Carlos Portilla Robertson


Portilla Ruy-Diaz y Aguilar, S.C.
Cordoba 42-209.
Col. Roma Norte México
D.F. 06700. Mexico

Tel: +52 (55) 559 66047
Fax: +52 (55) 559 66047


Carlos is the Managing Partner and co-leads PR&A’s gaming, international arbitration and product liability practice.


Bankruptcy and Reorganization, Banking and Insurance, Consumer Protection, Commercial and International Arbitration, Illegal Advertisement, Real Estate, Disputes on Public and Private Construction and supply Agreements, Disputes of Corporate Law, Negotiating, Drafting and Execution of International Agreements. Comparative and Advertisement Disputes.

He was invited by the International Chamber of Commerce to participate at the Institute of International Business Law and Practice, and at the International Court of Arbitration.


  • Admitted as a lawyer on July, 1986
  • Law degree obtained from Universidad La Salle.
  • Thesis: “Feasibility of the Creation of a Fiscal Court with Full Jurisdiction”. This thesis received a special distinction by the Universidad La Salle and was proposed for competition at The Fiscal Court.
  • Postgraduate studies at Universidad Panamericana on Constitutional Proceedings (Amparo), Corporate and Business Law.
  • Postgraduate studies at the Escuela Libre de Derecho on the Legal System of International Business in Mexico and on International Arbitration.

Professional background:

Former partner of Basham Ringe y Correa, S.C.. where he practiced law from 1980 to 2007.

  • Counselor of the Mediation and Arbitration Center of the Chamber of Commerce of Mexico. ICC
  • Member of the Arbitration Committee of the CAM (Centro de Arbitaje de México)
  • Member of the Spanish Arbitration Society. CEA
  • Member of the International Arbitration Commission of the ICC
  • President of the Marketing and Advertising Commission of the ICC
  • Member of the Mexican Bar Association. Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados, A.C.
  • Counsel of the Board of Directors of the Mexican Chapter of ICC
  • Former Chair of the National Association of In-house Companies Lawyers, Queretaro Section. ANADE
  • Counselor of Employer Confederation of the Mexican Republic (COPARMEX)
  • Member of the Banking Technique and Practice Commission of the ICC.
  • Member of the Mexican Bar Association. Barra Mexicana Colegio de Abogados, A.C.
  • Member of the International Commerce Practice Commission of the ICC
  • Counsel of the Center for Economic Research and Development (CIDE)
  • Speaker at different conferences regarding Incoterms, International
    Collection, Arbitration, Advertising, Marketing, and E-Commerce.
  • Author of various legal works.
Gaming law is not only a branch of law in the traditional sense in Mexico, but involves a collection of several areas of law that include criminal law, regulatory law, constitutional law, administrative law, corporate law and in some cases competition law.

Our Firm members are uniquely qualified to assists our clients in gaming law matters. We understand and are aware of the importance of Nevada’s gaming control system. We offer a range of gaming law services, including:

  • Contract negotiation and drafting;
  • Regulatory compliance;
  • Advising on existing gaming licensees, internet gaming concerns, gaming device approvals, law implications of promotional activities, among others.
Portilla, Ruy-Diaz y Aguilar, S.C., is a law firm with enormous experience gained by their members in serving clients, based on superior ethics, quality and professionalism. Some of our clients are largest and best-known companies in the world, as international law firms, both national and multinational, as well as financial institutions, and of course, smaller firms and individuals.

Our firm has several partners and associates, and a supporting staff which includes paralegals, translators, technical specialists and administrative staff, with offices in Mexico City, Queretaro and Los Cabos.

The specialization and development of each practice area of the firm, the support provided among different areas, and the deep knowledge which we have of Mexico, its legal system, markets and industry, enables the firm to offer clients innovative, timely, and complete solutions to their needs in a very good and competitive prices.

The firm and its lawyers actively participate in various public and private organizations at an international level, which keeps us attuned to what is happening in the community and the world at large. It enables us to not only understand better and be closer to client needs, but also to participate in and have an influence upon the changes affecting them.

‘Our Law Firm believes that clients’ success determines our own. So we ensure both by collaborating with our clients to achieve their goals.’