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Santistevan & Duclaud

Legal advice for international and local companies doing business in Mexico and Latin America, foreign investment advice, representation and negotiation with government agencies on behalf of clients; general advice on labor, commercial and tax law. Homero 1804-902, Col. Polanco, Del. Miguel Hidalgo, 11570 CDMX.

Santistevan & Duclaud – “Legal Support for Business

Santistevan & Duclaud is a law firm licensed in Mexico and the US. We specialize in advising international companies in all the legal aspects of doing business in Mexico and other countries in Latin America, with particular focus on company setup, mergers & acquisitions, commercial contracts, trademark issues, immigration and government relations.

All members of the firm are highly qualified and have substantial experience advising both International and Mexican companies.

All members of the firm are fluent in both Spanish and English, and some also speak French and Italian.

If your company is looking to do business in Mexico or indeed in any part of Latin America, please contact us for a discussion of your requirements. For sure we can help.

Business philosophy

For almost 25 years, our objective has been to add value to the operations of our clients.  We provide providing reliable and consistent support to our clients through high quality and timely services. We have adopted best international practice standards of efficiency, clarity, certainty and ethics.

Business methodology

We effectively advise our clients by fully understanding both their business needs and the way they work. We work in partnership with our clients, becoming respected and often essential members of their teams.  

This approach, and the high regard we have for our clients, has allowed us to build long-term relations with our clients – many of them have been with us for over 20 years.

Areas of specialty

All members of the Firm focus on business counseling. We provide immediate response and propose effective and timely solutions to all matters related to the clients business, regardless of its nature or the business sector in which they work.

Additionally, over the years we have achieved particular expertise in the following areas:

General Corporate and Transactional PracticeCommercial Contracts, drafting and enforcementJoint Ventures and Mergers and Acquisitions (egotiation and implementation)Foreign InvestmentsIn-Bond (Maquila) and Import/Export ProgramsReal EstateTaxationLaborTechnology Transfer and Trademark LicensingImmigration

Primary sectors of activity

ManufacturingCommerce and DistributionInformation TechnologyTelecommunicationsPharmaceutical Products, Medical Devices & Food SupplementsBankingFranchisingEnergy (Oil & Gas and Renewables)Mining.

Other services

We also provide general counseling and advice on commercial, labor and taxation litigation issues.

We are able to accompany or represent Mexican and Multi-national businesses before government ministries and agencies. We also represent our clients in court in absentia when required.

Our website (www.santistevan.com.mx) contains a number of publications related to doing business WITH and IN Mexico, including explanations of regulations, advice on setting up operations, labor law, procurement, environmental legislation and immigration.


The majority of our client base consists of international companies doing business in Latin America: from North America (United States and Canada), Europe (The United Kingdom, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Italy and Austria), Asia (Singapore, Taiwan and Japan), and Latin-American (Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay).


Members of the firm are active in a number of local business networking and support organizations in Mexico and abroad, including international chambers of commerce and legal trade associations. We also have a number of associate relationships with law firms in the United Kingdom, the US and Europe.

Contact Details

Address: Homero 1804, Suite 902, Polanco, 11570 México D.F.

Telephones: (+52 55) 5557 1515; (+52-55) 5557 1775

Fax: (+52 -55) 3098 3575; (+52 55) 5395 8095

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