Manuel Galicia specializes in advising large companies on financial matters, mergers and acquisitions, as well as on aspects related to their corporate governance and business strategy. He is a member of the board of directors of several companies. Clients identify him as a pro-business advisor, with strategic and tactical qualities in a wide variety of issues and legal aspects.
He participated as legal advisor in the Coordination of Foreign Trade Business Organizations during the negotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Mexico-European Union Free Trade Agreement (Mexico-EU FTA) and has participated as advisor to national and international organizations.
Manuel is one of the most recognized lawyers by the renowned international directories. He has been recognized as an expert and “Eminent Practitioner” in Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions and Banking & Finance by the publication Chambers & Partners; as an expert in Mergers & Acquisitions and Banking & Finance by the publication IFLR 1000; and as an expert and Leading Individual in Corporate, Banking & Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions by the publication The Legal 500.
For the past 10 years, Manuel has been a pioneer in implementing innovative policies and initiatives on Diversity and Inclusion creating Galicia´s Diversity and Pro Bono Committees. In the last 2 years, he actively promoted the creation of the Sustainability Committee and continues his efforts as a strong advocate for equality in the legal market in Mexico.
Manuel has been decorated with the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, in the grade of Knight’s Cross (2007) and with the Gold Medal of Honor for Services Rendered, in the grade of Knight’s Cross First Class of the Government of the Republic of Austria (2011).
He studied the Master of Comparative and International Law at the Southern Methodist University School of Law (Dallas, Texas, United States) and the Bachelor of Laws at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. He has international experience as a foreign associate at Baker & Botts.
He is a founding partner of Galicia and Managing Partner.
He speaks Spanish, English and German.