Basham, Ringe y Correa names new partners and counsels


Mexico City, March 1st 2020.- As a response to its client’s needs, Basham, Ringe y Correa is pleased to announce that it has increased its partnership, strengthening its offices and bolstering practice areas in high demand.

Francisco Matus, Eduardo Castañeda, Pedro Said and José Massas.

«The promotion of these new partners reflects Basham’s ongoing commitment to developing and advancing lawyers who have achieved the highest levels of professional accomplishment and who are devoted to protecting the interests of our clients and the institutional values of the firm,» said Juan José López de Silanes, Partner and member of the Executive Committee.

Basham promoted Francisco Matus (35) from the Tax practice, Eduardo Castañeda (37) from the IP practice, Pedro Said (37) from the Banking and Finance practice and José Massas (39) from the Dispute Resolution practice.

“Through this changes, Basham shows a persevering evolution in those areas that are increasingly important for the markets. These promotions also reflect the commitment of the firm to ensure that the multidisciplinary aspect of our partnership continues developing reflecting the rich pool of talent across our firm”, said Eduardo Kleinberg, Partner and member of the Executive Committee.

Francisco Matus has been with the firm for over 10 years. His practice focuses on tax planning, consulting, and tax strategy, both nationally and internationally, including corporate and individual taxation, due diligence, corporate reorganizations, mergers, spin-offs and acquisitions, among others. He has been recognized and ranked by international publications such as Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers.

Eduardo Castañeda has been with the firm for over 18 years. His practice focuses on IP work, specifically in litigation before the administrative authorities and judicial courts (Federal Court of Tax and Administrative Justice, District Courts, Circuit Courts and Supreme Court of the Nation). He also frequently litigates in domain names matters before WIPO.

Pedro Said has been with the firm for over 6 years. His practice focuses on national and international transactions, including structuring and reorganizing debt, securitizations, factoring, financial leasing, financing, guarantees and security interests, as well as in capital markets, fintech, mergers and acquisitions, incorporations, and other finance and corporate transactions. He has been recognized and ranked by Who’s Who Legal.

Jose Massas has been with the firm for over 13 years. His practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation and arbitration as well as handling proceedings with the Federal Consumer Protection Agency.

New Counsels: Fernanda Garza, Rodolfo Barreda, Guillermo Aldana, and Mauricio Peña

Likewise, Basham has reinforced its group of Counsels with the integration of Fernanda Garza, from the Competition and Antitrust practice, who has previously held the position of deputy director at the competition authority; Rodolfo Barreda, from the Administrative and Compliance practices; Guillermo Aldana and Mauricio Peña, from the Dispute Resolution practice.

Those promoted to Partners and Counsels are lawyers who began their careers at Basham, as well as those who joined as laterals, demonstrating the varied paths to partnership available at the firm.

Basham, Ringe y Correa is one of the leading full-service law firms in Latin America and one of the largest and more recognized in Mexico. Established in 1912, with offices in Mexico City, Monterrey, Querétaro and Leon, it is comprised by 30 Partners, 112 Associates, 4 Counsels and 4 Of Counsels. Basham draws over a century of experience assisting its clients in conducting business throughout Mexico and abroad.