Name: Miguel Valdés
Firm Name: Arizpe, Valdés & Marcos Abogados
Jurisdiction: Mexico
Practice Area: M&A Law, Real Estate Law

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Professional Biography:

Leaders in Law endorses Miguel Valdés as our exclusively recommended Real Estate and M&A Law expert in Mexico. If you wish to get in touch with Miguel, please use the contact information provided above.

Corporate Law, Foreign Investment, Mergers and Acquisitions, Contracts, Environmental Law, special in bond regimes, Intellectual Property and Immigration. He was an international partner at Thompson & Knight from 2003 to 2011; a partner at Rojas, González, de la Garza, Maldonado & Valdés from 1995 – 2003; Margáin, Santos, Rojas, González, Vargas, S.C. from 1991 to 1995; and as in house counsel in Dicex, S.A. de C.V. from 1989 to 1990.


  • Law degree from the Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey, A.C., and LLM degree from the University of Illinois and the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey
  • Diplomas from Georgetown University in 1990, Harvard Law School in 2002.
  • He has been a professor of International Private Law at the Universidad de Monterrey and Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.


Spanish and English.

Firm Description:

AV&M was founded in Monterrey, Mexico on January 2001. Our goal is to provide legal services that exceed the expectations of the business community. We devote our efforts to help our clients achieve their objectives, embracing their challenges as our own. We aim to build long term relationships based on mutual trust and excellence.

The partners of AV&M offer experience and a practical legal approach to the needs of our clients.

AV&M We have been ranked since 2016 is currently ranked under the section Mexico General Business Law: Monterrey, of the Chambers Latin America 2022 Guide.

Our Vision

We aspire to boost the integral development of all of the people we relationship with so we can create value and transcend.

Our Mission

We create fraternal bonds through our chain of values generating certainty, security and long-term relationships.

Our Core Values

  • Respect: Treat people with dignity.
  • Caring: We care about our people, together we will move forward.
  • Accountability: Turn our promises into reality.
  • Integrity: Make the right thing for our clients and associates.
  • Resilience: Take adversity like an opportunity to grow.
  • Innovation: Find new ways to improve and make them work.
  • Excellence: Make things right t once.

Practice Areas:


We advise both domestic and foreign companies, individuals and entities on topics relevant to the structure, setting up and day-to-day business affairs of their commercial and/or industrial operations, including assistance with all types of business agreements, transactions and negotiations, to secure both their business objectives and their legal position. On behalf of our clients, we incorporate, organize and structure all types of business entities, including corporations, trusts, limited liability companies and specific purpose legal vehicles.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Our mergers and acquisitions practice allows us to assist our clients in determining the most beneficial structure of a transaction from the operational, and tax perspectives; in negotiating and drafting the transaction al documents, as well as solving the contingencies and meeting the closing conditions as efficiently as possible. We closely review all relevant aspects of the transactions from the different legal disciplines in our Firm, including tax, labor, litigation, antitrust, intellectual property, real estate and environmental law, to provide our clients with the most efficient and legally secured advice.

Our firm is a leading advisor to both public and private companies on all types of merger and acquisition transactions, including private equity investments, joint ventures, acquisitions and dispositions of subsidiaries and other assets.

Foreign Investment, Manufacturing Incentives, Special Programs and Benefits for Exporters )Immex Prosec and Vat Certification)

We advise our global clients in their process to establish operations in Mexico, from their incorporation, real estate purchase or lease, and assist them in their day-to-day operations. Additionally, we go hand in hand with them during the process to obtain the major benefits provided by the special programs for exporters, such as the IMMEX Program, PROSEC Program and Certification Process for Fast Credit/Reimbursement of Value Added Tax, among others.

Corporate Finance and Securities Law

Through our Firm’s corporate finance and securities practice, we advise and represent issuers, creditors, private equity funds, underwriters and obligors on a wide range of public and private debt and equity transactions, including:

• Commercial Secured and unsecured loans
• Initial and secondary public offerings
• Debt Restructurings
• Commercial Paper Offerings
• Syndicated Loans

Real Estate

We advise our clients on real estate planning on a national scale and we review that the real estate property to be acquired or leased by our clients has a clear historic property chain, assuring a legally secured transaction. Our real estate practice frequently involves our environmental, corporate, finance and tax attorneys, which enables us to handle all aspects of a real estate property transaction.

Probate and Estate Planning

We have broad experience advising our clients on how to arrange their property, money and assets, for distribution among their family and loved ones after they have passed away, including the setting up of preemptive plans in case they are ever unable to care for themselves due to serious injury or illness. We go hand-in-hand with our clients on every step of this process, in order to ensure our clients are satisfied with how their estate will be distributed after their passing away, such as the drafting of all relevant documents, including trusts, wills and powers of attorney.

Furthermore, we also assist our clients in probate proceedings, whether in our out of a court of law, in order to secure the distribution of the deceased’s estate with the least burden and strain for both our clients and their families. This includes the filing of any necessary documentation before the proper authorities, to recognize our clients as beneficiaries to the corresponding estates.


Our Firm handles relevant antitrust matters, including issues involving M&A’s, cartels, unilateral conduct, market investigations and antitrust litigation, as we work with a broad range of industries that are under constant scrutiny from the Mexican Federal Trade Commission.

Additionally, we act as an independent third party for our clients before the Mexican Federal Trade Commission, for certifying compliance of commitments made with such authority and the members of the relevant industrial or commercial sectors. We also assist our clients in designing and implementing antitrust compliance programs.


Our Environmental Law regulatory work is robust and includes thorough environmental due diligence, permits and environmental compliance. Our practice is highly experienced and recognized, due to our proactive approach to prevent our clients from environmental contingencies, which includes:

(i) Assessment of environmental compliance and status of both companies and real estate properties, including strategies and remediation actions required to reach full environmental compliance;

(ii) Design and implementation of environmental strategies, compliance management and approval of permits and/or authorizations for our clients’ various activities and operations, or for a specific real estate property; and

(iii) Structure, negotiation and monitoring of remediation proposals for contaminated real estate properties.

Furthermore, we also assist our clients in probate proceedings, whether in our out of a court of law, in order to secure the distribution of the deceased’s estate with the least burden and strain for both our clients and their families. This includes the filing of any necessary documentation before the proper authorities, to recognize our clients as beneficiaries to the corresponding estates.

Tax Strategy and Disputes

Our Firm provides a full range of federal, state, municipal and international tax planning, as well as the representation of our clients before government agencies and courts in tax disputes. Our services include leading-edge, innovative and creative types of transactions, within the framework of applicable laws, that allow for an efficient management of our clients’ tax burden.


We have developed a special and successful practice on Civil, Commercial, Administrative, Labor, Environmental and Tax Litigation. Our litigation practice combines thorough analysis, strategy, practical skills and vast experience, to effectively represent our clients before both federal and state courts and arbitration panels, throughout Mexico. If a favorable pre-litigation solution cannot be reached, we litigate our cases vigorously to reach the desired outcome.

Immigation Law

We provide a full range of immigration and legal services to our international clients, which are carefully crafted out by our attorneys to acchieve each client’s goals. Our immigration services practice includes the representation of our clients in work and residence visa applications, as well as in procedures regarding immigration compliance audits.

Oil and Gas Law

Our Firm has been involved in operations pertaining to the oil and gas industry, particularly with clients whose main corporate purpose involves the storage, transportation and marketing of oil and gas.