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 groupGlobal Regulatory

"Ricardo Arturo Pons Mestre is highly praised by clients, who describe him as 'an extraordinary lawyer who knows antitrust inside and out'. They go on to highlight 'his ability to give simple and direct explanations.'"

Chambers and Partners

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) in 1993. Chambers, Who's Who Legal, and Legal 500 all rank Ricardo as a top lawyer.

Awards and recognitions

2010-2012, 2017-2020

Competition/Antitrust (Mexico)
Chambers Latin America

2018-2019

Acritas Star
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers

2018

Antitrust & Competition
Latin Lawyer 250

2017 - 2018

Competition
Who's Who Legal

2017 - 2018

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

2017 - 2018

Competition and Antitrust
Legal 500 Latin America

2013-2014

Competition
Who's Who Legal Mexico

Education and admissions

Education

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

Law Degree, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, 1993

Representative experience

Advising 21st Century Fox in a worldwide merger with Disney in Mexico. The matter was filed before COFECE and IFT.

Advised Amcor in Mexico regarding world-wide acquisition of Bemis in relation to local merger control proceedings.

Advising Bayer AG in remedy compliance with respect its acquisition of Monsanto.

Advising Cancun International Airport in a alleged abuse of dominance as to taxi entry into the airport.

Advising Repsol, S.A. in the acquisition of equity in Bardahl.

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

Representing GE in the Mexico filing on the sale of its transportation unit to Wabtec.

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