Gilberto Erick Watts Ceseña

Gilberto Erick Watts Ceseña

Associate, Mexico City

Gilberto Watts understands that one of the firm's paths to success is to give the client satisfaction when presenting legal counsel. That is why one of the most important goals for Gilberto is to always understand thoroughly what the client needs and why he or she is seeking legal advice. Once he learns the facts, he studies every aspect, viewpoint, and detail of what the client desires and works hard to obtain it.

Gilberto practices energy law. He intervenes in important compliance and investigation cases doing extensive legal research consulting all the applicable laws for each specific case. Whether it is in the energy or corporate sector, Gilberto is a great asset to the Hogan Lovells office in Mexico City.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Gilberto worked in a prestigious law firm in Washington, D.C. resolving issues in corporate, civil, and immigration law. He also worked as an assistant professor teaching legal English to international lawyers for American University Washington College of Law. In Monterrey, he was a consulting lawyer in a public notary before becoming a corporate lawyer in a real estate company.

Growing up in the border cities of Tijuana and San Diego, Gilberto has understood different cultures since his youth. He studied law school in Mexico's prestigious Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, and some years after starting his professional practice, he was awarded the Summer Program Scholarship to attend American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C., where he achieved his LL.M. in International Legal Studies specializing in International Business Law.

Education and admissions


LL.M. International Legal Studies, American University Washington College of Law, 2016

Law Degree, Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, 2013

Representative experience

Grant weekly free legal consultation on civil, constitutional, and immigration matters to Mexicans within the Consular Section of the Embassy of Mexico in Washington, D.C.

Obtained 23 visas for people without legal status in the United States through support and arguments in immigration cases.

Fundamental part of negotiations representing a real estate company.

Sped up the process from 75 to 150 notarized sales contracts with approved Instituto del Fondo Nacional de la Vivienda para los Trabajadores (INFONAVIT) credit in the span of one year.

Official translator of the book Desde Tikal hasta las Vegas (From Tikal to Las Vegas) from Spanish to English.

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