Roberto Macias-Saltijeral

Roberto Macias-Saltijeral

Baker & McKenzie Abogados, S.C.


Roberto Macías-Saltijeral is a transactional partner in Baker McKenzie's Guadalajara office with more than 14 years of experience with the Firm. Roberto mainly advises on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, contractual law, and foreign investment.

Practice Focus

Roberto has experience in general corporate counseling and in corporate restructurings, as well as private equity transactions. He routinely represents multinational companies on Mexican and cross-border business and soft-landing structures.

Roberto's client base includes companies in the IT, healthcare & life sciences, automobile & spare parts, and beverages & spirits industries

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised AbbVie, Inc. in the integration of the legacy AbbVie with the legacy Allergan entities in LATAM, Spain and Portugal.
  • Advised on the merger and restructuring of Sta-Rite de México and Pentair Flow.
  • Advised on the merger of the legacy Benchmark Electronics Mexican entities.
  • Advised on the merger of the Mexican entities of the closures division of Silgan Holdings.
  • Routinely advises Koch Industries with the soft-landing and set-up of their off-shored businesses into Mexico.
  • Advised Specialized Bicycles in the acquisition of its largest retailers in LATAM.
  • Advised Campari in the transfer of its business in Central America.
  • Advised Leyros with the Yeast Management and Bottling Agreement of ultra premium tequila with Casa Dragones.
  • Advised Able Freight on the sale of its Mexican business to Equity Group Investments.
  • Advised Grupo IFACO in the restructuring of their laboratories in Mexico.
  • Advised PDC Energy in the set-up of their Mexican affiliates.
  • Advised Silgan Holdings in the acquisition of the Dispensing Systems division of WestRock.
  • Advised Salesforce in the negotiation of the Master Subscription and Services Agreement with Telmex.
  • Advised Portola Packaging in the sale of its business in Mexico to Silgan Holdings.
  • Advised Nouvago Capital in the sale of Anuncios Clasificados de México.
  • Advised Tequila Patron with the set-up of its natural gas pipeline.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Chamber of Commerce - Member
  • Plug N' Play - Mentor
  • Angel Ventures - Mentor
  • Reto Zapopan - Mentor


  • Mexico (2012)


  • Universidad Panamericana (LLM) (2021)
  • Universidad Panamericana Campus Guadalajara (Post Graduate) (2013)
  • Universidad Panamericana Campus Guadalajara (JD) (2012)


  • English
  • Spanish
Co-author, "Cumplimiento Regulatorio (Corporate Compliance)," Magazine, Instituto Mexicano de Mejores Prácticas Corporativas