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Luis Mancera de Arrigunaga
Luis Mancera de Arrigunaga

Luis Mancera de Arrigunaga

Partner

Telecommunications, Administrative and Regulatory Law Expert

About

Luis is focused in the constitutional, administrative, regulatory and telecom practice. He specializes in administrative litigation, constitutional relief proceedings (Amparo), telecommunication disputes and constitutional controversy procedures, several of them creating groundbreaking precedents decided by the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice. In 2020, he was elected member of the firm’s Compensation Committee.

Prior to joining the firm, he served as General Chief Tax Prosecutor; Chief of the Banking and Savings Unit at the Ministry of Finance; VP of Legal and Regulatory Affairs at Grupo Televisa and Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer at Avantel.

Throughout his 30 years of career, he has acquired in depth experience both in the public and private sectors, enabling him to have a full and comprehensive knowledge of the financial and telecom industries. While he served at the Ministry of Finance, he was a key player in the modernization of the banking and securities legal framework.

“all the experience one could hope for,” Chambers and Partners

Other areas of expertise include government procurement, accountability of public servants, anti-corruption, AML, compliance, tax compliance assessment and consumer protection.

Experience

  • Assisted the Mexican Development Banks, as well as international suppliers of telecommunications services, through the analysis of regulatory, constitutional and telecommunications aspects, that allowed such parties to understand the associated risks, the constitutional limitations and restrictions of the Red Compartida Wholesale project (Red Compartida), considering the type of regulated services and the national assets involved, in order to enable them to achieve the necessary corporate actions to structure the financing in favor of the project developer.
    The Red Compartida project was selected Best Loan (LATAM) and Best Infrastructure Financing in Mexico by Latin Finance for the 2017 Project & Infrastructure Finance Awards, Latin America Telecoms Deal of the Year by IJ Global (Euromoney), and shortlisted for Project Finance Deal of the Year by IFLR for the 2018 Americas Awards
  • Defense in the constitutional relief proceeding (amparo) of a major telecommunications company for a fine of approximately $ 400 million Pesos for breaches to the regulations regarding service quality plans
  • The concentration procedure of the subsidiaries of Grupo Televisa, Cablemas, Cablecom, and other cable companies

Awards & Recognitions

TMT (Telecoms, Media, Technology) ranked lawyer, Chambers and Partners

Administrative recognized lawyer, Best Lawyers

Communications recognized lawyer, Best Lawyers

Recognized in Administrative law, Latin Lawyer 250

Education

Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy, The Fletcher School, Medford, Massachusetts, United States

Diploma inTuffs University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Law degree with the highest honors (suma cum laude – J.D. equivalent), Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), Mexico City, Mexico

Memberships

Former member of the governing bodies of the National Banking and Securities Commission, National Insurance and Bonding Commission and the Bank Savings Protection Institute

He has been member of the board of directors of several telecom companies, including Innova (SKY México), Cablevisión and Cablemás

Publications & Collaborations

  • Banking & Finance Regulation 2019 Guide, Mexico, published by Latin Lawyer
  • Anti-Corruption Guide 2019, Mexico Chapter, Second Edition, published by Chambers and Partners Read more

Languages

Spanish – English