Luis Fernando Pagés López

Profile

He is an attorney with more than 15 years of experience both in the public and private sector. Specialized in advisory, consultancy and compliance in corporate and financial law, as well as anti-money laundering and terrorist financing.

Throughout his professional career he has served as the responsible leader in the legal areas of several entities in the financial sector, particularly in Financial Institutions (Banks), Multiple Purpose Financial Institutions (SOFOMES) and Community-based Financial Institutions (SOFIPOS). He has held the secretariat of the Board of Directors in different Mexican and multinational companies, as well as member of other corporate governance bodies.

It is certified by the National Banking and Securities Commission (Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores) (CNBV) in Anti-money Laundering and Terrorist Financing, in order to provide audit services, among others, to entities and individuals subject to the monitoring of such Commission.

Areas of Practice

  • Anti-money Laundering 
  • Financial Law
  • Strategic Compliance (Anti-money Laundering)

Professional Experience

He was legal manager at Industrias Peñoles.

He was an executive officer of the National Bank of Public Works and Services (Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Públicos) (BANOBRAS).

He was senior associate in the financial department of the Valencia del Toro.

He was a founding partner of the Law Firm Pagés, Margalef, Ruiz-Priego and Gómez Salgado, being its managing partner for several years. He is a founding partner and managing director of Pagés Abogados.

He is currently an of counsel of Martín, Isla & Pickering abogados.

He is member of the National Association of Corporate Counsels, Bar Association (Asociación Nacional de Abogados de Empresa, Colegio de Abogados) (ANADE) and the Mexican Bar, Bar Association (Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados) (BMA).

Relevant Cases

Due to his extensive experience in corporate law, financial law and anti-money laundering, he has participated in obtaining of authorizations and concessions for important mining projects and lead multiple legal audits and anti-money laundering and terrorist financing audits. He has also advised public and private companies on aspects of regulatory compliance, implementation of corporate governance models, project structuring, among others.

He has participated as a speaker in multiple talks and seminars on topics related to Financial Technology Institutions (FINTECH).

He was responsible for the activities of the Secretariat of the Technical Committee and Subcommittees of the National Infrastructure Fund (Fondo Nacional de Infraestructura) (FONADIN).

Educational Activities

He was professor of Negotiable Instruments and Credit Transactions at Universidad Anáhuac.

Education

  • BA in Law by the Universidad
  • LLM in Administrative Law by the Universidad Panamericana.
  • LLM in Financial Law by the Universidad Panamericana.
  • Specialization in Financial Law by the Universidad Panamericana.
  • Several courses and diplomas including “Anti-money Laundering and Terrorist Financing” and “Finance for Lawyers” by the el Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, “Selected Topics in Infrastructure Projects” by the International Chamber of Commerce Mexico and “Legal System of Water in Mexico” by the Mexican Bar, Bar Association.

Languages

Spanish and English.