Today, April 18th, 2017, the Mexican law firms EC Legal and Rubio Villegas & Asociados announced their intention to merge.
The negotiation teams have already agreed on the foundations for the merger. The next step is for the partners of both firms to vote on this combination for its approval, in meetings that will be held within the following 45 days.
Once the merger is approved, the name of the firm will be EC Legal Rubio Villegas.
The main focus of the merger is the client. Both firms have the same work and client service philosophy, the same values, and the same professional ethics.
“We will be closer to the clients, expediting response times, reducing costs, and legal expenses, providing more and better services, combining the best practices and adding talent”, said Carlos Enríquez of EC Legal.
“In the past we had explored several merger alternatives with foreign and Mexican firms, but we were not entirely convinced that they were our best option. With EC Legal the merger was a natural step, after working together on many cases, knowing each other for years and having talked for months, we found that it was the best decision for the benefit of our clients”, stated Eduardo David of Rubio Villegas & Asociados.
“We are sure that the partners of both firms will vote in favor of the merger, since it is in the best interest of our clients and the firms themselves”, mentioned Eduardo David.
The resulting firm, EC Legal Rubio Villegas, will have the following characteristics:
- It will be one of the 10 largest law firms in Mexico.
- It will have national coverage with 4 offices in Mexico City, Ciudad Juárez, Querétaro and Irapuato, as well as a desk in León.
- It will have more than 60 bilingual attorneys with studies at Harvard, NYU, Georgetown, Northwestern, UC Berkley, University of Arizona, UT Austin, etc.
- It will represent more than 500 national and multinational companies.
- It will have 15 areas of practice.
- It will have attorneys recognized by Chambers & Partners among the best in their fields.