Thompson & Knight Honored by The Legal 500 Latin America 2021

DALLAS — The 2021 edition of The Legal 500 Latin America published by Legalease, Ltd. recognized Thompson & Knight LLP as one of the top law firms in Mexico for three practice categories. In addition, the Firm is proud to have more Thompson & Knight attorneys recognized with individual honors than in any prior edition. The four attorneys and their respective categories are:

Leading Individual

  • Claudio Rodríguez Galán (Energy and Natural Resources)
  • Gabriel Ruiz (Energy and Natural Resources)

Next Generation Partner

  • Rodolfo Rueda Ballesteros (Energy and Natural Resources)

Rising Star

  • Regina Legorreta Palomino (Energy and Natural Resources)

The ranked practice areas and attorneys recognized for their specific expertise include:

Energy and Natural Resources (Claudio Rodríguez Galán, Gabriel Ruiz, Rodolfo Rueda Ballesteros, Regina Legorreta)

Thompson & Knight moved up to Band 2 from Band 3 in the 2020 rankings in the Energy and Natural Resources category, placing the Firm among the top 13 law firms in Mexico. According to clients, the seven-attorney team offers “deep knowledge of the legislation and administrative provisions as well as regulation…and the financial impact that these generate on companies.” They also mention that several of the Firm’s attorneys have previous in-house experience and thus “are aware of the economic concerns generated by all the associated processes in the sector, in addition to the risks inherent to it.”

Projects and Infrastructure (Claudio Rodríguez Galán, Gabriel Ruiz, Rodolfo Rueda Ballesteros, Regina Legorreta)

For the first time, the Firm is included in the Projects and Infrastructure category. Clients note that “the TK team has shown itself to have the financial and technical knowledge that allows [for] more comprehensive communication, [and] to carry out infrastructure projects mainly under PPP and concession schemes.” They also state that the team demonstrates “innovation and inventiveness, as well as extensive knowledge and global vision of the project.”

Tax (Mario Barrera)

The directory recognizes the Firm for “‘tailor-made service’ on tax issues associated with corporate reorganizations, joint ventures, financing, mergers and acquisitions, spin offs, and inbound and offshore investments.” Additionally, clients describe the team as “practical and creative in finding solutions.”

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