Jose Luis Trasfi concentrates his practice on international transactional matters involving energy, infrastructure and procurement projects and all types of corporate transactions in Mexico and Latin America.

Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs, Jose Luis spent nearly five years in-house with PEMEX as in-house counsel of PEMEX Procurement International, Inc., where he led the negotiation of multiple international contracts and procurement proceedings (upstream and downstream), including in strategic offshore projects in the Gulf of Mexico.

He has also served as senior legal counsel for Mexico’s Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), where he was responsible for the administration of right of way agreements, and key legal counsel to numerous public tenders; as the chief of the International Affairs Office at the City Hall of Torreon, Mexico; and as a senior associate at Gonzalez Calvillo, S.C., where he focused on intellectual property law.

His experience in intellectual property law extends to national and international trademark and domain names disputes and registration, franchise agreements (adaptation of contracts based on US law to Mexican law) and arbitration. Jose Luis has taught comparative law courses, focused on US law, in intellectual property and corporate law at the Universidad Iberoamericana (Plantel Laguna), and has authored several articles in the US and Mexico regarding intellectual property topics.

Jose Luis also served as a law clerk at a federal court in Torreon, Coahuila (Mexico).

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  • University of Houston, LL.M., 2016
  • Universite d'Aix-Marseille, LL.M., 2004
  • Universite d'Aix-Marseille, Certificat, d’Etudes Juridiques, 2004
  • Universidad Autonóma de la Laguna, J.D., 2002


  • Texas, 2017
  • Mexico, 2002


  • Spanish
  • English
  • French
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