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.

Ernesto is the Managing Partner for our Monterrey Office and heads the Corporate and Project Finance practice group and is a member of the Corporate and M&A practice group and the Financial Institutions and Services group. Ernesto has over 20 years of experience serving as lead or local counsel for international and domestic corporate clients, institutional investors, private equity funds and family-offices. He has extensive experience in middle and upper middle market cross-border transactions, multi-jurisdictional and domestic stock and asset acquisition transactions and projects, and in-bound and out-bound equity joint ventures. 

He advises international banks and financial institutions and international and domestic corporate borrowers on cross-border commercial loans, syndicated loans and project financing and all type of security packages and collateralization. 

Additionally, Ernesto advises international companies on structuring their entry and/or investments in Mexico, setting up manufacturing facilities or businesses in Mexico and all legal issues associated with day-to-day operations. 

The majority of his clients are engaged in the automotive, food, manufacturing, private equity, real estate and retail industries. Ernesto is ranked as one of Mexico’s leading corporate and transactional lawyers in Chambers and Partners, Latin Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers International. Ernesto is the former chairman of the financial and business law committee and director of the Mexican Institute of Finance Executives (Instituto Mexicano de Ejecutivos de Finanzas, A.C., Chapter Monterrey, Nuevo León). He has been a professor of Comparative Corporate Law and International Contracts in the Master’s Degree Program at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey Campus and has taught the International Contracts Course at the Master of Laws program of the Business Law International Institute (“INADEM”) for more than 5 years. Ernesto was the Managing Partner for Sánchez Devanny from July 2014 to June 2017.

  • Education
    • Master of Laws (LL.M.), 1998. University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, USA.
    • Law Degree, 1994. Universidad Panamericana, Mexico City, Mexico
  • References

    "Ernesto Silvas Medina is a good lawyer."– Chambers and Partners Latin America 2022

    "He is a good lawyer who is reliable, easy to deal with and very detail-oriented.“ - Chambers and Partners Global 2021

    “Very good responsiveness and service-oriented relationship.” – IFLR1000 2020

  • Practice Areas • Corporate and M&A
    • Banking and Finance
    • Private Wealth Management and Estate Planning
  • Industry Groups Family Business Industry Group
    Fintech Industry Group
  • Rankings