Roberto Torres joins Jones Day's Government Regulation Practice as counsel in Mexico City

Roberto Torres has joined the Firm as counsel in the Government Regulation Practice. He will be based in the Mexico City Office.

Mr. Torres has 25 years of experience practicing administrative, regulatory, energy, and environmental law in Mexico. He has advised clients on real estate, infrastructure, industrial, and tourism projects throughout Latin America, including the processing and administration of government permits, licenses, and concessions. Mr. Torres has also played a key role in the drafting of federal and local environmental regulations.

"At a time in which companies are broadly reassessing their supply chains for many reasons—trade wars, COVID-19, national security concerns, and pressure from courts and legislatures all over the world, we anticipate a wave of investments in Mexico," said Luis Riesgo, the Firm's Partner-in-Charge of Spain/Latin America Region. "Roberto is well-known for his work in nearshoring supply chains through new plants and facilities in Mexico, navigating the complex regulatory and administrative framework to establish or strengthen supply chains in Mexico, and dealing with the multifaceted challenges that a project of this kind may involve. His hiring reflects our commitment to the growth of our already powerful global team, to address these trends and successfully help our clients in navigating this new scenario."

Mr. Torres joins the Firm's global Government Regulation Practice, where he will work alongside his colleagues in Latin America and around the world to counsel clients on administrative and agency litigation, government contracts, government inquiries, international trade, national security, product regulatory, and other commercial matters.

"Our Mexico City-based lawyers advise clients in Latin America, the United States, Europe, and Asia on a wide range of matters, from corporate and government regulatory issues to commercial disputes," said Manuel Romano, Partner-in-Charge of the Firm's Mexico City Office. "Roberto has a diverse legal background in Mexico and has worked on some of the most complex regulatory, environmental, and energy law matters in the country. We are pleased to welcome him to Jones Day and look forward to working with him in our office."

Mr. Torres earned his law degree from Escuela Libre de Derecho in Mexico City, and a master's degree in environmental policy and management from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in Madrid, Spain. He has also earned diplomas in environmental law and natural resources, real estate and tourism, and energy law.

"Roberto is a highly respected lawyer in Mexico who has advised clients on a number of high-stakes regulatory matters, particularly with respect to environmental impact authorizations and commercial real estate development approvals," said Françoise Labrousse, Co-Leader of the Firm's Government Regulation Practice. "This understanding of how to navigate government regulatory challenges and compliance requirements will be a tremendous asset to our clients. We are delighted that he has joined our Firm."

Mr. Torres was recently approved by the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association as one of Latin America's top private practitioners. He is also recognized as a ranked lawyer in the Latin America guides published by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500, and has taught environmental law as a professor at Escuela Libre de Derecho for the last seven years.

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