Narciso Campos Cuevas

Partner, Mexico City



Narciso Campos is part of the Global Capital Markets Practice. His practice focuses on advising financial institutions on complex regulatory matters. He also has extensive experience in banking financings, capital markets and mergers & acquisitions transactions.

His regulatory practice encompasses all legal aspects of the operations of banks and financial groups, including authorizations, corporate structures; corporate governance; treasury transactions, capitalizations and optimizations of capital; compliance, risk consolidation, controls and regulatory matters related to AML/CFT, including sanctions; annual bank evaluation pursuant to the Banking Law; product development and matters related to consumer protection; revocation and resolution processes; related party transactions; payment systems and niche bank regulation.

Narciso served as Assistant Secretary for Banking, Securities and Savings at the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit in Mexico, where he oversaw public policy related to the development, supervision and regulation of the banking sector and the securities market, including financial groups, banks, stock exchanges, derivative exchanges, broker-dealers, credit bureaus, representation offices of foreign financial institutions, mutual funds, savings and loans entities, derivatives market makers and operators and other market participants, as well as foreign exchange houses and credit unions.

He was also in charge of the interpretation for administrative purposes of financial Laws, except for Laws related to insurance and pensions, as well as in charge of the authorization, concession and revocation of matters related to financial groups, stock exchanges, credit bureaus, bonded warehouses, currency exchanges, and other entities related to the securities market.

During his post as Assistant Secretary for Banking, Securities and Savings at the Ministry of Finance in Mexico, Mr. Campos had a significant participation in the design, drafting and lobbying of the financial reform of 2014, which included modifications to 34 Laws related to the financial sector and its operations –and the issuance of a new Law to regulate financial groups.

He also participated in the design and drafting of the Mexican Fintech Law and in the design and drafting of regulation for the Infrastructure and Energy Investment Trusts (Fibra E) and the Investment Project Certificates (CERPI).

The responsibilities of his post included the design and issuance of AML/CFT rules for financial institutions, as well as the interpretation of such rules.

He is also a former chief of staff to the Secretary of Foreign Affairs in Mexico, where he played a key role in the renegotiation of NAFTA.

He began his legal career at White & Case and spent more than ten years working in the Firm's Mexico City office from 2002 to 2012, becoming a local partner in 2012, prior to joining the Mexican federal government in 2013.

Narciso has participated as speaker on diverse topics related to financial regulations, market development, anti-money laundering, financial inclusion and education at industry events of the Mexican Banking Association (ABM), the Mexican Securities Participants Association (AMIB), the Pension Funds' Association (AMAFORE) and Private Equity Association (AMEXCAP).

Bars and Courts
Authorized to practice law in Mexico
Tecnológico de Monterrey
EGADE Business School