Abogado Vancouver

Our Experts Team

Andrés Abogado


Andrés is a lawyer in Mexico and Canada and the managing partner of Abolaw, a law firm with offices in Vancouver and Mexico. He holds an LL.B in Mexican Law, a Juris Doctor equivalent issued by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada and a Masters of Law (LLM) from the University of British Columbia, with a specialization in international law. He also acts in a notarial capacity in Canada. Andrés practices in the areas of international corporate law and business immigration emphasis on foreign investment, real estate developments and regulatory compliance for Canadian companies in Mexico and Latin American countries.

Andrés has acted as counsel on a wide variety of matters, such as
drafting and settlements of international contracts, business
immigration applications, regulatory compliance, and complex
agreements between Méxican, Canadian, and Latin American
companies. He has also acted as counsel for individuals both in
the Provincial Court and the Supreme Court of British Columbia
in the application and interpretation of international treaties and
legal remedies for Mexican investors.
Andrés is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the
Vancouver Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association and the
Canada-Mexico Chamber of Commerce. He also holds a
certification as a qualified arbitrator from British Columbia
Arbitration, and Mediation Institute He acts as an external
counsel in advisory capacity for the Mexican Consulate in
Vancouver in different areas of Canadian law.

Jose Villaseñor

Senior Counsel

Jose is a tenured lawyer with over 30 years of experience as counsel and corredor publico (commercial notary) in Mexico. He has worked in many renowned big firms in Mexico City such as Basham Binge and Correa and Frost Brown Todd LLP in Cincinnati, Ohio as part of the International Department. Jose has acted in a wide range of administrative matters. His experience includes advising clients seeking to participate in Mexico through public bids or by invitation of the authorities to obtain concessions, licenses or contracts in the infrastructure sector. Jose has designed the strategies and litigated controversies of millions of dollars in

favour of companies such as Gas Natural and Gas de France, managing to avoid the execution of performance bonds for amounts exceeding USD 50 million in Mexico. Recently, Jose assisted a major construction company in closing the final payment of a public contract with the Central Bank of Mexico related to the construction of the second banknote printing factory in Monterrey, avoiding complicated litigation.

Constanza Abogado


Constanza has 35 years of experience as a government official and lawyer. From 2001 to 2010 she was Head of the Liaison Unit for Access to Public Information of the Secretary of Social and Human Development of the Government of the State of Guanajuato as well as Head of Regulatory Improvement and Government Innovation. From 2010 to 2018 she served as Legal Advisor and Special Projects in the State Commission for the Implementation of the Reform in Criminal Justice and Public Security of the State of Guanajuato, in the Technical Secretariat dependent on the three State Powers. Constanza has 13 years of experience as an independent lawyer and since 2016 she has been advising Canadian foreign companies with operations in different states of the Republic including Jalisco and Guanajuato. Her clients include Canadian real estate development companies, Canadian mining companies and subsidiaries.

Saul Navarro

Associate Counsel

Saúl is a mexican lawyer with wide experience in dispute resolution inside Mexican courts jurisdiction, having represented more than ten international companies and giving them positive and crucial results in different kind of disputes such as breachment of contracts, civil liability, costs compensations regarding force major, multimillionaire credit collection, public construction contracts and others. He was a member of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México representative team for the XIII Edition of the International Arbitration Moot by Universidad of Buenos Aires held in Peru on 2020, and coach of the representative team of such university for the XVI Edition of the International Arbitration Moot by Universidad of Buenos Aires, held in Guadalajara on 2022.

Anna Rudenko

Legal Assistant

Anna Rudenko is a professional specializing in Canadian Business Law and International Public Law, based in Vancouver, BC. From 2018 to 2020, she worked as a Legal Assistant at the Partnership "Mystetsky Maidan" in Ukraine, where she performed various legal and administrative tasks, handled mail, drafted legal documents, and maintained client relations with confidentiality. In terms of education, Anna holds a Post-Degree Diploma in Business Law from Douglas College, Canada (2020-2021), where she studied subjects such as Corporate and Financial Planning Law, Employment Law, and International Trade Law. She also earned a Master's Degree in International Law from Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania (2018-2019), focusing on areas like EU Law and International Human Rights. Additionally, she has a Master's Degree and a Bachelor's Degree in Law from Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University, Ukraine (2017-2018 and 2013-2017, respectively).