Gonzalez Calvillo strengthens Arbitration & Litigation, ESG and M&A offering with partner and counsel appointments

Mexico City – September 6, 2022 – Gonzalez Calvillo (“GC”) announced today the appointment of Daniel Morán Salgado as partner and Paola Hernandez Villalvazo and Rosa Elena Coto García as Counsel with the firm. GC believes these appointments represent a testament of the deep commitment by the firm to continue its growth both organically and strategically across ranks, sectors, and practice areas.

Daniel Morán Salgado has been member of GC’s litigation group since 2005 and was promoted to Counsel in 2021. Daniel has over fifteen years of experience advising clients on sophisticated litigation concerning administrative and commercial matters as well acting on civil, energy, and real estate disputes. He has also led administrative and bankruptcy proceedings as well as relevant amparo matters before federal and local Courts across Mexico. Daniel is also part of GC’s arbitration and mediation team, leading disputes before local and international tribunals and panels and has led enforcement of foreign judgments and awards in Mexico.

Paola Hernandez Villalvazo joins GC as Counsel to coordinate the firm’s Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) efforts. She will be centrally involved on continue developing the already dynamic and successful ESG work multiple practitioners and practice areas have carried out to date. Paola has a career spanning over twenty years in the legal industry, both in the public and private sectors. For the larger part of that time, Paola was part of Americas Mining Corporation (“AMC”), the mining division of Grupo Mexico, the country’s largest and most prominent mining company. During her tenure at Grupo Mexico, she held numerous high-profile positions including Deputy Director of Environmental and Health Legal Affairs, Corporate Environmental Affairs Director, and most recently Compliance Officer. Paola was also part of the Antidumping International department at Mexico’s Ministry of Economy.

Rosa Elena Coto García has been with the GC team since 2002 and is a member of the Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and Corporate Law practice areas. She has extensive experience representing and advising in decision-making processes related to business and investment for a wide range of local and foreign entities, startups, and capital investment funds. As a transactional lawyer, Rosa Elena has applied her considerable expertise to advise in the drafting, negotiation, structuring and execution of numerous structures related to stock transactions, asset acquisitions, corporate restructures, capitalization procedures, spin-offs, mergers, acquisitions, co-investments, strategic alliances, and capital investment funds and trusts, among others.

“We are honored and delighted for these organic appointments. Daniel and Rosa Elena have historically contributed enormously in some of our most relevant projects and matters across our practice areas.” said members of the firm’s Executive Committee. “We are similarly thrilled to welcome Paola to GC. She has had a distinguished career tackling extremely challenging and intricate matters at Grupo Mexico. She has the ideal combination of experience, values, and leadership ability to bolster our already impressive ESG credentials and capabilities as the demand from our clients for these services is rapidly expanding. Paola’s outstanding work on ESG and diversity matters will perfectly fit into GC’s diversity and inclusion strategy”.

GC continues to further bolster its position as one of leading lights in the Mexican legal services market.  Paola’s appointment became effective September 1st. Daniel and Rosa’s appointments become effective January 1st, 2023. This announcement follows GC’s recent recognition by Latin Lawyer’s “Diversity Initiative of the Year Award 2022” for its pioneering D&I work.

As the firm continues to celebrate its 35th anniversary, GC remains committed to provide its clients with vital resources by having a strong, stable, and inclusive leadership team, as well as to empower its diverse talented team with sophisticated tools allowing the firm to continue with its historical track record of groundbreaking initiatives in Mexico.



For 35 years, Gonzalez Calvillo has been at the forefront of the legal market in Mexico as a full-service leading law firm due to its transactional core and expertise in a wide range of practice areas. The firm is recognized for its ability to build cross-disciplinary teams for the most complex legal challenges, diversity & inclusion initiatives, and long track record of successfully providing groundbreaking business and regulatory advice to high profile domestic and international companies. Often described as a pioneer of the Mexican legal services industry, the firm is known for its commitment to doing things differently, bespoke solutions, and creating transformational legal changes that enable clients achieving their objectives. For more information, please visit

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