Greenberg Traurig has a newly established practice in a burgeoning market that is attracting local talent.
Seven people have joined Greenberg at its Mexico City office, including Juan Manuel Gonzalez Bernal, who recruited a six person team from neighbouring law firm Galacia Abogados.
Gonzalez and his team will work in the Greenberg global energy and infrastructure practice, the firm said. He will also be a shareholder in the neophyte operation. Gonzalez, a graduate of Harvard Law School, has practiced law in New York and Mexico and was part of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFT) negotiating team.
Mexico City is the thirty-third office worldwide for Greenberg, which is planning to grow the office’s staff to 33 by mid-year.
Mexico in December signed a bill into law allowing for unprecedented private investment in public infrastructure.
The new law, coupled with a countrywide need for transportation and additional traditional infrastructure investment has marked Mexico as a potential hotspot for future public-private partnership (PPP) activity.