Basham, Ringe y Correa SC

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Full-service outfit Basham, Ringe y Correa is an undisputed member of the top tier when it comes to intellectual property. Its presence in four locations across Mexico – Mexico City, Monterrey, Queretaro and Leon – put it in immediate reach of domestic rights holders. As the Lex Mundi member firm for Mexico, it gives its local clients ready access to a high-quality global network while also making itself a Central American go-to for a host of international law firms and companies. There are many prestigious lawyers on its roster including Eduardo Kleinberg, head of the trademark, franchising and licensing practices, and fellow gold-ranked lawyers Martín Michaus and Adolfo Athié, who distinguish themselves as litigation masterminds. Other essential contacts for the address book are Juan Carlos Hernández and Eduardo Castañeda, both dexterous all-rounders.

Firm Profile

Basham, Ringe y Correa is a leading full-service law firm in Latin America. Established in Mexico in 1912, Basham draws on more than a century of experience assisting its clients in conducting business throughout Mexico and abroad. The firm’s clients include prominent international corporations, many of them on the Fortune 500 list, medium-sized companies, financial institutions and individuals.

The firm’s large group of lawyers and support staff are committed to maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards. Their international outlook stems from their constant exposure to international legal issues, as well as the completion – for some of them – of graduate studies at foreign universities and work in companies and/or law firms abroad.

As a full-service firm, Basham can offer preventive and strategic advice in all areas of law, as well as effective, complete and timely solutions to all its clients' concerns. The firm’s in-depth knowledge and insight into the international and domestic market, including economic trends and current affairs, give the firm a solid base and perspective in order to offer fully integrated and tailored solutions to every client.

The firm offers every client objective and efficient solutions that can be trusted and relied upon. Basham’s lawyers are highly experienced and recognised leaders in their fields.

The firm has regulatory and practical expertise in all areas of modern practice and advises clients on investment, joint ventures, domestic and international tax planning, estate planning and asset protection, in-bond manufacturing (maquiladoras), tax, consultancy and litigation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and contracts, antitrust, banking and finance, securities, bankruptcy, trusts, insurance, business organisations, international trade, United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and World Trade Organisation matters, anti-dumping duties, intellectual property, administrative law, public bidding, privatisations, government regulations, immigration, labour, social security, consumer protection, environmental law, life sciences and pharmaceutical, energy, telecommunications, air, land and maritime transportation, tourism, civil and commercial litigation, arbitration, criminal law, estate planning, real estate and agrarian matters, among others.

The firm’s IP practice is represented by the following partners: Martín Michaus (litigation, trademarks, domain names and arbitration disputes), Eduardo Kleinberg (trademarks, licensing practices and franchising), Adolfo Athié (patent and trademark litigation and privacy and data protection, including litigation), Claudio Ulloa (patents, utility models, industrial designs, aerospace, technology transfer and innovation capital), Juan Carlos Hernández (trademarks, copyright, domain names and new technologies) and Eduardo Castañeda (intellectual and industrial Property, entertainment law and administrative litigation). The firm actively encourages the participation of all its lawyers in pro bono work for charitable institutions and non-profit organisations, among others. For this purpose, the firm has created the Basham, Ringe y Correa Foundation.

Recent accolades

  • Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year, Best Lawyers (2018 and 2021)
  • Firm of the Year in Mexico, Who's Who Legal (2007–2020)
  • Silver award for Best Latin American Law Firm in the corporate category at the International Legal Alliance Summit Awards
  • Silver award (2019) and gold award (2018) for Best Latin American IP Firm at the International Legal Alliance Summit Awards
  • Client Service Award, Chambers Latin America (2014)
  • Gold award (2010, 2012 and 2015–2017) and silver award (2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017) for Best Mexican Firm at the International Legal Alliance Summit Awards
  • Silver award for Best Mexican IP Firm, Leaders League (2016 and 2017)
  • Mexico Tax Court Firm of the Year, International Tax Review (2015)
  • The Fundación Appleseed de México Pro Bono Award (2014)
  • Mexico Patent Firm of the Year, Managing Intellectual Property (2016)

Basham has been distinguished as a leading firm in pro bono work; as such it received the Pro Bono Leading Light Award from Latin Lawyer magazine three times (2013–2018).

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