W ho we are

With over 80 years of history, Creel is a leading FULL SERVICE CORPORATE LAW FIRM WITH an UNWAVERING COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE. we have an ESTABLISHED REPUTATION FOR delivering creative, specialized and responsive LEGAL ADVICE on the most complex and innovative matters in Mexico for the most sophisticated and demanding clients.

Our practice is based on the philosophy that a client is best served by legal advice designed to anticipate and avoid problems, rather than respond to them.

Our goal is to be the law firm of choice for clients with the most demanding transactions and projects, and, in such endeavor, become a strategic service provider to them, by offering the type of legal advice that gives clients certainty and peace of mind.

Over the years, renowned London-based publisher of legal directories and rankings Chambers and Partners            www.chambersandpartners.com has described our Firm as:

“THIS FIRM IS INCREDIBLE ACROSS THE BOARD: THE LAWYERS GO ABOVE AND BEYOND IN ORDER TO FULLY INVOLVE THEMSELVES IN THE TRANSACTION AND APPLY A CREATIVE BUSINESS APPROACH TO LEGAL ISSUES…”

“…QUITE SIMPLY EVERYTHING ABOUT THEM IS GREAT… COMPARABLE TO ANY WALL STREET FIRM IN TERMS OF ITS ABILITY TO ARTICULATE AND RESOLVE ISSUES, AN ITS WILLINGNESS TO GO THE EXTRA MILE …, “…TOTAL RELIABILITY BOTH IN QUALITY AND RESPONSIVENESS…”

“THE LAWYERS ARE PROACTIVE, VERY BUSINESS-FOCUSED AND CAPABLE OF HELPING US IN DIFFICULT NEGOTIATIONS.”

“CREEL HAS A SUPERB REPUTATION WITHIN AND BEYOND MEXICO, AND IS ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S STANDOUT FIRMS.”

Latin Lawyer 250, The Business Law Resourse for Latin America www.latinlawyer.com, has described the Firm as:

“EMINENT DEALMAKERS WITH STRENGTH IN BREADTH.”

“CREEL, GARCÍA-CUÉLLAR, AIZA Y ENRÍQUEZ, S.C., IS A MARKET LEADER IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE. THE FIRM BLENDS TRANSACTIONAL EXCELLENCE WITH A DEEP BENCH ACROSS ITS PRACTICE AREAS. THE SERVICE STYLE OF LAWYERS ACROSS THE RANKS HAS A DISTINCTLY INTERNATIONAL FEEL.”

“THIS FIRM COUNTS SOME OF MEXICO´S TOP DEALMAKERS IN ITS RANKS, WHO HAVE DEMONSTRATED THEIR FLAIR IN THE MARKET´S MOST COMPLEX M&A, BANKING AND FINANCE AND CAPITAL MARKETS DEALS. IS HIGHLY RANKED IN INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE, ANTITRUST AND ENVIRONMENT.”

Legal 500 (www.legal500.com) writes the following:

“Celebrating its 80th anniversary, for many Creel, García-Cuéllar, Aiza y Enríquez, S.C. is ‘the firm of choice in today’s market’.”

W hy Creel?

We view our role as one of adding value to our clients and providing them with certainty and peace of mind. As such, we strive to become their strategic service provider.

We believe the Firm is uniquely positioned in Mexico to achieve these goals based primarily on the following competitive advantages:

  • The Firm has more than 80 years of experience advising a wide array of local and international clients in some of the largest and most sophisticated cross-border and domestic transactions ever closed in Mexico.
  • Over the years we have advised clients in connection with innovative and first of their kind transactions, giving us unique expertise and know-how.
  • We are an institutionalized full service corporate law firm, offering our clients specialized knowledge across multiple areas of the law.
  • Our partnership system is designed to instill teamwork and to ensure clients are served by the right partners and associates for each client-matter.
  • We have over 150 professionals in our Mexico City headquarters and our office in the city of Monterrey.
  • The Firm’s generational mix and demographics makes for young and energetic working groups.

O ur origin

The Firm was founded by Luis J. Creel Luján (1912-1977) over 80 years ago.

After concluding his law studies, Mr. Creel initiated his independent practice concentrating on the representation of foreign investors in the mining sector, which expertise has been maintained by the Firm throughout its history. From a small office located near Mexico City’s downtown, in Avenida Juárez, and a four lawyer team, our Firm has evolved into a well established full service corporate law firm, with offices in Mexico City and Monterrey, and a legal staff of more than 150 professionals, offering its national and international clients superior legal advice in a wide array of specialized areas of law.

We have worked on many of the most significant business and legal developments in Mexico of the past 80 years, from the formation of industrial groups and securities firms during the 70s and 80s, through the challenging restructurings and privatization programs of the 90s, to the recent design of complex M&A and private equity structures, as well as the development of innovative sophisticated financial instruments-.

Mr. Creel laid the foundation for a strong tradition that is still embodied by the Firm today. We continue to expand upon this tradition of leadership and creativity, and strive to provide a service of excellence in every aspect of our practice.

O ur Culture and System

For almost a decade we have focused on transforming the Firm into an institutionalized law firm founded on a ruled-based merit system, the cornerstones of which are an active and selective recruiting process, and a clear career-path based on periodic performance reviews.

Teamwork is inherent to our model and culture, as is our commitment to excellence.

We are devoted to our clients and approach work with responsibility, creativity, enthusiasm and common sense. We place great importance on giving our lawyers the freedom to develop their own practices and to take on as much responsibility as they can handle within a friendly and supportive environment. We believe in training our lawyers and promoting their skills through seminars, discussion groups and an exceptional range and depth of hands-on experience.

To meet our goals, we have assembled a group of the most diverse, talented and exceptional partners and lawyers, who share our commitment to excellence and who love their profession.

Our partners and associates have graduated from the most prestigious law schools in Mexico. Many of our partners and associates have successfully concluded graduate studies in highly regarded Universities in the United States, Canada, Europe and Mexico, and worked as foreign associates or interns at leading law firms across the United States and Europe.

We believe in measured organic growth and long-term commitment. A testament to that is the fact that almost all the partners of the Firm worked as associates at the Firm. We are proud to say that our partnership has a generational mix that is unmatched in Mexico, and which we believe gives us a unique competitive advantage to provide our clients with experienced and responsive advice.

D iversity & Inclusion

CREEL, GARCÍA-CUÉLLAR, AÍZA y ENRÍQUEZ believes in diversity and inclusion

We are committed in promoting a diverse and inclusive work place environment in which all of our staff, regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin, social or economic condition, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, physical or health condition, religion, political affiliation, or any other difference or condition, have a real opportunity to develop their full potential.  This is a core part of our Values of excellence, professionalism, respect, ethics and teamwork, as well as our culture and institutional conviction.

We believe in equality and the importance of mobility and inclusion in our Firm and our community.

Diversity promotes creativity, collaboration, the generation of new ideas and perspectives, and as a result makes us a better Firm, for the benefit of our team, our clients and our community.

C reel Academy

Our ability to provide the value-added services clients demand and expect from our Firm is greatly dependent on the depth of our staff’s academic and technical know-how and expertise.

Well aware of this, we have created the “Creel Academy”, which is designed to serve as our Firm’s institutional training platform through which, based on a mandatory annual credit system, partners and associates alike participate in a variety of general and specialized seminars and workshops designed to promote a culture of continuing legal education.

Among other benefits, the Creel Academy greatly contributes towards ensuring that our partners and associates, and therefore our clients, are up-to-date as to key legal and practice developments.