Mr Isaac Zatarain V

Isaac Zatarain V

Lawyer biography

With 8 years of professional experience, Isaac is an associate of the firm since 2009.

 Professional Experience: 

  • Participated in real estate operations in the tourism, hospitality, industrial, commercial and residential sectors.
  • Participated in the creation of condominium, timeshare and trusteeship property regimes.
  • Participated in diverse mergers and acquisitions of national and international companies, as well as in their financing process.

Pratice Areas: 

  • Banking and Financial Institutions, Corporate Governance, Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures, Real Estate.


  • Law Degree 2010, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California, Mexico.


  • Spanish, English


Real Estate

How to acquire real estate in Mexico: alternate investment vehicles
Mexico | 20 July 2018

Acquiring real estate in Mexico can be cumbersome and time consuming, particularly for foreign investors. The Constitution forbids foreign individuals and entities from holding direct ownership of land or waters in the geographic area known as the 'restricted zone'. However, Mexican law allows foreign individuals and entities to use a foreign trust to acquire beneficial interests in real estate that is located in the restricted zone where it is intended to be used for residential or commercial purposes.