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Luis Álvarez, Norberto Ruiz, Santiago Villanueva and Santiago Zubikarai


Basham, Ringe y Correa appoints four new Partners

The new Partners cover the Areas of Labor, Tax, SS and IP

Basham, Ringe y Correa has announced the appointment of four new partners, strengthening its professional structure in the market and refreshing the leadership of its practice groups. These appointments reflect the Mexican firm’s commitment to excellence, professionalism and client service.

"This is the second promotion of partners we have in less than a year, a result of the constant growth that Basham, Ringe y Correa, has had in the different practice groups. This is possible thanks to the constant support of our clients, who have been with us for more than 110 years", said Eduardo Kleinberg, partner and member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

The promoted lawyers are Luis Álvarez from the Labor practice, Norberto Ruiz from the Tax practice, Santiago Villanueva from the Social Security practice and Santiago Zubikarai from the Intellectual Property practice. They are all based in the Mexico City office.

Luis Álvarez
Luis Álvarez holds a law degree from the Universidad Intercontinental with Honourable Mention in Labour Law from the Universidad Panamericana. Luis has more than 15 years of experience in labor consulting and litigation. His professional practice focuses on advising and guiding local and foreign companies in the integral design of their labour structure, including labour contracts, corporate policies, codes of conduct, confidentiality, non-competition, flexible incentives, as well as the implementation of emotional salaries, among others. He follows up on complex litigation for clients abroad and advises on extraordinary situations that arise on a daily basis. His outstanding track record has been recognised by international publications such as Chambers and Partners, Best Lawyers and The Legal 500, among others.

Norberto Ruiz
A graduate in Law from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (Tec de Monterrey), he holds a Master’s Degree in Tax Law from the Universidad Panamericana. He is a prominent tax lawyer with more than 13 years of experience in tax matters. His practice has specialised in tax controversy and litigation, providing strategic advice to clients from various sectors, such as investment funds, mining, pharmaceuticals, automotive industry and consumer products companies. In recognition of his performance, Norberto has been awarded "Rising Star of the Year" by the The Legal 500 ranking and recognised by Best Lawyers as one of the best in Mexico.

Santiago Villanueva
Santiago Villanueva holds a law degree from Universidad La Salle, a Master’s degree in Business Law from Universidad La Salle and a specialisation in Tax Law from Universidad de Estudios de Posgrado en Derecho. With 27 years of experience in Social Security Law, his professional practice has been developed in planning, consulting, strategy and defence of companies before the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) and the National Workers’ Housing Fund Institute (INFONAVIT), particularly in matters of coactive collection (seizures), cancellation of employer registrations, company classification, occupational hazards, disability certificates, employer audits, payment of contributions and amortization of housing loans, among others. His track record has been recognised by Legal 500 and other international rankings.

Santiago Zubikarai
Santiago holds a law degree from the Universidad Anáhuac México Norte, with the Egel Excellence Award, a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Notre Dame du Lac and passed the NY bar exam. Santiago has more than 13 years of experience. He has developed his professional practice in the area of intellectual property, dedicated to activities such as the registration of trademarks and copyrights, preparation and review of contracts relating to intellectual property rights and complex litigation before administrative and jurisdictional authorities in relation to the protection and defence of intellectual property rights and providing opinions and conducting audits on intellectual property matters. For his great track record, he has been awarded the "Rising Star" recognition by The Legal 500 and selected by the publication Best Lawyers, as "Ones to Watch in Mexico".

These new partners will join the 30 existing partners, working closely with them to drive the Firm’s continued growth and success. Their experience and dedication will strengthen the Firm´s ability to provide world-class, comprehensive legal solutions to its clients.


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