In 1966, Mr. Luis Rubio Villegas and five other partners founded Rubio Villegas y Asociados in Mexico City. Initially, the firm offered corporate and tax law advise to an array of national and international clients. With the liberalization of trade in the late 1980s, its services were extended to international trade and, in the 1990s, its practice areas and clients multiplied to become one of the most prestigious in the city.

CBS Canseco Saldaña Escobedo was founded in 1984 in the city of Querétaro, with a satellite office in Leon, Guanajuato. The firm provided legal services to foreign companies with businesses in Mexico, mainly in the industrial and manufacturing sectors (automotive, aerospace, food and beverages, real estate, etc.). By the early 1990s, CBS Canseco Saldaña Escobedo became a reliable partner of companies with operations in the country’s central region and one of the most important law firms in Querétaro.

EGAO Enríquez González Aguirre y Ochoa was founded in Ciudad Juárez in 1992, with a satellite office in Mexico City. Specialists in the maquiladora industry (the firm is a pioneer in regulatory matters of the maquiladora industry), it soon became the leading law firm in the northern region of the country.

BGM Consultores Legales was founded by Oscar Bensojo in 1993 to provide advice on corporate matters and litigation services to individuals and corporations. Its partners were quickly recognized for their expertise and honesty, which made possible a trustworthy and long-term relationship with their clients. As time went by, the firm specialized in corporate law; civil, commercial and administrative litigation; labor law; mining; and, public brokerage.

THE MERGERS

In 2013, CBS Canseco Saldaña Escobedo and EGAO Enríquez González Aguirre and Ochoa merged into EC Legal, combining their legal expertise to address their clients sophisticated legal needs and demand for wider geographical reach.

In 2017, EC Legal and Rubio Villegas y Asociados, merged creating EC Legal Rubio Villegas, one of the biggest Mexican law firms in Mexico, with offices in Mexico City and in the country’s industrial hubs. This strategic merger created a truly national firm, with a local reach that few other firms in Mexico can match.

In 2019, BGM Consultores Legales merged with EC Legal Rubio Villegas.

TODAY

EC Legal Rubio Villegas is a Mexican law firm specialized in domestic and international transactions, mainly in the industrial sector, and in foreign investment.

We are one of the ten largest law firms in Mexico, with six offices in the country’s most important industrial regions, with more than 80 lawyers and over 50 years of experience.

We advise small, medium-sized, and Fortune 500 companies in the aerospace, agroindustry, food and beverage, automation, automotive, banking, e-commerce, retail, energy, financial, pharmaceutical, hotel, real estate, logistics, manufacturing, maritime, maquiladora, mining, petrochemical, port, insurance, technology, and transportation sectors.

EC Legal Rubio Villegas works together with U.S. and international law firms. Many of our attorneys have studied abroad and have worked in prestigious global firms.

We focus on the strategic needs and objectives of our clients in order to propose simple, effective, and profitable solutions to their commercial challenges, within the local, national, and international regulatory contexts.

“I love that the partners are directly involved in their clients’ matters. The firm continues to provide excellent service, characterized by consistent quality, prompt responses and thoroughness.”

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