Mr. Mancera has more than a twenty-nine years experience in various areas of practice, particularly those related with the regulation of telecommunications, banking and savings, financial transactions, antitrust and tax law. He has a broad and deep knowledge in constitutional, administrative, accountability of public servants, money laundering, tax evasion and tax law matters. In all of those, he has been involved in the litigation of constitutional controversy procedures, the traditional constitutional "Amparo" (Mexican Habeas Corpus) and various administrative litigations.


He has held various high level positions in the public and private sectors. He served as Legal and Regulatory Telecom Affairs Vice President in Grupo Televisa. He actively participated in the working groups assembled by the Mexican Senate on the constitutional and legal reform of telecommunications and broadcasting, as well as industry regulations enacted thereon.


He served as General Counsel and Chief Tax Prosecutor of the Ministry of Finance (2002-2008), he served as General Counsel of the Federal Public Administration on matters of constitutional, administrative, tax, budget, financial law and public debt and as Deputy Legal Counsel of the President, on matters regarding constitutional and administrative law, legal initiatives, decrees and regulations issued.


He served on the boards of several entities that are responsible for the supervision and regulation of financial entities in Mexico, such as the National Banking and Securities Commission (Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores), the National Insurance and Bonds Commission (Comisión Nacional de Seguros y Fianzas) and the National Retirement Savings System Commission (Sistema Nacional de Ahorro para el Retiro). He was also a permanent guest to the board meetings of the Institute for the Protection of Banking Savings (Instituto para la Protección al Ahorro Bancario).


He has acted as legal adviser to the Budget and Finance Inter-Secretarial Commission (Comisión Intersecretarial de Gasto y Financiamiento), to the Inter-Secretarial Privatization Commission (Comisión Intersecretarial de Desincorporación) and to the Bureau for the Administration and Sale of Government Assets (Servicio de Administración y Enajenación de Bienes). Mr. Mancera is an appointed arbitrator for dispute settlements regarding Chapter XIV of the NAFTA.


Moreover he served as Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer of Avantel, the first company who competed against Telmex, where he filed a series of lawsuits and proceedings against barriers to entry and cartels related to interconnection. 


Representative Transactions 


Tax and Administrative:


  • The defense of several “amparo” proceedings against the asset tax, the flat tax, the portability of the pension fund subaccount of ISSSTE, among many others (as well as overseeing more than 150 thousand tax related trials annually).
  • The strategy and execution for securing USD$220 Million from Zhenli Ye Gon (an international white collar crime criminal) and its re-installment into the Federal Treasury before the corresponding trial concluded, as well as its distributions between the Supreme Court, the Attorney General's Office and the Ministry of Health.
  • The resolution of the Kansas City Southern of Mexico (formerly TFM)’s case on taxable trial for nearly MXN$10 Billion.


Telecommunications and Antitrust:


  • The concentration procedure of the subsidiaries of Grupo Televisa, Cablemas, Cablecom, and other cable companies.
  • Representation of AT&T/Iusacell before the Mexican Supreme Court in the legal proceedings related to the application of the VAT zero tax for the Roaming International Services obtaining a favorable decision to AT&T/Iusacell.
  • Representation of Telefonica before the Mexican Supreme Court in the juicio de amparo related to the application of the VAT zero tax for the Roaming International Services


Banking and Finance Systems:


  • The regulation for the operation of the Bank-Shops (Bancos-Tienda), the Total Annual Cost, the credit transparency, banking correspondents and money laundering, among others.
  • The final report addressed to the Chamber of Representatives regarding the Banking Rescue Process.
  • Participation in the working groups for several amendments to the Credit Institutions Law, particularly the bank resolutions scheme, and the entire financial reform of 2002.




Mr. Mancera obtained his law degree (J.D. equivalent) from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), and holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy degree from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusets. He currently teaches financial law at ITAM.