López Mata,Rosendo,Mr.

Mr. Rosendo López Mata

Chairman and Managing Partner


Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta offices

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e-mail: rlm@matalaw.com

Phone: +52 (33) 1588 3030

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Fully bilingual Mexican law firm

Rosendo is the Chairman and Managing Partner of the firm. He has 30 years of experience in corporate, real estate and employment law matters, involving mostly foreign companies. An international lawyer with a global client base, Rosendo has assisted clients with setting up their Mexican operations, M&A transactions, international tax planning, management of labor relationships, and representing them in federal and state courts all around Mexico. He is a trusted advisor to CEOs, general counsel, board members and industry insiders.

Before joining Mata & Asociados, Rosendo was a Visiting Attorney at Dorsey & Whitney’s Washington, D.C. office (Dorsey is one of the largest USA law firms based in Minneapolis with offices in major cities around the world).
Rosendo also worked as a senior associate for Mayer Brown’s associated law firm in Mexico in the early 1990s. In the mid-1990s he served as Assistant General Counsel to Grupo Situr, which was the largest real estate developer in Mexico and Latin America at that time. In the late 1990s he worked as General Counsel for large Mexican companies such as Grupo Omnilife and Grupo Editorial Notmusa (Grupo Omnilife is a large international conglomerate whose business interests include nutritional supplements, real estate, media, sports and financial services, with operations in North America, Latin America and Europe). Rosendo began his legal career as an associate with a top Mexico City litigation firm, where he worked representing major Mexican banks and financial institutions.

Academic Background:

  1. Universidad Iberoamericana, Bachelor of law degree, with honors (summa cum laude), 1988.
  2. Tulane University School of Law, Master of Laws (LL.M.), with specialization in International Trade and Finance, graduated with distinction, 1994.
  3. University of Virginia School of Law, S.J.D. program, candidate, 2000.

Rosendo’s published articles:

  • Author of “Income Taxation, International Competitiveness and the World Trade Organization’s Rules on Subsidies: Lessons to the U.S. and to the World from the FSC Dispute” The Tax Lawyer, Spring 2001 issue.
  • Author of “Notas para el Análisis sobre la Constitucionalidad de Algunas Disposiciones Contenidas en la Ley sobre la Celebración de Tratados Internacionales”, Jurídica, Anuario del Departamento de Derecho de la Universidad Iberoamericana; núm. 24; 1995-I.
  • Co-authored 2 articles published in the 1994 Fall Meeting of the American Bar Association’s International Section: “Taxation of Business Establishments in Mexico” and “Mexico as a Bridge for Business Expansion into Latin America and Beyond”.
  • Drafted presentation on “Investment Vehicles for Mexico’s Petroleum Industry”, presented at the Third Annual Conference of the United States-Mexico Law Institute, Inc. (1995).

Contributor to the following articles:

  • William A. Lovett, Current World Trade Agenda: GATT, Regionalism, and Unresolved Asymmetry Problems, 62 Fordham L. Rev. 2001 (1994). Rosendo contributed as Professor Lovett’s research assistant.
  • Robert Kossick, Litigation in the Unites States and Mexico: A Comparative Overview, 31 U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev. 23 (Spring, 2000).


  • Spanish (Native)
  • English (Full proficiency)

Practice Areas:

  • Corporate Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Employment Law
  • Tax Law
  • Litigation