Our talented team is in a constant process of specialization and our unifying approach is to train and retain young talent that collaborates alongside partners with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors.

Daniel has significant experience in business, corporate and financial operations, and contract negotiations for international transactions. He co-chairs the Corporate Governance and Regulatory Compliance practice group of the firm. He advises clients on M&A transactions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, commercial contracting and real estate matters. He also specializes in corporate governance and compliance matters, and has advised multinational companies, particularly from the automotive, pharmaceutical, medical device and retail industries in complex compliance investigations and risk assessments. 

Daniel also provides general advice and training on anticorruption and anti-money laundering issues. Due to his experience, he has been invited to participate as speaker in several symposiums on Compliance, Anti-Corruption, Money Laundering Prevention (AML) and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) of the United States of America, in the United States, Europe, Brazil and Mexico. Daniel has more than twenty years of experience practicing law. Before he joined Sánchez Devanny, he gained significant experience serving as in-house counsel at a financial leasing company, as Corporate Legal Manager at a banking institution, and as an associate at a Mexican law firm. Daniel is fluent in English and Spanish.

  • Education
    • Special Studies in Financial Law Institutions. Universidad Panamericana (UP) (2010).
    • Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Commercial Law. University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK (2002).
    • Law Degree. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico (2000).
  • References

    "I would highlight his understanding of compliance matters.” – Chambers and Partners Latin America, 2022.

    "A confident lawyer with a strong compliance practice." -  Chambers and Partners Global, 2021.

    “Daniel Maldonado Alcántara is revered for his significant experience advising clients on compliance issues, particularly in the pharmaceutical and medical device sectors.” – Who’s Who Legal 2021

  • Practice Areas • Corporate and M&A
    • Corporate governance and regulatory compliance
  • Industry Groups Automotive Industry Group
    Life Sciences Industry Group
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