Mario Valencia

Mario is a responsible and persistent international trade lawyer, who believes in the benefits and opportunities of global trade with a focus on social responsibility.

Because of his expertise, when clients seek out Mario’s expertise in international trade and customs, they not only find a lawyer, but a business partner. Someone who is ready to go the extra mile to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients. He has been passionate about the law ever since he started law school, and he injects that passion into every project he gets involved in.

In his years of practice, he has specialized in the energy (mainly renewable energy projects), mining, automotive, electronics, aerospace, food and beverage, and consumer goods sectors, in which he has been recognized by clients and peers as a leading lawyer offering sophisticated and innovative solutions. He developed, by way of example, the first strategy to import solar panels under preferential programs.

Chambers and Partners has named him “Up & Coming” in International Trade. Due to his responsiveness, his ability to ask pertinent questions and his ability to adapt to the needs of customers, The Legal 500 has named him “Next Generation Partner” in the International Trade & Customs, and Administrative Litigation practices.

Mario actively participates in pro bono projects of the Firm, helping start-up clients; NGO’s and private clients establish their businesses and creating a safe operation and legal environment. Likewise, he is committed to the progress and improvement of the Firm’s younger lawyers who are the present and will become the future of our firm.