Martín Michaus Fernández | Mexico City | Hogan Lovells

Martín Michaus Fernández

Senior Associate Global Regulatory


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Michaus Fernandez Martin

Martín Michaus Fernández
Michaus Fernandez Martin
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Martin is defined as a lawyer who is persevering, disruptive, and an out-of-the-box thinker. While working toward his 10,000-hour rule, Martin focuses on a wide range of antitrust matters, as well as complex litigation cases for demanding clients. Well-aware of the intrinsic challenges that the legal profession nowadays demands, Martin's goal is to secure the best interests of his clients by taking a bold approach to complex issues and setting a persuasive trail leading to positive results. Trained in Mexico and the United States, Martin's track-record allows him to stand out from its peers based on experience.

Currently based in Mexico City after working at the firm's Washington, D.C., office, Martín has spent more than 10 years focusing on cartel investigations, merger control proceedings, abuse of dominance matters, and antitrust litigation both in Mexico and abroad, including the United States and several Latin American countries. Intrinsic to the practice, Martin has vast experience handling dawn raids, leniency applications, and developing compliance programs. Martin's practice also expands to administrative and constitutional litigation.

Parallel to his antitrust and litigation practice, Martín spends a considerable amount of time handling pro bono cases. Martin's devotion to protecting basic human rights led him to manage 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, which is awarded on the merits of academic performance.

Representative experience

Represented Mondelez on its USD$1.3 billion acquisition of leading confectionary competitor Ricolino

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

Represented Paystand Inc on its acquisition of Mexican startup Yaydoo

Represented Industrias Bachoco on its acquisiton of leading competitor RYC Alimentos

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

Represented Ferro Corporation in merger control proceedings regarding Prince acquisition and combination with Chromaflo

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


  • LL.M., The University of Chicago Law School, 2019
  • Postgraduate Degree, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, 2017
  • Law Degree, Universidad Iberoamericana, 2013
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • Mexico
  • Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados, AC
  • Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa, AC


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