Mario Valencia

When clients seek out Mario’s expertise in international trade and customs, they not only hire 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.

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.

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.

Ranked as a ”next generation partner” in the international trade and customs practice area by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500, he is recognized by clients for his “reactivity, pertinent questions, and ability to adapt to clients’ needs: he delivers on his promises in terms of time and quality“.

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.

His native language is Spanish and he is fluent in English and French.