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Arturo Pérez-Estrada focuses his practice on corporate, mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, venture capital, financial regulation (Fintech) and general corporate matters.

As part of his corporate M&A practice, Arturo has represented national and international clients in cross-border mergers and acquisitions, SPAC deals, corporate restructurings, divestitures, and joint venture agreements in different sectors, including, consumer goods & retail, financial services, pharmaceutical, technology, manufacturing, mining, among others.

Arturo provides legal advice to Fintech clients on regulatory and transactional matters, including e-wallet platforms, crowdfunding entities, online lending platforms, digital payment companies, cryptocurrency, data privacy, and consumer protection. Arturo is also an active advisor to startup companies, and early and venture capital funds in Mexico and Latin America.


  • Mergers and acquisition
  • Private equity and venture capital
  • Fintech
  • Financial regulation
  • Mining
  • Latin America Practice



  • Representation of Black Diamond Capital Management in the purchase of its storage tanks business to Arcosa, for $275 million in cash.
  • Representation of Betterware in the acquisition of the Mexican cosmetics company JAFRA, including its U.S. and local operations, for USD $255 million.
  • Representation of Procaps in connection with the acquisition of Grupo Somar and its subsidiaries.
  • Representation of a Mexico based venture-capital firm, in the Series B financing round. USD $500,000.00.
  • Represented an Indian multinational technology service in the acquisition of a Mexican Subsidiary a global cloud transformation services provider with deep expertise building scalable, cloud-based solutions as a Google Cloud Premier Partner.
  • Part of the legal team representing LongRange in the acquisition of Batesville Casket Company from Hillenbrand.
  • Representation of an online fast fashion retailer in the corporate and regulatory analysis leading to expanding its online e-commerce operations in Mexico.
  • Representation of Inversiones Tupai, a wholly owned subsidiary of Suma SaaS Holdings Ltd in the acquisition of Bind ERP, a Mexican leading company in ERP services from its founders, and other several VCs and angel investors.
  • Representation of the client in the acquisition of 50% of CANOPIA CARBON, a Mexican company which business is the development of environmental projects that comply with the requirements for the issuance of carbon bonds, for said carbon bonds to be traded in the international markets.
  • Representation of MNK, a Mexican software design company, in the sale of all of the assets and acquisition of its Mexican and US operations by Butchershop Creative.
  • Represented an international client in the contract negotiation for the cabin equipment purchase for a presidential aircraft.
  • Advised a global marketplace in the regulatory analysis leading to develop new merchant financing and lending products, consumer wealth management and potential incorporation of other new customer loyalty based upon a crypto platform.
  • Advised IGNIA Partners and Dalus Capital as lead co-investors, as well as other investors, in a Series A equity round of US$6.5 million in the company UnDosTres, a Mexican FinTech company with an online digital payment platform. The proceeds of this investment round will be used to fund the platform’s growth, and to continue development of new payment services.
  • Advised a local tech-driven consumer lender in the regulatory analysis leading to develop new credit products and potential incorporation of other new financial entities to expand their service offering the launch of a guaranteed credit card product to promote financial inclusion in Mexico, and the analysis of the implications for their business model under Mexican financial laws.
  • Representation of a venture capital firm in follow on matters regarding prior acquisitions, and corporate and regulatory matters on potential targets.
  • Legal counsel to clients in the corporate restructuring process and new investment rounds.
  • Representation of an international online education platform which offers more than 1,000 courses in Mexico and Latin America, on the Mexican due diligence for their US$62 million Series B to re-skill Latin American professionals.
  • Representation of a Latin American online investment management service, in the acquisition of the shares of a company equivalent to 93.5% of the issued and outstanding capital stock-; and to obtain the necessary authorization from the National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV) to acquire the indirect corporate control in a financial company that specializes in estate planning., under and in accordance with the Mexican Investment Funds Law.
  • Provided legal counsel for issues related to voting agreements, anti-money laundering, extraterritorial application of foreign laws in Mexico (antidote laws), micro-lending programs, investment in regulated entities, mobile banking accounts, branch-less banking, niche banking, eCommerce and personal data protection.
  • Provided legal advice to one of the world’s biggest credit card and payment processor in connection with banking regulation, prepaid products and privacy laws.
  • Represented an international mining fund in the financing of a mining tailings project in Chihuahua.
  • Provided legal advice in the negotiation of a joint venture agreement and formation of a JV company formed by a Canadian mining company and Mexican mining conglomerate for the exploration of a mine located in Durango, Mexico.
  • Led the negotiation of a joint venture between two Canadian mining companies for the exploitation of a silver mine in Mexico with a committed investment of more than USD $16 million.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, Chambers Latin America, Corporate/M&A - Mexico, 2024
  • Listed, Best Lawyers, “Best Lawyers in Mexico,” 2022-2023
  • Listed, Chambers Fintech, FinTech Legal in Mexico, 2020-2023
  • Listed, The Legal 500 Latin America Guide, “Latin America: Mexico – Corporate & M&A” 2021, 2023-2024
  • Member, The Mexican Association of Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds (AMEXCAP)


  • Postgraduate Studies, Corporate Finance, ITAM, Mexico City, Mexico, 2009
  • LL.M., The University of Texas School of Law, 2004-2005
  • Law Degree, cum laude, Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City, Mexico, 1996-2001
  • Mexico
  • Spanish, Native
  • English, Fluent