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Jorge Mondragón
Jorge Mondragón

Jorge Mondragón


Franchising, licensing, distribution and corporate core


Jorge is managing partner of the firm, being active since 1998, in the firm’s franchising and licensing practice group.

“Extremely well-regarded practitioner in the field who stands out for his first-rate expertise advising on contracts, corporate structures and the implementation of franchise systems.” Who’s Who Legal

Throughout his over 25 years of experience, he has developed a commercial legal practice with focus in corporate, franchising, distribution and data protection matters, advising clients in a wide range of transactions, from their start-ups in Mexico to the management and operation of their business.

He walks domestic and foreign companies through the compliance, regulatory, corporate and intellectual property aspects required for the implementation of franchise systems and distribution schemes. For such purposes, he designs the appropriate business structure, tailored to the client needs.

Additionally, he has an ample experience in corporate and commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate controversies, foreign investments and labor consulting, which strengthens his core practice.


  • Advised several highly regarded franchise systems (franchisors) for their start-up and expansion in Mexico; from diverse industries including clothing, education, hospitality, fast food, restaurant, medical, oil & gas, real estate, technological, among others

Awards & Recognitions

Franchising Global-wide ranked lawyer, Chambers and Partners Global Guide

Data key partner, Latin Lawyer 250

Thought Leader in Franchise, Who’s Who Legal

M&A & Governance recognized lawyer, Who’s Who Legal

Corporate and M&A recognized lawyer, Best Lawyers

Franchise recognized lawyer, Best Lawyers


Former Professor of the Negotiation course at the School of Law of the Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City, Mexico


Structural Issues in Law Management Program, Fordham University, The School of Law, New York, United States

Postgraduate degree in Corporate law, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico City, Mexico

Law degree (J.D. equivalent) with honors, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico


International Franchise Association (IFA)


Privacy Rules, global alliance of privacy experts

International Bar Association (IBA), former senior vice chair of the international franchising committee

American Bar Association (ABA), Forum on Franchising

Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa, Colegio de Abogados (National Corporate Counsel Association- ANADE)

Publications & Collaborations

  • Consumer Protection Guide 2021, Mexico Chapter, published by International Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG) Read more
  • The Employment Law Review, Mexico Chapter, 12 Edition, published by The Law Review Read more
  • Franchise Guide 2021, Mexico Chapter, 15 Edition, published by Lexology Getting the Deal Through Read more
  • Consumer Protection Guide 2020, Mexico Chapter, published by International Comparative Legal Guides (ICLG) Read more
  • Practice Guide 2020: Sub-franchising, master franchising and development agents, Mexican Chapter, published by Getting the Deal Through/Lexology Read more
  • The Employment Law Review, Mexico Chapter, 11 Edition, published by The Law Review Read more
  • Franchise & Licensing Comparative Guide 2019, Mexican Chapter, published by The Legal 500 Read more
  • Continuously participates as speaker in several local and international forums, as a Franchise expert, including the Annual IFA Legal Symposium
  • Franchise Guides 2008-2019, Mexico Chapter, published by Getting the Deal Through, a Law Business Research publication
  • The Franchise Law Review, Mexico Chapter, Third Edition, published by the Law Business Research (2016)
  • ABA Covenants Against Competition in Franchise Agreement, Third Edition, published by ABA Forum on Franchising (2012)
  • Alternative Corporate Re-Engineering (Building businesses through third party relationships and expansion into new markets), published by The European Lawyer, Thomson Reuters (2011)
  • International Franchise Sales Laws, Mexico Chapter, Second Edition, published by the ABA's Forum on Franchising (2015)
  • Privilege and Confidentiality: An International Handbook, Mexico Chapter, published by the IBA (2006)
  • Amendments to the Industrial Property Law on Franchising Matters, Franchise Lawyer, published by the ABA (2005)


Spanish – English