N arciso Campos Cuevas


Mr. Campos has advised financial institutions on all kinds of regulatory matters related to their operations, including those related to compliance and Anti Money Laundering and Counter-Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT).

His regulatory practice encompasses all legal aspects of the operations of banks and financial groups, including authorizations, shareholding and corporate structures; corporate governance; treasury transactions, capitalizations and optimizations of capital; compliance, risk consolidation, controls and regulatory matters related to AML/CFT, including sanctions; annual bank evaluation pursuant to the Banking Law; product development and matters related to consumer protection; revocation and resolution processes; related party transactions; payment systems and niche bank regulation.

From January 2017 to November 2018 he was the Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Foreign Affairs, and worked on the NAFTA renegotiation and in matters related to relationship of Mexico with the United States and Canada.

Prior to that, from January 2013 to October 2016, Mr. Campos was Assistant Secretary for Banking, Securities and Savings at the Ministry of Treasury in Mexico. In such post, Mr. Campos was in charge of public policy related to the development, supervision and regulation of the banking sector and the securities market, including financial groups, banks, stock exchanges, derivative exchanges, broker-dealers, credit bureaus, representation offices of foreign financial institutions, mutual funds, savings and loans entities, derivatives market makers and operators and other market participants, as well as foreign exchange houses and credit unions.

He was also in charge of the interpretation for administrative purposes of financial Laws, except for Laws related to insurance and pensions, as well as in charge of the authorization, concession and revocation of matters related to financial groups, stock exchanges, credit bureaus, bonded warehouses, foreign exchange houses, and other entities related to the securities market.

During his post as Assistant Secretary for Banking, Securities and Savings at the Ministry of Treasury in Mexico, Mr. Campos had a significant participation in the design, drafting and lobbying of the financial reform of 2014, which included modifications to 34 Laws related to the financial sector and its operations –and the issuance of a new Law to regulate financial groups.

He also participated in the design and drafting of the Mexican Fintech Law and in the design and drafting of regulation for the Infrastructure and Energy Investment Trusts (Fibra E) and the Investment Project Certificates (Cerpi).

The responsibilities of his post included the design and issuance of AML/CFT rules for financial institutions, as well as the interpretation of such rules.

As Assistant Secretary he was a member or permanently invited to board meetings of the National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV), the National Insurance and Bonding Commission (CNSF), the National Commission for the Protection and Defense of Consumers of Financial Services (CONDUSEF), the Stability Council of the Financial System (CESF), the National Financial Inclusion Council (CONAIF), and the National Committee for Financial Education (CEF). Mr. Campos also participated in international groups such as the Standing Committee for Assessing Vulnerabilities of the Financial Stability Board (SCAV –  FSB) and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

Mr. Campos has participated as speaker on diverse topics of financial regulation, market development, anti-money laundering, financial inclusion and education at industry events of the Mexican Banking Association (ABM), the Mexican Securities Participants Association (AMIB), the Pension Funds’ Association (AMAFORE) and Private Equity Association (AMEXCAP), and has been professor of Law at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) in Monterrey, Mexico.

Mr. Campos obtained his law degree (JD) from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) in Monterrey, Mexico in 2000 and a Master of Science in Finance from the Escuela de Graduados en Administración y Dirección de Empresas (EGADE) in 2002. He joined the firm in April 2019 and prior to his tenure at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) and at the Ministry of Treasury (SHCP), he was a partner at the Mexico City Office of an international Law firm. His native language is Spanish and he is fluent in English.