Founding partner of the Firm in 2001. He is a graduate of the Escuela Libre de Derecho, from which he obtained his law degree for his thesis entitled «Los Órganos del Proceso de Quiebra» (The Bodies of the Bankruptcy Process).

Mr. Ramírez Ornelas is a specialist in commercial litigation, expert in bankruptcy matters. He has been an advisor in commercial litigation matters for the most important business and financial groups in Mexico.

For more than forty years, he has been involved in complex insolvency proceedings, participating on behalf of the Consejo Coordinador Empresarial in the drafting committee of the Law of Commercial Insolvency.

Gerardo Ramírez Ornelas has been a professor at prestigious law schools in the country, and is currently a professor in the Master’s Degree in Private Law at the Escuela Libre de Derecho.


  • Chambers and Partners
  • Global 2019
  • Dispute Resolution: Litigation
  • Latin America 2019
  • México: Bankruptcy/Restructuring
  • Dispute Resolution: Civil & Commercial Litigation


  • Commercial Law.
  • Commercial Bankruptcy Law
  • Constitutional Law Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Banking and Financial Law
  • International Law
  • Class Action law


  • Ramírez Ornelas Abogados
    (2001 – a la fecha)
  • Hartasánchez y Ramírez Ornelas, S.C. (1995 – 2000)
  • Bryan, González Vargas y González Baz, S.C.           (1988 – 1994)
  • Hartasánchez y Guerra, S.C.
    (1983 – 1987)
  • Santamarina y Steta, S.C.
    (1978 – 1982)


  • Escuela Libre de Derecho (1981)


  • International Association of Reestructuring Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals (INSOL).


  • Spanish and English

Civil and Commercial Litigation

Ramírez Ornelas Abogados is well recognized in civil and commercial litigation practice as one of the leading law firms in the country, based on its high percentage of success in resolving disputes in favor of its clients. Which is the main reason why clients hire its services.

Administrative Litigation

Ramirez Ornelas Abogados has extensive professional experience in the area of administrative litigation, successfully defending and representing its clients affected by acts of authority, always devising the best strategy for its clients to see their interests restored in the shortest possible time.

Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Since its foundation, Ramírez Ornelas Abogados has built a reputation as one of the most prestigious firms in the insolvency practice, participating, since the early 1980s and to date, in the most complex and emblematic insolvency proceedings handled in our country, thus contributing to the development of the practice and jurisprudence in this area.


In the course of its history, Ramírez Ornelas Abogados has proven to excell in the defense of its clients’ interests in arbitration disputes, administered by both local and international institutions, taking advantage at all times of the distinctive aspects of arbitration to the benefit of its clients.

Family Law

Ramírez Ornelas Abogados has extensive experience defending the interests of its clients in cases related to the dissolution of marriage, alimony, custody, parental authority, adoption, interdiction and guardianship issues, as well as in complex inheritance proceedings.

Corporate Disputes

Ramírez Ornelas Abogados has maintained over the years a successful and outstanding performance in corporate disputes between shareholders, successfully representing shareholders and enterprises across a wide range of sectors. Partaking  in some of the most important shareholder disputes in Mexico, throughout the more than 20 years of the firm’s existence.


Legal 500
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“Ramírez Ornelas Abogados concentrates on commercial litigation, with a special focus on bankruptcy and insolvency where it represents creditors and insolvency companies in both in and out-of-court cases.”
Benchmark Litigación
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“Ramírez Ornelas Abogados is a boutique firm has seen considerable success since its inception.”
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Durante muchos años de práctica, la firma ha representado los intereses de múltiples sectores empresariales en diferentes materias, que incluyen:

  • Agroindustrial
  • Financiero y Bancario
  • Negocio corporativo
  • Energía
  • Entretenimiento
  • Seguros y Fianzas
  • Salud
  • Bursátil
  • Minería
  • Marítimo
  • Ferrocarrilero
  • Seguridad
  • Inmobiliario 
  • Telecomunicaciones
  • Construcción e infraestructura

“ La tasa de éxito de la firma en la obtención de resultados favorables para sus clientes y su excepcional atención al cliente, tanto en juicios como en negociaciones y conciliaciones, es el factor que diferencia a Ramírez Ornelas Abogados del resto del mercado.”