based on NAFTA and WTO. He also advises the firm’ s clients in all matters related to company formation and transformation, any and all contracts and corporate governance.
Spanish, English, French and Portuguese
LL.M. in International Trade and Finance, NYU (1995)
LL.B., UNAM (1993)
International Bar Association (IBA):
• (i) International Sales Committee – Conference Quality Officer (Current)
• (ii) Chair – Export Controls, Sanctions and Anti-corruption Subcommittee (Former)
Out of Mexico: A step by step guide to compliant exporting (in WorldECR Issue 18. December 2012)
Mexico’ s Export Controls Regime: Long strides and skipped steps. (in Newsletter of the International Sales Committee of the IBA. Fall 2012).
Can taxation and free trade co-exist in Mexico? (in Newsletter of the International Sales Committee of the IBA. Spring 2014)
The Russia-Ukraine Conflict: A view on the sanctions imposed. (in Newsletter of the International Sales Committee of the IBA. Fall 2014)
There’ s a new type of corporate structure available in Mexico. Does it make everyone’ s life easier? (in https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/theres-new-type-corporate-structure-available-mexico-lopez-portillo?trk=prof-post) (Spring 2016).