Maria Fernanda Palacios Medina has been a junior partner at the law firm Ríos Ferrer, Guillén-Llarena, Trevino y Rivera, SC since 2014. She is in charge of the regulatory department, whereby she provides legal consultancy services regarding TMT, antitrust, corporate and other regulatory matters, including data protection and foreign investment. She has assisted national and foreign clients on structuring and implementing TMT and infrastructure projects in Mexico, providing legal assistance to obtain concessions and authorisations. She has broad experience in representing clients before the Mexican authorities and regulators, providing legal advice in regulatory due diligence, sanction procedures, disagreements between concessionaires, investigations procedures related to cartels and collusive practices, and mergers and acquisitions subject to the approval of the antitrust regulator.
She is a member of the Mexican Bar Association and the non-profit association Abogadas en México, AC.
She holds a law degree from the Panamerican University (2006); a master’s in business law from the Cremades y Calvo Sotelo ADM Business School in Madrid (2007); a diploma in telecommunications and antitrust law form the Law Research Institute of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico (2014); a diploma in antitrust law from the Panamerican University (2019); and a diploma in technology law (2020).