White & Case makes major Mexican hire

White & Case has enhanced its Mexican offering by hiring corporate rainmaker Thomas Heather from leading local firm Ritch Heather y Mueller.

The hire accords White & Case one of Mexico’s leading lights in corporate. Heather advised the board of directors of BBVA Bancomer on BBVA’s $4.1bn (£2.15bn) acquisition of BBVA Bancomer. He is also chairman of the Mexican Mediation Institute.

White & Case opened its Mexico City office in 1991 and became the first law firm to practise under its own name in the country.

Heather becomes the firm’s ninth partner in Mexico.