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DE HOYOS Y AVILÉS Is a Mexican Law Firm founded in 1964. All of its partners have an overall experience of at least twenty years working on commercial transactions and/or complex litigation cases. The Firm has the ability to respond immediately and provide its full attention to its client's legal necessities. The attorneys of DE HOYOS Y AVILES are experienced, knowledgeable, and skilled in their respective practice areas.  For its USA clients, the Firm fully understands the requirements and mandates of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) and offers its clients the guarantee of complying with the FCPA.



We strive to be very well balanced law firm, providing a broad range of services. We are leaders in each of the areas in which we practice. These include Complex Litigation, Appellate, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Cross Border Litigation, Corporate Law, Border Industry, Mergers and Acquisitions, Business & Financial Restructuring, Contracts and Commercial Agreements, Franchising and distribution, Real State, Banking Law & Finance, Lease Finance, Construction, Family Businesses, Trademarks, Labor & Employment, Immigration Law and Tax Law. Creative thinking, and a passion for practical solutions, inform all our work.

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All our partners have an overall experience of at least twenty years working on commercial transactions and/or complex litigation cases. Our team has the ability to respond immediately and provide its full attention to its client's legal necessities. The attorneys of DE HOYOS Y AVILES are experienced, knowledgeable, and skilled in their respective practice areas. Innovation is what drives them. We know there is no substitute for experience and context. It is no coincidence that so many of our lawyers are recognized by our clients and third parties as among the leaders in the fields in which they choose to practice.

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Given our proximity to the United States and the increasingly-globalized market, experience and knowledge of legal matters beyond our borders has become indispensable. Some individuals and businesses within certain geographic areas operate within a single area, seemingly without borders. In those areas, commercial transactions and litigation are often subject to a complex framework of legislation from two countries. DHA has experience in litigation, Corporate and M&A , involving jurisdiction on both sides of the USA-Mexico border, and we work frequently alongside U.S. law firms in creating multidisciplinary teams aimed at reaching a positive result for our clients.


Offices MapDHA offices located in Mexico City, Tijuana, Guadalajara, Ciudad Juárez, Mexicali and Los Cabos, form the hub to serve our clients. Furthermore, we maintain stable professional relations with other firms in most of the Cities across the Country.

DHA joined Nextlaw Global Referral Network, enabling it to connect its clients to high quality lawyers around the world. Nextlaw Global Referral Network is the largest legal referral network in the world, with more than 400 member firms and 21,000 lawyers across 170+ countries.

By joining Nextlaw Global Referral Network, we can now provide our clients with the best of all worlds by continuing to serve them where we currently have offices, while also being able to direct them to top tier lawyers in other jurisdictions where they need legal counsel and business advice.

Complex Litigation

At DE HOYOS Y AVILES one of our strongest assets is our litigation practice. We are confident in handling complex "Must-Win cases". We are proud of our track record and can assure our clients that we will reach a beneficial outcome to their case in the most efficient way possible. Our litigation group is strongly positioned to counsel and protect clients in today's challenging environment. Our team is ready to assist in any crisis, whether the adversary is a government regulator, a competitor, or a well-funded class action attorney.


The appellate team at DE HOYOS Y AVILES brings superior expertise to every appeal. We advise on all facets of appellate practice. We also provide independent judgment on the likelihood of successful appeals of matters handled by other firms or in-house counsel. Our team also has a vast experience drafting briefs and arguing appeals on behalf of parties.

Civil and Commercial Litigation

DE HOYOS Y AVILES has a long history representing and advising clients involved in a wide variety of general commercial disputes. We frequently handle matters for both plaintiffs and defendants involving alleged breaches of contract and the ever evolving category of business torts, such as fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and claims for unfair competition.

Cross Border Litigation

Due to our proximity to the United States and an increasingly global business environment, our clients may require strategies and expertise that expand beyond the border. Our multifaceted international practice features a team of highly experienced trial lawyers, known for effectively litigating unusually complex matters and skillfully handling multiparty and multijurisdictional cases.

DE HOYOS Y AVILES has the substantial litigation experience to effectively represent our clients in the event of court action. We are also well qualified to advise our clients on how to avoid potential liability and exposure in planning matters.

Class Action

Recent modifications to the Mexican Legal Code have allowed class action cases to be conducted in Mexico. DE HOYOS Y AVILES is among the few firms who are prepared to represent clients in class action defense across diverse industries.

The cornerstone of our firm is our solid litigation team, a group of professionals with a high degree of education who are experienced in winning landmark cases and producing significant results. We have the structure, in-depth industry knowledge and perspective that give us the competitive advantage when representing class action cases.

Insurance Litigation

De Hoyos y Aviles Insurance and Reinsurance practice focuses on coverage and reinsurance litigation and arbitration as well as client counseling and negotiations for insurers and reinsurers in several lines of business including property and casualty, life, accident and health, management liability and financial guaranty.


The DE HOYOS Y AVILES practice deals in both domestic and international arbitrations. We represent both private parties and sovereign states in cross border disputes involving commercial contracts, joint ventures, power and infrastructure projects, insurance coverage, distribution agreements, investment disputes, patent and intellectual property license, joint development agreements and real estate.

Border Industry

For matters related to conducting operations along the Mexico and US border, DE HOYOS Y AVILES stands out among legal firms in the area. We are experts regarding counseling on customs matters, offering comprehensive legal advice for our unique border region, as well as in the approval and implementation of IMMEX or Maquila programs.

We help many foreign corporations reduce their manufacturing costs by establishing Maquiladoras in Mexico. Our services include incorporation of Mexican entity or subsidiary and obtaining all necessary permits, licenses and authorizations from government agencies.


The Energy industry is emerging with constant new developments and legislation. DE HOYOS Y AVILES represents clients in state and federal energy regulatory matters, in litigation, in major infrastructure and other complex transactions. We advise clients on an ongoing basis in connection with legislative developments and all aspects pertaining to this important sector.


Our team at DE HOYOS Y AVILES advises on important infrastructure projects in every region of the country, including matters regarding development, financing, acquisition, restructuring and privatization.

Our scope of experience within the infrastructure sector includes structuring and financing with international commercial banks, participating from project inception up to its completion.

We work to provide our infrastructure clients with integrated counsel on all aspects of their most important business objectives.


DE HOYOS Y AVILES represents automotive dealers throughout México, ranging from national brand franchises to private companies. With our experience in finance and business, our attorneys counsel clients on a range of legal issues that are a part of day-to-day operations.

Clients count on our firm to advise them on how to reduce liability, tackle disputes and negotiate agreements. If a dealer faces an extended lawsuit, we have the strength and capability to see it through and obtain results in our clients’ favor. Our lawyers also take proactive steps, by using litigation avoidance measures and providing regulatory compliance advice.


Agricultural businesses in Mexico face new challenges with each growing season. Rising insurance costs, financing, federal and state regulatory issues are just a few of the problems affecting clients and the industry as a whole. We counsel clients regarding these concerns so that they can focus on developing their products and getting them to market.

Banking Law and Finance

At DE HOYOS Y AVILES we know the relationship between financial institutions and business leaders requires expertise in multiple disciplines. Understanding the fundamentals of banking law and finance and implementing optimal practices are crucial to our clients’ benefit. We are able to offer focused consulting and assistance for planning and execution of several financial mechanisms, either as creditor or debtor. Our broad experience includes mercantile matters. We have an excellent reputation on debt recovery via judicial proceedings, offering consultancy to important national and international financial institutions. This experience makes it possible for us to capably defend our clients in conflicts with credit institutions.

Lease and Finance

DE HOYOS Y AVILES has a full service lease finance practice. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing lenders, equity participants, lessees, lessors, users, sellers, and purchasers in the lease financing of equipment and other capital assets of all types.

Business and Financial Restructuring

Businesses in distress need expert legal counsel to reorganize and obtain the best possible outcome. We have provided representation to clients in corporate restructurings, workouts, bankruptcy planning, negotiations, litigation, and distressed asset acquisitions. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and litigators involved in all aspects of the financial restructuring process. We can effectively counsel clients on strategies to protect their rights and maximize their assets.

Labor and Employment

Our firm understands that a positive working atmosphere promotes a successful labor relationship where employees are committed to accomplishing their employer’s goals. At DE HOYOS Y AVILES we work with companies and employers in the application of strategies, policies, procedures and communications to meet with their business objectives, while encouraging employee productivity and loyalty.

Many employment disputes arise from a misunderstanding or ignorance of the complicated federal rules that govern employee and employer relationships. We proactively helps clients avoid costly disputes through on-site training programs, employee benefits program drafting and review, employee handbook preparation and review, periodic client briefings, and regular newsletters.

We offer consultancy to medium-sized businesses up to industries with thousands of employees. We have actively participated in important merging operations, closings, and relocations. Due to our successful intervention, many of our clients were able to avoid strike conflicts that would have put their companies in jeopardy.

Immigration Law

At DE HOYOS Y AVILES we are particularly skilled at obtaining approval and decisions on visas and the appropriate working permit applications for executives and foreign company personnel doing business in Mexico. We also represent them in the immigration procedures before Mexican government authorities.