Adriana Morales

Counsel since 2016

Phone: +52 (55) 5201-7400

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Adriana Morales

Counsel since 2016

Adriana has been collaborating at Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, S.C. since 1998.

Currently, Adriana is part of the Firm's ESG practice and has advised various clients for several years on corporate governance structures. The clients' board of directors plays a key role, particularly in adopting policies to address and mitigate ESG risks, which encompass a wide range of issues. These issues can include employee relations, human rights, climate change, and supply chain management within a business society.

As part of her ESG specialization, Adriana has focused on designing tools for the development and implementation of regulatory and compliance management systems. These tools are essential in our clients' ESG strategies, helping to mitigate corporate liability for control failures, oversight, and good governance.

In 2008, Adriana established and led the Corporate Services’ area of the Firm until June 2022. The Corporate Services area focuses on providing daily corporate services related to the corporate maintenance of commercial and civil entities, both Mexican and foreign. The client base includes specialized companies in entertainment, telecommunications, energy, the financial system, among others.

Adriana also specializes in Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and supervises and advises various clients in the financial and non-financial sectors to ensure compliance with the obligations imposed by Mexican legislation in this area. Adriana obtained the certification in AML/CFT issued by the National Banking and Securities Commission in December 2019.

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   October 3rd, 2023

Publication of the Sustainable Financing Mobilization Strategy of Mexico by the Ministry of Finance

On September 18, 2023, the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit ("SHCP" as per its acronym in Spanish), published the Sustainable Financing Mobilization Strategy (the "Sustainable Financing Strategy").  

Professional Related: Adriana Morales , Gabriel Calvillo , Martín Sánchez , Paula Pérez

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   August 1st, 2023

Latin Lawyer | The Guide to Corporate Compliance 4th Edition

We invite you to refer to Chapter 20 "Compliance as the Foundation for ESG Oversight," published in the latest edition of "The Guide To Corporate Compliance" by Latin Lawyer, in which our partner Martín Sánchez, Counselors Gabriel Calvillo and Adriana Morales, and our Associate Paula Pérez collaborated.

Professional Related: Adriana Morales , Gabriel Calvillo , Martín Sánchez , Paula Pérez

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   March 29th, 2023

Sustainable Taxonomy of Mexico | Legal analysis and main implications.

Mexico's Sustainable Taxonomy (the "Taxonomy"), a classification tool created through a broad, participatory, and coordinated three-year process to identify and define activities with positive effects on the environment and society, following technical criteria and international standards was presented on March 16, 2023 by Gabriel Yorio, assistant secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit “Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público” (“SHCP”) within the framework of the 2023 Banking Convention.

Professional Related: Adriana Morales , Gabriel Calvillo , María Fernanda Castellanos , Martín Sánchez , Paula Pérez , Rodrigo del Valle

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   February 14th, 2023

Awards and Recognitions | TTR Annual Report 2022 Mexico

We are pleased to share with you that we have been recognized by Transactional Track Record (TTR) in the Top 3 Law Firms in Mexico and in LATAM for transaction value in M&A, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Asset Acquisitions and Equity Capital Markets, which confirms our leadership in those practices.

Professional Related: Adriana Morales , Alejandro Díaz , Claudia Gutiérrez , Francisco Glennie , Pedro García , Ricardo Maldonado

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   August 19th, 2021

CCDF Reform Publication

On August 4, 2021, the “Decree by means of which diverse articles of the Civil Code for the Federal District (currently Mexico City) (“CCDF”) and the Notarial Law for Mexico City (“NL”) were added and amended” (the “Reform”) was published in the Official Gazette of Mexico City.

Professional Related: Adriana Morales , Lorenza Langarica , Pilar Mata

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   April 17th, 2020

Expansion of Criteria for Foreign Legal Entities

General resolution to extend the criteria for the application of article 17 of the Foreign Investment Law, regarding the establishment of foreign legal entities in the Mexican Republic that intend to provide a service, incorporated in accordance with the laws of the Members of the World Trade Organization.

Professional Related: Adriana Morales

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   April 2nd, 2020

Notary Suspension Decree

On March 31, 2020, the Mexico City Government published in its Official Gazette a Decree authorizing suspension of activities for Public Notaries of Mexico City, from April 1st to April 30, 2020, as a consequence of the Sanitary Emergency to control, mitigate and prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) (the "Decree"), as well as a notice establishing measures for the day-to day business activities of such Notaries (the "Notice"). In summary, the Decree establish.

Professional Related: Adriana Morales , Horacio M. de Uriarte , Lorenza Langarica


  • Diploma in Compliance, Escuela Libre de Derecho, 2022 - 2023
  • CSO (Chief Sustainability Officer) Certificate, Bolsa Internacional de Valores, Ciudad de México, 2022
  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, London, England, 2006
  • Postgraduate in Law, BPP Law School, London, England, 2005
  • Master's Degree in Law, WU, 2003
  • Law Degree, Escuela Libre de Derecho, 2000


  • Spanish
  • English


  • Foreign Associate Fried Frank, New York 2003-2004