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José Miguel

José Miguel Ortiz is a trilingual lawyer with more than 10 years of national and international experience in top-ranked law firms, advising domestic and foreign clients, buyers, sellers and financial advisors in acquisition processes of financial entities and private companies specialized in various sectors.


Additionally, he has participated in corporate restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings, advising creditors and as part of the conciliator’s team in the housing, construction and mining sectors.

José Miguel is also specialized in antitrust, assisting domestic and foreign companies in merger control processes, and in obtaining prior approval from the Federal Economic Competition Commission in verification proceedings before such commission, including investigations of monopolistic practices, and in obtaining favorable opinions in bids processes and cross participation (with emphasis in the real estate, energy, infrastructure, natural gas, education and financial services sectors).

In 2012, he worked at Kraft & Winternitz Rechtsanwälte, in their Vienna, Austria office, in the analysis, drafting and review of corporate law documents in the European Union, as well as in international commercial agreements, including the coordination, management and participation in meetings with different clients, in English and German.

From 2010 to 2011, José Miguel participated in various projects at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Division for Treaty Affairs, United Nations Office at Vienna, contributing to the development of the legal library in the fight against corruption, and participating in the tripartite peer review mechanism in compliance with the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and assisting in the review and implementation mechanism of the Stolen Asset Recovery (StAR) program.

  • Education
    • Diploma in Economic Competition Law from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (2017).
    • Masters in International and European Business Law (LLM) from the University of Vienna (Universität Wien) (2011).
    • Specialization in Administrative Law Institutions from Universidad Panamericana (2008).
    • Law Degree from Universidad Panamericana (2007).
  • Practice Areas • Antitrust
    • Banking and Finance
    • Real Estate, Infrastructure and Hospitality
  • Industry Groups ESG industry Group
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