MEXICO CITY – Oct. 13, 2015 – International law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP is ranked in Band 1 for Compliance in Mexico in the 2015 Chambers and Partners Latin America Guide. This is the first time Chambers ranked the compliance practice in the Mexico section of the guide. In addition to the firm ranking, the guide names firm shareholder Hugo López Coll as a Notable Practitioner in Band 1. López Coll heads the Compliance Department in the firm’s Mexico City office.
According to Chambers, Greenberg Traurig’s Mexico team is a “highly respected practice group advising a broad range of multinationals on all aspects of anti-corruption compliance programmes in line with international laws and practices including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Team offers a wide variety of services in corruption-related M&A due diligence, internal investigations, risk assessments and anti-corruption training.”
Additionally, one client was quoted as saying, “The performance of these lawyers is outstanding. They exercise a high degree of care, they're very knowledgeable of local laws, and they've [been] very responsive.” Another client’s statement in the guide reads, "Greenberg Traurig is excellent and I was impressed by the quality of the people. They are very sophisticated in terms of how to handle this work and knowledgeable about compliance issues, both in Mexico and on a global scale."
According to Chambers, López Coll “receives strong praise from clients, who describe him as ‘fundamental in the development of compliance and anti-corruption policies, providing both a national and an international perspective.’ They go on to highlight his ‘very unique style in terms of addressing compliance issues with clients.’”
Mexico Associate Hector Sanchez was also named in the ranking. Chambers notes: [He] “is praised by sources who describe him as ‘very solid and very detail-oriented.’ They add: ‘He executes work and tasks very well.’”
“We could not have achieved this honor without our clients who bring us outstanding opportunities to advise them on all aspects of anti-corruption compliance programs in Mexico City and across Latin America,” said López Coll. “We remain committed to delivering the quality service our clients have come to know and deserve, and are incredibly proud to have this particular practice area so highly ranked by Chambers Latin America.”
“I want to congratulate Hugo who achieved Band 1 ranking in compliance practice,” said José Raz Guzmán, managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s Mexico City office. “This is a well-deserved recognition of the excellent work and exceptional service that he provides to our clients.”
Greenberg Traurig Co-President Brian Duffy underscored the firm’s commitment to this practice and appreciation of the achievement stating, “International compliance and regulatory matters continue to be of utmost importance to our clients, and Greenberg Traurig remains at the forefront of assisting multinational corporations to navigate this complex area of the law. We applaud Hugo and his team for their outstanding efforts within Greenberg Traurig’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) & Global Anti-Corruption Practice , and appreciate Chambers’ recognition of their tangible results for our clients.”
According to its website, Chambers and Partners, publisher of the annual guide, selects attorneys and practices for inclusion based on thousands of interviews with practicing lawyers and clients around the world. Attorneys, practice areas, and firms are ranked by placement in “bands,” with Band 1 being the highest placement. Attorneys can also be designated as a Senior Statesman, Star Individual, Eminent Practitioner, Up and Coming, or Associate to Watch.