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Federico Hernández Arroyo

Mexico City

Federico Hernández Arroyo
English, Spanish
Practice Group

Federico Hernández, who worked in-house at Mexico's former telecom commission, has first-hand knowledge of complex regulatory issues for the telecommunications sector. He helps clients with regulatory, commercial, and procurement transactions.

National and international companies call on Federico to help them navigate the regulatory challenges and other hurdles involved in establishing and maintaining operations in Mexico. His unique perspective and experience in working with both public and private clients allows him to provide practical and efficient solutions to legal and business problems.

Federico has counseled clients on administrative, procurement, infrastructure, antitrust, corporate, and commercial matters. Clients in industries including technology, media and telecoms; education; sports; consumer; transportation; infrastructure; entertainment and gaming; and non-governmental organizations turn to Federico for his creative approaches and his ability to put together the right legal team.

Earlier in his career, Federico served as director of regulatory affairs of the Mexican telecom regulator Cofetel (the former Federal Telecommunications Commission), where he helped draft policies, regulations and other resolutions. Since then, in his private practice, Federico has advised the Mexican government in complex regulatory and policy projects.

Federico regularly publishes articles and moderates or speaks on panels on such topics as net neutrality, Internet of Things, ISP, machine to machine (M2M), the right to be forgotten, big data, mobile technology, and other hot topics.

"Federico Hernández is valued for 'adapting to the needs of the clients.'"

Legal 500

Representative experience

Represents carriers, resellers, value added, ISPs, infrastructure, and equipment providers before regulators on various matters.

Advised Mexican government in design and implementation of public bid for rights to use dark fiber wires held by the Federal Electricity Commission.

Assisted a British-based carrier to secure proper licensing to launch its corporate services in Mexico.

Assisted a mobile company in a due diligence process of its tower sites agreements.

Advised the Mexican government in major regulatory and policy telecommunications projects in Mexico.

Represented a Brazilian company in a joint venture with a Mexican entity to create the biggest chain of low-cost gyms in Mexico.

Advised Technimark LLC in a build-to-suit agreement for a new plant in Silao, Mexico.

Advises a major U.S.-based environmental non-governmental organization in its daily operations in Mexico.

Education and admissions


  • Masters, with merit, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2003
  • Law Degree, summa cum laude, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, 1999


  • Member, Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados (BMA), 2004-Present
  • Member, Instituto Nacional de Administración Pública (INAP), 2009-Present
  • Member (2013-Present) and Coordinator of the Telecommunications Committee (2015-Present), Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa (ANADE)
  • Member, United States-Mexico Bar Association (USMBA), 2013-Present
  • Member, International Bar Association, 2014-Present

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Mexico


Telecoms & Media

Latin Lawyer 250


Tier 2 in TMT

Legal 500


Administrative Litigation

Who's Who Legal


Telecoms, Media, Technology (Mexico)

Chambers Latin America


Latin Lawyer 250: Mexico

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