Leading Adviser Awards 2020

Acquisition International - Leading Adviser 2020 47 24 Acquisition International - Issue 12 2020 Sep20834 Contact: Stephania Pérez Chávez Company: Sámano Abogados, S.C. Web Address: www.samanosc.com.mx ituated in Mexico City, Sámano Abogados, S.C. gathers legal professionals with a practical, integrated and multidisciplinary vision that strives to provide opportune, useful and comprehensive advice to support the demanding decision making process that their clients assume every day. The Sámano Abogados team, led by Founder Rafael Sámano, applies their profound industry knowledge and technical skills in services covering Administrative Law, Regulated Sectors and Corporate Law, including Anticorruption, Contracts & Negotiations, Compliance, M&A, Corporate Governance, Foreign Investment and Company Law. Since the firm was established in 2001, it has remained true to its mission: to creatively innovate the legal services model to achieve better results, to constantly challenge the old ways of the traditional firm to better adapt to the changing environment that all business models are facing today, and to become a trusted partner and a valuable long- term asset to their clients. A large cache of international corporations continues to fuel the growth experienced recently by this Firm. As such, Sámano Abogados implements its years of shared industry experience and talent into the delivery of outstanding service yielding reliable solutions that meet expectations. By collaborating with clients through the technological platform and means of choice, the Firm focuses on understanding the timing, scope and nature of the client´s request or challenge, and is able to deploy the appropriate resources, as needed. Assets are directed toward performing specific tasks under a functional, collaborative model that focuses on delivering efficiency and value. Team members operate on a results-driven, goal-oriented basis, centered around the client´s needs. Not on any required billing standard. Breaking the inherent conflict of interest between billing & service is a cornerstone of the innovative model of this Firm. Transforming the traditional legal services business model is an adaptive need unavoidable in today´s exceptional market dynamics. The same dedication that Sámano applies to its clients applies to its pro bono work. In collaboration with Clearing Houses as Appleseed and Fundación Barra Mexicana, organizations dedicated to providing free legal advice to civil society organizations, Sámano Abogados has collaborated with pro bono work in several projects that have supported the development of social causes and civil organizations. “We believe that in the context of the pandemic, more than ever, pro bono work must be addressed as the work for which we are paid,” says Rafael Sámano, Managing Partner of Sámano Abogados, S For 15 years, Sámano Abogados has been providing exemplary legal services that integrate practical knowledge, multidisciplinary skills and a vision to provide clients with cost-effective business solutions that contribute to the achievement of their corporate objectives and goals. Recognized for its values, professionalism and long-term relationships with clients, this Mexico City-based firm of professionals has established itself as the reliable partner of choice in corporate and administrative legal matters. Delivering Outstanding Service who takes great pride in the pro bono work he has undertaken and promotes amongst colleagues within Sámano Abogados and beyond. The Covid-19 pandemic has indeed changed the way a lot of businesses within the legal market services operate and has presented many challenges across Mexico and beyond. Sámano Abogados has adapted seamlessly to overcome these challenges, instead focusing on the new opportunities being created by the pandemic and resultant lockdowns, beginning with the consolidation and strengthening of all their service areas and technological solutions. In addition, the firm is continuing to invest in the technological tools that have been introduced not recently into the organization, taking advantage of the increased communication and level of response that it has given the firm. These technological innovations include the ability to work remotely and the communication that facilitates the creation of effective and productive relationships with national and international clients. The digital perceptions shared by the entire organization, from the general manager to the interns, have given Sámano Abogados the ability to offer its clients cutting- edge and relevant legal advice, provided through convenient and advanced platforms. As the legal services sector continues to evolve at an exponential rate, Sámano Abogados is developing accordingly, regularly training its staff to be of the highest standards, both personally and professionally. As a result, its legal services for clients and pro bono work reflect the level of excellence with which the Firm is managed and the ethics it instills to create socially responsible lawyers. As such, Sámano Abogados remains the first choice for national and international clients who are seeking honest and effective solutions to even the most complex corporate legal and administrative issues. Leading Corporate and Administrative Law Firm of the Year, Mexico