VTZ Opens Competition and Compliance Practice and Boosts its WTO team
VTZ announces the addition of two Partners and one Associate
Mexico City, Mexico – January 3, 2024 – Vazquez Tercero & Zepeda (VTZ), the distinguished international trade legal powerhouse, proudly unveils the establishment of its Competition and Compliance Practice, marking a significant milestone in its commitment to providing comprehensive legal solutions. This strategic expansion is further underscored by the addition of esteemed partners, Miguel Ángel Martínez (international trade and customs) and Ivan Szymanski (competition and compliance), along with the incorporation of experienced associate Julián Luna (international trade and customs).
Ivan Szymanski : New VTZ Member that Establishes the Competition and Compliance Practice
Ivan Szymanski, a highly respected attorney renowned for his work in Competition/Antitrust, Compliance, Real Estate, and Corporate law, joins VTZ from Santamarina y Steta. Entrusted by the senior partnership, Ivan Szymanski is tasked with launching and heading VTZ’s Competition and Compliance practice, an initiative aligned with the firm’s vision for excellence. Notably recognized by the legal industry authorities such as Chambers & Partners, Legal 500, Best Lawyers, and Finance Monthly, Ivan’s multifaceted experience encompasses leading M&A processes, navigating antitrust premerger reviews, conducting internal investigations, and designing and implementing robust compliance systems.
Miguel Ángel Martínez: International Trade and Customs
Miguel Ángel Martínez, a highly experienced lawyer with over 25 years of profound expertise in international trade, customs, litigation, compliance, administrative and regulatory matters, brings unparalleled insight to VTZ. Specializing in aeronautics, medical devices, pharma, textiles, automotive, and steel industries, among others, Miguel Martinez is set to co-lead the firm’s internationally acclaimed international trade and customs practice. Starting from 2024, he will also spearhead VTZ’s newly introduced sanitary regulations practice, showcasing his dedication to staying at the forefront of evolving legal landscapes.