SMPS Legal


Torre Chapultepec Uno
Paseo de la Reforma 509, Piso 18 Col. Cuauhtémoc
Del. Cuauhtémoc, C.P. 06500, CDMX

+52 (55) 5282 9063

Key contacts:

Founding Partner: Jorge San Martin
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 33
Network memberships: Alliuris
Languages: Spanish, English and French

SMPS Legal is a full-service law firm formed by a team of experienced lawyers committed to offering integrated legal counsel in Latin America from strategically located offices in Mexico, USA, Canada and Colombia.

For over 20 years, SMPS Legal has been successfully assisting domestic and foreign investors in leading their businesses in Latin America, covering a wide range of industries, such as Real Estate and Infrastructure Developments; Energy & Natural Resources; Automotive & Manufacturing; Retail; Private Equity and Funds; TMT; Aviation; Transportation and Logistics.

SMPS Legal provides cutting-edge legal services to address the needs of its clients, some of which are today’s most prominent corporations in the Latin American Region.

The Firm advises on several practice areas, such as Tax Consulting and Controversy, Corporate M&A, Banking & Finance, Real Estate, International Trade and Labor.

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Securitisation
  • Structured finance/securitisation

Mergers & Acquisitions
Eduardo Pizarro Suárez

Banking & Finance
Iván Pérez Correa

Real Estate
Teresa Paillés

Tax Consulting
Jorge San Martín

Recent transactional highlights:

  • SMPS Legal advised Grupo Frondoso, one of the most important high-end developers in Mexico City, on analysing and negotiating the restructure of all its short-term financing, owed by various subsidiaries of the group holding interests in diverse projects.
  • SMPS Legal advised the founding partners of Energía Real, one of the leading companies in solar generated energy distribution for commercial and industrial businesses in Mexico, in executing a strategic alliance with an affiliate of Riverstone, a private equity fund manager focused primarily on energy and infrastructure investments, including renewable energy
  • Grupo Axo executed several agreements with Nike to acquire its operation in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. As tax advisor of Grupo Axo, SMPS participated in the design of the structure of the transaction and coordinated the diligence and execution of the agreements with the legal, tax, and financial teams of the mentioned jurisdictions.

  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharm and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Social infrastructure
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Tourism
  • Transport

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