Marcela Trujillo Zepeda


Professional Experience

She joined Rubio Villegas y Asociados in 1992 and became a partner three years later. She was the Managing Partner of Rubio Villegas y Asociados from 2004 to 2008. 


Marcela Trujillo is head of the corporate and real estate areas of practice. Her practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, foreign investment, real estate, corporate governance and banking law.


Merger And Adquisitions


Marcela Trujillo is actively engaged in the practice of corporate law, representing foreign or Mexican companies, in the structuring and negotiation of commercial and financial transactions, in mergers and acquisitions, corporate and financial restructurings, strategic associations and business in general.


Real Estate


Her practice includes real estate and infrastructure matters and touristic, residential, commercial and industrial development projects. Marcela Trujillo advises and represents various clients - developers, operators, investors, agents and financial entities - on legal issues related to the purchase and sale of real estate projects. She also advises on the financing, construction, development and operation of realty projects.


She has represented several domestic and international companies in due diligences and negotiations of relevant contracts in connection with the acquisition of industrial lands for the development of industrial plants in several well-known industrial parks in Mexico.


Corporate Governance


With more than 20 years of legal practice, Marcela Trujillo is very experienced in advising independent directors, executive officers, controlling stockholders, stockholder groups and other constituencies on governance issues with special emphasis in family corporations and cross border corporate governance.


She has a broad experience representing U.S. and international clients who do business in Latin America, as well as advising Latin American clients on their business ventures in Mexico, her experience in Latin America provides to our clients local knowledge and resources as they seek market opportunities, investments, financing, governmental strategies or international dispute resolution.


Marcela Trujillo represented the Business Coordinating Council (Consejo Coordinador Empresarial), the major entrepreneurial Mexican organization, in negotiations with several industrial and commerce chambers to incorporate Consejo Empresarial Mexicano de Comercio Exterior, Inversión y Tecnología, A.C. (COMCE) as initiative of the Mexican private sector to have an organism dedicated to the promotion of foreign trade, foreign investment and technological development.

She advised WEST LB in the financial transaction for the capital investment in 13 of the main airports of Mexico.


She represented COEUR MEXICANA, the world largest silver company, in the transaction with Franco-Nevada Corporation for the sale of a 50% gold royalty stream in the Palmarejo silver and gold project in Mexico for US $80 million.


She was part of the team counsel of the legislature of Puebla that drafted the Law of Water for the State of Puebla, which was unanimously approved by the local congress and described as the most avant-garde law in this matter.

Teaching Experience

Marcela Trujillo has been professor of administrative law, commercial law and political theory at Universidad Anahuac and Universidad Iberoamericana, in Mexico City.


Ms. Trujillo has participated as speaker in several events organized by the Mexican Bar Association (Barra Mexicana, Colegio de Abogados, A.C.), the Institute of Legal Investigations of Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Instituto de Investigaciones Jurídicas de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), and the Equity and Gender Commissions of the House of Representatives (Comisiones de Equidad y Género de la Cámara de Diputados), in connection with issues of equity and rights of minors and vulnerable groups.


She has participated as arbitrator in Interuniversity Contests of International Commercial Arbitration organized by the Centro de Arbitraje de México (CAM).


Spanish           native speaker

English             fluent



Graduate Diploma, Centro de Excelencia en Gobierno Corporativo, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores, Mexico City; Programa de Desarrollo para Consejeros.


Graduate Diploma, Mediation and Arbitration, Centro de Arbitraje de México (CAM), Mexico City.


Degree in Political Science, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City.


Graduate Diploma, Georgetown University, Washington.


Graduate Diploma, Universidad Anáhuac, Foreign Investment


Attorney at Law, Universidad Anáhuac, Mexico City (summa cum laude)

Admissions (exercise)


She is a member of the Mexican Bar Association where she was coordinator of the Commercial Law Commission (2000-2003). She was chair of the Equity and Gender Studies Commission (2003- 2007) and representative of the Commercial Commission of Mexican Bar Association before the National Valuation Centre (CENEVAL).


Member of the Arbitration Commission of the Mexican Chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce; Association for International Arbitration (Belgium) and Centro de Arbitraje de México (CAM) has admitted Ms. Marcela Trujillo.


Member of European Women Lawyers Association.


Marcela Trujillo is the area representative for Latin America of MSI Legal & Accounting Network Worldwide (international network with affiliates in more than 90 countries).


Coordinator of the Social Responsibility Committee of the Mexican Chapter of the International Chamber of Commerce.




Author of several legal articles for specialized legal journal on business, corporate, and the governance and equity and children's rights studies.


Author of the book "Gobierno Corporativo Transfronterizo".