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Clark Hill Adds First Two Attorneys Solely Based in Mexico City Office

April 25, 2023

Clark Hill has expanded its Mexico City office with the recent additions of Member Ramiro Rangel and Senior Counsel Miroslava De Olaguibel.

Rangel and De Olaguibel are the first two Clark Hill attorneys who will be based solely in Mexico City. They are both part of the firm’s Corporate practice group.

“The hiring of Ramiro and Miroslava demonstrates our Firm’s meaningful commitment to Mexico City and to Mexico,” said Clark Hill Member Dan Minkus. “Their additions enable Clark Hill to provide top-notch legal counsel to those clients desiring to conduct business in Mexico or with Mexican companies.”

For Rangel, joining Clark Hill is a full-circle moment. He originally worked as a foreign legal consultant for Clark Hill in Dallas during 1999 and 2000. Rangel then became a Clark Hill partner from 2002-2004 before co-managing a joint venture for the firm in Mexico from 2004-2012. Several years later, he returns as Member in a much larger firm.

“My path has crossed again with colleagues and good friends at Clark Hill,” Rangel said. “Although much has changed, everything looks and feels familiar to me. I see a huge opportunity to assist Clark Hill’s clients further with a larger presence in the Mexico City office.”

Rangel and De Olaguibel will support Clark Hill clients by leaning on their experience in cross-border and international transactions. Their domestic practices in Mexico will also help clients navigate the Mexican legal system and business environment, as well as in their expansion into the Mexican market.

Both have more than 25 years of experience as practicing lawyers in Mexico City and its surrounding areas, specializing in corporate law assistant clients in the automotive, hospitality, transportation, and franchising and licensing industries.

“Adding Ramiro and Miroslava as Mexico-licensed attorneys will enable us to expand our client services on complex business and transactional matters,” said Dallas Member and Corporate Business Unit Director Patrick Owens. “They are part of Mexico City’s legal community and fabric, and they provide local knowledge and credibility. They will enable us to have boots on the ground to tackle client needs.”

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