Chambers & Partners Global 2020

Icaza, González-Ruiz & Alemán has been ranked in Chambers Global 2020, which assesses the reputations and expertise of business lawyers worldwide. The rankings are determined by technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by clients.

Read Chambers’ review of our ranked departments below:


Renowned firm with a strong track record assisting clients with commercial contracts and stock purchase agreements. The team possesses notable expertise in corporate restructuring for financial entities. Also gets widespread recognition for its niche expertise in acting for state-owned entities. The firm also possesses a noteworthy regulatory practice in the banking and finance arena, while also offering a broad expertise in the dispute resolution field.


Gabriel González-Ruiz wins recognition from market commentators as “very active.” He is noted for his experience advising state bodies on a range of financing matters. His experience further extends to the corporate and M&A space, where he is recommended by clients for being “a lawyer with many years of experience who is highly active and very capable.” Department head Marisol Ellis is hailed by sources as “a very good lawyer.” One interviewee particularly appreciates her “expansive knowledge, great work ethic and ability to work under pressure,” while another highlights her “personalised service and immediate availability for our needs.”


Intellectual Property Department
Well-reputed team with capabilities running the gamut of IP mandates. Acts as counsel to well-known multinational clients, from sectors including TMT, food and beverages and pharmaceuticals. Provides expertise on trade mark registrations and litigation, along with anti-counterfeiting matters.

Head of department Gabriela Tejada de Britton is hailed as “very good” by sources, who also highlight the scope of her IP practice. She is “knowledgeable, objective and focused,” interviewees state.


Shipping Department

Active shipping practice known to handle both contentious and non-contentious mandates. Focuses on issues related to the cruise ship industry, including labour law, as well as registering and re-registering fishing vessels and luxury yachts.


Alexis Herrera is noted by sources for his activity in shipping litigation. He is also experienced acting on non-contentious matters, including regulatory issues related to permitting. Joel Medina is recognised by a market observer for being “highly experienced” in this area. He boasts expertise in both transactional and regulatory shipping matters, including ship financing work.

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