David Hurtado Badiola


Mr. Hurtado has been partner of the law firm for 25 years, with vast experience in international trade, economic competition and administrative law, mainly, in which he is nationally and internationally recognized. He has an outstanding experience advising a wide variety of industries, including: pharmaceutical, automotive, farming, food & beverages and electronics, among others.

Who’s Who Legal says: “David Hurtado Badiola garners praise for his wealth of experience advising clients on anti-dumping and countervailing investigations”.

Who’s Who Legal says: “David Hurtado Badiola is singled out for his deep expertise in trade regulation and competition as well as his excellent work on anti-dumping proceedings”.

1985 Escuela Libre de Derecho, Attorney At Law

1987 University of Texas at Austin, Master of Comparative Law

  • International Trade and Customs (including Antidumping and Anti-Subsidy Regulations), Economic Competition, Administrative Law and Foreign Investment Regulations.

Mr. Hurtado has been counsel to multiple domestic and foreign clients in regulatory and antitrust issues and trade disputes, mainly arising from customs regulation and international trade treaties. He has participated in more than 40 anti-dumping and anti-subsidy and antitrust investigations and is part of Mexico's list of panelists for NAFTA arbitrations. He has participated as a panelist in 3 Chapter 19 panels and as a party representative in 4 panels of such chapter.

Mr. Hurtado and his International Trade Team have a wide and varied expertise, including:

Advising and representing Importers, Exporters and Investors in Disputes and Arbitrations under NAFTA chapters 11 and 19. He has been a panelist in three Arbitration Disputes under NAFTA Chapter 19.

Advising and representing domestic and multinational companies to develop Entry Strategies that overcome market obstacles in Mexico.

He and his team work closely on any issue related to Mexican Administrative, Trade and Customs Authorities, in matters related to International Trade Taxes, Duties, Customs Regulations and Foreign Trade in general, as well as to promote trade practices and policies that guarantee market access for our clients.

He offers clients legal advice on how to take advantage of business and investment opportunities, taking advantage of preferences and rights set out in numerous multilateral and bilateral trade agreements signed by Mexico with its trading partners, including free trade agreements with the United States, Canada, the European Union, Japan, South America, Central America and others.

Mr. Hurtado has advised several national and multinational companies, including Almidones Mexicanos, Emerson Electric, Brinks, Bayer, Reckitt Benckiser, SAB Miller, Cementos Españoles, Grupo IUSA, Grupo Suramericana, Toyota, General Motors, Archer Daniels Midland, Tate & Lyle, Philips, Suzuki, SAB Miller, Saint-Gobain, The Linde Group, IBM, American Standard, Berwind Corporation, Colgate Palmolive, Grupo ADO, HBO Olé, Schwabe, MetLife and Lenovo, Posco, among others, on International Trade and Competition and Antitrust matters.

Mr. Hurtado is a member of the Mexican Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the National Association of Corporate Counsel (ANADE); Chairman of the Committee of Trade and Logistics of the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico; Vice President of the Committee of Trade and Investments and Member of the Board of the Mexican Chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce and former President of the Appleseed México Foundation. Mr. Hurtado has been professor of Administrative Law at the Free School of Law in Mexico City for 25 years.

Mr. Hurtado has been a Professor of Administrative Law at Escuela Libre de Derecho over 20 years.