Carlos Sierra, Abogados Sierra

Rebecca Hawkins
By Rebecca Hawkins July 24, 2017 12:10

LEADING LAWYER DIRECTORY – Carlos Sierra, Abogados Sierra

+52 55 5292 7814 

Carlos’s Advice

“My advice is to be thorough and substantial. To be punctual, timely and meaningful in the advice and to acknowledge and adapt the legal framework of local law in protection of the client´s interests.  To always find a legal solution to make things work. To ensure enforceability. To mitigate risks. To study, to be organized, responsive and disciplined. To be knowledgeable and aware. To always tell the truth however difficult. To maintain contact with the academy. To teach others how to assume responsibility. To be skilful to explain and to promote your services. To travel the world; and above all, to be respectful of your client´s needs, time and expectations.”

Carlos’s Background

“For nearly 26 years I have been involved in aviation law; from the commencement of my career working as in house counsel for Mexicana Airlines and subsequently working in private practice for more than 22 years. Throughout these time I have been deeply involved in regulatory law;  aircraft leasing and finance and litigation. To date, I am proud to represent many of the largest international cargo and passenger airlines in the world on regulatory matters; to advice and act for the most and the largest aircraft lessors in the globe, as well as for many leading banks and financiers of commercial and corporate aircraft in the structuring or complex cross border aircraft financing, leasing and acquisition transactions; in addition,  I have been involved in more than 250 -contentious and non-contentious- aircraft repossession proceedings. The largest number of any firm in Mexico.”

Official Biography

Carlos Sierra graduated as an attorney from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and has a postgraduate degree in civil and commercial law from the Escuela Libre de Derecho, an international law course taught at Duke University and the Université Libre de Bruxelles, and aviation contracts law at IATA, and LLM studies in Air and Space Law at Leiden University in the Netherlands.

He has been in private practice for more than 20  years and has been a partner at Abogados Sierra since its inception in 1994.

During his professional life, he has been involved in the structuring and implementation of transactions involving the lease, sale and finance of commercial and business aircraft to various airlines, companies and individuals in México. He currently represents some of the major companies that lease and finance commercial aircraft. He has also advised lessors, financiers, commercial aircraft owners and business aircraft owners regarding their rights in various contexts, including in situations where lessees have defaulted on their contractual obligations and insolvency and liquidation proceedings of various Mexican airlines. He has acted as a speaker and moderator of various panels on aircraft finance and leasing and aviation law topics at various international conferences organized by the AWG, the US Trade and Development Agency, IATA, ALTA, IBA and other international entities.

He is currently Chair of the legal advisory panel of the Aviation Working Group and the Aviation Law Committee of the International Bar Association. and a member to the International Registry Advisory Board.

Rebecca Hawkins
By Rebecca Hawkins July 24, 2017 12:10

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