Elian Ávila

Senior Associate|Mexico

Elian, senior associate at Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, has represented many clients of the firm in amparo proceedings, particularly in administrative matters, in federal and local administrative proceedings before data protection, administrative, financial, energy, tax, environmental, consumer protection and aviation authorities, as well as in civil and commercial general proceedings, including bankruptcy proceedings.

Additionally, in antitrust transactions, she has participated in some of the most important cases carried out by the Firm, representing clients in all stages of the proceedings before IFETEL and COFECE. She has also been involved in investigations and immunity programs. She has challenged sanctions for alleged monopolistic practices and prohibited concentrations, obtaining favorable results.

In data protection, she has extensive knowledge and experience, including advising national and international organizations and international law firms on matters as diverse as privacy compliance, including the preparation of privacy notices, policies and procedures, development of ARCO rights request; handling data breaches; national and international data transfers and day to day data protection handling, including employee and sensitive data; as well as handling procedures before the INAI and challenging sanctions.

Professional experience

  • Associate, Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, since 2012.
  • Law clerk, Mijares, Angoitia, Cortés y Fuentes, 2006-2012.
  • Law clerk, Hogan Lovells, 2005 – 2006.


  • Data Protection Diplomat, Escuela Libre de Derecho, 2021.
  • Certificate in Data Privacy, Universidad Panamericana, 2018.
  • Legal English course, Georgetown University, 2013
  • Law School, Escuela Libre de Derecho, 2010.


  • Spanish
  • English