Ricardo Pons Mestre

Ricardo Pons Mestre

Partner, Mexico City

Email ricardo.pons@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +52 55 5091 0137

Fax +52 55 5091 0123

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish

Practice groupRegulatory

"Recommended specialist Ricardo Pons, and the highly regarded Omar Guerrero co-lead the nine-strong team."

Legal 500

Ricardo Pons Mestre advises clients on corporate reorganizations in Mexico. With decades of experience, he focuses his practice on antitrust and competition matters, mergers & acquisitions, corporate law, and mining.

In the antitrust and competition arena, Ricardo focuses on merger control, cartel investigations, and abuse of dominance cases, as well as preventive consultation and training programs for clients. Ricardo is also actively involved in mergers & acquisitions, representing both Mexican and international clients.

Ricardo joined Barrera, Siqueiros y Torres Landa (now Hogan Lovells BSTL) in 1993. Chambers, Who's Who Legal, and Legal 500 all rank Ricardo as a top lawyer.

Awards and recognitions


Antitrust & Competition
Latin Lawyer 250

2010-2012, 2017-2018

Competition/Antitrust (Mexico)
Chambers Latin America

2017 - 2018

Who's Who Legal

2017 - 2018

LACCA Approved: Antitrust
Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA)

2017 - 2018

Competition and Antitrust
Legal 500 Latin America


Who's Who Legal Mexico

Education and admissions


LL.M., London School of Economics and Political Science, 1997

Law Degree, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, 1993

Representative experience

Advise Owens Illinois in acquisition of glass container business from Vitro.

Advise Delphi on the sale of thermal business.

Advise ACE in its merger with Chubb.

Advise Kintetsu in acquisition of APL Logistics.

Advise ACE in acquisition of Fianzas Monterrey.

Representing several agents in cartel poultry investigations.

Representing an economic agent in LCD's cartel investigation.

Representing Alstom in the sale of the thermal division.

Latest thinking and events

Published Works

Changing Landscape of Competition Law Enforcement in Mexico Antitrust & Trade Regulation Resource Center

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