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Hugo focuses his practice on regulatory law and dispute resolution, mainly focusing on energy, antitrust, tax, financial, infrastructure, telecommunications, consumer protection and public policy.

His experience includes advising companies in different highly regulated sectors on compliance with the regulations applicable to their industry, regulatory proceedings and dispute resolution through administrative litigation, constitutional litigation, arbitration, and other alternative dispute resolution mechanisms.

Hugo has been recognized by Chambers and Partners, Benchmark Litigation and The Legal 500 as an outstanding lawyer in the practice of Public Law and Dispute Resolution in Mexico. 


  • Amparo Proceeding
  • Administrative & Constitutional Litigation
  • Energy and Infrastructure
  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Regulatory Law
  • Tax
  • Arbitration
  • Dispute resolution



  • Representation in several litigation proceedings that allowed Uber to resume operations in Cancun and other cities of Quintana Roo, after over a year of inactivity, by challenging the local regulation and through Amparo trials and securing a binding precedent (jurisprudencia) that acknowledges their service as private, as opposed to a public service bound to a concession. The case was taken to the Supreme Court (SJCN), which resolution was in benefit of our client.
  • Advised, as part of a team, a political party on the constitutional reform project for the modification of the energy sector regime in Mexico, which later became the 2013 constitutional reform.
  • Implemented, as part of a team, an anti-corruption compliance program for a Fortune 500 company.
  • Advised a major technology company in proceedings before the Federal Consumer Protection Agency (Procuraduría Federal del Consumidor) and represented it in a class action.
  • Advised and represented financial institutions in proceedings followed by the National Banking and Securities Commission, avoiding the imposition of fines against them.
  • Representation of multiple companies in the energy sector before the National Courts against modifications in the regulation and legislation applicable to electricity matters, mainly to generators, marketers and suppliers of electricity, namely, the amendment to the Electric Industry Law; prohibitions to amend self-supply permits; among others.
  • Representation of oil importers before the National Courts against modifications in the regulation and legislation applicable to hydrocarbons.
  • Representation of major companies in the Mexican energy sector during the processing of permits for electricity generation and hydrocarbons commercialization and in various related amparo proceedings against the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE).
  • Advising investors and pipeline developers in different transnational projects to be implemented under the new legal framework derived from the energy reform.
  • Preparation of strategies for compliance with energy regulations, mainly in connection with interconnection contracts before the National Energy Control Center (CENACE), obtaining and modifying permits before the CRE, among others.
  • Negotiation of contracts with the federal government for the resolution of gas pipeline disputes on behalf of companies in the sector.
  • Support in the preparation of bidding bases for electricity projects and negotiation of structural reforms in the energy sector.
  • Representation of LP gas traders before national courts to fight the imposition of price restrictions in the market.
  • Served, as a member of a team, as mediator between the Federal Government and owners of gas pipelines in Mexico for the renegotiation of natural gas transportation contracts.
  • Represented a Spanish engineering and technology company with presence in 34 countries, including Mexico, in construction arbitrations to obtain the recognition and payment of executed works.
  • Representation of an important national construction company in a conciliation proceeding before the Secretary of Public Administration, derived from a dispute arising from the construction of a highway.
  • Representation of a major electrical project development company in arbitration proceedings arising from the construction of several wind farms.
  • Representation, as a member of a team, of a major pharmaceutical company in a monopolistic practices investigation before the Federal Antitrust Commission, and in an amparo trial.
  • Representation, as a member of a team, of the most important airport operator in Mexico in several amparo proceedings derived from an investigation for monopolistic practices before the Federal Antitrust Commission.
  • Representation Grupo Bio Pappel’s in an amparo trial against the conditions imposed by the Mexican Federal Competition Commission (COFECE) in the authorization of a concentration. The successful result obtained in this ruling successful was a landmark antitrust case, as it marked the first time that a judiciary overturned COFECE’s conditions on a merger.
  • Represented one of the largest companies worldwide in the energy sector in an administrative proceeding before the Tax Administration Service (SAT) for the refund of taxes paid for intangible assets in cross-border operations, this case was the largest refund ever made by the SAT (until 2016).
  • Represented, as a member of a team, a major toy company in an alternative means of dispute resolution before the Procuraduría de la Defensa del Contribuyente (PRODECON) for the cancellation of amounts owed to the SAT.
  • Representation in a litigation process to challenge the Mexican tax authority (SAT) decision to reject a VAT refund, imposing a tax credit against the company’s Mexican subsidiary that was rendering services to its parent company in the U.S., as it interpreted that same had a permanent establishment in Mexico of the foreign company and should be taxed. The refund was authorized, and the interpretation was reversed.
  • Representation, as a member of a team, of one of the world's largest mobile network providers with presence in Europe, Asia, North America, and South America in several amparo and administrative proceedings.
  • Legal counsel to the civil association Centro de Derechos Humanos Fray Matías de Córdova, A.C., in several amparo suits and administrative proceedings in human rights matters, mainly related to asylum and refugee applications.
  • Legal representation of the civil organization Mexicanos Primero.
  • Represented the first underaged person vaccinated against COVID-19 in Mexico, in an amparo trial, through which the authorities were ordered to apply the vaccine before it was authorized nationwide.
  • Secured a number of resolutions before the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice, which lead to the creation of relevant precedents for the Mexican legal system, between others, in connection with joint obligors in tax matters; computation of terms for the filing of amparo claims; services contracted by digital platforms; calculation of court expenses; among others.
  • Continuous involvement in pro bono litigation mainly connected with refugees, non-discrimination, patrimonial liability claims, mobbing and public health issues.

°The above representations were carried out by Mr. Hernandez prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, S.C.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Chambers Latin America, "Associates to Watch," Public Law, 2024
  • Awarded, “Associate to Watch", Chambers and Partners Latin America, Mexico, 2022.
  • Listed, The Legal 500 Latin America, "Latin America: Mexico - Dispute Resolution", 2021 -Present
  • Listed, Benchmark Litigation, "Future Star", 2019 -Present
  • Member, Winning Team, Acquisition International Magazine, "Law Firm of the Year - Mexico", 2013.
  • Member, Winning Team, Acquisition International Magazine, "Most Trusted Law Firm of the Year - Mexico", 2013.
  • Pro bono – Lecturer, “Patrimonial Liability of the State” for ACNUR (United Nations), 2022
  • Member, ITA Young (Institute for Transnational Arbitration)
  • Member, ICC YAAF (International Chamber of Commerce)


  • Postgraduate Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Mexico, 2023.
  • Master's Degree in Regulatory Law with specialization in energy, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 2018.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in European Union Law, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, 2017.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Regulatory Law, Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City, D.F., Mexico, 2017.
  • Law Degree, Universidad Iberoamericana, 2016.
  • Mexico
  • Spanish, Native
  • English, Fluent