Martín Michaus Fernández

Martín Michaus Fernández

Senior Associate
Mexico City

Email martin.michaus@​

Phone +52 55 5091 0022

Fax +52 55 5091 0123

LanguagesEnglish, Spanish

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Persevering, disruptive, and out-of-the-box thinking define Martín Michaus Fernández. While working toward his 10,000-hour rule, Martín saw his professional path take him from successfully managing a wide number of antitrust matters all the way to effectively handling complex litigation cases for demanding clients.

Martín is well-aware of the intrinsic challenges that the legal profession nowadays demands. With the goal of always securing the best interests of his clients, Martín takes a bold approach to complex issues, allowing him to set a persuasive trail leading to positive results.

Currently based in Mexico City after working at the firm's Washington, D.C. office, Martín has spent 10 years focusing on cartel investigations, merger control, and antitrust litigation. Additionally, he has handled dawn raids, leniency, vertical restraints, and abuse of dominance cases, as well as compliance programs and administrative and constitutional litigation not only in Mexico, but also before antitrust agencies in the United States and several jurisdictions in Latin America.

Parallel to his antitrust and litigation practice, Martín spends a considerable amount of time handling pro bono cases. His devotion for protecting and promoting basic human rights led him to seek out cases involving migrants, mental health, corruption, sexual exploitation, and the legal treatment of drug policies.

Martín holds an LL.M. from the University of Chicago Law School, where he received a full-tuition scholarship from Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) awarded on merits of professional development. He also received the Academic Excellence scholarship during law school awarded on the merits of academic performance.

Education and admissions


LL.M., The University of Chicago Law School, 2019

Postgraduate Degree, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, 2017

Law Degree, Universidad Iberoamericana, 2013


Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados, AC

Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa, AC

Bar admissions and qualifications


Representative experience

Advised Bayer AG on its US$63bn acquisition of Monsanto

Assisted cannabis companies and private funds over merger control proceedings and civil investigations before the FTC and DOJ

Representing a Mexican stock company on a cartel investigation in the poultry industry before antitrust agencies and the Supreme Court

Advised Safran on its US$9bn acquisition of Zodiac Aerospace

Representing a Mexican pension fund company on a cartel investigation within Mexico's pension fund system

Advised General Electric Oil and Gas on its US$30bn combination with Baker Hughes Inc.

Advised Alstom on the US$10bn sale of its power and grid businesses to General Electric

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