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Ricardo Pons Mestre

Mexico City

Ricardo Pons Mestre
English, Spanish
Practice Group

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.

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

Legal 500

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.

Education and admissions


  • LL.M., London School of Economics and Political Science, 1997
  • Law Degree, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, 1993


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

Latest thinking and events

Published Works

Changing Landscape of Competition Law Enforcement in Mexico

Antitrust & Trade Regulation Resource Center

Published Works

Derechos de Terceros Afectados en los Procedimientos Ante la Comisión Federal de Competencia

Competencia Económica – Estudios de Derecho, Economía y Política
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