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Enrique González Calvillo
Enrique González Calvillo

Enrique González Calvillo


Focused in cross-border transactional matters with emphasis in energy and M&A


Enrique is founding partner of the firm and member of the Compensation Committee.  He has over 35 years of experience in cross-border transactions with emphasis in Energy, M&A, Project Finance and International Commercial Arbitration.

“He is a standout figure in the Mexican market who comes highly recommended for his expertise in transactions, investment and disputes” Who’s Who Legal

He has a comprehensive practice as he brings his corporate and dispute resolution cores together, for the negotiation and closing of transactions.

His legal experience includes, acting as a lawyer, arbitrator and mediator in a variety of controversies promoted under the auspices of the International Chamber of Commerce and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution of the American Arbitration Association.


  • Represented Nacional Financiera, Bancomext and Banobras, Mexico’s National Development Banks, in the US$800 million project finance granted to Altán Redes for the Red Compartida telecoms project
  • Counsel in the acquisition of the Royal Bank of Scotland (Mexico) and its transformation into Investa Bank (today Accendo Banco), acting on behalf of a group of Mexican and Foreign investors, leading to the creation of Investa Bank, a bank in Mexico, representing the parties before the regulators including the National Banking and Securities Commission (Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores) and the Bank of Mexico (Banco de México)
  • Represented Schlumberger in the acquisition of the interest in the onshore oil field Pánuco, located in the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, from its former contract partner Petrofac (British oil and gas service provider)
  • Represented Banco Bradesco of Brazil in the acquisition of IBI Mexico from Cofra, as part of Bradesco’s US$900 million acquisition of IBI’s operations in Brazil and Mexico
  • Acted as arbitrator in the Grupo Modelo (Mexico) vs Anheuser-Busch (U.S.), case concerning issues deriving the merger by the latter and Ambev (Belgium)
  • McDonald’s Corporation, in the sale of its operations in Latin America to Arcos Dorados, and the negotiation of a Master Franchise for the region, trusts for the transfer of ownership, guaranty and administration of the acquired equity

Awards & Recognitions

X Premio Gov. Franco Montoro, awarded by the Brazil-Mexico Chamber of Commerce and Industry for his contribution to the growth of bi-lateral trade and investment between Brazil and Mexico

Recognized in Project Finance & Infrastructure, Latin Lawyer 250

Project Development ranked lawyer, IFLR 1000

Administrative recognized lawyer, Best Lawyers

Arbitration and Mediation recognized lawyer, Best Lawyers

Corporate and M&A recognized lawyer, Best Lawyers


Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Comparative Jurisprudence, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, United States

Law degree (J.D. equivalent), Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico


Instituto Mexicano de la Mediación, Founding President

Commercial Dispute Consulting Committee created under the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Alternate Representative for Mexico

Mexico-Brazil Bilateral Committee (Consejo Empresarial Mexicano de Comercio Exterior, Inversión y Tecnología, A.C.), President

United States–Mexico Chamber of Commerce (Southwest Chapter), Former Vice President

Mediation and Arbitration Commission, Mexico City´s Chamber of Commerce (Cámara Nacional de Comercio de la Ciudad de México, A.C.)

American Bar Association, former Vice President of the Subcommittee for Foreign Investment and Technology

Publications & Collaborations

  • Member of the Steering Committee of the Latin Lawyer Oil & Gas Conference, 2019
  • Co-chair of the Latin Lawyer Oil & Gas Conference, 2018, 2017, 2016
  • Speaker at Project Finance, Infrastructure and Energy Conferences in a wide range of local and foreign legal forums
  • Energy Disputes Guide, Mexico Chapter published by Getting the Deal Through a Law Business Research publication, 2018 - 2016
  • Global Arbitration Review, Mexico Chapter published by Law Business Research


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