Martha Villalobos

Martha Villalobos-Murillo
Partner, bilingual in English and Spanish

Education & Bar Admittance

Earned her degree to practice law throughout Mexico, summa cum laude, from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

Earned her MBA from Nottingham Trent University in Nottingham, England

Professional Experience

Since 2009—Partner of the law firm Cereceres & Villalobos Abogados, S.C.

1997–2009—Member of the law firm Baker & McKenzie Abogados, S.C. Worked in the Juarez and Chihuahua offices of the Real Estate, Infrastructure, and Mining Practice Group.


  • Immigration law
  • Environmental, labor, litigation, and foreign trade
  • Multinational organizations
  • Corporate law
  • Member of the National Association of Corporate Lawyers


Business and Management Experience

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Incorporation and liquidation of companies
  • Corporate housekeeping and due diligence
  • Public bids
  • Governmental permitting and investment incentives
  • Design and negotiation of contracts, including services agreements, manufacturing, distribution, supply, and confidentiality agreements
  • Managed the firm Cereceres & Villalobos Abogados, S.C., together with Rafael Cereceres and in addition to her legal practice
  • Coordinated the Real Estate, Infrastructure and Mining Practice Group of the Juarez office of Baker & McKenzie


Other Experience

  • Twelve years of experience in real estate, including property development, construction, national waters, and agrarian matters, and public contracts and utilities
  • Experience in the design and negotiation of exploration and exploitation contracts, mining concessions, and compliance with obligations derived from mining concessions
  • Member of the Association of Mining Engineers, Metallurgists and Geologists of Mexico
  • Professor of the International Contracts program at Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus, Chihuahua
  • Co-authored “Real Estate Foreign Investment,” “Mining,” and “Commercial Contracts,” in the book “Doing Business in Mexico” by Juris Publishing Inc., 2001, and their respective updates


Contact us for a free consultation, or call us at 915-351-1000 from the U.S. or 656-454-5561 from Mexico.