Enrique Arellano

Managing Director, Mexico

As MD of Newland Chase’s Mexico operations, Enrique Arellano is the founder and senior partner of Enrique Arellano Rincon Abogados S de RL de CV, a law firm specialising in Mexican corporate immigration law since 1976. A recognized expert in Mexican immigration law, Enrique is a frequent lecturer, author, and consultant on various national and international immigration policy commissions. He is a graduate of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Law School, where he currently serves as the immigration specialist on the university’s board of regents’ legal committee. He is a member of the National Bar Association of Mexico; the Mexican National College of Lawyers; the National Association of Immigration Lawyers of Mexico; the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), VP Mexico Chapter 2012/2013; the International Bar Association (IBA), Chair Immigration & Naturalization Committee 2011-2013; the Alliance of Business Immigration Lawyers; and Visalaw International. He is the director of the immigration studies committee for UNAM and the 2011/2012 chair of the immigration and nationality law committee of the International Bar Association.

Enrique has published various articles and has contributed to several global publications related to Mexican immigration issues. He served as a member of the Immigration Commission for the National Development Plan during Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon’s term. Enrique has assisted over 350 multinational corporations and since 2013, he has been named among the top 15 most highly regarded individuals in his field by The International Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers.